Originally Posted by aj_del
In a fit of madness I just ordered a FH 1001. This will be my fist premium jeans. The only raw jeans I have experienced till now are APC and N & F.
How different is the fit from APC NS.
Am I supposed to soak them before wearing ?
Originally Posted by Asch
Yes, you should give them a hot soak before wearing. They are unsanforized.
The 1001/3001 is slimmer in the thigh and seat than an appropriately sized APC NS, but does not taper as much below the knee. The rear pockets on the 1001 are higher and closer together than on the NS (i.e., the opposite of anti-fit). Be aware that Flat Head denim is not as stretchy as APC's, so if the 1001s are skin-tight in the thigh for you after a soak, you may have problems getting them to stretch out enough for you.
Originally Posted by mlyngard
Second Asch's review. Man, comparing those to APC is an exercise in apples to oranges. You're in for a world of awesome new experience. You'll look at your APC like they're made of plastic wrap in a few weeks. You'll never go back.
I'd just add that the -01 series have a nice wider-hipped top block (esp. compared to the APC). It makes total sense in a week or two of wear, but you'll experience some initial hip-flare until that softens up. It's a great fit right away though. Stretch is moderate. Denim stays crisp and develops an amazing vertical slub texture by month 2. You'll see why FH fans are so devoted.
Also, both my BSP and 5001 had a distinct second shrinking once washed after the initial first hot soak. Double-soaking before wear may not get all the shrink out. Suggest a spin in the washing machine after a few weeks to take care of this. Does wonders for the fit and denim. Trust me on this.
Also - do not under any circumstances adhere to the 6-month no-wash hype with these. Great fades come to those who wash regularly.
I'm excited for you!
So, my Flat Heads landed yesterday. Initially they were huge and the inseam was almost never-ending.
I soaked it for a half hour and then put it to dry inside out. After it dried I soaked it again and dried it again. The jeans shrank significantly and now the jeans fit me everywhere except the top block. The thighs are a bit snug but not a problem. The waist fits me well though I could also do with .5-1" tighter at the waist as well.
The only area where I see a problem is the crotch and ass which I feel is loose. The jeans have a little extra cloth in the front and the ass is also a little looser than I like.
Any thoughts ..