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post #421 of 622
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Originally Posted by djblisk View Post

Yah saving a couple of bucks is pretty worthless, albeit, Gustin is still a great deal.
I'm all for saving a coupla bucks man! Gimme the details!! I just dropped nearly a hundred on an Equus on SALE!!

Edit for fairness; it was Bakers 2 year pit tanned leather. Bit more expensive to make probably
post #422 of 622
Are people finding the waist measurements on the website fairly accurate with the final product they receive? I'm going back and forth on what size to order and this info would help.
post #423 of 622
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Are people finding the waist measurements on the website fairly accurate with the final product they receive? I'm going back and forth on what size to order and this info would help.

 

Also could you gentleman confirm if the  cuff measurements are accurate? Szie 34 straight is listed at 9" (read somewhere its more of 8") and size 34 slim is about 7.75". I may need to email gustin to change my order to a straight fit..

post #424 of 622
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I just ordered a pair of Straight Japan Standards in 34", I'm a 33" in Levis 505 and my worn in denim measured to approx 36" at the waist, so with stretch I hope the Gustins will be fine.

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Anyone know approximately how much Gustins will stretch out?  0.5", 1", more?

I have two pairs of Gustins, the Super Light 9 oz and some Italian Classics which are 14 oz (I think).

Both are a size 33.

The Super Light 9 oz. stretched out a bit more than expected. The Italian Classics 14 oz. stretched about as expected.

Sorry, but I don't have a tape measure right now (or the jeans - I'm at work) so I can't give the specifics.

In the future, I'll continue to order the standard and heavier Gustins in a 33 and the lighter (and I do mean lighter) in a 32.

For reference, my belt's middle hole is @ 35".
post #425 of 622

I got in on the first order of belts. They're ok. Nothing amazing, but ok for the money. I'd possibly get it again, which is more than I can say about the two pairs of jeans I got from Gustin. Not at all impressed by them - the hit in cut, and the multiple thread colors, aren't worth the lower price to me.

post #426 of 622
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I'm considering my first pair of Gustins, specifically the regular fit #64 Japan Classics in a 33 waist.  I've got a pair of APC New Standards in 31 that I've had for a year, or so.  I measured the waist, per the Gustin website, and came up with 35 inches across.  I'm 6ft, 166lbs.  I'm wondering if I should go with the straight fit or regular fit.....any advice?

I think you being pretty tall, the straight fit, 34 should fit you well. The slim fit is really slim.

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Originally Posted by judgeholden View Post

I got in on the first order of belts. They're ok. Nothing amazing, but ok for the money. I'd possibly get it again, which is more than I can say about the two pairs of jeans I got from Gustin. Not at all impressed by them - the hit in cut, and the multiple thread colors, aren't worth the lower price to me.

I mean my Gustin is no Samurai or The Flat Head but it sure beats out the APCs I owned. For the price, it's better quality than Unbranded and NF. What are some of the things you didn't like?

post #427 of 622
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I think you being pretty tall, the straight fit, 34 should fit you well. The slim fit is really slim.

I mean my Gustin is no Samurai or The Flat Head but it sure beats out the APCs I owned. For the price, it's better quality than Unbranded and NF. What are some of the things you didn't like?

I ended up ordering the Straight Fit Japan Classic in 33.  I found the detailed measurements for a new pair of APC NS's in size 31 and they seemed to match up pretty closely.  I'll report back upon their arrival!  Thanks for the advice!

post #428 of 622

I had a chance to visit the Gustin offices, visit the factory where the jeans are made, and talk with the founders. I saw a ton of the fabric coming up and tried on a few pairs for reference. the quality of the construction is great given that it's the same factory that makes a lot of other respected raw denim brands and the fabric is the same fabric you get when you buy from brands like naked and famous, left field, taylor stitch, etc. Those who ordered the super slubby are lucky. that fabric is pretty nuts. 

 

Fit wise, both the straight and the slim are similar in the top block with the slims tapering at the knee to a smallish opening. The straight is a true straight fit. I ended up getting a pair of the 16oz Japanese slims in a size 30. I am a true 30 in the waist and usually buy size 29 in most jeans. For reference, I wear a 29 in 3sixteen st, 29 in tellason ladbroke grove, 29 in raleighs, and 28 in rogue territory. Fit wise, it would've been perfect if they had a size right between the 30 and 29. I could fit into the 29s but it would've been a struggle for a while esp with the heavier denim. The denim itself is great. The weave is tight and it definitely FEELS like a 16oz fabric. It's super hairy and the color is a pretty dark indigo. 

 

I'll be writing a review on them on rawrdenim in a month so we'll see how these guys break in. Off the bat, they fit comfortably and compare very well to my other jeans. The only minor gripes I have are with the thin and somewhat flimsy leather patch, thin pocket bags(not sure if they'll survive since i do tend to rip pocket bags), and the front belt loops are closer together towards the button so there's almost not enough room for my belt buckle and loop on my tanner goods belt. The other details like the branded buttons and rivets, selvedge fly, lined back pockets, and red chain stitch at the hem are nice touches. 

post #429 of 622
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^^^Thanks for the input!


Anyone know approximately how much Gustins will stretch out?  0.5", 1", more?

I read it was 1 inch somewhere
post #430 of 622
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Originally Posted by JBG89 View Post

I read it was 1 inch somewhere

I read the 1" stretch in their fit guide. The link is at the footer of the Gustin website.
post #431 of 622
I have the Gustin Classic Belt. They are open to order again after selling out the first batch. At $45 it is a great value. I'm thinking of treating mine with Lexol to darken it a bit. But, I do like that it is natural so any wear takes on it's own, unique character and look.



post #432 of 622
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Originally Posted by barrelntrigger View Post

I think you being pretty tall, the straight fit, 34 should fit you well. The slim fit is really slim.

I mean my Gustin is no Samurai or The Flat Head but it sure beats out the APCs I owned. For the price, it's better quality than Unbranded and NF. What are some of the things you didn't like?

 

I didn't like the fit (they call it slim, it isn't), the obvious and somewhat gaudy selvedge placement, and the use of, what, 4 different thread colors per pair? They claim to be simple, and the cuts are "regular," but there's quite a bit of ornamentation. I'd prefer better cuts and less brand-identity details.

post #433 of 622
I have no experience with high end denim. All i know is that my Gustin jeans are head and shoulders above my 501s in terms of fabric and quality, and nothing else in this price point comes anywhere close. Unbeatable quality/ price ratio.

I just went in for a belt after seeing that they were priced very well against any of the competitors known to me.

For me, the shirts are the only items without an advantageous value/price ratio.
post #434 of 622

Meh, I like the cut of mine.  I just took my Straights to my tailor to be tapered and hemmed the other day and got to check out my jawnz in 360 for the brief fitting.  They looked pretty damn good, my opinion.  Just the right bit of sag and the thighs were slim without being painted on.

post #435 of 622
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Originally Posted by JBG89 View Post

I read it was 1 inch somewhere

I'm currently wearing a Gustin size 33 9 oz Super Lights and they've out more an inch. I'm wearing them with a 35" belt (exactly 35") and they've stretched out to the belt. I don't know if they'd stretch more without the belt to keep the stretching in check.

They've yet to get washed, so I cannot comment on how a hot wash and dryer (sacrilege to some) would shrink them back down a bit.
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