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Hey all

I did do a search but wanted to still ask (since these will be my first expensive, good quality jeans and my first foray into selvedge denim)

 

I measured most of my low quality jeans. They are a size 36 / 19" (actual measurement) waist. I have a pair of 36 APC New Standard (still with tags). The waist is 18" and it fits me fine - no trouble buttoning. I was wondering which size APC New Standard's you all would recommend. Should I go for the 35 or 34? I'm not skinny so I'm kind of afraid to go for the 34! But I also don't want to spend $175 and have jeans that don't fit well!

 

I can return the ones I have!

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated!


Edited by wigglr - 7/23/12 at 12:26am
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Originally Posted by wigglr View Post

Hey all
I did do a search but wanted to still ask (since these will be my first expensive, good quality jeans and my first foray into selvedge denim)

I measured most of my low quality jeans. They are a size 36 / 19" (actual measurement) waist. I have a pair of 36 APC New Standard (still with tags). The waist is 18" and it fits me fine - no trouble buttoning. I was wondering which size APC New Standard's you all would recommend. Should I go for the 35 or 34? I'm not skinny so I'm kind of afraid to go for the 34! But I also don't want to spend $175 and have jeans that don't fit well!

I can return the ones I have!

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

how do the legs fit now? going down a size or two will make the legs narrower, and they dont stretch as much as the waist does.

Take a look at the size chart on contextclothing.com, and compare the measurements of the 35 and 34 to your existing jeans, and decide if the narrower legs will work for you. The waist will usually stretch 2 to 3 inches, likely more with a larger size, since theres more denim to stretch.
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^ max, how do you find the overall fit of your 29 ns compared with the 28s you have? the leg fit on my 28 is perfect but the waist/hips are getting uncomfortable when i sit at my desk for long periods. i was thinking of getting a pair of 29 next.

fwiw i got only 2" stretch out of the waistband, don't think they will give any more
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Edited by robinsongreen68 - 7/23/12 at 4:42am
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how do the legs fit now? going down a size or two will make the legs narrower, and they dont stretch as much as the waist does.
Take a look at the size chart on contextclothing.com, and compare the measurements of the 35 and 34 to your existing jeans, and decide if the narrower legs will work for you. The waist will usually stretch 2 to 3 inches, likely more with a larger size, since theres more denim to stretch.

 

The legs are pretty good with the 36. I wouldn't be too happy with a 34. Context clothing says the measurements for everything are exactly the same for the 35 and 36...

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Originally Posted by robinsongreen68 View Post

^ max, how do you find the overall fit of your 29 ns compared with the 28s you have? the leg fit on my 28 is perfect but the waist/hips are getting uncomfortable when i sit at my desk for long periods. i was thinking of getting a pair of 29 next.
fwiw i got only 2" stretch out of the waistband, don't think they will give any more Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

my 28's are super old and have stretched quite a bit, because I kept wearing them as I slowly put on weight, so they may be stretched more than the average pair of 28's. Additionally, my 29's probably only have about one solid week of wear on them so far. The 29's feel a bit roomier in the legs than the 28's, the 28's are very close everywhere, where the 29's have a bit of wiggle room, if that makes any sense, but in pictures imo they look about the same, fit-wise.

for example, my 28's before i washed them: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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my 29's the other day: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Looking at your pictures, you've got some room in the legs, but if its tight in the hips and waist, i think your best bet would be to go up a size, unless you want to try stretching the waistband more on yours (which I did at one point when I got to big for my 28's... I soaked the waistband and then jammed textbooks in the waist and let it sit overnight. I got a little slack out of them that way).

worst comes to worst, you could get 29's, and if they're too big in the legs, any half-decent seamstress could do a slight taper down the selvege line from the hip.


Just to add some more confusion... at one point I bought a pair of 31 PS when i could no longer button my 28 NS, probably about a year ago, and comparing them to 28 NS, they had quite a bit more room in the top block and thighs, rise was about the same I think, maybe a bit lower, and they were slightly narrower in the calf than the 28 NS (i let the calf out about 1/4" measured flat so they fit the same as the 28 NS from the knee down).

this is how they fit when I weighed about 20lbs more than I do now.
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They pretty much all look the same in pictures imo, the differences will probably only be noticed by you when you're wearing them.
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The legs are pretty good with the 36. I wouldn't be too happy with a 34. Context clothing says the measurements for everything are exactly the same for the 35 and 36...

Their charts are probably the most accurate i've found on the internet, but they still aren't perfect. The 35 will be a bit narrower in the legs than the 36 though. The waist is probably going to stretch out an inch or two, maybe more if there's pressure on the waist when you sit or move. If you're happy with that, and dont mind that you may need a belt in the future to stop them from slouching down a bit when they eventually stretch out, the 36 could work fine for you. Otherwise the 35 may be a good bet. Worst comes to worst, if you return the 36 to try some 35's and dont like the 35's, you're just out some time and shipping costs. Which i think is worth it to get the right fit on some jeans you'll probably be wearing for quite a while.
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^ thanks mate. think i might just size up, if the leg profile is not too much bigger.
others seemed to be saying that a 29 ns would end up pretty baggy on a 32" waist. yours look good on you though.
Edited by robinsongreen68 - 7/23/12 at 10:00am
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Thanks, max! I am sending the 36s back and I placed an order for 35's from NeedSupply (w/ 10% discount)

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What size petite standards you guys suggest if I wear a 29 weird guy? I have 28 new standards but I'm not use to the bigger leg opening.
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Did you size down on the wG? I didn't on mine and I got a 27 PS. Context has also changed their size chart so I would have a place measure out a pair after figuring out what size to get. My 27 is actually the 28s on context.  But if your a 31 waist, I'd go for the 30's if context charts are correct, if its still the old measurements where they're vanity sized by 2 I'd get 29's.

 

Here's my PS new, I've got a little room in the thighs since I'm really skinny

 

700

 

 

Here's how my 29 WG fit. Never really stretched.

 

700

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700

 

NS day zero.  thighs are tight. waist is perfect.  This is my first pair and I'm not sure what to expect.  Will these be fine once the thighs stretch out?

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I'm going to go with yes, but it's hard to tell. Thighs aren't going to stretch out a ton but they will stretch. Just have to be patient and give it time. I would recommend wearing a belt at all times, especially for the first few weeks as the waist is very prone to stretching. Wear them high up like in your picture, then every 2-3 weeks loosen the belt and drop them a bit, until you reach the point wear you want them. That will help loosen the thighs too.
 

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How much would you guys recommend hemming the NS? I personally prefer pretty well hemmed pants (for chinos/work pants, etc). I usually am roughly a 29" inseam. Should I go 30 or 31?

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depends where you want the hem to hit...
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depends where you want the hem to hit...

 

What do you mean

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if you hem them at 31'', they will hit lower than a 30'' hem. So if you want them shorter then 30, and if you want them longer 31.
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