So, lately I've been looking at my jeans and I hate them all. They're all pretty much cheap Levi's 501s, and really I think they are just terrible.
Figured, I'd make the foray into raw denim and from reading around here, it seems there's support for APC as a sort of "newbie" jean that's good quality (also saw Naked and Famous?)
I've been looking a the New Standards but saw there were some issues with sizing? I wear Size 32s, and those are comfortable right on. What I'm not sure is whether I should size to 31 or 30? I noticed on Need Supply, they said to do two sizes down, but the model is wearing a size 31 (and he is usually 32, it says on the site? http://needsupply.com/raw-new-standard-59016.html), and the fit looks comfortable and sort of what I'd like to go for. So that's why I figured I'd ask.
Also, far as I understand, I should soak in the tub with them when I first get them. Hang them up till damp, and then wear them around for a few hours while they're damp to break them in? I don't plan to baby them, since I'll probably wearing them a ton, and have set aside a little budget for a new wardrobe so will purchase two more if I like them. Is that a good procedure? I'll probably be washing them once every 3 weeks to a month, if not a bit more. So I'm not major worried about creating great fading or creases, that's a little advanced for me right now.
Will constant washing shrink them back? I figure dry them hanging up rather than throw them in the dryer, is the best bet?
Finally, is there any place to pick these up in Canada that the duties/customs won't be horrible? Or is Need Supply sort of the way to go?
Damn, sorry for the rant guys. Thanks in advance