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Originally Posted by digga View Post

The front rise on my 29 new standard is about an inch longer than the front rise on my size 30 weird guy.  I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that the rise on a 30 new standard is probably also about an inch longer than the 30 weird guy, maybe a little longer.

oh.. that's weird. my 28 NS measures about 9.5 whereas my 28 WG measures just a hair under 10. possibly different models of the WG might have different measurements? 

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Originally Posted by ThArtOfWardrobe View Post

I just got my new standards hemmed and think I went a bit too short. They are a little more than a half inch from touching the floor behind my heel when I stand barefoot. Has anyone tried stretching them lengthwise? If so how did you stretch them and did you have any luck?

 

I'm a little nervous because I've read that they will shrink a half inch after washing or soaking. I haven't washed or soaked them yet and have only had them for a month. 

 

Thanks.

i think best chance of getting them stretched is when they are wet. 

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Originally Posted by Dirty Denim View Post

Personally speaking i love when a hem falls a bit short. It looks good with a nice shoe and a sock that pops. But thats just my style

This is fine for trousers, definitely not so with denim.
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Originally Posted by Dirty Denim View Post

Personally speaking i love when a hem falls a bit short. It looks good with a nice shoe and a sock that pops. But thats just my style

 

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Originally Posted by bik2101 View Post

i think best chance of getting them stretched is when they are wet. 

 

Thank you

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Yes they will shrink with a wash. Can you get the hemmed part reattached? Like Dirty Denim said, some people like that look and pull it off. I personally can't. If you soak and then tug on the legs while wet that could help to stretch them out. But no guarantee they stretch further than what it has already been hemmed to. Post some pics and let's see if it's bad or looks good

post #11346 of 12957

Hey!

 

I'm a loyal Diesel wearer but am finally joining the raw denim trend. Problem is, I'm not really sure of my size because I'm a bit all over the place. I bought a pair of A.P.C. New Standards in a 30 waist but am afraid they'll stretch too much. Below are my sizes in some of my other jeans I wear:

 

Diesel Safado 0885K - 29

Diesel Safado 0661D - 29

Diesel Zatiny 0073N - 31

Diesel Zatiny 008XR - 30

 

I have a pair of 7's in a 31, a pair of Rock n Republic's in a 31 and a pair of Earnest Sewn "Hitch" jeans in a 31. 

 

I have more of a slim athletic build (but with no ass) so Safado's fit me fairly well. (slim, straight, but not skinny), but I know the waist size is a lot smaller than what I wear in my other jeans. 

 

Any ideas if I should size down again on my A.P.C.'s since they are known to stretch a lot or if I should be good w/ the 30's? 

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Thanks for offering your help. Hear are some photos. Let me know what you guys think.



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The front shot doesn't look short at all. The back shot looks just a tad short but I think its the angle of the pic u took
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I can't recommend APC denim.
I wear my second pair of NS at the moment and they are only ~9 months old.
They have been washed for maybe five times and already fall apart around the crotch.
The fabric is fraying heavily and a thread has broken.
I experienced the same with the first pair, though I have to admit it had to withstand a lot of tension because it simply was a little too small.
No pair of jeans has ever fallen apart for me as quickily as those two APCs have and the jeans I owned previously both got worn a lot more than the APCs and have been cheaper.
In my opinion APC denim is not worth the money asked for.
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Crotch issues are mainly a personal issue. Iv never had a crotch blow out regardless of how tight they are. If u are someone that has issues with this then u should expect it with certain cuts regardless if they are well made or not
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I have bought and worn jeans of various mainstream fashion brands for almost two decads now and not a single pair has ever fallen apart at the crotch area.
In fact I threw away all my previous pairs after several years of wear because the colors were washed out, not because they had holes or broken threads to them.
The only fraying I ever encountered prior to buying APC was at the hem, because as a teenager I thought it was cool to wear pants that were too long for myself and I constantly stepped onto them.
APC sells their denim at a premium pricepoint, thus I expect them to offer premium quality, which they are not.
They are made in China/Macau just like every other fashion brand which retails at half or a thrid of the price.
Their cut is good and I like the color the fabric is dyed to but they are no more robust, or even inferior to cheaper alternatives.
I am neither willing to wear pitted jeans nor to throw away a piece of clothing of that price after less than a year of wear.
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Originally Posted by Louis XIV View Post

I have bought and worn jeans of various mainstream fashion brands for almost two decads now and not a single pair has ever fallen apart at the crotch area.
In fact I threw away all my previous pairs after several years of wear because the colors were washed out, not because they had holes or broken threads to them.
The only fraying I ever encountered prior to buying APC was at the hem, because as a teenager I thought it was cool to wear pants that were too long for myself and I constantly stepped onto them.
APC sells their denim at a premium pricepoint, thus I expect them to offer premium quality, which they are not.
They are made in China/Macau just like every other fashion brand which retails at half or a thrid of the price.
Their cut is good and I like the color the fabric is dyed to but they are no more robust, or even inferior to cheaper alternatives.
I am neither willing to wear pitted jeans nor to throw away a piece of clothing of that price after less than a year of wear.

These New Standards are easily the best looking pair of jeans I have ever owned. The fit is perfect, the colour is beautiful and they are beginning to show some character.  

 

However, after six months I had crotch blow-outs (on both sides), holes in the back pockets (from my iPhone) and found that the inseam was beginning to come apart in various places. 

 

Granted, I have now worn these almost every day for nine months and never washed them, but I haven’t worn them (as they say) “hard”. Much cheaper jeans have held up better under greater abuse. 

 

But I guess this isn’t the point of A.P.C. denim; they’re designed to be the best looking pair of jeans you can buy. Because they look so great, and most of the denim still has a *lot* of life left in it, I’m going to spend some money having them fixed up—but I suspect I’ll probably pick up some Albams next. 

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This is just a general raw jeans question, but if I bought a used pair of raws (4-5 wears, no wash, no fade), should I soak prior to wearing them?

 

On a similar note, I have a pair of Nudies that I was given before I knew about raw jeans (I was just told not to ever wash them). I never soaked them prior to wearing them though, so should I soak them? I was dumb and had them hemmed to my normal jean size (as I said, I was unaware about raw jeans). I'm worried the soak will shrink them to the point that I cant wear them!

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Every pair of raw denim should be given an initial soak. If the threading is cotton it helps tighten up the stitching. But aside from that you're going to have to wash them eventually so why wait to find out they don't fit? They do stretch out too, and apcs tend to do this a lot.
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