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so it's all a myth?
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Originally Posted by dan138zig View Post

so it's all a myth?

 

Is what a myth? Not really sure what you're trying to say?

 

My understanding is that the more you size down, the more you end up stretching your jeans. The more stretch, the more wear, the more damage ultimately.

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@kentope: so it's a myth that because apc stretch like crazy you should size down as much as possible?
Edited by dan138zig - 2/16/14 at 9:57pm
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There are plenty of myths, but sizing APC to where they are somewhat tight in the beginning isn't one of them... It's good advice. That advice seems to apply to most raw jeans. Every raw jean I have owned would have looked worse if I bought it a size or two bigger
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Originally Posted by dan138zig View Post

@kentope: so it's a myth that because apc stretch like crazy you should size down as much as possible?


only in the waist will jeans stretch noticeably

I think people get overly worried about buying a size that buttons up comfortably from the start because they're scared that the waist will stretch out too much and start to sag or something, but this can very easily be remedied by wearing a belt


you should always go by how they fit in the thighs and calves since those areas won't stretch all that much

now sure, as has been discussed in recent posts, the more you size down the more you're gonna force the denim in the legs to stretch

but if you buy something that fits skintight to begin with then they're not gonna magically stretch out to a form-fitting slim fit just because you wear them often

they WILL stretch of course, but they'll still ALWAYS be tight (just less so than when they were new)






so in short disregard the waist (as long as you're not over sizing it) and just go by how the legs fit

the legs from the get-go are how you should want them to be

you can try to size down if you're in between sizes but note that stretching in the legs is almost negligible
post #12546 of 12799
I got the APC petit standards today. I sized down 2 sizes to a 27 from my waist (29) and i could button them up all the way, theyre actually perfect around the waist, they also fit well in the seat, the issue is the legs / thighs are too tight, leg opening taper is alittle too skinny...so what are my options? i definitely need the jeans to be slim fit yet have some space in the legs so should i size down 3 to a 26 in new standards? maybe trying sizing down 1 on the petit standards? the thing is for the petit standards the waist and seat is perfect for me with a 27 and if i get a 28 it will be too big in the waist and seat.
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Then PS is not for you. You should try NS in 27 first. It'll still be slim, don't worry. I was actually surprised, I thought NS was gonna be loose and flary.
post #12548 of 12799
New standard or petit standard... Which is slimmer
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PS
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Looking to buy my first pair of A.P.C. jeans in the next month or so.

Wanted to get some opinions on denim weight though.

 

The jeans will be my primary ones or this spring/summer. I live close to Toronto, where summers can get up to 40 degrees C with humidity, so I don't want a denim that is too heavy.

 

What weight do people tend to wear? I know 12/12.5oz is pretty standard, but I was wondering how it feels in the hot summer I am trying to find a lighter model, perhaps 8-10oz., but I am concerned that the lighter denim won't have the same look that a 12 or 14.oz will.

 

Any words on the matter would be greatly appreciated! 

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Originally Posted by dan138zig View Post

Then PS is not for you. You should try NS in 27 first. It'll still be slim, don't worry. I was actually surprised, I thought NS was gonna be loose and flary.

thats what im going to do is get the new standard in 27
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Originally Posted by Eric Michael View Post

Looking to buy my first pair of A.P.C. jeans in the next month or so.
Wanted to get some opinions on denim weight though.

The jeans will be my primary ones or this spring/summer. I live close to Toronto, where summers can get up to 40 degrees C with humidity, so I don't want a denim that is too heavy.

What weight do people tend to wear? I know 12/12.5oz is pretty standard, but I was wondering how it feels in the hot summer I am trying to find a lighter model, perhaps 8-10oz., but I am concerned that the lighter denim won't have the same look that a 12 or 14.oz will.

Any words on the matter would be greatly appreciated! 

look should always come before comfort. but seriously, 12.5 oz is not that hot.
Edited by dan138zig - 2/17/14 at 7:58pm
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Originally Posted by misterburns View Post

I got the APC petit standards today. I sized down 2 sizes to a 27 from my waist (29) and i could button them up all the way, theyre actually perfect around the waist, they also fit well in the seat, the issue is the legs / thighs are too tight, leg opening taper is alittle too skinny...so what are my options? i definitely need the jeans to be slim fit yet have some space in the legs so should i size down 3 to a 26 in new standards? maybe trying sizing down 1 on the petit standards? the thing is for the petit standards the waist and seat is perfect for me with a 27 and if i get a 28 it will be too big in the waist and seat.

 

I'd do at least 2 down.  I wear 3 down on PS.  My waist measurement is a tad over 32".  I wear a 29 in my multiple pairs of PS.  Starts pretty tight, but in a couple of weeks everything is dialed in.  If you want space in the legs, then PS is not for you. :)

 

The PS fit is ideal for a runner or a cyclist... slim body type, but not disproportionately muscular nor overweight.  Just being honest.

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I'm skinny with long legs. PS make my legs look like pencils.
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Hey everyone. Hopefully someone can help me. I got my APC's in September and have washed them twice. The first time was simply because they were bagging too much and almost falling off my waist suddenly, and the second time was because I felt they needed it. However, when I pulled them out of the dryer (mistake?) they had strange creases generating from around the crotch area running down the leg diagonally to the hem. Its really noticeable and much more faded than the rest of the jeans. Both legs have it with the left leg much more pronounced. Is there anything I can do to fix this or am I f*****? Would rewashing them and letting them air dry help at all? Should I bathe in them for a while? 

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