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i have been out of the APC game for many years but i soak every pair of jeans before first wear.
you are going to soak (and shrink, even if only a little) eventually, so why not get it over with.
if you spend time in most of the other denim threads (momos, samurai etc) this is the standard approach.
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I'm truly pissed at this. Has anyone any ideas of anything similar? I know the Samurai 5000VX (?) are a bit more relaxed but I don't have that kind of doe to drop.

gustin might be worth a look in the same price range.
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All,

 

I don't have any APC, i would like to acquire some jeans. Are they TTS? I'm usually a size 30 waist, 32 length. Where would be the best place to buy for a guy in living in Canada? Should I wait for the sales?

 

Thanks,

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Lol TTS... Read through many pages of this thread and you will end up confusing yourself big time. First, they are vanity sized I believe by 2 waist sizes. So if you are 30, the tagged 28's would measure out to 30. Then you have to account for stretch. Many people say their jeans stretched by about 1-2 waist sizes. So your 28's would fit like 31's or 32's after a month or two of wear. I would say that's the general feeling I got from reading many many many pages of this thread. Then there is the issue of thigh sizing. Also what kind of fit do you want? New Standard is slim straight. Petit Standard is skinny. Petit New Standard is in between. There are a couple of other cuts. My particular pair of jeans ended up shrinking and never stretching back out again after soaking. This isn't a big deal to me, and I think most people say that their jeans stretch back out.

 

What I did is I went to my local Nordstrom and tried on several pairs of New Standards and Petit Standards. The PS's were so damn tight my balls couldn't breathe. The New Standards looked like baggy ass potato sacks on my legs. I decided I wanted PNS's without ever having tried them on or seen them in person. I went to eBay and bought them for about $10 off retail with free shipping. This isn't the best deal and you can certainly shop around and wait until better sales come around.

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Great info, thx!

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Originally Posted by tropics View Post

i have been out of the APC game for many years but i soak every pair of jeans before first wear.
you are going to soak (and shrink, even if only a little) eventually, so why not get it over with.
if you spend time in most of the other denim threads (momos, samurai etc) this is the standard approach.


those japanese brands are usually unsaforized, hence the need for a soak

as to why it's better to not soak before even wearing them, you lose indigo (important for high contrast fades) and you lose rigidity (which is conducive to better fading in general)
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Should I be hemming my jeans before the fades start to come in? If I decided to hem later, wouldn't the knee fades be off from where my knees actually are.

Also, would a soak mess with the fadez later or is that just with a wash?

I was thinking about hemming from 34" to 30" which would be my natural inseam length.

I'm assuming you wear them uncuffed?

you should hem them before the fades start coming in, yes, otherwise the faded areas (on the calves and maybe knees, anyway) will be off due to all of the prior stacking
Edited by masshi - 5/2/14 at 8:36pm
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those japanese brands are usually unsaforized, hence the need for a soak

my momotaros are all sanforized. i soak them because i don't want a surprise when i eventually have to wash them.
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as to why it's better to not soak before even wearing them, you lose indigo (important for high contrast fades) and you lose rigidity (which is conducive to better fading in general)

i know it goes against the APC group think but i don't agree with any of that. what happens after you eventually do a soak / wash and everything shifts?
get it out of the way, and beat the hell out of your jeans, they will still fade great.
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none of what I said has anything to do with apc in specific

it's just common sense:

- more indigo = darker jeans = higher contrast fades

- the more rigid the jeans are = better defined creasing = more dramatic fades


the "shift" that results from shrinkage due to soak is negligible

they might still "fade great" if you soak them from the get-go but they won't look as good as they could've
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So when I hem them after a soak should I still leave a bit of leeway in case the first wash shrinks it even further?

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hello..
I have an APC sizing question..
so, I usually wear a 31 waist in jeans, and the APC store in London recommended I purchase a 28 in the new standard. I have worn them about 30 times, but they are still REALLY tight in the waist and thighs..uncomfortably so...

have I sized wrong or will they become comfortable/stretch over time. I have read about 30 pages of this thread but am losign my sanity

any advice appreciated
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You sized down too much. I'm 31 in everything, for my Petit Standards I sized down 2 and it's been a perfect fit for a year now. If possible, get yourself a size 29.
Some will tell you that EVENTUALLY your current pair will stretch out and fit well, but the quick and rational solution is to size up.
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How does APC footwear size again? I'm looking at some Chelseas (US 11) wondering if I can fit one size lower than I usually wear (US 12).
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Originally Posted by Fahrenheit View Post

You sized down too much. I'm 31 in everything, for my Petit Standards I sized down 2 and it's been a perfect fit for a year now. If possible, get yourself a size 29.
Some will tell you that EVENTUALLY your current pair will stretch out and fit well, but the quick and rational solution is to size up.


thanks..
I'm getting frustrated with APC, as this is the 3rd time I have tried (and failed!) to get the sizing right. I would have thought sizing in-store would have been a safe bet, but a 28 when I usually wear a 31 seems WAY too tight.

I will have to try a 29, or I was considering to even go 30!

thanks
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