I too am curious about the APC New Standards. Unfortunately, I don't have any experience with premium/raw denim, so I'm unaware about how I would size, or compare it to some of the popular brands here for comparison.
I prefer a straighter leg jean, or a very slight taper. I posted a photo in the WAYWT thread yesterday that shows the cut that I typically prefer. It's neither "loose" nor "tight" in the thigh (approx 21" mid thigh), but there is about an extra inch of slack there that keeps it from being tight. It tapers slightly, and is straight from the knee down, with a 17" leg opening. 9" front rise, and 13" back rise, and 32" inseam (measured from back). Waist is measured at 16" straight across (I could have sized down to a 31"), and they sit at 2.5" below the navel.
My body measurements are:
Waist, 2.5" below navel: 31-31.5"
Upper thigh: 22"
Mid thigh 19.5"
I would like them to be fitted around the waist (no belt tightning required), a bit of room in the thighs, and enough room for the junk. Anybody here with similar measurements know if a 29" or 30" would be better? I'm worried that one would be too tight, while the later a little too loose around the waist.
I like how blee's look, 'cept I'd cuff instead of bunch.http://www.styleforum.net/showpost.p...&postcount=157