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Is the brand pronouned "aye-pee-see" or since the company is French, "ah-pay-say"?
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Is the brand pronouned "aye-pee-see" or since the company is French, "ah-pay-say"?

English speakers all call it the former, I suppose if you were speaking french though, then the latter...
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Uh, I feel like an idiot for even asking this... but someone please help with sizing recomendation...

I wear a 28 in most normal pants and non-raw jeans...

I have Slim Jim's in a 29 and they're a bit too loose. I have Slim Jim's in a 28 and they're snug and comfy, slim but not too tight. This is the final fit I want...

I have New Cure's in a 28 (no sizing down), but after 5-10 wears they're still tight at the calves, and I've got diaper butt already... they're just not a good cut for me. I like slim but these feel too "hipster/rocker" look... I prefer the SJ's straight leg.

So should I get NS's in a 27 (size down 1 from normal and Slim Jim's), or 26!? (down 2. I've tried them on, could barely button them up, but they did just about make it.). PS - I wear my pants at the waist, no sag. And... I don't wear them "hard", prolly once a week, maybe twice.

Mucho Thankious
I would go down 2 from your Slim Jim size.
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Master-Classter, I'd say go with the 26 if you can bear waiting a bit until the waist stretches. I wear the same size as you in Slim Jims and I went to a 26 in NS without a problem of them being too tight in the long run. My 2 cents. Hope that helps a little!
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I would go down 2 from your Slim Jim size.
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Master-Classter, I'd say go with the 26 if you can bear waiting a bit until the waist stretches. I wear the same size as you in Slim Jims and I went to a 26 in NS without a problem of them being too tight in the long run.
Cool, thanks for the input guys. I'm 5'6 125 lbs if that helps explain... still, it just seemed almost insanely small as a size number (26!). PS - my understanding is that this problem of diaper butt with skinny calves is pretty characteristic of New Cures... is that true? Is this "antifit"?
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I went to the APC store in NYC bent on buying New Cures. My waist size is 31, but the sales woman recommended I size down to 30, which I tried on different models, but unfortunately was not available for the New Cure. She then suggested that I try on the women's New Cure, and that I size down as much as possible, and much to my surprise I ended up buying a women's 28 I could barely button them at first, but after wearing them for 4 days they have definitely stretched out a lot and fit like men's 31. A couple of questions for APC veterans: Are there any differences between the men's and women's New Cure aside from waist size availability? The fit seems pretty unisex to me, and the picture in the APC website is exactly the same for both. Does the cardboard-like stiffness go away with wear, or are they meant to stay that way?
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PS - my understanding is that this problem of diaper butt with skinny calves is pretty characteristic of New Cures... is that true? Is this "antifit"?
Not really. It sounds like you just have no ass. Not an uncommon problem.

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Are there any differences between the men's and women's New Cure aside from waist size availability? The fit seems pretty unisex to me, and the picture in the APC website is exactly the same for both.
It's just sizes. I believe the women's sizes have one less button on the fly (3 instead of 4) due to the lower rise, but the fit is the same.

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Does the cardboard-like stiffness go away with wear, or are they meant to stay that way?
I'm guessing these are your first pair of raw denim? To answer your question, yes, they start out stiff and soften with wear.
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PS - my understanding is that this problem of diaper butt with skinny calves is pretty characteristic of New Cures... is that true? Is this "antifit"?

Skinny calves yes. Anti-fit is a bit of a slouchy, sagged look- if it resembles a diaper though...... thats a good indication you have no ass.
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Question about sizing down When you guys say to size down do oyu just mean just because of the vanity sizing or to size down from when you achieve the proper size ie: If I wear 28 waisted pants normally do I get the APC 26 because thats equivelant to the 28 or to get a 24 because its a real size 26 which is a size down from a real 28
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^ Both. You need to size down to account for both vanity sizing and stretch. If you have a measured 28" waist, you could wear size 24, 25, or 26, depending on the fit you prefer.
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Question about sizing down

When you guys say to size down do oyu just mean just because of the vanity sizing or to size down from when you achieve the proper size

ie: If I wear 28 waisted pants normally do I get the APC 26 because thats equivelant to the 28 or to get a 24 because its a real size 26 which is a size down from a real 28


^^ So if (like me), you wear 28 pants in everything, then you have an actual 30'' waist. The sizing down is automatically 2 (for vanity adjustment), plus 1-3, depending on your preferences. If you only go one more, then you'll get a 27, which will stretch to a 28-29 by the end, so a bit loose. If you get a 26, they'll be super tight at first but will eventually stretch to a slim 28. ("Total" of 4 down)

Sizing down 1 more is done, but will be maybe not so slim, many regret this. Most people would go for the 26 in your position. A few daring people go for the 25, but I wouldn't recomend it and most wouldn't either.

I'm in exactly the same boat and will get a 26. I tried them on and could just get them buttoned up so they should stretch out to be like a normal slim 28 pants within a few weeks.
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It's just sizes. I believe the women's sizes have one less button on the fly (3 instead of 4) due to the lower rise, but the fit is the same.

The women's pair I have has 3 buttons, and so does the following picture of presumably men's new cures- http://www.contextclothing.com/item.php?id=29. I'm still a bit unsure about the difference in rise, mine feel normal rise, yet I emailed APC and haven't heard from them

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I'm guessing these are your first pair of raw denim? To answer your question, yes, they start out stiff and soften with wear.

I've been wearing a pair of raw Nudie's for over 3 years and don't recall them being that stiff at first.

Thanks for your answers though
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Originally Posted by vncrz View Post
The women's pair I have has 3 buttons, and so does the following picture of presumably men's new cures- http://www.contextclothing.com/item.php?id=29. I'm still a bit unsure about the difference in rise, mine feel normal rise, yet I emailed APC and haven't heard from them



I've been wearing a pair of raw Nudie's for over 3 years and don't recall them being that stiff at first.

Thanks for your answers though

My 29 NC has 4 buttons (3+ top).

APC is notoriously starched, it was literary a piece of cardboard when I first got it.

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Originally Posted by Master-Classter View Post
^^ So if (like me), you wear 28 pants in everything, then you have an actual 30'' waist. The sizing down is automatically 2 (for vanity adjustment), plus 1-3, depending on your preferences. If you only go one more, then you'll get a 27, which will stretch to a 28-29 by the end, so a bit loose. If you get a 26, they'll be super tight at first but will eventually stretch to a slim 28. ("Total" of 4 down)

Sizing down 1 more is done, but will be maybe not so slim, many regret this. Most people would go for the 26 in your position. A few daring people go for the 25, but I wouldn't recomend it and most wouldn't either.

I'm in exactly the same boat and will get a 26. I tried them on and could just get them buttoned up so they should stretch out to be like a normal slim 28 pants within a few weeks.

Remember this rule is for NS only. Sizing down 3 on NC would be instant death.
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anyone know where i can find their navy mac coat in small? can't find that one anywhere.
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looking to try one of thes new standards on tomorrow. i wear a levis 514 30x30 that fits pretty well but could use a slight taper in the leg, so a ns that accounts for vanity sizing as well as stretching would be a 26 right?
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