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So what's a good time for the first wash? I've had them since late July, and I wear them probably 4-5 times a week regularly to school or when going out. I figure 6 months is probably a safe bet, which would be around January.
Also, what's the best way to actually do a wash?

When the smell becomes unbearable, it's getting cooler now so you might be able to wear a bit longer with no smell. Cold / lukewarm soak is best, search this forum.
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I'm trying to decide between a 31 and a 32 NS.

The legs on the 31 are painted on (denim leggings), and I can't get the top button fastened. The legs on the 32 are slim but not tight, and I can get all of the buttons fastened with a bit of effort.

I like the fit of the 32, but I'm worried they're going to stretch too much. For reference, I measured my waist/hips where my jeans sit, and its 35.5".
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31 ... it will stretch everywhere including your legs
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I picked up a pair of New Standards and have worn them a few times. I kept trying to figure out why one of the seams was pulling to the right and I now realize that the cut of the denim is off on the bias causing the leg to twist to the right. My problem is that it's like 45 days (went on vacation) since I purchased them and dont have the original receipt. What kind of luck have you guys had returning stuff to them with just like the credit card info and past their 30 day return policy?
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1. About Twisted legs:

It's more likely to happen on raw denim then on prewashed ones. It also depends on how tight you wear your pants, the cut and how you break them in. If you wear them for a long time without washing or soaking them, you can expect some more twisted legs.

There are people, who likes this twisted effect like seen on some old styled pics from cowboys and so on. Those people go for some straight or boot cut styles, where you can get perhaps some more twisted legs,

But still it's very difficult to forecast the amount of twisted legs anyway.
At the end it's not a fault about wrong or bad stitched pants.


2. About sizing down many numbers:

It's also a question of comfort. As an old styled man I would never squeeze my body in a thight pair of jeans. I would probably even sizee up one number and wear a belt to keep the jeans in place. But it's just my persoal style

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Just ordered a pair of the mij black petit standard from TBS. i went with the same size as my indigo petit standards. looking forward to having some darker selvedge for winter. 

 

anyone order from tres bien shop? how quick will my package get to the states and should I count on paying customs fees?

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^ I get mine within a few days after it shipped. I have never paid customs (on anything)--I'm in California.
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is apc true to size?

guess: if i wear 34" in chinos and consider them kind of tight, does 31 in apc petit standard sound about right?
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TBS is really good with their shipping. I got my stuff fast whenever I've ordered. I've also haven't had any issues with customs either.... yet. Don't go TTS on APC's. Their denim stretch a lot with wear. After breaking in my MIJ black NS's I went back to the indigo and they feel a lot looser. I could have sized down 3 and be ok. I would say typically size down 1 or 2 for PS.
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APC PS size 30, sized down 1

469

469

469

469

Worn for about a month and a half. Just soaked them last night and the stacks seemed to settle nicely. For some reason the whole right leg (thigh to below knee) is looser than the other leg. Im not sure if its that noticeable, feedback appreciated. Also if anyone has any ideas how to shrink the leg it would also be appreciated.
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APC PS sized down 1

469

469

469

469

Worn for about a month and a half. I just recently soaked them and the stacks seemed to settle a little bit better. For some reason the right leg (from thigh to well below knee) is a lot looser than the other leg. I think this is because it is my dominant leg and when walking it swings out slightly more than my left leg so there is more tension in the threads loosening it up. The soak seemed to tighten it a bit, but im not sure. Any feedback is appreciated.
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APC PS sized down 1
469
469
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Worn for about a month and a half. I just recently soaked them and the stacks seemed to settle a little bit better. For some reason the right leg (from thigh to well below knee) is a lot looser than the other leg. I think this is because it is my dominant leg and when walking it swings out slightly more than my left leg so there is more tension in the threads loosening it up. The soak seemed to tighten it a bit, but im not sure. Any feedback is appreciated.

They look kinda tight. Why did you soak them after so little wear?
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Yea I have pretty big thighs but otherwise im relatively skinny. They are tight in the thighs only, below knee is pretty loose. I soaked them to get the stacks better, I didnt lose any indigo. If anything the soak loosened up the jeans.
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I think they look good. Not too tight at all.
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So I got my first pair of APCs, the new cure, sized down 2. They're pretty awesome. The thing I don't like is the leg opening flare and the rear pocket style. Of course, I'm coming from Dior 19cm MIJs so I guess its hard to compare but do you guys normally hem that flare? I got some PS on the way so I guess ill see how that goes. And if anyone is intrested I can do a Dior vs APC fit comparison since I have some 19cms, 17.5cms, NC and PS (soon).
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