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post #8941 of 12963
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Originally Posted by skitlets View Post

Yes, vanity sized. For example, my PS 28 measured 30" brand new, 15" across. It now measures about 15.5 - 16 across. The amount of stretching seems overstated. I really don't see how people are getting 3+ inches of stretch in the waist.

1) Sagging
2) Buying them 2-3 smaller then their waist
3) No Belt,
4) Soak n Wear
post #8942 of 12963
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Originally Posted by TauKappaEpsilon View Post

After struggling with PS sized down two for four months, I finally said fuck these and bought a pair of TTS NS.  Fit is noticeably better.  I don't know why anyone would ever buy skin tight jeans.

Also, on a side note, for people who want to buy the "correct" size jeans, APC says to size down no more then 1.  For if you are typically a 30, but a size 29.

If you have stockier legs, why did you buy the PS in the first place? And to be honest those TTS NS will be way too big at the waist in under 6 weeks of wear.
post #8943 of 12963
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Originally Posted by stevent View Post


If you have stockier legs, why did you buy the PS in the first place? And to be honest those TTS NS will be way too big at the waist in under 6 weeks of wear.


I actually have very, very small skinny legs.  I'm 6' and 125lbs.

 

I'm not worried about them stretching for two reasons.  One, because they aren't tight to begin with so they probably won't stretch (if there isn't pressure being applied in an area, that area won't stretch). And two, I'll throw them in the dryer every few weeks.  I'm not to concerned about fades or anything like that, so my thinking is if i don't wash them, only dry them I will still get some fading but the pants will become a much softer denim.

post #8944 of 12963
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Originally Posted by TauKappaEpsilon View Post



I actually have very, very small skinny legs.  I'm 6' and 125lbs.

I'm not worried about them stretching for two reasons.  One, because they aren't tight to begin with so they probably won't stretch (if there isn't pressure being applied in an area, that area won't stretch). And two, I'll throw them in the dryer every few weeks.  I'm not to concerned about fades or anything like that, so my thinking is if i don't wash them, only dry them I will still get some fading but the pants will become a much softer denim.

Why get APCs if you're gonna put them in the dryer? Something like THVM for $40 works just as well. Similar cut, dark color and everything.
post #8945 of 12963
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Originally Posted by stevent View Post


Why get APCs if you're gonna put them in the dryer? Something like THVM for $40 works just as well. Similar cut, dark color and everything.


What exactly is wrong with putting them in the dryer?  The water/washer is what takes the color away.  The dryer doesn't do anything except soften the denim.  Like I said, I had PS for 4 months and tried everything with them.  They were my "experimental" denim if that makes sense.  

post #8946 of 12963
Dryer gives you awkward streaky "fades" along the denim that cannot be reversed
post #8947 of 12963
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Originally Posted by TauKappaEpsilon View Post



What exactly is wrong with putting them in the dryer?  The water/washer is what takes the color away.  The dryer doesn't do anything except soften the denim.  Like I said, I had PS for 4 months and tried everything with them.  They were my "experimental" denim if that makes sense.  
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Originally Posted by 13k View Post

Dryer gives you awkward streaky "fades" along the denim that cannot be reversed


You want to soften your denim, then why not buy washed denim to start with? One of the main draws of buying raw is to be able to customize your own fades and wear. Washing / drying will remove/distort most of those fades. And as 13k mentioned, it'll give you weird fades.
post #8948 of 12963
russ24 size down 1 fit will look bad in about 6 months.
post #8949 of 12963
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Originally Posted by crosswound View Post

russ24 size down 1 fit will look bad in about 6 months.

Hu? I usually buy 30 waist and stretch them to something like a 31-31.5 in jeans. The pair pictured are ps 27s. I sent them back. Ordered 28s. Im not sure what you are saying?
post #8950 of 12963
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Originally Posted by Quinn123 View Post

The only tricky part is the vanity sizing. For example if you were a true waist size 30, and to size down one would be size 29. If you were buying New Cures, since they are vanity sized, a tagged 28 is actually a 30 inch waist, so one more down would be tagged 27 would be actual size 29. I got these measurements from Context. Is this how the sizing works?

You know it is december when ups comes at 8pm...I just popped open the box and resisted just putting them on and measured them.

New Cure

Size 29
Waist: 15'' (30'') CONTEXT Clothing shows 31''
Rise: 9.75'' CONTEXT Clothing shows 9.75''
Thigh: 10.5'' CONTEXT Clothing shows 10.75''
Knee: 7.25'' (14'' from crotch) CONTEXT Clothing shows 7.75'' (I don't get 7.75'' unless I go up to 8.5'' from the crotch)
Opening: 7.25'' CONTEXT Clothing shows 7.25''

I know that different pair of pants might have slightly different measurements but to me using the instructions on the Context site to measure the Waist, Thigh and Knee all come up SMALLER than they list.

Another observation is that the smallest width on the pants isn't at the opening-- 17'' down from the crotch is 7''

I'm not sure if APC changed the measurements on the NCs since Context first measured but to me SZ 29 is really a SZ 30 (not 31 as Context shows)

So unfortunately these will have to be returned. I think a size 30 should work for me.

(btw I'm 5'10'', 142lbs and normally a size 31 in most pants)
post #8951 of 12963
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Originally Posted by wrinklefree View Post

You know it is december when ups comes at 8pm...I just popped open the box and resisted just putting them on and measured them.
New Cure
Size 29
Waist: 15'' (30'') CONTEXT Clothing shows 31''
Rise: 9.75'' CONTEXT Clothing shows 9.75''
Thigh: 10.5'' CONTEXT Clothing shows 10.75''
Knee: 7.25'' (14'' from crotch) CONTEXT Clothing shows 7.75'' (I don't get 7.75'' unless I go up to 8.5'' from the crotch)
Opening: 7.25'' CONTEXT Clothing shows 7.25''
I know that different pair of pants might have slightly different measurements but to me using the instructions on the Context site to measure the Waist, Thigh and Knee all come up SMALLER than they list.
Another observation is that the smallest width on the pants isn't at the opening-- 17'' down from the crotch is 7''
I'm not sure if APC changed the measurements on the NCs since Context first measured but to me SZ 29 is really a SZ 30 (not 31 as Context shows)
So unfortunately these will have to be returned. I think a size 30 should work for me.
(btw I'm 5'10'', 142lbs and normally a size 31 in most pants)

Why don't you try them on at least? It may fit?
post #8952 of 12963
Oh yes I did try them on and looking down at the dark narrow leg openings I was getting claustrophobic even with the pants at my calves. My thighs are ~20'' but maybe larger since i felt maybe 0.5'' wiggle room. To me they looked like leggings in the thighs. From the knee down was not too bad.

But the killer was the waist as it seemed 1.5''-2'' too small. I'm familiar with the waist stretch as I have some RJBs from Self Edge and those seemed to have stretched about 1.5'' for me (they are now about 1'' too big).

So my hope is that with SZ 30 and 1.5'' stretch and a slightly larger thigh width might be perfect.

Also on a related subject I got the MR Porter APC Blue cords sz 30 (50% off) and those measure 15.5'' (31'') for the waist. But that is a different cut obviously.
post #8953 of 12963
Context's measurements are pretty bad, not sure why everyone refers to them with such blind trust.
post #8954 of 12963
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Originally Posted by stick View Post

Context's measurements are pretty bad, not sure why everyone refers to them with such blind trust.


agreeed. this was the reason why i held off for so long on getting a pair of NS. once i actually tried on a pair, i realized how far off context's measurements are. 

post #8955 of 12963
So guys... is the measurement at context bigger than what it is ?
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