Out of the three, I'm most willing to sacrifice my mini-crusade against faded dye.
Any ideas? Thanks a lot.
I have the same problem. Your best bet is to try 3sixteen or Taylor Stitch. I'd say go with Taylor Stitch, it's cheaper and same shit. Both jeans are roomy in the thighs, unfortunately there isn't much of a taper in either. So next I'd suggest bringing it in to a tailor to get it tapered.
So I went to try on some APCs today, spent an hour there because I really wanted to get the perfect fit. I tried the most popular fits which I'll talk a bit about:
APC New Standard: Very comfortable but the fit was a bit too loose. I have big thighs and calves but this was just a bit too much fabric. LIke the above comment, they're not tapered so I put these aside.
APC Petit New Standard: These were way too skinny. I had to size up a size from the other APCs and then it was quite nice. They were slim and I wouldn't mind getting one of these.
APC Petit Standard: These hit the nail on the head. I'm normally a size 30 so I tried on the size 30 and they were just right. But everyone knows APCs will stretch so I tried on the 29. I managed to get all the buttons done up which is pretty good but they were really really tight. The guy helping assured me that they will stretch to fit around my legs and that I should go with the 29. I managed to sit down on a chair even though almost half the back of my jeans were about to slip off. I think when I'll go with the Petit Standard size 29.