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post #1576 of 4103
Amazing, the red chambray came a whole month earlier than it's target date! That never happens! Nice work, and nice shirt!
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I just got my first pair of Gustin jeans. I have not owned any brand of selvedge jeans before, so I could use a little guidance. 

 

I'm concerned I might have bought them too big. From what I've read here, I expected the waist to be very tight at first, to the point they might be difficult to button. Instead, they feel reasonably comfortable after only two days of wear. They are just a little bit tight, but if they stretch out a full inch in the waist they might end up too big.

 

For reference, I usually wear Levi's 514s with a 32" waist. My favorite pair have a real measurement of a little over 33", not quite 33.5". They are stretch jeans, so they have a small amount of play in the waist. 

 

I ordered Gustin 101s in the slim fit cut with a 32" waist. I wasn't sure that a 31" waist would stretch enough to be comfortable. 

 

They do seem a bit larger in the thigh than my 514s. I also find the 34" inseam to be a problem, since I'm a 30" inseam and do not like the way they look cuffed. The "stacked" look that works for some guys isn't for me, as I'm short and slim and prefer a cleaner line. 

 

My primary reason for buying Gustin jeans was to get a great fit, and to enjoy the high quality denim and workmanship. I am less concerned about the fade. I'm wondering if the right move for me is to soak them in cold water, let them shrink a bit, and get them hemmed. Then they might stretch out to the perfect waist size and give me the look I prefer without the cuffs. Is that a good or bad idea?


Edited by Nick Danger - 4/5/14 at 11:39pm
post #1578 of 4103
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Originally Posted by Nick Danger View Post

I just got my first pair of Gustin jeans. I have not owned any brand of selvedge jeans before, so I could use a little guidance. 

I'm concerned I might have bought them too big. From what I've read here, I expected the waist to be very tight at first, to the point they might be difficult to button. Instead, they feel reasonably comfortable after only two days of wear. They are just a little bit tight, but if they stretch out a full inch in the waist they might end up too big.

For reference, I usually wear Levi's 514s with a 32" waist. My favorite pair have a real measurement of a little over 33", not quite 33.5". They are stretch jeans, so they have a small amount of play in the waist. 

I ordered Gustin 101s in the slim fit cut with a 32" waist. I wasn't sure that a 31" waist would stretch enough to be comfortable. 

They do seem a bit larger in the thigh than my 514s. I also find the 34" inseam to be a problem, since I'm a 30" inseam and do not like the way they look cuffed. The "stacked" look that works for some guys isn't for me, as I'm short and slim and prefer a cleaner line. 

My primary reason for buying Gustin jeans was to get a great fit, and to enjoy the high quality denim and workmanship. I am less concerned about the fade. I'm wondering if the right move for me is to soak them in cold water, let them shrink a bit, and get them hemmed. Then they might stretch out to the perfect waist size and give me the look I prefer without the cuffs. Is that a good or bad idea?

They will always stretch to original or greater if stanfordized.
post #1579 of 4103
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Originally Posted by Nick Danger View Post

I just got my first pair of Gustin jeans. 

I'm concerned I might have bought them too big. From what I've read here, I expected the waist to be very tight at first, to the point they might be difficult to button. Instead, they feel reasonably comfortable after only two days of wear. They are just a little bit tight, but if they stretch out a full inch in the waist they might end up too big.

I ordered Gustin 101s in the slim fit cut with a 32" waist. I wasn't sure that a 31" waist would stretch enough to be comfortable. 

They do seem a bit larger in the thigh than my 514s. I also find the 34" inseam to be a problem, since I'm a 30" inseam and do not like the way they look cuffed

I am less concerned about the fade. I'm wondering if the right move for me is to soak them in cold water, let them shrink a bit, and get them hemmed. Then they might stretch out to the perfect waist size and give me the look I prefer without the cuffs. Is that a good or bad idea?

That would be what I would recommend. Wash them with woolite dark, hang dry, then after wearing them to stretch them out get them hemmed.
post #1580 of 4103
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they feel reasonably comfortable after only two days of wear. They are just a little bit tight, but if they stretch out a full inch in the waist they might end up too big.

 

I also find the 34" inseam to be a problem.

 

I'm wondering if the right move for me is to soak them in cold water, let them shrink a bit, and get them hemmed.

My Gustins stretched 1" in the waist with just a few days wear. If yours are still a bit tight after two days, you are probably going to be OK. You can try pinching off 1" of the waist band, and see how it feels. If you can stand it, you might want to ask Gustin if you can exchange yours for one size down.

 

Most high quality raw jeans only come in one inseam length. Getting them hemmed is the right solution.

 

Shrinkage when soaking will be minimal, since your jeans are sanforized. You might want to maximize what little shrinkage you will get by soaking in hot water instead of cold.

post #1581 of 4103

I just got the 33 inch straight black/blue gustins. I'm afraid they are not the right size at all! They're not only tight around the waist, but throughout the whole upper area, basically my crotch, where the rise is. This is not going to stretch a whole lot, right?

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Originally Posted by BolognaFingers View Post

I just got the 33 inch straight black/blue gustins. I'm afraid they are not the right size at all! They're not only tight around the waist, but throughout the whole upper area, basically my crotch, where the rise is. This is not going to stretch a whole lot, right?

Mine felt very snug throught the whole seat and thighs and stretched out to be very comfortable now. Give it a few days.
post #1583 of 4103
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 Originally Posted by BolognaFingers View Post

I just got the 33 inch straight black/blue gustins. I'm afraid they are not the right size at all! They're not only tight around the waist, but throughout the whole upper area, basically my crotch, where the rise is. This is not going to stretch a whole lot, right?

I had the same problem when I first tried Gustin. I was used to higher rise jeans (501 STFs) and I kept trying to hike my Gustins up too high.

 

Try wearing your jeans lower on your hips. That will make more room in the crotch. It gets easier to do that as the waist and hips stretch out. This helped me.

 

If you were able to do up the buttons on the first try, you most likely have the correct size, and you shouldn't size up unless you like your jeans really loose.

post #1584 of 4103
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Originally Posted by BernieIsMyCat View Post

I had the same problem when I first tried Gustin. I was used to higher rise jeans (501 STFs) and I kept trying to hike my Gustins up too high.

Try wearing your jeans lower on your hips. That will make more room in the crotch. It gets easier to do that as the waist and hips stretch out. This helped me.

If you were able to do up the buttons on the first try, you most likely have the correct size, and you shouldn't size up unless you like your jeans really loose.

I did what BMC said, and it makes a huge difference. I was trying to hike 10" rise jeans up to the place on my waist 11" rise would normally sit. That doesn't work out too well. lol8[1].gif

To BolognaFingers, the upper area (top block or whatever the technical name is) will stretch out some over the first 6 or 7 wears. If you only tried the jeans on for a few hours, they will definitely stretch more. Only you know how tight or loose you want them to fit though. I personally don't like my pants to be real tight, so if I can button all the buttons initially, without crushing my body parts, they seem to fit okay after a few days wear.
post #1585 of 4103

Any thoughts on those 26 oz-ers?

 

I've never owned a pair of pants anywhere near that heavy, what makes them so spectacular, and why should I buy them?

 

I saw some pictures of some dudes 32 oz N&Fs and they looked fantastic, so I guess super heavy denim's got that going for it.

post #1586 of 4103
Mostly hype. I bought some unbranded 21 oz and they were a bitch to break in. They're definitely cool but I don't understand the craze for them if you're just wearing them casually
post #1587 of 4103
Well, the 26oz is possibly hype, but heavyweight isn't just hype necessarily. Heavier weight denims have a couple things going for them that I particularly love. First off, when they break in they almost feel like sweatpants most of the time. Also, they hold onto their creases really well, even when you're not wearing them, so that you get a real depth to the pair as well. But it all depends on where you're living. If I lived in Florida, I would never ever wear anything like these 26 oz. But up in New York, right now I'd love the extra 8oz of denim over my 18 oz.

I'm definitely buying, since this denim isn't just ultra-heavy, but also looks like it has a nice dark indigo color, a nice no-show-through weft (my 18oz show through isn't my favorite) and a non-slubby appearance.
post #1588 of 4103
When will the 26oz be online?
post #1589 of 4103
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When will the 26oz be online?

10am PST

post #1590 of 4103
After seeing Gustin on my Facebook ads a lot recently, I clicked on the ad to check it out. I love the business model and I plunked down on the Zimbabwe yesterday. Just my luck the funding completed today! I'm lucky that the weight of my first pair won't be too long! I can't wait!!
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