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post #2191 of 4093

Whatever your waist size is, go up two inches for the belt.  I'm a 33/34" waist, and the 36" fits me perfectly.

post #2192 of 4093
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Originally Posted by devastitis View Post
 

Whatever your waist size is, go up two inches for the belt.  I'm a 33/34" waist, and the 36" fits me perfectly.

this is what I thought might be best.   

post #2193 of 4093

Stll trying to find a good home for a pair of Green Wefts, size 36 straight cut.

post #2194 of 4093
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Originally Posted by TactileOne View Post
 

Stll trying to find a good home for a pair of Green Wefts, size 36 straight cut.

Ah, if they were 34...

 

If you put them up on ebay for what you paid, it would probably sell very quickly. 

post #2195 of 4093
Got a pair of the naturals in a 32. I can get them buttoned but the hips are uncomfortably tight. Any shot at them stretching an inch or so with wear or should I just sell them?

These are also my first pair of gustin and i really dislike how the leather patch is so thick and fully connected. Anybody cut the side stitching to put a belt through?
post #2196 of 4093
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Originally Posted by runyourchain View Post

Got a pair of the naturals in a 32. I can get them buttoned but the hips are uncomfortably tight. Any shot at them stretching an inch or so with wear or should I just sell them?

These are also my first pair of gustin and i really dislike how the leather patch is so thick and fully connected. Anybody cut the side stitching to put a belt through?
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Originally Posted by runyourchain View Post

Got a pair of the naturals in a 32. I can get them buttoned but the hips are uncomfortably tight. Any shot at them stretching an inch or so with wear or should I just sell them?

These are also my first pair of gustin and i really dislike how the leather patch is so thick and fully connected. Anybody cut the side stitching to put a belt through?

I think they will stretch. Give them a day, don't let them get dirty and if they're not comfortable you'll make your money back on eBay.
post #2197 of 4093
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Originally Posted by runyourchain View Post

Got a pair of the naturals in a 32. I can get them buttoned but the hips are uncomfortably tight. Any shot at them stretching an inch or so with wear or should I just sell them?

These are also my first pair of gustin and i really dislike how the leather patch is so thick and fully connected. Anybody cut the side stitching to put a belt through?

 

I've only got one pair of Gustins so far, and they have definitely stretched an inch or slightly more. My guess is that yours will end up as a perfect fit. It took mine at least a week, wearing them every evening after work, before they really started to stretch out. I'd suggest that you not be too hasty with selling them. 

post #2198 of 4093
Thanks for the info guys.
post #2199 of 4093
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Originally Posted by Nick Danger View Post
 

 

I've only got one pair of Gustins so far, and they have definitely stretched an inch or slightly more. My guess is that yours will end up as a perfect fit. It took mine at least a week, wearing them every evening after work, before they really started to stretch out. I'd suggest that you not be too hasty with selling them. 

This is solid advice.   A week, even after work, and I think you'll be glad you waited.  It is not just that they fit okay, but they might feel as if they have contoured to your body.  It's a quality product.  

post #2200 of 4093

I just got the notice via email that "The Heavy American" is up to be backed. 

 

Yes, I backed it.  

 

Can anyone help me with this Gustin addiction?  The Japan Oxford, which I recently backed, got funded today and for someone who doesn't normally wear jeans to work, this is getting out of control!  

 

The Heavy American:  is this one of those harsh, starchy rough and tough type of denim?  

 

I have the very heavy from Gustin, which is 18 ounces, but is very soft.  I wear it to work, and will wear it more often, as the softness gives it a bit less casual appearance.  It is very comfortable. 

 

I think the heavy starch, rough hand, is very appealing, perhaps due to my childhood in the '70's.  

 

I know The Twenty Six may not surface again, though they should have the 23 ounce offered again.  I am hoping for a very stiff, very rough denim that takes serious work to break in.  I find the breaking in process to be a lot of fun. 

 

Anyone know if The Heavy American is a stiff, rough jean?  

 

Also, from knowledgeable Gustin customers: 

 

It would be interesting if you listed some of your Gustin jeans and the characteristics and appearances of such.  It would make for fascinating discussion. 

post #2201 of 4093

Some of my impressions of the Gustins I have thus far:

 

1.  The Natural:  12.75 ounces of denim without indigo, I find these to be comfortable from the start, off white in appearance and is a perfect summer jean.  I do have the Japan Summer (lighter) on order, but the 12.75 Naturals are light, yet still feel substantial enough for me.  They look great with lighter color shoes such as brogues just as they do with boat shoes and athletic shoes.  They are not white, nor really close to being white, and do have a 'natural' look to them, and the contrast when worn with a shirt of significant color is something special.  Reds and blues look great with The Natural.  Heading to a picnic or barbecue, I will look nice.  For New Englanders, cuffing them a bit and wearing them with dark leather sandals, and a linen shirt will go nicely at the beach.  I have Mephisto sandals that look nice with them.  Straight cut. 

 

2.  The #17 Super Heavy    At 18 ounces, and with a tight weave, these will be nice in the coming winter.  They are remarkably soft, and felt comfortable almost from the time I put them on.  They have a dark color and make take me quite some time to get distinct fades, especially since I rotate jeans and am not trying to blister anything into serious fades.  The color appears uniformed, in that they are less casual in appearance.  They look really nice with boots.  I have worn them with Trickers Stow and with hiking boots.  They seem to be more of a "I can wear them at work" jean type.  Straight cut.  I think that they will do really well when the cold, Maine winter winds blow.  

 

3.  The Okayama Standard   At 14.5 ounces, I could barely get this rough jean on me.  Within 2 days, the fit was perfect.  These are a rugged and starched jean that is now beginning to show some nice fades.  This was my first Gustin and I thought, upon trying them on, that I must have blown the size measurement.  They easily gave a full inch in the waist within the first few days.  Before getting them hemmed, I washed them and hung them but while still damp, I wore them for about an afternoon, including outdoors while doing some gardening.  The fit is as if made to measure.  I am trying to decide which Gustin is my "beat up" jean, that is, one in which I would play outside with kids, do gardening, and overall beat the heck out of, but I can't decide.  I like them all enough to keep nice.  These appear to be well suited for some serious fade marks on the dark indigo.  This is why I might make them my "beater" pair. If this is the 'standard' or basic Gustin jean, the quality is something special.   Straight cut. 

 

4.  Gustin #46 "Broken Weave   12.5 ounces  I got these from ebay, and these were my first "slim fit", which felt a bit weird for me, but my wife thought they looked great on me.  I got them from a seller who did not soak them before hemming, so they got too short and I sold them to someone 2" inches shorter than me.  These had a dress look to them, and looked great with Oxford button down shirt and Allen Edmonds boat shoes.  I put them up on ebay, got what I paid, and backed the Japan Sumer to replace them with something in the slim cut.  I only had these a few days, so I cannot comment much, but they were nice.  

 

What I Have Backed:

 

1.  The Zimbabwe  (which should ship this week).  These I hope to use for dress up jeans.  I am curious as to the zimbabwe cotton. This was my first backing of Gustin, back in March.  

 

The Japan Summer  -light weight for the short summer, these will be my slim cut jeans. 

 

The Heavy American   -just backed today, as I have been waiting for this to be offered,  and just love heavier denim.  I backed it as soon as the email came out, and since I started writing this post, it's already hit 10%.  

 

The One Six  -(for my wife)  I think she will have fun breaking them in.  

 

The Japan Blue Oxford Shirt --I ordered this when they said it was in stock.  $69 for a quality oxford shirt sounds like a good deal.  

 

What I Hope For 

 

1.  The Twenty Six.   I don't know if the Gustins will land this denim, but I am hopeful.  I am guessing that once they ship, a few will be immediately for sale on ebay with an at least  50% or more mark up, due to rarity and immediate shipping.  The 23 ounce, at the same price of The Twenty Six, is my second choice, should the Twenty Six not be available.  The Twenty Six is like my holy grail of jean search.  It takes precedence over anything else.  I look forward to the reviews when these are finally shipped.  No shipping date yet given.  I am hoping they are about as rough as denim gets and will have the fun challenge to break them in.  Me versus 26 ounces of denim, mano a mano:  it would be even more fun to get a pair for my wife and let us face off and get it on!  

 

These funded in 14 minutes, I believe, so it will be tough to get them when offered (if found), so I will gladly settle for the 23 ounce heavyweights.  

 

2.  The Red Chambray     It looks beautiful and the color would be great with dark jeans. I'll know more about the size after I get my first Gustin shirt in this week.  The blue oxfords were in stock.  

 

3.  Black Jeans...I'm not sure which pair, as i continue to look to other readers for opinions.  

 

4.  The RainbowID       I know its up but I have to wait until funds allow.  It looks like the kind of indigo that might fade quickly and easily.  I'd actually get these hemmed making them out to the store in San Fran, just to get the nice looking selvedge cuff appearance. It looks like a lighter color and might be fun.  Its a mid-weight, which is nice.  

 

5.  The Unknown  I am going to want lots of others, especially when others weigh on on this thread of what they have come to love.  The limit will be money!   Perhaps some chinos?  Trucker jacket?  

 

I have a pair of Made in the USA jeans that were under $50, and are about 12 ounces, that I have been using for "beat up" work outdoors, playing with kids, etc.  They are only a year old but look like they are going to not last all that much longer, as they have gotten very thin in spots.  At the time, I did not know about raw denim, and it felt good to get them Made in the USA, but they are not anywhere near the quality of these Gustin jeans 

post #2202 of 4093

thanks for the insight oldguy ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

post #2203 of 4093
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Originally Posted by Oldguy View Post
 

The Heavy American:  is this one of those harsh, starchy rough and tough type of denim?  

I have the Heavy Americans, Okayama Standards, and a few others. The Heavy Americans have a softer feel than the Okayama Standards in spite of their heavier weight. The Okayama Standards have a unique color with a slight green tinge, and a wonderful texture. They also have a crisper feel which may lead to higher contrast fades. The Heavy Americans look and feel like standard Cone Mills denim, but the heavy weight feels great, especially when it's cold. Mine have been slow to fade but are extremely durable. If you want to broaden your jeans rotation, or are on a budget, then you can't beat the Heavy Americans. They are the best value in $81 jeans anywhere.


Edited by BernieIsMyCat - 5/26/14 at 8:31pm
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I also have a pair of the heavy americans and the okayama standards and I agree with what Bernielsmycat said. The heavy americans, although heavier, were a lot comfier and easier to break in than the okayamas. I did a presoak on the heavy americans before I started wearing them and they're breaking in nicely.

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Originally Posted by cmerenuge View Post
 

I also have a pair of the heavy americans and the okayama standards and I agree with what Bernielsmycat said. The heavy americans, although heavier, were a lot comfier and easier to break in than the okayamas. I did a presoak on the heavy americans before I started wearing them and they're breaking in nicely.

Is the Okayama Standard about the ruggedest of the Gustins?  (I exclude the Twenty Six and 23 ounce, since we don't know yet).  

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