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post #7876 of 10340
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Originally Posted by gaseousclay View Post


but you haven't provided anyone with your true measurements, other than you wear a 33 in Unbranded. We don't know you're true waist size or the measured waist size of your Unbranded jeans (not the tagged size). measuring your best fitting jeans and comparing them to G's fit guide is the best way to go rather than ask for sizing recommendations.

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post #7877 of 10340
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I looked at their fit guide, but nonetheless every companies fit is a bit different and I've never worn Gustins before so I still wanted to get an idea of how it compares to give me a more real life idea rather than just looking at a bunch of numbers.

 

Same size or go up 1, assuming your talking Slim or Skinny.

post #7878 of 10340
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Originally Posted by gaseousclay View Post


but you haven't provided anyone with your true measurements, other than you wear a 33 in Unbranded. We don't know you're true waist size or the measured waist size of your Unbranded jeans (not the tagged size). measuring your best fitting jeans and comparing them to G's fit guide is the best way to go rather than ask for sizing recommendations.


Why would you need my measurements? All I'm asking is if they're similar? It's not necessary to even know my waist size. All that needs to be said is "I wear a 40 in UB and I also wear a 40 in Gustin." or "I wear a 29 in UB but to have a similar waist fit in Gustin I wear a 30."  

 

.....That all being said I measured my waist at 34.5." I am currently losing a small amount of weight. For most people I don't think that is something that should be counted on but in my case I don't seem to ever have a problem consciously dropping or adding  small amounts of weight. I figure their 33 will actually be 33.5," will stretch a .5" and I my waist will be down a .5" by the time they arrive. Sound right?

 

Although I've been a long time member of Gustin's site I have only visited sporadically until recently because I knew I would soon be in the market for a new pair of raws. I didn't realize the sea blue was one of their more common runs. I'm honestly a little surprised, but works out well for me as it's one of the ones I liked more going through their past campaigns. Can anyone tell me how much and how quickly or slowly they fade or possibly post pics of a worn pair. I realize that since the warp and weft are the same color it's probably nothing dramatic but I'd still love to know.

post #7879 of 10340
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Originally Posted by CanadaCal View Post
 

 

Same size or go up 1, assuming your talking Slim or Skinny.


I usually wear straights. My last pair of UB's was a 304 and I thought the legs were pretty large around so when I just recently ordered another pair from them (which hasn't arrive yet) I opted for slim. On the Gustins, from their fit pics they look like all their cuts are fairly slim so I was planning on going with regular straights.

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Originally Posted by SomeJerk View Post
 


I usually wear straights. My last pair of UB's was a 304 and I thought the legs were pretty large around so when I just recently ordered another pair from them (which hasn't arrive yet) I opted for slim. On the Gustins, from their fit pics they look like all their cuts are fairly slim so I was planning on going with regular straights.

 

Yes, this is true about Gustin.  They don't have anything like a boot, relaxed, or loose cut and even their straight is fairly slim.

 

The Gustin straight specs are a true straight leg with moderate width legs and a fairly tight top section.  If you get lucky they sometimes have a bit of taper in the "straight" legs but that's a deviation from the specs and not guaranteed.  I measure the knee and leg opening of each pair to make sure they are at or below spec rather than above spec as they can look a bit sloppy.

 

Gustin's slim is very slim with knees and leg openings that are quite narrow.  These may compare to skinnys in some brands.  I have a few pair of these to wear when I want to be trendy with the slim jean look.

 

I don't own any Gustin skinny's so I'm not sure how they fit but I can imagine its VERY tight.  No thanks!

 

Many of us have wished for Gustin to add something between the straight and slim, maybe with a bit of leg taper but not so tight as the slim.  Gustin responded by reducing the spec on the straight leg opening and that is definitely an improvement.

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Originally Posted by SomeJerk View Post
 


Why would you need my measurements? All I'm asking is if they're similar? It's not necessary to even know my waist size. All that needs to be said is "I wear a 40 in UB and I also wear a 40 in Gustin." or "I wear a 29 in UB but to have a similar waist fit in Gustin I wear a 30."  

 

.....That all being said I measured my waist at 34.5." I am currently losing a small amount of weight. For most people I don't think that is something that should be counted on but in my case I don't seem to ever have a problem consciously dropping or adding  small amounts of weight. I figure their 33 will actually be 33.5," will stretch a .5" and I my waist will be down a .5" by the time they arrive. Sound right?

 

Although I've been a long time member of Gustin's site I have only visited sporadically until recently because I knew I would soon be in the market for a new pair of raws. I didn't realize the sea blue was one of their more common runs. I'm honestly a little surprised, but works out well for me as it's one of the ones I liked more going through their past campaigns. Can anyone tell me how much and how quickly or slowly they fade or possibly post pics of a worn pair. I realize that since the warp and weft are the same color it's probably nothing dramatic but I'd still love to know.

 

:facepalm:

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This is my concern as well- I've backed the Heavy American but am still deciding on what size to get.  I'm new to raw denim, and based my measurements off the Gap 1969 (straight fit) that fit me pretty well, if not a little loose.  Is anyone of a similar size who can help? Below were taken based off Gustin's measuring guide:

 

Waist- 36 (little loose now)

Front rise- 10.5

Thigh- 22

Knee & Cuff- 16

 

All the pictures of the straight fit look pretty slim to me, and the slim picture looks nearly identical in my opinion.  Based on the chart, it seems that 35 slim would be the best option?  What's throwing me off is that I would still have some room to spare, which I find hard to believe.

 

If anyone can offer further insight, I'd appreciate it. 

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by mountainman3520 View Post
 

 

Yes, this is true about Gustin.  They don't have anything like a boot, relaxed, or loose cut and even their straight is fairly slim.

 

The Gustin straight specs are a true straight leg with moderate width legs and a fairly tight top section.  If you get lucky they sometimes have a bit of taper in the "straight" legs but that's a deviation from the specs and not guaranteed.  I measure the knee and leg opening of each pair to make sure they are at or below spec rather than above spec as they can look a bit sloppy.

 

Gustin's slim is very slim with knees and leg openings that are quite narrow.  These may compare to skinnys in some brands.  I have a few pair of these to wear when I want to be trendy with the slim jean look.

 

I don't own any Gustin skinny's so I'm not sure how they fit but I can imagine its VERY tight.  No thanks!

 

Many of us have wished for Gustin to add something between the straight and slim, maybe with a bit of leg taper but not so tight as the slim.  Gustin responded by reducing the spec on the straight leg opening and that is definitely an improvement.

post #7883 of 10340


Finally got my #17 heavy slate chinos hemmed. Love these pants!
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Looks kinda like jeans - how's the texture
post #7885 of 10340
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

Looks kinda like jeans - how's the texture

Very much like jeans, which matches Gustin's description on the campaign. It has a similar hand to a coarse denim but softer...and then obviously it's a chino pattern.
The heavy weight makes them nice tonight!
post #7886 of 10340
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post
 

 

:facepalm:


If you think I am saying something stupid than by all means explain it and educate me.

post #7887 of 10340
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Originally Posted by ASNY2VA View Post


You should trust the Gustin sizing guide. I've found Gustin to be within +/- 0.5" most of the time. Pick the size and cut that centers the most important dimensions of your favorite pair of jeans you are trying to match.

Be realistic that the +/- 0.5" tolerance could go either larger or smaller. If you can't center all the numbers in an available size/cut then go up or down a size based on if it's more important to you that the jeans fit snuggly and you are okay with less comfortable break in, or if you are okay with them more loose and want a more comfortable break in.

Also I think the slim feels and looks much more tight compared to straight than it looks in the Gustin photos. Try one of each and you'll see what I mean.
post #7888 of 10340
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Originally Posted by SomeJerk View Post
 


Why would you need my measurements? All I'm asking is if they're similar? It's not necessary to even know my waist size. All that needs to be said is "I wear a 40 in UB and I also wear a 40 in Gustin." or "I wear a 29 in UB but to have a similar waist fit in Gustin I wear a 30."  

 

.....That all being said I measured my waist at 34.5." I am currently losing a small amount of weight. For most people I don't think that is something that should be counted on but in my case I don't seem to ever have a problem consciously dropping or adding  small amounts of weight. I figure their 33 will actually be 33.5," will stretch a .5" and I my waist will be down a .5" by the time they arrive. Sound right?

 

Although I've been a long time member of Gustin's site I have only visited sporadically until recently because I knew I would soon be in the market for a new pair of raws. I didn't realize the sea blue was one of their more common runs. I'm honestly a little surprised, but works out well for me as it's one of the ones I liked more going through their past campaigns. Can anyone tell me how much and how quickly or slowly they fade or possibly post pics of a worn pair. I realize that since the warp and weft are the same color it's probably nothing dramatic but I'd still love to know.


So, the best way for people that don't have that exact pair of jeans from Unbranded to help you is to advise you the way they did. 

If you measure a pair of your best fitting jeans the same way that the Gustin fit guide measures jeans, it is your absolute best way of guaranteeing the fit. (assuming Gustin hits their mark)

There was no animosity here, I can guarantee it. In fact, the guy was really trying to help you help yourself. 

post #7889 of 10340
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Originally Posted by SomeJerk View Post
 


If you think I am saying something stupid than by all means explain it and educate me.


I wear a 36 in many brands including Tellason, taylor stitch, levis, etc.  I wear a 37 straight in Gustin.  I figured that out by measuring my best fitting pair of jeans using the same method they show you with pictures even.  It led me to the conclusion that my true waist size is between 37-38.  Multiple people here have chimed in to say that their step by step guide worked great for them.  Putting their method in practice yourself will be more accurate and valuable than relying on varying experiences from others.  You can account for your personal preference and know your measurements are accurate (take the guesswork out of it and nail it the first time). 

post #7890 of 10340
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Originally Posted by gaseousclay View Post


G's funding model works to an extent. I initially thought it made more sense for them to run their campaign's like Taylor Stitch, that is, run a campaign for a specific amount of time but allow customers to continue to fund items well past the 100% mark, or until the time runs out. The problem that Gustin runs into is that they can only procure a finite amount of fabric for each campaign, so once they hit 100% you can't back an item anymore. It's efficient but it also frustrating for people who wanted an item but missed out.

I think G should have most of their customers wants/needs figured out by now, especially with denim. heavyweight stuff sells fast, but so does unique lighter weight stuff. they still need to work on the QC issues they've been experiencing but my guess is they're only dealing with small percentages and maybe think it isn't important. I think they should also change things up a bit and offer new stuff. I like their trucker and think it's well made, but I think they're starting to hit diminishing returns on this item. Right now they're just throwing whatever fabrics they can think of in trucker format and seeing what sticks.


I'm new to Gustin and backed a jean (in early Dec) that will be delivered in sometime in Feb.  I have no problem with that; I understand that the model requires wait time.  But I'm not going to order another pair (although I've seen other jeans I would have backed) until I'm sure of the fit.  I would be nice if they had some basic items (like their most basic jean) available all the time so new customers can figure out the fitting.  

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