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Originally Posted by justinkapur View Post


Definitely some great insight! Are your epaulets in 8.5 a bit roomy? I take 10 in epaulet, 43(10) in CP. I'm guessing would take the same in Gustin, however I have a slightly wider/flat foot. Wonder if it'll be as good. The No8 are the ones I really am after


I am a 8.5D TTS, and tried size 8 in Epaulet and it was too tight, so 8.5 was perfect for me.  41 (8) CP and size 8 Gustin I think is almost identical, so you should be good with size 10 in Gustin.  If the width works fine for you in CP/EP, then Gustin should be fine; width I would say is similar between all 3 makers, but a touch roomier in Gustin/CP IME.

 

Also, the Horween color 8 is great, you'll love them!

post #7907 of 10343
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@BenLeaman seems to have raised the bar. haha

 

He sure did, but your reply was exceptional!  And I'm also still a huge fan of the @bkotsko Trumans.

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Thanks and agreed!  I'm a fan of @bkotsko in general, but his shell Vibergs are my personal favorite

post #7909 of 10343
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He sure did, but your reply was exceptional!  And I'm also still a huge fan of the @bkotsko Trumans.

 

 

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Thanks and agreed!  I'm a fan of @bkotsko in general, but his shell Vibergs are my personal favorite


You guys are way too kind.

Thank you.

post #7910 of 10343
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Originally Posted by Medoc View Post
 


I wear a 36 in many brands including Tellason, taylor stitch, levis, etc.  I wear a 37 straight in Gustin. 

Are you talking about Levi's raws? Not trying to use this to figure out any sizing issues for myself, I will take everyone's advice and follow their fit guide, I'm just curious. I'm just really surprised because I would think Levi's would use vanity sizing. I'm pretty shocked that bumping up one size is all it took.

 

 

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Not all jeans are created equal. In fact, they're all different. With that said, I also have a 34.5" waist and currently wear Gustin's 34 slim. G's fit guide lists their 34 slim @ 34.5". I own 4 pairs of 34 slims and can tell you that only 1 of those pair came out at exactly 34.5"....the other 3 measure out at 34". The thing is, the 34" waist actually works for me because I've lost weight as well. I have a pair of denim from another brand that come out to 33.5" and they're nut crushers. I don't know that I would trust sizing down to a 33 unless you're confident you'll shed more weight

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Thanks. Now I'm really torn. It sounds like I should maybe go for the 34, but if it comes in at 34.5" and then stretches to 35" and I lose a little weight and  my waist 33.5" (it actually measures more like 34.3" right now) I'll have some really loose jeans. That being said I'm not a large man to start with, more muscular, so even with losing some weight my waist may not necessarily shrink that much and if I order a 33 that actually comes in 33" , I'll probably barely fit into them even after some stretching and weight loss.  : /

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Thanks. Now I'm really torn. It sounds like I should maybe go for the 34, but if it comes in at 34.5" and then stretches to 35" and I lose a little weight and  my waist 33.5" (it actually measures more like 34.3" right now) I'll have some really loose jeans. That being said I'm not a large man to start with, more muscular, so even with losing some weight my waist may not necessarily shrink that much and if I order a 33 that actually comes in 33" , I'll probably barely fit into them even after some stretching and weight loss.  : /

IMHO - start with the thigh measurement 

I've had very little success getting any meaningful stretch in the thighs, and nearly every pair of denim I've purchased and had to part with was due to issues in the thigh. 

 

The waist can be a bit more forgiving - If the waist is .5" too big than you can always hot soak and most fabrics (IMHO) will shrink up. Conversely, if you're looking at denim that's <14oz than it's probably a safe bet that you'll be able to get >1" of stretch at the waist if needed - just make sure you can button them all the way up. 

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I wear a 36 in many brands including Tellason, taylor stitch, levis, etc.  I wear a 37 straight in Gustin. 

Are you talking about Levi's raws? Not trying to use this to figure out any sizing issues for myself, I will take everyone's advice and follow their fit guide, I'm just curious. I'm just really surprised because I would think Levi's would use vanity sizing. I'm pretty shocked that bumping up one size is all it took.

 

 

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Originally Posted by gaseousclay View Post


Not all jeans are created equal. In fact, they're all different. With that said, I also have a 34.5" waist and currently wear Gustin's 34 slim. G's fit guide lists their 34 slim @ 34.5". I own 4 pairs of 34 slims and can tell you that only 1 of those pair came out at exactly 34.5"....the other 3 measure out at 34". The thing is, the 34" waist actually works for me because I've lost weight as well. I have a pair of denim from another brand that come out to 33.5" and they're nut crushers. I don't know that I would trust sizing down to a 33 unless you're confident you'll shed more weight

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Thanks. Now I'm really torn. It sounds like I should maybe go for the 34, but if it comes in at 34.5" and then stretches to 35" and I lose a little weight and  my waist 33.5" (it actually measures more like 34.3" right now) I'll have some really loose jeans. That being said I'm not a large man to start with, more muscular, so even with losing some weight my waist may not necessarily shrink that much and if I order a 33 that actually comes in 33" , I'll probably barely fit into them even after some stretching and weight loss.  : /


That's why it's better to go with an established brand over Gustin. Gustin is a good starter brand for raw/selvedge denim but there are other affordable companies out there that aren't plagued with QC issues. Check out Naked & Famous, United Stock Dry Goods, etc

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That's why it's better to go with an established brand over Gustin. Gustin is a good starter brand for raw/selvedge denim but there are other affordable companies out there that aren't plagued with QC issues. Check out Naked & Famous, United Stock Dry Goods, etc

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I think a ~.5" tolerance is pretty standard honestly and have jeans that cost 3x what most Gustins do that sewed up with that type of variance in multiple places. Hell, I have slacks that sewed up w/ that type of variance at the waist. Its my belief that the only way to really successful mitigate that is mass machine production and fabric that's ubiquitous enough for such production levels.
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That's why it's better to go with an established brand over Gustin. Gustin is a good starter brand for raw/selvedge denim but there are other affordable companies out there that aren't plagued with QC issues. Check out Naked & Famous, United Stock Dry Goods, etc

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I think a ~.5" tolerance is pretty standard honestly and have jeans that cost 3x what most Gustins do that sewed up with that type of variance in multiple places. Hell, I have slacks that sewed up w/ that type of variance at the waist. Its my belief that the only way to really successful mitigate that is mass machine production and fabric that's ubiquitous enough for such production levels.

The issue with G's model is that customers have to wait 2 months before finding out if their product fits. There may be variances with other more expensive brands but with some he can at least try on before purchasing.

I'm not trying to knock Gustin. I'm very pleased with the stuff I bought from them. I have the Japan One Sevens, Blue 17's, Cone Superlights and American Standards. The American Standards are my current beater jeans that i bought off of Grailed. The cuffs were out of spec - one measures 7.5" and the other 7.75". Had I bought them from G they would've gone back, but right now I'm the only one that notices the bad hem. Doesn't matter though as I enjoy putting them through the ringer. The fades are just starting to show after a little over 3 months of regular wear.

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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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Go over your measurements with their fit guide and see if there's anything that works for you in their stock store? Worth a try and then you can back items with confidence.

 

 

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The issue with G's model is that customers have to wait 2 months before finding out if their product fits. There may be variances with other more expensive brands but with some he can at least try on before purchasing.

 

 

Well this is basically, what I was suggesting.  But instead of some random stuff they may have left over, they could have just a few common items available permanently.  In essence, a mini-store within the overall sourcing model.  The items would be something that they know they have reliable/plentiful access to material and manufacturing.  By having something that can be sampled and fitted right away, it may help in getting new customers to try the brand.  Obviously, this would not need to apply to non-sized items like the wallets.

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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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Originally Posted by BenLeaman View Post


Go over your measurements with their fit guide and see if there's anything that works for you in their stock store? Worth a try and then you can back items with confidence.

 

 

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Originally Posted by gaseousclay View Post


The issue with G's model is that customers have to wait 2 months before finding out if their product fits. There may be variances with other more expensive brands but with some he can at least try on before purchasing.

 

 

Well this is basically, what I was suggesting.  But instead of some random stuff they may have left over, they could have just a few common items available permanently.  In essence, a mini-store within the overall sourcing model.  The items would be something that they know they have reliable/plentiful access to material and manufacturing.  By having something that can be sampled and fitted right away, it may help in getting new customers to try the brand.  Obviously, this would not need to apply to non-sized items like the wallets.


Unfortunately, G isn't set up to have a warehouse, and having stock on hand would require extra space. It also goes against their zero waste business model. Your best bet is either Grailed or Fleabay if you want to try their jeans without waiting

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post #7917 of 10343
The materials used are also so diverse that you can't count on them to behave in the same manner when sewn, washed/soaked or worn.
For instance, G recommends sizing up on the Cone BluexBlack because the extra dense weave is less apt to stretch.
The loomstate and some of the heavier denims are to be sized up even more.
post #7918 of 10343
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Originally Posted by duff406 View Post

Got my mystery chambray in today. Their shirts aren't tagged with the model number like the chinos, are they? So it's just a matter of looking through photos and guessing which fabric it is? Would like to know what I got!



If they label them like the pants, I sure haven't been able to find the label. Best bet is to take a detailed picture (note whether it's selvedge or not) and post it here. You could also send Gustin an email on the chance that they documented what was what, but I wouldn't count on them necessarily having an answer.

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Originally Posted by gaseousclay View Post


That's why it's better to go with an established brand over Gustin. Gustin is a good starter brand for raw/selvedge denim but there are other affordable companies out there that aren't plagued with QC issues. Check out Naked & Famous, United Stock Dry Goods, etc

 

I'll definitely take a look at those guys. I think the reason I like Gustin is not just the lower price but also that they do some more unusual jeans at that price. I'm probably not as far into raw denim as some but I've never even seen anything like those jeans the grey silk they just ran. I've only seen maybe one other company do a similar shade of blue to the Italy sea blues I'm currently waiting to see if it gets funded, and those certainly weren't $99. I've already got one pair of dark indigo, and another on the way, so I'd really like something different. Although I'm a little iffy on how versatile I think they could be, and I do like the idea of something with a bit more fade potential, I really like that color.

 

 

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Originally Posted by JR Magat View Post

@BenLeaman
seems to have raised the bar. haha

As have you! Your new Utahs look terrific.



Same pants again today as I was LAZY waking up this morning but we'll keep the Galway trend rolling with some country calf...
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