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post #8251 of 10357

Can anyone recommend a brand that sells white denim in the gustin straight fit for a similar price and quality? I can't see to find anything but JCrew but its slim, low rise. Im looking for gustin straight fit which I consider mid-rise to something higher. Any suggestions welcome. Probably other people would be interested in that as well.

 

Before you ask: I have emailed gustin but I got a canned reply, that my item was being shipped and on the way, which had nothing to do with my email asking that they consider sourcing white denim for jeans and trucker jackets.

post #8252 of 10357

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Dark Oak Trucker - Gustin

Cheapo Japan 14 or something - Gustin

 

My first pair of Gustin's were a Japan whatever at a good price, so I picked them and wear them a lot. Now that its cold they don't get the wear as before since I cant fit long underwear on underneath.

post #8253 of 10357
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Originally Posted by edmundrz View Post
 

Can anyone recommend a brand that sells white denim in the gustin straight fit for a similar price and quality? I can't see to find anything but JCrew but its slim, low rise. Im looking for gustin straight fit which I consider mid-rise to something higher. Any suggestions welcome. Probably other people would be interested in that as well.

 

Before you ask: I have emailed gustin but I got a canned reply, that my item was being shipped and on the way, which had nothing to do with my email asking that they consider sourcing white denim for jeans and trucker jackets.

how about just not buying white denim?

 

Sorry about sounding like jerk... I just hate white jeans.

post #8254 of 10357

@edmundrz

I'm unaware of any truly white offerings that meet your criteria. Personal taste aside, I would assume they would basically have to bleach the fabric to achieve this color which may be perceived as a sacrilegious

 

On another note though, that dark oak trucker looks great. Sharp fit and I really love that color 

post #8255 of 10357

Epaulet had an eggshell Wilshire selvedge denim that was white & is a pretty true slim-straight fit.  I had a pair, but sold it because I couldn't really pull the white denim look.

 

Unfortunately, Epaulet dropped out of the denim biz recently (for the time being anyways), but there's some pairs that occasionally pop up on ebay/B&S/Grailed.  If you do find a pair, I took the same waist size as I do with Gustin & it fit great

 

post #8256 of 10357
If I had a better sense of my sizing in the denim (1 pair on order right now), yeah, maybe I'd bite for $300 at the loom state on offer.
post #8257 of 10357

Yeah, cool material, but $300 is a hefty price for denim if you're not sure about sizing. The whole shrink-to-fit freaks me out as well. (see them here: https://www.weargustin.com/store/2954)

 

I have a pair of loomstate's in size 33 (i wear 31 Gustin) and they fit where I can button them up all the way but are still pretty tight.  So, their suggestion for 3 sizes up is probably correct.

post #8258 of 10357
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Originally Posted by budapest12 View Post

If I had a better sense of my sizing in the denim (1 pair on order right now), yeah, maybe I'd bite for $300 at the loom state on offer.


Definitely agree.  That looks like a sweet pair of denim and I really think the ropey texture would wear well.  Unfortunately, I have no experience with loomstate denim and I can't spend 300 on a science project that may or may not work out.  I'll be really interested to hear from some of the backers how it all turns out.  I'm sure most of them will be really thrilled with the purchase.  I've been in the raw denim game for just about two years now and have made a ton of newbie mistakes costing me hundreds.  It's been a fun experience and the satisfaction of getting everything perfect on a nice pair that will last a long time has made it worth it.  Gustin could certainly help out the transition for beginners by keeping their sizing consistent.  I've heard people on here mention that different fabrics sew up differently, but I don't know how that translates into pairs with the same tag size having inches of difference in the waist (I admittedly don't have a wealth of knowledge on this area). 

post #8259 of 10357

That is, hand down, the nicest swatch I've seen G put up. That's world class stuff right there. I was super tempted by the Zimbabwe loomstate they ran but the slub on this new offering is bananas. I'm a big fan of loomstate/shrink-to-fit - in part b/c the irregularity and texture comes out once shrunken. These are also a fantastic weight. This fabric should check every box in for many of G's die hard denim fans. I'm thoroughly impressed   

 

These will likely be the best jeans Gustin has ever offered (IMHO). 

post #8260 of 10357
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Originally Posted by Medoc View Post
 


Definitely agree.  That looks like a sweet pair of denim and I really think the ropey texture would wear well.  Unfortunately, I have no experience with loomstate denim and I can't spend 300 on a science project that may or may not work out.  I'll be really interested to hear from some of the backers how it all turns out.  I'm sure most of them will be really thrilled with the purchase.  I've been in the raw denim game for just about two years now and have made a ton of newbie mistakes costing me hundreds.  It's been a fun experience and the satisfaction of getting everything perfect on a nice pair that will last a long time has made it worth it.  Gustin could certainly help out the transition for beginners by keeping their sizing consistent.  I've heard people on here mention that different fabrics sew up differently, but I don't know how that translates into pairs with the same tag size having inches of difference in the waist (I admittedly don't have a wealth of knowledge on this area). 


Same boat.  Hopefully they will run again in the next 6-12 months when I've had a chance to live in and critique the cheaper loomstates I ordered this month.

post #8261 of 10357
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Originally Posted by avsmusic1 View Post

That is, hand down, the nicest swatch I've seen G put up. That's world class stuff right there. I was super tempted by the Zimbabwe loomstate they ran but the slub on this new offering is bananas. I'm a big fan of loomstate/shrink-to-fit - in part b/c the irregularity and texture comes out once shrunken. These are also a fantastic weight. This fabric should check every box in for many of G's die hard denim fans. I'm thoroughly impressed   

These will likely be the best jeans Gustin has ever offered (IMHO). 

I hear you. I am so tempted by these, and for the same reasons you mention.
post #8262 of 10357
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Originally Posted by Medoc View Post


Definitely agree.  That looks like a sweet pair of denim and I really think the ropey texture would wear well.  Unfortunately, I have no experience with loomstate denim and I can't spend 300 on a science project that may or may not work out.  I'll be really interested to hear from some of the backers how it all turns out.  I'm sure most of them will be really thrilled with the purchase.  I've been in the raw denim game for just about two years now and have made a ton of newbie mistakes costing me hundreds.  It's been a fun experience and the satisfaction of getting everything perfect on a nice pair that will last a long time has made it worth it.  Gustin could certainly help out the transition for beginners by keeping their sizing consistent.  I've heard people on here mention that different fabrics sew up differently, but I don't know how that translates into pairs with the same tag size having inches of difference in the waist (I admittedly don't have a wealth of knowledge on this area). 

What might these newbie mistakes be if you don't mind me asking? I haven't noticed sizing inconsistencies, but different fabrics will shrink different amounts. I find the Japanese fabrics to shrink more than Italian for example. I had to donate a pair of natural indigo gustins because they shrank a bunch even after the first cold soak.
post #8263 of 10357

@joshgustin the baseball tees look pretty cool, if you are able to do a white-heather grey version i'd back it.  I had one like that from Urban Outfitters when I was dating my wife (got a hole in the sleeve from too much wear), but it would be cool to bring it back

post #8264 of 10357
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What might these newbie mistakes be if you don't mind me asking? I haven't noticed sizing inconsistencies, but different fabrics will shrink different amounts. I find the Japanese fabrics to shrink more than Italian for example. I had to donate a pair of natural indigo gustins because they shrank a bunch even after the first cold soak.


I've thrown multiple pairs in the washing machine.  That results in pronounced vertical lines on the sides of the legs that render the jeans unwearable.  They are not subtle.  I hemmed a pair before I had soaked them.  That was super dumb.  I even threw a pair in the dryer once and wound up with a pair of jeans that hugged my legs like women's track pants.  Lastly, and most egregious, I kept a pair of gustin's that were huge in the waist for me because the tagged size was the same as other pairs that fit me.  I should have sent them back immediately but I was used to companies where that isn't a realistic problem.  That one was my fault for not trusting what I observed. 

post #8265 of 10357
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Originally Posted by Medoc View Post
 


I've thrown multiple pairs in the washing machine.  That results in pronounced vertical lines on the sides of the legs that render the jeans unwearable.  They are not subtle.  I hemmed a pair before I had soaked them.  That was super dumb.  I even threw a pair in the dryer once and wound up with a pair of jeans that hugged my legs like women's track pants.  Lastly, and most egregious, I kept a pair of gustin's that were huge in the waist for me because the tagged size was the same as other pairs that fit me.  I should have sent them back immediately but I was used to companies where that isn't a realistic problem.  That one was my fault for not trusting what I observed. 


The verticle lines issue happened to me with 3 pairs of "raw" denim. Fortunately they were just $20/each wranglers. Lesson learned!

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