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post #166 of 217
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post
That is not vanity sizing.

The rise is quite low. Low rise jeans are always cut larger at the waistband to account for the hips being bigger than the waist.

That a pair of size X jeans should measure X inches at the waistband is a common misconception.


Well, they are marked with a "W" measurement and not an "H" measurement.

At any rate, if the hips are larger than the waist what exactly would this inaccurate "W" number signify? Drunk guys on the production line at Lee? Or are you saying that if the rise was extended up from the hips it would more or less hit your true waist measurement? I'm not sure if that's the case.

What would you consider "vanity sizing"?

sygzy, if it helps I would size down 2 from your regular waist - whatever you determine that to be. Call the store and ask for help. Tim was pretty good about spending time with me.

lefty
post #167 of 217
lefty - I appreciate the help man.
post #168 of 217
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Originally Posted by lefty View Post
Well, they are marked with a "W" measurement and not an "H" measurement.

At any rate, if the hips are larger than the waist what exactly would this inaccurate "W" number signify? Drunk guys on the production line at Lee? Or are you saying that if the rise was extended up from the hips it would more or less hit your true waist measurement? I'm not sure if that's the case.

What would you consider "vanity sizing"?

sygzy, if it helps I would size down 2 from your regular waist - whatever you determine that to be. Call the store and ask for help. Tim was pretty good about spending time with me.

lefty
I believe the idea is that Lee is guessing that if you have a 34" waist measurement, your hips will be on the order of 36.5" around, thus the larger "waist".
post #169 of 217
Makes sense. Though based on my actual hip and waist measurements, the stated size is still less. Hence my "vanity" comment.

I'm holding out for drunk guys on the line.

lefty
post #170 of 217
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Originally Posted by lefty View Post
Well, they are marked with a "W" measurement and not an "H" measurement. At any rate, if the hips are larger than the waist what exactly would this inaccurate "W" number signify? Drunk guys on the production line at Lee? Or are you saying that if the rise was extended up from the hips it would more or less hit your true waist measurement? I'm not sure if that's the case. What would you consider "vanity sizing"? sygzy, if it helps I would size down 2 from your regular waist - whatever you determine that to be. Call the store and ask for help. Tim was pretty good about spending time with me. lefty
Erhm... I got my pair too, and I think this is dangerous advice. I normally wear a size 30, and I sized down to 29. I could button the top button easily enough, but it put ENORMOUS pressure on my balls (perhaps the super-low rise helped here.) It's loosening up now, though. Sizing down one size should be more than enough. This is my first pair of raw denim... I'll tell ya'll how it breaks in.
post #171 of 217
still waiting on mine UPS is worthless...
post #172 of 217
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Originally Posted by tagutcow View Post
Erhm... I got my pair too, and I think this is dangerous advice. I normally wear a size 30, and I sized down to 29. I could button the top button easily enough, but it put ENORMOUS pressure on my balls (perhaps the super-low rise helped here.) It's loosening up now, though. Sizing down one size should be more than enough. This is my first pair of raw denim... I'll tell ya'll how it breaks in.
Mauro made it sound like it easily stretches out a size so I wouldn't worry too much about it. At least that's what I've been telling myself while I await delivery.
post #173 of 217
Well I joined in on the bandwagon - now an owner of the Lee 101z. Hopefully they'll fit alright.
post #174 of 217
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Originally Posted by tagutcow View Post
Erhm... I got my pair too, and I think this is dangerous advice.

I normally wear a size 30, and I sized down to 29. I could button the top button easily enough, but it put ENORMOUS pressure on my balls (perhaps the super-low rise helped here.) It's loosening up now, though. Sizing down one size should be more than enough.

This is my first pair of raw denim... I'll tell ya'll how it breaks in.

Maybe. I like a tight fit and have no problem buttoning the jeans. But you're right, they are ball-busting.

Let's see how they stretch.

Best bet is to call.

lefty
post #175 of 217
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Originally Posted by lefty View Post
Makes sense. Though based on my actual hip and waist measurements, the stated size is still less. Hence my "vanity" comment. I'm holding out for drunk guys on the line. lefty
What is your natural waist circumference? Are you measuring at the correct place? Your natural waist, where traditional trousers are worn (and held up by braces, you know the old slapstick films where guys trousers are falling down to their ankles? That is how loose they were, meant to drape) is about a inch and a half to two inches above your navel. Unless you are either super built or really fat, it will be the smallest partof your torso. If your hips are smaller than your waist, you have an extremely abnormal body shape. Based on my natural waist (30") I wear a size 30 comfortably in most jeans. That is to say, I can button them easily (no stretching) and tuck in a shirt without any difficulty or discomfort. Nearly all brands measure around 33"-34" around the waistband, depending on the rise. The only brand I know for which the waistband measures the same as tagged size is Ironheart, and those things are super tight. I can fit into a size 30, but while the waistband is tight, the thighs look painted on.
post #176 of 217
Sizing down on really low rise jeans, might make the waist measurement more "regular" for typically low rise jeans of 10", but the upper block(crotch and waist on your hip and groing area) and your thighs tighter than they are intended to be. I learned that with my pbjs as i bought them used and thought the waist measurment would be ok and it was, it's just the upper block that's rough. It doesn't usually stretch out that great either, at least not for awhile and you might have to damp stretch it.
post #177 of 217
I just got my Nudie Reg Alf Dry Greycast in 33x32 today...They are sick but I am afraid 33W is going to be too big on me ;\\


Does anyone know how much these will strech through the thighs?

Thanks
post #178 of 217
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Originally Posted by lefty View Post
Maybe. I like a tight fit and have no problem buttoning the jeans. But you're right, they are ball-busting.

Let's see how they stretch.

Best bet is to call.

lefty

*If you like male cameltoe, size down one.

*If you LOVE male cameltoe, size down two.
post #179 of 217
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Originally Posted by tagutcow View Post
*If you like male cameltoe, size down one.

*If you LOVE male cameltoe, size down two.

What can I say, I'm comfortable with who I am.

lefty
post #180 of 217
grr. ordered my nudies monday night and they were supposed to get here tomorrow but something happened with UPS and the delivery was rescheduled for friday. damn. i was hoping to wear them friday (last day of school :P) too. oh well i'll just get 'em when i get home. but to top it off, i think USPS fucked up the delivery of the tee I ordered from revolve the other night too because it's marked delivered but i've not seen a single package yet.
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