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post #10786 of 21424
if you want stiffer jeans you can just starch them again. but this will shorten the life span of your jeans because the areas where the jeans is rubbing against (creases ect) will be more prone to breaking you can always buy heavier weight denim, i think 24 oz is the heaviest out there
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Originally Posted by mlyngard View Post
Fwiw - the waist dimension really doesn't matter. Giving us an idea of the approximate rise you need would be better.

I'm looking for a high rise- 27- 28 inches combined front and back. Anything from 10/17 to 12/16 front/back. I've seen the pairs you suggested, the problem is I want a little more taper. My current jeans have an 8.5" hem and I would prefer it to be a little smaller. Thanks for the reply, its been a challenge to find a good pair with a loose top block with a big taper.
post #10788 of 21424
Well, my thread was closed, it seems. Not really sure why, though...
Anyways, I really wasn't able to get an answer in my thread. Basically, I bought a pair of Dior Homme MIJ jeans and, while they look to be authentic to me, would like some second opinions.

Here are the pics:

http://img408.imageshack.us/g/img4243o.jpg/
post #10789 of 21424
Another quick question related to my previous post...

If a pair of Levi 501s fit a size bigger than they should be (i.e. they're a little loose), is it possible to put them in the dryer and shrink them down? Or are you basically stuck with what you get after the initial soaking?
post #10790 of 21424
when one says APC stretches 1-2" is that BIG style (ex. 16 across to 18 across) or circumference (32 (16) to 34 (17))?
post #10791 of 21424
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Ok I'm looking to get some good jeans. To give you an idea I was looking at the APC new standard jeans. Is this a good way to go for my first "high end" jean purchase or should I look elsewhere. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!!!
Take a look through this thread. Lots of options.
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That is basically the same question being asked over the last 720 pages.
You're so jaded ;-)
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My rescues have recently become too big (lost some weight), my rescues are a 31 (but I imagine a 30 would be a better fit) If I get NS should I size up, or is the waist fit similiar? Also, is there a way to make the denim feel stiffer/more rough?
Have you tried the dryer? It may help improve the fit. As for stiffness: all jeans soften with wear. It's the nature of the material. Starch isn't good for jeans, and doesn't work all that well on them, but makes a slight difference to the stiffness if the jeans are relatively new.
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Another quick question related to my previous post... If a pair of Levi 501s fit a size bigger than they should be (i.e. they're a little loose), is it possible to put them in the dryer and shrink them down? Or are you basically stuck with what you get after the initial soaking?
If you're talking about old regular pre-wash 501s, the dryer won't help much - they're pre-shrunk. My experience with 501s are that they're oversized at the waist.
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when one says APC stretches 1-2" is that BIG style (ex. 16 across to 18 across) or circumference (32 (16) to 34 (17))?
1-2" in circumference, not across. Most likely you'll see at least 2" increase in waist size. I'm assuming you know that it's recommended to size down 2 sizes to get to your true waist measurement, then one more to account for stretch?
post #10792 of 21424
I'm always impressed by how unfailingly polite and helpful mlyngard is no matter how dumb the question or no matter how many times the question has already been asked. Kudos sir, you're a credit to SF and many others could learn from your approach.
post #10793 of 21424
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If you're talking about old regular pre-wash 501s, the dryer won't help much - they're pre-shrunk. My experience with 501s are that they're oversized at the waist.

I was talking about the STF Levis. After the initial soaking, can you shrink them even more?
post #10794 of 21424
Should I hem either of these?
post #10795 of 21424
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Originally Posted by GraphicNovelty View Post
Should I hem either of these?

Nah. But you're too jacked to wear jeans as tight as the ones in the second pic.

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Well, my thread was closed, it seems. Not really sure why, though...
Anyways, I really wasn't able to get an answer in my thread. Basically, I bought a pair of Dior Homme MIJ jeans and, while they look to be authentic to me, would like some second opinions.

Here are the pics:

http://img408.imageshack.us/g/img4243o.jpg/

Real.
post #10796 of 21424
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Have you tried the dryer? It may help improve the fit. As for stiffness: all jeans soften with wear. It's the nature of the material. Starch isn't good for jeans, and doesn't work all that well on them, but makes a slight difference to the stiffness if the jeans are relatively new.

Haven't done a wash on them yet man...I think it's too soon..(Mind you I've never washed a pair of raw denim before 1.5-2 years of wear, I'm always nervous I won't get the best effect possible).

Or did you mean using the dryer just after a cold soak or something? Right now the length is perfect, so I'm worried about jeopardizing the length by trying to shrink the waist. To be honest the waist isn't that bad if I wear a belt (not much bunching, but I'm just used to never wearing a belt with raw denim because they always fit so snug).

Maybe it's the fit of the Rescues, they're pretty relaxed, and I like the snugger fit.

Any suggestions? Should I just wash em?
post #10797 of 21424
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Should I hem either of these?



The the second pair, definitely. Some stacking there is OK but that seems like way too much. The first picture is too dark to really be able to tell but they seem shorter and may be fine.
post #10798 of 21424
Also had another question, my friend bought a pair of black raw denim jeans from the Jean Shop in NYC, and they're a lovely fit. I really wanted a pair, but I couldn't afford $300 at the time. Is there a cheaper alternative to this? I saw APC has a raw denim in black, but it's not the same dark color I'm looking for.

Any suggestions?
post #10799 of 21424
http://cgi.ebay.com/Flat-Head-1001-D...item27b32e9580 Flat Head 1001 on ebay...$220 for shipping??? can't the seller get reported for that? What's the point of doing this? Is his lowest price $220 and so by charging that for shipping he's assuring that he makes that, and then few people bid? too bad, I would have bid on them.
post #10800 of 21424
It's so he avoids ebay fees, and yes it is reportable
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