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post #11041 of 20892
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Originally Posted by GraphicNovelty View Post
Yep, most designer brands (true religion, lucky, 7FAM, Diesel) get by on brand cache more than quality. You don't need to pay $300 for quality denim, but soft at that designer/price point means they're made of lighter denim which means they're going to tear easily. Naked and Famous makes "silk" denim but i'm not sure how soft it is and it's probably out of your price range.

"Bunching" up at the bottom might just mean your jeans are too long. Very few jeans aren't going to pull at the ankle unless your shoes are really chunky and they have a small hem.

Levi's makes a number of good jeans for fairly cheap. Try the 501, 514, 511 (size up 1 or 2) models.

If you really just want a pair of "soft" jeans and don't really care about looking fashionable to the SF aesthetic, and you don't really care about quality, try and find some 7 for all mankind at Century 21 or something.

Heavier denim doesn't necessarily make it better. Sometimes, it's more about fit than it is about the denim quality (ie. Diors). Regardless, it is true that most designer brands are god awful.
post #11042 of 20892
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Originally Posted by nahneun View Post
Heavier denim doesn't necessarily make it better. Sometimes, it's more about fit than it is about the denim quality (ie. Diors). Regardless, it is true that most designer brands are god awful.
Speaking of Diors, I'm debating whether to throw down for some MIJ 19cms. What is sizing like on the Diors and what do I need to know ahead of time?
post #11043 of 20892
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Originally Posted by Uncontrol View Post
Can anyone recommend a pair of skinny jeans with a wash similar to these? They're a bit small on me now and I don't think I'll ever find this pair again.




i found some on yesstyle but, i mean, i'd really prefer to not have to buy from yesstyle

here they are on me:

post #11044 of 20892
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Originally Posted by GraphicNovelty View Post
Yep, most designer brands (true religion, lucky, 7FAM, Diesel) get by on brand cache more than quality. You don't need to pay $300 for quality denim, but soft at that designer/price point means they're made of lighter denim which means they're going to tear easily. Naked and Famous makes "silk" denim but i'm not sure how soft it is and it's probably out of your price range.

"Bunching" up at the bottom might just mean your jeans are too long. Very few jeans aren't going to pull at the ankle unless your shoes are really chunky and they have a small hem.

Levi's makes a number of good jeans for fairly cheap. Try the 501, 514, 511 (size up 1 or 2) models.

If you really just want a pair of "soft" jeans and don't really care about looking fashionable to the SF aesthetic, and you don't really care about quality, try and find some 7 for all mankind at Century 21 or something.


Thanks for the tips, I'll be going to the Levi store to check those out before I drop all the money. I'm just coming here for some newbie advice. The typical SF clothes are far beyond the price range of this full time student/part time intern.

The thinner denim could be why they fit so well. Again I never find ones that fit in both waist and thigh, but Levi's are some I never tried so I'll check them out.
post #11045 of 20892
Are there any ways besides washing my jeans in a machine 3000x to get STFs to look like this quickly: I would even be OK w/them having no fades at the outset, I just want these (or something with a 511 fit) in this wash
post #11046 of 20892
this sounds like a joke, but my girlfriend's mom used to rock 501 stfs back in the day and she got great fades by spending summers riding horses, farming, and goofing around outdoors in the mountains of California.

so if you want "quick" fades, find a job/organize a summer that involves frequent and intense physical activity in rugged location.

of course, this also beat her jeans to death, and she has many, many pairs of destroyed, held-together-with-patches 1960s-'70s 501 stfs.

I also recommend, also no joke, theater set building.
post #11047 of 20892
Well I get a lot of physical activity in by biking... my main concern is getting the jeans to lose their indigo to the point shown in the pic. Those look more natural than the prewashed 501s in the same color + can get a little individual fading in
post #11048 of 20892
bump? :/
post #11049 of 20892
I've had my new cures for about a year now and I love the fit. Now I'm looking to buy another pair of jeans with a similar cut, but I'm looking to step up the quality. I want a japanese selvage denim and I was looking at the new 3sixteen x selfedge 20bsp....what do you guys think? What other brands should I check out? Is there anywhere in boston that carries japanese denim?
post #11050 of 20892
Will these black 3sixteens fade into something like the RRLs below them ? If so, how I do hasten the fading ? Will bleaching them help ?
post #11051 of 20892
No they won't. Raw denim fades for contrast, so high-wear areas turn out lighter than low-wear areas. To get them to be similar (and I can't say how similar), do a lot of washes, a little bit of bleach may help but it'd have to be super diluted so that you don't end up with splotchy/white denim. And the bottom jeans look like they have a tiny bit of green in there, sounds crazy but you could try using green tea to replicate it
post #11052 of 20892
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post #11053 of 20892
I've now soaked my FH 1001's twice (lukewarm and a hot soak) and let them air dry. I'd still like to see more shrinkage, so this afternoon I'm going to give them a hot machine wash (inside out without soap--they're not dirty) and a full cycle in the dryer.

This seem reasonable? I'm hoping to snug them up (and also safely prepare the inseam for a hem). Will the denim soften to the point where it's tough to get decent fades?
post #11054 of 20892
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Originally Posted by Morinav View Post
I've been thinking about picking up a new pair of jeans, but I'm not quite sure what to get. Budget: $100-150 wouldn't kill me. $200 would be a hard maximum. .
Sounds like you've set some good parameters. Start here: http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=157881
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Originally Posted by a bag of it View Post
I've had my new cures for about a year now and I love the fit. Now I'm looking to buy another pair of jeans with a similar cut, but I'm looking to step up the quality. I want a japanese selvage denim and I was looking at the new 3sixteen x selfedge 20bsp....what do you guys think? What other brands should I check out? Is there anywhere in boston that carries japanese denim?
I don't know of any shops around Boston. Make a trip to NYC, if you need to try stuff on, or talk to Gordon at Blue In Green Soho about exchanges, so you can order and try on at home. Gordon is very helpful in finding cuts that you might like. If his prices seem too steep, consider spending more. There's a significant quality difference between much of what he carries and your APC. You can also check this thread: http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=157881
post #11055 of 20892
Just curious but are the Dior jeans people love in this forum the same as the one sold at Saks.com?
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