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Are there any other companies making cuts like the weird guy? I have a pair in indigo and I fell in love with the cut. Now I'm hoping to find a repro brand to lust after.
post #11117 of 20698
Anyone know what pair of jeans the guy on the right is wearing? http://img43.imageshack.us/i/f9r3t1.jpg/
post #11118 of 20698
I'm looking for slim-fit denim in tan/brown/olive. Any suggestions on sub-$200 options? Thanks!
post #11119 of 20698
I'm tired of everything turning blue from these levis stf's. I just looked in the mirror and my nose was blue from my hands too.
post #11120 of 20698
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I'm looking for slim-fit denim in tan/brown/olive. Any suggestions on sub-$200 options? Thanks!
I grabbed a pair of N&F brown Slim Fits from Gilt for like...$60. Wearing them right now, really love them. Dunno where else you might be able to find a pair..just check around I guess.
post #11121 of 20698
Ok, I'm back. I think I've determined that I'll buy 3 pairs of jeans. Maybe not all at once. Probably not all at once. The three cuts of jeans I want are 1) Something like Levi's 501's. You know what? I'll probably just get those selvedged 501's they've started selling in the past few months. I would still like non-gold stitching, but I think I'll live. 2) A slim pair of jeans. I'm still attempting to decide which ones specifically, but I think I can figure it out. There are a lot of slim jeans out there. 3) A pair of bootcut jeans. Now I've been reading up a bunch lately and a lot of people seem to dislike boot cut jeans nowaday. Seem to think that they're dated, but gosh darnit I like them and want a pair. The first two I think I've got handled, but I've been researching and haven't been able to dig much up on bootcut jeans. Specifically what I want are low rise, rather slim jeans with a very subtle bootcut. Just enough to give me a good silhouette. Unfortunately, most of the recommendations I've seen have been pretty old, and a lot of the models seem to be out of production. Anyone have something they can recommend?
post #11122 of 20698
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Personally I would recommend not getting those 32 oz jeans. They are novelty and hype more than anything - 32oz denim is good for bags, etc, NOT garment. If you're after something that will last you a long time, wear & age beautifully, and expertly constructed - go with IH or another Japanese make for heavy denim. It's big bucks at the start, but you won't regret it or feel the need to upgrade later down the track.
IH or Flat Head for durability for sure. I also hear fantastic things about Dry Bones.
post #11123 of 20698
Dry Bones are pretty awesome too! But the highest denim weight they've done recently is 16 oz in their collab with Self Edge - I'm not sure if they have something 19 oz or above.
post #11124 of 20698
just received my Nudie Slim Jim Dry Black Stretch, wow, they are perfect, they fit me at the waist, the hip, the thighs and thorough the legs... fit right on everywhere... I feel them 'skimming' my skin, definitely not skin-tight but not a bit baggy...

I sized down 1 from my true waist and it turned out to be perfect fit for me...

but I will need to hold on wearing it until my APC NS reach the first wash, can't handle breaking in two pair of dry denim at the same time, ugh...
post #11125 of 20698
I really love the Slim Jim fit.
post #11126 of 20698
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Originally Posted by Morinav View Post
Ok, I'm back.

I think I've determined that I'll buy 3 pairs of jeans. Maybe not all at once. Probably not all at once.

The three cuts of jeans I want are

1) Something like Levi's 501's. You know what? I'll probably just get those selvedged 501's they've started selling in the past few months. I would still like non-gold stitching, but I think I'll live.

2) A slim pair of jeans. I'm still attempting to decide which ones specifically, but I think I can figure it out. There are a lot of slim jeans out there.

3) A pair of bootcut jeans. Now I've been reading up a bunch lately and a lot of people seem to dislike boot cut jeans nowaday. Seem to think that they're dated, but gosh darnit I like them and want a pair.

The first two I think I've got handled, but I've been researching and haven't been able to dig much up on bootcut jeans. Specifically what I want are low rise, rather slim jeans with a very subtle bootcut. Just enough to give me a good silhouette. Unfortunately, most of the recommendations I've seen have been pretty old, and a lot of the models seem to be out of production. Anyone have something they can recommend?

I think you need RRL Slim Bootcuts
post #11127 of 20698
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Originally Posted by mikecch View Post
Personally I would recommend not getting those 32 oz jeans. They are novelty and hype more than anything - 32oz denim is good for bags, etc, NOT garment.

If you're after something that will last you a long time, wear & age beautifully, and expertly constructed - go with IH or another Japanese make for heavy denim. It's big bucks at the start, but you won't regret it or feel the need to upgrade later down the track.

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Dry Bones are pretty awesome too! But the highest denim weight they've done recently is 16 oz in their collab with Self Edge - I'm not sure if they have something 19 oz or above.

Anything over 19oz is retardedly impractical and hype. That's not to say it doesn;t have it's merits under some circumstances.

IH is a good rec. But Samurai is the go-to for heavy denim with the biggest range of denim and cuts out there. But you would be selling yourself short if you ignored Momotaro's spectacular 15.7 oz denim.

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Are there any other companies making cuts like the weird guy? I have a pair in indigo and I fell in love with the cut. Now I'm hoping to find a repro brand to lust after.

Pose this question to Gordon at BiG. Email him at: site@blueingreensoho.com

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I'm tired of everything turning blue from these levis stf's. I just looked in the mirror and my nose was blue from my hands too.

Wash them and be patient. Wash your hands more often too.
post #11128 of 20698
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Originally Posted by mlyngard View Post

Thx for the info bro,
how much does it shrink in the inseam after the hot soak? because im planning to hem it before the first soak...is this no good?
if possible and if you have, can you put your picture using the jeans...i desperately want to see the real fitting...
thanks brotherrr

No pics of me wearing them, and I sold them a while back.

I prefer to hem before I soak/wash for sure. Inseam shrink is relative to how you plan to wash and dry them. Ask Gordon this question and tell him your washing intentions. Sam denim will shrink considerable more with machine washes and dries. My recollection was a 2.5" inseam loss with a hot soak and tumble dry.

The fit is spectacular. I'd still have them if I had sized right. They may seem looser than you expect in a slim-fit at first, but will shrink more on second wash.
post #11129 of 20698
Hey guys, been a lurker for a while, but now I'm in need of a bit of fit advice.

I picked up a pair of the Uniqlo MIJs the other day. 31/32. I think they're too big, but they were so uncomfortably tight in the store that I almost sized up. Plus, I've had a pair of their one-washes for a year in the same size, and they fit great. I still think that the fit above the knee isn't terrible, but it gets pretty ugly at the knee:

These are after a warm soak







Return isn't an option. I'm not a huge fan of stacks or cuffs, but whatever works I'll go with. I think I'm almost surely going to get them hemmed, but should I look into getting them tapered too? I think my calves are small...

Basically, any advice is welcome. Right now I think they look too cartoonish to be worn in public.
post #11130 of 20698
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Originally Posted by mlyngard View Post
Anything over 19oz is retardedly impractical and hype. That's not to say it doesn;t have it's merits under some circumstances.

IH is a good rec. But Samurai is the go-to for heavy denim with the biggest range of denim and cuts out there. But you would be selling yourself short if you ignored Momotaro's spectacular 15.7 oz denim.


Yeah, Samurai does have the biggest range in the heavier weights - but you've got to deal with a pair of jeans that's has lots of Japanese symbolism (if that's not your thing), a fairly weak leather patch on their standard models, and less spectacular hard-ware than you would expect for the price. But the variety and texture in their denim is spectacular And they have lots of interesting little details.

I've also noticed IH's construction techniques are more solid/suitable for the weight range they are dealing with - and many say once you pop on IHs, you can't stop.

I've also heard good things about the very heavy weight Studio D'Artisan's from their Japanese stockists (there are some limited editions of 60 coming out later this year) - SDA's construction is always solid (every seam expertly closed, thread finishes neatly tucked away, the stitching is always tight and dense).

I do agree that Momotaro's denim is top-notch (I rather like the 14.7 oz denim on the copper series), but once you get under 16oz, there're just so much nice denim to choose from (Pherrow's, Sugar Cane, Full Count, Studio D'Artisan, The Flat Head, etc); and it becomes a matter of personal preference and trial & error.
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