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Originally Posted by Cool The Kid View Post
How much taper is too much?

I need about 12" thighs to be able to move freely in jeans but I have ridiculously small ankles. I could probably fit a 6" ankle and still have room, and I would like to try jeans that narrow at the bottom to tuck into high tops & military boots. What kind of jeans have that kind of taper, and is that taper doable w/o looking like a chick?

hi,

then i think you should concentrate on finding a well fitting jean "all-over", and not stress the ankle-fit/tapering at first. any moderately skilled tailor can help you fix that, or you could do it yourself even, if you have a sewing machine. focus on the knee and up, and fix the knee down later.

i think any kind of taper is doable without it looking like girls jeans, for me it has more to do with over-all fit, and the fit of the top block and thighs. some "carrot shaped" mens jeans for example are overall quite manly but super-tight around the ankles.
post #11657 of 20608
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Originally Posted by masshi View Post
They're all over $300.

Maybe their prices differ in store, but I doubt it.


Is nudie a brand you'd recommend?

No, I do not recommend Nudies.

The prices won't differ in store. This is the price that people outside East Asia have to deal with.
post #11658 of 20608
if my new standard in size 30 fit perfectly i size up one on the dior 19cm, right?
post #11659 of 20608
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Originally Posted by mikecch View Post
The Flat Head jeans cost around $200 (for a 'standard' offering) if you get them in/from Japan.
Not sure about Self Edge's pricing, check their website?

Actually, with how weak the dollar is against the yen right now, Flat Heads are typically going in the $250-$275 range, depending on the model. Self Edge is more expensive, but after you factor in foreign shipping, currency conversion fees, and hemming, the difference is negligible.
post #11660 of 20608
^ That's true.
Self Edge also has free international shipping for their online store - but you're visiting in person?

I just tend to buy TFH stuff from Japan because the selection is much bigger, Australia is much closer to Japan, and Self Edge doesn't stock much of their Glory Park stuff, e.g. shawl collar sweaters, etc.

P.S. I just bought a TFH jacket
post #11661 of 20608
Alright, so I ended up getting this pair:

http://www.selfedge.com/shop/index.p...roducts_id=338

http://www.selfedge.com/shop/images/se05bsp_01.jpg

http://www.selfedge.com/shop/images/se05bsp_01_01.jpg



Unfortunately, even after soaking it, I just do not fill the pants like the guy does in the picture.


A few more questions:


1. Will the jeans get tighter around the legs as I wear them? I mean, I'd do another soak otherwise, but the waist is already a little too tight, so it'd be impossible to wear with further shrinkage.


2. Do people actually button their flies?

I mean, even hanging on a hanger, I still cannot even get ONE buttoned. It's really frustrating.


3. Is that pair considered "skinny?" Are there skinner fits out there?

I busted U.S. $350 (and I'm actually on the poor side) on a pair of jeans, and I thought they'd fit really well, but man...


I'll get pics of myself in them later today. Maybe they do fit really nice and I'm just not seeing it.
post #11662 of 20608
I've been lurking for a while and I finally decided to join up, so here's my official noob post. I picked up a pair of Levis 201 selvedge a few weeks ago. I decided not to size up as recommended since I didn't really plan on washing/drying them. So they show up at my door and they are freaking huge. Rather than return them I went for the hot soak method. No change at all. Then I tried a hot soak and threw them in the dryer. Nothing. Anybody have any suggestions for me? I'm about ready to give up on these things.
post #11663 of 20608
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Beancan View Post
I've been lurking for a while and I finally decided to join up, so here's my official noob post. I picked up a pair of Levis 201 selvedge a few weeks ago. I decided not to size up as recommended since I didn't really plan on washing/drying them. So they show up at my door and they are freaking huge. Rather than return them I went for the hot soak method. No change at all. Then I tried a hot soak and threw them in the dryer. Nothing. Anybody have any suggestions for me? I'm about ready to give up on these things.
Return them. In the future, don't hot soak sanforized/non-shrink-to-fit jeans if you're expecting some miracle to happen. I can't imagine too many companies besides Levi's being desperate enough to take a return pair like that.
post #11664 of 20608
I was under the impression that they weren't sanfordized. I checked the description at Levis and it doesn't actually say one way or another. Caveat emptor, i suppose. I wasn't really expecting a miracle but I also wasn't expecting them to not shrink at all either. So what you're saying is I'm screwed, short of having them tailored? I think returning them is out of the question at this point.
post #11665 of 20608
Thread Starter 
1) If it doesn't say one way or another: sanforized. 2) If they're huge, hot water won't make a dent. 3) Tailor them at your own risk. Assuming we're not just talking about an extra inch or so in the waist, tailoring isn't easy. You can bring in the waist band, but what about the seat/thighs/knee/etc. that are oversized, too?
post #11666 of 20608
Yep, I'm screwed. I was hoping there was something I could do to salvage them. Thanks for the input though. The sad thing is, I have a pair of APCs that are absolutely perfect but I decided to try and save a few bucks by going with the Levis rather than just buying another pair. Oh well. Looks like I have a new pair of work pants! Expensive, ill fitting work pants.
post #11667 of 20608
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Originally Posted by masshi View Post
Alright, so I ended up getting this pair:

http://www.selfedge.com/shop/index.p...roducts_id=338

http://www.selfedge.com/shop/images/se05bsp_01.jpg

http://www.selfedge.com/shop/images/se05bsp_01_01.jpg



Unfortunately, even after soaking it, I just do not fill the pants like the guy does in the picture.


A few more questions:


1. Will the jeans get tighter around the legs as I wear them? I mean, I'd do another soak otherwise, but the waist is already a little too tight, so it'd be impossible to wear with further shrinkage.


2. Do people actually button their flies?

I mean, even hanging on a hanger, I still cannot even get ONE buttoned. It's really frustrating.


3. Is that pair considered "skinny?" Are there skinner fits out there?

I busted U.S. $350 (and I'm actually on the poor side) on a pair of jeans, and I thought they'd fit really well, but man...


I'll get pics of myself in them later today. Maybe they do fit really nice and I'm just not seeing it.


1. Not really - what you could do is wear the jeans inside a warm bath for 30 minutes to an hour so that as it shrinks further, it moulds to you more.
But realistically, after a good hot soak, if the cut ain't working for you it just won't work out.

2. Yep, flies must be buttoned.
Just gotta keep trying, they'll soften up eventually.

3. They look pretty skinny to me - much skinnier than anything I'd wear.
Don't know if there're skinnier stuff - ask the dudes at SE.
post #11668 of 20608
I see, would this measurement (see red line) have anything to do with it.

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Originally Posted by KitAkira View Post
Just under the waist and would be the beat estimate for hip size, assuming you wear them at the waist

LL
post #11669 of 20608
Can someone recommend a nice slim fit white jean sub $150?
post #11670 of 20608
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Originally Posted by mikecch View Post
1. Not really - what you could do is wear the jeans inside a warm bath for 30 minutes to an hour so that as it shrinks further, it moulds to you more.
But realistically, after a good hot soak, if the cut ain't working for you it just won't work out.

2. Yep, flies must be buttoned.
Just gotta keep trying, they'll soften up eventually.

3. They look pretty skinny to me - much skinnier than anything I'd wear.
Don't know if there're skinnier stuff - ask the dudes at SE.



Oh dang, does it still have the ability to shrink after the initial one? If so, I might try that. The waist won't shrink further, though, will it?

But, how should I make sure that the bottom (that I'm not filling out) will shrink to a more personal fit? Cuff them?


And sorry,. couldn't get pics today (forgot my camera at home). Will try to get some tomorrow or the day after.
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