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post #11926 of 20553
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Originally Posted by alphabetcity View Post
Hi guys, jean noob here. I'd like to buy a couple new pairs of jeans and I have about $75 per pair to spend. I love the dark look of raw jeans, but I can't deal with the commitment. Is Levi's the best route for non-raw jeans in my price range?

Also, how skinny are 511's? Should they be out of the question? 514's look a little baggy for my taste.
Sorry to bump this, but never got an answer.

Anyone have any recommendations?
post #11927 of 20553
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Depending on where you live or your ability to shop online, Levi's is about your only bet. People wear 511s all the time but it's a skinny fit. If you search on here you'll see what I mean.
post #11928 of 20553
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Would be great if I could find something in the $200 to $250 range, but price is more of a secondary factor. And yeah, I'm looking for stitching that matches the color of the denim. Love my Iron Hearts as much as the next guy, but looking to get away from orange stitching for my next pair of raws.

Thanks in advance for the help. Appreciate it.

That's a tough one, mainly because of the non-contrast stitching requirement. There aren't a lot of straight cut raw selvage denim jeans with non-contrast stitching out there that come to mind. Probably the only one that comes to mind off the top of my head out of what's readily available are the overdyed version of the Iron Heart 634-S. The stitching, like the rest of the jean, is overdyed black, but it will eventually wear to its original orange color.

If you are willing to accept something a bit lower end, Naked & Famous' Slim Guy cut is fairly similar to the 634-S, but with a lower rise. There are several different raw denims in the Slim Guy cut that have non-contrast stitching, such as the Elephant denim.

If you are willing to consider slim jeans, that does open up a few possibilities, like several Pure Blue Japan models.
post #11929 of 20553
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Originally Posted by commodorewheeler View Post
That's a tough one, mainly because of the non-contrast stitching requirement. There aren't a lot of straight cut raw selvage denim jeans with non-contrast stitching out there that come to mind. Probably the only one that comes to mind off the top of my head out of what's readily available are the overdyed version of the Iron Heart 634-S. The stitching, like the rest of the jean, is overdyed black, but it will eventually wear to its original orange color.

If you are willing to accept something a bit lower end, Naked & Famous' Slim Guy cut is fairly similar to the 634-S, but with a lower rise. There are several different raw denims in the Slim Guy cut that have non-contrast stitching, such as the Elephant denim.

If you are willing to consider slim jeans, that does open up a few possibilities, like several Pure Blue Japan models.

Speaking of low rise,

What are some of the low rise jeans in each price/quality bracket you can recommend. I'm not even sure what measurements qualify as low rise. I just know the few that say they are 'low rise' seem to fit me best (i don't have that gap on the waist band above my ass).
post #11930 of 20553
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I don't think there's a set definition of "low rise" because of the grading between sizes, but I typically think of it as ~9.5" and under based on a tagged 32.
post #11931 of 20553
Please don't kill me for this question I'm just a little confused. So I want to get some decent jeans to upgrade from my 514s and I really like the APC New Standards. Here's my question, if I'm a 31" waist and I size down 2 for vanity, should I size down 1 more for stretch or is sizing down for vanity enough? I'd like to have a decent slim fit but not skinny. I'm 6'2" 175 lbs if that matters any.
post #11932 of 20553
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2. Just 2.
post #11933 of 20553
Anyone have an opinion on WeSC jeans?
post #11934 of 20553
Thread Starter 
An unkind one, yes.
post #11935 of 20553
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Originally Posted by whodini View Post
2. Just 2.

Thank you, sir.
post #11936 of 20553
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Originally Posted by ranker View Post
Speaking of low rise,

What are some of the low rise jeans in each price/quality bracket you can recommend. I'm not even sure what measurements qualify as low rise. I just know the few that say they are 'low rise' seem to fit me best (i don't have that gap on the waist band above my ass).

I don't know what the strict definition of low-rise is, but for what I consider low-rise in the $150-and-under range, I would recommend the aforementioned N&F Slim Guys. If you are willing to spend over $250, I think the Studio D'Artisan SD-103 is an even better way to go.

Low rise jeans aren't extremely popular right now, it seems the majority of models available nowadays are what I would consider mid-to-high rise.
post #11937 of 20553
Can anyone recommend a nice pair of jeans preferably tapered or something a little more fitted (not skinny) in a light blue color with a price range similar to the N&F jeans?
post #11938 of 20553
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Anyone have an opinion on WeSC jeans?

I owned a pair of their selvage jeans once, and if you can get their selvage models brand new in the $80 range (basically, on sale), they're OK for the price. Compared to anything more expensive than that, though, their stuff is of lower quality.
post #11939 of 20553
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Originally Posted by commodorewheeler View Post
I don't know what the strict definition of low-rise is, but for what I consider low-rise in the $150-and-under range, I would recommend the aforementioned N&F Slim Guys. If you are willing to spend over $250, I think the Studio D'Artisan SD-103 is an even better way to go.

Low rise jeans aren't extremely popular right now, it seems the majority of models available nowadays are what I would consider mid-to-high rise.

I've noticed. mid to high rise don't fit me well. The sales associates tell me I got a perky ass so mid to high rise jeans always leave a gap along my back at the waist band. I've been searching for low rise jeans since the Diesel Safado's (i know i know, everyone here hates Diesel) fit me best by hugging me just barely above my hips. I just bought a pair of Flat Heads SE05BSP's and N&F Weird Guys (and waiting for the Iron Hearts 301S) hoping it'll give me a slim, low rise fit that works.

Are there any jeans with like an 8 inch rise?
post #11940 of 20553
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Are there any jeans with like an 8 inch rise?
Yes, women's jeans. If you are skinny you could probably pull off some of the straighter women's cuts without looking like a cross-dresser.
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