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Originally Posted by Nopike343 View Post
In that case you probably sized them correctly. That's strange because most of the jeans I try, especially the slim cut are too tight in the thigh. The waist is rarely a problem. Your build looks pretty normal so that seems odd to me. The waist stretches a lot on jeans so even if you have difficulty buttoning them up it should stretch out to a comfortable fit in no time.

Maybe you are just used to very skinny jeans? Ask Kiya on the Self Edge link if he can give you any advise, He is generally very helpful.


Alright. I'll see what I can do.

I appreciate the help very much. Thanks.
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WOW, sorry I did not know you owned this forum. I have not spent my entire adult life on this forum so I'm certain I am not an expert like you but I believe the advise I gave was very reasonable.
Reasonable? Exactly what benefit would hot soaking and throwing jeans into a dryer have for him? What exactly did you mean by "for max shrinkage?" So many times I've seen people who don't have a clue what to do with their jeans come across some "advise" like yours and ruin their chance at any possible return with a vendor. It's horrible "advise" that's only compounded by the fact that they're not your jeans nor is it with your money.
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Originally Posted by whodini View Post
Reasonable? Exactly what benefit would hot soaking and throwing jeans into a dryer have for him? What exactly did you mean by "for max shrinkage?"

So many times I've seen people who don't have a clue what to do with their jeans come across some "advise" like that and ruin their chance at any possible return with a vendor.
Since you are the "expert" you know that he has already soaked them and most if not all vendors will not take them back at that point.
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Answer my question.
post #12680 of 21424
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WOW, sorry I did not know you owned this forum. I have not spent my entire adult life on this forum so I'm certain I am not an expert like you but I believe the advise I gave was very reasonable.

lol, you think too highly of yourself brah. That was a shitty advise
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Answer my question.
Slow night there in LA?
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Slow night there in LA?
Pulling a page from JohnH's playbook, I see. That's fine, it just reinforces the point I was making. If you have personal anecdotes such as, "When I had xyz problem, I did abc," then that's great and very helpful. But blankly repeating advice you picked up somewhere else without full disclosure... is a pretty shitty thing to do to someone who clearly doesn't know better or others who happen across that tidbit while being in the same boat.
post #12683 of 21424
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Originally Posted by masshi View Post
What are your guys' opinions on tailoring a pair of raw denim jeans?

I asked once before, and one guy was really against the entire idea. But man, this pair (my first) is just not working at all for me. Either I tailor them so that I can actually wear them, or just come to terms that I wasted a lot on jeans I'll never wear (or try to sell them, but I don't think anybody wants 'em).


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


That's how they should fit. ^^^^


http://i1003.photobucket.com/albums/...i/DSCN2020.jpg

http://i1003.photobucket.com/albums/...i/DSCN2021.jpg

http://i1003.photobucket.com/albums/...i/DSCN2022.jpg


How they look on me ^^^^^


So, what should I do?



(On a side note, assuming that I decide to go through with the tailoring...

It may be a long shot, but anybody here in the San Francisco area know of any good tailors? And is tailoring expensive? Already spent a little over $350, and I really don't want to spend much more.)

FYI, the model on the Self Edge website for that jean, Sidney Lo, has a uniquely slim build. Most people won't be able to achieve the same fit that you see with him with the majority of jeans modeled by him there.

IIRC, Kiya, the owner of Self Edge, has posted here before saying that Self Edge can tailor the jeans for you and have them still look good after the alterations. So inquiring back at Self Edge about the tailoring might be a good place to start.
post #12684 of 21424
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The thing is, though, is that the waist is already tight and the crotch really rides up as they are now. I think you can see it in the pics.


Anymore shrinking, and I physcially won't be able to wear them.

What you are saying here doesn't seem to match up with your fit pics. In the pictures, it looks like the jeans are too big for you everywhere, but you are saying that the waist is tight and the crotch rides up. Are your fit pics pre-or post-soak?
post #12685 of 21424
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Originally Posted by robba View Post
can someone recommend me a new pair slightly roomier than apc ns?
I already sized up but the calves area is still to small.

+1 I'm in the same boat. Anyone have any recommendations?
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+1 I'm in the same boat. Anyone have any recommendations?


http://www.selfedge.com/shop/index.p...roducts_id=438

you might like these
post #12687 of 21424
sigh. APC Rescue is the most logical choice no?
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Originally Posted by Nopike343 View Post
Looks like the pair on the SE model are sized down and very tight. Do you really want them that tight? You could return them and size down. If you have not washed them, they will shrink.

I have a pair of Sugar Cane 2009 which is a slim cut that I bought from SE. As they were worn and washed they draped better and looked slimmer then in their raw state.
Forget tailoring that will ruin them. Sell them on SF before you do that. I'm sure you could sell them easy and for a good price they look brand new.
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Originally Posted by masshi View Post
Yeah, those are post-soak.
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Originally Posted by Nopike343 View Post
Hot soak and throw them in the dryer to get maximum shrinkage.
how did u size them? did u hot or cold soak? the denim shrinks quite a bit more after wash. FYI this model shrinks below tagged. if you're on the slim side u can prolly TTS, but on regular built sizing up is imperative on this particular model.

judging from your fit pix u either don't know your normal size on raw japs [w/c unintentionally made size up too much] or you have not achieved shrinkage [on soaking]. imo, if you sized up too much, i suggest to cut your loses & sell or trade. there's quite a lot of kids who fcuked up sizing on this model, thinking they can size down. it's a "LOT 10" of FH... i'm referring to the infamous Lot# 10 of Samurai.



btw__ @Nopike__ different denims have different behavior__ even from the same company like Samurai who offers a variety of options. gotta deal with it on a case by case basis, or even lot to lot [when it comes to sizing]. whodini is right, don't fcuk around with other ppl's jeans.
post #12689 of 21424
Ok guys I slept on getting those waxed April 77 skinny's in black and now I really fucking want them? best place to cop? looking for a 30 i guess - are they vanity sized much.
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Are the APC Rescues really a "relaxed fit" jean or are they more just a standard straight leg? I assume that if I size down 2 I'll end up with a fit something like the Nudie Average Joes? Forgive me for noobness.
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