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post #14281 of 20655
How's the quality comparison between Uniqlo MIJ, APC and RRL?
post #14282 of 20655
Ok guys, about to buy a pair of jeans The Flat Head SE05BSP or Pure Blue Japan XX013? Edit: got flat heads
post #14283 of 20655
Two questions

Is there anything that can be done about this knee bulging/creases weirdness that happens on new raw jeans? I'm sure there is an official name for it. When I sit in a chair it seems to happen and then when I stand up, the denim on the outside of the knee hinges in.

What's a good recommendation for a slim straight pair of raw jeans for a guy like me with no ass. Diaper butt is best avoided. I have a pair of APC NS (sized down 3) and they are great in the butt and crotch but I don't like the look in the legs - too tight. Prefer a 514 cut.

Thanks!
post #14284 of 20655
Looking for the last pair of jeans I'll ever buy (until moving on to middle-aged dad jeans, anyway).

Maybe a slight exaggeration. I'm in my mid-20's and in school for another year or two, but I can't wear jeans to work so they're limited to weekends, running errands, and those days I just need to throw something on to make it to class. I have some 3Sixteen SL-100x's for this purpose, which I wear faded and cuffed, as well as some Levi's 514's. I'd wear the 514's when I need a dressier unfaded/uncuffed look, but even these are starting to show wear.

I'm looking for jeans to replace the 514's. Something in a straight not-too-slim fit that I'll wear hemmed, with an ~8-8.5" leg opening, 29 or 30 waist. Plain and dark, with minimal (if any) eye-catching detailing. Made in USA is a plus. These will be worn pretty infrequently, so I'm debating how much to spend. On the one hand, I'd be satisfied with something ~$200. On the other, something built solid enough (I was looking at the Iron Heart DC4001) would probably look great for years. Any suggestions?
post #14285 of 20655
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Originally Posted by Threak View Post
Looking for the last pair of jeans I'll ever buy (until moving on to middle-aged dad jeans, anyway).

Maybe a slight exaggeration. I'm in my mid-20's and in school for another year or two, but I can't wear jeans to work so they're limited to weekends, running errands, and those days I just need to throw something on to make it to class. I have some 3Sixteen SL-100x's for this purpose, which I wear faded and cuffed, as well as some Levi's 514's. I'd wear the 514's when I need a dressier unfaded/uncuffed look, but even these are starting to show wear.

I'm looking for jeans to replace the 514's. Something in a straight not-too-slim fit that I'll wear hemmed, with an ~8-8.5" leg opening, 29 or 30 waist. Plain and dark, with minimal (if any) eye-catching detailing. Made in USA is a plus. These will be worn pretty infrequently, so I'm debating how much to spend. On the one hand, I'd be satisfied with something ~$200. On the other, something built solid enough (I was looking at the Iron Heart DC4001) would probably look great for years. Any suggestions?

Nice, this is exactly what I'm looking for as well.

So far from my research, it seems that maybe Uniqlo made in Japan could suit our needs. I've also heard great things about Eternal 881s, which are slow to fade (good) and high quality. Let us know what you decide! (What about RRL low straights?)
post #14286 of 20655
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Originally Posted by corneliusparky View Post
Is there anything that can be done about the knee bulging/creases weirdness that happens on new raw jeans? I'm sure there is an official name for it. When I sit in a chair it seems to happen and then when I stand up, the denim on the outside of the knee hinges in.

The official name is knee boobs and afaik nothing can be done about it. Some brands and cuts do it less than others. Iron Heart 634s for example does it very little. In general, straighter cuts won't do it as much or as noticably as slimmer cuts.
post #14287 of 20655
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Originally Posted by kurupted View Post
Nice, this is exactly what I'm looking for as well. So far from my research, it seems that maybe Uniqlo made in Japan could suit our needs. I've also heard great things about Eternal 881s, which are slow to fade (good) and high quality. Let us know what you decide! (What about RRL low straights?)
Hmm, I was itching to jump the gun since I'd heard about Self Edge's sale, but now I think these are what I'm looking for: Pure Blue Japan Jeans - NC-005 Slim Straight - No Fade Blue The cut sounds about right, and I like the no-fade property. Since I want to wear these to dressier occasions, and considering I got half a beer spilled on my just-washed jeans last weekend, I like the idea of being able to wash the stink out without worries and still get a long life out of them.
post #14288 of 20655
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Originally Posted by Threak View Post
Hmm, I was itching to jump the gun since I'd heard about Self Edge's sale, but now I think these are what I'm looking for:
Pure Blue Japan Jeans - NC-005 Slim Straight - No Fade Blue

The cut sounds about right, and I like the no-fade property. Since I want to wear these to dressier occasions, and considering I got half a beer spilled on my just-washed jeans last weekend, I like the idea of being able to wash the stink out without worries and still get a long life out of them.

Yeah these look really promising actually - going to check them out when i visit NYC, i hope the fit is not too tight though
post #14289 of 20655
Looking for a recommendation for a project jean to do over the summer. It's fast approaching the time where my 21oz SDAs will be too heavy for being good for anything except accumulating ballsweat and I don't want to be stuck with a one jean rotation that's a pair of vanilla 501 STFs. Interested in some fast faders because these SDAs are fucking with my head. Anything around a 7.5 to 8" leg opening post soak will work nicely. And I guess I like mid to higher rise, for some reason. Prefer nothing too slim in the thighs. Was kinda hoping to stick with japanese but I guess I'd do american, too.
post #14290 of 20655
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Originally Posted by Threak View Post
Looking for the last pair of jeans I'll ever buy (until moving on to middle-aged dad jeans, anyway).

Maybe a slight exaggeration. I'm in my mid-20's and in school for another year or two, but I can't wear jeans to work so they're limited to weekends, running errands, and those days I just need to throw something on to make it to class. I have some 3Sixteen SL-100x's for this purpose, which I wear faded and cuffed, as well as some Levi's 514's. I'd wear the 514's when I need a dressier unfaded/uncuffed look, but even these are starting to show wear.

I'm looking for jeans to replace the 514's. Something in a straight not-too-slim fit that I'll wear hemmed, with an ~8-8.5" leg opening, 29 or 30 waist. Plain and dark, with minimal (if any) eye-catching detailing. Made in USA is a plus. These will be worn pretty infrequently, so I'm debating how much to spend. On the one hand, I'd be satisfied with something ~$200. On the other, something built solid enough (I was looking at the Iron Heart DC4001) would probably look great for years. Any suggestions?

Flat head FH380...
post #14291 of 20655
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Originally Posted by Threak View Post
Looking for the last pair of jeans I'll ever buy (until moving on to middle-aged dad jeans, anyway). Maybe a slight exaggeration. I'm in my mid-20's and in school for another year or two, but I can't wear jeans to work so they're limited to weekends, running errands, and those days I just need to throw something on to make it to class. I have some 3Sixteen SL-100x's for this purpose, which I wear faded and cuffed, as well as some Levi's 514's. I'd wear the 514's when I need a dressier unfaded/uncuffed look, but even these are starting to show wear. I'm looking for jeans to replace the 514's. Something in a straight not-too-slim fit that I'll wear hemmed, with an ~8-8.5" leg opening, 29 or 30 waist. Plain and dark, with minimal (if any) eye-catching detailing. Made in USA is a plus. These will be worn pretty infrequently, so I'm debating how much to spend. On the one hand, I'd be satisfied with something ~$200. On the other, something built solid enough (I was looking at the Iron Heart DC4001) would probably look great for years. Any suggestions?
Flat head FH380 or if you want that made in USA thing, get the ROY jeans, made by one man, in the USA. you can get either at selfedge.com
post #14292 of 20655
Please someone help me with my jeans.

I am 5'8", weigh 200 pounds, and wear size 38 pants and size 10 shoes. I purchased a bunch of Levi's 505 jeans, had them hemmed and the leg opening looks really big. I think it covers too much of my shoes and boots and looks out of proportion to my body. I am happy with the waist fit, thighs, legs, but the way the leg opening falls on my shoes looks not quite right to me.

What do you all think? What can I do? I don't want to taper from the knee to solve the problem since I want to avoid looking like an ice cream cone. Could I just do a slight taper at the very bottom of the jeans to get the leg opening a bit smaller on the jeans? Would that look strange? I measure the leg opening from the jeans in the pics at 19.5. I was thinking of taking off just a but, perhaps just an inch.

Help! I buy jeans so rarely and I want to get this just right.



post #14293 of 20655
who makes the most durable raw jean? Someone told me somet was the best, but I always thought ironhearts were
post #14294 of 20655
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Originally Posted by ElJaguario View Post
who makes the most durable raw jean? Someone told me somet was the best, but I always thought ironhearts were
arguably, by denim construction, double ringspun denim. by jeans construction, any brand/model that uses poly-cotton thread.



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Originally Posted by Astronaut888 View Post
Anyone have any thoughts on these Skulls?


Considering picking them up, but the fit in the photo on SelfEdge looks extreme antifit/baggy. I assume this is b/c they are unsanforized and the model is wearing a pair that simply don't fit.
that's the fit of the cut/model, bro. dunno if that was Sidney, but the photo illustrates that the cut ain't slim__ more like in the realm of the repros.



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Originally Posted by Trapp View Post
this makes a lot of sense. it does seem to be the pulling on the waistband that initially caused and now holds the crease in place. looking forward to seeing how you solved that with the tacking. i'll be doing it myself.
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Originally Posted by IIIrd Icon View Post
i had same situation with my 5000ai, FC 1108, etc. imo, it's got something to do with throwing off the alignment of the fly flaps [on certain cuts] when you stretch out the waistband. ironing won't do it. just stitch up/tack the [fly] lips together @ the point where it's tugging__ make sure you're tacking between fly buttons, so you have access to the button holes. i'd illustrate with a photo, but i'm on my way out for work right now. i'll post later.


as promised. you can rip out the tacking once the denim settles [after a few washes].
post #14295 of 20655
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Originally Posted by Threak View Post
I'm looking for jeans to replace the 514's. Something in a straight not-too-slim fit that I'll wear hemmed, with an ~8-8.5" leg opening, 29 or 30 waist. Plain and dark, with minimal (if any) eye-catching detailing. Made in USA is a plus. These will be worn pretty infrequently, so I'm debating how much to spend. On the one hand, I'd be satisfied with something ~$200. On the other, something built solid enough (I was looking at the Iron Heart DC4001) would probably look great for years. Any suggestions?
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Originally Posted by danilo View Post
Flat head FH380

OP wants somethng simple & not an attention grabber. 380s got these:


... that's after the tail swirls had been taken out, even [hand-embro added to secure the ends]. RRL or Sugarcane '66 would be closer to his criteria, aside from the ROYs. the price point is beyond the $200 mark tho'.
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