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post #15481 of 20607
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Originally Posted by Erenoth View Post


Could you elaborate on what sort of fit you're looking for? Also, there are virtually millions of shades of indigo. Are you looking for something BLUE blue ("vintage" wash by most terms), or something dark? Light? Shrug.

Sure, I want something that will isn't skin tight but isn't baggy either. I'm really skinny, 6' 130lbs. I want dark indigo.
post #15482 of 20607
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Originally Posted by HarrisonK View Post


Sure, I want something that will isn't skin tight but isn't baggy either. I'm really skinny, 6' 130lbs. I want dark indigo.

Have you looked into Naked and Famous at all? They have a plethora of fabrics in three simple cuts that fit most-everybody. If you're looking for something that is both excellent and unique, check out their Japan Heritage jeans at blueowlworkshop-

WG - http://blueowl.us/scripts/psp/VB_Bridge3.dll?VBPROG=\bin\shop.prodt.detail&SKU=7991900
SG - http://blueowl.us/scripts/psp/VB_Bridge3.dll?VBPROG=\bin\shop.prodt.detail&SKU=7991901

Here's their official site along with fit info, too- http://www.nakedandfamousdenim.com/

They release new products so often that the site isn't typically up-to-date, but everything you find on there should be available via one of the SF affiliate stores. For detailed information regarding the different cuts, I'd check out the offical N&F thread on SW&D. There are hundreds of thorough posts on the subject.
post #15483 of 20607
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Originally Posted by Erenoth View Post


Have you looked into Naked and Famous at all? They have a plethora of fabrics in three simple cuts that fit most-everybody. If you're looking for something that is both excellent and unique, check out their Japan Heritage jeans at blueowlworkshop-

WG - http://blueowl.us/scripts/psp/VB_Bridge3.dll?VBPROG=\bin\shop.prodt.detail&SKU=7991900
SG - http://blueowl.us/scripts/psp/VB_Bridge3.dll?VBPROG=\bin\shop.prodt.detail&SKU=7991901

Here's their official site along with fit info, too- http://www.nakedandfamousdenim.com/

They release new products so often that the site isn't typically up-to-date, but everything you find on there should be available via one of the SF affiliate stores. For detailed information regarding the different cuts, I'd check out the offical N&F thread on SW&D. There are hundreds of thorough posts on the subject.

Thanks! That was a big help. I'll look into them. What are the SF affiliate stores? And do you know if there is anywhere in NYC that I can try on a few pairs of these before I buy?
post #15484 of 20607
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Originally Posted by HarrisonK View Post


Thanks! That was a big help. I'll look into them. What are the SF affiliate stores? And do you know if there is anywhere in NYC that I can try on a few pairs of these before I buy?

Considering the majority of the stores that carry high-quality denim are located in NYC, you shouldn't have a problem finding them. From what I've read, Barneys would be a good place to start with; they carry many exclusive pairs from N&F, including the Momotaro X N&F, and Big John X N&F recently. Blue in Green SOHO carries N&F, and you'll likely find many other stores in the affiliates links tab on the right side of the page. Someone more knowledgeable about NYC should chime in now.
post #15485 of 20607
i have 2 nudie jeans about to be purchased off ssense. they're grim tim dry navy jeans and grim tim black black jeans. it says the grim tim dry jeans are recycled. what's the difference? are they nice jeans for $190 ea? i want jeans that will last a long time. how do i know if they're raw selvedge? and whats the fits like? i dont want them tight.

my favorite jeans right now are my levis 511 i find the fits perfect 32w, 30L
post #15486 of 20607
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Originally Posted by hoozah View Post

and whats the fits like? i dont want them tight.

I have a pair of Grim Tims and they are currently my favorite jeans. I don't like super tight either, I find these to be perfect. Of course, our bodies are probably different, as well as our definition of "tight" but I imagine if you like 511's, you won't think the Grim Tim is too tight. Hope that helps.
post #15487 of 20607
looking for denim with a bit of a grey or green cast, similar to KMW or 5ep, but with a cut similar to skull 5507 (mid/low rise with pretty slim seat, but generous in the thighs, and a taper). Probably too much to ask for...
post #15488 of 20607
Just of the top of my head, green selvedge Weird Guys? You're probably looking for something a little higher-end.
post #15489 of 20607
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Originally Posted by Vin E Bravo View Post

Sup, brahs....

 

I just got my first 'real' pair of Raw Selvedge jeans (N&F Weird Guy).   I'm a 32-30, so I'll need them hemmed a few inches. 

 

My goal is to have whatever hemming/stitch method used to retain a natural drape, break etc..etc..and not look like shit, to be blunt.

 

That being said, should I;

 

1)  HEMS: Have them keep the original hems or just lop them off and create a new one?

 

2) STiching: Chain stitch 'em or some other easier/cheaper method?

 

3) Slanted/Angled Hem:  Will this make them look better?

 

4) Any other considerations?

 

 

I'm aware these topics have been belabored over endlessly, but wanting to honor the asshole noob tradition, I was hoping someone could shed some more light....happy.gif

 

 

Thanks.

 

 

 



Lil' help with the above? 

 

post #15490 of 20607
"Just of the top of my head, green selvedge Weird Guys? You're probably looking for something a little higher-end. "
-that fits my request pretty well, would probably like to go for something higher end though
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Originally Posted by Vin E Bravo View Post





Lil' help with the above? 

 


1) HEMS: Have them keep the original hems or just lop them off and create a new one?

2) STiching: Chain stitch 'em or some other easier/cheaper method?

3) Slanted/Angled Hem: Will this make them look better?

4) Any other considerations?


Don't do original hems, makes them stack funny. Chain stich if easily available to you, but if not I wouldn't spend a ton of money shipping it somewhere special to chain stich, it really doesn't matter much. Just take it to your local taylor and do a regular hem on them, works just fine.
post #15491 of 20607
Does anyone here wear H&M Braggs? They are my go-to, but the fit on their raw versions are a bit different than the rest of their washes. Is there a high quality selvage jean that fits similar?
Low rise.
Generous but fitted seat.
Straight leg.
post #15492 of 20607
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Originally Posted by blynch View Post

"Just of the top of my head, green selvedge Weird Guys? You're probably looking for something a little higher-end. "
-that fits my request pretty well, would probably like to go for something higher end though



1) HEMS: Have them keep the original hems or just lop them off and create a new one?

2) STiching: Chain stitch 'em or some other easier/cheaper method?

3) Slanted/Angled Hem: Will this make them look better?

4) Any other considerations?


Don't do original hems, makes them stack funny. Chain stich if easily available to you, but if not I wouldn't spend a ton of money shipping it somewhere special to chain stich, it really doesn't matter much. Just take it to your local taylor and do a regular hem on them, works just fine.



From much of what I've read, unless it's (1) a faded pair with 'worn/distressed' effects at the hem, or there are (2) intentions of re-selling the jeans and keeping the value up, there doesn't seem to be a point in keeping the original hems.   Am I correct in saying this?

 

As for the chainstitching, is it also resale value thing, or are there other benefits to it, as far as a more natural drape, more reinforcement so it doesn't wear down, etc...?

 

Please excuse the Noobality of my questions...shog[1].gif

 

 

 

post #15493 of 20607
Raw denim noob here, asked in the N&F thread already but i'll see if i can get more answers here


i'm about 5'7 and seeing that pretty much all raw denim comes in 33+ inseam which is too long for me, should I buy all raw denim in a waist size bigger than what i'm used to, and then shrink them down with washing?
post #15494 of 20607
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Originally Posted by Vin E Bravo View Post





From much of what I've read, unless it's (1) a faded pair with 'worn/distressed' effects at the hem, or there are (2) intentions of re-selling the jeans and keeping the value up, there doesn't seem to be a point in keeping the original hems.   Am I correct in saying this?

 

As for the chainstitching, is it also resale value thing, or are there other benefits to it, as far as a more natural drape, more reinforcement so it doesn't wear down, etc...?

 

Please excuse the Noobality of my questions...shog%5B1%5D.gif

 

 

 


original hem only useful to keep distressed hems. On raw denim there is no point, waste of money and actually worse than just hemming normal.

Chainstitch will please the denim gods, and might slightly improve resale, but in real life it will have little difference.

seriously just get them hemmed locally, regular hem anywhere can do it.
post #15495 of 20607
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Originally Posted by UltimateSwag View Post

Raw denim noob here, asked in the N&F thread already but i'll see if i can get more answers here


i'm about 5'7 and seeing that pretty much all raw denim comes in 33+ inseam which is too long for me, should I buy all raw denim in a waist size bigger than what i'm used to, and then shrink them down with washing?

no, waist will end up stretching back out, usually an inch or 2 greater than it starts, depending on the denim. Generally you can hot soak your denim when you get it, that will get most of the shrinkage out, them hem if you need them shorter (at 5'7" you will probably need to hem most denim or have huge stacks).
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