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@ Whodini:

Thanks for your informative post. Clears up a lot.
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I am wondering if anyone can suggest some good sites that carry accurate measurements for denim? I already have Context and Blue Owl bookmarked but am looking for other suggestions. I am not tied to a specific brand either. Essentially looking to order a pair of jeans and do not feel like asking for measurements from a bunch of random retailers.
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This may seem incredibly stupid and childish, but I just got my first pair of raw denim, and I've been seeing all the beautiful fade pictures online, because of this I'm having a really hard time not obsessing over all the fades coming in.  

 

I know that I should just live my life and not worry about how blue my pants are, but it's just too intriguing to try and watch (and speed up) the rate at which the different little movements you make affect the jeans you are wearing.

 

So does anyone have any tips for just forgetting about fades until they actually exist?  Or I just have "new-denim" jitters?

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Lol just be patient, you won't be obsessed with it after a couple weeks and before you know it you won't believe that they used to be so dark/crisp.

Anyway, anybody have any opinion on these?

http://www.contextclothing.com/item.php?id=2305

I'm looking for my next pair of raws b/c my weird guys are close to being blown out in the crotch. How's the stretch/sizing on Japan blue? I'm wearing 32" WG's so I'm thinking either 32 or 33 on these...
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Ok, so I purchased a pair of Sz 34 APC New Standards last year and via a combination of losing some weight and the jeans getting stretched, I sold them on ebay and am looking for a new pair of denim to purchase. A couple of things to note. I have pretty big theighs so anything skinny si not going to work. Also, I need to find the right balance of room in the theigh without too much in the waist.

I do not live in a big city, or really any city that has a shop that sells quality denim in it (or anythign near it within hundreds of miles). That said, I was recently in Montreal and was able to try on a few different pairs of the following:

- APC NS sz 33 - Fit pretty well in the theigh (11.75" according to the Context Shop site) but a touch too much room in the waist. My fear would be buying these and they would stretch out in the waist a lot.

- Naked and Famous Weird Guy sz 33 - Room for days in the waist but too tight on the theighs which is odd considering on the Blue Owl site, it looks like there should have been lots of room in the theighs.

Given that, I need a pair of jeans with the measurements for theighs of around 11.75 to 12" and the waist at around 33.5". I like the leg opening at around 8"

I am looking at the Rogue Territory Stanton as one to try as well as 3sixteen. Any other thoughts for a slim (but not skinny) straight leg pair of jeans? Budget is around $200ish before shipping.
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should i size down 1 or 2 on new cures?
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size down 5
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Originally Posted by fried_eggs View Post

Lol just be patient, you won't be obsessed with it after a couple weeks and before you know it you won't believe that they used to be so dark/crisp.

Anyway, anybody have any opinion on these?

http://www.contextclothing.com/item.php?id=2305

I'm looking for my next pair of raws b/c my weird guys are close to being blown out in the crotch. How's the stretch/sizing on Japan blue? I'm wearing 32" WG's so I'm thinking either 32 or 33 on these...

Japan Blues are awesome, you get the attention to detail and business of a business thats been in the game a long time, momotaro, with a pretty decent price point. As for stretching, you'll get the average .5-1" since its great japanese denim, and same goes for shrinking when washed. I'd size 1 down when picking a pair up since the tagged size runs just a bit big. Hope that helps
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Originally Posted by thebunk View Post

Ok, so I purchased a pair of Sz 34 APC New Standards last year and via a combination of losing some weight and the jeans getting stretched, I sold them on ebay and am looking for a new pair of denim to purchase. A couple of things to note. I have pretty big theighs so anything skinny si not going to work. Also, I need to find the right balance of room in the theigh without too much in the waist.

I do not live in a big city, or really any city that has a shop that sells quality denim in it (or anythign near it within hundreds of miles). That said, I was recently in Montreal and was able to try on a few different pairs of the following:

- APC NS sz 33 - Fit pretty well in the theigh (11.75" according to the Context Shop site) but a touch too much room in the waist. My fear would be buying these and they would stretch out in the waist a lot.

- Naked and Famous Weird Guy sz 33 - Room for days in the waist but too tight on the theighs which is odd considering on the Blue Owl site, it looks like there should have been lots of room in the theighs.

Given that, I need a pair of jeans with the measurements for theighs of around 11.75 to 12" and the waist at around 33.5". I like the leg opening at around 8"

I am looking at the Rogue Territory Stanton as one to try as well as 3sixteen. Any other thoughts for a slim (but not skinny) straight leg pair of jeans? Budget is around $200ish before shipping.

Those are all good choices, definitely take a look at Tellason, the John Graham Mellor is an awesome slim straight jean, and give 3sixteen a good look as well can't go wrong with these man!
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What are some quality brands? I have tried the big brands but the quality seems very low and a lot of times made in indonesia.

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@thebunk, stop looking for slim straight if you have large thighs. get something like a '47 or '55 based cuts where there are more room around the hips & thighs.
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Originally Posted by oilpit View Post

This may seem incredibly stupid and childish, but I just got my first pair of raw denim, and I've been seeing all the beautiful fade pictures online, because of this I'm having a really hard time not obsessing over all the fades coming in.  

 

I know that I should just live my life and not worry about how blue my pants are, but it's just too intriguing to try and watch (and speed up) the rate at which the different little movements you make affect the jeans you are wearing.

 

So does anyone have any tips for just forgetting about fades until they actually exist?  Or I just have "new-denim" jitters?

in the '70's, they have LSD... semi-srsly, it's like a new gf you wanna just bone all the time, just keep wearing them & you'll get over the infatuation wink.gif
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Hey guys, I'm looking for a new pair of slim straight jeans now that I have to retire my Crate Routes after 2.5 years. I have a true waist around 29.
I've been looking into Rogue's territory's Stanton and the japan blue 701's. Can you suggest any other jeans with similar fits around the $200-250 range?
Thanks!
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Thread Starter 
There's a thread on the best jeans for under $200 that you should check out. I, too, have been interested in the 701s, especially at that price.

RRL at retail is ~$230 but you can often find them cheaper on ebay if you're patient. I still think that's some of the best bang for the buck.

If you live in LA, you should check out Civilanaire. Same guy(s) behind Lucky and Jean Shop but their entire line is made there in LA using mostly Japanese fabrics. Frankly, I liked the details and the denim better than Jean Shop and it's cheaper (220.)
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Originally Posted by whodini View Post

There's a thread on the best jeans for under $200 that you should check out. I, too, have been interested in the 701s, especially at that price.

RRL at retail is ~$230 but you can often find them cheaper on ebay if you're patient. I still think that's some of the best bang for the buck.

If you live in LA, you should check out Civilanaire. Same guy(s) behind Lucky and Jean Shop but their entire line is made there in LA using mostly Japanese fabrics. Frankly, I liked the details and the denim better than Jean Shop and it's cheaper (220.)

I walked past the shop and was put off by the fact that almost all the jeans seem to be zip fly. Is that true?
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So I'm heading to Tokyo for a very short trip in 2 weeks, only going to be there 3 days, this is my first time there but will probably spend a day just shopping. I don't have a ton of experience with raw denim, I've had APCs, as well as the Amoskeag's through Context, and am currently breaking in a pair of the LVC 1954z's I got while in San Francisco a few months ago. I've paid a lot of attention to the different US brands, but am sort of clueless when it comes to all the Japanese ones, though I'm interested in getting a pair of Japanese denim while there. I really like the unique look of the Pure Blue XX-010. These come out to around $300 it seems, that's at the higher end of what I'd like to spend (hoping more in the $200-250 range) and as I'm on the heavier side (5'11", 190) with thicker legs, I don't want anything too tapered or slim, but I also don't want baggy (really regret that with my first APCs I got the Rescue instead of the NS).

If anybody has some suggestions for brands or even styles to look out for, I'd really appreciate the help!
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