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What jeans are these?

They're LVC, yeah, but can't determine which model. Photo from TBS.

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I just bought a pair of PBJ xx-011 Raw's in size 28. The measurements for a size 28 posted on Blue in Green says that the waist is a 30.5. My waist is a 30, but when I got the pants, I could not get the waist button to button at all. They fit so tightly throughout that I had trouble even getting them on and this is before hot soaking!

I didn't want to force them too much so I am going to exchange them. Not sure if I should get a size 29 or size 30 because I'm not sure how much they stretch and whether or not they run true to size. I am planning to hot soak them once I get them. Any input would be appreciated thanks!
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^ did you look at the one-wash measurements? it shrinks 1.5 inches in the waist with a wash and 1 in in the thigh which is huge. I think your more like a 29 or 30. I say look at the one wash measurements too because you are going to wash your jeans.
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Originally Posted by htrieu View Post

I just bought a pair of PBJ xx-011 Raw's in size 28. The measurements for a size 28 posted on Blue in Green says that the waist is a 30.5. My waist is a 30, but when I got the pants, I could not get the waist button to button at all. They fit so tightly throughout that I had trouble even getting them on and this is before hot soaking!

I didn't want to force them too much so I am going to exchange them. Not sure if I should get a size 29 or size 30 because I'm not sure how much they stretch and whether or not they run true to size. I am planning to hot soak them once I get them. Any input would be appreciated thanks!

Did you measure your waist yourself, or is the 30 your size in other brands of jeans?
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^ did you look at the one-wash measurements? it shrinks 1.5 inches in the waist with a wash and 1 in in the thigh which is huge. I think your more like a 29 or 30. I say look at the one wash measurements too because you are going to wash your jeans.

Thanks for the tips. Will they stretch out to prewash size after some wear? Perhaps stretch more than prewash size?

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Did you measure your waist yourself, or is the 30 your size in other brands of jeans?

Measured myself. My other brand of jeans are 15.5" at the waist now since they have stretched a bit.
Edited by htrieu - 11/18/11 at 8:35pm
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Thanks for the tips. Will they stretch out to prewash size after some wear? Perhaps stretch more than prewash size?
Measured myself. My other brand of jeans are 15.5" at the waist now since they have stretched a bit.

I think you will be a 29 or a 30 in this model, depending on how tight you want them to fit.

The waist will stretch back out to pre-wash size and possibly beyond, but the hips, thighs, and knees are much harder to stretch out through just wearing the jeans. If the 28 raw was really tight on you, you might be more of a 30 than a 29, since the raw 30 will shrink down to approximately the size of a raw 28 after a few hot soaks and hot washes later on down the road.
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I think you will be a 29 or a 30 in this model, depending on how tight you want them to fit.
The waist will stretch back out to pre-wash size and possibly beyond, but the hips, thighs, and knees are much harder to stretch out through just wearing the jeans. If the 28 raw was really tight on you, you might be more of a 30 than a 29, since the raw 30 will shrink down to approximately the size of a raw 28 after a few hot soaks and hot washes later on down the road.

Alright, I will give the size 30 a shot and see how it goes. Thanks!
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Left Field is a great company and you can always email Christian at Leftfieldnyc (at) gmail (dot) com.
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If we're strictly talking denim between the three, the LF Nisshinbo is easily the most interesting out of the three. Both White Oak and the mill 316 uses from Okayama are good but aren't as interesting visually as the LFN.

Thank you again for the help. After e-mailing Christian (who was very helpful) I ordered the Nisshinbo and am very happy with the purchase. I really like the look of the denim, the construction is top notch, and I think it's very well priced. It's different from the Stanton which is nice because I didn't want something that looked the same. I just did a soak and then I'll be having them hemmed at a local tailor.
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Ok 43 year old guy, youthful looking with what can be described a husky build 5'10, 36"waist 30 inseam and I'm on the hunt for some new jeans for the wardrobe. What would you recommend for $200 Cdn taxes in on the top end, that's available in Toronto in a straight fit? Specifically a dark rinse may or may not be selvege and I strongly prefer minimal or discrete embroidery/decoration on the pockets. Suggestions?
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Ok 43 year old guy, youthful looking with what can be described a husky build 5'10, 36"waist 30 inseam and I'm on the hunt for some new jeans for the wardrobe. What would you recommend for $200 Cdn taxes in on the top end, that's available in Toronto in a straight fit? Specifically a dark rinse may or may not be selvege and I strongly prefer minimal or discrete embroidery/decoration on the pockets. Suggestions?

Naked & Famous Weird Guy in Indigo or Deep Indigo. Under your price range, should fit.
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Naked & Famous Weird Guy in Indigo or Deep Indigo. Under your price range, should fit.

I'll have a look for them. Thanks!
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Originally Posted by Bill Smith View Post

Ok 43 year old guy, youthful looking with what can be described a husky build 5'10, 36"waist 30 inseam and I'm on the hunt for some new jeans for the wardrobe. What would you recommend for $200 Cdn taxes in on the top end, that's available in Toronto in a straight fit? Specifically a dark rinse may or may not be selvege and I strongly prefer minimal or discrete embroidery/decoration on the pockets. Suggestions?
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Naked & Famous Weird Guy in Indigo or Deep Indigo. Under your price range, should fit.
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Originally Posted by Bill Smith View Post

I'll have a look for them. Thanks!

If you are a husky build, and if you are looking for a straight fit like you originally said, I think the N&F Slim Guy will fit you better than the Weird Guy. The Weird Guy is a heavily tapered jean that tends to be a little bit tight around the calves and ankles on huskier builds. The Slim Guy gives you more room there because it is a straighter cut.

Another straight cut that fits husky builds well in your price range is the APC Rescue, I would recommend checking that one out as well.
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If you are a husky build, and if you are looking for a straight fit like you originally said, I think the N&F Slim Guy will fit you better than the Weird Guy. The Weird Guy is a heavily tapered jean that tends to be a little bit tight around the calves and ankles on huskier builds. The Slim Guy gives you more room there because it is a straighter cut.
Another straight cut that fits husky builds well in your price range is the APC Rescue, I would recommend checking that one out as well.

Thanks for the advice. Suit wise I'm a 44R. I dropped recently from a 46 earlier this year. As much as I want to be down to a 32" waist, I'm a realist. I am physically active working out on average 4-5 days a week with mixture of running and weight training. Thing is my legs will be more the deal breaker courtesy from the dead lifts, squats and walking lunges. Only one way to find out is to try them on.

Thanks for the tip on the APC Rescues. Any other suggestions?
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If you're in the Toronto area, why not just walk into one of our affiliate shops? We can recommend twenty things for you but you won't know what will work best until you try them on for yourself.
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I guess the next question aside from Over the Rainbow in Yorkville where else would be a good place to buy denim in Toronto? I bought my current pairs from Banana Republic four years ago.

Also what is the collective opinion on the Brooks Brothers -Levis collaboration? I know they have a slim/straight fit (the 514s I think) and the pricing sorta falls in my budget range.
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