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post #16591 of 20856
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Originally Posted by austinite View Post

I have a pair of APC NS that I like a lot in terms of quality and construction. They are exactly the amount of nice-ness I want. However, the rise is a little too low for my body type, and I would prefer something that fits more like a pair of 501s.
Please recommend me something that is at the level of price and quality as the APCs, but with the 501-ish fit (most importantly higher rise than the NS)
Thanks!
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Originally Posted by bik2101 View Post



N&F weird guys is pretty close but has a slightly higher rise than the NS. 

The Weird Guy fits nothing like a 501, it's way too tapered, and IME, has even a slightly lower rise than the NS.

I would recommend looking at the APC Rescues. You get the same quality and construction as the NS, but a higher rise and a straight leg like on the 501s.
post #16592 of 20856
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Originally Posted by commodorewheeler View Post


The Weird Guy fits nothing like a 501, it's way too tapered, and IME, has even a slightly lower rise than the NS.
I would recommend looking at the APC Rescues. You get the same quality and construction as the NS, but a higher rise and a straight leg like on the 501s.


well i have no idea about what the 501 fits like, i was only making a comparison to the NS. and having both the NS and WG, the NS definitley has a slightly lower rise than the WG. 

post #16593 of 20856
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Originally Posted by bik2101 View Post




well i have no idea about what the 501 fits like, i was only making a comparison to the NS. and having both the NS and WG, the NS definitley has a slightly lower rise than the WG. 


If that is true, at least one of these two companies is having problems with consistent quality control.

Front rise measurement of my size 32 APC NS: 10.75"

Front rise measurement of my size 32 N&F WG: 10.5"

Like I said before, not a huge difference, but my NS has a higher rise than my WG.
post #16594 of 20856
Any recommendations for washed jeans? Picked up the Wallace & Barnes salt fade jeans I mentioned a few posts back and the fit is just about spot on with what I'm looking for. Slim, but slightly higher rise and just slightly more relaxed than my RRL slims. They have a bit more distressing than I was looking for though and the fades are more yellow (rather than white) than I was hoping. Still debating on whether to keep, but I have a hard time paying 200+ for what is essentially JCrew jeans, so any better ideas are welcome.
post #16595 of 20856
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Originally Posted by commodorewheeler View Post


If that is true, at least one of these two companies is having problems with consistent quality control.
Front rise measurement of my size 32 APC NS: 10.75"
Front rise measurement of my size 32 N&F WG: 10.5"
Like I said before, not a huge difference, but my NS has a higher rise than my WG.


yeah i'll take measurements too when i get home. the difference bw my NS and WG are also small, about 1/4" also. 

post #16596 of 20856
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Originally Posted by bik2101 View Post



yeah i'll take measurements too when i get home. the difference bw my NS and WG are also small, about 1/4" also. 

Just as another voice, my WG's are definitely a lower rise of the two. The only thing lower are maybe my PBJs.
post #16597 of 20856
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post

Any recommendations for washed jeans?
RRL, LVC, PRPS, Gilded Age, Mr. Olive, and Hysteric Glamour to name a few. The denim is good and the washes run from "tasteful" to Euro (like is sometimes the case with PRPS and HG.)
post #16598 of 20856
I'm looking at either the JB0101 or the JB0701 at Blue Owl. I've been in communication with Jay, but I'm looking for some other opinions.

I'm currently 6'2" and 190-195 with a 35" waist and 25" thighs. I usually wear 34x38 STF 501's after a hot soak, but I've lately become interested in slimmer fits. Below are my slimmest fitting jeans.

I don't want to go any slimmer from the thigh down, though I suppose I could go an inch slimmer in the thighs. I honestly don't know if what I've got is a good fit to begin with. Any critiques?


Jeans pictured above- 34" waist, 10.25" rise, 13" thigh (at crotch), 9" knee (13" below crotch), 8.5" leg opening.

Measurements from Blue Owl:
0101- Size 34 (35" waist, 12" rise, 12" thigh, 9.5" knee, 39" inseam, 8.75" leg opening)
0101- Size 33 (34" waist, 10.25" rise, 11.5" thigh, 9" knee, 39" inseam, 8.4" leg opening)

0701- Size 33 (35" waist, 11" rise, 11.75" thigh, 9.1" knee, 39" inseam, 8.5" leg opening)
0701- Size 34 (36" waist, 11.25" rise, 12.25" thigh, 9.5" knee, 39" inseam, 9" leg opening)

Right now, I'm between the 0101 in sz34 or the 0701 in sz33. It seems like I'm either going to be swimming in the waist or too snug in the thigh.

Any advise? Thanks.
Edited by Boognish - 12/8/11 at 2:25pm
post #16599 of 20856
I was just looking for an opinion before I pull the trigger on some new jeans. I'm going to buy these jeans and I'm trying to work out the sizing, but being that I've never messed around with shrink to fits, I dont really know what to do. They are unsanfornized and are supposed to be tagged TTS before soaking. There isn't a lot on sizing these so I've emailed the owner of the brand and the one shop that sells these online.

I'm a size 30, and the owner of the brand said to go with a size 30, while the shop told me to size up to a 31. I guess my question is with unsanfronized denim is it better to size up so the waist shrinks down my true size, or do I buy TTS and stretch them out? I know they shrink about 5% (~1.5 inches?) but unfortunately I have no idea about the stretching properties. I do know that they are a relatively loose weave with a chain-stiched waistband if that provides any info.

Thanks for your help...

edit: I've measured my waist out to be a true 30, and most of my jeans have stretched to 30-31 in the waist via BiG measurements, even the ones I consider 'loose' -- this is why I'm thinking of picking up the 30s, but I cant decided.
Edited by gnu - 12/7/11 at 4:04pm
post #16600 of 20856
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Boognish View Post

I'm looking at either the JB0101 or the JB0701 at
Any advise? Thanks.
Yeah, just one question: if neither of those fits really work for you then why are you set on them?
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Originally Posted by gnu View Post

I was just looking for an opinion before I pull the trigger on some new jeans.

Typically, unsanforized jeans shrink to tagged size so it's kind of unusual that you're being told to size up like that. Why doesn't the shop nor the brand know what the post-soak measurement is? That's odd.

Still, if I knew that presoak they were tagged TTS, I'd probably size one up with the stipulation that I wear the jeans when I soak them so that they couldn't get tighter than my waist would allow.

This sounds like a lot of guesswork. Hope these aren't expensive because it sounds like a potentially wasted experiment.
post #16601 of 20856
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Originally Posted by whodini View Post

Typically, unsanforized jeans shrink to tagged size so it's kind of unusual that you're being told to size up like that. Why doesn't the shop nor the brand know what the post-soak measurement is? That's odd.

The shop just started carrying these a week or so ago, so they are not that familiar with the shrinking I would assume. Thats why I thought to pose the question here. It's frustrating, I think somewhere along the line there is some misunderstanding. I did find a place that carries the brand online in Sweden or something and they said jeans ran small, so maybe thats the explanation? Who knows... I think I may just go with a 30 and tough it out. Since they are tagged 30 and may shrink to ~28.5 or so, in the end wouldnt they stretch like a 1/2 to 1 size larger then 30 in the end anyway?
post #16602 of 20856
nevermind
post #16603 of 20856
Dumb question: I just got a pair of Rag and Bone RB23s in the mail and they're beautiful jeans, but I need to get them hemmed by about two inches. Are there any stores that I can mail them to for chainstitch hemming?
post #16604 of 20856
Self-Edge, BIG, Blueowl etc. all offer mail-in hemming services.
post #16605 of 20856
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by gnu View Post

Since they are tagged 30 and may shrink to ~28.5 or so, in the end wouldnt they stretch like a 1/2 to 1 size larger then 30 in the end anyway?
That's a lot of assumptions because they might shrink to 28" (or more). Some brands stretch out more than others but you can probably expect at least an inch back.
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Are there any stores that I can mail them to for chainstitch hemming?
I'd probably stick to BlueOwl. There are several places in LA that offer the service but probably not the same price or quality of service that J can offer.
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Originally Posted by cyc wid it View Post

Self-Edge, BIG, Blueowl etc. all offer mail-in hemming services.

Does SE still do mail-ins? I thought someone on here said that they stopped offering that service.
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