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post #17311 of 20892
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Originally Posted by stevent View Post

Left Field has some around that range

thanks I see some stocked in BiG, i'll check it out
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Originally Posted by whodini View Post

A lot of what you're asking is in here: http://www.styleforum.net/t/68358/guide-on-how-to-break-in-raw-and-nonraw-jawns/0_50
You soak sanforized because you're getting any shrinkage out of the way. No real downside other than you'd be softening up the denim a bit. Any other advice concerning soaking to do with fading, strengthening, etc. is bullshit, arbitrary, and anecdotal. Hot soak in theory will shrink more. Soak inside out to agitate less.
For every "do this, this, this, and this," there's several hundred people who never have and come out fine. They haven't soaked sanforized, they haven't soaked unsanforized, they hot washed, they cold washed, they etc. etc. etc.
I'd pay anyone here $100 if they could look at a pair of jeans a year or two in and know exactly what was done in terms of care outside of someone regularly washing their jeans.
http://www.styleforum.net/t/157881/non-apc-sub-200-raw-selvage-denim-options/0_50

thanks, I saw that thread but the jeans there are way too slim, 12.5 inch in the thighs is the slimmest I can go with like my N and Fs
post #17312 of 20892
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Originally Posted by stevent View Post

Left Field has some around that range

SO i looked around and left field has their own site, I got a few questions

they have a deadstock and seconds category, I was wondering what the denim that are labeled seconds means, because it seems alot cheaper

and what weight are the left field denim usually? because it does not state on their site
post #17313 of 20892
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Originally Posted by Billster View Post

thanks, I saw that thread but the jeans there are way too slim, 12.5 inch in the thighs is the slimmest I can go with like my N and Fs

There many other threads on here for "dudes with big thighs" or "lifters" or what not. They all give the standard APC Rescuse, Ironheart, etc. replies.

But there is no way that all the jeans listed on that $200 thread are too slim. You might have to shoot a couple of emails out at places for measurements but there are a few relaxed fits in there, like Lee 101B that retails for under $200.

You really should be emailing Left Field with specific questions like that.
post #17314 of 20892
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Originally Posted by Billster View Post

SO i looked around and left field has their own site, I got a few questions
they have a deadstock and seconds category, I was wondering what the denim that are labeled seconds means, because it seems alot cheaper
and what weight are the left field denim usually? because it does not state on their site

You can email Christian at leftfieldnyc (at) gmail (dot) com

Seconds vary, so are good (few slub runs or the like) some are worse. The cone oak greaser ones are a bit lighter I think they are 12.5oz but feel like 11oz or so to me.
post #17315 of 20892
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Originally Posted by hoechi View Post

Hi I'm new here,

 

I want a pair of good jeans, that fit kinda like 511. I wear 29 in 511. I heard good things about APC, but they don't have heavy denim?

What is a good jean with heavy denim that ships to germany, or what size should i go with APC's if I wear 29 in 511.


iron heart is super heavy and super soft.. amazing

 

post #17316 of 20892
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Originally Posted by Ketawa View Post


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I'm not an expert, but here's what I've gathered through osmosis from lurking this forum the last month: I have one pair of sanforized jeans and one pair unsanforized. You don't need to soak if they're sanforized. I don't think that rumor about strengthening the denim is true. If the jeans did shrink a little, it probably wouldn't be more than about 1/2" in inseam. If they shrink in the waist/thighs, they'll just stretch back out again. My unsanforized jeans shrank about 2" in the inseam.

 

The only reason you'd need to wear them while they dry is if the denim was unsanforized and you're afraid they'll shrink too much in the waist/thighs. When I soaked my unsanforized jeans, I did it several times with the hottest tap water from my faucet, had them inside out, and let them dry out completely each time. If you don't use any agitation, the indigo loss will be minimal. I had them in my washing machine with the top open to soak, then let them agitate about half a minute just to make sure I got all the shrinkage out of the way.

u bought 200$ non selvedge jeans???? smh wow x100000
 

 

post #17317 of 20892
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Originally Posted by Walt Thizzney View Post

u bought 200$ non selvedge jeans???? smh wow x100000

 

Do you sound this stupid in real life, too?
post #17318 of 20892
Any recommendations for fit similar to the old Nudie Regular Alfs?

Not sure how to describe them, but I guess low-mid rise, high yoke, relatively loose thighs but overall slim-regular fit, straight leg?

I've tried APC NS and Rescues, Nudie Average Joes, N&F Weird Guys but can't find anything similar and Nudie doesn't make the Regular Alfs anymore. Any ideas?
post #17319 of 20892

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Originally Posted by Walt Thizzney View Post

u bought 200$ non selvedge jeans???? smh wow x100000
 

 

Where did I mention how much I spent? But regardless, both pairs were selvedge. Unsanforized =/= non selvedge. Google ftw.

post #17320 of 20892
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Originally Posted by Billster View Post

thanks I see some stocked in BiG, i'll check it out
thanks, I saw that thread but the jeans there are way too slim, 12.5 inch in the thighs is the slimmest I can go with like my N and Fs

Check this thread:
http://www.styleforum.net/t/66726/muscular-got-big-thighs-want-relaxed-jeans-been-doing-one-squat-too-many-voila
post #17321 of 20892
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Originally Posted by Ketawa View Post



Quote:

I'm not an expert, but here's what I've gathered through osmosis from lurking this forum the last month: I have one pair of sanforized jeans and one pair unsanforized. You don't need to soak if they're sanforized. I don't think that rumor about strengthening the denim is true. If the jeans did shrink a little, it probably wouldn't be more than about 1/2" in inseam. If they shrink in the waist/thighs, they'll just stretch back out again. My unsanforized jeans shrank about 2" in the inseam.

The only reason you'd need to wear them while they dry is if the denim was unsanforized and you're afraid they'll shrink too much in the waist/thighs. When I soaked my unsanforized jeans, I did it several times with the hottest tap water from my faucet, had them inside out, and let them dry out completely each time. If you don't use any agitation, the indigo loss will be minimal. I had them in my washing machine with the top open to soak, then let them agitate about half a minute just to make sure I got all the shrinkage out of the way.

Thanks for reply. So, basically, the strength point is null and the minimal shrinking will stretch back out anyway... so it's effectively useless (more or less).
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Originally Posted by whodini View Post

A lot of what you're asking is in here: http://www.styleforum.net/t/68358/guide-on-how-to-break-in-raw-and-nonraw-jawns/0_50
You soak sanforized because you're getting any shrinkage out of the way. No real downside other than you'd be softening up the denim a bit. Any other advice concerning soaking to do with fading, strengthening, etc. is bullshit, arbitrary, and anecdotal. Hot soak in theory will shrink more. Soak inside out to agitate less.
For every "do this, this, this, and this," there's several hundred people who never have and come out fine. They haven't soaked sanforized, they haven't soaked unsanforized, they hot washed, they cold washed, they etc. etc. etc.
I'd pay anyone here $100 if they could look at a pair of jeans a year or two in and know exactly what was done in terms of care outside of someone regularly washing their jeans.
http://www.styleforum.net/t/157881/non-apc-sub-200-raw-selvage-denim-options/0_50

Thanks for that link. Good thread and helps answer some things. Also... it seems like the only thing it could help with is getting shrinking out of the way, which probably just stretches back out (like other poster said). I'd think the inseam won't stretch as much (unless hung by leg opening) so perhaps i'll consider the soak just to feel better about getting them hemmed accurately.

Thanks again for replies you guys.
post #17322 of 20892

Looking for jeans best suited for my body type, I would wear them to work with a shirt tucked in. My main criteria is fit, not concerned about raw denim etc stretch jeans tend to fit better.

 

I'm 5'8" 153lb, waist 32", seat 38", thigh 23", Inseam 30

 

I think regular rise straight leg, trim but not slim would suit me better.

 

Would say an 11" rise be appropriate?


Edited by RingTail - 2/19/12 at 7:32am
post #17323 of 20892
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Originally Posted by RingTail View Post

Looking for jeans best suited for my body type, I would wear them to work with a shirt tucked in. My main criteria is fit, not concerned about raw denim etc stretch jeans tend to fit better.

I'm 5'8" 153lb, waist 32", seat 38", thigh 23", Inseam 30

I think regular rise straight leg, trim but not slim would suit me better.

Would say an 11" rise be appropriate?

Like most dudes, sounds like you're looking for APC NS.
post #17324 of 20892
How much do you size down for Dior raw denim (MIJ)? I like a slim not jeggings look. I wear 29 in all other Dior (19 and 17.5 cuts non-raw). Thanks!
post #17325 of 20892

I'm wearing 29/32 in 511 levi.

I'm 5'7, 125lbs. I have quite long legs 32'' inseam compared to my height. I want a nice stacked look and nice slim jins that are snug around the calves but not skintight, no jeggings. Should i get the New standard or petite standard from APC. I'm a bit concerned about the leg opening(6'') and knee (7'') for petite standards27''. I like the measurements from the petite standards 28'', but i have the concern that they will be too lose around the waist after some time. If i want to go for a stacked look, should i go size 28/27 petite standards or size 27 New standards?

I like the fit in this picture:

http://i.imgur.com/ZIxqC.jpg

 

Thanks for the answer ^_^

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