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post #17401 of 20605
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Originally Posted by TheloniusDrunk View Post

So a while back (November) I bought my first pair of raw denim (Naked and Famous weird guy indigo selvedge). I went with the smallest that fit on me, and after only wearing them for probably around 21 days since then they haven't really started to stretch out. The thighs are still skin tight, and the fades haven't started. 

Did I do something wrong? Was I supposed to wear them daily (I lost motivation)?
Sorry to contradict personal anecdotes on here but thighs don't stretch much at all. They should fit fine from the get-go or you'll be paying for it later.

Fades after 21 days? No such thing. Try a year then get back to us.
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Originally Posted by bellyhungry View Post

I bought myself a pair of slim fit jeans from Old Navy. For 20 bucks, it does the trick when I don't feel like wearing my APC.

icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif Or should we start a slow clap?
post #17402 of 20605
Seemed to be the most relevant thread to put this in: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-17101768

Not a bad article for mainstream media.
post #17403 of 20605
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Originally Posted by ManofKent View Post

Seemed to be the most relevant thread to put this in: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-17101768
Not a bad article for mainstream media.

I'm jaded but, "It's difficult to find a garment as widely embraced, worn and loved the world over as jeans," smacks of a two-page 3 AM high school English cram session.

I feel kinda sorry for the writer.
post #17404 of 20605

Whodini, the thighs haven't ever really stretched out for you in your experience? 

post #17405 of 20605
Thread Starter 
I've never objectively measured before/after, but I've probably had around 5-10 pairs that at the start were snug in the waist and thighs or just thighs. In neither scenario did I ever get to a point where I felt they had stretched out as comfortably as I would have wanted even after repeated wears/stretching.

We're talking different brands, cuts, denim, etc., too. For example, I've repeatedly washed and worn a pair of RRL slim fits that I know regardless of their condition they will still continue to be loose in the waist and slimmer in the thighs. Same goes for some Low Straights that I've worn for over six months. There just isn't the same strain that you have in the waist where you see the most dramatic difference.

Of course, you'll find people that based on their comfort levels don't need the same amount of room or overall prefer slimmer fits, but I've never seen or heard of anyone talking about how to shrink down just the thighs because they just stretched out so much.

That's why the waist should be the last place on the list people should worry about fit and why going conservative on the end fit saves so much headache.
post #17406 of 20605

Thanks for the feedback, I might have to sell my N&F's and start again.

post #17407 of 20605
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Originally Posted by whodini View Post

I've never objectively measured before/after, but I've probably had around 5-10 pairs that at the start were snug in the waist and thighs or just thighs. In neither scenario did I ever get to a point where I felt they had stretched out as comfortably as I would have wanted even after repeated wears/stretching.
We're talking different brands, cuts, denim, etc., too. For example, I've repeatedly washed and worn a pair of RRL slim fits that I know regardless of their condition they will still continue to be loose in the waist and slimmer in the thighs. Same goes for some Low Straights that I've worn for over six months. There just isn't the same strain that you have in the waist where you see the most dramatic difference.
Of course, you'll find people that based on their comfort levels don't need the same amount of room or overall prefer slimmer fits, but I've never seen or heard of anyone talking about how to shrink down just the thighs because they just stretched out so much.
That's why the waist should be the last place on the list people should worry about fit and why going conservative on the end fit saves so much headache.

This is a good summation. Fully agree.
post #17408 of 20605
I posted in the "Should I or shouldn't I buy" thread not so long ago about jeans - and was told that rather than buying a pair of black & indigo raws at the same time I'd be better off buying a cheap pair of black jeans from Uniqlo. I like the look of the following jeans, but I'm not sure if they will fit:

http://shop.uniqlo.com/uk/goods/070561

I'm a size 28-32 in my Levis 511 (They fit how I want these to fit) - but on the Uniqlo size chart it seems a size 28 is actually a 30" waist with a crazy low rise. Just hoping someone could have a look at the size chart to see if I have got that right.

I'm hoping they will fit similar to Aeglus's uniqlo jeans (Link to blog below) - do they look like the right cut?

http://aeglus.tumblr.com/page/11
post #17409 of 20605
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Originally Posted by IDH View Post

I like the look of the following jeans, but I'm not sure if they will fit:
I have no clue what you're asking.

Will the jeans fit? You have Uniqlo measurements and you have access to your own jeans for comparison. Lower rise jeans tend to have a bigger waist.

Are they aeglus' jeans? He's a human being with the capacity to love and respond to PMs.
post #17410 of 20605
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Originally Posted by whodini View Post

That's why the waist should be the last place on the list people should worry about fit and why going conservative on the end fit saves so much headache.

Can you just make this your signature? People need to know this, seriously.
post #17411 of 20605
So, I have a few pairs of raw jeans (naked and famous weird guy, tellason ankara, EP's) that I wear regularly, and I'd like to mix it up a bit, something with a darker color but not black. Any thoughts between these two or other suggestions along these lines:

3sixteen Slim Tapered 14.5oz "Shadow Selvedge" Denim in Indigo/Black - Model ST-120x
http://www.blueowl.us/scripts/psp/VB_Bridge3.dll?VBPROG=\bin\shop.prodt.detail&SKU=7962001

Naked & Famous "Elephant 2" Weird Guy 22oz Selvedge Denim in Deep Indigo
http://www.blueowl.us/scripts/psp/VB_Bridge3.dll?VBPROG=\bin\shop.prodt.detail&SKU=7991400

I think I'd prefer the higher rise on the 3sixteens.
post #17412 of 20605
Hi,

Can someone please point me in the direction of a Lee Dungarees history site? I want to see detail photos of some of the historical models. It's easy finding Levis historical sites, but I'm having trouble finding info. on Lees. Thanks.
post #17413 of 20605

Is this any reason to be worried? 3sixteen SL-100x, about 1 month of wear, original stitching.

 

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post #17414 of 20605
I bet it would a simple fix for a tailor. I wouldn't let it go myself because I'd be afraid that if it got snagged it might pull out the hem.
post #17415 of 20605

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Originally Posted by whodini View Post

I've never objectively measured before/after, but I've probably had around 5-10 pairs that at the start were snug in the waist and thighs or just thighs. In neither scenario did I ever get to a point where I felt they had stretched out as comfortably as I would have wanted even after repeated wears/stretching.
We're talking different brands, cuts, denim, etc., too. For example, I've repeatedly washed and worn a pair of RRL slim fits that I know regardless of their condition they will still continue to be loose in the waist and slimmer in the thighs. Same goes for some Low Straights that I've worn for over six months. There just isn't the same strain that you have in the waist where you see the most dramatic difference.
Of course, you'll find people that based on their comfort levels don't need the same amount of room or overall prefer slimmer fits, but I've never seen or heard of anyone talking about how to shrink down just the thighs because they just stretched out so much.
That's why the waist should be the last place on the list people should worry about fit and why going conservative on the end fit saves so much headache.

 


I'll actually beg to differ here, though my case is a little different.  My Balenciaga jeans fit perfectly at first, but after a month or so of wear they stretched out not only in the waist, as I expected, but also stretched enough in the thigh and calf so that I'm considering getting them tailored.  They're made of a corduroy fabric, so while cotton it isn't denim, but I still thought I'd mention it.  Rather annoying as the super slim fit was beyond perfect when I first got them, and now they're kinda baggy everywhere.

 

On a side note, I'd probably leave the legs alone but how much would it cost to have a tailor slim up the top block the equivalent of a size or so?

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