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Apples to oranges comparison. Corduroy is not denim.
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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.
There's a good thread on sufu about Leepros. You'll find the occasional link but I think a majority of the info that you'll want is offline. Loads of books have been written about the early days of denim, including Lee, but finding one that's Lee-specific might be more of a challenge.
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I'll actually beg to differ here
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Apples to oranges comparison. Corduroy is not denim.
What he said and you can't be serious. If anything, I'd have to call bullshit on your calves stretching out unless you bought corduroy jeggings and stuffed watermelons down them nightly.
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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?
Ah, the "how much will it cost the tailor in Anytown, Anycountry to do XYZ to my shit" question. I'll give you three guesses but you're asking the wrong question. You're assuming that any random tailor you know won't do a hack job to your jeans. Instead, think about getting in contact with a place/person that specializes in working with denim.
post #17418 of 20553
What does the forum like in a very dark raw denim? I don't mean something in black, just something with a deep deep indigo hue? preferably in a slim, not skinny cut.
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My girlfriend is very curvy, big butt and small waist.  I wanted to get a pair of raw denim for her.  She sometimes wears my old N&F Weird Guys and she's forced to wear a belt and the fabric bunches up at the back of her waist.  Any denim designed for a curvy girl?

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What does the forum like in a very dark raw denim? I don't mean something in black, just something with a deep deep indigo hue? preferably in a slim, not skinny cut.

Momotaro 0702 from Blue Owl
post #17421 of 20553

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What he said and you can't be serious. If anything, I'd have to call bullshit on your calves stretching out unless you bought corduroy jeggings and stuffed watermelons down them nightly.
Ah, the "how much will it cost the tailor in Anytown, Anycountry to do XYZ to my shit" question. I'll give you three guesses but you're asking the wrong question. You're assuming that any random tailor you know won't do a hack job to your jeans. Instead, think about getting in contact with a place/person that specializes in working with denim.


Well it's a 'jean' thread not a 'denim' thread, they're a jean cut with corduroy fabric so it was worth mentioning.  And yeah, the calves really did stretch out, they were hugging my calves below the knee and now they're pretty loose.  I have before/after pics somewhere.  I might just sell them, they're really nice jeans just sized up from what I should have got.

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Well it's a 'jean' thread not a 'denim' thread, they're a jean cut with corduroy fabric so it was worth mentioning.  

So when you go to a jeans store, it's wall to wall corduroy? By definition, jeans are made of denim. The word "jeans" itself specifically comes from a term regarding the blue fabric of Genoa.

Just stop. You're embarrassing us both.
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Originally Posted by Baldomero View Post

My girlfriend is very curvy, big butt and small waist.  I wanted to get a pair of raw denim for her.  She sometimes wears my old N&F Weird Guys and she's forced to wear a belt and the fabric bunches up at the back of her waist.  Any denim designed for a curvy girl?

I think it's hard to gear a mens' cut towards a woman unless you're going for a "boyfriend" look.

Self Edge sells a few cuts geared towards women. Nudie, Rag & Bone, and APC would be good places to check. Sufu has a decent thread on denim for girls but the general consensus is that there just isn't the same focus on denim quality for women as there is for men.

One idea is to simply go the custom route, like Jack/Knife.
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look into 3sixteen's line for women. There's a pic being modeled on sufu in "raw for women"

post #17425 of 20553
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OK, apologies in advance as I know similar questions have probably been asked countless times before. Unfortunately forum searches are still quite rudimentary. Anyway, I'm looking for some new black skinny jeans. The criteria I'm looking for are slim/skinny fit (~6.5" - 7" hem) with some kind of stretch material (preferably polyurethane, but elastane is fine) and higher quality denim and construction (though it need not be super nice selvage, etc). I realize that there is plenty that fit this criteria. In fact, I was looking at N&F power stretch skinny guy or whatever and the price is definitely right on those...BUT I kind of like the idea of a bit more uniqueness to them (and am willing to pay more for such), even if it is not all that significant of a variance. I like these DBSS for example: http://zozotown.com/shop/midwest/goods.html?gid=1370044&did= .
508

I don't, however, really like the idea of paying over $250 for something not all that special that is non-returnable. The fit on those is precisely what I'm look for and the details are nice (albeit minor), though. J-shaped denim really intrigues me but I am not sure if such a thing exists that's not 100% cotton (I'm a sucker for immediate comfort without break-in). Also, I already own a pair of Acne Max Cash. I'm looking to replace them. I found the hem to be a tad wider than what I want. I would simply have them altered but I got a size too large as I thought sizing up would be a good idea. It wasn't, so the jeans are simply too big in general. Now I want something a bit different from that (especially since I own another pair of Acne Max's in a different wash).
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Alright, i'm looking to spend about $100 (or less) on a new pair of jeans. I prefer a very dark blue wash that will take a long time to fade. I'm not a fan of "skinny" jeans but i am a slender man so they should be on the slim side. Levi's 511's are the skinniest jeans i'll wear. The other day I tried on a pair of joe's jeans in the brixton fit that i liked if that gives you a better idea of the fit i'm going for. Right now all my jeans are levi's with a couple pairs from calvin klein and i could really use a wardrobe upgrade! i tend to prefer plainer pants without weird stitching or anything. oh, i'm 6'2, 162lbs if that means anything to you. any suggestions would be appreciated!

 

edit - i live in Portland, OR (USA)

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X-Post from Small Questions.
You might get some more/better help if you number your questions or at least try to clear up exactly what it is you're looking for. It started at "skinny black jeans under $200" and then I have no idea what happened.
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Alright, i'm looking to spend about $100 (or less) on a new pair of jeans.

If you're already at the basic 511 level then going up to $100 is useless unless that's the top of your budget for discounted jeans, and even then you might be cutting it a little close. There's nothing to recommend at retail in that range. You should either plan on spending a little more or resign yourself to bargain hunting.

In terms of brands, you can look here (http://www.styleforum.net/t/157881/non-apc-sub-200-raw-selvage-denim-options/0_50 ) as those brands will typically be found on sale or on B&S/ebay for around $100. On ebay, you can typically find brands like Lee 101, RRL, and Rag & Bone readily for cheap.
post #17428 of 20553
You're a saint, whodini.
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Gracias, che.
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