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Originally Posted by Urquhart View Post

English isn't my first language so I couldn't find the right word to describe it. I checked the fabric on both sides and there is no hole.
Don't worry, there are plenty on here that can't speak english even though they've lived in the US all their lives.

The term we use for that isn't "tear," it's "pull," like when a piece of a sweater comes out of the fabric but is still attached and woven.
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Wait, Mauro told you to buy AGs? He's trolling you hard if so.

He did actually. I have monstrous legs. said between 150-200 range and he said those and levi's made and crafted.
post #17448 of 20885
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Originally Posted by nooneofnote View Post

What would you recommend instead at their price range?

Left Field

Tellason
post #17449 of 20885
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Originally Posted by PoppDRRT View Post

He did actually. I have monstrous legs. said between 150-200 range and he said those and levi's made and crafted.

I think he's spending too much time designing manpris to know what's up with denim these days.

Aside from finding the usual suspects for bigger dudes on sale (LVC, Iron Heart, APC Rescue, RRL Straight fit, etc.), there are a couple of brands that do straight fits like Tellason, Glory (which also sells Railcar but it might be a little slim for you), and others listed here: http://www.styleforum.net/t/157881/non-apc-sub-200-raw-selvage-denim-options/0_50

It depends on just how big your needs are, though. If I were you, I'd look at RRL. Might be a few bucks more, but you'd get more out of it, too. LVC would be a no-brainer but as the denim isn't anything special you'd basically be paying for what the sub-$200 brands already do but don't offer in "classic" cuts.
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As part of my work requirements, I typically wear Carhartt duck work pants with all the side pockets so I can carry tools. I'm getting bored with the usual "construction worker" look, especially when I'm working in office buildings, so I'd like to move away from the caramel-colored pants for a bit and get into some jeans again. Problem is, every time I wear jeans they get torn - just not tough enough - and non-carpenter's jeans don't have enough pockets. The color and wash on the standard-issue Carhartt carpenter's jeans is hideous and I just can't do it. They have a darker color called "Heritage Dark", but nobody local seems to stock it. Has anyone tried these? Are they decently dark, and do they fade out well? With as much time as I spend in them, I bet I can get some nice fades, but only if the denim is as dark as the pictures make it look.

http://www.carhartt.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10101&storeId=10051&productId=153361&langId=-1&categoryId=10935&top_category=10931#
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I posted a few pages back about a pair of black uniqlo jeans - they arrived today but I'm not 100% sure on the fit. They fit quite big in the waist, and seem too baggy below the knee. I've uploaded a few pictures below:

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/692/20120306155935.jpg/

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/191/20120306160005.jpg/

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/585/20120306160037.jpg/

Do you think they would be improved by hemming the length or should I just return them? I think I'd like them to fit slightly slimmer throughout - and I'm considering black APC's as an alternative. Should I keep these or look at APC washed black?
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Originally Posted by Asha'man View Post

As part of my work requirements, I typically wear Carhartt duck work pants
Judging by the carhartts, jeans might fall apart on you because they're too lightweight. If you were willing to drop more into the budget, you'd probably be happier with some heavier ounce Iron Hearts as I've seen them hold up fairly well with construction jobs.

Doubt anyone will have experience with the jeans linked but I wouldn't expect them to be raw (especially not from the look of them) and because of the cheap indigo I'm sure they'd be pretty resistant to fading, not to mention their washed state.
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I posted a few pages back about a pair of black uniqlo jeans - they arrived today but I'm not 100% sure on the fit.
If they don't fit slim enough for you, alternatives exist if you're willing to spend more. Don't know how asking opinions on here will do you much good since people can say they look fine all day long when at the end you're the only one who'll actually wear them and ultimately be happy with them.

But if you're buying uniqlo because of budget, it wouldn't cost much for a tailor to taper them from the knee down.
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Originally Posted by whodini View Post

Judging by the carhartts, jeans might fall apart on you because they're too lightweight. If you were willing to drop more into the budget, you'd probably be happier with some heavier ounce Iron Hearts as I've seen them hold up fairly well with construction jobs.
Doubt anyone will have experience with the jeans linked but I wouldn't expect them to be raw (especially not from the look of them) and because of the cheap indigo I'm sure they'd be pretty resistant to fading, not to mention their washed state.
If they don't fit slim enough for you, alternatives exist if you're willing to spend more. Don't know how asking opinions on here will do you much good since people can say they look fine all day long when at the end you're the only one who'll actually wear them and ultimately be happy with them.
But if you're buying uniqlo because of budget, it wouldn't cost much for a tailor to taper them from the knee down.

I didnt buy uniqlo because I'm on a budget I bought black uniqlo because people told me that it was pointless paying more for black denim. I also heard that certain more expensive brands prioritise materials over fit - and I'm more concerned with looking good and a good fit instead of wearing really thick jeans.

I'm only a 28" waist - but these 28's from Uniqlo seem to be big. If I was looking for a slimmer cut black jean what would you advise? I don't really want the black jeans to fade much if at all - and I don't have a set budget. I only plan to buy one pair of black jeans so I'm willing to invest in them.

IDH
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Originally Posted by IDH View Post

I didnt buy uniqlo because I'm on a budget I bought black uniqlo because people told me that it was pointless paying more for black denim. I also heard that certain more expensive brands prioritise materials over fit - and I'm more concerned with looking good and a good fit instead of wearing really thick jeans.
I'm only a 28" waist - but these 28's from Uniqlo seem to be big. If I was looking for a slimmer cut black jean what would you advise? I don't really want the black jeans to fade much if at all - and I don't have a set budget. I only plan to buy one pair of black jeans so I'm willing to invest in them.
IDH

I went back and looked at what "advice" people gave you. Some of those people, frankly, didn't know what the fuck they were talking about, didn't clarify their statements enough, or spoke in simple terms that you might have taken the wrong way.

The best jeans you can buy is the pair that fits exactly what you're looking for. There's no such thing as it being "pointless to pay more for xyz" if the budget jeans aren't in the cut that you want.

So let's clarify a few things:

-Is it pointless to pay more for black denim? Not necessarily. They typically don't warrant the same mark up as indigo because the dye process is different. Still, they can command the same price because the fabric quality, construction, etc. is still the same as their indigo counterpart.
-Just because there are cheap alternatives doesn't mean they're in any way equal to their expensive counterparts.
-Good denim doesn't mean "thick jeans."
-You can overpay for design vs. denim as you can denim vs. design.

If you don't want them to fade, then you're looking for OVERDYED (in caps because I've given this recommendation more than once before if you search) denim like the Uniqlo you bought. There are many of options for that: Rag & Bone, Jean Shop, Acne, etc.

I'd just return the uniqlos until you find something closer to what you want. If you don't, then you can at least size down.
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Originally Posted by IDH View Post


I didnt buy uniqlo because I'm on a budget I bought black uniqlo because people told me that it was pointless paying more for black denim. I also heard that certain more expensive brands prioritise materials over fit - and I'm more concerned with looking good and a good fit instead of wearing really thick jeans.
I'm only a 28" waist - but these 28's from Uniqlo seem to be big. If I was looking for a slimmer cut black jean what would you advise? I don't really want the black jeans to fade much if at all - and I don't have a set budget. I only plan to buy one pair of black jeans so I'm willing to invest in them.
IDH


Check out H&M's black drainpipe jeans, and also possibly Zara if there's one near you; it sounds like you're looking for fit and not so much quality and those might be worth a shot since they're both well under $100.  Otherwise, aside from the brands he mentioned,if those don't do it for you the Dior 19cm cut and Balenciaga 18cm cut are really nice and come in black overdyed, but also really expensive - the Balenciagas are $475 and the Diors are at least that much.  DRKSHDW also has pretty well-cut black jeans that're usually treated but I've no idea what the quality is like, can usually be had on sale for under $200.

post #17456 of 20885
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Really great advice. I like the part where you advised him to paint his legs black $15 or spend $500, without knowing any alternatives in between, although to be honest it was sort of a rehash of what you told him before.


You should swing by more often.
post #17457 of 20885
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Originally Posted by whodini View Post

Judging by the carhartts, jeans might fall apart on you because they're too lightweight. If you were willing to drop more into the budget, you'd probably be happier with some heavier ounce Iron Hearts as I've seen them hold up fairly well with construction jobs.
Doubt anyone will have experience with the jeans linked but I wouldn't expect them to be raw (especially not from the look of them) and because of the cheap indigo I'm sure they'd be pretty resistant to fading, not to mention their washed state.

Oh, I'm sure they're not raw, and I don't mind that. It's just that particular blue that the regular Carhartt jeans have that I can't stand. I also need the side pockets for my tool loadout, and I'd be surprised if IH made jeans with carpenter's pockets. wink.gif I would have thought that cheaper indigo would fade more easily?
post #17458 of 20885
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Originally Posted by Asha'man View Post

Oh, I'm sure they're not raw, and I don't mind that. It's just that particular blue that the regular Carhartt jeans have that I can't stand. I also need the side pockets for my tool loadout, and I'd be surprised if IH made jeans with carpenter's pockets. wink.gif I would have thought that cheaper indigo would fade more easily?

C'mon... You can't be the first and only person in construction to wear carpenter jeans. I'm sure others get along just fine without loops and small pockets.

Cheaper indigo won't fade more easily because it's not designed to. Just like they build race cars to go fast, boutique denim companies make jeans to fade well. There's a designed purpose, but with cheaper jeans it's typically to be as colorfast as possible.

For what it's worth, I'm not saying you or anyone else should be looking at $300+ jeans to wear to work, just that I've seen the kind of abuse jeans like that can take and it can be a lot more than a $30 pair. Personally, I'd go for some middle ground so that I wouldn't have to be going through jeans every couple of months, and so I wouldn't have to wear that blue.
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Originally Posted by ZinTu View Post

So groupon is refunding me some referral money and this would only be ~20 http://www.groupon.com/dallas/deals/edo-popken-dallas

http://www.edopopken.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=029-24335540 Yes... no... ?

No, no, no, God no.
post #17460 of 20885

Two weeks a go I got my first pair of raws. ST-100x's by 3sixteen.

My biggest problem with them is that they have an inseam of 37", which I was unable to get hemmed with a chain stitch as I bought them from revolve.

Here's a pic I took the other day for a WAYT thread on another forum:

12sgE.jpg

 

I've heard that the inseam will shrink when I wash them, so I'm reluctant to get them hemmed. Also, I don't think there are any tailors that use a chain stitch in Australia, so there's that as well.

Thoughts?

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