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Originally Posted by JL724 View Post

Was hoping I could get a couple recommendations for new jeans. I have always worn AG or 7 jeans, they fit me well, and I am getting too old to wear anything with holes, crazy designs on the back pockets or too distressed. I don't want skinny jeans, and nothing that will bleed.


I have tried all the brands you would fine at the major department stores. Looking for some new suggestions.





If you're looking for clean and simple jeans I suggest J Brand. A lot of folsk on here like APC, although I never owned them... J Brands may be a little weird fit in the rear so look out for that. Also, Levi's is making some more refined jeans that are higher quality not sure what your thoughts are abotu that...

I'm curious, what do you mean by a little weird in the rear? Also, how much do the J Brand jeans you've had stretch? I tried on a pair today and they were pretty comfortable, but for some reason the silhouette when viewed from the side looked a bit odd. I couldn't quite place it and was wondering if perhaps you could describe what you were talking about with the weird fit, as that might help me put a finger on it (and yes, I realize I'm replying to a year-old post but this was the most relevant one I could find when searching).
post #17567 of 20892
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Not all sanforized denim is created equal. That said, if the average pair reduces in size 3-5% post-wash, then 5% of 17.5"= ~.9". Add to it the fact that they were thrown in a hot dryer? It adds up to me.

I spoke too soon. After just two wears, the J Crew jeans have basically stretched out to the original measurements. (Gained back 2 inches in the waist)

Might just send these in to Denim Therapy to be recut. Anyone have experience? Got these jeans for a steal on B&S, and the Cone denim is nice enough
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I don't know how much J Crew jeans cost but it seems you might be better off just buying a new pair instead of trying to tailor denim that wasn't that expensive to begin with?

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I spoke too soon.
If you're absolutely in love with the cut other than the waist, eh... I'm not sure how much a place like DT or Schaeffer's charges but let's say $40 to have them altered. Don't know what you paid for them originally but whatever it was I wouldn't make a total investment over $100 for those jeans. My math is that Cone denim is so easy to come by, not only under $200 retail but also on sale, and that I routinely see better denim go for less.

A good place can do a good job but what would scare me off is that the jeans come back and I'm still not happy with them. Now what?

I'd put them back on B&S, cut your losses, and learn the lesson of buying your size instead of the bargain.
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If you're absolutely in love with the cut other than the waist, eh... I'm not sure how much a place like DT or Schaeffer's charges but let's say $40 to have them altered. Don't know what you paid for them originally but whatever it was I wouldn't make a total investment over $100 for those jeans. My math is that Cone denim is so easy to come by, not only under $200 retail but also on sale, and that I routinely see better denim go for less.
A good place can do a good job but what would scare me off is that the jeans come back and I'm still not happy with them. Now what?
I'd put them back on B&S, cut your losses, and learn the lesson of buying your size instead of the bargain.

Maybe you're right. I got them for $60 on B&S. Retail on the pair was $140. Could probably sell them for $30, and cut my losses at $30. It was a good experiment and learning experience.
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I wouldn't even deep discount them that much unless someone was really low balling you and he was the only one.
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How do you guys feel about the new uniqlo slim fit selvedge made in japan cut?
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Cheers, thanks whodini. I sometimes find it difficult to accurately judge fit based on waist/thigh/knee/leg opening measurements, but it sounds like New Standards are clearly the closest match.

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I'm thinking about doing a Jackknife custom order.

I have two pairs of jeans that fit sort of well. (LVC for Barney's Co-Op and Civlianaire, both selvedge) I think the LVC fits better in the seat . But the rise and lower leg taper (and darker, lighter material) on the Civilianaire looks better. (LVC is fairly dumpy) Would you all agree? I'm planning on having them copy only the fit of the seat from the LVC, with a lower front and back rise and slimmer legs.

Here are the measurements on each (Blue in Green):

Civ. 33.5 waist 10.75 front 15 back 12.5 thigh 9.25 knee 8.5 hem 32 inseam
LVC 33 waist 11.75 front 15.5 back 12.25 thight 9.5 knee 9 hem 33.5 inseam (unhemmed)


(Civilianaire has 6 months of wear on it)
Edited by jrd617 - 3/28/12 at 3:59pm
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I'll be interested, for one, in seeing how your customs turn out. Hearing about JackKnife again is intriguing me...
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How do you guys feel about the new uniqlo slim fit selvedge made in japan cut?
How is it different from the S001 model they've had for several years?
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I'm thinking about doing a Jackknife custom order.

I haven't seen their work in person but there has been enough said about them that would make it seem like they're legit.

Both jeans "fit" but what you want more out of that is up to you. They both look like the fit is average, although the LVC will typically be more of a "dad" fit.
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Both jeans "fit" but what you want more out of that is up to you. They both look like the fit is average, although the LVC will typically be more of a "dad" fit.

Yeah, definitely get the dad vibe from the LVC's.

Something about the seat is the Civilianaire's is awkward, but I can't pinpoint it. I have a fairly big seat from running, and I don't have great range of motion in these jeans.

Do different jeans have different shaped seats? I think the Civilinaire was made for someone with a flatter seat. The waistband circumference is good
Edited by jrd617 - 3/28/12 at 12:58pm
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So I am looking into to getting a nice pair of denim. I'm new to this. My go to jean right now is the Levi 511 skinny. I don't consider them to be skinny just fit well. I am really looking into Rogue Territory jeans, they have a great mission statement and from being from CA I like that they are made here, it coincides with my moral philosophy, buy as local as you can. I can't seem to find any reviews on the fit of the jeans. I am looking at the Dark Stantons and want to know if anyone has any experience with them? Are they a really heavy weight jean, how is the fit, tts, when the say slim fit is it really slim fit (so many jeans I have tried on claiming to be slim fit are far from it) and would this be a jean to that can be carried over into summer?

If anyone has any other suggestions for a dark selvage jean under or around $200 let me know I am open to hearing ideas. It's hard to judge a jeans fit from pictures on the internet. Unfortunately I am not around anywhere that sells higher end jeans and therefore can't try them on. Thanks.
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So I am looking into to getting a nice pair of denim. I'm new to this. My go to jean right now is the Levi 511 skinny. I don't consider them to be skinny just fit well. I am really looking into Rogue Territory jeans, they have a great mission statement and from being from CA I like that they are made here, it coincides with my moral philosophy, buy as local as you can. I can't seem to find any reviews on the fit of the jeans. I am looking at the Dark Stantons and want to know if anyone has any experience with them? Are they a really heavy weight jean, how is the fit, tts, when the say slim fit is it really slim fit (so many jeans I have tried on claiming to be slim fit are far from it) and would this be a jean to that can be carried over into summer?
If anyone has any other suggestions for a dark selvage jean under or around $200 let me know I am open to hearing ideas. It's hard to judge a jeans fit from pictures on the internet. Unfortunately I am not around anywhere that sells higher end jeans and therefore can't try them on. Thanks.

APC

http://www.contextclothing.com/brand.php?brand=A.P.C.+Denim
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Originally Posted by whodini View Post

How is it different from the S001 model they've had for several years?
I haven't seen their work in person but there has been enough said about them that would make it seem like they're legit.
Both jeans "fit" but what you want more out of that is up to you. They both look like the fit is average, although the LVC will typically be more of a "dad" fit.



I've just bought a pair and have to say they are a bit tigther than the regular classic standard fit, so much so that I had to go with a 35*34 instead of my usual 34*34. the craftsmanship is great though and for the money the denim quality can't be beat in my opinion, has anybody else picked up any recently?
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