Originally Posted by rockbottom
Reading through some other posts it sounded like APC NS, Nudie Sharp Bengt, Eternal 811, or 3sixteen SL-100x might work (it's going to take a while before I learn all of these names). Would you recommend any of these, or something different? What size would you recommend based on how much they will stretch with wear and eventually shrink with wash?
I wouldn't go for Nudie unless that's the only thing you can find that fits you. The models you mentioned are slim straight, except for Nudie which has a more relaxed top block. If you're looking at the lower end of jeans then I'm not sure where you added a brand like Eternal into the mix, although it is a good brand. There's a thread for under $200 jeans
that you can look at, but it comes down to if you're looking to pay retail vs ebay, what fit thinks works best for you, etc. Best bet is to measure out jeans you have now and compare them to posted measurements of the models you listed.
It's also impossible to tell you which size to get because sizing completely varies from brand to brand. Worry about nailing down a specific model first.
Originally Posted by Foxtrot56
I am having trouble finding anything with an 11" or higher rise, anyone know of anything?
Measurements don't stay static across the board, but if you're looking for higher rise jeans then you need to look at older brands or repros like LVC, Lee 101z/101b, Sugarcane, etc.