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post #17746 of 20759
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Originally Posted by EricRemillard View Post

I'm looking to get a couple new pairs of jeans and would like to find some newer brands. Most of the jeans I have now are just too big to wear anymore. I'm a 38 waist. Any suggestions?

What do you mean by "newer brands"
post #17747 of 20759

i just got my firs pair of raw jeans.

I barely got all the buttons closed at first and they're still a little snug in the thighs.

How do I stretch them out some more? Should I soak them? How long? Hot or Cold?

post #17748 of 20759
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Originally Posted by rollingflip View Post

i just got my firs pair of raw jeans.
I barely got all the buttons closed at first and they're still a little snug in the thighs.
How do I stretch them out some more? Should I soak them? How long? Hot or Cold?

Depends. Since they're your first, there's probably no real way for you to gauge what can and can't be stretched out. After 10-15 wears, sometimes even after the first day, they'll stretch out about as much as they can. Typically, though, you don't want the thighs to be tight because they'll be the hardest to stretch out. There's a lot more give in the waist.

http://www.styleforum.net/t/68358/guide-on-how-to-break-in-raw-and-nonraw-jawns/0_50
post #17749 of 20759

Hi everyone. I see PRPS doesn't get a lot of love here, I suppose the reason being they are worn by celebrities and most of their jeans are predistressed stuff (albeit they make the best predistressed I've come across).

 

But the thing is, when I first become interested in denim, a few months ago, I thought this brand was a good choice for someone who can't afford/is not willing to pay 400 or more for a pair of jeans, and with relatively good availability.

 

The retail prices are high, but Indigofera, the official distributor of PRPS in Europe, has an eBay store where they constantly put PRPS jeans, probably from previous seasons, between 120 and 160 pounds, and every now and then some raws appear.

 

So last year I got this, a P55P03XX01 for about 125 pounds. It's a raw Barracuda (straight), and it's supposedly a limited edition, but AFAIK nothing really special about it when compared to other "regular" Barracudas (just a different patch, which I don't particularly like):

 

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For 125 pounds I got the basic features of "premium" denim:

 

- Made in Japan.

- Zimbabwean cotton.

- Old Levi's looms.

- Selvedge.

- Chain-stitching.

 

No idea about weight, but I'd say they are not very heavy.

 

So far I'm quite happy with these, I only wish they were a bit darker, and as I mentioned above, I don't like the leather patch a lot.

 

What do you think? Is it a good alternative with a limited budget? Any better option in that price range? PRPS also has raws in other cuts, such as Ramblers (slim/tapered) and looser fits (Impala, although I think they changed the name).

post #17750 of 20759
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Originally Posted by MickeyPunch View Post



For 125 pounds I got the basic features of "premium" denim:

- Made in Japan.
- Zimbabwean cotton.
- Old Levi's looms. musicboohoo[1].giffacepalm.gif
- Selvedge.
- Chain-stitching.
post #17751 of 20759
I really need advice. I bought a pair of Baldwin selvage jeans this week, first in size 34.
I wore them for a day and they stretched to a 36 waist. So I returned them and bought
a 33, which have stretched to 34, Im a 35 waist.

First dry selvage jean, I don't know what to do. the first were too loose, these
are too tight.

Advice? Besides lose weight =)
post #17752 of 20759
^ keep wearing them... nod[1].gif
post #17753 of 20759
Got my first pair of "good" jeans - Nudies, a few months ago. Love them, and in the market for jeans again, probably get a grey pair now.

What are some other comparable brands, and how would you rank them? Naked and Famous, APC, Uniqlo Jeans...?
post #17754 of 20759

 

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Originally Posted by TuckerSon View Post

Where can I find extra slimfit jeans (online or available in The Netherlands)?

 

Any suggestions?

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Originally Posted by entrero View Post

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Well, it's what they claim... if it's true or not, I don'w know.

post #17756 of 20759
Paul Trynka Q&A with Ralph :

"8: Evisu, and others, famously claim to have bought "Levi's old looms", despite the fact that most of their early jeans were made on Toyoda looms at the Kurabo mill. You investigated what happened to the old looms, what's your description?

We are close with our agents in Japan who well know the denim market there. To their knowledge, none of our looms, or any American Drapers ended up in Japan for the purpose of making denim. We have visited a couple of mills and seen photos of others without noticing any American Draper looms. The executive in charge of disposing of the looms in 1985 told me they ended up in a field and as far as he knew they were scrapped for the metal."

Trynka.net
post #17757 of 20759
I am trying to decide which jeans to buy but I am having trouble finding something that fits, my large ass makes the crotch tight on the majority of jeans unless I size up the waist.
thigh - 21"
waist - 30"
calves - 15"

I know it is generally reccomended to get a low rise jean if you have a large ass, otherwise it just looks weird. Is this true? If so what is a low rise jean that will fit my weird size?
post #17758 of 20759
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Originally Posted by ustudent View Post

Got my first pair of "good" jeans - Nudies, a few months ago. Love them, and in the market for jeans again, probably get a grey pair now.
What are some other comparable brands, and how would you rank them? Naked and Famous, APC, Uniqlo Jeans...?

no offense but do some reading and searching the forum... these "debates" have been answered ad infinitum... but to start I think most will agree that strict hierarchical rankings are nearly impossible but that a a tiered grouping is more effective; such as 1) upper "elite" brands, 2) very good, 3) mid-range, 4) bottom end .... obviously given certain personal desirable characteristics as fit, finish, price point etc. Nudies will get a fair amount of hate on here (from what I've noticed), although I'll admit I have a pair, (raw, dry Slim Jims) wear them casually and paid only $45 for them... so wtf, I really don't care for that price. A couple pair of Raleighs I paid closer to retail but they're better jeans, they fit me well.... and so on. APC is generally considered the standard-bearer go-to, of solid quality for a good price. Saks carries them and I believe they're on sale at the moment (20% off... pretty good deal). 3sixteen is also having a few on sale. N&F I do not own but from what I've read they are a pretty good more entry level jean for the price. Some may agree... others may not... hope that helps.
Edited by Kid Nickels - 4/28/12 at 7:16pm
post #17759 of 20759
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Originally Posted by MickeyPunch View Post

Hi everyone. I see PRPS doesn't get a lot of love here, I suppose the reason being they are worn by celebrities and most of their jeans are predistressed stuff (albeit they make the best predistressed I've come across).

But the thing is, when I first become interested in denim, a few months ago, I thought this brand was a good choice for someone who can't afford/is not willing to pay 400 or more for a pair of jeans, and with relatively good availability.
PRPS hasn't been talked about in a while because their US distribution and presence has basically died. The majority of their line is, and really has been, washes and sometimes a bit extreme at that. Just not the flavor here and it's not a brand geared towards this crowd, but there's already a thread where people have talked up how nice the raw stuff is.

But to say that they're a good choice for someone who can't pay $400 or that it's a brand that is relatively available is 100% wrong. Aside from Barney's, I'm not sure who even carries PRPS in the US. They probably have a presence in Japan and Europe but their retail is still fairly high. Their raw stuff would go for $280+ a few years ago and now Barney's has a pair going for $475.

The fact that you can find a deep discounted pair on ebay now and then doesn't make them an affordable option. And there's a reason why they're discounted so.
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Originally Posted by TuckerSon View Post

Any suggestions?
You live in Holland and can't find slim jeans? Do they still have H&M there? I feel like you could throw a rock and hit a few pairs of Nudies there. Tenue de Nimes in Amsterdam tends to have a decent selection of jeans.
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Originally Posted by Foxtrot56 View Post

I am trying to decide which jeans to buy but I am having trouble finding something that fits, my large ass makes the crotch tight on the majority of jeans unless I size up the waist.
Posting your body measurements won't help anyone. Your best bet is to walk into a store and try on what works best for you. Don't worry about the front rise as much as the back.
post #17760 of 20759
Got my jean holder up on the wall finally. My sugar canes are in the car but you get the idea.

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