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I'm looking for a pair of raw selvedge jeans, what would you recommend at around $150-$200? I measure around 33 inches, am 5'10 and with really skinny legs, so I'd want a fit that would probably be very skinny for an average leg.

Also, I live in Canada, so anything in Toronto would be great, or anything from a site in Canada.
Edited by althanis - 5/17/12 at 11:50am
post #17852 of 20694

^^^^^^ You should take a look at Dutil, Sydney's and Nomad on Queen West. Lost and Found carry Tellason and Dalston Grey carry Raleigh (both stores on Dundas West). Of course Holt Renfrew downtown has loads of Nudie's and N&F. Good luck. 

post #17853 of 20694
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Originally Posted by iroh View Post

i am sad to hear that, will my jeans turn white after i wash them enough times? how many times?
then how come non-raw jeans are so hard to fade?
is there any way to seal the jeans so they stop fading?

Hahaha
post #17854 of 20694
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Originally Posted by althanis View Post

I'm looking for a pair of raw selvedge jeans, what would you recommend at around $150-$200? I measure around 33 inches, am 5'10 and with really skinny legs, so I'd want a fit that would probably be very skinny for an average leg.
Also, I live in Canada, so anything in Toronto would be great, or anything from a site in Canada.

Iron heart 301s would be perfect, you could find them used for around 200, they would last you a long, long, time and the denim and construction is out of this world
post #17855 of 20694
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Originally Posted by BuffaloWang View Post

Anyone have photos of Samurai, Flat Head, and Iron Heart? Or where I can go to? Need photos of these three at roughly the same time/wears. Trying to compare wears and see which one I like best.
Or if you guys have experience with 2-3 of them can you give me your opinions?
Beginners usually like flatheads because they fade fast, the construction and denim is nowhere near iron heart IMO, check out iron heart .com.uk for all your pleasures
post #17856 of 20694

I imagine this will be an easy one for experienced denim people to answer:

 

Do rigid non-indigo jeans typically fade well?  If so, does anybody out there have photos they could share of nicely-faded gray jeans they've broken in on their own (i.e., non-pre-distressed)?

 

The reason I ask is that I've got a pair of Levi's 511s in rigid gray (visible in the third and fourth pictures here: http://www.amazon.com/Levis-Mens-Multi-Pocket-Skinny/dp/B003M0PBN6/ref=cm_cmu_pg__header ), and a pair of 508s in "rigid envy" ( http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/levis-jeans-508-slim-tapered-rigid-envy?ID=592349&PseudoCat=se-xx-xx-xx.esn_results ), and I'd like to wear the hell out of both of them to get some good fading, if that's possible. 

 

Unfortunately, the 511s are 99% cotton and 1% elastane, which I think might cause some problems; the 508s are 100% cotton and are significantly stiffer.  Beyond that, I'm just not sure if "rigid" actually has a consistent meaning with Levi's, or if jeans dyed this dark are likely to fade at all.  I fully recognize that these are cheap, relatively poorly-constructed jeans, so I don't have much to lose by experimenting with them.  But if there's no chance they're going to fade, I'd rather not waste my time trying to break them in when I could be working on another pair that's more of a sure thing.

 

Indigo is obviously the best-known denim dye, and it's notoriously easy to fade.  But are traditional indigo-dyed jeans the ONLY ones that will produce good-looking fades with extended wear? 


Edited by Bulldoggery - 5/19/12 at 10:13pm
post #17857 of 20694
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Originally Posted by Bulldoggery View Post

I imagine this will be an easy one for experienced denim people to answer:

Do rigid non-indigo jeans typically fade well?  If so, does anybody out there have photos they could share of nicely-faded gray jeans they've broken in on their own (i.e., non-pre-distressed)?

The reason I ask is that I've got a pair of Levi's 511s in rigid gray (visible in the third and fourth pictures here: http://www.amazon.com/Levis-Mens-Multi-Pocket-Skinny/dp/B003M0PBN6/ref=cm_cmu_pg__header ), and a pair of 508s in "rigid envy" ( http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/levis-jeans-508-slim-tapered-rigid-envy?ID=592349&PseudoCat=se-xx-xx-xx.esn_results
), and I'd like to wear the hell out of both of them to get some good fading, if that's possible. 

Unfortunately, the 511s are 99% cotton and 1% elastane, which I think might cause some problems; the 508s are 100% cotton and are significantly stiffer.  Beyond that, I'm just not sure if "rigid" actually has a consistent meaning with Levi's, or if jeans dyed this dark are likely to fade at all.  I fully recognize that these are cheap, relatively poorly-constructed jeans, so I don't have much to lose by experimenting with them.  But if there's no chance they're going to fade, I'd rather not waste my time trying to break them in when I could be working on another pair that's more of a sure thing.

Indigo is obviously the best-known denim dye, and it's notoriously easy to fade.  But are traditional indigo-dyed jeans the ONLY ones that will produce good-looking fades with extended wear? 

I had some rigid indigo 514's back in the day, and i think the consensus in the Levi's thread was that they dont fade very quickly at all. My APC's faded alot quicker. (APC's are well known for breaking in quickly)

as for non-raw jeans fading, yes they'll fade, but if the jeans aren't stiff they probably won't crease as well and you wont as sharp fades on the backs of the knees, whiskers on the lap, etc.
post #17858 of 20694

I'm thinking about buying a pair of Dior Homme black slim jeans. Normally I'm size 32W, and I'm therefore thinking of getting a pair in 29. Hope I'm on the right track? wow.gif

 

I've head a lot posetive about Hedi Slimanes collecting from SS07, but these jeans are hard to find. Lately I have been thinking about a pair from the SS09 collection which I believe looks nice. This is not Slimane, but Kris Van Assche who took over Slimanes job back in 09, I believe.

 

My question is if there is a big difference between a pair of jeans from Slimane and Assche? 

post #17859 of 20694
it's pretty much impossible to find hedi dior jeans. you can find some older season stuff on ebay, b+s, supermarket etc. the jeans from the first few seasons were more "rough," had more of a handmade feel, while the later ones are more finished.
post #17860 of 20694
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it's pretty much impossible to find hedi dior jeans. you can find some older season stuff on ebay, b+s, supermarket etc. the jeans from the first few seasons were more "rough," had more of a handmade feel, while the later ones are more finished.

Thanks

 

If I should get a pair over the internet, which size do you believe I should go with? Usually I'm a 32W. Some say you should drop down two sizes when it comes to Dior Jeans. Now I just read that Dior are true to size... 

post #17861 of 20694

I am a true 32 in real size. If I should choose between a pair of Dior Homme 19cm in size 29 or 32, which should I go with?

 

Please help me out here, auction soon ending :)

post #17862 of 20694
Skulls 2+ years in.. crouch is starting to tear..

What is the best way to fix this ?


The stitching on one of the back pockets started to tear couple of months back, so I went to a random dry cleaning place and they fixed it..but its starting to tear again. So ... can a tailor do a better job ?

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post #17863 of 20694
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Originally Posted by max_r View Post


I had some rigid indigo 514's back in the day, and i think the consensus in the Levi's thread was that they dont fade very quickly at all. My APC's faded alot quicker. (APC's are well known for breaking in quickly)
as for non-raw jeans fading, yes they'll fade, but if the jeans aren't stiff they probably won't crease as well and you wont as sharp fades on the backs of the knees, whiskers on the lap, etc.

 

Do rigid jeans in colors/dyes OTHER than indigo fade well (or at all)?

post #17864 of 20694

 

I'm looking for a pair of raw selvedge denim, price isn't really an object although it would be appreciated if you guys could recommend jeans at different price levels.

 

Currently, Ive been breaking in a pair of multicolor nep selvedge Naked and Famous Skinny Guys in Size 29. I really like these but I would want a slimmer leg opening. Im 5'8 which is why I want a smaller leg opening but currently Ive been wearing them cuffed to the point of where there are little to no stacks. I would want a pair of jeans with measurements of 9 rise 10 thigh 7 knee and 6.5 leg opening preferably of greater quality to N&F. I dont like the Weird Guy fit at all, an all around skinny fit almost to the point of painted on is what's desired. Thanks!

post #17865 of 20694
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Originally Posted by Bulldoggery View Post

Do rigid jeans in colors/dyes OTHER than indigo fade well (or at all)?

I cant help there, I've only ever had indigo jeans.
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