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