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post #18061 of 20885
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Originally Posted by JKPN View Post

Need some advice on my upcoming purchase.
Just bought a schott perfecto 118 jacket and really loving it. The problem is I don't really have any high rise jeans to go with the rader short leather jacket. I just tried on the raw lee 101 logger and liked the high rise, tapered legs but can't stand the very yellow contrast stiching.
Would like some alternatives from you guys. high rise and tapered leg is a must, preferably raw selvage. going to wear with black boots, t-shirt/henley and the black perfecto...
Regards

 

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Originally Posted by KingJulien View Post

raw indigo jeans aren't going to look great with black boots and a black jacket, i'd say go with a grey.  also you don't want high-rise jeans, just make sure your shirt is long enough and wear regular or low rise jeans.  unless you're like 6'4" or something in which case the jacket is probably too short.

 

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Originally Posted by KingJulien View Post

 

Lol, so you think that dark indigo jeans are going to look great with black shoes and a black jacket then, huh?  I'd like to see an example of this because it looks mediocre at best, and usually worse than mediocre.

 

Unless you meant to suggest that he should wear high-rise jeans with a leather jacket, in which case I don't even know what to say to you.

 

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Originally Posted by KingJulien View Post

Willy's outfit in that picture blows the other one out of the water, and it's mostly because the brown jacket/white shoes go with that color blue much better than black does.  You're really saying if you changed the color of that dude's jeans to a grey it wouldn't look better?  I don't see how posting a mediocre outfit disproves my comment that those colors at best look mediocre.

 

Look, I wore black boots with bluejeans the other night, I'm hardly saying it's the worst thing in the world, just that if someone is purchasing jeans with the intent to wear the same outfit all the time it's going to look a lot better if he bought grey or black jeans instead, thus my advice to the original poster.

I've not said I'm just looking for indigo ones. I thank you for your advice on going with black/grey ones, actually I really like the look of the Fullcount 1108 in black. I like (want) them raw because I want to break em in, wear and tear them myself.

 

Thanks all for your advice (and the following discussion, always interesting to hear different opinions on classic styles)

post #18062 of 20885

Is it me or do most samurais always look really, really white after a few months? Is that just the way that people are fading them? I'm more partial to dark denim.

post #18063 of 20885
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by KingJulien View Post

Lol, so you think that dark indigo jeans are going to look great with black shoes and a black jacket then, huh?  I'd like to see an example of this because it looks mediocre at best, and usually worse than mediocre.

Unless you meant to suggest that he should wear high-rise jeans with a leather jacket, in which case I don't even know what to say to you.

Your comments do well to expose you for pushing a personal agenda than just simply answering questions. It's not, "Here are some ideas to answer your question. Also, have you considered these other ones as well," rather, it's "I'll just ignore your preferences and questions and assume you'd like me to tell you how I dress because I'm empirically correct."

This isn't the first time you've done this, either. It's a little fucking old.

You're entitled to an opinion but giving an opinion isn't the same as answering questions on a Q&A thread. I think you've clicked over to a "denim questions" thread thinking it was a "tell me how to dress" thread one too many times.
post #18064 of 20885
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Originally Posted by superego View Post


No. It isn't raw v. washed (unraw), practically, it's sanforized v. unsanforized. The initial soak is intended to deal with the shrinkage that comes from breaking in unsanforized denim. Technically, sanforized and otherwise washed denim shouldn't shrink (though it will likely somewhat), so it's only typically prescribed for unsanforized stuff.
That said, some folks like to do an initial soak of sanforized stuff to get rid of excess starch to make them less stiff and reduce the prob of blowouts.
Mostly accurate, though I'd warn against wearing while wet as you can actually excessively stretch your denim out while it's in a more malleable state. Fill a tub with lukewarm water, soak for 30-45 mins and hang dry. Just that easy.

 

 

Didn't want to go too much detail about san v. unsan, so I decided to use a more broad example since Raw is typically unsanforized. Should have been more specific but thanks for the correction. biggrin.gif
post #18065 of 20885
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Your comments do well to expose you for pushing a personal agenda than just simply answering questions. It's not, "Here are some ideas to answer your question. Also, have you considered these other ones as well," rather, it's "I'll just ignore your preferences and questions and assume you'd like me to tell you how I dress because I'm empirically correct."
This isn't the first time you've done this, either. It's a little fucking old.
You're entitled to an opinion but giving an opinion isn't the same as answering questions on a Q&A thread. I think you've clicked over to a "denim questions" thread thinking it was a "tell me how to dress" thread one too many times.

 

Fair enough, although my intent is to help, not to push any kind of personal agenda.

 

To the original poster: I actually agree with whodini that I didn't answer your question very well.  I didn't notice that you'd tried on a pair of jeans and liked the fit.  My recommendation in that case would be to take a tape measure with you to the store, find the jeans, and write down the front & back rise, thigh, leg opening, and waist measurements, and then go on a site like Blue & Green (which has detailed measurements) and find something similar in your price range: 

 

http://blueingreensoho.com/site/index.php?page=shop.browse&category_id=1&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=62

post #18066 of 20885

First post here... the thread looks tough to post in, but I'll do my best

 

I've been looking for a pair of jeans similar to a pair of dark blue rigid straight fit, Japanese denim selvedge jeans from the Gap (spring 2007) I've worn (and loved) on and off for about 4 years. I accidentally bought them on clearance at the time (was even more clueless than I am now), and it really intro'd me to the idea of good quality fabric that can last. Unfortunately I wasn't as smart about maintaining them, hence I'm looking for some new jeans...

 

Anyways, I've tried:

-Levi's 501 STF -- these were about the right fit, but the indigo was a bit too purple (?) for my taste

-Levi's 513 Slim Rigid Selvedge -- good color and fabric I'm looking for, but the slim fit... hurts my crotch. Good price on sale with a coupon, but I think I'll stick to straight fit.

-The newer Gap selvedge straight fit jeans (I've tried a two different iterations, both were returned) -- not close to the same quality denim (probably asking too much from the Gap).

 

Any tips on where to look next for some good quality straight fit rigid selvedge? Spending more is fine, but under $200 is my hope. I'm in Atlanta, so checking out the major department stores is an option, but I thought I'd check here to see what people suggest. 

 

Thanks!

post #18067 of 20885
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Originally Posted by floydian View Post

First post here... the thread looks tough to post in, but I'll do my best

 

I've been looking for a pair of jeans similar to a pair of dark blue rigid straight fit, Japanese denim selvedge jeans from the Gap (spring 2007) I've worn (and loved) on and off for about 4 years. I accidentally bought them on clearance at the time (was even more clueless than I am now), and it really intro'd me to the idea of good quality fabric that can last. Unfortunately I wasn't as smart about maintaining them, hence I'm looking for some new jeans...

 

Anyways, I've tried:

-Levi's 501 STF -- these were about the right fit, but the indigo was a bit too purple (?) for my taste

-Levi's 513 Slim Rigid Selvedge -- good color and fabric I'm looking for, but the slim fit... hurts my crotch. Good price on sale with a coupon, but I think I'll stick to straight fit.

-The newer Gap selvedge straight fit jeans (I've tried a two different iterations, both were returned) -- not close to the same quality denim (probably asking too much from the Gap).

 

Any tips on where to look next for some good quality straight fit rigid selvedge? Spending more is fine, but under $200 is my hope. I'm in Atlanta, so checking out the major department stores is an option, but I thought I'd check here to see what people suggest. 

 

Thanks!

I'd check out Japan Blue X Momotaro. Blue Owl has a lot of them online. Not sure if you'll be able to find much in Hotlanta.

post #18068 of 20885

Hey guys, been lurking on SF for about a year now, just joined to ask a question.

 

I've never worn APC before. I plan to get some New Cures or New Standards, and of course I'll size down to get them to fit in the waist and not sag.  Will either the NC or NS have a bellbottom effect if I size down?  I just really don't like bootcut jeans.  For reference, I've had my Nudie SJ jeans tapered since they are too bootcut for me, but Dior 19cm has the right amount of taper for my preferences.

post #18069 of 20885
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Originally Posted by Rejuvenate View Post

Hey guys, been lurking on SF for about a year now, just joined to ask a question.

I've never worn APC before. I plan to get some New Cures or New Standards, and of course I'll size down to get them to fit in the waist and not sag.  Will either the NC or NS have a bellbottom effect if I size down?  I just really don't like bootcut jeans.  For reference, I've had my Nudie SJ jeans tapered since they are too bootcut for me, but Dior 19cm has the right amount of taper for my preferences.

Uhhhh. The NC cut is about as far away from "bellbottoms" as you could possibly get, I don't know what sizing down has to do with it. NS is a straighter cut but hardly bellbottoms, wtf? And there's a cut that's sorta in between the two--the Petite Standard. Watch out though, there's a lot of drama and shit in the APC thread because apparently they've switched up sizing this season for some unfathomable reason..
post #18070 of 20885

anyone can input on Levis 201 non-selvedge non-lvc  special edition cone mills jeans - it's form the "products with roots" colection!!!

post #18071 of 20885

^ What I meant by "bell bottoms" was that I just don't want the jeans to flair out from the knee.  On a lot of jeans, "tube leg" or "straight down from the knee" translates to a little flairing IRL.  I'll probably just have to order a few pairs and return most.

 

And ya thanks, I had forgotten about the APC thread.

post #18072 of 20885

Hello all, I hope this question hasn't already been answered, but I haven't seen it yet.

 

I wear a 31x32 Levi's 501, and I recently received a pair of 1954 501Z XX which are 31x32. I'm assuming (I know nothing about jeans) if I wash these, they'll shrink to the point that I can't fit in them anymore. They fit great right now.

 

Is there any way I can either (a) get away without washing these guys and have them fit me or (b) wash them and have them still fit me.

 

Thanks!

post #18073 of 20885

Just received my Eternal 883 One Wash from BiG. It's a little stiff right now, and I would like to make it softer. Should I soak it or machine wash it? Or should I just wear them for a few days?

Thank you.

post #18074 of 20885
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Originally Posted by styless View Post

Just received my Eternal 883 One Wash from BiG. It's a little stiff right now, and I would like to make it softer. Should I soak it or machine wash it? Or should I just wear them for a few days?

Thank you.

 

Washing will remove more starch, but also more indigo.  If I were you, I'd just turn them inside out and soak them.  They'll still be stiff after they dry, but they'll soften up more quickly.

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Buy high-end Japanese denim... then throw in washing machine? puzzled.gif
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