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post #18271 of 20611

well, if it's only been 2 weeks.  i would wear them more.  the pockets will loosen up.  if you don't wear them out, the process will be slower.  

post #18272 of 20611

I've been researching/pricing my first real pair of raw denim, and wondered if someone here might have some advice for me:  I am about to start a fairly physical job, which will involve some crawling around on floors, but in an office environment.  So, I am looking for a fairly rugged denim which will look nice and be comfortable.  Would it make sense to look for something with a heavier weight?  Maybe 15oz or so?  I'm not sure I want to be messing with jeans that stand up on their own, but if that's the only way to get the thick, soft, and rugged denim I want, I'm willing to put up with a long break in process.

 

I also have fairly big thighs and butt from lifting, and want something a little roomier, but slightly tapered.  Am thinking maybe a 501 type of fit from the knee up, but I am a bit hesitant to go there as the two pairs of 501s I have while comfortable are pretty blocky and don't look great - especially from the knee down.  I definitely prefer a fitted look to my pants.  

 

I am probably going to go try on some N&F Weird Guys in a few days, but I have the impression that N&F aren't super well-constructed, or rugged, compared to something along the lines of high end brands like Ironheart, Roy, etc.  Right now, I am sort of leaning toward Raleigh or Tellason, but am not sure about the durability of their denim either.

post #18273 of 20611

Weird guys didn't really have enough room in the thighs or ass for me and I'm in the 'athletic but not a lifter' category.  You really don't have to get super thick denim if you're just going to be scooting around on the floor in an office, in my opinion - I think you might be over-thinking this.

post #18274 of 20611
I am looking for a pair of raw denim with a 36" inseam (or preferably longer). My waist is only 29", so I haven't found much in my size.

Any suggestions? I would prefer something cheaper than Dior, because I am volunteering full-time this summer and can't afford to spend $350-400 on a pair of jeans.

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post #18275 of 20611

You might want to try Japan Blue (available at Blue Owl) or 3sixteen (available at Blue Owl or Self Edge). Both come in very long inseams and are sanforized. Email Jay @ Blue Owl and he can send you measurements.

post #18276 of 20611
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About two weeks around the house. I don't want to wear them in public until I can comfortably carry my phone and use the button fly at a urinal. I'm making progress on the latter at least.

i still struggle with the button fly lol.  between the snugness of the top block and the small fly opening on my naked and famous left hand twill's is so small i can't even get my fingers in there to whip it out.  i can't figure out the trick....bathroom stall for me.  oh well.

post #18277 of 20611
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Originally Posted by jotai View Post

I've been researching/pricing my first real pair of raw denim, and wondered if someone here might have some advice for me:  I am about to start a fairly physical job, which will involve some crawling around on floors, but in an office environment.  So, I am looking for a fairly rugged denim which will look nice and be comfortable.  Would it make sense to look for something with a heavier weight?  Maybe 15oz or so?  I'm not sure I want to be messing with jeans that stand up on their own, but if that's the only way to get the thick, soft, and rugged denim I want, I'm willing to put up with a long break in process.

I also have fairly big thighs and butt from lifting, and want something a little roomier, but slightly tapered.  Am thinking maybe a 501 type of fit from the knee up, but I am a bit hesitant to go there as the two pairs of 501s I have while comfortable are pretty blocky and don't look great - especially from the knee down.  I definitely prefer a fitted look to my pants.  

I am probably going to go try on some N&F Weird Guys in a few days, but I have the impression that N&F aren't super well-constructed, or rugged, compared to something along the lines of high end brands like Ironheart, Roy, etc.  Right now, I am sort of leaning toward Raleigh or Tellason, but am not sure about the durability of their denim either.

do you have a tape measure? if so, measure around your natural waist (the narrowest part of your body, usually above your belly button), around your hips wherever you want the denim to sit) and around your thigh at the thickest point.

most raw denim will be heavy-duty enough for your needs I would think. N&F should be much harder wearing than regular old levi's.

Also, this thread may be of interest to you if you have large thighs
http://www.styleforum.net/t/66726/muscular-got-big-thighs-want-relaxed-jeans-been-doing-one-squat-too-many-voila


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Originally Posted by jmaudi0 View Post

i still struggle with the button fly lol. between the snugness of the top block and the small fly opening on my naked and famous left hand twill's is so small i can't even get my fingers in there to whip it out. i can't figure out the trick....bathroom stall for me. oh well.

unless your jeans are painted on, button fly is the easiest thing ever. I just undo the top button and pull apart. they all pop open.
post #18278 of 20611
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Originally Posted by max_r View Post

unless your jeans are painted on, button fly is the easiest thing ever. I just undo the top button and pull apart. they all pop open.

 

well yeah i can do it no problem if i undo the top button also. is that generally the accepted way to do a button fly?  i keep trying to do it without undoing my belt and the top button (so i'm only undoing the 3 fly buttons).

post #18279 of 20611
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well yeah i can do it no problem if i undo the top button also. is that generally the accepted way to do a button fly?  i keep trying to do it without undoing my belt and the top button (so i'm only undoing the 3 fly buttons).

I dunno, i've never done it any other way. I dont wear a belt with jeans though, I imagine that would add some difficulty.
post #18280 of 20611

I have large legs and I fit levis 501's perfectly but I want to diversify my wardrobe instead of 501's in different colors. What other brands are the same fit? My price point is ~$100

post #18281 of 20611
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Originally Posted by max_r View Post


do you have a tape measure? if so, measure around your natural waist (the narrowest part of your body, usually above your belly button), around your hips wherever you want the denim to sit) and around your thigh at the thickest point.
most raw denim will be heavy-duty enough for your needs I would think. N&F should be much harder wearing than regular old levi's.

 

Thanks for your response.  Just out of curiosity, what is the reason for measuring the natural waist?

post #18282 of 20611
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Thanks for your response.  Just out of curiosity, what is the reason for measuring the natural waist?

not really sure why i included that to be honest, you can disregard that one.
post #18283 of 20611

Anyone know of any jeans that are very relaxed in the thighs and taper down to the ankles? I am looking for jeans that are roughly 31-32" in the waist but at least 24.5" in the thigh and have a 7-7.3" leg opening. I'm pretty limited by my big thighs. N&F weird guy is too big in the waist and leg opening. The best I've found is Levi's 508 and Edwin ED-55. Anyone happen to know any brands that are >$100?

post #18284 of 20611
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post #18285 of 20611
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not really sure why i included that to be honest, you can disregard that one.

Frontrise and vanity sizing comes to mind.
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