@ duke : Most People will kill me for this but for your range and fit, i guess taking a look at the 1969 GAP original Fit selvage wouldnt hurt...
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do NOT do this. Nudies are sanforized so there is no need to soak before wearing. Soaking would only prematurely remove dye. As with any other raw denim, avoid contact with water (no need to be neurotic about this) for as long as possible for maximum fade contrast, assuming that's what you're going for. Many ppl follow the '6 month rule' since that's what nudie suggests, but i've seen great results from washing after just 2-3 months too
Duke, for around $100 I would look into Unbranded or Naked and Famous if you're looking for raw. You're going to have to find N&F on sale to be around 100 which KL always seem to have. Depending how big you are Levis 511 is a slim tapered type fit which i like since I'm very slim. People may hate but Abercrombie and Fitch has pretty good quality..at least i think so. At outlets you can get them for 30 or online from 30-60. They have selvedge jeans too if that's what you're looking for. I just bought a pair of the skinnies but didn't really taper so I returned them.
Edited by beautiful_FrEaK - 7/30/12 at 3:23am