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post #18916 of 20704

I just bought some used flat head 3009's. The original owner hot soaked them 45 mins but otherwise they're in new condition, tag size 33, measure 32. Should I bother hot soaking again to get all the shrink out, or is that just a waste of time?

post #18917 of 20704
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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

Yeah, you don't have "thick" legs per se. Most of your standard slim (and even skinny) cuts will have a thigh of 12.5 (aka 25 inch circumference) at a 34 waist. We sound the same size (I'm 6'1, 190 FWIW) and beyond the skinniest of things haven't had too much trouble with sizing thighs.
In your situation you'll literally need to size your denim based on thigh size. If your thigh measurement is accurate, stick to the 12.5-13 inch measurements provided by charts on the various denim vendors. Should work for you. It will "feel" tight to you if you've been used to wearing veritable bags on your legs, but it will also "fit" you. You'll honestly just have to get over that change of aesthetic and feel.
Almost every brand will have something that works for you. It matters what you want it to look like and what you want to get out of it. Honestly - your measurement isn't a huge problem.

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Originally Posted by superego View Post

if the cut works for you might be worth the gamble for ~100 bucks.
24" thighs aren't ridiculous with your build, you should be good with a variety of the standard low straight cuts (eg, apc new standard) and a little patience. if you're looking for a baggier fit off the bat, try the rescue.
fwiw, I'm 6-3, 210 and (just measured) 25" thighs and the APC NS in 34 worked fine for me, just very tight in the beginning.

Thanks for the advice. Much appreciated.

Ended up ordering a pair of Unbranded 301s to try. Had free returns from Urban Outfitters so I went with two pairs to see for sizing purposes.
Edited by rxn - 12/29/12 at 9:11am
post #18918 of 20704
if you really want to maximize shrinkage, you'll want to agitate in hot water
post #18919 of 20704
Can anyone take a shot at what year these were made in? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)





post #18920 of 20704

I'm wearing dark blue jeans with a lavender striped shirt and black sport coat on NYE. I'd prefer to wear my light brown shoes because that means I won't have to pack an extra pair of shoes but would it only look good with black? The fact that it's jeans says brown to me but the black blazer tells me I should wear black shoes. Thoughts?

 

Thanks!

post #18921 of 20704
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Originally Posted by massman06 View Post

I'm wearing dark blue jeans with a lavender striped shirt and black sport coat on NYE. I'd prefer to wear my light brown shoes because that means I won't have to pack an extra pair of shoes but would it only look good with black? The fact that it's jeans says brown to me but the black blazer tells me I should wear black shoes. Thoughts?

Thanks!

no black, go with brown with dark denim.
post #18922 of 20704

This is my first posting after following the forums for a while. Live in Northern VA and was in Brooklyn this weekend so stopped by Brooklyn Denim Co. (Saw in GQ) and purchased my first two pair of raw denim, just waiting on them to be shipped since I got them hemmed. (http://www.tellason.com/shop/tellason-denim/john-graham-mellor-slim-straight-165-oz) (http://myjeans123.blogspot.com/2012/10/men-big-star-division-slim-fit-selvage.html). I was wondering what suggestions anyone has for a next pair to add to my wardrobe after these. 

post #18923 of 20704
two new pairs of denim.... why already thinking of the next one? you have jeans for years!
post #18924 of 20704
Hey guys, I recently bought a pair of buffalo jeans on sale. I'm not sure what footwear goes well with them, they're bootcut. Also, Do any of you own a pair of Buffalo's, or any Type of bootcut jean? What do you wear with them?
post #18925 of 20704
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Originally Posted by jd82 View Post

This is my first posting after following the forums for a while. Live in Northern VA and was in Brooklyn this weekend so stopped by Brooklyn Denim Co. (Saw in GQ) and purchased my first two pair of raw denim, just waiting on them to be shipped since I got them hemmed. (http://www.tellason.com/shop/tellason-denim/john-graham-mellor-slim-straight-165-oz) (http://myjeans123.blogspot.com/2012/10/men-big-star-division-slim-fit-selvage.html). I was wondering what suggestions anyone has for a next pair to add to my wardrobe after these. 

as I understand it, you haven't even worn either pair yet and you're looking for others?
post #18926 of 20704

I'm looking for:

-Dark, non-distressed denim

-Plain or inconspicuous pocket stitching

-Mid-rise, since I tuck in my shirts

-Slim leg, but with enough room in the seat to be comfortable sitting down at a desk all day

-Under or around $200. Not opposed to spending a little more and, frankly, not opposed to spending quite a bit less for a non-selvedge jean, even if it's not going to last as long or wear quite as nicely. I wear jeans to work, so I'm not really looking for superdramatic fades to develop.

 

Already tried:

-New Standards, sized down appropriately. They never stretched enough in the thigh to be anywhere near comfortable, and the rise was just too low.

-3Sixteen SL-100x. Found that the pockets were so low that they looked super-slouchy from the back. Good otherwise.

-Most standard-issue Levi's fits. 514, sized down is closest. 513 has the slouchy pockets problem.

 

What else should I try? Thanks.

post #18927 of 20704
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Originally Posted by superego View Post


as I understand it, you haven't even worn either pair yet and you're looking for others?

Just wondering "If" I would need anything other than these for a while. I haven't gotten them yet. Still waiting for them to ship since I left them at the store to be hemmed. 

post #18928 of 20704
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Originally Posted by mcdecker1 View Post

two new pairs of denim.... why already thinking of the next one? you have jeans for years!

That's perfect...glad to hear my assumptions confirmed. Now I can continue with the rest of the wardrobe.

post #18929 of 20704
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Originally Posted by Bort99 View Post

I'm looking for:
-Dark, non-distressed denim
-Plain or inconspicuous pocket stitching
-Mid-rise, since I tuck in my shirts
-Slim leg, but with enough room in the seat to be comfortable sitting down at a desk all day
-Under or around $200. Not opposed to spending a little more and, frankly, not opposed to spending quite a bit less for a non-selvedge jean, even if it's not going to last as long or wear quite as nicely. I wear jeans to work, so I'm not really looking for superdramatic fades to develop.

Already tried:
-New Standards, sized down appropriately. They never stretched enough in the thigh to be anywhere near comfortable, and the rise was just too low.
-3Sixteen SL-100x. Found that the pockets were so low that they looked super-slouchy from the back. Good otherwise.
-Most standard-issue Levi's fits. 514, sized down is closest. 513 has the slouchy pockets problem.

What else should I try? Thanks.

Levi's 501-sized down. Buy STF with your waist fitted (and obviously excess length). Shrink them. Waist will be fine. Profit.
post #18930 of 20704
Hey guys, I finally got my 301s from the post office and I'm concerned they are a bit big. I ended up ordering a size larger than I was planning because they were out of 31. Here are a bunch of pictures I took quickly, what do you think I should do? The biggest problem is that they don't have my size if I do decide to return for store credit so I would have to wait a while or get something else

EDIT: forgot pics lol









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