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post #18931 of 20759

they have a size 30, shouldve sized down instead of up because you can always stretch them.  or gotten a second hand pair 

post #18932 of 20759
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Originally Posted by jd82 View Post

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. 

honestly, for the last year or two, I've basically gone with one pair of new raw shit a year...gives you enough time to get some good wear in on the single new pair while rotating in the old stuff as needed. can't imagine you'd be able to do justice to multiple pairs at once to justify it--unless you got a crazy deal or were different enough to warrant the purchase
post #18933 of 20759
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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.

based on what you describe, it sounds like you're looking for the perfect pair of jeans and I'm here to tell you they don't exist. you can go the 3x1 custom route to get exactly the cut you're looking for, but otherwise, roomy in the top block and slim through the thigh and calf don't go together. having experience with both the NS and 513, and specifically having worn the NS to work and tried to tuck a shirt into them, I can tell you that fitted denim and shirt tucking doesn't mix. get a pair of roomier or higher rise denim if that's your objective--this harkens to the 'slouchy pockets' thing you referenced though--you're kinda looking for a unicorn.

offhand, you can try the apc rescue for a roomier fit, or generally look for stuff with a straight/relaxed fit to see if that works for you. think your best bet is going to be with the 316s that were good aside from being 'slouchy' though
post #18934 of 20759

Superego, thank you for the honest response. El Argentino—thanks, I might give that a shot.

post #18935 of 20759

I scored a basically unworn pair of 3sixteens at a thrift store the other day, and am wondering how workable the fit is. They're size 29, which is one size smaller than my pants size, and one larger than my normal jean size. I'm thinking of having them slimmed down a bit when I have them hemmed if I think my tailor can handle it. Thoughts?

 

 

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Edit: I can of course take more pictures from other angles if it would be helpful.


Edited by zhirzzh - 12/30/12 at 6:11pm
post #18936 of 20759
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Originally Posted by zhirzzh View Post

I scored a basically unworn pair of 3sixteens at a thrift store the other day, and am wondering how workable the fit is. They're size 29, which is one size smaller than my pants size, and one larger than my normal jean size. I'm thinking of having them slimmed down a bit when I have them hemmed if I think my tailor can handle it. Thoughts?

 

 

I think they're fine as is, unless you're going for a skinny look.  Tapering will destroy the selvedge line though since 3Sixteen uses a flat felled seam, preventing the tailor from being able to use that side to taper.

post #18937 of 20759

I appreciate the comment. I was leaning towards not doing anything, and that clinches it for me. Thanks.

 

The waist is a tiny bit loose, but it's not like it doesn't stay up or anything.

post #18938 of 20759

i have a pair of denim and the seat of them makes noise when i walk.. will this go away after they soften up, or am i doomed to be assy mcgee's cousin?

post #18939 of 20759

........noise?

post #18940 of 20759
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Originally Posted by Distorbiant View Post

........noise?
post #18941 of 20759

Can one taper from the inseam without ill effects?

post #18942 of 20759
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Originally Posted by NotCrispy View Post

Can one taper from the inseam without ill effects?

Yes, done all the time.
post #18943 of 20759
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Originally Posted by Distorbiant View Post

........noise?


why yes kind sir... the fabric 'pops', and almost is like mr. costanza's 'swooshing' pants. but not that loud

post #18944 of 20759
Can someone recommend a pair of jeans. Looking for similar cut to Nudie Average Joe. Slim jims fit good also. Only issue is I already have 5-6 pr of nudies and want something different just the same cut. Considering Apc NS but not sure if that will work with sneakers (not tennis shoes). Naked and famous weird guy dont work for me. Im 6'2 220lbs athletic build. Levis 514 are ok but not crazy about Levis.

Thanks

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post #18945 of 20759

Lads total noob here so go easy on me.

 

I am looking for a couple of pairs of new jeans.

  • One pair of plain black jeans and another pair of standard light faded type jeans. Would like to be able to wear them casual and also more dressy type events.
  • I would like them more fitted but not sure about skinny jeans, I dont think I am slim enough for them. I weigh about 90kgs and I am 6 ft tall.
  • I was looking to know some advice on what type of jeans to stay away from and what are the top 5 or 6 brands to stick to in terms of quality and fit.
  • I have a couple of pairs of Replay jeans and Deisel jeans currently. They have both served me well over the years but I am looking for something more fitted and nicer.
  • I would probably pay around £150 - £200 for something that i love.
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