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post #19051 of 20611

Have had a pair of Acne Max Raw for about 3-4 months and during that time they have colored off quite a bit on a pair of white-hightops I've got
Now I'm planning on picking up a new pair of white hightops, but would really prefer to keep them white.
Honestly I'm not sure if the edges still color my shoes (like, even more so) but if I got the sneaks, wore them a little with the jeans, and found there was still excessive color in the jeans, would it be enough to wash them once to get the excessive color out?

post #19052 of 20611
I just don't care about raw denim anymore. It has lost its appeal to me... the fact that it is catching on to the mainstream also has a little to do with it.

What are some sources for nice washed denim? I'm tempted to get some of the discounted Acnes off of Yoox but I have no idea how each of them fit. Or does anyone know where I can try on some Acnes in the Bay Area?
post #19053 of 20611
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Originally Posted by lemmywinks View Post

I just don't care about raw denim anymore. It has lost its appeal to me... the fact that it is catching on to the mainstream also has a little to do with it.

What are some sources for nice washed denim? I'm tempted to get some of the discounted Acnes off of Yoox but I have no idea how each of them fit. Or does anyone know where I can try on some Acnes in the Bay Area?

 

I'm not a denim guru, but I would say if you want predistressed jeans while keeping top quality, I'd suggest PRPS. Some of their washes are over the top but some of the most subtle ones are nice. Just make sure you look for a pair with a model number starting with P, those are the made in Japan line (they have other lines with japanese denim but made in the US or China). They tend to be baggy but they have some slim models, like Rambler and Fury.

 

Also PBJ has at least this pair, which looks good.

 

I also have a nice pair of RRL. And you also have Dior, if that's your thing.

 

I myself enjoy having one pair of raw denim which I wear from monday to friday but still like my predistressed jeans.

post #19054 of 20611
Gentlemen, I'm trying to decide between Raleigh's original raw thin fit and the Japan Blue JB0701 tight straights from Context. Anyone have experience with the two? Or even a thumbs-up/down for either one?
post #19055 of 20611
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Loads of options. Going along similar lines, Civilainaire has a slim or regular fit with yellow line selvage or for a bit more Jean Shop has the Rocker with orange selvage and details (literally wearing a pair right now.) They're from the same family/designers, so the fits are comparable and the denim is nice (Japanese and arguably nicer than the standard Cone you'd get from LVC.)

FWIW, the zip on the Civilianaire is decent but it's smooth-as-silk Riri on the Jean Shop.

If you throw out a price range, I could give you more brands but those are two immediate favorites in the mid to higher ballpark.

Thanks, much appreciated. I'll go try check out Civilianaire this weekend as they look quite interesting. Only potential qualm is that the inseam is only 33. My intention is to cuff these and at 6'2" that might not give me enough length. I actually have a pair of Rockers and they're great -- I was hoping no one would call me on that. But they're at a length where I wear them uncuffed (work, where I can wear jeans but cuffed would get me some odd looks), so would have to get another pair of them to wear cuffed. Open to the idea, but also interested in exploring other denim. You're probably in the right price range. Up is fine, but only to say 350 or so. And have no issues going down. Through some googling also found the quality mending co highrider, and will probably also try to take a look at them.
post #19056 of 20611
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Originally Posted by SerialComma View Post

Gentlemen, I'm trying to decide between Raleigh's original raw thin fit and the Japan Blue JB0701 tight straights from Context. Anyone have experience with the two? Or even a thumbs-up/down for either one?

 

fing02[1].gif Japan Blue. Heavier and you can't go wrong with Momotaro.

post #19057 of 20611
Looking for a high quality pair of raw selvedge jeans that have a lot of room in the thighs and have a large leg opening (18" +), no taper. I have a pair of Samurai 3000vx but am looking for something made in America. I am thinking about the LVC 1944 but was wondering if there is something better.

Also, like lemmywinks, I would like to also get a pair of high quality predistressed jeans that fit the description above.

Any ideas? Thanks
post #19058 of 20611
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Originally Posted by kindofyoung View Post

Honestly I'm not sure if the edges still color my shoes (like, even more so) but if I got the sneaks, wore them a little with the jeans, and found there was still excessive color in the jeans, would it be enough to wash them once to get the excessive color out?
Washing won't do anything, you get the color from constant abrasion. If you're obsessive, try using an eraser to clean out marks. Otherwise, put tape on the inside of your hems to avoid contact with shoes.

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Originally Posted by lemmywinks View Post

What are some sources for nice washed denim? I'm tempted to get some of the discounted Acnes off of Yoox but I have no idea how each of them fit. Or does anyone know where I can try on some Acnes in the Bay Area?
Aside from PRPS and RRL which are arguably the best, LVC and Jean Shop. Rolo probably has Acne, as might Steven Alan (?), Villains (?), or places like that.
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Originally Posted by SerialComma View Post

Gentlemen, I'm trying to decide between Raleigh's original raw thin fit and the Japan Blue JB0701 tight straights from Context. Anyone have experience with the two? Or even a thumbs-up/down for either one?
Depends on what you want. US brands selling made in the US jeans with Cone are a dime a dozen. Not saying that you shouldn't support that, but it's a different beast from Japan Blue. The denimhead elitist in me would go Japan Blue, but that's because I have a closet full of Cone.
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Thanks, much appreciated. I'll go try check out Civilianaire this weekend as they look quite interesting. Only potential qualm is that the inseam is only 33. My intention is to cuff these and at 6'2" that might not give me enough length. I actually have a pair of Rockers and they're great -- I was hoping no one would call me on that. But they're at a length where I wear them uncuffed (work, where I can wear jeans but cuffed would get me some odd looks), so would have to get another pair of them to wear cuffed. Open to the idea, but also interested in exploring other denim. You're probably in the right price range. Up is fine, but only to say 350 or so. And have no issues going down. Through some googling also found the quality mending co highrider, and will probably also try to take a look at them.
I'll have to measure my pair but it feels longer than 33". I'm 6' and I have to double cuff my pair, so I can't imagine you wouldn't have much to work with. Jean Shop definitely comes in different lengths, so that's something to keep in mind. It's hard to get into other brands because almost everyone goes button these days. Even RRL, which had great zippers at one point, is button. And honestly, my favorite zip jeans are Jean Shops by far. How about going with a classic Lee 101z? The rise might be slightly higher than you're looking for, though, but if you're looking at the highrider...

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Originally Posted by Deuce View Post

Looking for a high quality pair of raw selvedge jeans that have a lot of room in the thighs and have a large leg opening (18" +), no taper. I have a pair of Samurai 3000vx but am looking for something made in America. I am thinking about the LVC 1944 but was wondering if there is something better.

Also, like lemmywinks, I would like to also get a pair of high quality predistressed jeans that fit the description above.

Any ideas? Thanks
An 18" opening is "large" for a size 29, so without knowing the waist it doesn't mean much. Looser cuts can be hard to come by with American-made jeans, especially when you're looking for something higher quality than Cone. Technically, Sugar Cane is made in the US even though it's a Japanese brand and their fits are copies of LVC, so they might be a good choice for you.
post #19059 of 20611

thanks smile.gif

post #19060 of 20611
Good to have Whodini back on the job.
post #19061 of 20611
@ DaMoose.

I recommend Momo's (not the JB collabs). Midrise you said. Think the 0201 would be a good choice. Might like the 0805SP as well, if you're fond of battle stripes on the backpocket.
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Originally Posted by whodini View Post

An 18" opening is "large" for a size 29, so without knowing the waist it doesn't mean much. Looser cuts can be hard to come by with American-made jeans, especially when you're looking for something higher quality than Cone. Technically, Sugar Cane is made in the US even though it's a Japanese brand and their fits are copies of LVC, so they might be a good choice for you.

I am looking for a waist size of about 36. I just measured my 3000vx's and they hem measures about 19", and they are about as small as I want to go.

Any suggestions for high quality American made predistressed jeans?
post #19064 of 20611
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Good to have Whodini back on the job.
Thanks, but it's temporary. Life, a girlfriend, work, and studying for my Step 2s get in the way of telling strangers to size down two.
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Originally Posted by Deuce View Post

I am looking for a waist size of about 36. I just measured my 3000vx's and they hem measures about 19", and they are about as small as I want to go.

Any suggestions for high quality American made predistressed jeans?

1) That's much easier. You're definitely looking for more a straight cut than anything relaxed in that case. Are you looking at denim comparable to Sami? Is Cone ok? Like I wrote before, there are lots of companies that make a standard cut with Cone (LVC, Glory, etc.) If you want American made but with different/better denim, then that might be a bit more difficult aside from Sugar Cane. I can think of a number of companies that make straight/straight-ish cuts in the US with Japanese denim (Jean Shop, Rogue Territory, Imogene + Willie, etc.) but that leg is a bit wider than some of the fits I can think of off the top of my head. The problem is that the fit you're looking for is repro, so when an American company goes for that kind of fit, they tend to stick to US denim, too.

You could always go the bespoke route like that one denim brand in SF that I'm blanking on but there's a thread on here about it started by Pocket Square guy. There are other bespoke places like 3x1 in NYC or Den. m bar in LA.

2) For predistressed, I mentioned LVC, RRL, and Jean Shop in my post. Imogene + Willie would be another addition, but they're using Jean Shop's denim now so it's pretty similar but their stuff is a bit more customized and they're cool people in general. Gilded Age has great washes, too, but they do work in Japan, Italy, or the US depending on the model.

The funny bit is that the better washes offered by brands tend to be done in the same wash houses in LA.
post #19065 of 20611
Need help!!!

I have had an amazing pair of KMW 1950s size 33x34 that have fit me amazingly and have lasted 4 years with some awesome fading and lines that have built in. It's their time though, as they are now very thing, and have been repaired numerous times.

I went and got a great pair of PRPS but they did not stretch any in the thigh, and I am struggling to wear them and be comfortable. As good as they look, I just can't wear them.

I would love to buy the KMW 1950s again, but I can't find them in my size anymore.

I have not been following the new comers - Any recommendations are good, but I want the same fit/style. Would like to get a good deal of course as well icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

TIA,

Paul
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