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Originally Posted by swpkr89 View Post
 

How many pairs of jeans are necessary when compiling a new wardrobe? I'm looking at investing in some quality clothes and Levi's 508s, Unbranded tapered 201s and N&F weird guys are all decent options for me. Is buying 2 different brands both in indigo unnecessary? I was thinking that there would be enough variation between the two that I'd enjoy wearing both and could even have one pair hemmed with a little bit of stacking and then another pair longer for cuffing. 

 

but now I'm thinking that perhaps one pair of indigo jeans is all that's required and perhaps I should just get the Unbranded and then get N&F in a brown colour or something for variety? You guys own/regularly use more than 1 pair of dark indigos?

 

depends on how much variety you're looking for and also fading. you can get "indigo" jeans that vary a lot on the shade, fabric used, cut, etc so it wouldn't be unnecessary if you wanted to have two pairs of blue jeans that are pretty different. luckily nf makes a lot of jeans in various fabrics so you can have a good amount of choices. personally i rotate between two pairs of indigo with one pair getting a lot more wear than the other. i have some chinos, natural jeans, and black jeans that i wear once in a while to switch things up. 

post #19682 of 20638
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I've been wearing skinny/slim fit 31's from Levi's, Gap, J Crew, Banana and I've been overall pretty happy.  I know, I know, let the flaming begin.  However, I really want to try a pair of selvedge.  The Gap selvedge premium slim 31/32's I have right now fit really well, but they're obviously not raw selvedge.  I measured these as a base.

 

Looking at going with Gustin slim.  Based off of their measuring guide, the 31's that I've been wearing are more like 33-33.5".  Based off of the fact that the waist stretches about an inch, I'd want something that is a 32-32.5" waist, which Gustin says 32.5" waist = 32 marked sizing. 

 

What should I do?  5 foot 11, 160lbs.  Do I go with the 32's... which are 1 size up from what I buy off the shelf at most stores?

 

Will this same logic apply to APC? Unbranded? Rogue Territory? 3sixteen?

 

Thanks!

 

 

 

And a follow-up question... are Gustin's any worse quality than any of the others I listed?


Edited by chrisefi - 9/10/13 at 11:19pm
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someone said when first wearing a pair of raw denim that they should feel tight, as in, not being able to even get the button done up is fine because it'll stretch into a good fit. and further to this if they fit nicely on first fit they'll actually stretch to be a little too large.. does this sound right?

 

jeans that are too tight to do the button up but then stretch into a good size sound like they'd be incredibly skinny fitting.

post #19684 of 20638
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Originally Posted by swpkr89 View Post
 

someone said when first wearing a pair of raw denim that they should feel tight, as in, not being able to even get the button done up is fine because it'll stretch into a good fit. and further to this if they fit nicely on first fit they'll actually stretch to be a little too large.. does this sound right?

 

jeans that are too tight to do the button up but then stretch into a good size sound like they'd be incredibly skinny fitting.

 

Generalization, but often true that they will stretch out quite a bit in the waist, not as much in the thighs.   

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Anyone know of any fabrics that fade to this kind of dulled out greyish indigo like the N&F/KA collab jeans?
 

post #19686 of 20638
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And a follow-up question... are Gustin's any worse quality than any of the others I listed?

 

sounds like 32 would be a good way to go. tagged waist sizes are going to vary from brand to brand so don't worry too much about it being different from what you're used to buying. With that said, with the other brands i'd do the same thing as you did with the Gustins. take a look at the measurements and figure out what is going to fit the best but make sure you look at the other measurements for the rise, thighs, knees and leg opening too. some brands you would go TTS or size down 1 or 2 depending on the kind of fit you're looking for.

 

IMO, Gustin is a better buy than APC and Unbranded in terms of materials used, construction, and details however fits are pretty different. Although 3sixteens are more expensive, the fabric they use is custom made for them by Kuroki and it has a great soft hand while still being rigid. they also use a more substantial leather patch, better materials for the pocket bags, and the fits are better for me and I feel like the higher price is justified. I also like Rogue Territory jeans better than Gustin but again, they're around the same price as 3sixteen. 

post #19687 of 20638
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Originally Posted by swpkr89 View Post
 

someone said when first wearing a pair of raw denim that they should feel tight, as in, not being able to even get the button done up is fine because it'll stretch into a good fit. and further to this if they fit nicely on first fit they'll actually stretch to be a little too large.. does this sound right?

 

jeans that are too tight to do the button up but then stretch into a good size sound like they'd be incredibly skinny fitting.

 

It's a common misconception that it's a rule that you need to buy jeans so tight that you can barely put them on. It really depends on the fit you want and the brand of jeans you're buying. if you want a skinny fit, then yes, you'll probably have to buy them really snug to account for stretch but if you're looking for a non skinny but slim fit, then you most likely don't want to buy them so small that you can barely put them on. At the most, you just want them slightly snug and they'll stretch a little. If you wear a belt, then you don't have much to worry about if it stretches a little more than your waist size. Some brands like APC do stretch more than other brands so thats why you'll hear people saying you need to size down 2 sizes but again, even with that it's super uncomfortable and really is only necessary if you want that skinny fit. 

post #19688 of 20638
Anothing thing is a lot of raw jeans shrink a lot when washed so i usually just buy them where they fit good (and I use skinny jeans). They will stretch then washed them and after a couple wears the fit is perfect.
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Hi I am dying to figure out what these are??  Anyone know who makes them or what would be another similar alternative.  

 

Does anyone know where I can get these or what brand they are?

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Having a pair of denim that is tight to the lower part of your thigh help hide knee boobs? Also do jeans with elastane stretch more in the knees than 100% cotton? because it seems like thats the case for me?

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Yoox has a bunch of LVC 501s. Is it possible to identify this model based on their bad pictures?
post #19692 of 20638
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Anyone know of any fabrics that fade to this kind of dulled out greyish indigo like the N&F/KA collab jeans?
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Acne.
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Having a pair of denim that is tight to the lower part of your thigh help hide knee boobs? Also do jeans with elastane stretch more in the knees than 100% cotton? because it seems like thats the case for me?

no to the first question, and the second: yes, they'll stretch more, that's what elastane does. are you saying you get more or less knee bulge with elastane?
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What are some good denim brand for slim/athletic women? Of course as soon as I'm done with the whole raw denim she wants one shog[1].gif
post #19694 of 20638
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Acne.
no to the first question, and the second: yes, they'll stretch more, that's what elastane does. are you saying you get more or less knee bulge with elastane?

 

It seems that i get way more saggy knees with elastane , worse part is the thights stretch out alot also and looks like i have carrot type jeans! :-\

post #19695 of 20638
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Originally Posted by ceoceo View Post

What are some good denim brand for slim/athletic women? Of course as soon as I'm done with the whole raw denim she wants one shog[1].gif

 

My GF had to try a few things before getting one that would fit - Railcar was a bit strange in the ass - like they just sat off the hips wrong.... Next she tried on Acne and then some N&F.  The N&F were probably the best fit overall, but she didnt really like the indigo colour, she was after something a bit deeper indigo and ended up choosing the Acne's.  The fit was somewhere between the NF and the Railcar, not quite as form fitting as the NF but not nearly as awkward as the Railcar pair - since the purchase she has worn them a ton and they stretched to fit even better as well....

 
 
So I guess coles notes - NF and Acne make great womens cuts, Railcar didn';t work for my GF right away, but for all I know they needed to be worked in a bit more and would stretch to fit better.  
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