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def agree, and would prefer slightly loose over slightly tight, my issue is that i'm not sure if in a week or two of breaking the 29s in they'll fit nicely, and if i get the 30s that they'll become too loose after a month or two. if there's not going to be a whole of change in fit between second day and second month then I think I'll return them.

post #19742 of 20785
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Originally Posted by barrelntrigger View Post

I would return the 29 for 30. If 30 is a bit loose on you, you can always do a hot soak to shrink them down a bit. I think sometimes we get too fussy about how our jeans fit...I was like that...However, I've learned to adapt. For instance, my LVC, 1967, size 34 fitted me just right until I've lost 30 lbs. Now the waist is way too big for me. But instead of trading, selling them, and getting the next size down, I just tighten my belt about 2 notches and it's fine. I've learned comfort comes first and I rather wear a pair that's a bit loose than too tight.

what? you're talking completely different things...obviously, if you lose 30 lbs jeans that fit previously won't anymore, and wearing your belt 2 notches tighter can't fix the saggy ass and thighs.

(oddly, your basic statement--that folks dwell WAY too much on getting perfect denim--I'd agree with)

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Originally Posted by swpkr89 View Post

def agree, and would prefer slightly loose over slightly tight, my issue is that i'm not sure if in a week or two of breaking the 29s in they'll fit nicely, and if i get the 30s that they'll become too loose after a month or two. if there's not going to be a whole of change in fit between second day and second month then I think I'll return them.

couple things:
(1) rule of thumb is that if you can't button them, you need to size up. I don't have specific experience with unbranded denim, but it seems likely to hold here as well.
(2) if you'd prefer too loose to too tight, seems obvious you should size up here. the 30s are likely to be fitted as fuck initially as well, so will likely stretch to a nice fit over the course of a few weeks.

I'd prob order the 30s and if there's too much room upon initial fit, just stick with the 29s.
post #19743 of 20785

yeh well given how tight the 29s are i doubt the 30s are going to come even close to having too much room. i could button the 29s up today but wasn't at all comfortable and was a real effort getting them done up i was worried about busting buttons or something. have a feeling you're right and the 30s will still feel heaps fitted but stretch into more of the fit i want, will order them tomorrow assuming i don't get anyone telling me to stay with the 29s 

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Originally Posted by superego View Post


what? you're talking completely different things...obviously, if you lose 30 lbs jeans that fit previously won't anymore, and wearing your belt 2 notches tighter can't fix the saggy ass and thighs.

(oddly, your basic statement--that folks dwell WAY too much on getting perfect denim--I'd agree with)
couple things:
(1) rule of thumb is that if you can't button them, you need to size up. I don't have specific experience with unbranded denim, but it seems likely to hold here as well.
(2) if you'd prefer too loose to too tight, seems obvious you should size up here. the 30s are likely to be fitted as fuck initially as well, so will likely stretch to a nice fit over the course of a few weeks.

I'd prob order the 30s and if there's too much room upon initial fit, just stick with the 29s.

Nope, I didn't loose much mass in my thighs and ass. Squats keep them in shape! I've lost a few inches in the mid section. :slayer:

post #19745 of 20785
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Originally Posted by swpkr89 View Post

yeh well given how tight the 29s are i doubt the 30s are going to come even close to having too much room. i could button the 29s up today but wasn't at all comfortable and was a real effort getting them done up i was worried about busting buttons or something. have a feeling you're right and the 30s will still feel heaps fitted but stretch into more of the fit i want, will order them tomorrow assuming i don't get anyone telling me to stay with the 29s 
yeah unless you're looking for a pretty skinny fit, I'd get the 30s. Shouldn't be painful to put on the jeans.
post #19746 of 20785
looking to pull the trigger on my first pair of unsanforized denim...practically speaking, how much does that affect sizing? on samurai 710, for reference
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looking to pull the trigger on my first pair of unsanforized denim...practically speaking, how much does that affect sizing? on samurai 710, for reference

Not a Sam expert but standard is 3-5% but it an vary by brand and also which denim. User IIIrd_icon (or close) posts a ton of Sam fits & fades in the show us your jeans thread. He seems pretty amendable to a PM w/ a sizing question. You could also browse the Sam thread over on SuFu--tons of info there.

Are you buying through BiG? If so just email or call Gordon.
post #19748 of 20785
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Originally Posted by oboy_oboy View Post

Not a Sam expert but standard is 3-5% but it an vary by brand and also which denim. User IIIrd_icon (or close) posts a ton of Sam fits & fades in the show us your jeans thread. He seems pretty amendable to a PM w/ a sizing question. You could also browse the Sam thread over on SuFu--tons of info there.

Are you buying through BiG? If so just email or call Gordon.

yeah, done so, but haven't heard back since he emailed monday letting me know they got them in the first place (apparently, he's busy or something).

tried calling the store today, but the csa was basically just referencing their size chart and that of the somets I'd referenced as a comparable. prob try calling and just asking for gordon tomorrow.
post #19749 of 20785
710 sizing changes with every lot usually your best bet is the size chart. I bought mine at lot 10
post #19750 of 20785

Hi new guy here!

 

Just wondering if anyone has got a pair of the Gap x GQ Baldwin selvage denim and what they think of them. Planning to get my 1st pair of selvage for this fall. I had a look at them today and they seem to be a bit slimmer than the 'Authentic Skinny' that Gap has to offer which is great for me since I have really skinny ankles. So I got a pair in 30x30. So they are a bit tight or snug at the waist but I can still button them up. The leg opening is 7" but it would be better if it were even slimmer but I'd have to get a pair of APC PNS which I don't feel like paying for my 1st pair of selvage to give it a try.

 

 So the general consensus is to buy a pair that is just slightly tight to allow for the slight stretch over the months of wearing? Is there anyway to know if it is sanfornized or not?


Edited by Lanfear - 9/28/13 at 5:13am
post #19751 of 20785
In general, yes, you should expect the waist to stretch. FWIW, I have a of raw selvage GAP jeans from last year, and the waist stretched out at least a full size, maybe two.

Denim from the GAP, even if raw, is going to be sanforized. If GAP tried to sell unsanforized denim it would create a nightmare for them when everyone returned their "defective jeans that shrank in the wash" (someone else made this point in the jeans thread, but it's worth repeating here).
post #19752 of 20785
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Originally Posted by jb2 View Post

In general, yes, you should expect the waist to stretch. FWIW, I have a of raw selvage GAP jeans from last year, and the waist stretched out at least a full size, maybe two.

Denim from the GAP, even if raw, is going to be sanforized. If GAP tried to sell unsanforized denim it would create a nightmare for them when everyone returned their "defective jeans that shrank in the wash" (someone else made this point in the jeans thread, but it's worth repeating here).

 

Thanks for the info.

 

Hopefully they won't stretch too much for me then cause they don't offer size 28 or 29 where I live which is really dumb but oh well.

post #19753 of 20785
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Originally Posted by Peter1 View Post

Here's a challenging question for Parisians:

I live in Paris, where outside of APC and some random N&F at Colette there isn't much quality denim available for under 200 euros. (About 260 USD -- APC's are 135 euros = 185 or so USD). I've finally worn my BiG N-02s down to the point where they're too faded for work. So, I'm looking for APC-style denim, i.e. no embellishments, that I can try on here in Paris.

The Rocker Speed Shop or whatever it's called in the Marais has LVC but then quickly moves into the stratosphere, price wise. Am I stuck with APC/N&F at the 200 euro price point, or is there another brand I'm missing? I think French Trotters sometimes offers raw denim but the cut is pretty, well, French.

TIA

Blue a pair from blueowl they ship internationally (cheap to) and have measurements on their site.
post #19754 of 20785
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Originally Posted by Lanfear View Post
 

Hi new guy here!

 

Just wondering if anyone has got a pair of the Gap x GQ Baldwin selvage denim and what they think of them. Planning to get my 1st pair of selvage for this fall. I had a look at them today and they seem to be a bit slimmer than the 'Authentic Skinny' that Gap has to offer which is great for me since I have really skinny ankles. So I got a pair in 30x30. So they are a bit tight or snug at the waist but I can still button them up. The leg opening is 7" but it would be better if it were even slimmer but I'd have to get a pair of APC PNS which I don't feel like paying for my 1st pair of selvage to give it a try.

 

 So the general consensus is to buy a pair that is just slightly tight to allow for the slight stretch over the months of wearing? Is there anyway to know if it is sanfornized or not?

 

baldwin's henley fit is pretty slim but not skinny. however i haven't tried the gap versions. my guess is that they use a similar denim as their gap selvedge which isn't the best and just cut it into their henley fit. if it's anything like their gap selvedge, it's going to stretch a fair amount. if you're going to spend $100 on denim it might be worth it to look at naked and famous which are around $130, as well as United Stock Goods. it'd be a jump in quality for only $30 more. 

post #19755 of 20785
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Originally Posted by superego View Post

looking to pull the trigger on my first pair of unsanforized denim...practically speaking, how much does that affect sizing? on samurai 710, for reference

 

like what other people have said, 3-5% is standard but varies with every type of denim. refer to the sizing chart, make your best decision and depending on how they fit, you can have some control over how much they shrink with how long you soak and how hot you soak. 

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