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Originally Posted by TheSoonest View Post
 

 

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. 

 

I could get a pair of N&F indigo revival "skinny guy" size 30 a bit under retail. But being a total newbie I have no idea about all these different types of fabrics except for the weight and colours. So what exactly does it mean by indigo revival? From my Googling I get something on the lines of "traditional way of dying".

 

But from the measurements at Blueowl for "skinny guy" it seems quite similar to the henley fit. Maybe a little tighter at the thighs but the leg opening is roughly 7 inches still. If I wanted something smaller at the leg opening, I'd have to go with APC PS or PNS?


Edited by Lanfear - 9/28/13 at 8:53pm
post #19757 of 20888
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I could get a pair of N&F indigo revival "skinny guy" size 30 a bit under retail. But being a total newbie I have no idea about all these different types of fabrics except for the weight and colours. So what exactly does it mean by indigo revival? From my Googling I get something on the lines of "traditional way of dying".

 

But from the measurements at Blueowl for "skinny guy" it seems quite similar to the henley fit. Maybe a little tighter at the thighs but the leg opening is roughly 7 inches still. If I wanted something smaller at the leg opening, I'd have to go with APC PS or PNS?

 

don't know the specifics about that specific style but from what i've seen it's dyed with natural indigo as opposed to synthetic indigo which for the most part doesn't make a huge amount of difference (there is an ongoing debate across multiple forums). it's also possible that they rope dyed the denim too which can affect the fading of the jeans. either way, still probably better fabric than the gap jeans. as far as the leg opening, it sounds like you're looking for a really skinny fit which the slight fit of the United Stock jeans could work….the size 29 which has a 31 waist has a 6.5 leg opening. check blueowl 

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Is 43 too old to enter the world of raw denim? Am I being silly?
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^negative
post #19760 of 20888
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Is 43 too old to enter the world of raw denim? Am I being silly?

 

Go for it. Your other options are to forgo jeans altogether, or to go with factory-distressed jeans, 99% of which are terrible. The rabbithole is deep, though.

 

I would recommend that you pick jeans on the snug side, and not because I think everyone should mince around in skintight denim, but because it will stretch more than you think. I usually hot soak and line dry when I get new jeans, then wear them around the house for a week so they don't feel like cardboard anymore.

post #19761 of 20888
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Go for it. Your other options are to forgo jeans altogether, or to go with factory-distressed jeans, 99% of which are terrible. The rabbithole is deep, though.

 

I would recommend that you pick jeans on the snug side, and not because I think everyone should mince around in skintight denim, but because it will stretch more than you think. I usually hot soak and line dry when I get new jeans, then wear them around the house for a week so they don't feel like cardboard anymore.

What's the point of the initial soak if I may ask?

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What's the point of the initial soak if I may ask?

 

depends on what kind of denim you're buying. most of the time, people talk about the initial soak when dealing with unsanforized denim which means that the denim is untreated after the fabric is woven and will shrink when you wash it. some people refer to it as "shrink to fit". the purpose of the initial soak is to get all the shrink out of the denim before you wear it. 

 

most denim in the marketplace is sanforized so the fabric has already been treated and preshrunk. in this case, the initial soak is not necessary. however some people soak it to soften up the fabric to make it easier to wear. 

post #19763 of 20888
I am looking for raw selvedge jeans with roughly the following measurements (post stretch)

waist 33
front rise >10
thigh at crotch 12
knee 8
leg opening 7

Anyone have a suggestion?
post #19764 of 20888
Rogue territory or japan blues. Not sure exact models but should be easy to find.
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does anyone make 501 cut raw denim that has a 32" inseam? i have one pair that i get "mad stackz" on, but would just like a cleaner hemmed pair for work. n&f indigo color preferred.

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I read the whole Rag and Bone thread and haven't seen much on sizing for their RB15x. I asked the question there but no response yet, so apologize for the cross-post.

If it fits reasonably well pre-wash, am I OK? I can button them and sit down no problem. I would say they are snug but wearable. If they stretch slightly they should be perfect. If they shrink a bunch it could be trouble. What can I expect regarding shrinking and stretching? These have to be sanforized. I'm usually a 31 in the waist, these are size 31. My APC NS are 29 but slightly tight. My 501STF are 32, and a Flathead 3009 are size 32 as well. Thanks for the info, I have 30 days to switch them if I decide to go up a size. Also I'm 5'9" and 160.
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Originally Posted by red81 View Post
 

does anyone make 501 cut raw denim that has a 32" inseam? i have one pair that i get "mad stackz" on, but would just like a cleaner hemmed pair for work. n&f indigo color preferred.

not many that have 32 inseam. sugar cane has a few models that are one wash with a 32 inseam. other than that, levi's makes them in a 32 inseam too. 

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I read the whole Rag and Bone thread and haven't seen much on sizing for their RB15x. I asked the question there but no response yet, so apologize for the cross-post.

If it fits reasonably well pre-wash, am I OK? I can button them and sit down no problem. I would say they are snug but wearable. If they stretch slightly they should be perfect. If they shrink a bunch it could be trouble. What can I expect regarding shrinking and stretching? These have to be sanforized. I'm usually a 31 in the waist, these are size 31. My APC NS are 29 but slightly tight. My 501STF are 32, and a Flathead 3009 are size 32 as well. Thanks for the info, I have 30 days to switch them if I decide to go up a size. Also I'm 5'9" and 160.

 

from what i know, the rb15x is cone mills sanforized denim so if they are snug but not painful, you should be good to go. they def won't stretch a ton like APCs. my guess is that they'll probably stretch the same amount as your 501STF after a month or so of wear. 

post #19768 of 20888
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Originally Posted by TheSoonest View Post

not many that have 32 inseam. sugar cane has a few models that are one wash with a 32 inseam. other than that, levi's makes them in a 32 inseam too. 

from what i know, the rb15x is cone mills sanforized denim so if they are snug but not painful, you should be good to go. they def won't stretch a ton like APCs. my guess is that they'll probably stretch the same amount as your 501STF after a month or so of wear. 

OK I think that would be perfect. Thanks.
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the rawrdenim guy is serious business
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Is there a way you guys get rid of hip flare on raw denim? 

 

What I'm reffering to: http://imgur.com/a/GqGSf

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