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post #19861 of 20605
Liberty has a good denim department downstairs. Have a look at Naked and Famous and RRL there.

You might also find a pair you like at American Classics in Endell Street.

Rivet and Hide offer an interesting selection of Japanese denim brands. They only have an online store, but if you want to try on jeans, you can make an appointment and visit their workshop in Parson's Green. http://rivetandhide.com/

If you don’t want to spend a lot of money, try on a pair of APC New Standard downstairs at Liberty. They look flattering on many people and the quality is ok. For most people here, this was the first pair of raw denim they bought. Alternatively, have a look at the Albam regular leg model. I own apc and Albam jeans and think that they are very similar in quality, price and fit. There are several Albam stores in London. Edwin is good as well, you can try on all their models from the mainline and the pricy Overworks line in their flagshipstore in Charlotte Road.

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Originally Posted by Isolation View Post

Hey, I'm new to this forum. I'm sure this has been asked but since there's a thread specifically for people like me I might as well ask here;

I'm from the UK, usually around London/Cambridge area so there should be good options. I'm looking to spend 100-300 on a new pair of jeans. I'm fairly regular build on the slimmer/taller side, so it shouldn't be hard. I think a lot of brands out there are pretty bad, even though I don't know much about jeans, and I'd like to look for something that will last a while to use as my go-to pair, for when I want to dress a bit more casually. I think it/d be best if I tried them on in person. Where/which stores/which brand should I look into?
post #19862 of 20605
Any recommendations for raw/selvedge denim for little guys? I currently wear APC New Standards in 25, but am looking for alternatives. Something nicer maybe? Thanks
post #19863 of 20605

Thanks. Liberty is on regent street? I'm new to London so I don't know the place well. Thanks for the advice.

post #19864 of 20605
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Originally Posted by Isolation View Post

Thanks. Liberty is on regent street? I'm new to London so I don't know the place well. Thanks for the advice.

Yeah, just down from Oxford Circus.

In addition to what Bullitt said check out the RRL shop on Mount Street and Son of a Stag on Brick Lane. I love the RRL shop and they have a great selection of denim downstairs but Son of a Stag is probably my favourite place for buying denim in London these. I've bought my last 3 pairs from there which were a pair of Momotaros, a pair of Full Count and a pair of Oni. The also have tons of other great brands like Samurai, LVC, Studio D'Artisan, Hellers Cafe, Spellbound, Lee, Edwin and tons of other stuff too. The staff are great and they do chain stitching too.
post #19865 of 20605

Excellent. I'll check them out when I am back. Thanks for the help.

post #19866 of 20605

Can the samurai pros help me please. Currently in Bangkok, I went to a shop called take 5 and bought a pair of samurai s003jp 15th anniversary jeans. The guy told me they were sanfornized jeans, and after asking him on 3 seperate occasions he told me they were.

 

So had them hemmed, and sized down 1 to allow for stretch in the waist. I looked the jeans up on the net when I got back to my room, . Every where I have read says these jeans are unsanfornized, so when I pre soak them ill have no chance of getting them on!

 

Has samurai made a sanfornized pair of jeans by any chance? I've forked out some decent cash for then and don't want them to be un wearable for me. Thanks! 

post #19867 of 20605
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Originally Posted by matt1985 View Post
 

Can the samurai pros help me please. Currently in Bangkok, I went to a shop called take 5 and bought a pair of samurai s003jp 15th anniversary jeans. The guy told me they were sanfornized jeans, and after asking him on 3 seperate occasions he told me they were.

 

So had them hemmed, and sized down 1 to allow for stretch in the waist. I looked the jeans up on the net when I got back to my room, . Every where I have read says these jeans are unsanfornized, so when I pre soak them ill have no chance of getting them on!

 

Has samurai made a sanfornized pair of jeans by any chance? I've forked out some decent cash for then and don't want them to be un wearable for me. Thanks! 

from what i understand, samurais are all unsanforized but maybe take5 carries them in one wash versions? 

post #19868 of 20605

I recently bought some jeans and realized they are almost perfect but I would like them longer. The inseam is 34'. Is there any beater slim jeans I can purchase that come in a 34-36 inseam? 

 

My waist is 33. 

Vanity 30

post #19869 of 20605
Anyone have a clue where I could black jeans with a fit similar to W+H?
I thought robert geller might be even better for me but it turns out most of his stuff is tight as fuck at the knee and hem, which I can't do. I have a big booty and knowing rg jeans having a long rise i thought theyd be perfect for me, but even though the ass fits fine, the legs are just so damn skinny. apart from a big ass, i have a regular athletic body.
Now I'm thinking maybe w+h really is the best thing for me. I find the leg isn't too slim on these, it's perfect. I'd love to find W+H raws in black and indigo slim fit, 33, but it looks like they don't make the black ones anymore and I'm wondering if they've made any changes to the indigo?
Again, any other brand recommendations? Really in need of black jeans.
post #19870 of 20605

I don't know how W+H jeans fit, but based on the details you gave, I'd check out Jean Shop:

 

Rocker Fit if you want a straight leg:

http://worldjeanshop.com/?product=black-x-rocker

 

Slim Fit if you want some taper:

http://worldjeanshop.com/?product=black-slim

 

Their Slim Fit isn't too slim.  It's a really classic silhouette that works for a lot of guys, and both fits have longer rises and room in the seat.

 

You might also look in to 3x1. 

post #19871 of 20605
I've received yesterday a pair of Albam Regular Leg in size 36, I have big thigh so the Slim Leg probably don't work.

The waist is definitely too big (even if in the pics it seems good) the thigh are large but not so large as the waist, and they unfortunately don't taper from the knee down.

Do you think I should size down one or two size?

I think that 36 is too large, 35 would be comfy at first with the risk it will stretch too much, 34 would be tight at first but could stretch to a good fit,

This would my first raw denim after a lot of model returned (edwin 55 too slim at the hem, Polo RL Varick Selvedge too large at the waist compared to thigh, RRL low straigth too slim at the thigh compared to waist)

This model seems to be well balanced between thigh and waist.

what do you reccomend? thanks in advance
Here some crappy pics: (Click to show)

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Edited by alexSF - 11/21/13 at 8:35am
post #19872 of 20605
besides needing a hem looks fine to me. just be prepared for it to look a lot baggier after it's broken in some it looks pretty baggy from the knee down as it is but that might be because it needs to be hemmed.

bortelli imperial denim has 37"-40" inseams although you do realize that the longer you go on inseams it will change how the lower leg looks. it might already look good as it is.
post #19873 of 20605
Thanks for your reply,

I'm looking for a clean look, I will use them with tweed sportcoat etc., so I would avoid a baggy look.

Just for reference these are my favourite pair of jeans (Incotex Cinquetasche with 2% of elastene) over the Albam, both are size 36.
It's easy to see the different cut:

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Here I wore them and this is the fit I am looking for: (Click to show)

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Unfortunately find a similar fit in raw denim it's pretty impossible, almost all have straight leg with almost no taper, so if they are slim they are too slim in the thigh for me.
I don't know how albam could advertise their denim as "slightly tapered"

Talking of the hem I think I will mantain it in this way (33"now - 32" after soaking) I like the look of the two cuffs with boots.
I usually wear a no break 27/28 " inseam with chinos or cuffed pants but it need a proper fit and a clean leg and I am far from find them in a pair of raw denim...and the fact that I am in Italy doesn't help.

I've just to decide if exchange them for a 35 or 34...
post #19874 of 20605
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Originally Posted by alexSF View Post

Thanks for your reply,

I'm looking for a clean look, I will use them with tweed sportcoat etc., so I would avoid a baggy look.

Just for reference these are my favourite pair of jeans (Incotex Cinquetasche with 2% of elastene) over the Albam, both are size 36.
It's easy to see the different cut:

DSC_0219_zpsfb73b4ac.jpg
Here I wore them and this is the fit I am looking for: (Click to show)

29101.jpg

Unfortunately find a similar fit in raw denim it's pretty impossible, almost all have straight leg with almost no taper, so if they are slim they are too slim in the thigh for me.
I don't know how albam could advertise their denim as "slightly tapered"

Talking of the hem I think I will mantain it in this way (33"now - 32" after soaking) I like the look of the two cuffs with boots.
I usually wear a no break 27/28 " inseam with chinos or cuffed pants but it need a proper fit and a clean leg and I am far from find them in a pair of raw denim...and the fact that I am in Italy doesn't help.

I've just to decide if exchange them for a 35 or 34...
I think you should def size down at least one. It's hard to tell from the pics but, If you put on the 34s and they're snug but not super tight, then I think 34s could work fine
post #19875 of 20605

Hi all,

 

A while ago (2 years or so) the raw denim bug bit me hard. I've been wearing my first pair of raw denim during that time and now I've just retired them and started wearing another pair.

 

But today I've thought a bit about it and I've felt a bit stupid. I mean, I'm here wearing a really uncomfortable pair of 21oz jeans that it's a pain in the ass just to button/unbutton, I'm leaving indigo stains everywhere (furniture, car, tops and footwear...) and I'm 'doomed' to wearing almost exclusively these jeans for the months to come. Regarding this last part, I only wear raw denim everyday because I work from home. When I was working at the office I used to wear them 2-3 working days per week tops. Don't you feel a bit self-conscious when your coworkers/family/friends see you in the exact same pants day after day? Doesn't that project a image of little hygiene? Damn, it's not hygienic wearing the same pants everyday for 6 months+ without washing, is it?

 

Not to mention all those crazy things people do... like wearing their jeans while still damp. Or refusing to wash jeans which have been stained with vomit, semen or even poo! Yeah, I really appreciate a nice pair of faded denim, but I wonder if it's worth it. Especially with some nice predistressed jeans out there, like the ones RRL or PRPS do, for example, which are still japanese denim, selvedge, and whatnot.

 

Am I the only one considering jumping out of the raw denim bandwagon?

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