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post #20026 of 20661
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Originally Posted by krylon80 View Post

i think i'm gonna try a pair of the okayama spirit's from naked & famous. $180 for 16oz japanese unsanforized selvage denim. thoughts anyone?

 


Short inseam unless you buy the blue owl version.

 

 

 

post #20027 of 20661
so since the OS's are unsanforized i plan on soaking/shrinking them. the pre-shrunk inseam is listed at 34 here: http://shop.tateandyoko.com/collections/naked-and-famous-slimguy/products/naked-famous-slim-guy-okayama-spirit.

are you saying that that measurement is inaccurate or that it will shrink up a lot when it does shrink? my natural inseam is 31, so i'm hoping the 34 will shrink to about 31-32. do you think that will be an issue?

thanks,
post #20028 of 20661
also, i don't know what you mean by "blue owl version". i was planning on buying them from tate + yoko.
post #20029 of 20661
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Originally Posted by krylon80 View Post

i think i'm gonna try a pair of the okayama spirit's from naked & famous. $180 for 16oz japanese unsanforized selvage denim. thoughts anyone?

Great choice!!

I'm wearing Naked and Famous cashmere stretch as we speak and they really Are great value!!

The Spirits have always had great reviews, although they don't come in my size..

Go for it!!!smile.gifsmile.gif
post #20030 of 20661

Gents, I'm after a really good quality heavierweight pair of black (warp and weft) jeans, slim or skinny cut, zip fly, little or no pocket embroidery. Selvage would be nice. Do these exist? Closest I've seen is N&F's crazy heavy 32oz-ers but that seems a bit much.

 

Thanks for any guidance.

post #20031 of 20661
Don't rule out GAP jeans, they are great for someone your size and not having to worry about the fit and hem, cause they make shorter hems .
Go ahead try them on.
They are using some patterns( designs designers create to make jeans in bulk)
Which are same as and more expensive ones.
Good luck
post #20032 of 20661
Yes, 32oz is little overboard. Try Iron Heart and Dry bone . Both do make heavy denims.
I should say around 22 oz is pretty great .
iron hearts still have little logo( stitching) in the back.
But not Dry bones.
What size are you looking for if sz 32 ?
I have a pair I am going list on eBay
PM me if you are interested .

Thanks
post #20033 of 20661
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Originally Posted by Hirsh View Post

Great choice!!

The Spirits have always had great reviews, although they don't come in my size..

Go for it!!!smile.gifsmile.gif

excellent. now i just have to make sure i order the right size (t+y don't do refunds). i'm debating btwn 32" weird, 32" slim and 31" slim (i prefer the fit to be form-fitting but not tight). they're vanity sized so actual waists are 34", 33", 32", and i'm a true 32". the okayama's are STF so the waist will shrink down a size or so, but at the same time i've been told that for most (sanforized) N&F styles the waist stretches out, so i'm still not entirely sure which size to go with.

anyone have shrinking/stretching waist experience with these?
post #20034 of 20661
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Originally Posted by krylon80 View Post

also, i don't know what you mean by "blue owl version". i was planning on buying them from tate + yoko.

 

Blue owl has a version with a longer inseam by a few inches. Get that version unless you have shorter legs.

post #20035 of 20661
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Originally Posted by Distorbiant View Post

Blue owl has a version with a longer inseam by a few inches. Get that version unless you have shorter legs.

i'm actually on their site right now, thanks for the heads up.
post #20036 of 20661
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Originally Posted by krylon80 View Post


i'm actually on their site right now, thanks for the heads up.

 

I saw the edited part of your post...

 

Just wanted to say that blue owl is more accurate. T+Y use standardized sizing, not style-specific ones. 

post #20037 of 20661
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Originally Posted by Distorbiant View Post

I saw the edited part of your post...

Just wanted to say that blue owl is more accurate. T+Y use standardized sizing, not style-specific ones. 

yeah, i just realized after typing all of that out that the answer was obvious, haha. but regarding the post-shrinkage size, t+y say to expect 1" in waist and 1-2" in inseam, while blue owl say around 1/2" in both. what was your experience?

32-33" is my ideal inseam length. the extra long 37.5" inseam is a good idea for some, but if it really does only shrink ~.5" in the inseam, as blue owl indicates, a 36-37" inseam would be way too long for me. i know i could always get them hemmed but i don't see the point in doing that if the stock 32.75" (slim)/33.5" (weird) only shrunk ~.5", leaving me right where i want to be in that 32-33" range.
post #20038 of 20661

I don't own the jeans but I have heard they end up with about 31 inseam after hot soaking. Go for the blue owl version. You can hem it if you really need to.

post #20039 of 20661
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Originally Posted by Distorbiant View Post

I don't own the jeans but I have heard they end up with about 31 inseam after hot soaking. Go for the blue owl version. You can hem it if you really need to.

damn, yeah. a 31" inseam would kinda suck. too bad they don't make the blue owl version in the slim guy cut, which is what i'm leaning towards. but a 31" post-soak inseam might sway me, haha.
post #20040 of 20661

Excuse me everyone. Will N&F jeans shrink that much after hot water wash? A pair of new jeans has 34" inseam as long as I remember correctly. I have never washed my N&F jeans & have been thinking to have them hemmed soon. Thanks for the heads up!

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