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post #20041 of 20759
So PBJs and Fullcounts can stretch out good 2 inches from tagged and past the raw state (I already fucked up twice). What about Oni and Samurai? What's the deal on their shrinkage and stretching?
post #20042 of 20759
What are some good lightweight jeans for humid weather in a cut similar to PBJ 003 or Fullcount 1105?
post #20043 of 20759

What are some places to get some very slim, very dark size 28 jeans? 

 

I live in NYC so any stores that are only in new york are ok. I'm 5'8 and slim, so anything with high rise, huge back pockets, or a lot of room in the thighs/seat is a big no. Must be very dark blue or even black(though black often looks worse than near-black on me). Under $100 preferred.

 

My best jeans so far are old Kill City skinny jeans(back before they made them skin-tight), and old Element Desoto slim-straight jeans(back before they made them too short)

post #20044 of 20759
^ those brands you mentioned are pretty shitty (sorry)... You want something cool (apparently) for under a bill though? just get some fucking Levi's.
post #20045 of 20759
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Originally Posted by Kid Nickels View Post

^ those brands you mentioned are pretty shitty (sorry)... You want something cool (apparently) for under a bill though? just get some fucking Levi's.

 

The reason those jeans fit is they were made for a demographic with proportions noticeably different from your regular american. Element is skater stuff, Kill City is alternative crowd - both with many younger and/or slim people, at least stereotypically. I don't want something "cool" - I want something that fits well and has a good color(which is amazingly hard to find in jeans - there's all kinds of light-medium blues, but very dark is less oommon). 

I never found Levi's to fit all that well, to be honest. They're alright, but not great. The color selection is not spectacular either.

post #20046 of 20759
what color are you looking for? N&F has a good selection and you can usually find stuff on sale for sub $100
post #20047 of 20759

Hi,

THis is my first time here because I usually post on MC. I bought some Levi's 508 from an outlet store(I'm not picky with my jeans and these have always fit the bill - I'd rather spend the savings on a nice tie). My question with Levi's quality denim is: will it shrink noticeably(especially after the first time) if all I do is wash the jeans in cold water & hang-dry them once every few months? I wear a 34x32 and it fits quite well. Thighs may be a tad tight(squatting thighs & normal calves) but they don't make a 35". Will I notice the shrinkage in the waist, thighs, and section below the knee(basically everywhere)?

post #20048 of 20759
I dont have levis but here is my advise
Are those hard cardboard like denim ? Heavy ? Light?
I would not wash right away. After you wore them for a while and creases have developed
And become soften with your walking around
Sitting in the car.
I would buy a water spray the ones you use to spray house plants with.
When you get home spray some areas ,
Like back of knees ,thighs, calves little at time till feel soaked while you are wearing them
Wear them till dry. Do it for a while , till you get comfy in them.
After a while you can cold wash in the machine.
Wear them quickly before they are completely dry .
Let them dry on you.
I hope this advise will keep your jeans they way you want them to fit.
post #20049 of 20759
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Originally Posted by forbritisheyes View Post

Hi,
THis is my first time here because I usually post on MC. I bought some Levi's 508 from an outlet store(I'm not picky with my jeans and these have always fit the bill - I'd rather spend the savings on a nice tie). My question with Levi's quality denim is: will it shrink noticeably(especially after the first time) if all I do is wash the jeans in cold water & hang-dry them once every few months? I wear a 34x32 and it fits quite well. Thighs may be a tad tight(squatting thighs & normal calves) but they don't make a 35". Will I notice the shrinkage in the waist, thighs, and section below the knee(basically everywhere)?
There will be some shrinking but pretty minimal especially if you're cold washing and hang drying. It'll also stretch back out as you wear them. Best9's advice is pretty intense and IMO unnecessary but to each his own.
post #20050 of 20759

forbritisheyes is right, whos got time for that. Its just a levis go ahead and try it out with cold wash.

if the jeans are already tight before wash, i would just wear it out while little damp so that if will keep the form when they dry.. 

post #20051 of 20759

Hi fellas,

thanks for the advice. They are a nice blue, on the darker side of the spectrum, and not hard at all like the black jeans they make. I didn't feel any shrinking in my Lands' End chinos(all cotton, must iron finish), but since you guys say these will, should I get a 36x34 and still wash them the same way, but wait for them to shrink over time? 36" waist will have a bit more room in the thighs(which I assume is good for shrinkage) and the inseam has plenty of length to shrink, and shorten if needed. The 32" inseam I have right now is JUST right and may become too short if it shrinks even 1/2". I like to wear my jeans with a slight-moderate break just like dress trousers, meaning only 1 fold. I saw a lot of the guys in this thread wear jeans with a pool at their feet but were labeled "good fit" so I guess I'm just different.

 

Recap on question: should I get a 36x34 and still wash them the same way, but wait for them to shrink over time? I will be losing 15lbs in the next several months, but it's just weight that I've mainly gained in my waistline - not my legs. THey stayed very lean. I'd rather have slightly roomy than slightly too-tight.

 

 

***Update: I purchased the 34x34 because the company rec'd I stay with them because it had fit me quite well. Any refunds can go through. Is there a proper way to hem jeans?


Edited by forbritisheyes - 2/18/14 at 11:35pm
post #20052 of 20759
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Originally Posted by mcdecker1 View Post

what color are you looking for? N&F has a good selection and you can usually find stuff on sale for sub $100

These are the kinds of colors I like:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Element-Denim-Desoto-Indigo-Slim-Straight-Blue-Jeans-34-31-/131116859180?pt=US_CSA_MC_Jeans&hash=item1e872c7f2c

http://www.nudiejeans.com/shop/org-black-and-grey/p/2142

I'm actually meaning to stop by a store in nyc(atrium) that may carry the 2nd of those two. 

post #20053 of 20759

Is Rakuten and Samurai Craft a legit thing? Looking to order some jeans from there and searching around I'm seeing mixed results...

post #20054 of 20759
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Originally Posted by pasteurisation View Post
 

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!

 

Only if they are unsanforized.  

post #20055 of 20759

how long are they now? if they are 2'' longer than you usual inseam, i would leave them alone and go ahead and wash and throw them in the dryer, but not completely dry.. 

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