I have only one pair of quality jeans. APC Rescue. I prefer a little more room in the thighs and seat. I'm looking to add another pair of jeans. I don't want something in the same color - looking for something different, but not light or distressed. Considering grey or black/white. I definitely don't want a double black or double indigo/navy. Would go with a less deep indigo, though as long as it's distinguishable from my APCs.
My APC's are size 31 and the rise is about 10.5. I wouldn't go with less of a rise than about 10.25. I don't want skinny. I have short legs with thicker thighs.
Trying to stay around or under $200.
I'm considering Epaulet's Wilshire grey. Would consider Gustin's current Italy Black offering. Also Rogue Territory Stanton in tonal navy or black warp tonal.
Would love any other suggestions or reviews of those products. Any suggestions?
Thanks in advance.
Have never owned them but Gustins have a very strong following, if that helps:)
I have 3 pair of Dior Hommes and I know they're a fairly polarizing label on some of these boards, I absolutely love them. This is coming from someone with 3 pairs of Iron Hearts and a pair of flat heads. The cut of the 19cm is so on point and the made in Japan denim has lasted me 5 years with no blowouts or wear through (however the crotch seems to be starting to give way now, and I wore them everyday for about a year and a half then they got semi retired and get worn about once a week). Hedi probably uses the same fabric source for is MIJ denim for Saint Laurent as he did when he was at Dior, or similar. The only difference is the inseam. SL is 35 inches whereas Diors are 38, not exactly sure on the sizing since he has seemed to go with a slimmer taper with the SL cuts, but you cannot go wrong with a pair of MIJ Dior Homme Raw 19cms. Never tried on SL's but I am sure the fit is on point. I would just be sure to stick to the Made in Japan versions, selvage or not, they are of much higher quality.
Despite your high recommendations for MIJ Dior Homme jeans, I'm sure a lot of the price comes from being "Dior"
Personally I'd go with a real Japanese brand FWIW:)