Looking to step up my jeans game. Best fitting current pair is entry level APC NS. Also have KMW, Big John, rag & bone, none of which work for me fit wise + some styling issues. Looking for high quality jap. selvedge, med. to med. heavy weight, med. low rise. Not so set on sanforized vs. non, but fit & fit predictability are paramount, so unsanforized may be a tougher sell. Looking for mod. slim, mod. taper, nothing extreme.
Any recs or at least a direction? Addtnl specs I need to fill in?
I know you're not overly keen on unsanforized, but i'd recommend samurai s003jp. Slim fitting, and the taper isn't too extreme, quite wide compared to my APC PS. I also have the Samurai 710's which I quite like as well, top quality jeans!
As for sizing, I went true to size on the 710's and down one size on the s003jp. The next pair of s003jp I buy I will be getting them true to size, they are just slightly tight on my thighs, but nothing too major.
I think you might lean towards the s003jp as the 710's are a bit heavier weight at 19oz where as the s003jp are 14.5 or 15oz, can't remember sorry! Also the momo's are a very good option also, the denim feels amazing!