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Originally Posted by DrizztD View Post
 

I'd posted this same question in the Ask anything thread but i think i'll get a more focused answer here.

 

I'll be in Tokyo come March, and i've set aside a shopping session in the famous Isetan in shinjuku.


Can someone point me to a few brands to watch out for?

 

Given that im looking for a good pair of dark indigo jeans, and my budget is just below 250 USD.

 

Also, what kind of cut should i be going for, straight or tapered, especially given that i have huge chunky thighs, but my build is average/athletic. 

 

I'm interested in this question also. I'm heading over in April. As for brands to look out for i'd suggest Momotaro, Samurai, Sugar cane, Skull Jeans, Studio D'Artisan. I'm only familiar with Samurai and Momotaro, I haven't had a chance to try the other brands, but have seen them in person and they look quality.

 

I own 2 pair of Samurai, 710x and s003jp. the s003jp is the slimmest fit samurai offers, and I personally prefer these. I'm selling my 710's as I prefer the more slim fit of the s003jp. I know your budget is 250 USD but try get up to the 300 - 350 mark. The quality of Samurai and Momotaro are totally worth it.

 

As for your build I'd try the 710x they are a slim jean without going too slim. Should have plenty of room in the thigh. I sized true to size, could probably have gone down one for a more slim fit. For the Momotaro's probably try the 0705SP they are also a slimmer fit, but if you go true to size shouldn't be overly slim.

 

Just walk around and try on as many pairs as you can find, this is what i'm intending to do. There are so many great brands out there, and many more i've never heard of. So try many, and buy what you think fits you the best. I personally am going to be getting some Momotaro's when I head over, their denim is amazing! Have fun!  

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Hi guys i recently bought a pair of nudie grim tims. i'm loving the fit so far. But the calf area is just abit tight. Skin tight.

Is it supposed to feel this way? or will it stretch out.

I'm abit worried that i might get a split/rip on the out seam if i wear it too much. Just wanted to know if this is normal.
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Originally Posted by notwithit View Post

Ok, I'm trying to help my brother find some decent denim with a wider leg opening, and I'm specifically trying to steer him away from some of the recent also-rans that are cropping up (he was looking at these http://www.cultofindividuality.com/hagen-relaxed-in-dry/#.VNODG2h4otw for example).

Thus far, I've made the following recommendations:

- LVC 1947s
- Rogue Territory Stantons
- Left Field Greasers
- Tellason Ankaras
- 3Sixteen SLs

Any other suggestions, ideally < $200 (I don't think he's gonna shell out for Samurai 510s or Iron Heart 634s)? N&F straight guys seem like an obvious choice, but I feel like the options above are all a little nicer. United Stock Dry Goods doesn't make anything with a wider leg opening, right?

I would go with the stantons or 3sixteens. Blue Owls site has the cuff measurements listed at 8.25" for both for a 34 waist. 9" is bordering on bell bottoms IMO. If he's dead set on such a wide cuff you may be wasting your time


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Originally Posted by matt1985 View Post
 

 

I'm interested in this question also. I'm heading over in April. As for brands to look out for i'd suggest Momotaro, Samurai, Sugar cane, Skull Jeans, Studio D'Artisan. I'm only familiar with Samurai and Momotaro, I haven't had a chance to try the other brands, but have seen them in person and they look quality.

 

I own 2 pair of Samurai, 710x and s003jp. the s003jp is the slimmest fit samurai offers, and I personally prefer these. I'm selling my 710's as I prefer the more slim fit of the s003jp. I know your budget is 250 USD but try get up to the 300 - 350 mark. The quality of Samurai and Momotaro are totally worth it.

 

As for your build I'd try the 710x they are a slim jean without going too slim. Should have plenty of room in the thigh. I sized true to size, could probably have gone down one for a more slim fit. For the Momotaro's probably try the 0705SP they are also a slimmer fit, but if you go true to size shouldn't be overly slim.

 

Just walk around and try on as many pairs as you can find, this is what i'm intending to do. There are so many great brands out there, and many more i've never heard of. So try many, and buy what you think fits you the best. I personally am going to be getting some Momotaro's when I head over, their denim is amazing! Have fun!  

 

Thanks for the reply!

 

Are you prices you quoted the retail prices in Japan?

 

Also, i sent you a PM.

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Originally Posted by DrizztD View Post
 

 

Thanks for the reply!

 

Are you prices you quoted the retail prices in Japan?

 

Also, i sent you a PM.

 

Hey, all good! Hopefully I was able to help. I'm not sure on the retail prices in Japan sorry! I will have to discover those when i'm over there. But i'd be expecting them to be in mid $300 mark still. Retail prices here in Australia for Japanese denim is pretty crazy, looking at about $400 for a pair of Samurai's down here. 

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I would go with the stantons or 3sixteens. Blue Owls site has the cuff measurements listed at 8.25" for both for a 34 waist. 9" is bordering on bell bottoms IMO. If he's dead set on such a wide cuff you may be wasting your time


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Thanks. I may have successfully convinced him to go with Iron Hearts in the 634 cut, since those aren't all that expensive if you buy direct from Japan on Rakuten.
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hello guys, getting frustrated with APC - difficult to get sizing right, so wondering if any of you can recommend a jean that's decent quality (I'm most concerned about fit). I live in London, so if its a brand that has stocklist here it helps.

as far as jeans I like - I used to wear dior 19s a lot - still have some paris I wear. I wear the APC petit new standard as well..
any fits similar to this would be good. i like jeans that aren't too low rise - more of a medium rise, and i like jeans that are slim aginst the leg all the way down - maybe straight or slightly tapered. i prefer the slim look to "skinny" jeans. have tried japenese brands as well when i was going for the more heritage/looser fit, but I'm now seeking out slimmer fits that i feel suit my frame better. I'm 5'7 and 145-150 pounds, in decent shape but not super ripped or anything

a few pictures below of past fits..

APC new standard size 30 (measure out to 15.5 flat - have not worn in yet)


Dior 19inch 30 waist (now measure to 16.5 flat after use)


Dior 19inch 31 waist (now measure to 16.5 flat after use)


any input most helpful in regads to brands/models of jeans to try! thank you
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I'd try uniqlo or unbranded if you're in the UK.
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Originally Posted by lovelux2010 View Post

hello guys, getting frustrated with APC - difficult to get sizing right, so wondering if any of you can recommend a jean that's decent quality (I'm most concerned about fit). I live in London, so if its a brand that has stocklist here it helps...

I just bought a pair of Japan Blue slim tapered to replace my APC NS. Similar fit, better quality. If you are in London, you could have a look at Albam jeans; they are a good alternative to APC. Look for the Regular Leg fit.
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Originally Posted by Bullitt View Post

I just bought a pair of Japan Blue slim tapered to replace my APC NS. Similar fit, better quality. If you are in London, you could have a look at Albam jeans; they are a good alternative to APC. Look for the Regular Leg fit.

ok..thanks for the tips smile.gif. ended up getting apc petit new standards in 29..will work on these for now, but will have to try albam down the line too
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Originally Posted by Bullitt View Post

I just bought a pair of Japan Blue slim tapered to replace my APC NS. Similar fit, better quality. If you are in London, you could have a look at Albam jeans; they are a good alternative to APC. Look for the Regular Leg fit.

What size are you in NS, and how did you size in Japan Blue? I assume JB is not gonna stretch as much as NS.
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