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Buy skinny jeans if you want a narrow cuff

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As much as I enjoyed your highly informative response, I don't need a skintight cuff but rather one that will fold well and looked proportional to my boots that I would wear with them. Everytime I see someone wearing their jeans and they have this cuff that seems to wide compared to their legs I can't help but cringe which is why I ask because it seems like finding a raw denim with that tapered leg below the knee that also keeps a tighter cuff appears to be harder than you think. 

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The right shop will hem and taper your raws to your liking. You need to shop at a raw denim specialist and not a big box retailer for this. Tough to find raw denim that fits perfectly without a little bit of alterations. I have mine tapered and hemmed at the shop to my personal preference.

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it seems like finding a raw denim with that tapered leg below the knee that also keeps a tighter cuff appears to be harder than you think. 

if you have some jeans that you like, measure and comparison shop on blue owl, blue in green etc, they will all have hem measurements. might need to allow for where you actually hem to, but you should be able to figure it out.
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just re-read your post, you find 7.5 in hem too wide? what size boots are you wearing?
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The right shop will hem and taper your raws to your liking. You need to shop at a raw denim specialist and not a big box retailer for this. Tough to find raw denim that fits perfectly without a little bit of alterations. I have mine tapered and hemmed at the shop to my personal preference.

 

 

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it seems like finding a raw denim with that tapered leg below the knee that also keeps a tighter cuff appears to be harder than you think. 

if you have some jeans that you like, measure and comparison shop on blue owl, blue in green etc, they will all have hem measurements. might need to allow for where you actually hem to, but you should be able to figure it out.

 

 

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just re-read your post, you find 7.5 in hem too wide? what size boots are you wearing?


I do plan on making my purchase in store rather than online because of that issue, I live outside of Atlanta so theres gotta be a bunch of menswear boutiques that carry the high end raw brands I just don't know of many at all lol


Well the only jeans I can compare to are my 511's and 513's which are 34x32. They have a 14.5 inch leg opening which looks unappealing when they sit atop my boots and sneakers. If im just wearing boots (size 10-11 Red Wing) ill just leave em as is but for my low top NB's I usually pinroll which is the only way to get them cuffed without looking like a rolled up brown lunch bag lol. It may be because Levis are washed and have stretch but honestly i dont think I would mind a 13.5 leg opening on my future raws so I can keep a double cuff that will look proportional to the jeans bottom legs and not look like its covering half my shoes. 

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just re-read your post, you find 7.5 in hem too wide? what size boots are you wearing?

This is going to sound like a stupid question but when they hem your denim what do they do with the extra length? Do they just cut and remove the amount of inches off the bottom and restitch a leg opening so it looks the same as before just shorter? I'm not very experienced with tailoring and obviously know next to nothing about high quality denim or the whole fitting and soaking process that comes with it.

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Do they just cut and remove the amount of inches off the bottom and restitch a leg opening so it looks the same as before just shorter?

yes
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As much as I enjoyed your highly informative response, I don't need a skintight cuff but rather one that will fold well and looked proportional to my boots that I would wear with them. Everytime I see someone wearing their jeans and they have this cuff that seems to wide compared to their legs I can't help but cringe which is why I ask because it seems like finding a raw denim with that tapered leg below the knee that also keeps a tighter cuff appears to be harder than you think. 

I can't think of too many denim companies that have such an incredibly narrow hem. 7.5" seems standard for slim fits. Freenote Cloth has a few cuts of jeans that I think are in the 7" range....the Rios I think. you'll just have to look around and check the different brands.
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Rogue Territory SK's are in that range, between 7 and 8 inch leg opening. Be warned, they are slim and you'll need to try a couple of sizes if you've never had denim from RGT before. Best to find a shop with employees that actually wear them for fit advice.

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Can someone explain some of the StyleForum hate for N&F? Seems like quality material and nice cut jeans for a lower price.

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Looking into non-raw denim options. Does SF recommend washed versions of denim companies that specialize in raw denim or are there other really good companies that aren't high end french fashion houses?

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Can someone explain some of the StyleForum hate for N&F? Seems like quality material and nice cut jeans for a lower price.

I don't hate N&F. I think they're 'out there' when it comes to some of the stuff they put out, but their quality is pretty good when you consider that they source their fabrics from Japan. I think their strengths are that they seem to buck the trends and put out what they want because they can. sure, some of their jeans are bordering on ridiculous but then some of their stuff is pretty cool. the quality is there but denim snobs might disagree. some people probably dislike N&F because they're jeans are seemingly mass produced and can be found anywhere.
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Looking into non-raw denim options. Does SF recommend washed versions of denim companies that specialize in raw denim or are there other really good companies that aren't high end french fashion houses?

RRL do pretty decent distressed washes. Some of the LVC washes aren't bad. Most of the Japanese brands do a good one-wash option.
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Thanks, I really like faded raw denim but it seems like such a hassle to get the sizing right and deal with denim bleeding, especially uncuffed bleeding on shoes. Surprised there aren't more guides on washed denim.

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They use good materials and their fits are good, don't see why they would only be considered a "small" step above brands like 7fam or diesel.

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