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Been looking for a good pair of light wash jeans... So far I've come across a few. What do you guys think of these? I've been having a hard time finding a wash I like. If you could recommend any others I'd appreciate the help.

http://www.nudiejeans.com/shop/skinny-lin-juvenile-worn/p/3596

 

http://www.farfetch.com/shopping/men/saint-laurent-stonewashed-slim-jeans-item-11155246.aspx?storeid=9260&ffref=lp_pic_12_6_

 

https://www.eastdane.com/petit-new-standard-washed-stretch/vp/v=1/1546722657.htm?folderID=19208&colorId=34555


Edited by Xman11815 - 12/30/15 at 1:06am
post #21257 of 21424
So I finally soaked my LVC samples using the @Jompso method. Waist shrunk from 36 > 34 (slightly less than I was hoping). Inseam from 35 > 32 3/8.

They aren't the answer to my prayers, but they're serviceable. At the very least, I have a pair of selvage beaters for less than half the lowest sale price of new Levi's.
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They'll shrink further when you wet them again
post #21259 of 21424

I am sure this has been beaten to death many times, but let someone show some mercy as I have no time to browse through the pages to find the reply.

I am looking for a online store in Europe selling some decent quality jeans at around $150. I prefer the slim fit/ skinny look, like the one in the link bellow.

I have found a Lindeberg brand meeting most of my criteria. Are they any good for the money?

http://jlindeberg.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-DE-Site/en_MT/Product-InternalUrl?pid=50033555&dwvar_50033555_colorPattern=50033555_MidBlue_006327&forcecountry=DE&forcebrand=jlindeberg

Any suggestions with similar looking denim are highly appreciated.

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Originally Posted by Nikola View Post

I am sure this has been beaten to death many times, but let someone show some mercy as I have no time to browse through the pages to find the reply.


I am looking for a online store in Europe selling some decent quality jeans at around $150. I prefer the slim fit/ skinny look, like the one in the link bellow.


I have found a Lindeberg brand meeting most of my criteria. Are they any good for the money?

http://jlindeberg.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-DE-Site/en_MT/Product-InternalUrl?pid=50033555&dwvar_50033555_colorPattern=50033555_MidBlue_006327&forcecountry=DE&forcebrand=jlindeberg


Any suggestions with similar looking denim are highly appreciated.

Those seem awfully high-waisted. Are you looking for something with that long of a rise?
post #21261 of 21424
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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

Appreciate the advice, but dropping 3-4 bills on jeans is just not something that I can or want to do at this point in life. Honestly I don't really see myself ever wanting to spend that much on jeans. Too many other priorities.

And I looked at those Iron Heart x Self Edge 22-301s, but I don't see how they're good for guys with big thighs based on the measurements. Right now I'm at a 34.5" actual waist, 41" hips, 25" thighs.The size 34 301s have 35.5 waist and 12.6 thigh, so they'll be just as tight as the jeans I posed a while ago (see below), which have the exact same waist and thigh measurements. This is with absolutely no strength training after losing 30 lbs, so imagine how bad it will be if I start lifting again.
Warning: Crotch Shot! (Click to show)

1) Those jeans look tight. I'd size up one.
2) Japan Blue Natural tapered might fit the bill. About $150 from Japan, $210 from www.blueowl.us. The extra is worth the convenience, IMO, but ymmv.
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Those seem awfully high-waisted. Are you looking for something with that long of a rise?


Thanks for the reply. Actually I am not particularly looking for a high-waisted denim. It did looked strange to me as well, it's just the rest of the look from the waist - bellow that got my attention as something I like. I like a bit of a dressier look, yet slim fitting.

Still looking for a decent $150 brand of jeans which can be bought in the EU .. If someone could think of something please do let me know. Thanksss ..

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Well yeah it is kind of easy to overlook how his whole ass and tackle is crammed into that shit.
post #21264 of 21424
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Originally Posted by Nikola View Post

I am sure this has been beaten to death many times, but let someone show some mercy as I have no time to browse through the pages to find the reply.


I am looking for a online store in Europe selling some decent quality jeans at around $150. I prefer the slim fit/ skinny look, like the one in the link bellow.


I have found a Lindeberg brand meeting most of my criteria. Are they any good for the money?

http://jlindeberg.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-DE-Site/en_MT/Product-InternalUrl?pid=50033555&dwvar_50033555_colorPattern=50033555_MidBlue_006327&forcecountry=DE&forcebrand=jlindeberg


Any suggestions with similar looking denim are highly appreciated.

I think of J Lindeberg as something where you're paying for the brand name more so than the product. I'm pretty sure that's also the person who at some point ran BLK DNM, and I think he started out making golf clothes.


Ok, so I'm looking for something that may not actually exist:

1. indigo x indigo (preferably) or indigo x black

2. heavyweight, at least 17 oz but preferably more like 20+

3. comfortable, which is a little tricky and subjective. I don't particularly care about the initial stiffness of the denim, but I'm looking for the following:
a) a decent hip-to-waist ratio - plenty of jeans have a somewhat square top block, which can restrict movement. Think LVC 1966 as an example with a more rounded, less square silhouette up top.
b) mid-rise or higher
c) a good amount of wiggle room through the thighs and knees
d) generously sized front pocket openings. This is a random one, but I have somewhat large hands, particularly relative to my waist. Some makers are good about leaving almost a gap at the front pocket opening, while some leave it absurdly tight and even curve the pocket opening back up the outseam to close it off further.
e) this is a little hard to describe, but there's this point toward the top of the outseam just below the waist where the yoke and the top of the pocket bags all meet and are joined with some overlock stitching. You don't necessarily notice it on lighter-weight jeans, but I have some 25 oz Iron Hearts where it digs into the hip to the extent that it leaves welts on either side.

I would be inclined to get these: http://www.selfedge.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=1441

Unfortunately, my 25 oz Iron Heart 634s fail 3a (the top block is square rather than round), 3d (super-tight pocket openings), and 3e (seriously, those things are vicious)

4. at least some kind of taper, not getting into super-slim territory but ideally closer to 7" than 7.5" and certainly not up in 8" territory. This is somewhat flexible since I can always have them tapered.
post #21265 of 21424
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Originally Posted by notwithit View Post




Ok, so I'm looking for something that may not actually exist:

1. indigo x indigo (preferably) or indigo x black

2. heavyweight, at least 17 oz but preferably more like 20+

3. comfortable, which is a little tricky and subjective. I don't particularly care about the initial stiffness of the denim, but I'm looking for the following:
a) a decent hip-to-waist ratio - plenty of jeans have a somewhat square top block, which can restrict movement. Think LVC 1966 as an example with a more rounded, less square silhouette up top.
b) mid-rise or higher
c) a good amount of wiggle room through the thighs and knees
d) generously sized front pocket openings. This is a random one, but I have somewhat large hands, particularly relative to my waist. Some makers are good about leaving almost a gap at the front pocket opening, while some leave it absurdly tight and even curve the pocket opening back up the outseam to close it off further.
e) this is a little hard to describe, but there's this point toward the top of the outseam just below the waist where the yoke and the top of the pocket bags all meet and are joined with some overlock stitching. You don't necessarily notice it on lighter-weight jeans, but I have some 25 oz Iron Hearts where it digs into the hip to the extent that it leaves welts on either side.

I would be inclined to get these: http://www.selfedge.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=1441

Unfortunately, my 25 oz Iron Heart 634s fail 3a (the top block is square rather than round), 3d (super-tight pocket openings), and 3e (seriously, those things are vicious)

4. at least some kind of taper, not getting into super-slim territory but ideally closer to 7" than 7.5" and certainly not up in 8" territory. This is somewhat flexible since I can always have them tapered.

I was going to suggest 3sixteen but their fits don't meet your criteria. otherwise, for a slightly cheaper alternative you might wanna check out indigogene.com. I bought a pair of their 16.75oz orange id in the slim taper and the cuff is around 7.25" which is way too narrow for me. the quality of their denim is good though and the prices are fairly competitive. Manny can also customize jeans for you.
post #21266 of 21424
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Originally Posted by Nikola View Post



Still looking for a decent $150 brand of jeans which can be bought in the EU .. If someone could think of something please do let me know. Thanksss ..


Try Acne, Albam or APC
post #21267 of 21424
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Originally Posted by gaseousclay View Post

I was going to suggest 3sixteen but their fits don't meet your criteria. otherwise, for a slightly cheaper alternative you might wanna check out indigogene.com. I bought a pair of their 16.75oz orange id in the slim taper and the cuff is around 7.25" which is way too narrow for me. the quality of their denim is good though and the prices are fairly competitive. Manny can also customize jeans for you.

Thanks, I'll check with them to see if they can do anything along the lines of what I'm looking for. I should probably reach out to Ciano Farmer too, although I think lead times are in the 3-month range for him right now.
post #21268 of 21424
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Originally Posted by notwithit View Post

Thanks, I'll check with them to see if they can do anything along the lines of what I'm looking for. I should probably reach out to Ciano Farmer too, although I think lead times are in the 3-month range for him right now.

indigogene currently has an 18.5oz Kuroki Mills denim up on their site as well as a 17oz crosshatch.

Ciano Farmer's lead times are waaaaay to long for me to even consider buying from them, but their business model seems to be all about custom denim versus RTW.
post #21269 of 21424
Best/most reliable mail-in denim repair right now?
post #21270 of 21424
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Originally Posted by 1969 View Post

Best/most reliable mail-in denim repair right now?

I have no experience with denim repairs but i've heard good things about Railcar Fine Goods. I think Self Edge does repairs too
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