Okay, tapping out on Raw denim for a while. I know I'm a big wuss, loser, wimp, all that!
Bought a pair of Neuw Ray Tapered a while back. Very comfortable, the stretch is much appreciated.
Any suggestions on good quality tapered stretch denim? Looking for decent top block room with at least a 10" rise, 11-12" thigh, and approx 7" leg?
Typically take a 33 in non vanity brands, 31 in Neuw. 33 in pretty much everything else (all EP, Gustin, N&F)
Budget say $150-250. Not interested in mall brands, want different.
I know the stretch factor was a thing, but since you said you're inclined to grab something different, why not consider Pure Blue Japan? Always interesting textures and fading potential. You can either go classic right hand twill and end up with interesting, slubby textures. See, e.g., the 18 oz xx-013 model sold at Blue Owl or BiG. About a 7" opening (as most of their slim taper fits have). Pairs well with most things, including your Aldens and Ep shirts. If you want a smoother, left hand twill, go maybe for the 011. If the cost is a factor, you can order for cheaper from Denimio in Japan. They let you even modify the customs statement so as to avoid duty fees etc. PBJ also makes a very versatile indigo/indigo jean in a slim taper (xx-012).
I still wear the hell out of my Ep jeans, but there is quite a world out there with neat textures and fits. I'd also recommend looking into The Strike Gold from Self Edge, but the fits don't always work for people. That said, consider the 1109 for a slim tapered slubby fit with indigo warp / white weft. Maybe the 3109 for left hand twill with lots of electric blue / vertical fading potential.
Best of luck in the search!
Agree on PBJ and SG. I've got a pair of SG1109's and they're interesting jeans. Bit slimmer than im used to but still pretty cool. PBJ is next on my list as well as Ande Whall
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