or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Streetwear and Denim › I have a jean...(The Ultimate Jean Thread For Beginners) - ask questions here.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

I have a jean...(The Ultimate Jean Thread For Beginners) - ask questions here. - Page 277

post #4141 of 21424
impala. it's a relaxed fit.
post #4142 of 21424
Quote:
Originally Posted by Remember View Post
Those look pretty sick, thanks mate.
I suppose though theres some more information I should include. Im not usually comfortable with a slim fit through the thigh area, mine are large (muscle), and Ive only every worn slightly relaxed fits. Im not sure if those jeans are or not, though maybe you know.

And Im still open to suggestions as well, both day and night wear!

Well, the APC Rescues sound perfect for you (or AW Cougars, whatever).

Quote:
Originally Posted by Remember View Post
Multiple reccomendations....hard to resist now haha

They are kind of the 'standard' in which everyone here compares sub $225 denim to.

Quote:
Originally Posted by tigerFormula View Post
+1 You should buy Ande Whalls instead of APC. for less than $50 more than the APCs the quality kicks the shit out of APCs. andewhall.com. Try the cougar cut. Or if you want something with lots of room in the top block but tapers down, you should check out Naked and Famous Weird Guys.

I own a pair of APC NC's and I do wish I had bought AW Rakers instead; not that I'm dissatisfied with them or anything, but rather the hype is starting to get to me. However, many many stores carry APC and you can often get a first hand look at the denim without buying (provided you live in a big enough city) and if you do buy online, many of these have generous return policies (and free shipping!) in case you find something else that catches your eye.

I think it really boils down to, whether or not you are willing to shell out the extra $60ish (shipping), whether or not you like the backstitching of the Whalls, and what kind of fading pattern you like. APC has a very distinct fade that is pretty high contrast whereas the people who own AW generally say it fades a lot slower and more even.
post #4143 of 21424
^^^ The jeans are $198 shipped. I checked the price of return shipping and i can get that for about $15. The backstiching can be removed. 10sec with a seam ripper.
post #4144 of 21424
Agree, pocket stitching should not be an issue. Everyone knows how I feel about Whall.

I've been kissing Crate ass recently, but it's mostly because thinking about it objectively, it sounds like an excellent option. Cheaper than pretty much anything comparable, nice denim, low risk re: sizing/returns/etc.

And BTW, no one really knows how the new Whalls fade over a long period b/c they haven't been out long enough. Watch for updates from poly.
post #4145 of 21424
Why is there such a big gap between jean prices? You got $30-40 Levi's which are excellent excellent jeans.. then you have $200 jeans.. wtf? Yeah ok they might be higher quality but wow 160 bucks more? noooo

I'd rather have 5 pair of Levi than 1 $200 pair of jeans no one is going to realize cost more than the ones they bought at target..



Anyway I want to know when did stonewashing come out? When did it get popular, and is it still a popular style?
post #4146 of 21424
Correct me if I'm wrong, but don't all of Ande's jeans have abnormally large back rises? Looking at some of his jeans, they mostly are >14.5", which is pretty big. Some are ridiculously big, that's just not normal. Is he measuring the same way everyone else does?
post #4147 of 21424
Quote:
Originally Posted by TyroneFig View Post
Why is there such a big gap between jean prices? You got $30-40 Levi's which are excellent excellent jeans.. then you have $200 jeans.. wtf? Yeah ok they might be higher quality but wow 160 bucks more? noooo

I'd rather have 5 pair of Levi than 1 $200 pair of jeans no one is going to realize cost more than the ones they bought at target..



Anyway I want to know when did stonewashing come out? When did it get popular, and is it still a popular style?

Usually I'd just take a pass, since virtually everything in this post is flat out wrong. But, I'm feeling generous today, so:

Lurk more. Seriously.
post #4148 of 21424
Quote:
Originally Posted by TyroneFig View Post
Why is there such a big gap between jean prices? You got $30-40 Levi's which are excellent excellent jeans.. then you have $200 jeans.. wtf? Yeah ok they might be higher quality but wow 160 bucks more? noooo

I'd rather have 5 pair of Levi than 1 $200 pair of jeans no one is going to realize cost more than the ones they bought at target..



Anyway I want to know when did stonewashing come out? When did it get popular, and is it still a popular style?
post #4149 of 21424
Quote:
Originally Posted by djs488 View Post
Correct me if I'm wrong, but don't all of Ande's jeans have abnormally large back rises? Looking at some of his jeans, they mostly are >14.5", which is pretty big. Some are ridiculously big, that's just not normal. Is he measuring the same way everyone else does?
14.5" sounds pretty typical. Most of the jeans I've measured have a back rise in that range.
post #4150 of 21424
Quote:
Originally Posted by djs488 View Post
Correct me if I'm wrong, but don't all of Ande's jeans have abnormally large back rises? Looking at some of his jeans, they mostly are >14.5", which is pretty big. Some are ridiculously big, that's just not normal. Is he measuring the same way everyone else does?

They may seem that way, but the slimmer cuts are made to sag, and the regular cuts are more repro-esque, so the back rises on those are in line with a lot of Japanese brands. You're right, though, that if you're looking to show off dat azz [ll] he may not be the best option.
post #4151 of 21424
djs488-- I'm wearing my AW Cougars right now and though the rise is certainly larger than on my APC New Standards (the only other raw selvage denim I have), it's not particularly large. My 501 STFs definitely seem to have a bigger rise than my AWs. I know this isn't scientific or anything but the rise doesn't seem abnormally (or even particularly noticeably) large. I wouldn't worry about it. Remember-- I agree with what's been said. The AW Cougars are awesome jeans, and worth the price jump from New Standards. TyroneFig-- The price difference is due to a number of factors, but the primary thing (at least here) is the desire for high quality raw denim. While you can get cheap Levi's 501 STF that are, in some sense, raw, they pale in comparison even to low-end raw denim (APCs, Crates, etc). They (Levi's) are not nearly as durable, they don't fade as nicely, they're not selvedge, they simply will not last as long or look as good as the $150+ jeans will. The point isn't necessarily for other people to realize that you paid more for your jeans, if that was the case then we could all just toss on obnoxious and yet $200+ 7fam or True Religions or Diesels or something else with an ugly wash and gaudy rear-pocket stitching. It comes down to details, to the smaller things. Secondly, stonewashing is weak. Just don't. Thirdly, yeah, lurk more.
post #4152 of 21424
Crossposted (sorry if that's bad etiqutte) with the Should I buy thread...

Gap - elevated low rise skinny (rigid denim rinse) jeans.



I really want to try the selvage jeans thing, but I have to concerns. One, I tried on a pair of APC NS's and I'm not sure I can deal with how tight they fit. I'm out of shape, but improving, and the "right" size (a 33) seemed a little much for my liking. Right now I wear Sevens Slouchy (I know I know) and Paper Denim & Cloth Boot Cut for day-to-day and Lucky Slim Boot for going out. Two, $155 + $20 to get them hemmed seems a little much if I'm not even sure I'm going to like the process/look of selvage. The Gap jeans are $88 and with the short inseams I can get the right size without alterations.

(Yea, I'm an uber-noob when it comes to this side of SF)

Also, and I guess this should go in the jeans question thread, if I go with Gap, or if you talk me out of it, what size should I get? My dress pants size is about a 35, but I swear that's trending down in the next two months.

Thanks a ton!
post #4153 of 21424
Do NOT buy GAP jeans at retail, the difference between those $88 jeans and entry-level premium denim is immense.

I'd suggest you look at Crates. The Journal is their low-rise (slim) straight model. If you don't mind medium rise jeans (think 10-11" for a size 35), consider the Routes(slimmer) and Hamilton/Squires(more relaxed) as well.

As of now, if you look around in the Secret Service LA affiliate thread, you'll find links to SS blog, which IIRC has some fit pictures. Or just contact Chad, SS owner and also the designer behind Crates.

Otherwise, Farinelli's just got in some Crates. Mauro is supposed to post details of his stock soon, so keep an eye out.
post #4154 of 21424
Thanks... that is helpful. But could you give me some more specific advice? I'm looking for a skinnier/straighter selvage which isn't ball-busting price-wise or balls-wise. I like low rise jeans, but don't want anything too extreme. Thanks a ton!
post #4155 of 21424
I would recommend the acne mic for you. It's a slim straight leg jean with a medium-low rise. It comes in a raw wash, but not selvage. EDIT: realized you're looking for something cheaper. You might be able to find it with discounts or sales, but it generally runs ~$200, sorry.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Streetwear and Denim
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Streetwear and Denim › I have a jean...(The Ultimate Jean Thread For Beginners) - ask questions here.