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Granted, Surefire flashlights, Spyderco knives and spare magazines have rather sharp features but frankly I expected more durability out of an expensive pair of jeans (they normally go for $200+).
So, what is it you do on the weekends? But on the topic at hand, I've never owned nudies but I do wear a pair of APCs very frequently. After only 6 months the crotch had completely worn through in two separate large holes. The denim quality is definitely not there, compared to other brands I own like RRL and Iron Heart.
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What keeps something like those Gap jeans above resurfacing is that, for some body types (and maybe rare body types), they fit like nothing else. I got a pair in 28 32 that fit much more like a pair of Grim Tims than anything else. They are a better fitting, more mature styled, slim slim straight leg. Worn it feels like a Grim Tim with zero taper below the knee. Oddly enough, for the record, I tried a pair of 30 34's because I wanted to see if the fit could be expanded into a boxy, repro-ish jean and it did not work at all. I also feel fairly confident that my pair of Grim Tims will not survive as long as these lowly Gaps.
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Originally Posted by Ace Rimmer View Post
...but frankly I expected more durability out of an expensive pair of jeans (they normally go for $200+).
There's no correlation between price and construction/durability, a lesson it looks like you might have learned with your Nudies. Look into something with heavier denim or reinforced backpockets (like Jean Shop, among others.)
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The problem is that my AJDSs are the only raw denim that I've got that are really broken in, so they fit wonderfully. I'm working on my 5EPxSF next and I fully expect that they will hold up better than my Nudies.
You might have this to look forward to:
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Got 2 fat 4 mine
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You might have this to look forward to:

That's pretty good wear compared to my Nudies. The switch end of my Surefire E2e has ripped a 1" slot in my back pocket (I carry it bezel-up). I wouldn't be unhappy if my 5EPxSFs faded like that pair.
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That's pretty good wear compared to my Nudies.

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I'm looking for a pair of, probably bootcut jeans. I need the leg opening to fit over timberland/red wing boots so probably around an 9" hem. I like the Ande Whall cougar bootcut, but I don't really want to drop $200 right now. Does anyone have any recommendations for something cheaper?

No RRDS please.
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I'm looking for a pair of, probably bootcut jeans. I need the leg opening to fit over timberland/red wing boots so probably around an 9" hem. I like the Ande Whall cougar bootcut, but I don't really want to drop $200 right now. Does anyone have any recommendations for something cheaper?

No RRDS please.

Anything with a leg opening > 8.25" should look good with boots. With that in mind, in no particular order:

Earnest Sewn Hutch on sale or eBay. Look into the Hemingway cut if you like something more relaxed.

Crate Squires/Hamilton. These are straight instead of bootcuts, but should work well for your purpose. That or Crate James, sized up 1.

RRL slim boot, sized up. The flare is minimal, similar to AW. These are slim though.
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Agree w/ all recos, except the 8.25 part. If u a big feet havin ass n!gg@ that can give you clown feet depending on the cut of the jean.
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Yeah I like a good amount of my jeans to come my laces when I'm wearing boots. I always look goofy, I don't need extra help from huge feet lol.

I'm having a hard time finding Crate jeans though. I remember seeing them everywhere a couple months back and now can't find them. Any help with that?

I'll definitely look into all the recommendations though, I appreciate it.
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Wait a couple weeks; check the Crate thread below.

Earnest Sewn and RRL can often be found on eBay, as well as places like TJ Maxx, Nordstrom Rack, and Polo factory stores.
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hopefully someone can answer this before I call and order.

Uniqlo... non selvedge T-000 jeans. With figuring out if I want the straight fit or slim fit T-000 jeans from Uniqlo. I'm a 28 in APC NS and I like the fit on these; I once had a 28 Petite standard mailed to me and they were way too tapered in the legs. Since the Petite standard was too tapered I'm guessing I should go with a straight fit and size down one like 29?
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How should I go about sewing a red tab onto jeans? I know I have to rip the seam on the back pocket to slide it under, but how do I sew it back up without making it look like a total hack-job?
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^ Uniqlo jeans are generally TTS. If you like the NS fit I'd recommend the 001 (slim straight fit).
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