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post #466 of 21424
hopefully i don't get too torn apart for this one...

i recently just started getting into checking out more expensive denim and need some help. a lot of people i've talked to have been telling me to get sevens or citizens of humanities, but i've also heard that they're not really worth the price.

(here's the embarrassing part) I currently have just been wearing slim straight girl jeans from stores like hollister or ae. i have a 27-29 waste line and 32-34 length and as you can tell like my jeans to be very form fitting.

If anyone could start leading me in the write direction for what to check out in terms of my style preference i'd appreciate it. thanks!
post #467 of 21424
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Originally Posted by alexforbreakfast View Post
hopefully i don't get too torn apart for this one...

i recently just started getting into checking out more expensive denim and need some help. a lot of people i've talked to have been telling me to get sevens or citizens of humanities, but i've also heard that they're not really worth the price.

(here's the embarrassing part) I currently have just been wearing slim straight girl jeans from stores like hollister or ae. i have a 27-29 waste line and 32-34 length and as you can tell like my jeans to be very form fitting.

If anyone could start leading me in the write direction for what to check out in terms of my style preference i'd appreciate it. thanks!

If I were you I'd start looking at either APC denim or Nudie denim as everyone around here seems to use them as a comparative standard. (Note that I don't mean this from a sizing perspective as the sizing for APC is all out of whack; I'm only suggesting this from a "fit" perspective.) Furthermore, these brands are relatively easy to find and are on the less-expensive end of the spectrum being in the $125-200 range.

It sounds like you're looking at likely either the New Cure (NC) or New Standard (NS) from APC and either the Slim Jim (SJ) or Thin Finn (TF) in Nudie. Search and check out some photos of people wearing these jeans and then try your hardest to figure out what size you are, which is surely the most difficult part.
post #468 of 21424
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Originally Posted by Notreknip View Post
If I were you I'd start looking at either APC denim or Nudie denim as everyone around here seems to use them as a comparative standard. (Note that I don't mean this from a sizing perspective as the sizing for APC is all out of whack; I'm only suggesting this from a "fit" perspective.) Furthermore, these brands are relatively easy to find and are on the less-expensive end of the spectrum being in the $125-200 range. It sounds like you're looking at likely either the New Cure (NC) or New Standard (NS) from APC and either the Slim Jim (SJ) or Thin Finn (TF) in Nudie. Search and check out some photos of people wearing these jeans and then try your hardest to figure out what size you are, which is surely the most difficult part.
thanks a lot, i'll definitely check those out. any other possible suggestions? edit: i'm liking the super slim kim's in nudie, the washes look great too
post #469 of 21424
I am around 5'10 or 5'11. I like the KMW 1980 better than the KMW rocker (mainly because of the rocker's tapered leg). However, i do not fit into the KMW 1980 (smallest size is a 29). If I were to purchase a KMW Rocker in a size 34 inseam and have it hemmed to a 32.5 inseam, will I lose a good bit of the Rockers' taper or am I guilty of faulty logic?
post #470 of 21424
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I am around 5'10 or 5'11. I like the KMW 1980 better than the KMW rocker (mainly because of the rocker's tapered leg). However, i do not fit into the KMW 1980 (smallest size is a 29). If I were to purchase a KMW Rocker in a size 34 inseam and have it hemmed to a 32.5 inseam, will I lose a good bit of the Rockers' taper or am I guilty of faulty logic?

According to Context's measurements, the Rocker tapers 1" from knee to hem. It seems to me that it's a gradual taper, so hemming it only 1.5" is going to get rid of some of the taper, but certainly not all of it.
post #471 of 21424
The rocker is 2" longer than tagged for a reason, leave the inseam alone. At 5"11, they probably won't be ridiculously long on you anyway.
post #472 of 21424
I'm swapping some Nudies for some Godmother era RRLs today and I haven't seen them yet but I am assuming they are a one wash. My friend who got them on ebay said they are very soft. I'm wondering if I should starch these to get some stiffness going on to promote the fading.

I have a can of heavy starch? Would I just coat them? How long will the starch stay in before I need to starch again?

I might not even starch them I'll just see how it goes.
post #473 of 21424
Was hoping someone could help me with this question...okay so I have essentially decided to get the KMW 1980 in the "rinsed" wash (as it is up on denimbar), as I hav e been searching to get a well constructed pair of non-raw jeans to serve the purpose of being my "everday" kindve jeans as my old ones have blown out. What I am curious to is that all of the raw japanese made KMWS (such as the 1980 dry) are listed as being made with the zimbabwean cotton, rope-dyed indigo, etc., while the rinse version of the 1980 is not listed as having these qualities to it. In my mind I imagine they just didn't include the description and that the rinsed version is of the same materials, with the only difference being that its washed, right? I just want to make sure that if I buy the 1980 rinsed that the only difference is that it is rinsed, and that it is of the same quality as the other KMW products. Much thanks to anyone who can share such knowledge of KMW denim with me.
post #474 of 21424
I can't say I see how a one wash jean is anymore of an everyday jean than a raw jean is. They look pretty much identical, and the stiffness of the KMW raws wouldn't last too long.

You could always just buy the raws and wash them too...
post #475 of 21424
So I'm a mildly tallish (6'1") very skinny (~120) guy who's had issues dressing forever. I've been trying some new stuff lately, and recently purchased my first pair of selvedge jeans - Imperial Dukes in Indigo (29) from Context. Since I have next to no experience with stuff this high-end, I'm looking for some help. Given these pictures, should I be looking to hem or taper these? Where would be my best bet to have that done, if needed? I also read a lot of different thoughts about how/when to wash/soak them, so pointing a newbie in the right direction would be helpful. Any other advice you feel you can impart is also very much appreciated. Thanks!
post #476 of 21424
^ they look too big from those pictures to me. how much (or do) these shrink?
post #477 of 21424
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Originally Posted by Studio27 View Post
^ they look too big from those pictures to me. how much (or do) these shrink?
All jeans wind up looking a little big on me, but they fit fine in the hips, it's just a matter of whether I want to hem and/or taper I think.
post #478 of 21424
what i meant is you may want to look into something slimmer... or rather "skinny" fit to get a slim silhouette. or squats!
post #479 of 21424
Thread Starter 
+1. We're not saying you should wear denim leggins but you clearly need something far slimmer than what Imperial offers.
post #480 of 21424
Maybe you can look at Imperial's Shearer cut.
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