I'm getting ready to buy a few pairs of jeans and I've been looking on here for information trying to decide whats best for my money/physique.
I am a large individual an my legs are no exception. I'm not as slopply put together as peter griffin, I lift weights and my legs continue to expand the more I squat. The more I squat the stronger I get, the stronger I get the happier I am. So skinny fit jeans aren't going to work.
I was thinking of buying some Levi's 501's shrink to fits.
If I soak in them they shoud shrink to me and stretch out to an acceptable size. I had also considered that they ft my thighs but not the waist, and at that point I would find a tailor.
The look I'm going for is that of Clinton Kelly from what not to wear. IMO his jeans are perfect, they seem mature and like they have a classic look. So I'm not sure that the 501's are what I need.
I dont want any stacking and I could care less how they wear out. Oh and I want to wash them, even if only once a month.
Oh and as for shoes, how does everyone feel about sneakers? I was thinking about a decent pair of boots but I've been a fan of sneakers since the reebok shaqs, you knw the black and white ones that had the rounded stripes on them, I cant find a picture right now(and 3rd grade was a long time ago).
I love the fit of my Nudie RRDS after they've stretched out. They've been worn and washed for about a year and a half now and they fit like a dream--slim, but not fitted or tight. I also have a pair of Ernest Sewn Fultons that I love the fit of.
Beyond that though, I can't seem to find jeans I like. Maybe I don't remember how the RR's felt and how they fit after stretching and a wash--but it just doesn't seem like other jeans fit me as well. I've tried APC NS down 3 and another pair down 2, too tight. I've tried Rescues down 2, too loose. I've tried Kicking Mule 1980s down 1 and true to size, way too tight. I'm really not into repro jeans at all so I usually rule them out.
Right now I"m wearing APC NS sized down 1--a 31 and I wear a 32 in RRDS. They're ok, but a bit tight--I'm not sure if that's because they're still stiff and just "feel tight" and could use a wash in a few months, or if they're just flat out tight. I like the fit enough, but I'm just hoping it fits well after a wash and loosens up a bit.
I'm thinking of getting a pair of APC Resuces sized down 2. My legs have gotten a bit meatier from lifting and perhaps NS are not the right cut for me.
Any advice? Should I try the Rescues or persevere with the NS?