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post #5371 of 21424
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Originally Posted by Doctor View Post
1) Just measured myself again and my top-thigh is probably closer to 24"
2) Usually wear 34" pants and 32" jeans. I'm not fat at all - my waist is tiny for my size. I just work out a lot and my legs are huge as a result.
3) 33" is measured from 2" below my navel with the tape measure pulled tight.
4) Getting pants to fit my thighs off the rack isn't totally impossible. Some work, but on the whole it's difficult. Length is actually much harder to find.
Don't measure yourself, measure a pair of jeans. My guess is your actual waist size is more like 34"+ or so.

With a 38" inseam, however, your choices are fairly limited. There are a number of Japanese brands that do longer inseams so that might be a place to look. Selfedge and blueingreensoho would have measurements for you, too.
post #5372 of 21424
gents -- yesterday at lunch i was treating myself to an avocado, when i took the pit out it rolled onto my shirt and jeans. i rubbed both with wet paper towels but there were still particles of crap there. i washed both last night and the shirt turned out fine, but the jeans ended up like this:




suggestions?
post #5373 of 21424
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Originally Posted by RCG Tiburon View Post
Crossposting from WAYWT:

http://www.styleforum.net/showpost.p...postcount=5729

These are a Levi's 501xx rinsed 31x30. I could probably size down one in the waist, but how do I get a shorter inseam? Can anyone critique the fit?

"For Christ's sake you're amateur".

Here's a tip, man. Don't buy those jeans ever again.

Here's another tip. Start a bonfire and burn those jeans along with the manuscript of your thought process when you bought those jeans.

I subscribe to the view that even well-fitted 501s are not quite slim enough. However, ill fitting 501s which don't touch your leg the whole way down.... morbid. My advice is to go for something considerably slimmer in the leg. Levis offer a wide range of these in a plethora of different colours. In any context, you will look better wearing an appropriately sized pair of 511s than you will wearing those.

If you insist on keeping those jeans, I'll fucking murde-- you can either have them hemmed by a tailor (cheap as chips) or apply a cuff. Don't hope for a cuff to look good with all that spare fabric though.

@ctrlaltelite: Predicament you have here. Avocado is seemingly killer to get out. A mere google search returned THIS. What colour are the jeans?
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Originally Posted by JaPo View Post
"For Christ's sake you're amateur".

Here's a tip, man. Don't buy those jeans ever again.

Here's another tip. Start a bonfire and burn those jeans along with the manuscript of your thought process when you bought those jeans.

I subscribe to the view that even well-fitted 501s are not quite slim enough. However, ill fitting 501s which don't touch your leg the whole way down.... morbid. My advice is to go for something considerably slimmer in the leg. Levis offer a wide range of these in a plethora of different colours. In any context, you will look better wearing an appropriately sized pair of 511s than you will wearing those.

If you insist on keeping those jeans, I'll fucking murde-- you can either have them hemmed by a tailor (cheap as chips) or apply a cuff. Don't hope for a cuff to look good with all that spare fabric though.

@ctrlaltelite: Predicament you have here. Avocado is seemingly killer to get out. A mere google search returned THIS. What colour are the jeans?

I'd like to note that this is the first real critique I've ever gotten on this board. Thanks mate. I think I'll get them hemmed and look for another pair of jeans.

I really hate the hipster skinny jeans look - is there any way to get around this?
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I really hate the hipster skinny jeans look - is there any way to get around this?
The problem with "hipsters" is they wear girl jeans, which are obviously not made for men's bodies, and thus have horrible detailing, bad fit (read: overly tight in the wrong places), and a super low rise. If you want slim jeans just stick to the brands popular around here, and I think you'll be alright. There is nothing hipster about brands like Ande Whall, The Flathead, RRL, etc, etc. What is your price range?
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Originally Posted by RCG Tiburon View Post
I'd like to note that this is the first real critique I've ever gotten on this board. Thanks mate. I think I'll get them hemmed and look for another pair of jeans.

I really hate the hipster skinny jeans look - is there any way to get around this?

Slim and skinny hipster are far from the same thing. Look for a cut that is not tapered from the knee down (i.e. a slim straight). Keep in mind that most if not all jeans stretch with wear. I always find the jeans that fit my waist, thigh, etc., don't have saggy diaper ass, and that maybe just a tad snug (not uncomfortable though) so that they aren't streched to shit after wear.
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@ctrlaltelite: Predicament you have here. Avocado is seemingly killer to get out. A mere google search returned THIS. What colour are the jeans?

tell me about it. ugh. thanks though, i came up with that earlier and was gonna try it when i got home, but seeing as to how i already washed the jeans just wanted to see if anyone else had tips. they're a deep black, the RRL slims.
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Originally Posted by RCG Tiburon View Post
I'd like to note that this is the first real critique I've ever gotten on this board. Thanks mate. I think I'll get them hemmed and look for another pair of jeans.

I really hate the hipster skinny jeans look - is there any way to get around this?

Yeah, man.

I had a feeling you'd be stuck in that mindset. There's nothing hipster about slim jeans. Were prevalent in years gone by and are deservedly popular at the moment.

There's a marked difference between
  • Super low-rise, massively tapered, ass-flattening skinny jeans.
  • +
  • Slim in all areas, well-fitting on the ass, medium-rise slim jeans.

HERE's a recent and fair example of the latter.

Would you truly object to something fitting like THIS? I acknowledge they're sta-prest, but still relevant.

I just hope to God that you wear smarter trousers, or trousers as part of a suit, slimmer fitting than your jeans. Don't let your mindset prevent you from looking good.
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Originally Posted by onion View Post
The problem with "hipsters" is they wear girl jeans, which are obviously not made for men's bodies, and thus have horrible detailing, bad fit (read: overly tight in the wrong places), and a super low rise.

If you want slim jeans just stick to the brands popular around here, and I think you'll be alright. There is nothing hipster about brands like Ande Whall, The Flathead, RRL, etc, etc.

What is your price range?

Price range? I'm 18 and I have super-anal parents so probably $55, max. My dad doesn't quite get the whole "an ill-fitting bargain is no bargain at all".

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Originally Posted by tonio028 View Post
Slim and skinny hipster are far from the same thing. Look for a cut that is not tapered from the knee down (i.e. a slim straight). Keep in mind that most if not all jeans stretch with wear. I always find the jeans that fit my waist, thigh, etc., don't have saggy diaper ass, and that maybe just a tad snug (not uncomfortable though) so that they aren't streched to shit after wear.

Yeah I like the look of the slim straights but in my price range I don't know what would be the best choice.

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Originally Posted by JaPo View Post
Yeah, man.

I had a feeling you'd be stuck in that mindset. There's nothing hipster about slim jeans. Were prevalent in years gone by and are deservedly popular at the moment.

There's a marked difference between
  • Super low-rise, massively tapered, ass-flattening skinny jeans.
  • +
  • Slim in all areas, well-fitting on the ass, medium-rise slim jeans.

HERE's a recent and fair example of the latter.

Would you truly object to something fitting like THIS? I acknowledge they're sta-prest, but still relevant.

I just hope to God that you wear smarter trousers, or trousers as part of a suit, slimmer fitting than your jeans. Don't let your mindset prevent you from looking good.

It doesn't have to do with mindset, it has to do with size and budget. At 5'3 it's impossible to find pants that aren't A) baggy as hell B) long as hell. I like the look of the ones PG is wearing there, the second seem on the edge of comfortable for me.

Acknowledging that any jeans I get will have to be hemmed because no one carries a 28" inseam, would these be a good option?

Dammit, my dad is going to flip... I can see it now... "You just bought a pair of jeans, you want another one!?!?"
post #5380 of 21424
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Originally Posted by RCG Tiburon View Post
Price range? I'm 18 and I have super-anal parents so probably $55, max. My dad doesn't quite get the whole "an ill-fitting bargain is no bargain at all".



Yeah I like the look of the slim straights but in my price range I don't know what would be the best choice.

At your price range I would consider the Gap Slim Straight jeans. As a person who has been wearing higher end jeans for years now, I have tried to make Levi's and other mall brands or cheaper alternatives work for me and I wasn't happy with any of them until the Gap Slim Straights I bought a few months back. If you search the thread titled something like "New Gap Denim" or something like that, you can see my fit pics.
post #5381 of 21424
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suggestions?

Next time remove the condom after taking off your pants?
post #5382 of 21424
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Originally Posted by whodini View Post
Don't measure yourself, measure a pair of jeans. My guess is your actual waist size is more like 34"+ or so.

Just measured a pair of jeans around the waist with the button done up at the front. Turned out to be 35"...

Does this mean I should be looking at actual waist measurements of 35" when looking for jeans? If so, my options are now a bit wider (literally... In the thighs ).

Currently looking at Imperial Denim King's: http://www.selfedge.com/shop/index.p...roducts_id=187 - 37" inseam which is what I have now. I could handle the half inch shrinkage or so I think.
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I would also try cheap mondays.. it's just outside your range but I'm sure you can scramble $10 to add to your dad's contribution..
post #5384 of 21424
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Originally Posted by Doctor View Post
Just measured a pair of jeans around the waist with the button done up at the front. Turned out to be 35"...

Does this mean I should be looking at actual waist measurements of 35" when looking for jeans? If so, my options are now a bit wider (literally... In the thighs ).

Currently looking at Imperial Denim King's: http://www.selfedge.com/shop/index.p...roducts_id=187 - 37" inseam which is what I have now. I could handle the half inch shrinkage or so I think.
Yeah, I figured there was no way you were a 33. Typically, yes, this means that you should be looking at jeans with a 35" waist, not necessarily that are tagged 35; the reason is that some tagged jeans are smaller than the measured waist.

Don't know which size you'd get in those Imperials if you need a 35" waist. A 36 will probably be too big for you.
post #5385 of 21424
Righto then. 35" waist it is, which actually makes life easier for sizing. As you say, the Imperial's are a touch big... Still looking... Everything seems to be out of stock. Thanks for your help, whodini
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