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post #76 of 20887
^no, that's the dumbest thing I've heard.
post #77 of 20887
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i've read in some other forum saying that washing your raw jeans before you start wearing them in helps lock in the indigo color. they say that since you get rid of the sharp creases, it becomes harder to break in
If you wash your jeans right away, they will, along with losing a little indigo uniformly, lose a lot of their "sizing," some starch-like crap used during the manufacturing process to make the denim easier to work with. This will, in turn, make it take longer for high-contrast fades to appear, since there will be fewer high-stress areas of stiff creasing. (Guys who want to accelerate the fading process like to frequently add more starch to their jeans, especially in the honeycomb and whisker areas.) So, yeah, if your goal is to avoid high-contrast fades, it might make sense to soak or wash the sizing out of your new jeans. You might also want to wash them relatively frequently thereafter so that indigo loss is more uniform throughout the jeans, rather than being extremely concentrated in those areas that receive the most stress and abrasion.
post #78 of 20887
what would you guys say is most similar to the levis 511 cut in good denimz?
post #79 of 20887
Probably the New Cure, but NC fits way better in the arse region.
post #80 of 20887
I'm liking the Acne Mics, but the low rise is really bugging me. Any recommendations for a jean with similar fit but with a higher rise? I'd like them to be as slim as I can get away with with my body type (5'11" 180 lbs, muscular thighs).
post #81 of 20887
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Originally Posted by totally epic View Post
Probably the New Cure, but NC fits way better in the arse region.

i think NCs are tighter in the thighs and a bit more tapered in the legs?
post #82 of 20887
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Originally Posted by atomicranch View Post
I'm liking the Acne Mics, but the low rise is really bugging me. Any recommendations for a jean with similar fit but with a higher rise? I'd like them to be as slim as I can get away with with my body type (5'11" 180 lbs, muscular thighs).

You feel the Mics have a low rise? Don't buy Diors then... maybe 5EPxSF or KMW 1980 may be more your speed.
post #83 of 20887
Figure that this is the best place for this...My first pair of higher end denim is going great! APC NS sized down 2. They stretched ideally, and after about 2 months of wear, they are starting to wear in nicely. Now I am ready for my next pair. There are 3 pairs I am juggling, I hope yall can help!!
1) Eternal - 811. Now from what I gather, these are 1 wash. Would it be recommended to size up/down at all?
2) Samurai S5000VX. From what i can gather, these are stf unsanforized? How would sizing up/down be? I know that with Levis 501STF, its said to size up 2, does this apply to Samurai's as well?
3) PBJ xx-005. I have been able to gather up enough info on these.
Now, I like my jeans slim, but not tight tight. As i said, my NS that I sized down 2 fit like a dream, and to help even further, I am 6'1'' 215lbs.
One last thing, I plan on ordering from BiG within the next week. One question I have about that is: Why do they remove the tabs that are sewn into back pockets? Do they also remove the patch located on the back as well?
Thanks in advance!!
post #84 of 20887
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Originally Posted by graduate View Post
Figure that this is the best place for this...My first pair of higher end denim is going great! APC NS sized down 2. They stretched ideally, and after about 2 months of wear, they are starting to wear in nicely. Now I am ready for my next pair. There are 3 pairs I am juggling, I hope yall can help!! 1) Eternal - 811. Now from what I gather, these are 1 wash. Would it be recommended to size up/down at all? 2) Samurai S5000VX. From what i can gather, these are stf unsanforized? How would sizing up/down be? I know that with Levis 501STF, its said to size up 2, does this apply to Samurai's as well? 3) PBJ xx-005. I have been able to gather up enough info on these. Now, I like my jeans slim, but not tight tight. As i said, my NS that I sized down 2 fit like a dream, and to help even further, I am 6'1'' 215lbs. One last thing, I plan on ordering from BiG within the next week. One question I have about that is: Why do they remove the tabs that are sewn into back pockets? Do they also remove the patch located on the back as well? Thanks in advance!!
Congrats on getting the sizing right on the APCs the first time, not many people do. Regarding your questions: 1) IIRC, the general recommendation for 811s is actually to size up one. Someone please correct me if I'm getting them confused with another pair of jeans. 2) The reason people tell you to size up in Levi's STF is that the Levi's are tagged at their measurements BEFORE soaking/washing. Samurais measure larger than their tagged size, then shrink down to that size (or something close to it) after a wash. The S5000s are unsanforized, and they are shrink to fit. I believe the standard advice is to size down one, but again, this is just working from memory, so don't necessarily take my word for it. 3) I love my PBJs to death, but I actually can't wear them anymore because the legs are too slim in my normal size. If you have legs that are fairly muscular (or, hell, fat) for your waist size, I'd consider going up a size in the PBJs. As for the tabs: the removal of the back pocket tabs resulted from a Levis lawsuit claiming that those tabs were a Levis trademark. The leather patch will be intact and quite nice.
post #85 of 20887
Thanks Sauce! Just as an added tidbit of info, my NS's are a 32. With that said, I'll nix the PBJ's out of the equation. I'm really in a debacle on choosing the Samurai's over the Eternals, or visa verse. Hmm...... Decisions decisions lol! Also, thanks for clearing the air with the BiG question.
post #86 of 20887
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3) I love my PBJs to death, but I actually can't wear them anymore because the legs are too slim in my normal size. If you have legs that are fairly muscular (or, hell, fat) for your waist size, I'd consider going up a size in the PBJs. As for the tabs: the removal of the back pocket tabs resulted from a Levis lawsuit claiming that those tabs were a Levis trademark. The leather patch will be intact and quite nice.

It just depends, I think. I don't wear my XX-005s too often because I feel they are too baggy below the knee. I'm pretty sure my legs are much more muscular than the average person with 33 waist.
post #87 of 20887
hey what kind of jeans will fade purplish? i heard some warehouses do, but im lookign for something slim and in a rather small size (26). any suggestions?
post #88 of 20887
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Originally Posted by drizzt3117 View Post
It just depends, I think. I don't wear my XX-005s too often because I feel they are too baggy below the knee. I'm pretty sure my legs are much more muscular than the average person with 33 waist.

I can see the fact that they're a true straightleg throwing people off, especially in slightly larger sizes. My problem with my 30s is that the upper legs are just too tight, especially in the hamstrings, actually. They're starting to look almost like girl jeans on me--no give in the back of the legs at all.
post #89 of 20887
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hey what kind of jeans will fade purplish? i heard some warehouses do, but im lookign for something slim and in a rather small size (26). any suggestions?

Lee 101zs? They have a purplish/greycast tint. I don't know how low they go in waist size (you should probably size down anyway.)
post #90 of 20887
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Originally Posted by Saucemaster View Post
I can see the fact that they're a true straightleg throwing people off, especially in slightly larger sizes. My problem with my 30s is that the upper legs are just too tight, especially in the hamstrings, actually. They're starting to look almost like girl jeans on me--no give in the back of the legs at all.

That's exactly the problem I had with 501 stf. It's a weird feeling when they pull on the back of the leg...
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