Originally Posted by ysb
a month-long denim binge yielded: flat head 4001 (3001 in black I think) flat head BSP KMW 1980 epaulet EP's I have enough breaking in to do for the rest of the year, right? but now I'm kind of wanting to add a pair of Dior 19cm MIJ to the mix just so I can finish out this "collecting phase" and be all set for real [yeah right
] anyone with experience think that the DH would be redundant in that lineup? I've got other pairs of APC's, nudies, and acne's as well in my collection, but they've been worn. Something about having a queue of project jeans just fulfills something in me. Thanks.
If you want an enabler, you're in the right forum. My small 2 cents is that (1) you're never really
done collecting...(you know this part) and (2) even if I had the identical cut I liked on five different jeans, the denim
would still be different. But I don't think you need any justification for adding to your lineup. Especially jeans with such a different attitude like DH.
Originally Posted by enigma77
How to hem jeans: Part of the reason why people cuff their jeans, aside from the whole trendiness factor, is that it allows them to buy a pair of expensive jeans without spending $12 on a hem. If you think you look better without the cuff (and -- anticipating flame war! -- most people do), spend that $12. Good luck!
Nicely done Enigma. Awesome summary. Would rep if I could. Re: cuffs: I cuff. Hem cost isn't an issue for me, and it's not really a fashion decision. It's because: 1. shrink/stretch cycles of denim and the leg shortening from eventual stacking, and creasing/bunching is very much an issue. Jeans can also shrink a second or third time when soak or wash again. Sanforized worn dry in the beginning can shrink up to an inch when eventually washed. You always need more material than you think
. Only experience teaches you that. I learned the very hard, expensive and frustrating way. 2. Cuffing also changes the drape and silhouette of the leg, and also has a 'retro' look I like. I've also done it since I was ten. 3. Cuffing spares your shoes from getting stained blue. This actually happens more than you'd think. 4. Cuffing shows off that $300 selvage line! I've found tailors, even ones with denim experience, to be a good asset, but have learned to use their input cautiously like any other advice. In the end, I learned the hard
way what works best on hem length and cuffs for me, but I earned it. It's gonna vary a lot with every pair and fit, every time, so broad rules of advice should be treated as a guideline only. In the end, I trust my own call first and last.
Originally Posted by dragonxking
just received a pair of somet 003, and after wearing it for 2-3 hours, they feel pretty nice. the rise is incredibly low (8.5") what do you guys think of the fit: yay or nay
Dude, those look fantastic. Every time I see a great 003 fit, I want them again.
Originally Posted by ysb
Some of the FH cuts too. 3001 if you can find it (Rakuten
Originally Posted by jimmy_boi
can anyone recommend me a slim straight blue raw jean that would good on a person with short legs? my budget is around 250 USD, im also 5'8 weight 157 pounds thanks
We're about the same size and inseam. Look for 'slim straight' cuts. They frequently work best for me. Email BiG and SE with that question. Also check out my [shameless plug] sale below, and those EP jeans at Epaulet, as well as the 'Sub-$200' jeans thread.
Originally Posted by APK
Would it be silly to size UP one on a slim jean if the thigh, knee, and hem measurements all sound perfect, but the waist is about a half-size bigger than where my broken in jeans are? Some things to consider:
Sizing up on slim jeans is a good solution for those of us in need of a slim straight but don't want tight. It's done often. Go for it. You can always wear a belt, but if they're too tight elsewhere, you're screwed. I've had too many experiences with mis-fits.