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post #46 of 69
well said Ernest. In fact, although I love my 501's, I have to make sure I wash them in cold water and make sure they never see the inside of a dryer. Otherwise they are so tight on my thick rugby playing thighs. One mans too baggy jeans are another mans too tight jeans. I cant imagine them being baggy on anyone, unless they had toothpicks for legs.
post #47 of 69
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I cant imagine them being baggy on anyone, unless they had toothpicks for legs.
Seriously. I have worn jeans from pretty much every American jean company out there, and from lots and lots of European brands too, and a typical pair of 32/32 or 33/32 range from tight (some Energie and GStar models for example) to really loose (Paper Denims) on me. When I attempt to wear a pair of (regular, Kmart bought) 501s in the latter (larger) size, although the waist fits fine, though a little high, I look like I am auditioning for a gay porn version of "The Dirty Dozen". The jeans are skin tight through the butt and thighs, and you can definitely see meat and 2 veg. Not good for anyone.
post #48 of 69
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well said Ernest.  In fact, although I love my 501's, I have to make sure I wash them in cold water and make sure they never see the inside of a dryer. Otherwise they are so tight on my thick rugby playing thighs.  One mans too baggy jeans are another mans too tight jeans.  I cant imagine them being baggy on anyone, unless they had toothpicks for legs.
Toothpicks = I have just learnt a new funny word. What is the "shrink ti fit" 501 ? What is the difference with the basic 501 ?http://www.us.levi.com/fal04a/levi/main.jsp
post #49 of 69
Someone will probably beat me in answering this, but 'shrink to fits' are made from fabric that hasn't been shrunk before cutting/sewing. So you are supposed to wash them a few times before they get to their final size. You can sit in a hot bathtub to do it on your body, if you are a fanatic about it.
post #50 of 69
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Someone will probably beat me in answering this, but 'shrink to fits' are made from fabric that hasn't been shrunk before cutting/sewing. So you are supposed to wash them a few times before they get to their final size. You can sit in a hot bathtub to do it on your body, if you are a fanatic about it.
So is a 34 "shrink to fits" larger than a standard 34 to take account of the shrinkage or do I have to take 38 to have a final 34 ? Is the fabrics always row (darl blue) or are there some colors?
post #51 of 69
The shrink to fits are sized according to preshrunk size. They suggest you buy one to two sizes bigger than usual, I believe, depending on how you want the fit to end up. I don't think they offer them in any other washes, just the raw dark denim. Of course that will fade somewhat within the first several washes, because it comes overdyed. For this reason, don't wash them with anything you don't want to turn blue.
post #52 of 69
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The shrink to fits are sized according to preshrunk size. They suggest you buy one to two sizes bigger than usual, I believe, depending on how you want the fit to end up. I
So they a 34 is like a standard 34 and I need to take 38. Are they cheaper than normal ones?
post #53 of 69
I don't know if you need a 38. I think they suggest one to two inches over regular size in the waist. I'd check with them first before buying though. I know I bought some 517 shrink to fits (boot cut) in 34/36 and the length didn't shrink as much as the waist did. Incidentally, my 36 length shrink to fit has a really long rise, but it might be because they are 517s rather than the inseam. They are AFAIK the same price as the prewashed ones, or within a few dollars. All of these are under $40 retail in the US.
post #54 of 69
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I don't know if you need a 38. I think they suggest one to two inches over regular size in the waist. I'd check with them first before buying though. I know I bought some 517 shrink to fits (boot cut) in 34/36 and the length didn't shrink as much as the waist did. Incidentally, my 36 length shrink to fit has a really long rise, but it might be because they are 517s rather than the inseam. They are AFAIK the same price as the prewashed ones, or within a few dollars. All of these are under $40 retail in the US.
Thanks What do you think about Schott jackets?
post #55 of 69
I posted a thread about them quite a while back (last spring?). I could never find one to look at. Instead I found a Vanson jacket that I love, but it's $500 and I can't justify that right now. It's a cafe racer style, with a zip-in polarfleece liner. Here's a pic: I found it at the BMW motorcycle dealership near my place, and I have stopped in to visit it a couple of times since.
post #56 of 69
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I posted a thread about them quite a while back (last spring?). I could never find one to look at. Instead I found a Vanson jacket that I love, but it's $500 and I can't justify that right now. It's a cafe racer style, with a zip-in polarfleece liner. Here's a pic: I found it at the BMW motorcycle dealership near my place, and I have stopped in to visit it a couple of times since.
I need this jacket..... J. How is the fit?
post #57 of 69
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I posted a thread about them quite a while back (last spring?). I could never find one to look at. Instead I found a Vanson jacket that I love, but it's $500 and I can't justify that right now. It's a cafe racer style, with a zip-in polarfleece liner. Here's a pic: I found it at the BMW motorcycle dealership near my place, and I have stopped in to visit it a couple of times since.
Nice. I have a schott which looks like this one
post #58 of 69
if you want to end up with a 34 waist (which is what i wear) buy a Levis 36 waist shrink to fit and it will be perfect i like the vintage repro redline 501xx and 201xx bucklebacks. the denim is different from a regular 501 and has a better color, more indigo less blue. it also looks better as it fades/ages
post #59 of 69
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Anyone know the retail on the Schott off the top of thier head?
post #60 of 69
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I need this jacket..... J. How is the fit?
Tight. I wear a 40 chest in suits (41-42 shoulders though) and the 42 is tight but not uncomfortable on me. When I tried it on I left my Rayban sunglasses in my shirt pocket, zipped it up and moved around a bit, and when I took it off they were bent. It's a real motorcycle jacket so it's supposed to fit tight. This was with the polarfleece zipped in, but it's a thin liner. Man.. I think I might have to go visit it again tomorrow.
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