or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Can anyone authenticate these Diesel jeans?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Can anyone authenticate these Diesel jeans? - Page 2

post #16 of 21
Quote:
Please, I beg of you to go try on the Seven jeans before you buy them. Unless you have a particular body shape (narrow hips, little-to-no ass), you will look awful in them. The seat is cut so that if it is filled, it looks like a 35-year old woman's ass, with a little bit more sagging at the crotch. They look very tastelessly feminine, but in much larger proportion than the sorority girls you see walking around in them with stilettos. Not everyone looks crappy in them though, and coincidentally every guy I've ever seen wear them right has been Asian. PDC, on the other hand, has a perfect fit around the seat. It's really hard to buy anything but PDC, but hopefully in the future I will be so adventurous as to get some APC jeans which look very appealing to me. I also highly endorse Nudie.
Good advice about trying them on. But I completely disagree with your thoughts on PDC. I had the exact opposite problem. I bought a pair and the seat was way too big for my body and it sagged. I ended up returning them. I've also tried on Sevens and haven't liked the fit. For me, Diesels are definitely the best fit. I also had a lot of luck with a brand called I Jeans, which I've found very difficult to find. They retail for about 160, and if you can find someplace that sells them, I highly recommend trying them on. Dan
post #17 of 21
Quote:
Quote:
Originally Posted by shoreman1782,28 Oct. 2004, 3:09
I see the denim gurus have weighed in. The Nudie Jeans look great... Anywhere in the US non NY/LA where Nudie Jeans might be available? Also, are they Evisu-pricey or just PDC-pricey? Eh, probably not much there for a 34-36 waist anyhow...
I don't know if they're available outside the NYC/LA areas, but they definitely come in sizes 34 and 36. They're priced more like Paper Denims, about $176 for the Regular Ralf model. (Sidebar: the unwashed Ralf model looks and fits great, though I wonder how different they are from shrink-to-fit 501s.) Call up a store like Atrium (NYC) and see if they'll ship to you.
I personally only buy the Regular Ralf since it fits me the best, and only in the Dry Selvedge and Dry Selvedge Veggie Indigo.  These retail (in the Netherlands) for about Euro 120 to 140 for the Dry Selvedge, and about Euro 250 for the Dry Veggie indigo Selvedge. As for the Dry Selvedge shrinking, the cotton used (Japanese denim) is mercerized, so it has minimal shrinkage ~ 3%  Fitwise, the Regular Ralf fits like a 501 except for a slight bootcut. edited for spelling error.
post #18 of 21
Quote:
Quote:
Try Nudie jeans.
Good idea (as much as it pains me to promote non-North American denim brands.) ....
But Levis does make a superior denim, the Levis Vintage Clothing line. I love those 501's, even the odd circa 1901 501's which look very very different. btw, most brands that promote selvedge denim in thier products use denim from Japan. Levis is the only one that I know of that uses American selvedge denim from the original source. Even Lee, who have been recreating some of thier original Rider jeans are making them in Japan.
post #19 of 21
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the tip on Nudie Jeans - five stores I know of locally carry them, so I'll give 'em a call and see what they can order in. The 'Flare Glenn' looks like it'll fit the bill nicely.
post #20 of 21
Quote:
Not everyone looks crappy in them though, and coincidentally every guy I've ever seen wear them right has been Asian.
And I'm Asian, yes. The thing is, if you wear Seven jeans, get them a size larger than normal. The fit will be perfect around your hips, and roomy at the waist - a sort or ant-antifit (anitfits usually fit at the waist and are roomier in the seat/thighs). I sort of like it. Paper Denims are a better fit for most people though. BrianSD, I highly endorse the APC "English" jean, which is a little roomier and lower cut. Nudie and Paper Denim jeans are about the same price, depending on the wash.
post #21 of 21
Quote:
I also had a lot of luck with a brand called I Jeans, which I've found very difficult to find. They retail for about 160, and if you can find someplace that sells them, I highly recommend trying them on.
Not a huge fan of the I-jean washes, but they seem like a reasonable jean. Some of their jackets are pretty decent looking, unlike the Seven jean jacket, which are remarkably ugly and pedestrian at the same time.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Can anyone authenticate these Diesel jeans?