I have read that Unbranded 21oz fades very easily, which seems like both a good and bad thing. Not having to do much work for an extended amount of time means quicker fades (will they look as nice?) but that also may take away from the feeling of putting a lot of work into your denim.. Not so sure how I feel about it.
Jay, I definitely like the color of the E3's better... are they expected to take forever to get any fades in? And also, I'm curious as to which size to get if I go for the E3's... I seem to have had a tougher time fitting into denim as the heavier weights are much more rigid and tough and extremely uncomfortable for a while if I can get them on. I had picked up a 14oz pair of Red Cores at one point but I quickly realized I needed to size up from my 12oz pair. So, I'm having a tough time deciding which size to go for in the E3's (33 or 34, 34 being my current NF size; so it's only a one inch difference as opposed to a full 2 inches). You mentioned that they have more flexibility in the fabric, so does that mean I may be better suited with the 33 or stick with a 34? I'm also losing a little weight, but not sure how much size difference it will equate to, and I probably won't lose much throughout the leg. I would think about ordering both sizes, and just returning the one that didn't seem like it would end up fitting as well, however I would feel like a bit of a dick doing that, and I'd have to pay return shipping.. It's too bad there's no other way I can try things on.. There aren't any NF retailers around me.
Thanks for everyone's input so far.
I am normally a WG 30 and a SG 31. I sized up one on E2 due to the weight and lack of flexibility in the fabric. I am WG 30 and SG 31 in E3 and they fit tight but very comfortably and they look like they will stretch much easier tha fabrics like E2 or Deep Indigo. I would go your normal WG and SG size on this fabric. In your case I feel 34 is your normal size being what you own in Red Core.
You should measure a denim that fits well and compare to our posted measurements to comfirm your sizing.