LA Guy, how is the quality, durability and comfort of A.P.C. denim? I cannot see them in person, but I am considering buying them a pair of the unisex jeans from the A.P.C. website. I am afraid that the crotch might be a little too high. Also, if you wouldn't mind measuring yours to see how true to size they are, I would appreciate that. I usually am just fine with a 30, but if they are cut very largely I will go down to 29 or 28 even. I assume they are low rise and... ahh forget it you know what you're doing.
When you first get them, they fit like steel, since they are are unwashed, rigid denim. Real die-hards wear them in a couple of month before (if ever) washing them. They really develop, um, "character", i.e. natural whiskering, wash, etc. They are a pretty reasonable weight denim, about 12.5 ounces, I would say, and pretty durable, though some pairs I've gotten are a little "brittle" to the touch. Quality control in general seems to be very good though. Unfortunately, can't really help you on the fit of the Unisex jean. I wear the Anglaise cut, which wear a little lower and baggier. I've only tried on the unisex jean a couple of times, and they are definitely higher rise than say, the I find them reasonably true to size, slim, but not Helmut Lang slim. As for fit, do you have a pair of old kulters? They fit sort of like that, except that the waist is slightly lower, and they are not as tapered. Be warned though. Apparently, A.P.C. has changed their cuts for the first time in years this year, and my advice may be moot and void. Their return policy is pretty good, so you can experiment a bit. Also, Barneys in LA carries APC (and KBond does too, to my recollection), so if you are up there, you might want to pay them a visit.