Originally Posted by mike868y
also in the market for some denim, specifically something which actually fits me in the waist, everything i own is way too big. true measured 29" where i wear my jeans. would love something in a slim straight fit, similar to the eg cinch back or usn pant fit (about a 7" leg opening at 30" inseam with a medium rise. no more n&f super low rise bullshit), between $150 and $200, and made in the usa or japan. my shortlist right now is epla wilshire (although i can't find much info about these from people who own them, which is frustrating) in 14.5oz kaihara or the japan blue skinny straight/tight straight (what's the difference?) in vintage raw selvedge. any other suggestions?
alright, after browsing rakuten for a bit, I think I've narrowed my shortlist down to the epla, jp0701 (http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/bears/item/japanblue-jb0701/
), and eternal 883 (http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/and-japan/item/10001959/
I was just in Bears yesterday actually trying on both those jeans, my favorite one was actually these:
I was trying on the JP0701s, but the entire top block was one size too slim. The JB0406s sized up one give a more relaxed top block and a bit more rise while still tapering down to a nice clean silhouette - they fit just like the JP0701s in a size smaller from the thigh down. The 14oz denim is a perfect weight, not ridiculously heavy but still feels quite substantial. A fantastic value for the price and one of the more modern cuts I've seen for this style of denim.
The Eternals are a much more classic repro cut. They don't look nearly as clean down the leg and are a bit of a boring, boxy cut, though that might be what you're after. They're also about $50 more for the same quality.
edit: This is exactly how these two models fit me, you can see they both look the same from the leg down, but the JB0701 is quite tight in the butt/crotch/thighs while the JB0406 will have a bit more room if you go up one sizeWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Edited by nicelynice - 5/15/14 at 4:34pm