Originally Posted by ghoff
So I'm looking at the pbj 007 deep indigos and getting a little weirded out in sizing. I read through the thread but I'm just going to ask and try to put my mind at ease.
I have a pair of size 31 Nudie Average Joes that fit well. They've streached out to a 35 waist, so looking at the pbj charts I would want to get either a 32 or 33 in the 007 (raw). Could anyone tell me if I am completly off-base here? The denim looks awesome, really want to pick up a pair...just trying to make sure I grab the right size
Rather than comparing denims, it's easiest to just measure yourself and compare your numbers against the posted ones in BiG. I would advise going with a o/w model if you're unfamiliar with the process. The concept of simply never washing your jeans to have them not shrink is fairly foolish. They'll need to be washed some time, so either get the o/w model or be prepared to initially soak and shrink the raws.
What's more, the thighs are typically the trouble spot sizing the slimmer pbj models. Assuming your waist is 35 inches, I'd only go down to maybe a 33-raw at most, because beyond that you'll have sizing trouble elsewhere. It will all depend on that thigh measurement, because it is true that the waist on pbj denim will typically stretch a fair amount.
So, endstory, measure yourself and get the one-wash that lines up. Otherwise, based on your measurements, I wouldn't advise sizing down in the raws more than probably one (aka to a 34, assuming you measure 35) unless you've got really thin legs. If you could post or pm measurements, I could help you out more specifically.