What is this mysterious brand/model? Levi's 517 boot cut in 32x34. I have to wash them now because they smell like a Guitarwolf concert, so we'll see how they come through that. Unfortunately, though, they are made of the crappy Levi's fabric. My question is this: is there another model of jeans cut just like that, or maybe with a slimmer lower leg, only made out of good selvedge denim? Are the APC standards anything like this? I still haven't gotten around to ordering my pair of those.
I would say that the Anglaise fit is closer to the 517 than the New (or old) Standard. Good luck, Fok.
I strongly disagree with this. I am a big fan of this cut. I own two pair of vintage 517 jeans, and 6 pairs of 517 cords, all sized 34 x 32. I just bought a pair of APC Anglaise, sized 33. The fit is nothing
like the 517. 517's are high waisted, fitted fairly close from the waist through the knee, and subtly flared below the knee. The APC Anglaise are low waisted, and very baggy throughout. I can't keep them up without a belt. The waist measures about 2 inches bigger than the marked size. They are actually too baggy for my taste. I really wish I had bought the Unisex or New Standard. j - if you want to find good 517's, you gotta look on ebay. Once you know your size, you can find nice vintage pairs, usually pretty cheap. I found a nearly deadstock pair there recently, dating from the 1970's, for $10. Alternately, Denime makes a 517 reproduction - the "517 type." See www.e-denime.com
. Not available in the US, from what I can tell. Also, the Helmut Lang Classic Boot Cut is similar to the 517, but lower waisted and slightly narrower in the lower leg.