Originally Posted by Blackhood
Which brands cater to a big thigh but narrow calves?
It helps to know your budget but this thread might be of some help: http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=66726
Originally Posted by NOBD
And thanks again. I like boring, so that's not a problem. That's actually what I like about the APC design: no bells and whistles. Just jeans with (in my eyes) nice proportions: rise is not too high or low, back pockets have the right shape, size and are in the right position, simple but nice buttons. The only problem is the waist (and the button holes that are "falling apart").
Ideally, I would like a couple of winter weight jeans and a couple of summer weight jeans, both in raw and in a lighter, midlblue wash. And all in the same, simple configuration.
When I mentioned "boring," I was repeatedly referring to the denim itself. If you take a look at the some of the denim we recommend
, you'll see that what APC does isn't rocket science or even novel. If you click over to SW&D, you'll find other affiliates like Blue Owl
that have jeans in lower price ranges.
What's a "midblue" wash for you?
Originally Posted by laphroaig
This is exactly what I want of jeans too. Even Levi's don't seem to get it. Even Brandless jeans are a bloody gimmick. APC just make standard, decent, well cut jeans.
I mean, I'd rather have MC be crawling in APC than the other dreck but as a denimhead it's like getting a guy to stop drinking Miller Lite to move on to something "fancier" like Stella Artois. I love Stella but there's a bigger world out there if you take the plunge. I feel I'd be doing a disservice if I told you that APC was the be-all.
Originally Posted by james_timothy
Having said that, I've never handled them, so it would be a leap of faith. The workmanship on Spellbound shirts is so good that I'd imagine the jeans are great.
Good man. Jay at Blue Owl knows his stuff when it comes to denim. I've never handled Spellbound in person, either, but knowing his background with KMW and what he carries at his shop, you really can't go wrong.
Originally Posted by Parker
Thanks. I've been meaning to stop by Self Edge... I think they carry Strike Gold. The best jeans I ever had were RRL, from like 6 years ago. I lost them somewhere. I think they were made by the 5EP guys? Really nice bluish-green denim. Great.
Sounds like you had a pair from the same period as mine. They were worked on by the same woman behind 5EP, a fact made evident by the characteristic greenish tint shared by both brands as you stated.
The point isn't necessarily to wear jeans to this point, or even that many would be able to given that this pair was worn nearly daily for a year and then on/off for several years; I like to think that I'm actually buying two jeans in one in that one pair stays relatively dark for a year or so of solid wear and the other pair stays faded and washed for the rest of its life: