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post #1441 of 1451
I've been slowly wearing out my extensive collection of LVC 1947's that I pieced together in the early 2000's. With numerous repairs, they are cool looking but no longer quite so "smart" (as my British wife would say) to pair with tailored wear. I've been on the hunt lately for something that doesn't have a full, heritage style leg yet isn't skinny. I'm finding that most brands focus on a slim straight. They look great, but don't fit my manly thighs. I like a slight taper to the leg.

So far I have tried and like:

RRL Straights one wash (not low straights or slim straights) They seem to have a very slight taper yet enough room in the thigh
A model of the new Levis Made & Crafted (forget which one but not the slim cut) they too have a slight taper buy some room in the thigh.

Any other suggestions?

I need denim that is 36" inseam raw or 34+ washed and a true 35" waist (often a 33 or 34 in most jeans)

Camillo Love at Red Cotton (He hand cuts and sews them himself in Oakland) is working on a new cut that might work for me, without rivets on the back pockets and crotch for a more modern look. Those might do it for me but I would like to find a RTW that works for me and get a few pairs into rotation.
post #1442 of 1451
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Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy View Post

I've been slowly wearing out my extensive collection of LVC 1947's that I pieced together in the early 2000's. With numerous repairs, they are cool looking but no longer quite so "smart" (as my British wife would say) to pair with tailored wear. I've been on the hunt lately for something that doesn't have a full, heritage style leg yet isn't skinny. I'm finding that most brands focus on a slim straight. They look great, but don't fit my manly thighs. I like a slight taper to the leg.

So far I have tried and like:

RRL Straights one wash (not low straights or slim straights) They seem to have a very slight taper yet enough room in the thigh
A model of the new Levis Made & Crafted (forget which one but not the slim cut) they too have a slight taper buy some room in the thigh.

Any other suggestions?

I need denim that is 36" inseam raw or 34+ washed and a true 35" waist (often a 33 or 34 in most jeans)

Camillo Love at Red Cotton (He hand cuts and sews them himself in Oakland) is working on a new cut that might work for me, without rivets on the back pockets and crotch for a more modern look. Those might do it for me but I would like to find a RTW that works for me and get a few pairs into rotation.

Maybe try J Crew? They tend to have a variety of fits and very extensive size ranges.
post #1443 of 1451
I ordered a pair of Big Johns from NMWA. Now what?

In the past I've worn raw denim from APC, Nudie, et al. as well as washed denim from brands like AG, but I haven't bought new denim in a few years. Anything particular I need to know or do with Big Johns (special care in washing, drying, controlling shrinkage, etc.)?
post #1444 of 1451
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Originally Posted by ctp120 View Post

I ordered a pair of Big Johns from NMWA. Now what?

In the past I've worn raw denim from APC, Nudie, et al. as well as washed denim from brands like AG, but I haven't bought new denim in a few years. Anything particular I need to know or do with Big Johns (special care in washing, drying, controlling shrinkage, etc.)?

 

This should explain things:

 

post #1445 of 1451

I miss the way the Levis 501 20 years ago made me feel, however when i try on a pair today i just dont get that same feeling.

post #1446 of 1451
Try Levis LVC 1947 501 XX. I just bought a pair with one wash from the 2014 SS collection. Nice fit and cut.
post #1447 of 1451

Thanks, i will give it a shot, but, i feel that the image has changed, I don't get the full feeling,,, you know fit and brand proud'ness ..

post #1448 of 1451
Amerika, fuk yeah ? is that the feeling that's gone?
post #1449 of 1451
I just bought a pair of Levis LVC 1962 pre shrunk (sanforized) denim 551 Zx. Nice, neat tapered look but not a skinny slim. This was the first real tapered levis style. I'd say this is very CM.
post #1450 of 1451
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Okay, I just got a pair of Big John jeans from NMWA. They are freaking beautiful, but I could use some guidance on fit.

With sanforized denim, how much should I expect them to stretch with wear? The jeans fit great aside from being pretty snug across the tops of my thighs and crotch. It's 15oz denim, so I know some of that discomfort will go away as they break in, but I'm thinking I'll need a bit of stretch for them to really fit well. Problem is, if I size up, I'm afraid they won't fit everywhere else.

Can anyone give me some thoughts?
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