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post #46 of 76
being in high school, you'll probably stick with tees, polos, button-downs, and sweaters (and jeans, of course). colors and patterns aside, i think your overall fit could use improvement. you could probably drop a size in both tops--the baggy-ness makes you look thinker around the middle than you actually are.
post #47 of 76
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First, I'd like to thank Kenn, crosswound, listi, Lel, and a few others for some useful comments. While I have a lot of people's attention I'd like to ask what are some brands of jeans to look for (preferably same color or darker and no more torn up jeans, I promise). I would like to spend under 150 or so for a pair of jeans and maybe splurge and get one pair of nudies, APC, iron heart, etc. Also keep in mind that this isn't the only outfit I own, it's literally what I was wearing today. Also I read that Levis has a few different lines if I go that route, is there a major quality diffeence between capital E, LVC, basic, red, and if so what would I notice?

Unless money is an not an option, start with a single pair because honestly you can wear them every day and no one will notice/care. For "entry level" jeans there are tons of options. APC, Crate, Naked & Famous are all around similar price ranges. Check the affiliate links and threads and look into each brand, the affiliates are great resources and offer good discounts, not to mention they are usually very helpful in providing information and advice.

Yes there are major quality differences between the various Levi branches but to be honest, they've been in the denim business for a very long time so even a pair of Levis you pick up at Macys for $20 will be durable. Just focus on fit. Honestly, as long as everything fits nicely, it doesn't really matter what you wear (in terms of colors, patterns, dressy-ness, etc). Just keep looking around for looks/fits that you like.
post #48 of 76
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Money really isn't a big deal I have plenty of it to spend and I really only wear the newest jeans because everytime I get a new pair, they're better than the last (why else would I buy them?). My only concern with nudies, APC, and the like is the washing. I have no problem with not washing jeans because I like the softened feeling but after reading about 20 pages about how to to properly wash jeans and how many days and what temperature, I think I could just spend 200 on some diesels that are already washed into sexiness. But in the mean time I'll shop around on Friday and see what I come up with.
post #49 of 76
Raw denim isn't as complicated as people make it out to be. You can wash them as frequently or infrequently as you want them.

The only issue is sizing and taking into account stretching issues, but really a toss in the dryer shrinks my jeans into a good skinny fit.

Soaking is only something you need to worry about when you get above entry level jeans and hopefully for that you'll be well researched enough.

And no, there isn't anything wrong with Diesel and in term of "designer jeans" I believe they are fairly well made. Just avoid anything garishly loud, obnoxious, tacky, etc.
post #50 of 76
For the love of god, don't spend $200 on some Diesels...Buy some Crates or APCs and wear them as hard as you can as much as you can. Wash them when they're dirty and they'll turn out awesome over time.
post #51 of 76
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For sneakers, the SF uniform seems to stress Jack Purcells, Chucks, or Creative Recreation.

Who wears Creative Recreation?
post #52 of 76
Is there a weight requirement for those? Wait, lel, why can't we be snobbish assholes?
post #53 of 76
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Is there a weight requirement for those?

Hahah.
post #54 of 76
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Wait, lel, why can't we be snobbish assholes?

Because were not SuFu.

post #55 of 76
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Is there a weight requirement for those?



post #56 of 76
Lel, for your posts here and the other thread in Men's Clothing I am pleased to present you with this award.

post #57 of 76
They have an award for that!? I wasn't even trying!
post #58 of 76
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Originally Posted by slappysloopy View Post
First, I'd like to thank Kenn, crosswound, listi, Lel, and a few others for some useful comments. While I have a lot of people's attention I'd like to ask what are some brands of jeans to look for (preferably same color or darker and no more torn up jeans, I promise). I would like to spend under 150 or so for a pair of jeans and maybe splurge and get one pair of nudies, APC, iron heart, etc. Also keep in mind that this isn't the only outfit I own, it's literally what I was wearing today. Also I read that Levis has a few different lines if I go that route, is there a major quality difference between capital E, LVC, basic, red, and if so what would I notice?
If you live near a Levi's store you might want to go check to see if they carry any LVC. Some people have been picking them up recently at a good discount. Depending on what type of jean you're comfortable in it might be worth looking into the 1947s, as they would be a little bit closer than APC New Standards to the fit of the ones you're wearing in the photo . Plus, and this is kind of subjective, I think the quality of Levi's LVC line is a bit higher than APCs. With APCs now at 150 some I think some of Levi's LVC models are a better deal (and also seem to retain their dye a lot better) if you're not determined to get a jean with a more modern slim cut/rise.
post #59 of 76
Throw out your clothes
Jump into the fire
post #60 of 76
Diesels aren't a terrible choice for him. They'll last a long time. I would say get a straight leg in 08AA though, not something distressed, as by the current state of your jeans you would probably just be throwing away your 200 dollars. Earnest sewn is in the same price range, and the Fulton is pretty easy to wear. Really though the obsession with minutia of jean washing is not a necessary aspect of the clothing. I would say buy some naked and famous slim guys from Mauro and wash them whenever you feel like washing them.
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