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post #61 of 76
If you are a 33x30 I'll sell you diesel thanaz 86C... slim jean dark wash $75 and they are yours
post #62 of 76
before you go out and spend money on diesels take the time to try out one pair of dry denim. buy some crates from secret service get a slim straight leg they will help you with sizing easily. i'm sure after you give a pair a try you won't be disappointed.

you don't want to get ahead of yourself and convert right away do one thing at a time. i'd definately give crates or apc's a try crates can be bought a lot cheaper.

you could easily work a pair of dark blue dry denim into what you got right now. then just buy a nice sweater or button down later.
post #63 of 76
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Lel, for your posts here and the other thread in Men's Clothing I am pleased to present you with this award.




I'll take this as a compliment...
post #64 of 76
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Originally Posted by slappysloopy View Post
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.
If you have a Ralph Lauren store near you they sometimes have RRLs on clearance, I copped some for under $50, an EXCELLENT value. Sizes might be weird though, they only had 28-29 waist (but they are vanity sized to like 30-32... actually disappointing for me because they're a bit loose at the waist.) My first pair of raw jeans (Nudies) I went and tried them on somewhere, then just kept phoning places until I found somewhere that had them on sale! I had to wait a week but I saved $100.
post #65 of 76
I am going to try my best to condense everything into a small list.
I will try to lower the budget as much as possible, as you will phase out these items once you find your own style anyways, think of these items as cheap & stylish stepping stones.

Denim suggestions:
  • Levis 5 pocket jeans, the darker the better. SF recommends the classic 501 model. Don't worry about too much about the line that it comes from, no one will care after a couple washes. ($30+)
  • APC New Standards. Your thighs don't look too small, so the New Cure or the other skinny jeans aren't for you. APC NS is the (mostly) undisputed king of starter denim ($155 shipped, Mauro will hook you up).
  • Naked and Famous. If you are close to a store selling these, I recommend you trying these on, they are decently priced (~$70 or less on sale)
  • RRL. RRL is great, the quality is excellent for their price, and the go on sale very often. You can even try your luck on eBay, some of the members have done it before.
The bottom line is to buy well fitting jeans without pre-ripped holes. You also cannot go wrong with a pair of well fitting dark denim (raw is good).
You can save up for a decent pair of denim and wear it all the time.

Shirt suggestions:
The usual suspects belong here, I will echo what others have been saying. J-Crew, H&M, Zara etc... all produce decent looking shirts. The trick to buy the shirts that fit you the best, and belong with the other pieces that you plan to wear them with. The basic colors to go for are Navy, Brown, Grey, Black etc... as they can be wore easily with everything without too much effort.

There is no real need for you go to out and spend a couple hundred dollars to revamp your entire wardrobe now, just stick around the forums a bit and learn a couple things, and soon enough, you will learn what's good for you, and what isn't.
post #66 of 76
Get good shoes, cut your hair
Wash and sew that pants
post #67 of 76
fix the jeans
post #68 of 76
Thread Starter 
Hey guys, back again after a few more days and reading over 300+ pages of WAYWT posts and checking out a few different styles of jeans on revolve. I think I'd like the APC NS, Nudie Average Joes, and maybe picking up a pair of 501s this friday. (They're 40 at Macy's so why not?) There aren't any stores close to where I live (about four hours from a nudie). Obviously I'm new to designer jeans so how is the fitting different? I understand the stretching but how do I compare a 34 A&F to a 34 APC?
post #69 of 76
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Originally Posted by slappysloopy View Post
Hey guys, back again after a few more days and reading over 300+ pages of WAYWT posts and checking out a few different styles of jeans on revolve. I think I'd like the APC NS, Nudie Average Joes, and maybe picking up a pair of 501s this friday. (They're 40 at Macy's so why not?) There aren't any stores close to where I live (about four hours from a nudie). Obviously I'm new to designer jeans so how is the fitting different? I understand the stretching but how do I compare a 34 A&F to a 34 APC?
Take a tape measure and measure your waist, this is your true waist size. Use the size chart on Context for APC New Standards. Go by what the retailers measure the waist sizes as. Not all denim is made to be true to size. I recommend getting down to a single digit % of body fat before you go buy raw jeans if you have some extra fat laying around.
post #70 of 76
Or you could read the "Official APC Thread" and the many other threads that already answer your questions. Would probably save everyone some time.
post #71 of 76
I echo Tycoon's sentiment...kinda You are young, so your proportions may change drastically (or they may not). In that case, you can't go wrong with a pair of Levi's Shrink To Fits for $30-$50 or so. All the benefits of a pair of raw denim (granted the quality is lesser) for 1/10th the price. There's also the middle ground, $100-$200 (APC, Crate, Nudie, Naked&Famous,etc.). However, if you think your waist (or height) will not change much, there's no reason you can't invest the $250-$300 in a pair of Iron Heart, Samurai, Eternal, etc. If you have any intention of ever going into that high price bracket, I highly recommend you skip the $30 and $100-$200 and go straight for them.
post #72 of 76
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Originally Posted by TyCooN View Post
I recommend getting down to a single digit % of body fat before you go buy raw jeans if you have some extra fat laying around.

you've lost me...there are lots of cuts made for all different body shapes that are raw denim.
post #73 of 76
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Originally Posted by ToruOkada View Post
you've lost me...there are lots of cuts made for all different body shapes that are raw denim.
If you're going to improve your style to look good you might as well as go all the way. Fit people look better than fatties/chubbies.
post #74 of 76
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If you're going to improve your style to look good you might as well as go all the way. Fit people look better than fatties/chubbies.

The world would look better without fatties/chubbies too
post #75 of 76
Tuck in your shirt, wear a belt, different shoes/boots, would make it better.
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