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post #16 of 32
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Forget stretch jeans.  They look sort of wierd on a guy.   Excepting the stretch, the APC standard would probably fit your bill.  Check them out at Stel's and tell them that Fok sent you. The old standard (if you can find them somewhere) have a higher rise, and are closer to the 501s.  Thye are also reasonably priced.  Helmut Lang also does a classic, straightleg fit (get the bootcut though, it is really a straightleg.  The classic cut is rather tapered.)
Maybe some cuts/fits are a dead giveaway, but I'd honestly like to see someone point out 2% Lycra in combed cotton denim with 100% accuracy. I don't think it can be done. As I understand it, FTC regulations require any fiber content OVER 2% to be listed (i.e., apparel with cashmere content under 2% cannot be called cashmere fabric). Lycra is the one exception, because its performance abililties at just 2% are significant enough to warrant its inclusion in hang tags and labels. But stretch jeans looking weird on guys? Depends on the style, I'd say; not on the lycra itself.
post #17 of 32
They have plenty of slim-fit stretch jeans on goclothing.com from a company called "Rufskin." I wouldn't recommend them, but it depends on your target audience. We musn't judge.
post #18 of 32
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but it depends on your target audience.
Maybe the audience at an all male, all nude revue? Seriously now, not judging... but Rufskins?... Not for wearing on the street.
post #19 of 32
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We musn't judge.
You must not spend a whole lot of time here.
post #20 of 32
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Seriously now, not judging... but Rufskins?... Not for wearing on the street.
Unless that street happens to be Sunset Blvd., and you are looking for a "date."
post #21 of 32
What's a "stretch" for some, ain't for others. I gotta' admit, the male of the species isn't wholly ready for the idea of stretch. BUT... a lot of guys are now using makeup, tanning, cosmetic surgery, and other forms of primping and preening formerly considered feminine proclivities at best. (Though truth be told, men were the arbiters of all things fashionable some couple hundred years ago). So take your pick. "Vanity, thy name is woman [no longer]."
post #22 of 32
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Hello all: The goal of stretch wasn't to have painted on jeans. It was just so the seat would not turn into a nappy after prolonged sitting. This certainly falls into the category of "vanity", but not moreso than spending time on styleforum in general. btw. Does anyone have any opinion on Diesel Turbostretch denim? Does it feel weird? They have a couple of straightleg styles available in those fabrics. -boston
post #23 of 32
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Hello all: The goal of stretch wasn't to have painted on jeans. It was just so the seat would not turn into a nappy after prolonged sitting. This certainly falls into the category of "vanity", but not moreso than spending time on styleforum in general. -boston
THANK you, boston. Well put. Stretch jeans are no more egocentric than being particular about tailored fits, polish on shoes, and cuts on coats. That's what I was trying to say, though not as succinctly as you just did.
post #24 of 32
Moved to new Streetwear and Denim forum.
post #25 of 32
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Epilogue: In case you were wondering how it ended, I wound up buying a pair of rolan's in the 482 wash. I am guessing this is from a previous collection since I don't see the model or the wash on diesel.com, nor do they appear in google. I compared them to my levis just before tossing the old jeans out -- a 30x34 in diesel is more like a 32x36 in levis. Why they all can't have standard, honest sizing I don't know. At any rate, the true test of a jean comes when it hits its 4 year anniversary. I'll let you know how it goes -boston
post #26 of 32
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In case you were wondering how it ended, I wound up buying a pair of rolan's in the 482 wash.
These are nice. If I remember correctly, a semi-rigid dark wash in pretty substantial denim, and the cut is a true straightleg, though a little on the relaxed side.
post #27 of 32
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Good memory, LA Guy. I'm not sure if I could characterize them as relaxed (are 501s relaxed?) at least not in the size I got them. But the denim is pretty dark, with nice striations and a grey cast. It also hasn't had too much treatment, and the jean itself does not have too much "stuff" added to it. -boston ps. what's the deal with "jean bars". When did it become normal to walk up to a counter and ask for stuff instead of looking at signage and trying a bunch of stuff on? You may have noticed, but premium jeans are new for me.
post #28 of 32
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Good memory, LA Guy. I'm not sure if I could characterize them as relaxed (are 501s relaxed?) at least not in the size I got them.
If you got them in your regular size, they would have been relaxed.
post #29 of 32
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That's true. I found that, in my regular size, they were way too large, so I bought them 2 (2.) sizes smaller. -boston
post #30 of 32
Since the original topic was about stretch jeans for men: I have a pair of Ferre Jeans made with some stretch material. Well that's what I think from the feel. The tag indicates 97%cotton 3% other materials so it could as well be chicken hide from all I know... Now the question would be why would I even buy a pair of jeans from a company (Ittierre, the fashion borgs) who can't get tags right....
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