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post #316 of 1607
thnx the waist on my jeans is about 32"-32.5" i'll try tagged 31s or 32s i suppose
post #317 of 1607
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Originally Posted by bob99 View Post
Hey Cancel.sing, can you confirm that the darker selvedge washes are available in Canada? Any recommend on a Toronto store that carries them? I checked out the Queen St. store today, but only saw the light / distressed "authentic" cut, which seemed a bit ironic due to the fake distressing.
The Bay/Bloor, Eaton Centre and Yorkdale locations all carry the full line of denim, including the rigid selvage and soft one-wash non-selvage. Also, IMO I would size down. The denim runs large in my experience, depending on the fit/denim. And a lot of it stretches.
post #318 of 1607
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Originally Posted by ctrlaltelite View Post
mazda (RIP) was right in saying they run true to size. in his words: "sizing down would be sizing DOWN" i find this to be true. i rock 32 waist gaps and 30/31 most other jeans.
i'm not sure if this always holds true. i have the previous generation "authentic japanese denim" (the ones currently on clearance) in the skinny fit. i generally wear a 32, i bought a 30 at gap and the waistband has stretched to well over 34. if i could do it again, i'd get a 29.
post #319 of 1607
My local Gaps don't carry the limited edition jeans, for shame.

The fits and fabric seem nice, the Authentics are a slightly more relaxed fit than the Straight (I can actually wear them comfortably), and the new boot is pretty nice as well. Then again, I'm not a designer jean-clad individual, but these aren't the selvedges/higher end ones anyway. I can't say I really care for most of the washes, though. They are either remarkably basic, similar to but not as nice as older washes, or downright ugly (to my eyes). I do like the "jean loyalty" thing, though - I'll take a free pair any day.
post #320 of 1607
I visited my local GAP today to inspect the new wares. Here are how the new fits break down. Standard - The largest leg of the bunch. Sits just below waist, straight leg, leg opening about an inch bigger than the below two. Straight - Lowest rise (sits below waist), straight leg. Authentic - Hybrid of Standard and Straight. Has the higher rise of the Standard but the leg of the Straight. (The pair I measured had an identical leg opening to the Straight in the same size--I didn't check the thigh, though.) Slim - Doesn't yet exist in my store (or any non-flagship store), but I'm assuming it is low rise with a slight taper. There is also a loose and boot fit, if you are into that sort of thing. If you go for a lower rise fit, TTS would be a mistake I think. For reference my waist is about a 31, I wear a 29 in NS, and I can fit comfortably into a 29 Authentic Fit. I have tiny ankles and so I prefer a slight taper, but I'm considering getting a pair of straights and having them altered. The hardware and fabric is nothing exceptional, but it certainly isn't terrible and for less than $50 with the Friends and Family discount, they are a decent jean if you are on a budget.
post #321 of 1607
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Originally Posted by mulansauce View Post
I visited my local GAP today to inspect the new wares. Here are how the new fits break down.

Standard - The largest leg of the bunch. Sits just below waist, straight leg, leg opening about an inch bigger than the below two.
Straight - Lowest rise (sits below waist), straight leg.
Authentic - Hybrid of Standard and Straight. Has the higher rise of the Standard but the leg of the Straight. (The pair I measured had an identical leg opening to the Straight in the same size--I didn't check the thigh, though.)
Slim - Doesn't yet exist in my store (or any non-flagship store), but I'm assuming it is low rise with a slight taper.

There is also a loose and boot fit, if you are into that sort of thing.

If you go for a lower rise fit, TTS would be a mistake I think. For reference my waist is about a 31, I wear a 29 in NS, and I can fit comfortably into a 29 Authentic Fit. I have tiny ankles and so I prefer a slight taper, but I'm considering getting a pair of straights and having them altered. The hardware and fabric is nothing exceptional, but it certainly isn't terrible and for less than $50 with the Friends and Family discount, they are a decent jean if you are on a budget.


How much are they? I checked the website and was a little confused. Do they have any raw washes?
post #322 of 1607
Anyone see the caberet skinny's yet? Looking for a solidly red jean to fake business casual at work with. Red chinos all seem to have more of a washed pink hue. I thought I posted a blurb on sizing, but perhaps not. The different cuts had different vanity waists last season. Attempting to make TTS / down / up statements is harder than it sounds. The low rise limited ed / elevated stuff last season was ridiculously vanity sized, literally inches.
post #323 of 1607
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Originally Posted by cancel.sing View Post
The Bay/Bloor, Eaton Centre and Yorkdale locations all carry the full line of denim, including the rigid selvage and soft one-wash non-selvage.

Also, IMO I would size down. The denim runs large in my experience, depending on the fit/denim. And a lot of it stretches.

Hope this has not been asked yet but how much are they?
post #324 of 1607
Has anyone tried on the Gap raw denim jacket? If so how does it fit? Like a good jacket should, slim and short? Or like most clothes do, baggy and long?
post #325 of 1607
Just got the denim in selvage authentic fit jeans dark rinse and they definitely seem pretty decent - I really don't know what I'm talking about with denim as the only selvage denim I've owned are APC NS and J Crew selvage, but it's much nicer denim than the J Crew (at 1/2 the cost) and maybe comparable to the NS (albeit a lighter weight, it seems to me). I don't know how to tell if they're raw, will fade, etc., but if anybody has any questions, I can try to answer. I wish I could give a better review, but don't really know enough to even sound professional. I'll make up for my lack of knowledge with pictures:



Also ordered the leather jacket because I wanted to try it on and shipping was no greater, but don't think I'm going to keep it - any opinions? Still the same jeans.




post #326 of 1607
leather jacket is ugly, but i guess the jeans are okay. They look like a rinse/one wash.
post #327 of 1607
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Originally Posted by cthip View Post
i'm not sure if this always holds true. i have the previous generation "authentic japanese denim" (the ones currently on clearance) in the skinny fit. i generally wear a 32, i bought a 30 at gap and the waistband has stretched to well over 34. if i could do it again, i'd get a 29.

yeah, i was speaking about the elevated straight, the new denim are probably a bit different.
post #328 of 1607
To the people who are asking about the prices of the new jeans, I just stopped by Gap today after work. For the new jeans they were all $55 except for the selvedge ones (they came out with new selvedge jeans for this new 1969 line) which were $88. The regular jeans do not have that white strip on the coin pocket, only the selvedge ones do. (I didn't look closely maybe this strip is selvedge hence the reason why only the selvedge ones have it) I wasn't overly impressed with the jeans but I did not try them on as I was in a rush and had somewhere to be.
post #329 of 1607
The main Gap near me doesn't have the limited edition stuff, so I asked for a coupon I can use online instead. They obliged. Using mulansauce's findings of sizing down an additional step on low rise versions, I'm going to order a 29x30 caberet and 29x32 + 29x34 straights in 'grey wash'. I'm throwing in an XS jean jacket and putting it all on credit for free shipping. XS Gap outerwear seems to be reasonably small, shirts not so much. I would get a 32 inseam caberet, but that appears to require a 30 waist, which I'm sure will be solidly too large. I have a 31 waist and am fairly skinny. I have a 28x30 in last season's selvege skinny raw that fits rather well. Pushing skinny, not slim, that is. But I plan on both putting on more weight as well as wearing grey and caberet in a casual business casual environment. Can't slim those fckrs down too much or can't move freely enough at work. Found red pants at H&M, too, so things are looking up! I do feel, though, from the pictures of the grey wash straight, that the denim will not be satisfactory. It has a fuzzy, washed out appearance in the photo I'm not down with. Unfortunately, the shade on the skinny greys looks wack. Entire order might get returned to store. I'll post impressions of fit when it all arrives.
post #330 of 1607
I bought of those raw denim jackets today, really happy with the fit. Would soaking it first help fade quicker? Or should I wear it in for a while?
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