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best stretch slim-fit, straight leg jeans

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by boston, Mar 21, 2005.

  1. quill

    quill Well-Known Member

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    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]."
     
  2. boston

    boston Well-Known Member

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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
     
  3. quill

    quill Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  4. j

    j Well-Known Member

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    Moved to new Streetwear and Denim forum.
     
  5. boston

    boston Well-Known Member

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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 [​IMG] -boston
     
  6. LA Guy

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    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.
     
  7. boston

    boston Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  8. LA Guy

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    If you got them in your regular size, they would have been relaxed.
     
  9. boston

    boston Well-Known Member

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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
     
  10. Fuuma

    Fuuma Well-Known Member

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    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....
     
  11. AJL

    AJL Well-Known Member

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    I've got a pair of Diesel Kulters in a kind of stretchy denim: 91% cotton, 8% nylon, 1% spandex. Semi- dark wash w/ very slight whiskering at the thighs. Comfortable, lightweight, definitely not skin-tight. Probably get poo-pooed by the Denim Elite here.

    ps: how does one find the designation for wash # on diesel jeans? somewhere on label?
     
  12. amirrorcrackd

    amirrorcrackd Well-Known Member

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    The number following the "LAV" on the rear of the rear label. "MOD" is the cut or model.

    Dan
     

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