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Going to Blue in Green Soho for the first time...

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by bigskydream, Jun 8, 2007.

  1. bigskydream

    bigskydream Well-Known Member

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    Which jeans should I check out?

    I currently have, and love, APC NS, 5ep LDB rigid, and Nudie SS.

    I like a medium to medium/low rise, slightly slim, and straight leg or slightly tapered.

    Thanks.
     
  2. chronoaug

    chronoaug Well-Known Member

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    You'd probably like the Studio D'artisan 103. It sounds right up your alley actually. Really nice textured japanese denim, and the fit seems pretty much exactly what you described. You also might like the Eternal 811 which is about a medium rise, with a slightly slim straight leg and some incredible looking denim/color. Samurais are great to as it sounds like you'd really like the s5000 or s500. Just talk to gordon or whoever else is working there and describe to them your preferences and mabe ask about the jeans i mentioned and they'll do everything they can to help you out with the different fits and sizing. They're really great.

    edit: i'll make a list that sound like what you're looking for
    Samurai s5000
    Samurai s0500
    Studio D'artisan 103
    Eternal 811
    Skull 5507

    Sizing is weird sometimes because some of them are raw unsanforized and will be much bigger in the store and will shrink to tag size when you hotsoak them. They have started carrying one wash jeans that have the same properties of raw jeans but will fit right out of the box and just make your life easier.
     
  3. SoCal2NYC

    SoCal2NYC Well-Known Member

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    Which jeans should I check out?

    I currently have, and love, APC NS, 5ep LDB rigid, and Nudie SS.

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    Why don't you think outside of the (denim) box?
     
  4. bigskydream

    bigskydream Well-Known Member

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    Why don't you think outside of the (denim) box?

    What exactly do you mean? I think the three jeans I currently have are all relatively different in terms of fit, quality, color, etc.
     
  5. chronoaug

    chronoaug Well-Known Member

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    Don't worry about it man. I think he just just ribbing you because they're basically the first brands this forum reccomends and you wanted reccomendations for jeans that fit just like the jeans you already have.

    BiG carries jeans only found in japan and one other store in the US(selfedge in san fransisco). There's nothing wrong with the fit you're going for. I don't know how old you are, what your style normally is, or where you wear your jeans and so on. Based just what you're looking for measurement wise, the jeans i listed should work.
     
  6. SoCal2NYC

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    I guess it's that I only own 3 pairs of jeans and don't see myself buying anymore when there are so many other trousers options out there.
     
  7. bigskydream

    bigskydream Well-Known Member

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    I guess it's that I only own 3 pairs of jeans and don't see myself buying anymore when there are so many other trousers options out there.

    Got it SoCal2NYC. You're right...I do need to work on the non-denim side of my wardrobe.
     
  8. SoCal2NYC

    SoCal2NYC Well-Known Member

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    While I only need 3...I don't see why anyone needs more than 4-5.
     
  9. chronoaug

    chronoaug Well-Known Member

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    I guses it depends on your age and everything. I'm only 21 so i don't have as much need for lots of trousers. I also don't want more than 3-4 pairs of jeans(one of them grey. i will find those faded black apcs!), a pair of slim khakis, and a pair of some other casual pants.
     
  10. Fuuma

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    While I only need 3...I don't see why anyone needs more than 4-5.

    How many suits and sportscoats do you have? I like to wear the same articles of clothing (including jeans) over and over but some posters might be different, why the restriction on the number of jeans?

    An ideal number of jeans for my taste is around 4 but I have a few redundent pairs:
    1 skinny pair (blue) = DH19CM made in japan
    1 skinny pair (black) = Cloak black stripped selvedge
    1 slim pair (blue) = 45RPM Jomons + APC New Standards
    1 slim pair (black) = Acne + Levi 514
     
  11. tljenkin

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    You'd probably like the Studio D'artisan 103. It sounds right up your alley actually. Really nice textured japanese denim, and the fit seems pretty much exactly what you described. You also might like the Eternal 811 which is about a medium rise, with a slightly slim straight leg and some incredible looking denim/color. Samurais are great to as it sounds like you'd really like the s5000 or s500. Just talk to gordon or whoever else is working there and describe to them your preferences and mabe ask about the jeans i mentioned and they'll do everything they can to help you out with the different fits and sizing. They're really great.

    edit: i'll make a list that sound like what you're looking for
    Samurai s5000
    Samurai s0500
    Studio D'artisan 103
    Eternal 811
    Skull 5507

    Sizing is weird sometimes because some of them are raw unsanforized and will be much bigger in the store and will shrink to tag size when you hotsoak them. They have started carrying one wash jeans that have the same properties of raw jeans but will fit right out of the box and just make your life easier.


    Perfect answer. You're looking for an SDA 103 or Samurai s0500.
     
  12. whodini

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    While I only need 3...I don't see why anyone needs more than 4-5.

    How many suits and sportscoats do you have? I like to wear the same articles of clothing (including jeans) over and over but some posters might be different, why the restriction on the number of jeans?

    Amen.

    If you're not into denim and don't understand the hobby, why post in the section of a forum dedicated to it? I just don't see the quality of advice you're giving a guy who's asking for help with jeans.
     
  13. chronoaug

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    Age, life stage, job and stuff play a big role though. As a 21 year old i wear more jeans and casual pants, and i don't even own a suit or anything i could wear that's dressy right now(i had stuff but before i joined the forum and now i see they fit like garbage bags). I have only been in a situation once in the past year, when i went to a nice opera(the marriage of figaro), where i needed something dressy. I put something appropriate together although i wasn't proud of the fit. I'm going to get something to remedy that, but at my stage in life, it's not a big deal.

    Buy what makes you happy. Even though, i'm not buying anymore heavy japanese jeans till october/november, i'm gonna go to BiG when i go up north just to lust after things. It's fun to do the same at the 45rpm store which is further down the road from BiG(is it on greene or the street next to it?).

    Also, on whatever main road that is next to 45rpm(i'm not good with ny roads), if you keep going slightly north on that road there is this little fruit/snack stand on that side that sell pomegranate seeds in a little tub for like $3.50 and they're absolutely fantastic. I don't know how many people have just had the seeds before, but you chew on the seeds to get the juice membrane to break around it, and you can chew the seeds with it. Un-fucking-believable.
     
  14. SoCal2NYC

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    I guses it depends on your age and everything. I'm only 21 so i don't have as much need for lots of trousers.

    I'm 23.
     
  15. SoCal2NYC

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    How many suits and sportscoats do you have? I


    Suits about 8 and sportcoats/blazers/jackets about 20. All completely different...not all based on a different shade of grey, black or blue in the same material.
     
  16. SoCal2NYC

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    If you're not into denim and don't understand the hobby, why post in the section of a forum dedicated to it? I just don't see the quality of advice you're giving a guy who's asking for help with jeans.

    I would seriously like to understand the psyche of someone who sleeps in jeans, takes baths in them, doesn't wash them for months (totally disgusting) and has 45 pairs. In posing the question it might prove to shed some light on that matter.

    But, I wont lie and say that part of me would like to see them buy other pants..the age thing is a total cop out. What happens when you turn 23 graduate college, get a job and wear jeans 2-3x a week?
     
  17. Coulomb

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    I would seriously like to understand the psyche of someone who sleeps in jeans, takes baths in them, doesn't wash them for months (totally disgusting) and has 45 pairs. In posing the question it might prove to shed some light on that matter.

    But, I wont lie and say that part of me would like to see them buy other pants..the age thing is a total cop out. What happens when you turn 23 graduate college, get a job and wear jeans 2-3x a week?


    it's a hobby, an addiction, a lifestyle etc...

    it's like why do people need to buy JL's and EG's every other week? is it necessary to have 10 pairs of each? is it necessary to have 8 different suits?

    i don't think it's a question of necessity...that line of reasoning doesn't really exist in this forum. it's a question of what people want and like.

    as for why people sleep in their denim or resist washing them for months...i think that's to achieve maxium contrast in denim fading in the shortest amount of time. again, it's an aesthetic choice that bleeds into your lifestyle.

    Some working professionals can wear jeans 5 days a week. for example, if you are in an engineering/tech related job, most likely you can wear denim all the time. In those cases I would argue that denim is probably the most practical purchase in lieu of trousers.
     
  18. Fuuma

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    I would seriously like to understand the psyche of someone who sleeps in jeans, takes baths in them, doesn't wash them for months (totally disgusting) and has 45 pairs. In posing the question it might prove to shed some light on that matter. But, I wont lie and say that part of me would like to see them buy other pants..the age thing is a total cop out. What happens when you turn 23 graduate college, get a job and wear jeans 2-3x a week?
    1) The amount of people on the forum who bathe and sleep in their jeans must be pretty low if there are any. As for the infrequent cleanings, how often do you have your wool pants dry cleaned? I'm not going to lie and say there aren't individuals out there who take the "wash infrequently" mantra a little too seriously but I would say they are exceptions rather than the rule. Not that this matters much when critiquing jeans, as they aren't sentient beings who decide how often they're washed. As for the 45 pairs, such individuals are rare but are usually more like collectors than average wearers. I would assume that you would have no trouble understanding their curatorial interests, as you mentioned having such a predilection yourself. 2) As for you wanting people to wear something else, aside from setting an example and contributing positive comments and ideas, I sincerely doubt you’ll have any success at expanding their horizons. Not that it matter in the end as many posters are discerning wearers that make their choice in full knowledge of the alternative and just prefer to wear denim. 3) The comment about jobs is quite ridiculous considering the vast amount of jobs that do not require dressing up these days. Not everyone aspires to wear a suit and tie to work in an office environment. Additionally, perhaps some of those who do want to have a taste of something different before they have to conform to a stricter dress code. 4) As you are probably aware of, denim holds such an important place in the mythology of clothes and its significance is so wide reaching and diverse that it is unsurprising it inspires such passion in designers and amateurs alike. 5) While you may not be interested in the subtlety revealed by the fact that denim is a relatively non-permanent dye and will fade in various ways depending on the specific dye, dying technique, cotton, lifestyle etc of the wearer, such details are an infinite object of fascination for denimheads. How about approaching the whole phenomenon with an open mind? I’m sure a fashion fan such as yourself would only find such passion for an article of clothing inspiring, I know I do.
     
  19. Rye GB

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    Nice reply Fuuma. You put into words what my brain cannot muster.

    SoCal should take a gander at the bespoke 45rpm offerings. I'm sure the prices wouldn't make him gasp, and I'd be interested to hear his comments after a few months of wear.

    That's your mission for Saturday SoCal, buy 1 less chair for your new digs and get some $1200 jeans.
     
  20. whacked

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    it's a hobby, an addiction, a lifestyle etc...

    it's like why do people need to buy JL's and EG's every other week? is it necessary to have 10 pairs of each? is it necessary to have 8 different suits?


    I don't have a problem with aportnoy and the likes gobbling up $1000 shoes, as they have already developed a complete wardrobe AND have the means to afford their expensive hobbies. What I do have a problem with is people splurging $1,000+ on 5 pairs of almost indentical (to the uneducated, that is) jeans while gaping holes exist in other departments. Yes, people like LA Guy (who works in the industry) or drizzt1337 (who certainly has the doughs) are justified to have a higher jeans threshold; but college students (and I imagine there're a lot of us here) who just started out buying 'real' clothing, not so much...

    Some working professionals can wear jeans 5 days a week. for example, if you are in an engineering/tech related job, most likely you can wear denim all the time. In those cases I would argue that denim is probably the most practical purchase in lieu of trousers.

    I couldn't think of a professional and social occasion where jeans are appropriate (there're not many of them, BTW, unless you talk about blue-collar jobs, in which case one shouldn't buy much premium denim, if any) but casual pants/chinos aren't.

    I myself have 2 more years in college, but this summer I'm working at a place with business casual dress code. As such, I only wear jeans going out at night or during the weekends (even then, due to the Texas heat I prefer shorts sometimes). Of course it's different during the school year, but denim never really dominates my rotation. And no, I don't ever feel out of place wearing good-fitting khakis.

    3) The comment about jobs is quite ridiculous considering the vast amount of jobs that do not require dressing up these days. Not everyone aspires to wear a suit and tie to work in an office environment. Additionally, perhaps some of those who do want to have a taste of something different before they have to conform to a stricter dress code.

    See above. Dressing up is not a must these days, but 'business casual' still is. And the vast amount of jobs that allow jeans don't pay that well either...
     

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