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I have a jean...(The Ultimate Jean Thread For Beginners) - ask questions here.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by whodini, Jan 28, 2008.

  1. spacemanvt

    spacemanvt Well-Known Member

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    Probably the New Cure, but NC fits way better in the arse region.

    i think NCs are tighter in the thighs and a bit more tapered in the legs?
     
  2. drizzt3117

    drizzt3117 Well-Known Member

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    I'm liking the Acne Mics, but the low rise is really bugging me. Any recommendations for a jean with similar fit but with a higher rise? I'd like them to be as slim as I can get away with with my body type (5'11" 180 lbs, muscular thighs).

    You feel the Mics have a low rise? Don't buy Diors then... maybe 5EPxSF or KMW 1980 may be more your speed.
     
  3. graduate

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    Figure that this is the best place for this...My first pair of higher end denim is going great! APC NS sized down 2. They stretched ideally, and after about 2 months of wear, they are starting to wear in nicely. Now I am ready for my next pair. There are 3 pairs I am juggling, I hope yall can help!!
    1) Eternal - 811. Now from what I gather, these are 1 wash. Would it be recommended to size up/down at all?
    2) Samurai S5000VX. From what i can gather, these are stf unsanforized? How would sizing up/down be? I know that with Levis 501STF, its said to size up 2, does this apply to Samurai's as well?
    3) PBJ xx-005. I have been able to gather up enough info on these.
    Now, I like my jeans slim, but not tight tight. As i said, my NS that I sized down 2 fit like a dream, and to help even further, I am 6'1'' 215lbs.
    One last thing, I plan on ordering from BiG within the next week. One question I have about that is: Why do they remove the tabs that are sewn into back pockets? Do they also remove the patch located on the back as well?
    Thanks in advance!!
     
  4. Saucemaster

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    Figure that this is the best place for this...My first pair of higher end denim is going great! APC NS sized down 2. They stretched ideally, and after about 2 months of wear, they are starting to wear in nicely. Now I am ready for my next pair. There are 3 pairs I am juggling, I hope yall can help!! 1) Eternal - 811. Now from what I gather, these are 1 wash. Would it be recommended to size up/down at all? 2) Samurai S5000VX. From what i can gather, these are stf unsanforized? How would sizing up/down be? I know that with Levis 501STF, its said to size up 2, does this apply to Samurai's as well? 3) PBJ xx-005. I have been able to gather up enough info on these. Now, I like my jeans slim, but not tight tight. As i said, my NS that I sized down 2 fit like a dream, and to help even further, I am 6'1'' 215lbs. One last thing, I plan on ordering from BiG within the next week. One question I have about that is: Why do they remove the tabs that are sewn into back pockets? Do they also remove the patch located on the back as well? Thanks in advance!!
    Congrats on getting the sizing right on the APCs the first time, not many people do. [​IMG] Regarding your questions: 1) IIRC, the general recommendation for 811s is actually to size up one. Someone please correct me if I'm getting them confused with another pair of jeans. 2) The reason people tell you to size up in Levi's STF is that the Levi's are tagged at their measurements BEFORE soaking/washing. Samurais measure larger than their tagged size, then shrink down to that size (or something close to it) after a wash. The S5000s are unsanforized, and they are shrink to fit. I believe the standard advice is to size down one, but again, this is just working from memory, so don't necessarily take my word for it. 3) I love my PBJs to death, but I actually can't wear them anymore because the legs are too slim in my normal size. If you have legs that are fairly muscular (or, hell, fat) for your waist size, I'd consider going up a size in the PBJs. As for the tabs: the removal of the back pocket tabs resulted from a Levis lawsuit claiming that those tabs were a Levis trademark. The leather patch will be intact and quite nice.
     
  5. graduate

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    Thanks Sauce! Just as an added tidbit of info, my NS's are a 32. With that said, I'll nix the PBJ's out of the equation. I'm really in a debacle on choosing the Samurai's over the Eternals, or visa verse. Hmm...... Decisions decisions lol! Also, thanks for clearing the air with the BiG question.
     
  6. drizzt3117

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    3) I love my PBJs to death, but I actually can't wear them anymore because the legs are too slim in my normal size. If you have legs that are fairly muscular (or, hell, fat) for your waist size, I'd consider going up a size in the PBJs. As for the tabs: the removal of the back pocket tabs resulted from a Levis lawsuit claiming that those tabs were a Levis trademark. The leather patch will be intact and quite nice.

    It just depends, I think. I don't wear my XX-005s too often because I feel they are too baggy below the knee. I'm pretty sure my legs are much more muscular than the average person with 33 waist.
     
  7. tedadoret

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    hey what kind of jeans will fade purplish? i heard some warehouses do, but im lookign for something slim and in a rather small size (26). any suggestions?
     
  8. Saucemaster

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    It just depends, I think. I don't wear my XX-005s too often because I feel they are too baggy below the knee. I'm pretty sure my legs are much more muscular than the average person with 33 waist.

    I can see the fact that they're a true straightleg throwing people off, especially in slightly larger sizes. My problem with my 30s is that the upper legs are just too tight, especially in the hamstrings, actually. They're starting to look almost like girl jeans on me--no give in the back of the legs at all. [​IMG]
     
  9. tagutcow

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    hey what kind of jeans will fade purplish? i heard some warehouses do, but im lookign for something slim and in a rather small size (26). any suggestions?

    Lee 101zs? They have a purplish/greycast tint. I don't know how low they go in waist size (you should probably size down anyway.)
     
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    I can see the fact that they're a true straightleg throwing people off, especially in slightly larger sizes. My problem with my 30s is that the upper legs are just too tight, especially in the hamstrings, actually. They're starting to look almost like girl jeans on me--no give in the back of the legs at all. [​IMG]

    That's exactly the problem I had with 501 stf. It's a weird feeling when they pull on the back of the leg...
     
  11. PG2G

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    Its also worth nothing that there were some sizing issues with a recent run of Samurai (Lot 10 I think it is), where the jeans were pretty much tagged as measured, so you'd probably need to go up one to accommodate. Anyway, I'd just talk to Gordon at Blue in Green and he should be able to answer any questions you have.

    If you're interested in PBJ, don't forget to take a look at the XX-003/XX-006. That cut isn't huge or anything, probably no larger than the S5000 cut.

    That said, in a comparison between Samurai and Eternal, if inseam is an issue (i think Eternals are like 32.5" or something) then Samurai is a safe bet.
     
  12. Bring The Noise

    Bring The Noise Well-Known Member

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    recommend me a jean thats relaxed/roomy through the fit with a taper the rest of the way down
     
  13. Asch

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    It just depends, I think. I don't wear my XX-005s too often because I feel they are too baggy below the knee. I'm pretty sure my legs are much more muscular than the average person with 33 waist.
    Yeah, I looked at your post about the thigh:waist ratio, and I've come to the conclusion that you must be more comfortable than most guys with tightness through the thighs. With denim, what's skin-tight to one person is comfortable for another. For example, I like jeans tight enough in the top block and waistband at first that they have to stretch (love horizontal stretch-lines around the front pockets), but others prefer that their jeans slouch halfway down their ass from the get-go.
     
  14. drizzt3117

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    This is what the XX-005s look like on me... they're as baggy as straight svens or worse. I am going to have these tapered, I think. [​IMG]
     
  15. drizzt3117

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    Yeah, I looked at your post about the thigh:waist ratio, and I've come to the conclusion that you must be more comfortable than most guys with tightness through the thighs. With denim, what's skin-tight to one person is comfortable for another. For example, I like jeans tight enough in the top block and waistband at first that they have to stretch (love horizontal stretch-lines around the front pockets), but others prefer that their jeans slouch halfway down their ass from the get-go.

    I dunno, I always find jeans are too tight for me in the calf area, not so much in the thighs. In fact, I've never even tried on a pair of jeans that the thigh was the problem area in. The tightest jean I've ever tried on was NCs sized down two, and they were impossibly tight in the knee and calves, in fact I couldn't even pull them on above that.
     
  16. Musselma

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    Congrats on getting the sizing right on the APCs the first time, not many people do. [​IMG]

    IIRC, the general recommendation for 811s is actually to size up one. Someone please correct me if I'm getting them confused with another pair of jeans.


    How much can they be expected to stretch? If I get a 34 (which according to BiG measures 33) and I have a 33 waist won't they stretch out too much?
     
  17. constant struggle

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    This is what the XX-005s look like on me... they're as baggy as straight svens or worse. I am going to have these tapered, I think.

    [​IMG]


    thats how they looked on me as well when i tried them on. same with flathead 3001s...
    33 waist gets screwed in the hem size in alot of jeans
     
  18. spacemanvt

    spacemanvt Well-Known Member

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    do you guys recommend sizing down in KMWs?
    i am a 29 in new standards (they stretched out to 32" or so). 31 in most pants.

    Should i got for a 30 or 31?

    thanks
     
  19. dcg

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    do you guys recommend sizing down in KMWs?
    i am a 29 in new standards (they stretched out to 32" or so). 31 in most pants.

    Should i got for a 30 or 31?

    thanks


    I think you'd want a 30. I'm a 31-32 in most pants, and the size 30 KMWs fit me pretty well in every style I tried at DB (and I tried them all...rocker, 1950, 1980, 2010)
     
  20. spacemanvt

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    I think you'd want a 30. I'm a 31-32 in most pants, and the size 30 KMWs fit me pretty well in every style I tried at DB (and I tried them all...rocker, 1950, 1980, 2010)

    thx. I actually tried on some 1980s in 31 and they were comfortable. if they stretched out like a inch but no more they would be perfect.

    Would the 30s stretch out to 32s you think?
     

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