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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. acoustik

    acoustik Well-Known Member

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    I'm around 5'5" and my legs are kinda short. Should I hem jeans or just let the bunch? I feel like when I hem them, they look off.
     
  2. ClambakeSkate

    ClambakeSkate Well-Known Member

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    I'm around 5'5" and my legs are kinda short. Should I hem jeans or just let the bunch? I feel like when I hem them, they look off.

    Depends on the jean. I'm 5'6" and let my APC NS and Dior stack to pretty awesome results, but I had to hem my Samurai because the inseam was incredibly long. It's up to you. I've come to terms with the fact that most nicer denim will stack on my (usually 34" inseam, MINIMUM) so I've gotten used to the look and I like it.
     
  3. Gotcha. Do they have any denim-related expertise, or is it just a standard dry cleaning/alterations kind of place? Feel free to PM me if you prefer. I'm curious, because I would expect to have to send any repair jobs to Denim Doctors or Self Edge instead of having them done locally. I know some people are all crazy about leaving the starch in for as long as possible, or even adding starch to accelerate fades, but there's more to fades than starch. I've given my Samurais three hour-long hot soaks, and they still fade fastest of any jeans I own. Also, I think part of the reason so many people have crotch blowouts with Nudies is that Nudie overstarches their jeans and then tells people not to wash them. In conclusion, YMMV, and CtK is wrong.
    Sure. It's a place called Charlie's Jeans. I found it while looking around for places to get hems/repairs without having to send it off to somewhere like SE or Denim Doctors. I figured, hey, they have 'jeans' in the name...wouldn't hurt to give them a call. But as it turns out, they don't have a chain stitching machine. Don't know how well their repairs would be. Also, the brands they carry are...well, not good. You won't even see something like APC or Nudie in there, just designer denim. Quite disappointed in what Philly has to offer in terms of clothes, especially jeans. I guess I might just take the train up to NY one day and have at it there.
    Depends on the jean. I'm 5'6" and let my APC NS and Dior stack to pretty awesome results, but I had to hem my Samurai because the inseam was incredibly long. It's up to you. I've come to terms with the fact that most nicer denim will stack on my (usually 34" inseam, MINIMUM) so I've gotten used to the look and I like it.
    I'm about 5'7" and I can never get my NS to stack in a way that I like them. I was going to get them hemmed but now since I'm out of a place that I like I dunno if I should just hot soak them and hope they shrink to a length that I like or get a normal shortening and keep the original hem. I really like the unsoaked color of the jean right now...so I'm slightly conflicted.
     
  4. Severisth

    Severisth Well-Known Member

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    Anyone know how the sizing on SILENT by Damir Doma slim fit jeans runs?
     
  5. helius

    helius New Member

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    Hi all, this is my first post ! (so take it easy on me if I break any rules) ...

    I've been reading through hundreds of posts on this thread and learned a lot about jeans. I've decided to go and try out some APCs and N&Fs this weekend to decide on which cut fits me. I would probably decide on a pair that I would wear in everyday casual situations.

    However, I initially came looking for a pair of jeans that does NOT fade. Ideally a low to mid rise, tapered, dark indigo, $200 or less, with a fit suitable for a well built physique of average height and 32 waist. I would use this pair for more "dressy" situations, with fitted tucked in shirts and jackets. What brands would you recommend? (some brands that I saw mentioned so far in the discussions did not meet the price criteria).

    Alternatively, if there is a way to slow down the fading on APC or N&F, I would consider this as an option ...

    I know that I'm asking for the opposite of what most people in this thread go for, but hopefully someone can help [​IMG]
     
  6. whatever123

    whatever123 Well-Known Member

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    Hi all, this is my first post ! (so take it easy on me if I break any rules) ... I've been reading through hundreds of posts on this thread and learned a lot about jeans. I've decided to go and try out some APCs and N&Fs this weekend to decide on which cut fits me. I would probably decide on a pair that I would wear in everyday casual situations. However, I initially came looking for a pair of jeans that does NOT fade. Ideally a low to mid rise, tapered, dark indigo, $200 or less, with a fit suitable for a well built physique of average height and 32 waist. I would use this pair for more "dressy" situations, with fitted tucked in shirts and jackets. What brands would you recommend? (some brands that I saw mentioned so far in the discussions did not meet the price criteria). Alternatively, if there is a way to slow down the fading on APC or N&F, I would consider this as an option ... I know that I'm asking for the opposite of what most people in this thread go for, but hopefully someone can help [​IMG]
    try talking to jay at blue owl workshop ... he is super cool and has a great alternative for you ~ $260 a pair. http://www.blueowl.us/scripts/psp/VB...il&SKU=7998100
     
  7. notwithit

    notwithit Well-Known Member

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    Ok, so I already posted in the contest thread, but I'm trying to solicit some more opinions, so what the hell, I'll cross-post here:

    I just got theseSExDBxSxS12s in the mail, and I can't tell whether I need to return and size down. They're kind of roomy in the waist pre-soak. I hate having to wear a belt to hold up my jeans, I'm not a fan of the diaper-ass effect, and I don't know whether I'm going to have those problems post-stretch.

    Pictures are spoiler-ed because they're a) huge (sorry, trying to show detail) and b) of me photographing down the waistband of my jeans (sorry).

    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


    The jeans are riding a high (well above where I'd wear them) in the fit pics because the denim is too stiff to drape naturally. Even at the point where I normally wear my jeans, though, these are kind of loose.

    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  8. uNiCoRnPriNcEsSx

    uNiCoRnPriNcEsSx Well-Known Member

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    how much room you got in the thighs?
     
  9. uNiCoRnPriNcEsSx

    uNiCoRnPriNcEsSx Well-Known Member

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    Hi all, this is my first post ! (so take it easy on me if I break any rules) ... I've been reading through hundreds of posts on this thread and learned a lot about jeans. I've decided to go and try out some APCs and N&Fs this weekend to decide on which cut fits me. I would probably decide on a pair that I would wear in everyday casual situations. However, I initially came looking for a pair of jeans that does NOT fade. Ideally a low to mid rise, tapered, dark indigo, $200 or less, with a fit suitable for a well built physique of average height and 32 waist. I would use this pair for more "dressy" situations, with fitted tucked in shirts and jackets. What brands would you recommend? (some brands that I saw mentioned so far in the discussions did not meet the price criteria).
    +1 to w123's suggestion. I was just about to recommend a Triple Works jean in Permanent Indigo. It's worth the extra $60 bucks. that's what, 12 days of skipping your daily latte?
     
  10. ac_slater

    ac_slater Well-Known Member

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    This isn't something I'm super worried about but does anyone else experience it?

    When I first get a pair of jeans the waist is tight so I can't sag them. I wear like that for 2-3 weeks and then I start to sag once the waist is wide enough. Sometimes if I don't want to sag I will use a belt and wear them up on the hips.

    Only problem with this as you can imagine, is the wide area of honeycombs you get.

    Is this a problem? Should I just ignore it? I've seen people here with huge honeycombs...
     
  11. El Argentino

    El Argentino Well-Known Member

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    I say as long as they're real, from your efforts, then it's all good.
     
  12. helius

    helius New Member

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    +1 to w123's suggestion. I was just about to recommend a Triple Works jean in Permanent Indigo. It's worth the extra $60 bucks. that's what, 12 days of skipping your daily latte?

    Great, thanks for the suggestion guys, I'll try to find them at a local shop to try them on.

    Any tips & tricks for slowing down the fading of N&F or APC denim?
     
  13. mike868y

    mike868y Well-Known Member

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    is throwing jeans in the dryer to shrink them bad for the denim?
     
  14. notwithit

    notwithit Well-Known Member

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    how much room you got in the thighs?
    Plenty at this point. I've decided I'm just gonna go with the 30s. I'm probably gonna wash these pretty frequently (since I'm planning to wear them pretty much every day I can), and it'd be kind of terrible if they were super-tight after every wash.
    This isn't something I'm super worried about but does anyone else experience it? When I first get a pair of jeans the waist is tight so I can't sag them. I wear like that for 2-3 weeks and then I start to sag once the waist is wide enough. Sometimes if I don't want to sag I will use a belt and wear them up on the hips. Only problem with this as you can imagine, is the wide area of honeycombs you get. Is this a problem? Should I just ignore it? I've seen people here with huge honeycombs...
    Not a problem, IMO. It only looks weird if the combs are way off, like, they're hitting at calf-level but don't come up to your actual knees. Also, Bayside High rulez.
    is throwing jeans in the dryer to shrink them bad for the denim?
    More likely that it'll be bad for the dryer if they're pretty new (unless you don't mind having the inside of your dryer turn blue). I think some people have mentioned getting weird creases or lines that didn't go away from machine-drying as well, particularly when they didn't turn them inside-out. I probably wouldn't do it, particularly since any shrinkage you get in the waist will most likely stretch back out with wear anyway.
     
  15. thomasec

    thomasec Well-Known Member

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    Which brand/cut would you guys consider the most "modern" when it comes to high-quality denim? So far I've gone through a pair of flat head BSPs and Skull 5010xx's, and neither was quite tapered enough for my liking.

    Somet's look promising, but I'm not sure about the low rise.
     
  16. _C350_

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    people here really like PBJ. I think that will be my next pair.
     
  17. ysb

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    Which brand/cut would you guys consider the most "modern" when it comes to high-quality denim? So far I've gone through a pair of flat head BSPs and Skull 5010xx's, and neither was quite tapered enough for my liking.

    Somet's look promising, but I'm not sure about the low rise.


    those BSP's are pretty tapered, you want more taper? I think SE has a collab with Imperial for an 18cm cut,

    http://www.selfedge.com/shop/index.p...roducts_id=640

    what's your criteria for "modern" low-rise and tapered? Take a look at the somet 008 too
     
  18. adidasfan

    adidasfan Well-Known Member

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    Hello StyleForum,

    I want jeans that stay looking new as long as possible.
    Right now I been wearing 511 Levi Super Skinny Fit (very dark /rust denim),
    Evisu Puma Skinny Fit Black Wax and Caen & Abel Straight Fit Black Wax jeans.
    But for me those are all expensive jeans that I wear when going out.

    What do you recommend for daily wear (or should I have some jeans that I rotate?).
     
  19. ysb

    ysb Well-Known Member

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    Hello StyleForum,

    I want jeans that stay looking new as long as possible.
    Right now I been wearing 511 Levi Super Skinny Fit (very dark /rust denim),
    Evisu Puma Skinny Fit Black Wax and Caen & Abel Straight Fit Black Wax jeans.
    But for me those are all expensive jeans that I wear when going out.

    What do you recommend for daily wear (or should I have some jeans that I rotate?).


    http://www.styleforum.net/showpost.p...ostcount=14088
     
  20. jangie

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    Quick question: I wear my jeans cuffed, but am now realizing that they're now ripping/tearing along the cuff.

    Is there any way to prevent this? Find it kinda annoying, because I don't want the jeans to fall apart before I can even get a fade into them.

    Is the answer just to hem them and just not cuff anymore? Is there a good way to prevent the fraying once it's started?
     

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