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A.P.C. The official thread for APC denim sizing and other questions.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by LA Guy, Mar 10, 2006.

  1. rainman

    rainman Senior member

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    Sorry don't have the RAW mesurements as I've washed and tumble dried the jeans a few times since new. However, from what I remember, the RAW waist for a size 29" Rescue measured 32.5" (jeans layed flat naturally) and 33" (if the jeans waist, front and back, is lined up evenly).

    Also, after washing, the waist, leg and length shrunk. Out of the dryer, the fit now is like a new pair of RAW NS in size 30; except the legs are not tapered.

    Hope this helps.
     
  2. this_is_james

    this_is_james Senior member

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    Sorry don't have the RAW mesurements as I've washed and tumble dried the jeans a few times since new. However, from what I remember, the RAW waist for a size 29" Rescue measured 32.5" (jeans layed flat naturally) and 33" (if the jeans waist, front and back, is lined up evenly).

    Also, after washing, the waist, leg and length shrunk. Out of the dryer, the fit now is like a new pair of RAW NS in size 30; except the legs are not tapered.

    Hope this helps.


    thanks. anybody else have the rise measurements? is it true that the smallest rescue comes in is a 29w?
     
  3. Wu Dynasty

    Wu Dynasty Senior member

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    Ok so...I still haven't ordered APC Rescues yet because I don't want my first pair of nice jeans to not fit. Hopefully, I can get some answers so I can finally order them and put my mind to rest. I'm a size 36 in Gap jeans (they fit fine) and size 36 501xx STFs (unsoaked!) are kind of tight when I first put them on. I've always worn my jeans pretty baggy (the jeans I wore in high school were so baggy that practically no denim would be touching my legs when I stood up), so I don't want to stray TOO far from that, though I have gotten used to the fit of 501s. I want my Rescues to fit my waist when I get them, definitely not loose, but maybe slightly tight since I've read they stretch so much. What do you guys think?
     
  4. Jared

    Jared Senior member

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    Can anyone with a size 30 NS measure for me? Especially the thighs. I'd appreciate it. I'm a 32, so i'm gonna measure my current 514s
    Cross-posted:
    Worn less than 12 times, a bit roomier in the seat, but otherwise just as tight. Waist: 42.5cm Front-rise: 27.5cm Back-rise: 35.75cm Width of front at bottom of fly, lying flat: 54cm Width of each thigh, from bottom of crotch to side: 31.25cm
    We could use some standards for thigh measuring...
     
  5. this_is_james

    this_is_james Senior member

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    alright i just found out the rescue does in fact come in 29w at the smallest.
    i need to find a medium low rise straight cut that's just over 8" at the knee and hem.
     
  6. bigsink

    bigsink Senior member

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    Rescues. If you buy your size and wear a belt..will they still stretch at the waist? being that they fit 2 sizes up already.
     
  7. mass

    mass Well-Known Member

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    ok i'm still really confused, especially since newer APCs are sized even larger?

    mainly because i have a pair of hipsters (made in tunisia) in sz29 that fit perfectly. i also had another pair of hipsters also in sz29 (made in... phillipines?) that fit about a size too large. so will sz29 new standards be too big? will sz28 be too small?
     
  8. pcastlouis

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    Hello. I currently wear a 36 in PDC GTO's. I would like to buy some two pairs of the NS:One raw and one washed. Since the sizing would be different in the two pairs what do you guys recommend? I do not exactly like a very tight fit, but not very loose either. Thanks.
     
  9. headcoat

    headcoat Active Member

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    Does anyone know how the sizing for APC's jackets run? I normally wear M size 38's, would I fit into a Small APC jacket?
     
  10. Joel_Cairo

    Joel_Cairo Senior member

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    where does the New Standard begin to taper? I don't like too much taper, as it makes me feel my thighs are fat, which makes me feel like a girl for having such a thought, and I don't wanna go down that road. So I figured maybe the Rescue was the way to go, but when I tried it on yesterday in NY, I disliked how high the rise was. I liked the NS's waist more. Because I have just barely a 30 inch inseam (with proper trousers, I usually take 29, but I go with 30 for jeans), could I get a pair of NS hemmed up maybe 5 or 6 inches and end up with, essentially, a slightly slimmer Rescue with a slightly lower rise?
    Thanks experts [​IMG]
     
  11. poly800rock

    poly800rock Senior member

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    Does anyone know how the sizing for APC's jackets run? I normally wear M size 38's, would I fit into a Small APC jacket?


    depends completely on the jacket. i sold a size 1 pitch jacket that could easily fit a medium, and it didn't fit me. I got a size 1 shirt today that was very nicely fitted. I have an XS lined F-2 jacket that is a tad bigger w/o layering....but the new lined winter coats sz XS fit me very well. It really is a gamble in EVERYTHING APC makes.
     
  12. lsquare

    lsquare Senior member

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    Since jeans shrink after washing it, would it be wise to buy a size bigger than what I would wear? The last two pair of jeans that I bought fit very well. After it's washed, the area near my crotch can get a little tight and uncomfortable at times.
     
  13. Curious_George

    Curious_George Senior member

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    Wear them for a while before you wash them. Once they're worn in stretching them back out after washing should be no problem.
     
  14. drizzt3117

    drizzt3117 Senior member

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    Since jeans shrink after washing it, would it be wise to buy a size bigger than what I would wear? The last two pair of jeans that I bought fit very well. After it's washed, the area near my crotch can get a little tight and uncomfortable at times.

    In a word, no. As ppl mentioned earlier, size down 2 for NS, 3 for rescue for a slim fit and 1 for NS, 2 for rescue for relaxed fit. If you're really worried about shrinking and you're going to wash often, go with the relaxed fit sizing and you should be OK.
     
  15. lsquare

    lsquare Senior member

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    In a word, no. As ppl mentioned earlier, size down 2 for NS, 3 for rescue for a slim fit and 1 for NS, 2 for rescue for relaxed fit. If you're really worried about shrinking and you're going to wash often, go with the relaxed fit sizing and you should be OK.

    I'm not sure if I understand you properly. You mean if I were to buy NS, I should go 2 sizes smaller than I would normally wear?
     
  16. drizzt3117

    drizzt3117 Senior member

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    The rule of thumb is 2 sizes less than your normal waist size, yes, APC NS stretch. ALOT.

    I have a 35" true waist size and bought New Standards in 34 for a slightly relaxed fit. If I wanted them to be quite slim fitting, I'd have sized down two. If you don't know what your true waist size is (different than what you normally wear) measure it, with a measuring tape.
     
  17. mack11211

    mack11211 Senior member

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    Dear Folks:

    I have a pair of APC raw selvage jeans here, labeled waist 36 and measuring 40. What will they shrink to? And how much will the inseam shrink?
     
  18. ironman

    ironman Well-Known Member

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    I have some nudie svens in 32 and they stretched 2 inches. should i get a 31or 32 for a tight fit in new standards?
     
  19. Goldengloves

    Goldengloves Senior member

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    Get a 30 or 31, the 31 will stretch to about 33-34. (this is what I wear.)
     
  20. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

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    The rule of thumb is 2 sizes less than your normal waist size, yes, APC NS stretch. ALOT.

    I have a 35" true waist size and bought New Standards in 34 for a slightly relaxed fit. If I wanted them to be quite slim fitting, I'd have sized down two. If you don't know what your true waist size is (different than what you normally wear) measure it, with a measuring tape.

    To refine that to where it begins to approach absurdity, my waist measures about 34.5", and a 33 NS fits me comfortably -- not slim/tight, but not loose either.
    But use as a starting point your circumference, not your pants "size", which varies widely from brand to brand (or even within brands).
     

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