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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. bowman

    bowman Member

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    Thinking of getting some APC Rescues,

    1. The range has been renamed, are the Rescues the 'Straight jean'?

    2. I have quite big thighs/or I don't like my jeans tight around the thigh- not sure which one- haven't got anyone to benchmark against. As a reference point- found the Nudie RR uncomfortable, while my Rogan Orignal Cut (32 waist) are perfect.

    Will the Rescues be a good fit for me?
    and what waist size should I go for? 30?

    3. Probably going to order online- last time I checked Selfridges (few weeks ago, they didn't have any APC) and when I went to Liberty in early Jan they only had enormous waist sizes. Anywhere else in London with good stock of APC?
     
  2. GreyFlannelMan

    GreyFlannelMan Senior member

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    Thinking of getting some APC Rescues,

    2. I have quite big thighs/or I don't like my jeans tight around the thigh- not sure which one- haven't got anyone to benchmark against. As a reference point- found the Nudie RR uncomfortable, while my Rogan Orignal Cut (32 waist) are perfect.

    Will the Rescues be a good fit for me?
    and what waist size should I go for? 30?


    I also have larger thighs (gosh, feel like a woman saying that!) from years of cycling, and the NS in a waist size smaller than what I normally wear posed the problem of extreme tightness in the thighs. They looked as if they were painted on. I think you should definitely find somewhere to try them on.
     
  3. bowman

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    I think you should definitely find somewhere to try them on.

    Ok, I'll have a bit of a dig around on Monday. Thanks.
     
  4. nmulax

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    I have a question of the fit of APC New Standards dry denim.

    I typically wear a 32x34 in most jeans (Ernest Sewn, Diesel, Seven), but tried on some NS' today, and am debating between a 30 or a 31.

    The 31 is more comfortable through the legs, and I can actually fit my hands in the pockets; but the waist is a bit big. I'm worried that #1. they're going to be uncomfortable to wear, because even while just trying them on, they were riding up on me, and #2 as the stretch out, they'll be falling off my waist.

    The 30 is tight... I mean, I can button them without a problem, but the waist doesn't leave much room for shrinkage (or lunch), and the legs are a bit tighter then I'm used to.

    Are the 31's going to stretch out, and/or become more comfortable to wear? Are the 30's going to shrink to the point where I can't wear them?
    Do I hold off and wait till I'm back in NYC or somewhere that I can check out Nudies?
     
  5. Saucemaster

    Saucemaster Senior member

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    The waist on the 30s will stretch, probably to the point that they'll be hanging off your hips. So will the thighs and knees, and basically anywhere that starts off tight or where there's any pressure against the denim. If the thighs are tight now, they'll be fitted but a little loose after you've worn them for a while. Generally, though, the leg silhouette won't change too tremendously, so the question is whether you're happy with how the legs *look* right now, realizing that they will stretch enough so that they'll probably *feel* fairly comfortable in just a short while.

    If the 31s are already a little loose in the waist, I'd probably steer clear unless you want them to really hang off the hips. After a couple weeks, you'll probably need a belt to keep them from falling right off. This is fine if you want to wear them this way--I think LA Guy wears his New Standards like this, making it a loose-fit jean.

    As for shrinking, they'll shrink back down a little after washing, but a) they won't shrink (in the waist/thighs) any smaller than they already are; and b) they'll stretch right back out again in short order. Probably even quicker than they did the first time. Plus, you can stretch the waist while wet just like you can stretch the inseam (though to a lesser degree), if you're worried about them tightening up too much.

    My vote is for the 30s, unless you really don't like the leg silhouette.
     
  6. mis

    mis Well-Known Member

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    i suggest 30s
     
  7. jpgm

    jpgm Senior member

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    a question...

    i am considering buying the APC men's faded black straight jeans, as on APC's website at: http://www.apc.fr/eu/en/fiche_articl...f=1C021012237H

    my waist size is 30, and i already have a pair of raw APC new standards in 28. they fit perfectly.

    am i correct to assume that the 'sizing-down' rule only applies to APC raw denim, and that i should order my correct size (30) in the faded black straight jeans? or should i still order a 28, like i did with my new standards?

    also, is anyone able to confirm that the APC jeans i have mentioned above are the same as those in the below linked photos...?

    http://img47.imageshack.us/img47/9693/aa41de.jpg
    http://img47.imageshack.us/img47/9397/aa33bi.jpg

    thanks in advance! [​IMG]
     
  8. Brian SD

    Brian SD Senior member

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    jpgm, I would order the same size (28) to be safe. It's really difficult to tell with APC and there isnt really such a huge pool of information about their washed jeans since most people buy them raw. I've sen the faded black jeans and I think they look really awesome. They're definitely the sames ones in that "what are you wearing" picture.
     
  9. moosy

    moosy Senior member

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    a question...

    i am considering buying the APC men's faded black straight jeans, as on APC's website at: http://www.apc.fr/eu/en/fiche_articl...f=1C021012237H

    my waist size is 30, and i already have a pair of raw APC new standards in 28. they fit perfectly.

    am i correct to assume that the 'sizing-down' rule only applies to APC raw denim, and that i should order my correct size (30) in the faded black straight jeans? or should i still order a 28, like i did with my new standards?

    also, is anyone able to confirm that the APC jeans i have mentioned above are the same as those in the below linked photos...?

    http://img47.imageshack.us/img47/9693/aa41de.jpg
    http://img47.imageshack.us/img47/9397/aa33bi.jpg

    thanks in advance! [​IMG]


    In NS I fit tight in 27 and less tight in 28.
    I bought a washed Anglais and 29 was actually a good fit (not too tight but does not require a belt).

    I hope it somehow helps.
     
  10. jpgm

    jpgm Senior member

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    thanks for your help! i think i will await a response from APC to my long and hideously convoluted email.

    another question, re: APC men's jean style pants...

    http://www.apc.fr/eu/en/fiche_articl...f=1C020412236H .

    does anyone have any experience with these pants? if so, are the legs 36 inches, like all APC jeans? and do they fit true to size, unlike the jeans?

    cheers!
     
  11. OB1847

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    If any of you guys have a pair of New Standards in size 31 could you tell me how big the leg opening would be if they were hemmed so that the inseam is 31".
     
  12. Histrion

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    I am normally a waist 30. I am ordering a pair of 28 from Mauro as soon as he gets one (he has none in stock right now).

    I don't know if it will be too skinny through the legs and thighs though. I never sized down by two before.
     
  13. tweedlesinpink

    tweedlesinpink Senior member

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    it won't.

    Don't worry about it.

    Okay so i've just a question--what, in a nutshell, is sanforisation? I know what it does, but What Is It?
     
  14. tweedlesinpink

    tweedlesinpink Senior member

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    Eternally am i in your debt. [​IMG]
     
  15. jpgm

    jpgm Senior member

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    I am normally a waist 30. I am ordering a pair of 28 from Mauro as soon as he gets one (he has none in stock right now).

    I don't know if it will be too skinny through the legs and thighs though. I never sized down by two before.


    they will be fine. i am a 30, and bought 28 in the APC NS. they were difficult to button up at first, and quite tight...after 6 months of hard wear though, they are not tight at all. if i wanted a tighter fit i should have got the 27.
     
  16. Histrion

    Histrion Senior member

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    they will be fine. i am a 30, and bought 28 in the APC NS. they were difficult to button up at first, and quite tight...after 6 months of hard wear though, they are not tight at all. if i wanted a tighter fit i should have got the 27.

    Yeah, that's the thing. I've got bigger thighs than your average W30. This is why I am doubtful...
     
  17. j

    j Senior member Admin

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    If any of you guys have a pair of New Standards in size 31 could you tell me how big the leg opening would be if they were hemmed so that the inseam is 31".
    I would guess about 16.5" but I would have to measure to be sure. The significant part of the taper is below that level.
     
  18. minimal

    minimal Senior member

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    This question has been asked, but I didn't see that anyone has replied to it: what is the new name of what used to be called the APC Rescue? The website no longer has anything called that, so I'm hoping they just renamed them...

    Thanks!!
     
  19. whoopee

    whoopee Senior member

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    FAIK they've been discontinued.
     

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