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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. Viral

    Viral Senior member

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    Hello everyone.....I'm looking to buy a used pair of APC jeans.

    What I'm looking for is someone who has started the break-in process on a pair of raw jeans with some nice fades - no crotch blowouts though.

    Ideal measurements are 32-33" waist and about 7.75-8" leg opening. Inseam of 31-32".

    Please let me know what you got!
     
  2. John_Edward

    John_Edward Senior member

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    I blew out the crotch on a 2 year-old pair of APCs and am in need of a big repair.

    Can anyone recommend someone in Europe (I live in Dublin) who can repair them?

    I remember a few years ago I stumbled upon a link to a tailor in the UK who specialises in repairing denim. The before & afters were amazing.

    If there's no one over here, I can afford to post them off to America, so if there's a recommendation, I'll take that off you as well.

    Thanks in advance.

    Cheers.
     
  3. Kid Nickels

    Kid Nickels Senior member

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    just thought I needed to finish the trifecta of consecutive posts with the lovely turn of phrase... "crotch blowout". the often cursed scourge of nicely broken in jeans the dreaded crotch blowout. yikes.
     
  4. triton

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    The denim doctor is very good: http://www.thedenimdoctor.co.uk
     
  5. misterburns

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    i was able to fit the PS 3 sizes down, to many people who want a skinny fit they would have said the fit is perfect except it was alittle too tight for my taste, i prefer a jean which is slim fit but not skinny.
     
  6. misterburns

    misterburns Member

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    exactly how i felt...the ps 3 sizes down just made me look even skinnier than i really am.
     
  7. John_Edward

    John_Edward Senior member

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    Thanks for that. I'll give him a go and see what he can do.
     
  8. kubrick555

    kubrick555 Senior member

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    I don't really get this "size down" talk. I size down from my natural waist measurement on literally ever pair of pants I ever buy - 29 in APC, 29 in Dior, 30 in Nudie, Levis, Club Monaco dress pants.

    Everything is vanity sized.
     
  9. Qudi

    Qudi Senior member

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    Because it's sizing down from your typical pants size, not natural waist size. I hear it's better now, but when I bought my NSes years ago I had to get 29s while I was wearing 32 in Levi's. You typically don't expect vanity sizing to that extent so newbies are usually wary when starting with APCs.
     
  10. Potsnu

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    I sized down one and it fits my thighs perfect. Waist barely stretched, as stated before; there is less stretching when you don't size down that much.
     
  11. beez

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    It's also to account for stretching. I've been burned before by that. It's denim, not wool. Just because the waist starts at 32 doesn't mean it's going to stay there.
     
  12. beez

    beez Senior member

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    I'm a skinny guy, but in these jeans I tend to feel skinnier than I actually look.
     
  13. Master-Classter

    Master-Classter Senior member

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    I thought thin was in :embar:






    <---- (sized down so hard I can't put on socks after pants go on... waist 30, got 26 PS)
     
  14. kubrick555

    kubrick555 Senior member

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    Yeah, I sized down the same way I always do and they are still uber tight in the waist after having them 2 years.
     
  15. beez

    beez Senior member

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    Anyone tried the white Petit Standards?
     
  16. Spaghettimatt

    Spaghettimatt Senior member

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    Bumping this question...
     
  17. dan138zig

    dan138zig Senior member

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    you don't trust contextclothing's measurements?
     
  18. Nick Lowery

    Nick Lowery Well-Known Member

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    Basically nc are tighter on the thigh then get looser on the leg while ps is the opposite. I just buy nc and get them tapered by a tailor because the flare can be a little much if your not planning on cuffing them or wearing boots.
     
  19. Spaghettimatt

    Spaghettimatt Senior member

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    No.
     
  20. m4gdelen4

    m4gdelen4 Senior member

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    Hey guys so the inseam on my PNS is too long. I need to get it hemmed, but before I hem them should I wash or soak them once? I want to wear them perfect length uncuffed.

    Any tips?
     

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