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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. nineohtoo

    nineohtoo Senior member

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    Roughly a 28. At least on a good day.
     
  2. Master-Classter

    Master-Classter Senior member

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    for reference, I'm 5'6 135 actual waist is about 30, so usually a 28 for vanity size purposes. I sized down to a 26 for petite standards and they're pretty much ball breakers, and I've got fairly slim thighs. So probably should have gone for the 27's, meaning size down 3 from waist and 1 from normal vanity sizing, ie they'll stretch out one inch.
     
  3. dan138zig

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    wait, haven't apc's had a change in size, so now they're vanity sized by 1 size?
     
  4. beowolf

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    Found a brand new pair of rescues with tags for 50 bucks on ebay. :slayer:
     
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    Bout 5'5 138 lbs athletic/stocky build
     
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  6. Master-Classter

    Master-Classter Senior member

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    huh, I dont know about that. Maybe there's been a change. I bought my PS's this fall winter, so within the past year or two max (even if they were made a year or two ago). Just trying to add another data point. If there's new measurements and sizing etc then great, so be it.
     
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    What are some good alternatives to APC? I own a pair of Petit New Standards and they are my first pair of raw denim and I like them. But they are a bit too skinny. I thought the NS was too baggy. Below are some pics when I tried on the NS in store.

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    Wants:
    -Similar price range, higher is ok if quality is better
    -slim throughout leg with some taper
    -minimal branding (e.g. stitching across pockets, large logo patch on waist)

    I may consider just buying a pair of NS one size smaller than the pictured pair and tailoring the fit to my liking but I like to branch out into different brands.
     
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  8. dan138zig

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    "I own a pair of Petit New Standards and they are my first pair of raw denim and I like them. But they are a bit too skinny. I thought the NS was too baggy. "

    exactly my problem. tried to solve it by buying the NS sized down 4 hoping they'd strecth but they are. still. too. tight.
     
  9. blue123

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    Guys, I just bought NS and I typically wear a 31 waist. I bought two pairs from Nordstrom which arrived in the mail. A 28 and a 29. Now the 29 fits pretty well in the waist/crotch area. It is tight but I can button it up with no issues. The 28 fits very snug and I can barely button the top button. I can feel the stretch in the waist area. Now I have read the posts and I am aware that it will go up around 2 sizes so the waist should be OK. But my question is the seat and crotch is very tight. I have trouble lifting my legs as well due to this tightness. Is this normal? Should I keep the 29s which do not have this issue. Not sure how the stretch comes into play for these area as well.

    Thanks I am an APC newbie.
     
  10. masshi

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    take the 29


    stretching on these is exaggerated

    when you read people saying that their jeans stretched out 1 or 2 or however many sizes, they're almost always only going off the waist

    places like the crotch, thigh, etc. will only ever stretch negligibly
     
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    masshi Senior member

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    did you ever try the regular PS
     
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    I don't have too much personal experience with NS (I wear PS) but it sounds like you should go with the 29. My general rule of thumb is to go down to the point where you can still button them all the way up but if you have trouble lifting your legs, then you are probably one size smaller than you should be.

    I sized down two with my PS and they're perfect. If I was in between sizes, as it sounds like you might be, I'd go up rather than down. The waist will stretch out but the other parts of the jeans will not stretch all that much.
     
  13. ktown

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    Yes, those were tight as hell. I could button it up but it was a struggle. I already own the PNS which is a little roomier than the PS and they are fine. I am looking for something a tiny bit roomier than the PNS.
     
  14. ktown

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    Look at my pics above. Those are 29 NS and I am TTS 31. I had no trouble buttoning it up and that's why I thought they were a bit baggy. I may have smaller top block than you though so I personally would size down to a 28 and may find it comfy whereas you are saying they're tight as fuck. If it's that tight, I would stick with the 29's.
     
  15. Buddha25

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    How's the stretch going on those 28s so far?
     
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    Is this a question for me? I own a 29 Petit New Standard. It fits fine and it stretched a bit in the waist as everyone can attest to. But after my first soak at about 9 months in, the pants shrank and they just fit a bit tighter now and haven't stretched back out. I'm fine with it.
     
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    Yea I was crushing my crotch in the 28s. The thing with the 28s is they are shorter in length along inseam. The 29s are longer and I am not a huge cuff fan. I'm also scared to hem them pre-wash as well. Anyone does this before?
     
  18. Master-Classter

    Master-Classter Senior member

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    can i just go for a jog on the treadmill in these things to accelerate the stretching?
     
  19. Find Finn

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    I usually take a nap in mine. :embar:
     
  20. Master-Classter

    Master-Classter Senior member

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    er, you do a lot of jogging in your sleep? I usually lie down and then don't move for about 8 hours... maybe a bike ride is in order?
     

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