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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. this_is_james

    this_is_james Senior member

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    Even though the thread is 10 pages long, it is worth a read, as I found it quite informative.

    New Standards are medium rise with a tapered leg (fitted lower leg), whilst Rescues (called Straight on the APC website) are full rise, straight leg jeans. I think Cure is medium rise, skinny leg but perhaps someone could confirm that.

    To get the fit you're after, look at the first post of the thread, where LA Guy covers sizing.


    thanks so i'm looking at rescues and maybe cure. how slim is cure and is it a true straight let?
     
  2. Babar

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    Right, bit of an update...finally managed to try on some New Standards in a 30 and 32 waist. Nearly had a hernia trying to get the 30s on and couldn't do up any of the buttons despite struggling with them for about 10 minutes [​IMG], also they were much (much) too tight around the thighs, for me anyway. As for the 32s, the sat perfectly on my hips without a belt, the waist was comfortable and when I pulled the denim at the waist there was about a 1cm of space; I also really liked the fit at the thigh and lower leg, unfortunately they didn't have a 31 just to make sure it was the perfect fit. Do you guys think I should get the 32s? I didn't buy them on the spot, as I got a bit worried having read here that they'll stretch a lot at the waist that they'll end up falling off my ass [​IMG] but if no tension is applied to denim at the waist (as the 32s fit perfect), surely it won't stretch? As a side note, I tried on a pair of Rescues in size 30 and they were still massive (I reckon I could've fitted in 29s quite comfortably) despite me being a 32, so I'd really urge those considering buying a pair to size down three times, like LAGuy suggested.
    Hmm really strange that they were so tight on you.. I just got my 30 NS from Azalea, and they fit me just perfect, and aren't that much tighter in the waist than my fully stretched out 30 Rescues from February (about an inch I would say). They're of course slimmer in the thighs though.
     
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    sorry, ? reposted in new thread
     
  4. dryice

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    thanks for the sizing info, i just ordered my first pair of raw denim 'apc new standard raw 30x34'. i feel like i just robbed a bank. i usually wear waist size 31, but i've been meaning to lose 10-15lbs; the new denim purchase should be enough motivation. oh by the way, hello :0 first post!
     
  5. sonick

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    Do the leg measurements of the APC's stay the same throughout the size range? Or do they vary with the waist size?

    I have a pair of straight leg jeans, that are a tad baggy than what I'm looking for (but i got 'em cheap!) I am considering getting altered to get a fit similar to the New Standards.

    Its a size 30 waist (real measurements). Anybody have a 28 or 29 NS that can do me the favour of taking a few measurements? (Across the thigh, knee, and leg opening)

    Thanks!
     
  6. masterpp

    masterpp Well-Known Member

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    hey guys,

    i own a pair of new standards in the light blue wash, and i take a 31. the fit is quite loose, and i probs could have got away with the size down.

    i want to buy a pair of NS but in raw denim. should i get a 30 or 29, considering i dont want tight and i know they strethc a bit.

    as an addition, i tried on rescues in raw denim in a 30 and they were baggy and unflattering on me.

    so what size should i take my raw NS
     
  7. Fuuma

    Fuuma Senior member

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    Do the leg measurements of the APC's stay the same throughout the size range? Or do they vary with the waist size?

    I have a pair of straight leg jeans, that are a tad baggy than what I'm looking for (but i got 'em cheap!) I am considering getting altered to get a fit similar to the New Standards.

    Its a size 30 waist (real measurements). Anybody have a 28 or 29 NS that can do me the favour of taking a few measurements? (Across the thigh, knee, and leg opening)

    Thanks!


    I could give you measurements for a 28 but they're old and well worn so the sizing might have varied. They're in my laundry pile though so they should be near "new" sizing if I measure them just after they've been washed and before wearing (stretching) them.
     
  8. sonick

    sonick Senior member

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    Sounds good, thanks Fuuma!
     
  9. jmatt

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    Ok - as seen on another thread, I'm thinking of taking the plunge. I've read this whole thread and want to get it right:

    In dress pants I wear a 35-36" waist. 36" is probably my true waist size.

    In Levi regular fit (505?) I would wear a 35" or 36"
    In Levi relaxed fit (550) I would wear a 34" or 35"
    In Levi Loose fit (560) I wear a 33" or a 34" (I own a pair in each size)

    On this web site, http://www.azaleasf.com/apcr.html they suggest an APC Rescue, labelled 31" has an actual waist of 36". If that's accurrate, I should wear a 31", which is a full 5" down from regular fit Levis, and still 2"-3" down from Levis loose fit.

    Can that be right? Perhaps I'm larger than I think, and need a 32" in APC Rescues.

    Comments please.

    Thanks!
     
  10. blee017

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    I just measured my 28" NS. Here are the measurements:
    Thigh seam to seam right underneath the crotch: 11 inches
    Inseam: 34 inches
    Waist buttoned and laid flat: 15.5 inches.
    Leg opening: 7.5 inches

    I have been wearing them for about a week and they did stretch a bit in the thigh and waist.

    Does anyone know if hot soak and hot tumble dry would shrink them about 2 inches in length?
    I usually wear 31 - 32" inseam so if it does, I will give them a wash.
    Otherwise, I will hem them and wear them till they smell rotten. [​IMG]
     
  11. blee017

    blee017 Well-Known Member

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    I measured my 28 NS again right after hot soak and high tumble dry.
    Thigh seam to seam right underneath the crotch: 10.5
    Inseam: 32.5
    Waist buttoned and laid flat: 15
    Leg opening: 7.5
     
  12. thisisme

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    ^^ could you post a pic of you wearing it?

    anyone know how much to size down for hipsters? i'm guessing the same as you would for ns or rescues: 2? or more because these sit on your hips
     
  13. sonick

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    Thanks blee!

    Looks like they shrank quite a bit in length after soak
     
  14. rainman

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    Hey Blee017,

    Thanks for the post. Just have a few questions regarding your APC's. Was there a lot of fading in the indigo after the soak? Did the denim feel much softer when it came out of the dryer? Did the waist stretch back to it's normal unwashed size (which you measured to be 15.5") after you wore your jeans?

    Thanks.
     
  15. blee017

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    I don't see a lot of fading after the soak. I had put only one week in them and I used woolite when I soak them.
    They feel much softer after the hot soak and tumble dry. Before, they felt like 100% nylon, now they feel like well, denim. [​IMG]
    The waist and thigh stretched back after a day.

    I will post a few pics soon.

    Hey Blee017,

    Thanks for the post. Just have a few questions regarding your APC's. Was there a lot of fading in the indigo after the soak? Did the denim feel much softer when it came out of the dryer? Did the waist stretch back to it's normal unwashed size (which you measured to be 15.5") after you wore your jeans?

    Thanks.
     
  16. rainman

    rainman Senior member

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    Cheers Blee017.....looking forward to the pics [​IMG]
     
  17. blee017

    blee017 Well-Known Member

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    OK. Here are the pics as I promised. Be aware that my 5'7"/150 lbs frame can't be farther from a model build - i.e., the fact that I look crappy in them doesn't mean you will, too. [​IMG] I decided to experiment with hot soak and high tumble dry to get the most shrinkage (length-wise) before hemming my 28 NS after I noticed a crease formed by cuffing. [​IMG] Here are the steps I took: 1. Soak them in hot water (not boiling hot but definitely hotter than warm) with woolite for two hours. 2. Rinse lightly (my SO wouldn't budge on that one. [​IMG] ) again in hot water. 3. Tumble dry in high temperature for one hour. As I reported earlier, it shrank the length about 1.5" and waist and thigh about 0.5". Waist and thigh stretched back after a day's wear. I didn't notice any significant fading but it did make the denim a lot softer. The back: [​IMG] The front: [​IMG] Pics of me wearing my NS (again, I ain't no model build): [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  18. rainman

    rainman Senior member

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    Jeans look great on you....thanks for the pics.
     
  19. Fuuma

    Fuuma Senior member

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    As promised I measured my New Standards size 28 right after a wash:

    Waist: 30"
    Knee: 8.5"
    Hem: 7.5"
    Inseam: 33.25"
    Rise front: 9.5"
    Rise back: 12.5"
     
  20. Stylin-1

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    Ok, so I've pretty much decided on the 30's. I measure a true 31.5, two inches below the navel. I generally wear 32's in Diesel and Gap and they fit well. My only concern is that I'm fairly muscular at 5' 9 1/4" and 165lbs., pretty lean. I've measured my upper thighs and they are 21.75-22 at the largest point. Will I be ok? I don't want a painted on look; very bad IMHO!
     

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