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Advice needed for a shortie

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Zephyrus, Jul 8, 2007.

  1. Empire

    Empire Senior member

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    I think the ralfs are too big. If i read correctly then it looks like you sized up. Sizing down or maybe buying true to size would give you a better fit with ralfs. The back pockets look to low and they are too loose which makes your legs look shorter. A smaller size will mean you can wear the jeans a bit higher, which combined with the slimmer leg will make you look a bit taller
     


  2. ohmyamoose

    ohmyamoose Well-Known Member

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    This is a great thread for us short folk. I'm 5'4 140 lbs. For me, tops fit pretty good but jeans and pants give me trouble. Check these regular ralf dry greycast nudies out, they are 31x34 and I've been wearing these for about two weeks. My normal size (Abercrombie, Levis) is 30x30. These fit pretty loose and the inseam is wayyy to long so I triple cuff these and sometimes stack them as well. What am I doing wrong, what am I doing right, what could I do better in terms of my fit? Thanks!

    yeah man, too big. I would get like a 29 waist. You want them to be a bit tight when you first get them.

    Since you are short, you are going to have to get any jeans hemmed a good deal. I would stick with a jean that wont look funky once hemmed. If you hem 5 inches off a bootcut jean it is going to look weird so stick with a straight leg jean. I would check out the average joe if you like nudies.
     


  3. berlin report

    berlin report Senior member

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    If you hem 5 inches off a bootcut jean it is going to look weird

    This is true of flares. Is the bootcut of the Regular Ralf so severe?
     


  4. pinoy

    pinoy Senior member

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    This is true of flares. Is the bootcut of the Regular Ralf so severe?

    The Regular Ralfs only have a slight bootcut. Hemming them will not look weird at all.
     


  5. pinoy

    pinoy Senior member

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    You know, I really wouldn't worry about where the trousers sit. Its really the length thats sometimes a problem. I mean, did you see how silly the stacking looked on my last post? It was so severe that it looked like it was being reflected on a crazy mirror. No, I don't think stacking is as bad as cuffing as far as making legs look shorter but it should be done right as well. Just play around with it a bit and POST SOME PICS!

    I'll try and get some pictures up this weekend! [​IMG] I think we may have the same height and weight, Berlin. I could definitely learn a lot from you. Your WAYWT fits are spot-on.
     


  6. whatuknowaboutthat

    whatuknowaboutthat Senior member

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    heres an update, got these jeans hemmed from a 31x34 to 31x29ish. Remember, i am 5'4, 135 lbs, not skinny, not obese. Thoughts/comments please (and not just on the jeans, the t shirt fit ok?)

    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     


  7. drizzt3117

    drizzt3117 Senior member

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    heres an update, got these jeans hemmed from a 31x34 to 31x29ish. Remember, i am 5'4, 135 lbs, not skinny, not obese. Thoughts/comments please (and not just on the jeans, the t shirt fit ok?)

    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


    Not too bad, I think you could have sized down one more size, though.
     


  8. timpoblete

    timpoblete Senior member

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    SUIT YOUR SHAPE
    A GQ primer for the hard-to-fit

    So you're not the size of a male model"”welcome to the club. Whether you're tall or short, stocky or lanky, there are style secrets to making a suit look right for your body. Here, we take four celebrated body shapes and show you exactly how to look your best"”without lifting a weight or counting a calorie.


    Link to the info: http://men.style.com/gq/fashion/slid.../07102007SHAPE
     


  9. whatuknowaboutthat

    whatuknowaboutthat Senior member

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    yeh, i just ordered a RRDS in 29/32 and a Straight Sven in the same size. This time around im gonna wear the nudies long but stacked or cuffed and get them hemmed after im satisfied with the results after few years of wear. we'll see how that turns out
     


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    iamaloser Senior member

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    Off-topic, but do you go to Loyola? It's on my list of colleges to apply to. The jeans look great in that length, at least in my opinion. I'm 5' 8" and I usually go with a 30 inseam, but I guess I just have stubby legs or something.
     


  11. pinoy

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    yeh, i just ordered a RRDS in 29/32 and a Straight Sven in the same size. This time around im gonna wear the nudies long but stacked or cuffed and get them hemmed after im satisfied with the results after few years of wear. we'll see how that turns out

    Start off slow. Don't go buying two pairs of jeans before you even know / understand what fits and what best suits your body.

    Based off experience, I'd keep the stacking to the bare minimum and avoid cuffing altogether. Cuffing creates a horizontal line on your legs which breaks the vertical line, making your legs look shorter. Also, try to get your jeans as slim as possible (not skin-tight).
     


  12. whatuknowaboutthat

    whatuknowaboutthat Senior member

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    iamaloser, I did go to loyola for 4 semesters but transfered to another school. It just wasn't working for me and too expensive. Pretty good school though, you may like it. Take a visit, Chicago is an awesome place to be all year round. Pinoy, I tried the 29/32 svens at a store here and loved the fit and as for the ralfs, I just love the cut and wish I didn't impulse buy the oversized jeans. Thats something I need to work on - actually "shopping", comparing prices and making sure it actually fits before I commit to it. But thanks for the advice, I can def see how the cuffs won't really work ( although personally, I really like how the model is wearing the ralfs in the nudie fit guide with the cuffs ). If you have any more advice for someone my height and build, I'd really really appreciate it. Like a few other members here, I thought I had a pretty good sense of style but I definitly didn't. I needed to get the basics down first (like fit, color matching etc) and thats where Im at right now. Thanks
     


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    phooi Senior member

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    Have you looked at APC NS? I think they are great jeans if you're on the shorter side (I'm shorter than you). The things I try to stay away from when it comes to jeans are large back pockets and too high a rise. It messes with my proportions. The APCs are slim, not too high a rise, and have relatively small back pockets. When I wear them, they look proportionately correct. While I think Nudies are great jeans, they have huge back pockets and the pocket stitching really emphasizes the size of the pockets. On me, it looks like the jeans are wearing me... just my thoughts.
     


  14. whatuknowaboutthat

    whatuknowaboutthat Senior member

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    thanks for the advice phooi, i'll def have to check the new standards out.. being short kinda sucks
     


  15. phooi

    phooi Senior member

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    at least you can say you're taller than me! but yes, shortness sucks.

    Also, take a look at 5EP SFs. I have a pair of 5EP LDB rigids and I love them... material, color, and fit. My only complaint was that the pockets were too big. I believe they are planning to make them slightly smaller for the 5EP SFs... so save your $$$. Please share with the rest of us if you come across any good brands for shorter folks.
     


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