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Denim 101 for Men's Clothing

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by kaxixi, Dec 2, 2008.

  1. Teger

    Teger Senior member

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    The retail is $210 + $8 shipping. We offer a 20% styleforum discount. I don't want to clutter up this thread, so I'd email shopfarinellis@gmail.com
     
  2. Mr Sola

    Mr Sola Senior member

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    Off topic question. Where do you fin RRL denim at? I've looked online and at several RL stores and no luck.
     
  3. TIEALIGN

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    dont start off with samurais and sugar canes
    I started off with a pair of samurai so500xx for my first pair of quality denim after checking out the different denim pics posted on SUFU and couldn't be happier. I recently picked up a pair of samurai s5000vx 21oz that I really like and should last a lifetime. The best part is they stand on their own... [​IMG]
    Off topic question. Where do you fin RRL denim at? I've looked online and at several RL stores and no luck.
    I recently saw a pair at TJ Maxx for $50 marked down from $215.
     
  4. Teger

    Teger Senior member

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    No, although you can find them at some Barneys (and CoOps), some Ralph Lauren stores and at RRL stand alone stores.

    We stock them, but I'm not sure what we have left. You can email shopfarinellis@gmail.com or call (703) 647-9856.

    Where do you live? I think Blake's in Portland stocks them too.


    ^^
     
  5. PinkPantser

    PinkPantser Senior member

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    To echo what a couple others have said:

    Buy one nice pair of dark indigo straight leg (or with a slight taper) with a mid rise and you're set. I happened to set on a pair of 5ep and they look barely worn after a years worth of ~3x a week wear and I suspect they'll continue to look great for years to come. A really worthwhile investment, if you do wear jeans.
     
  6. james_timothy

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    how much do I need to size down in RRL jeans? Im a true 33, just measured with a tape measure.

    I'm a 34/50 in trousers, 33 in jeans, and went true to size with a 33 in RRL. I've been happy.

    From what I've gathered, the only jeans you, you the ones reading MC, size down in are cheap Levi 501's and APCs, known vanity size offenders.

    One of the best things about RRLs is that if you patient they will show up in B&S or ebay at prices in the $50-$100 range. For me, this makes acceptable experimentation over the web without first trying things on. If you want to work in the $200+ range, read and re-read the things folks are saying in this thread.
     
  7. sho'nuff

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    Your standing samurai are pretty sweet they are the 21 oz yes? Now I'm all emotionally confused, was going to get the s5000bks but I don't know now.



    For the RRLs, I have a pair of rrl slim boot I purchased from sf before summer just for kicks because they were so cheap.

    Turns out the rrls are one of my favorite pairs to wear the cut is amazing. The denim I would say compares neck and neck with any of the similar looking ones from BiG (not pbj, denim is a different animal).
    I wear them tough and yes, they don't stretch too well.

    I'm talking about the raw sanforized japanese selvege rrls.
     
  8. laphroaig

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    Are there bespoke jeans?
    Evisu does made to measure in their own "evisu tailor" shops. You get to bespeak the denim you want (huge selection of about 4) and they hand paint the "gulls" on the back pockets if you want them. I read they even opened up a shop on Savile Row. If you don't buy their over the top fashion lines it is agruably the best classic denim you can get your hands on.
     
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    I'd say as far as entry level raw denim goes, naked and famous is making a great case for itself against the likes of APC, especially since they make jeans in so many different types of denim. I probably won't pick one up till they start making button flys though.
     
  10. otc

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    KMW 2010s will have a lower rise than all the other jeans I recommended. KMW 1950s and RRL Classics should be about the same (if I remember right), with Jean Shops being the highest.

    How tall are you with a 34" inseam?

    The problem is that not much straight leg denim really goes past 34" in length.


    Thanks for the advice. I'm a little shy of 6'2" and I suppose I have a rather short torso with proportionally longer legs.

    I wouldn't have much need to go past 34 in length...some 34s are too long for me.

    What should I be looking for in terms of rise? I'm not a fan of the super low rise but I recognize that wearing pants a little bit lower can help to balance out my long legs/short torso.
     
  11. grimslade

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    Here they are:

    [​IMG]


    I'm not loving the pre-faded-looking knees.
     
  12. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'm not loving the pre-faded-looking knees.
    I think you are going to break the Foo with that comment. BTW, I am thinking of getting some APCs to go along with my Ironhearts and Sugar Canes. How many sizes down should I go from IH and SC?
     
  13. mafoofan

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    I'm not loving the pre-faded-looking knees.

    They're not pre-faded. The denim was raw and unfaded when new.
     
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    They're not pre-faded. The denim was raw and unfaded when new.

    Then I apologize. I hope I didn't break you. I know how sensitive you are.
     
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    I think you are going to break the Foo with that comment.

    BTW, I am thinking of getting some APCs to go along with my Ironhearts and Sugar Canes. How many sizes down should I go from IH and SC?


    What is your waist size?
    What pair of APCs were you looking at?
    What type of fit do you want?
     
  16. grimslade

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    I think you are going to break the Foo with that comment.

    BTW, I am thinking of getting some APCs to go along with my Ironhearts and Sugar Canes. How many sizes down should I go from IH and SC?


    Did you buy your ironhearts TTS?

    (Notice how I'm picking up the lingo?)
     
  17. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    What is your waist size?
    What pair of APCs were you looking at?
    What type of fit do you want?

    I don't know what my "true waist" is, but I wear a 33 in Ironheart and a 32 in Sugarcane, though a 33 would have worked as well. I am thinking of New Standards, as I just want a basic jean with no particular personality. I guess I'd want a classic jean fit, like a 501, but maybe a little trimmer.
     
  18. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Did you buy your ironhearts TTS? (Notice how I'm picking up the lingo?)
    Fill me in. WTF is TTS? Really, I just want to be like Foo. I've never been able to wear jeans with a sport coat, and it makes me feel as inadequate as someone with a three dollar power cord.
     
  19. spertia

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    TTS = True to Size.
     
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    I don't think you will be satisfied with New Standards if you already have IH 634s and Sugarcanes, simply due to the lower quality. What Sugarcane do you have?

    If you are looking for something slim and classic I would recommend:

    Eternal 811
    Skulls 50-10xx
    Flat Head 3001
    SDA 103
     

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