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First time trying Raw (guy with big legs)

JohnnyJeans

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Hey guys, this is my first post.. i'm looking for advice, and i'm sure this will be helpful for those guys with a similar problem. I'm in the market for my first pair of raw denim and after weeks of researching (on this site) , I finally went to go try some pairs on. Fortunately, a Barneys co-op at a local mall had a couple pairs i've been looking at which will hopefully give me a better judge on what will fit me. My Stats: I lift weights, my legs are very muscular, they measure 25 inches around. I'm 210 lbs and my measured waist is currently a 35, i usually diet down to a 33-34. I typically wear brands like Buffalo and Levi reds, at a 36 to allow room for my legs. This usually leaves me with an inch or two of a loose waist. I want a perfect fit with my raws. I'm looking to get away from having to do this with jeans i'm going to spend real money on. Tried: Naked and Famous Weird Guy: Size 34 I thought these were supposed to be a good pick for my body type, yet this cut was something i'm not used to at all. I squeezed them over my legs and hips but jeans were SKIN TIGHT to my thighs. They buttoned up all the way. They had a pretty serious taper down the leg. Naked and Famous Slim guy: Size 33 (only one they had left) You could tell by looking at these that they had no room in the hip area, knew this was going to be a problem by looking at them. I couldn't even get these past my mid-thigh area... NEXT. Nudie Easy Emil Dry organic: Size 34. Surprised at how well i did with these! The waist was actually a half inch loose, which was one of the only things that stopped me from buying these. I knew they'd end up stretching out more than i wanted. The thighs were tight, but not as tight as the weird guys. I knew after some wearing these would loosen up. Straight leg down. Also I wasn't sure if these would get the fade i was looking to get with raws. The denim felt very light, and the indigo was not extremely dark although they were labeled Dry. LVC 505 Size 34: RAW isn't the word for these, they were so stiff I could probably build a house with enough pairs! NO hip and thigh room, another pair i couldn't get past my mid thighs. Now for those of you who took the time to read through this, I have some questions. With the pairs like the LVC 505 and Slim guys, should I have sized up to a 36, or just accept that jeans like these aren't for my body type? Also what other Nudies and/or other brands would give me a fit like the easy emils did?! I think I'm getting close to making my first raw purchase!
 

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I am also a big guy, with large legs... I broke in a pair of Denim Design Lab white cone jeans, they broke in very nicely. Although they are not fading as quickly which might be a result of how i wear them. Worth a shot.

Also I heard that Raleigh Denim is coming out with a "work wear cut" which is a true straight leg and not this thigh hugging papered cut.

hope this helps.
 

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Haha, its possible, if you've ever seen someone who works out only the upper half of their body.
 

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[SoCal2NYC]This isn't about unprotected sex?[/SoCal2NYC]
 

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I think a possible answer is APC Rescues. Try to get into a 32 or 33 and break them in . They should also have them at Barney's. In fact, I'm surprised the sales associates didn't suggest them.
 

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Giraffe, looking at the sizing chart, and hearing about APC's stretching i have a feeling a 33 or 34 might work for me. I checked they didn't have APCs otherwise those would have been the first I tried. I live in NY though, i might go downtown this week and try them on at the APC store.
 

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Use the search function, there are already several threads about this topic. Just so you know, 25 inches is not that huge.
 

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I really like the fit on the Warehouse 660's. I found that Levi's 1955 and 1966 inspired cuts to be the best as they're not straight down from the waist and have a decent taper from the upper thigh to the knee at least.
 

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Ive read the other topics, not everyone is cut the same..i wanted opinion on my personal experience.
And by the way, i never said they were huge nor I was boasting- in this case its a problem. Let me guess, you've got quads like Ronnie Coleman..
 

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oh and by the way, I learned I was measuring in the wrong place. 27 was the correct measurement. Did those acnes ever fit your massive 22 inchers guy..??
 

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I don't have much experience with Nudies as I tend to stay away from "loud" back pockets. I'd recommend trying KMW 2010 which has a slightly looser fit. This pinned thread might help: I have a jean...(The Ultimate Jean Thread For Beginners) - ask questions here I have received much useful help there in the past - many SF members are very knowledgeable. Check it out and play nice...
Have fun with, ermm, your first raw experience...
 

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PBJ 003, 006 and 009 are all pretty loose, as are most sugar canes
 

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