- Nov 30, 2010
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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!