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Gustin Appreciation Thread

mhip

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I just got the Italian basket weave trousers in...
I'm a normal 31, so I thought I'd be more than safe with their 32.
TIGHT. I'm going to dip the waist in water, put them on, do some power squats and hope for the best.
 

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The factory these came out of sewed up EVERYTHING about a half size too small. I've now gotten 5 pairs from this last batch and they're all a bit too snug. Also notice that: they used the wrong colored patch, only 3 buttons in the button fly vs. 4, and the double belt loop across the back seam instead of the usual 1. I got an RMA number for 3 of mine but decided to eff it, I'll just keep them as I'm also losing weight to prep for an upcoming surgery. FTR, I got the basketweave, umber, and a linen? Also the sulphur black and the grandrelle (with a couple more in production). I haven't bought any pants in awhile and was looking to vary up the game a little. Maybe I went overboard.
 

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Side note: Almost backed the joggers but my gf gave me a hard no. :( On the other hand, I just realized that joggers (other than the drawstring waist) are basically the same silhouette we had back in high school with our tight rolled jeans. So I'm bringing back tight rolls. When the trend is fully passed, I can just not tight roll them and the pants are just fine. :D
 

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Is the basketweave you guys are referring to this one:


I took receipt of the #92 Monster Sashiko Dobby 5-pocket and the Twisted Yarn Fleece Sweatpants, but haven't had a chance to measure or take pics yet. The sashiko feels a little slimmer and might be too slim if hot washed. The sweatpants feel a little big. I think I missed they were a poly blend, so unlikely to shrink as much as cotton in the wash. Haven't had a chance to wear the latter yet, as it's still been pretty warm here. Today it's 90 F.
 

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Just got my "1st pair" of Gustin's technically my second but I ordered the wrong size on the 1st. The 2nd pair was a Memorial day mystery pair and ended up being the same thing as my first pair so.. yeah.

I guess I'll need to wash them a few times before I get them hemmed (7 inches too long now). Hoping there is little shrinkage or they won't fit either. I'm not the body shape or weight probably for these anymore.

I really like some of the colors/styles they have but can't see myself buying too many more at the prices, shipping, tailoring asked/needed.

The Greensboro pair I got just seem like regular button fly jeans. Being new to "not sure what this is called but jeans above Levi's or Land's End) I expected something different.

For now I'll probably just stick with my 541 Levi's or pick up Spier and Mackay.
 

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Just got my "1st pair" of Gustin's technically my second but I ordered the wrong size on the 1st. The 2nd pair was a Memorial day mystery pair and ended up being the same thing as my first pair so.. yeah.

I guess I'll need to wash them a few times before I get them hemmed (7 inches too long now). Hoping there is little shrinkage or they won't fit either. I'm not the body shape or weight probably for these anymore.

I really like some of the colors/styles they have but can't see myself buying too many more at the prices, shipping, tailoring asked/needed.

The Greensboro pair I got just seem like regular button fly jeans. Being new to "not sure what this is called but jeans above Levi's or Land's End) I expected something different.

For now I'll probably just stick with my 541 Levi's or pick up Spier and Mackay.
If you can't tell the difference immediately and you don't want to wait to see the patina of raw and/or selvedge jeans than they might not be for you, especially if you can't nail down the fit. It will be cheaper for you in the long run not diving into the rabbit hole on them.
 

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If you can't tell the difference immediately and you don't want to wait to see the patina of raw and/or selvedge jeans than they might not be for you, especially if you can't nail down the fit. It will be cheaper for you in the long run not diving into the rabbit hole on them.
Well I still have a mystery 5 pocket coming so we'll see. I plan on breaking in the pair I have and seeing if I change my mind, bought more as an experiment into selvedge (not sure I understand the difference truly). I do see the difference in some of the great colors/patterns offered but $160 jeans just aren't for me. I just want more than varying shades or blue and black.
 

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Well I still have a mystery 5 pocket coming so we'll see. I plan on breaking in the pair I have and seeing if I change my mind, bought more as an experiment into selvedge (not sure I understand the difference truly). I do see the difference in some of the great colors/patterns offered but $160 jeans just aren't for me. I just want more than varying shades or blue and black.
Agreed. I also want more than varying shades of blue. Though I do like my blue postal ones.

Most of my other ones have some slub or differentiating characteristic to them, e.g., left-hand twill, super lightweight (7 oz.), otherwise I actually like their non-denim options better, but wish there were more non 5-pocket options.
 

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Agreed. I also want more than varying shades of blue. Though I do like my blue postal ones.

Most of my other ones have some slub or differentiating characteristic to them, e.g., left-hand twill, super lightweight (7 oz.), otherwise I actually like their non-denim options better, but wish there were more non 5-pocket options.
I email Gustin all the time telling them the same thing. Send them an email and let them know your thoughts.
Regarding "raw" and selvedge denim that Genericuser1 mentions, not all raw denim is selvedge. If you don't plan on cuffing it, and have no great desire to have the selvedge edge on half the seams, you can get non-selvedge raw denim for cheaper than selvedge.
Also, it has been my experience that most raw denim won't start showing any type of fading or special characteristics of raw denim until you wear it at least 50 days. That is just a general observation, but you probably won't notice anything special about raw denim if you wear it for a month and wash it every week.
 

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Just got my "1st pair" of Gustin's technically my second but I ordered the wrong size on the 1st. The 2nd pair was a Memorial day mystery pair and ended up being the same thing as my first pair so.. yeah.

I guess I'll need to wash them a few times before I get them hemmed (7 inches too long now). Hoping there is little shrinkage or they won't fit either. I'm not the body shape or weight probably for these anymore.

I really like some of the colors/styles they have but can't see myself buying too many more at the prices, shipping, tailoring asked/needed.

The Greensboro pair I got just seem like regular button fly jeans. Being new to "not sure what this is called but jeans above Levi's or Land's End) I expected something different.

For now I'll probably just stick with my 541 Levi's or pick up Spier and Mackay.
Greensboro were my first pair of raw denim too. Got them about a year and a half ago and worn them pretty much every seasonally appropriate day since. My inseam shrunk about an inch on first wash. Give them a shot though, I've fallen in love with them. Like you, I totally didn't see the appeal at first. It's kinda fun to see them age, and they have kind of started to form to my body and see where the most prominent fade spots are.
 

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Right now I'm wearing them in the evening and will wash them in a week or two. I want to have a couple of cold wash/line dry before I take them for hemming.

@RobotUser63 Did you get any dye transfer from the Greensboro?
 

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