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I have a jean...(The Ultimate Jean Thread For Beginners) - ask questions here.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by whodini, Jan 28, 2008.

  1. Jompso

    Jompso Senior member

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    Yes, any combination of the two. Thighs can be too big to pull the jeans up to where they were made to sit, or they're sitting at where they should be and the crotch (rise) hangs too low for your natural waistline. Either of these would contribute to lack of mobility.
     
  2. Jompso

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    Thighs will barely stretch at all, this is why that is arguably the most important measurement when purchasing a pair of jeans. Try different year fits of the 501s if your set on Levi's. The 1955 501s might be a good fit for you. Just make sure you get the thigh sizing right first before you worry about waist size. Levi's may not be the best fit for you and you may need to broaden your search. There are plenty of great jeans out there with wider top blocks.
     
  3. Jompso

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    If they are a true straight fit then you should be fine. A straight fit means there is most likely .75 of an inch or less of a taper from the knee to the hem, so taking 4 inches off a straight fit jean won't make any significant difference in the hem opening. You should be fine, just double check measurements at the knee and the hem.
     
  4. Jompso

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    Iron Heart 301s or 633s depending on how slim you want the top block. Amazing denim used in these. I have a pair and literally find them to be the perfect jean and they're 20 ounces unsanforized, so they get heavier with their first soak. The Flat Head 3012 is a great jean with a straight leg and solid taper but is 14.5 ounces, which is relatively heavy but probably not what you're looking for. Try Momotaro 0201 Once Washed at 15.7 ounces or 0701s at the same weight, Warehouse 660s are great jeans but 14 ounces wouldn't necessarily be considered "heavy", Samurai S5000vx which are 17 ounces unsanforized, so they'll get heavier after their initial soak, Studio D'Artisan SD-103 at 15 ounces unsanforized, Oni Denim - Blue Fit at 18 ounces and Low Tension 20oz Secret Denim Tapered Leg. All heavyweight options, should contain your dick and balls problem and no APCs or 3Sixteens.
     
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  5. TheSoonest

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    agree with the 633s recommendation but the 20oz unsanforized fabric you're referring to is the collaboration fabric with Self Edge which was a one time release. the 633s should come out in different fabrics but right now the main one is the 633s in their 21oz sanforized fabric that is super soft and ready to wear.
     
  6. Hirsh

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    I SO wish all of these great denims came in a 23" waist!!!!

    Even when I can source great Japanese denim, I have to get it custom made or tailored!!

    Currently it's too hot for even me to wear heavyweight, so I'm rotating PBJ purple face and my lovely 3x1 Biker jeans....usually hate stretch denim but these are lovely.

    You guys have such a great selection of amazing jeans to choose from - can't understand why girls would want to wear 7 for all Mankind etc, or even worse jeggings!

    Men's clothes are much nicer than women's - unless you're curvy and can wear sexy dresses and high heel stilettos, which I can't because of the osteoporosis in my spine and hips..

    I hope insomb can find some great jeans in that impressive selection!:)
     
  7. Biggskip

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    Looking for recs for a new pair of denim. I would prefer selvedge, but they don't have to be. I would prefer raw, but they don't have to be. They do need to have a high(er) rise, roomy in the thighs, and a pretty aggressive taper through the knees and the leg opening.

    Currently I have a pair of APC NS, but the low rise (low to me anyways) and snugness in the thighs makes them too uncomfortable for me. I also have a pair of KMW 1950. The rise is nice, but these are too baggy. I'm looking for something that it sort of in between the two.
     
  8. El Argentino

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    The Imperial Shearer will fit your bill. Available at Self-Edge
     
  9. Mistral

    Mistral Senior member

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    ROFLMAO!

    You sir, should size accordingly, instead of sizing down on a cut that does not suit you.
     
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  10. insomb

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    Yeah, well I must have read at least a thousand times to size down two, including from APC themselves, and it's supposedly a "straight cut"...couldn't get used to it. Tried Momotaros, love them.
     
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    The board says a lot of crazy, messed up things. I would think genital discomfort would've tipped you off immediately.
     
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  12. lmaozedong

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    Are you a moron? Everyone sizes down 2 on APC NS.
     
  13. LivingMyDream32

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    What's up everybody?


    New to the forum.

    I'm a pretty stocky dude (5'9" 250lbs 40,42"-Waist 30"-Inseam, Fullback build, Large Thighs)

    I'm growing out of my old wardrobe and I'm looking for a new denim.

    Just feel like Levi 501s and 569s aren't cutting it for me anymore, need something different that would be better for me.

    Any cut and brand suggestions are welcome.

    From straight to relaxed to loose that is.
     
  14. El Argentino

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    I can't possibly size down two on APCNS, "moron"
     
  15. Mistral

    Mistral Senior member

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    So? A pair of jeans fits if the cut is appropriate for your physique/build. Sizing down because every one says so doesn't make a jean that doesn't suit your build, fit better.
     
  16. Hirsh

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    Well said!

    My mom is tiny like me (150cm!), but very curvy- I'm more Twiggy!

    She looks great in boot cut or relaxed fit, as does my sister, who is taller but the exact same build..whereas I would look like a golf club in boot cut jeans!

    Lots of fit pics on the forum look like guys have sized down too much - no wonder you all get crotch blow out so often haha!!!

    Seriously though, instead of blindly following fashion, especially with jeans, it's really important to get both cut and size right for your own body, not the body you want lol:)
     
  17. IronKnochs

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    shrunk my petit standards in a washing machine a fair bit and now they don't crease where the previous fades were

    how fucked am i
     
  18. Biggskip

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    I'm not denim expert, but honestly, at that waist size your options are going to be pretty limited. I have a pair of Kicking Mule Workshops in the 1950 fit, size 36. They could have easily accomodated a size 38 waist (I had the waist taken in), maybe a size 40. If you're on the border between 40 and 42 you may have to stick with levis.
     
  19. Hirsh

    Hirsh Senior member

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    Generally right, but occasionally BiG and SE carry models that go up to size 40"(at a much higher price than Levi's of course!!!):)
     
  20. Mistral

    Mistral Senior member

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    True, but mostly at an increased price than the normal sizes. Guess this has to do with special ordering bigger sizes. You could always opt to measure your best fitting jeans (waist, front rise, backrise, thigh, knee, hem, inseam length, especially the first three since these make up how the topblock fit according to your waist. E.g. If you have a short front rise, the waist normally is larger since the jean sits lower on your upper body) and then send the measurements to either SE, BiG or BO (or any other retailer) with the request to recommend a fitting pair based on the measurements you've given. I'm sure either Kiya, Gordon or Jay can help you out.
     

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