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. BubblyMasquerade

    BubblyMasquerade Senior member

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    MY TURN.

    Acne jeans, max. Size up or down? I DO NOT want them painted on at all.
     


  2. BubblyMasquerade

    BubblyMasquerade Senior member

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    for a slim fit jean or regular straight fit jean raw denim,

    most of these are meant to be worn snug and fitting, which i do for most of my raw denim, but is it possible to get a raw slim denim at a larger size to wear on a slouchy look?

    is this something done commonly or is it a no-no and does not look good?


    DIOR.
     


  3. Studio27

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    Does anyone have a recommendation for jeans that can be washed often (as in after every wear) and not fall to pieces? I'd like them to be reasonably cheap (can be had for 120 or less on sale) and would be somewhat flattering for a huskier guy.

    My little brother has huge hips (~41" hips, 35" waist or so, and 26" thighs) and sweats profusely so not washing the jeans is out of the question. I'd think SSDS or something similar on sale would be good, but I'm not quite sure how well they'd hold up after some washes and his thrashing - I have been somewhat underwhelmed by the quality of the denim on my rrdg's. If they're fine, size down 1 even with larger sizes?

    I'd like a pair of pre-washed for him as well. I'm thinking Earnest Sewn but I'm not too familiar with their cuts or washes. If anyone could lend me a hand with these it'd be much appreciated.

    Recap:
    1. Will nudies hold up with washing after every wear? if not, what will?
    2. Sizing on larger sizes same as with smaller?
    3. ES cut for huskier fellow?

    Thanks!

    note: raws or no machine fading will be "dressy" jeans, and pre-washed/lightly distressed will be his everyday jeans.
     


  4. Davidko19

    Davidko19 Senior member

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    HI everyone, I am looking for a nice, stylish jean as an upgrade to my wardrobe. Im not price prohibitve, but I dont know what is good and whats in right now.

    I am 6'2, 215. I work out a couple times of week and try to keep a semi-muscular figure. Needless to say, the emo-jeans dont work out for me if I want to keep stuff in my pockets. I have a pretty flat ass and my thighs are bigger than most, some pants look spray painted on when Im bulking, haha. I like pants a touch loose but dont want to look sloppy.

    I just tried on some Nudie jeans about 1/2 hr ago at a store. I like the RRDS but the 33/34 was a little snug around the waist and super tight around the thighs. The 34/34 was almost perfect around the waist, still a hair tight in the thighs but the length seemed to be longer since it was sagged down a bit.

    Question is: using the information above, what do you think a good pair of jeans might be for me?

    Thanks!!
     


  5. chronoaug

    chronoaug Boston Hipster (Dropkick Murphy)

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    MY TURN.

    Acne jeans, max. Size up or down? I DO NOT want them painted on at all.


    Depends. I hear acne jeans run pretty different depending on the wash and style. The raws fit different from one wash from cash from shaved, etc...
     


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    What jeans are in style now? I mean as far as shape: Low-rise, Boot-cut, Tapered, Straight, Baggy, Relaxed? It was that low-rise + boot-cut were the hot style. Still true?

    The runway pics I looked at at http://men.style.com/fashion/ looks like maybe tapered is back in.

    I see some people buy super-long jeans and roll them up once. Is this actually stylish?

    Thanks.
     


  7. BubblyMasquerade

    BubblyMasquerade Senior member

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    What jeans are in style now? I mean as far as shape: Low-rise, Boot-cut, Tapered, Straight, Baggy, Relaxed? It was that low-rise + boot-cut were the hot style. Still true?

    The runway pics I looked at at http://men.style.com/fashion/ looks like maybe tapered is back in.

    I see some people buy super-long jeans and roll them up once. Is this actually stylish?

    Thanks.


    its been in for like 2 yrs.
     


  8. BubblyMasquerade

    BubblyMasquerade Senior member

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    HI everyone, I am looking for a nice, stylish jean as an upgrade to my wardrobe. Im not price prohibitve, but I dont know what is good and whats in right now.

    I am 6'2, 215. I work out a couple times of week and try to keep a semi-muscular figure. Needless to say, the emo-jeans dont work out for me if I want to keep stuff in my pockets. I have a pretty flat ass and my thighs are bigger than most, some pants look spray painted on when Im bulking, haha. I like pants a touch loose but dont want to look sloppy.

    I just tried on some Nudie jeans about 1/2 hr ago at a store. I like the RRDS but the 33/34 was a little snug around the waist and super tight around the thighs. The 34/34 was almost perfect around the waist, still a hair tight in the thighs but the length seemed to be longer since it was sagged down a bit.

    Question is: using the information above, what do you think a good pair of jeans might be for me?

    Thanks!!


    if you like nudie, try the straight sven.
     


  9. Davidko19

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    does that provide more room than the RRDS? I tried on both and the straight seemed ok, but I didnt keep it on long enough to get a good feel.
     


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    its been in for like 2 yrs.

    Which? Tapered? Strange, a lot of stores only have straight and boot cut still.
     


  11. Warren G.

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    Eh rly? I been looking around for some 5ep...but with my luck I only see is bootcut.
     


  12. Saucemaster

    Saucemaster Sized Down 2

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    does that provide more room than the RRDS? I tried on both and the straight seemed ok, but I didnt keep it on long enough to get a good feel.

    I think the Ralfs have a hair more room in the thighs than the Svens do, but they're a bit slimmer through the hips and the top block generally, and of course they're a straight leg instead of a bootcut. The thighs will stretch as long as they're not painted on, and the slightly slimmer top block means you can probably get away with a bit of a larger size on the Svens than you can with the Ralfs if you need to (in order to accomodate your thighs). It sounds like a 34 in the Svens would probably work well for you, but it will be a bit tight in the upper thighs to begin with--probably somewhere in between the 33 and 34 in those RRDS's you tried on.
     


  13. Davidko19

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    I think the Ralfs have a hair more room in the thighs than the Svens do, but they're a bit slimmer through the hips and the top block generally, and of course they're a straight leg instead of a bootcut. The thighs will stretch as long as they're not painted on, and the slightly slimmer top block means you can probably get away with a bit of a larger size on the Svens than you can with the Ralfs if you need to (in order to accomodate your thighs). It sounds like a 34 in the Svens would probably work well for you, but it will be a bit tight in the upper thighs to begin with--probably somewhere in between the 33 and 34 in those RRDS's you tried on.

    Wow, thanks sauce. Thats a lot of good info. Id rep you if there was a system for it and my 4 posts mattered [​IMG] Im just a regular dude who wants to self-improve, so thanks for your expertise.

    Let me get this straight. Are you telling me the RR's are narrower around the leg than an SS? Let me mention that Im more of a loose fit kind of guy with a muscular, not fat, build. I Just want it to look right on me. Also, for reference, this is what I am currently wearing (in order of [​IMG]

    Levi 559 Straight 34x34 (Dark grey, awesome)
    Gap Bootfit 34x34 (Black, Great)
    American Eagle Bootcut 34/34 (light blue, last resort jeans. Pre torn and faded. what was i thinking?)

    Finally, not to ask too much, any good belt/shoe combos? I (along with everyone on the board, love the clark beeswax desert). I also like the RM williams in a unique off brown color - problem is I just bought the born hemlock. Should I go for a new boot?
     


  14. billionaireboy

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    Just a quick question about washing denim

    For my jeans, I usually follow the APC recipe for washing which is basically not to wash until the 8 month mark or so. Nudies recommends the same thing.

    I have a pair of F380s coming in and looking on this forum / SUFU, I see that a lot of people soak there jeans more than once (after the initial soak for shrinkage).

    So now I am confused as to whether I should not soak my new F380s until the 8 month period (like APC recommends), or soak regularly like you guys do.

    What is the general consensus or normal timing for soaks? Will it reduce the fades and contrasts if I do it too often?
    Thanks
     


  15. PG2G

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    Wash them when they need to be washed. That's really all there is to it.

    APC / Nudie and other brands like that promote 6+ months because they don't hold up too well to washes and lose indigo pretty quickly. You should feel free to wash Flathead and other Japanese brands as needed.
     


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