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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. AR_Six

    AR_Six Senior member

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    Even on jeans that do fit, stretching seems to gradually produce some hip flare. My Mics are a good example. Fortunately they're not tight anywhere so it doesn't look bad at all in motion.
     
  2. Pangolin

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    Is hemming raw denim any different from getting trousers/chinos hemmed? Should I drive 30 minutes and then spend 20 minutes looking for parking to get them hemmed at Self Edge or get them hemmed at the place where I get my other pants/shirts altered? Would it make a difference?

    Only if you want your hem chainstitched (and get some fancy-looking roping effect). If you don't care about the kind of stitching, any tailor can do it for you.
     
  3. JohnnyLaw

    JohnnyLaw Senior member

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    - NDG Classic: medium - high rise. A tad slimmer than the NS and only come in even size, so size up if you're in between sizes.

    Actually, NDG Classics are a bit fuller than New Standards, with more room and the thighs and less taper from the knee down. They are also quite hard to fade.

    People keep saying they are medium/high rise but the front rise is only about 0.5" higher than New Standards. Back rise is only a bit higher as well. They are by no means "dad jeans".
     
  4. Innocent Bystander

    Innocent Bystander Well-Known Member

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    Ok, stupid question. I'm breaking in a pair of Nudie Average Joe's. Worn them two days so far. Right underneath the back pockets, kind of where my leg ends and my butt starts, the excess denim folds upward. Is that normal? It's very uncomfortable.

    On another note. The jeans are just a tad too long. I don't cuff them, but fold them up about 1/2 inch on the bottom. Just the little hem part. Will that leave any funky long lasting marks? How about regular cuffing? Does that leave marks if you end up wearing them uncuffed?
     
  5. whacked

    whacked Senior member

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    Are monkstraps too MCish?

    Dunno, who looks pretty oldman-ish wearing his monks.

    Actually, NDG Classics are a bit fuller than New Standards, with more room and the thighs and less taper from the knee down. They are also quite hard to fade.

    People keep saying they are medium/high rise but the front rise is only about 0.5" higher than New Standards. Back rise is only a bit higher as well. They are by no means "dad jeans".


    Point taken. The NS would be considered medium rise by most though.
     
  6. whodini

    whodini Senior member

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    Dunno, who looks pretty oldman-ish wearing his monks.
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  7. wmmk

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    Hip flare is a sign of any combination of a few things: 1) The jeans simply do not fit you properly. 2) The jeans are still very new and stiff and therefore do not drape the way the will after a few months of wear. You can play around with how you wear them (either lower or higher on your waist) and go with what works or wear them out until the denim becomes soft enough to reduce noticeable flair. Or... admit they simply will not fit you the way you had in mind and return them.
    Thanks much for the advice. If #1 is the case, then that's kind of an issue, since I've never found any jeans with NO hip flare. The NC's are probably the best pair I've ever had, and I worry that anything slimmer would make my thighs look like sausages. I have absolutely no arse, big quads, relatively small hamstrings, moderately big calves, and scrawny ankles. That makes it hard to find jeans that fit perfectly in the top block without being too tight in the legs. Would squats help? Anyway, even in the 4 days I've had the NC's, the hip flare has essentially become invisible from the front. It's just a bit apparent when looking from the back. I really do appreciate the advice, though. (And I dig the monkstraps. You should try wearing them unstrapped like those crazy Milanese guys on the Sartorialist)
     
  8. theom-

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    I recently bought some NC's that were lightly used and the color is great. I can button up the waist and the waist is perfect but the legs are a bit tight to my liking. How much will theyy stretch out in the thigh and calf? Can i hand stretch the thigh and calf? Suggestions?
     
  9. whacked

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    ^ Thighs and calves usually don't stretch much, but you can always try spraying water over the problem areas. The denim will become softer over time, which helps as well.
     
  10. whodini

    whodini Senior member

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    I recently bought some NC's that were lightly used and the color is great. I can button up the waist and the waist is perfect but the legs are a bit tight to my liking. How much will theyy stretch out in the thigh and calf? Can i hand stretch the thigh and calf? Suggestions?
    Do you even bother searching this thread?
     
  11. theom-

    theom- Senior member

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    Do you even bother searching this thread?

    Yes because i will read over 150 pages full of posts.
     
  12. whodini

    whodini Senior member

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    Yes because i will read over 150 pages full of posts.
    Funny, I could swear this thread, and this entire forum as a matter of fact, has a search function.
     
  13. bohn

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    I am looking to get Samurai S512XXBC .. I am a 31 in Studio D'Artisan D1002. Should I get a 31 or 32? I am told they run small.
     
  14. mrkr0

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    These are 32s, I'm pretty sure I'm going to have to size down in these APCs, but I'm not sure if I should go for the 30s or 31s. Any thoughts?
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    So I have a pair of Nudie Dry Blacks. After about 8 months of wear I washed them and they have gotten a bit lighter. In the honey combs area the black has been taken out and now there is a very dark blue. No real contrast but they are getting broken in. I am wondering how much more should I wear them before I break them in? One of the best pairs of Dry Blacks I have seen was washed 3 times in a year, so should I follow suit?
     
  16. whodini

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    These are 32s, I'm pretty sure I'm going to have to size down in these APCs, but I'm not sure if I should go for the 30s or 31s. Any thoughts?
    It'd help to know what waist size you usually get and also if those are NS or Rescues.
    So I have a pair of Nudie Dry Blacks. After about 8 months of wear I washed them and they have gotten a bit lighter. In the honey combs area the black has been taken out and now there is a very dark blue. No real contrast but they are getting broken in. I am wondering how much more should I wear them before I break them in? One of the best pairs of Dry Blacks I have seen was washed 3 times in a year, so should I follow suit?
    You just gotta keep wearing them in and a four more months wouldn't hurt.

    The problem is that sometimes people expect to have these incredibly faded jeans the day they hit six months and it just don't work that way. On a few pairs of mine after the six-month soak it seemed like it took a few more months before they REALLY started to fade.
     
  17. acw816

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    i just got these routes in size 30 (true to size) what do you guys think of the fit? i still have to get them hemmed.

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  18. mrkr0

    mrkr0 New Member

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    It'd help to know what waist size you usually get and also if those are NS or Rescues.

    I usually wear 33s in Levi's. Those are New Standards. Besides having about an inch of room in the waist, they felt very baggy in the legs. Will that be fixed if I size properly, or should I try the New Cures? For comparison, 514s in 33s feel pretty baggy as well. I probably should've asked these questions before ordering, but oh well. Thanks for responding.
     
  19. Get Smart

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    i just got these routes in size 30 (true to size) what do you guys think of the fit? i still have to get them hemmed.

    tbh, I think they look a bit big on you. does the waist fit fine? the rest of it looks loose, which is ok if you want it like that, but ideally you could go down a size
     
  20. whodini

    whodini Senior member

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    Well, you should have sized down two on the APC NS. That's the golden rule. If they still feel baggy in the legs then yeah, NC is your next option if you're sticking with APC. If 514s feel baggy to you then you should probably go straight to NC sized down one two depending on how tight you want them to be in the waist/want them to stretch. Go to http://contextclothing.com/ and check out the measurements so you can compare them to your NS.
     

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