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

  1. wmmk

    wmmk Senior member

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    Well, it looks like farinelli's only has the KMW's in 29 and 31 right now. The 511's were tagged as 31's, but I'm not sure what they actually were.
     


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    givemefive Senior member

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    nvm

    Think I answered my own question
     


  3. mumbai

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    would 1 wash/rinsed jeans have the same effect to raw jeans if both were worn at the same amount for months and then washed? like would they fade the same way
     


  4. Innocent Bystander

    Innocent Bystander Well-Known Member

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    Question about true to size. When you people say you should buy a jean that is your true size or sized down one from your true size, are they talking about the tagged measurement of the jean or the actual measurement? I've tried on 32's that actually measure 33 or even 34. I just got some dry heavy average Joe's in a 33, which measure as a 34. A 34 is my actual waist so I thought I was going one down with the 33. I can get the 33's on and although they are really tight at the waist, they are comfortable. I can stick both thumbs down in the waist line. As far as the rest of the jean, I do have a little room in the butt/crotch/thigh. Was wondering if I should have gone with a 32.

    anybody
     


  5. whodini

    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    "True size" means that your waist measures 33 inches so you go with a jean that measures 33 inches. "Usual size" means that your waist measures 33 inches and most of your pants are tagged 33 so you go with a pair of jeans tagged at 33.

    With the AJ's you sized down one (33->32) which is probably good enough. If they're tight in the waist then they will stretch out.
     


  6. A Guy from Shanghai

    A Guy from Shanghai Senior member

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    Shanghai- Fix the hems. Please fix the hems.

    Thanks.

    Fix the hems means get them shortened? I am a noob to SW&D...
     


  7. whacked

    whacked Senior member

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    Thanks.

    Fix the hems means get them shortened? I am a noob to SW&D...


    Yes. Jeans with fuller / bootcut openings look bad with stacking or no break. Best policy is to hem them to a minimal amount of break, IMO.


    The hem will soften and fall better after a rinse/wash as well.
     


  8. whodini

    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    Yeah, and possibly even narrowed.
     


  9. A Guy from Shanghai

    A Guy from Shanghai Senior member

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    Yes. Jeans with fuller / bootcut openings look bad with stacking or no break. Best policy is to hem them to a minimal amount of break, IMO.


    The hem will soften and fall better after a rinse/wash as well.


    Yeah, and possibly even narrowed.

    Thank you both. I will give the advices. Happy thanksgiving.
     


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    ArliHawk` Senior member

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    I am breaking in some Chip and Pepper Picklewagon raw denim. While I know it isn't APC quality, it does seem okay for the price. Does anybody have these? I know to wear them 6 mos before washing, but how many days it take for raw denim to start to soften?
     


  11. greens11

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    I'm looking to buy my first pair of dry denim. I'm thinking about going with either the Nudie Slim Jim or APC NS.

    I've read that I should size down twice for the APC's (almost to the point where I shouldn't be able to button the top button). Do nudies stretch out this much as well?

    Also, what do you guys recommend between nudies slim jim dry broken and APC NS as far as someone's first pair of dry denim.
     


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    I'm looking to buy my first pair of dry denim. I'm thinking about going with either the Nudie Slim Jim or APC NS.

    I've read that I should size down twice for the APC's (almost to the point where I shouldn't be able to button the top button). Do nudies stretch out this much as well?

    Also, what do you guys recommend between nudies slim jim dry broken and APC NS as far as someone's first pair of dry denim.


    No, Nudies do not have the magical stretching and vanity-sized qualities that APC tends to. The APCs are much less conspicuous (which may or may not be what you want), and in my opinion, are made of a nicer denim. Keep in mind that the cuts aren't identical - the Slim Jim is a tube leg, whereas the NS has a slight taper to it. I think the NS is a much better jean, but considering Mauro is having an incredible sale right now (which includes the Slim Jim), you can't really go wrong with either.
     


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    I went into Barney's and am guessing that I would probably be wearing a 32 for the width in the nudies slim jims. The 31 was too tight and the 33 was too loose, no 32 in stock. However, if the 31 were to stretch out that would probably be my best bet.

    As far as the APCs go, I loved the feel of the denim; definitely felt more "quality". I tried on the 32 and they were very loose. My guess would be that I should get a 29 with it, especially if it will stretch out.

    I found Mauro's thread and might order the SJDJ. How much do they stretch in width? Also, how much would the length shrink after the first wash.
     


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    I went into Barney's and am guessing that I would probably be wearing a 32 for the width in the nudies slim jims. The 31 was too tight and the 33 was too loose, no 32 in stock. However, if the 31 were to stretch out that would probably be my best bet. As far as the APCs go, I loved the feel of the denim; definitely felt more "quality". I tried on the 32 and they were very loose. My guess would be that I should get a 29 with it, especially if it will stretch out. I found Mauro's thread and might order the SJDJ. How much do they stretch in width? Also, how much would the length shrink after the first wash.
    if a 31 in nudies were tight. thats the size you should go with, which would make you a size 30 in NS.
    I am breaking in some Chip and Pepper Picklewagon raw denim. While I know it isn't APC quality, it does seem okay for the price. Does anybody have these? I know to wear them 6 mos before washing, but how many days it take for raw denim to start to soften?
    you don't have to wait 6 months. just wash or soak them when they are dirty. don't know how well those will fade. it depends on how often/hard you wear them before they start to soften up
    I'm seeking sizing advice for Flat Head SE05BSP - Slim Tapered. I wear size 29 APC NS and although tight I could easily button all of the buttons. Crotch to heel/floor is around 35.5-36 - What inseam length should I have them chain stitch to so I end up with just a little stacking? APC NS fit: [​IMG] Thanks
    you would probably need a size 32 in the bsp's. and honestly you might not even need to hem them. i would see what they look lie after an initial really hot soak. you have some really long legs
     


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    you would probably need a size 32 in the bsp's. and honestly you might not even need to hem them. i would see what they look lie after an initial really hot soak. you have some really long legs

    Thanks for the feedback. [​IMG] Yeah I'm a bit upset I cannot get the APC NS's with a longer inseam.

    Ignoring shrinkage, how much longer than ones no break inseam length would you suggest to get the stacking shown on the product page for the Flat Head SE05BSP - Slim Tapered?
     


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