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. drizzt3117

    drizzt3117 Senior member

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    I have the indigo classic fits and I really like them. I would say that they're sized a bit small but they will stretch out, so buy your size. They only come in even sizes so if you're usually an odd size, I would recommend sizing up. Wash before wearing as they will shrink a bit.

    As far as fit goes, the classics are pretty slim throughout, with a higher rise than most jeans that are popular around here (so about mid-rise). I like the higher rise and find it more comfortable. Slight taper in the leg. I would say that the cut through the leg similar to APC New Standards with a slightly wider hem. They fit slim in the top block.


    I think the rise on the NDGs is about 1" higher than APC NS, which puts it squarely in repro territory as far as I'm concerned...
     


  2. JohnnyLaw

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    i have a quick terminology question. sometimes in the buying/selling forum sellers will say that their jeans have the "original arcs and tabs" or "original arcs and tabs still intact" or some variation on that.
    so, what are arcs and tabs??


    Arcs or arcuates are the stitched design on the the back pockets of your jeans. The tab would be a little coloured piece of fabric that sticks out from under the pocket. Several japanese repro companies had to stop producing jeans with these after lawsuits from Levi's.

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    JohnnyLaw Senior member

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    I think the rise on the NDGs is about 1" higher than APC NS, which puts it squarely in repro territory as far as I'm concerned...

    I don't really agree because I think that the NdG cut is very modern and not anti-fit. Also, the rise is still about an inch lower than, say, most Sugarcane models.
     


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    Looking for the perfect grey jean. Just tried the NDG classic fit in a 32, and it is tight in the top block, but perfect everywhere else. Looking for something with a little bit lower rise though, but as close to that color as possible. Any suggestions? The R&B 11 was mentioned in the grey jeans thread, but i haven't been able to see what these look like. My favorite jeans that I own are a pair of sized down RB5's, which I tapered to the knee, and a pair of straight svens.
     


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    drizzt3117 Senior member

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    I don't really agree because I think that the NdG cut is very modern and not anti-fit. Also, the rise is still about an inch lower than, say, most Sugarcane models.

    I guess, I won't wear anything with rise > 10" though so it's pretty much ruled out for me.
     


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    Is there any site that currently has 5ep low down boot in selvage in stock?
     


  7. drizzt3117

    drizzt3117 Senior member

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    Denim Bar doesn't have them on their site but I believe them have them in stock.
     


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    Anyone have a thigh measurement for the 5ep LDB for around 31 waist.
     


  9. Julius Creaser

    Julius Creaser New Member

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    I have this pair of size 34 slim-fit gray jeans from H&M that I really liked until they suffered some bleach damage.

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    Can anyone give me any suggestions on how to get rid of these spots? Suggestions I received so far are to try using gray permanent marker, putting acrylic paint on the spots, or just completely bleaching the jeans and re-dyeing them. What would work best? As these jeans are, I'm about to relegate them to the category of clothing I wear when I think they might get stained/ripped.

    Also, can anyone think of a place to get a pair in the same style or a brand that makes similarly cut/colored jeans? There's no H&M with a mens section where I live (plus I think they were on clearance), and a quick search of ebay got me mostly things that had a washed gray when what I want is a pure flat gray.
     


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    Anyone have a thigh measurement for the 5ep LDB for around 31 waist.

    Mine are 11.75" measured 1" below the crotch
     


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    I think the rise on the NDGs is about 1" higher than APC NS, which puts it squarely in repro territory as far as I'm concerned...

    Theres alot more involved than just the front rise measurement in terms of modern versus repro : antifit , shape of top block , j stitch , back rise etc . For example my 1955 lvcs have a front rise of 11" in a size 32 waist whereas new standards in a size 29" waist have a 10.5"rise. Only 0.5" difference in rise but the 2 pairs as a whole are miles apart in cut.
     


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    Theres alot more involved than just the front rise measurement in terms of modern versus repro : antifit , shape of top block , j stitch , back rise etc . For example my 1955 lvcs have a front rise of 11" in a size 32 waist whereas new standards in a size 29" waist have a 10.5"rise. Only 0.5" difference in rise but the 2 pairs as a whole are miles apart in cut.

    That's fine but the reality is that wearing high rise jeans at the hips means by definition you're going to have extra material unless the top block is tapered really strangely.
     


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    Ah stated up there unless you have really slim tights go for your measured waist size. F310's run slim in the tight. If you have bigger tights go for the F380.

    Thanks Serg!

    gonna shoot for the F310's [​IMG]
     


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    how do you size for nudies again?
     


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    chronoaug Boston Hipster (Dropkick Murphy)

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    Generally size down 1 depending on what jean it is. They usually run a bit big and also stretch a fair amount.
     


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