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. Elvis809

    Elvis809 Member

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    Hey,
    Im a slim cyclist/runner and I am looking for the perfect jean. I want them to fit well on my butt and allow for a good sized bulge. I was thinking of buying Diesel as I have an old pair of them & I get compliments on them. Are Energie jeans good? I don't want trendy jeans with holes. I like dark blue but light is ok as well.
    I want a really good fitting good looking jean.
    Help me please if you can.
    Thanks,
    Elvis
    6'1 180lbs 32 waist 34 length
     


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    Serg Senior member

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  3. threeonethree

    threeonethree Well-Known Member

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    hello friends i am 6 feet tall and i weight about 60 kgs . my legs are kinda skinny and this summer i want to buy some jeans and shirts etc .. can you recommend which jeans look good on skinny legs and tall height? some people said skinny jeans but wont they make my legs look TOO skinny?
     


  4. BYucko

    BYucko Senior member

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    hello friends i am 6 feet tall and i weight about 60 kgs . my legs are kinda skinny and this summer i want to buy some jeans and shirts etc .. can you recommend which jeans look good on skinny legs and tall height? some people said skinny jeans but wont they make my legs look TOO skinny?

    Hello and welcome to SF. I am glad you posted this question here, and I hope you remember that posting a thread alongside this is quite unnecessary. We will get to your question soon enough. If not, that's when you post a thread.

    Anyway, jeans for skinny legs. There is/was a huge trend for skinny jeans, and I am sure you can find them at most places. They will certainly make your legs look much like chopsticks, but that is actually the point. That look is good (fashion-wise). Skinny jeans are made for skinny people; not portly folk.

    Skinny jeans to look for:

    Nudie Thin Finn
    Nudie Slim Kim
    APC New Cure


    If you feel really uncomfortable in skinny jeans and absolutely hate to wear them, don't. It is best to feel comfortable in your jeans and not let the jeans wear you. You should then opt for a slim stright-leg, which is what most people on this forum wear. I prefer them with a taper (better for thinner people, IMO), but either way is fine.

    Straight-leg jeans to look for:

    Nudie Even Steven - I personally own a pair. Highly reccomend them.
    Nudie Straight Sven / Average Joe
    APC New Standard

    Extra money? Look at these.

    Kicking Mule Workshop 1980
    5EP x SF


    Hope this helps.
     


  5. onion

    onion Senior member

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    Good post BYucko, however just wanted to point out the APC New Standard, KMW 1980, and 5epxSF have a tapered leg, and are not straight leg.

    If you want APC, KMW, or 5ep straight legged jeans go with APC Rescues, Kicking Mule 2010, or 5ep Straight Down Zip.

    There is absolutely nothing wrong with tapered legged denim though... I love it personally.
     


  6. smiley

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    i js spilled soup on my apc's that i hot-soaked 2 weeks ago after 6 months of good wear.

    what's the best course of action? ( i want to wash em, i just dont know how haha...)
     


  7. Brian SD

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    thanks brian for answering, i was afraid my post would get lost in this big thread !

    i'll hold off from washing, but i think i need to get them hemmed. if they're one-wash, would that mean they've shrunk in length already? THANKS teach[​IMG]


    My R&Bs did not shrink at all in the wash, but I wash my jeans very gently, in cold water. You'd be safe to hem them, but I'd leave them a quarter inch too long, just in case - in fact, sometimes just the creasing in the lap and behind the knee can give the illusion of a shorter inseam as it in effect "pulls" the fabric up a bit.
     


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    i js spilled soup on my apc's that i hot-soaked 2 weeks ago after 6 months of good wear.

    what's the best course of action? ( i want to wash em, i just dont know how haha...)


    Throw em in a bucket of cold water, put some mild detergent in, swish it around to agitate it now and again, and then hang dry em.

    You want it to be just enough to get out the stain but not enough to agitate the indigo.
     


  9. threeonethree

    threeonethree Well-Known Member

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    i dont have enought budget to buy these because i also have to buy new shoes and shirts etc.. can you recommend some slim straight legs from brands like levis? and what kind of shoes and tshirts/shirts go well these jeans?
     


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    My R&Bs did not shrink at all in the wash, but I wash my jeans very gently, in cold water. You'd be safe to hem them, but I'd leave them a quarter inch too long, just in case - in fact, sometimes just the creasing in the lap and behind the knee can give the illusion of a shorter inseam as it in effect "pulls" the fabric up a bit.

    thanks for the tip.
    do you machine wash or hand wash?
    should i "soak" these before the first wash? what does that do? preserve color?

    !
     


  11. BYucko

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    i dont have enought budget to buy these because i also have to buy new shoes and shirts etc.. can you recommend some slim straight legs from brands like levis? and what kind of shoes and tshirts/shirts go well these jeans?

    From Levi's, I think your best bet is a sized-down pair of 501 Raw Selvedge Shrink-to-Fit.

    As for shoes and T-shirts, wear what you think fits and looks nice. I don't think we on this forum should create uniforms. Just use some insipiration, go for a look you think looks nice, and post on the WAYWT and see what others think! There have been people wearing very tight pieces to very loose and unstructured items with positive comments.

    Shoes can go from sneakers, to leather shoes, to even boots.. so any shoes
    T-shirts can go from graphic tees, plain tees....anything. So get creative and get posting!
     


  12. threeonethree

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    thanks a lot .. i will check out a levis store nearby to see if they are available.. well i live in a shitty third world country so there arent so many brands here. even if there are then i cant afford them! i have around 50-60$ for a pair of jeans max! .. there are othe brands like spykar jeans here which sell good jeans.i'll keep an eye on slim straight legs .


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    after college i tried to check out some brands like "black" , wrangler, flying machine, newport , xcalibur.. they were trying to sell me " straight fit" jeans instead of "slim straight fit" .they also had narrow bottom jeans... prices were around 20$ to 40$ .. i didnt buy any.. then i went to a mall and checked out jeans by the famous brand " cheap jeans for losers co" .. but i didnt like any ..

    now i will be heading out for a bigger market.. i will try to see brands like spykar , apc etc if i can find them .. and levis too ..
     


  13. onion

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    Opinions on the fit of these?

    These are 5EP Low down boot sized down 1 (31x32)
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    I took the tags off already so it doesn't really matter I suppose, but still would like some input. They are pretty stiff right now, which I think you can sort of tell by in the photos. I think they look and fit pretty good if not great. The only thing I don't like is the actual boot cut, as it just doesn't flow right. I'm almost positive this will be completely non-issue after breaking them in though.

    I think I'm going to hem them 1"-1.5" once I find a place in town that can chain stitch, as my regular inseam is a 30 and these are 32.5". I may not though... I'm just not sure how a little stacking will look in a boot cut.
     


  14. PG2G

    PG2G Senior member

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    Those are only 31? They make you look fairly big, IMO. Could just be the picture though.
     


  15. onion

    onion Senior member

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    Those are only 31? They make you look fairly big, IMO. Could just be the picture though.

    I think it's just the photo. I don't like to rinse my jeans when they are new, so it's sort of hard to get a good photo of them being so stiff.
     


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