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. yamazs

    yamazs Well-Known Member

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    As long as keep them subtle you are good. Avoid fancy back pocket stitching like nudies or imperials and IMO you should go for a one wash instead of raw...

    ernest sewn?...
     
  2. Mauro

    Mauro Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    you should PM me and I will make sure you get the best pair of jeans "for you".
    best,
    Mauro
     
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    I would go with BananaRepublic jeans, or stick with the 501's get some premium washes, Maybe do some J crew Denim, Some AG jeans. I don't think this raw denim bs is appropriate for a normal person in their 40's.
    LMAO, I don't think AG is appropriate for a 'normal person.' I would recommend some 501s on the low end or RRL/LVC on the high end.
     
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    darkie_one Senior member

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    PC Rescues, classy and daddish [​IMG]
     
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    I think 1947 Sugarcanes would be perfect:

    No flashy stitching
    One wash, so no messing with shrinkage
    Straight leg, so it would look good on a variety of people
    14 oz., so not too heavy
    Very high quality
     
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    uhurit Senior member

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    Get some Crate jeans
     
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    why are people recommending shrink-to-fit jeans? STF jeans are one of the 'worst' parts of the raw denim experience for the person who doesn't know all the ins and outs... go with a simple sanforized jean with straight forward sizing and not a lot of stretch (not APC).

    also IMO sugarcane '47s are too baggy and vintage fit. I think the KMW 1950 is good because it's an 'updated' version of the classic straight leg, with a more flattering thigh taper.

    LVC '47's would be more slim, but again, I would not recommend shrink-to-fit.

    Crates would be ok except they tend be to be slimmer in the thigh and a bit of a lower rise.
     
  10. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'm a few years older than you and the ones I get the most positive comments on are Levis LVC 1947 501xx.

    I've tried probably 8 pairs of esoteric Japanese denim (at $200 or so per jean) and end up giving them away. I keep coming back to Levis.

    The Kiton rep (he is probably 45+) I know buys shrink to fit 501's at Sears. He loves them and they are what, $40??
     
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    I'm a few years older than you and the ones I get the most positive comments on are Levis LVC 1947 501xx.

    I've tried probably 8 pairs of esoteric Japanese denim (at $200 or so per jean) and end up giving them away. I keep coming back to Levis.

    The Kiton rep (he is probably 45+) I know buys shrink to fit 501's at Sears. He loves them and they are what, $40??


    And that doesn't bode well for Kiton denim, does it?
     
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    raw denim bs? ..Not all fades have be high contrast, many people have washed their denim frequently for a nice vintage washed look. As for cut, anything straight legged would be fine.
     
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    I would go with BananaRepublic jeans, or stick with the 501's get some premium washes, Maybe do some J crew Denim, Some AG jeans. I don't think this raw denim bs is appropriate for a normal person in their 40's.

    I disagree with the raw denim comment. I am 40 and have several pairs of raw denim. They look and fit great, and I see no problem with them. I would wear them whether other people liked them or not, but I have gotten complements from a wide range of people (my tailor included), which I don't mind.

    There may be some age-inappropriate looks, but raw denim isn't one of them.
     
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    There may be some age-inappropriate looks, but raw denim isn't one of them.
    This. Folks have missed that he own Levi's and wants to try something else. There are WAY too many options for this to be going so badly. In fairly standard denim there's plenty Blue In Green Soho probably has the most of what you're looking for. This would also mean you could order them one washed... check on return policies, I'm not clear cuz I've never returned anything to them. Sugarcane 1947 or 1966 Fullcount 0105 Studio D'Artisan SD-101 Samurai S0510XX (the 15oz version... 19oz is a lot) Warehouse (#700 or #800? Not real familiar with the new models) Eternal 811 (might be too slim in thigh? shortish rise? I sized up cuz I wanted a longer rise and bigger thigh, but I have a lot of ass, so a loose waist just hangs a bit lower) As for others... Evisu is expensive, and Blue In Green only has the slim fit (low rise) Pure Blue Japan and Oni have pretty 'out there' texture. (see bottom for my take on PBJ's cut) I've never owned Flathead, or tried any on. Can't get Skulls looser fits in North America (didn't say where you're from?) Ironheart is heavy, but kind of boring to me. Levi's Vintage has the 1947 and 1955 if you go that route. I'd take 1955. PBJ... I don't like the cut of the Pure Blue Japan xx003 anyway. The butt is flat, the back rise too low compared to the front, and the thighs are too slim for the wide hem. All in all, I feel the proportions are all off. It's not a very 'blue jeans' cut. (love the fabric... wish they would make a more vintage cut...)
     

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