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. Eason

    Eason Bicurious Racist

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    Thanks for that, I'll look up some of the sizes/washes. My main concern is that the top block is so tight that anything I put in the pockets bulges out, ruining the silhouette, which has been my previous problem. I came across these, I really like the cut and the wash. Anybody know anything about them? http://www.denimbaronline.com/store/...ARTMENT_ID=25#
     


  2. somatoform

    somatoform Senior member

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    I find the APC almost unwearable because of their weird waist configuration: already 2 inches larger than tagged plus an additional 2 inches of stretch (the lower I go on the waist, the more I compromise on the thighs) makes them, in my opinion, the most retardedly constructed jeans around.

    BUT, I love the color and shine of the denim. So, are there other brands out there that have denim similar to APC?
     


  3. Deluks917

    Deluks917 Senior member

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    I find the APC almost unwearable because of their weird waist configuration: already 2 inches larger than tagged plus an additional 2 inches of stretch (the lower I go on the waist, the more I compromise on the thighs) makes them, in my opinion, the most retardedly constructed jeans around.

    BUT, I love the color and shine of the denim. So, are there other brands out there that have denim similar to APC?


    I suggest wearing a belt with APC the whole time it went rather well for me.
     


  4. Oxnard

    Oxnard Senior member

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    Hey does anyone know where to get PRPS denim, specifically the PRPS new fit in raw? I know denimbar carries them, but they are out of stock on the site. I have tried googling the ends of the earth in search of a stockist, and yet they escape my grasp. Any info is much appreciated.
     


  5. buttonman

    buttonman Senior member

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    try calling their store, i dont know if they update their website a lot
     


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    mejoshua Senior member

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    So I finally caved in and recently bought myself the A.P.C. New Standard. While I'm waiting for them to reach me, the thought of cleaning them has been bugging me. Now I'm going to try to wear these as long as I can without washing them, but I've been curious about the best way to go about cleaning them when the time comes. Is it safe to dry clean raw denim? I searched here a bit and read mixed thoughts. I've read in some posts that the chemicals used can weaken the denim and stuff like that. If that's the case then is it better that I hand wash them and then air dry them?
     


  7. stickonatree

    stickonatree Senior member

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    I find the APC almost unwearable because of their weird waist configuration: already 2 inches larger than tagged plus an additional 2 inches of stretch (the lower I go on the waist, the more I compromise on the thighs) makes them, in my opinion, the most retardedly constructed jeans around.

    BUT, I love the color and shine of the denim. So, are there other brands out there that have denim similar to APC?


    you do know that you're supposed to size down 2 (or more, if you want) to compensate for that, right?

    the "weird waist configuration" you're talking about is called vanity sizing, btw.

    raw denim naturally will stretch, even if it's sanforized.
     


  8. bobdobalina

    bobdobalina Senior member

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    What's a sensible 33 year old to do for a pair of nice jeans?

    Criteria:
    1. Nothing that requires substantially more care than one would give to any other garment.
    2. Look appropriate for a man of my age.
    3. Less than, say, $300.
    4. Trim, but in good taste. Nothing to reduce my sperm count.
    5. Make my (relatively) fit body look good.

    Thanks.

    I am in Manhattan
     


  9. JOA

    JOA Senior member

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    PC--New Standard or Rescue cut. Roughly $120 @ Denim Bar. Classic straight leg, button fly jean that is easy to take care of.
     


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    Serg Senior member

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    APC--New Standard or Rescue cut. Roughly $120 @ Denim Bar. Classic straight leg, button fly jean that is easy to take care of.

    uh or he can go to the APC store in soho and try them on...
     


  11. Brian278

    Brian278 Senior member

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    I should probably know this after spending so much time here, but....

    I'm looking for something in a slim straight leg, fairly slim top block and mid-low rise. I think I basically want something like an APC NS without the taper, or a PBJ 005's that are a tad bigger all around. 8.5-9" knee and hem would be fine after shrinkage. My LBDs have stretched to 33.5-34" after considerable wear, so that appears to be my true waist (or true wherever-it-is-that-I-wear-my-jeans) but I have no problem stretching something out. I'd prefer the denim should be on the lighter side, as I've got several months of 90+ temps to deal with. I could spend up to $250 if they're amazing but I'd rather keep it sub-$200.
     


  12. PG2G

    PG2G Senior member

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    I would recommend the Kicking Mule Workshop 1980, but it looks like its a bit out of your price range.

    Is the taper of the APC NS that much of a problem? Its only like a half inch.
     


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    So I finally caved in and recently bought myself the A.P.C. New Standard. While I'm waiting for them to reach me, the thought of cleaning them has been bugging me. Now I'm going to try to wear these as long as I can without washing them, but I've been curious about the best way to go about cleaning them when the time comes. Is it safe to dry clean raw denim? I searched here a bit and read mixed thoughts. I've read in some posts that the chemicals used can weaken the denim and stuff like that. If that's the case then is it better that I hand wash them and then air dry them?

    Dry clean them, and insist that they're dry cleaned. I know of at least one place that launders all jeans, whether they're for dry cleaning or no.
     


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    alliswell Senior member

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    So following some good advice I received earlier in the thread, I bought the 101z in 29 and also got a pair of earnest sewn rottons in 30 so I could compare the fits. Their measurements are very similar bu I feel the Lees fit better, the earnest seem a bit big. The lees are a little tight but form what I've read they'll stretch. They are long but they are so narrow that I don't know if I should hem them? Does the stacking look excessive?





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    Glad that worked out for you.

    The Lees will stretch some so I think you'll be fine. Whodini is right in that they will settle, but I'm of a mind that excessive stacking doesn't look great on an older guy -- I say that as someone much older that you -- so I would cuff for a time to determine the best length then hem once you're happy with the look.

    lefty


    The combination of high rise and low pockets is not flattering to your backside, I'm afraid.
     


  15. whodini

    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    I would recommend the Kicking Mule Workshop 1980, but it looks like its a bit out of your price range.

    Is the taper of the APC NS that much of a problem? Its only like a half inch.

    DB's discount would kick that price to the low $200s. Don't the 1980s have a slight taper, though?
     


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