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. Serg

    Serg Senior member

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    BIG had a expirement and someone wore a pair a sam's and washed them every week for a year. They still turned out great. Wash your jeans...
     
  2. a tailor

    a tailor Senior member Dubiously Honored

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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?


    why dont you have the waist taken in?
     
  3. buttonman

    buttonman Senior member

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    i haven't heard of taking the waist in, i thought you would need to disassemble the a good chunk of the top block, making it kinda pricey.

    but then again i have no tailoring experience, enlightenment please?
     
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    greg_atlanta Senior member

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    I tried on Nudie Even Steven and Average Joe and both fit me well in the waist and thigh (size 36-34) but they're too baggy at the hem. What style should I look for next?

    I prefer the look/finish of the Nudie Jeans. Also tried APC new standard but they look too plain to me (and also too baggy at the hem).
     
  5. mtgguy777

    mtgguy777 Well-Known Member

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    Hello everyone. I'm new to this raw denim scene so I wanted to start rather inexpensive. A friend of mine told me to get Levi 501's but I have a few questions concerning the STF vs. the preshrunk.

    First, I found the preshrunk's relatively easily but I've yet to find any STF's around me. I was wondering if it's worth the trouble of ordering the STF's online or are preshrunk's just as good? (I noticed that the darkest preshrunk looks very similar to the STF's, which leads me to think they are the same just already shrunk).

    Also, if I do get the STF's, how do I get them to shrink to fit me? I heard I need to soak in a bath tub with them on. Does that work? And how should I dry them afterwards?

    Finally, is there any way to shrink the preshrunks back to the tagged size after they get stretched?

    Thanks in advanced
     
  6. Eason

    Eason Bicurious Racist

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    Don't know about the other questions, but to get any jeans back to their original size, wash them. Of course, they will stretch out again.
     
  7. whacked

    whacked Senior member

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    ^ Incorrect. APC, for example, never shrink back to the original size.
     
  8. spreadcollar

    spreadcollar Senior member

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    those. are. amazing. fortunately for my wallet, context seems to be sold out of my size. any other suggestions?

    The best bet is a bit more expensive. KMW black selvage context collab is exactly what you're looking for.
     
  9. chronoaug

    chronoaug Boston Hipster (Dropkick Murphy)

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    Acne max cashes are a nice black matte color. Cloak has some black overdyes. Cheap monday and april 77 do as well but they're a bit skinny for what you're looking for. Levis makes the 511 cut (not that skinny, probably like apc ns) in a black overdye. APC makes black stretch cures that are nice. The cure cut (different from new cure) isn't all that tight either and would work.
     
  10. mtgguy777

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    Don't know about the other questions, but to get any jeans back to their original size, wash them. Of course, they will stretch out again.

    But I thought washing them was undesirable since it effects the fading. However, even if I do wash them and they shrink back to normal, how long does it usually take for them to stretch out again? Would the STF's shrink back to normal and stay like that for longer?

    Sorry for all the questions. I'd just like to make sure I know what I'm doing.
     
  11. stuartSan

    stuartSan Well-Known Member

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    I'm currently breaking in a pair of APCs and they're the sex.

    I figured six months to a year would be my next purchase on a good pair of jeans, but what's the next step? I'm eyeing Flatheads or 5EPxSF if they're still available at that time, but still find it hard to justify $300 for a pair of jeans. Can you really feel the difference with FH/5EP vs. APC? Anything better than APC but still within an affordable price range?

    I'm looking for a timeless, minimalist, durable pair. Has to have a slight taper too, like the NSes. Thanks.
     
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    xchen Senior member

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    stuartSan, I'd recommend some RRL jeans. The current season raws are $210 and if you get lucky you can find some Godmother (of 5EP fame) era RRLs on ebay for like $100 or less, which is a steal because they went for $395 back then. The only thing to be aware of with the older ones is that the rise is LOW AS HELL. The new ones are still made to be a bit lower on the hips but they are nowhere near as low as they used to be. The denim is selvage and they are very nice. I haven't seen a well worn pair but I'm sure they look pretty good worn.
     
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    I'm currently breaking in a pair of APCs and they're the sex.

    I figured six months to a year would be my next purchase on a good pair of jeans, but what's the next step? I'm eyeing Flatheads or 5EPxSF if they're still available at that time, but still find it hard to justify $300 for a pair of jeans. Can you really feel the difference with FH/5EP vs. APC? Anything better than APC but still within an affordable price range?

    I'm looking for a timeless, minimalist, durable pair. Has to have a slight taper too, like the NSes. Thanks.


    $300 (or whatever 5EPxSFs are going for) is a lot for jeans. But if you look at them like the absolute perfect pair (which they might be with what you're asking for) that will last forever (and they are very, very high quality) then it becomes a more reasonable investment. If you wear them all the time, it breaks down to mere cents a day. If you think you'll enjoy them more than two more pairs of APCs or whatever else you would spend that $300 on (and you very well may), then they're entirely worth it.
     
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    Can you really feel the difference with FH/5EP vs. APC?

    Yes, absolutely!
     
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    $300 (or whatever 5EPxSFs are going for) is a lot for jeans. But if you look at them like the absolute perfect pair (which they might be with what you're asking for) that will last forever (and they are very, very high quality) then it becomes a more reasonable investment. If you wear them all the time, it breaks down to mere cents a day. If you think you'll enjoy them more than two more pairs of APCs or whatever else you would spend that $300 on (and you very well may), then they're entirely worth it.

    Last time I checked, the 5EPxSF can be had for $210 through DenimBar. Compared to the APC NS, which retail price has hiked up to $155 (~$125 through DB), going w/ 5EP is almost a no-brainer.
     

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