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. pantheist

    pantheist Senior member

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    hobokens? tts or +1?
     


  2. NiFTY

    NiFTY Senior member

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    Long question:

    Looking for a jean that will look "slim"/neat on me. I've got a 33" waist and athletic 24" thighs. My thighs are solid down to the knee - not much tapering at all.

    I just bought some Imperial Kings a few weeks ago, and was extremely happy with the jean and the quality, but I've already lost a couple inches off my waist due to a fitness program. Ideally, I'd like something that isn't so big as the King from the knee down. Something that has a smaller leg opening at the bottom.

    Basically I need a 33" waist, a rise of 11" or less and a top thigh measurement of around 11.5" (anticipating they'll stretch a smidge) in a sort of straight sort of slim fit (can't handle too much tapering above the knee).

    I've looked at Skull's (50-10xx) and Jean Shop Rockers. The Jean Shops actually look pretty darn good. But maybe too slim? No idea about their quality compared to Imperial though.

    Oh, and I need an inseam minimum of 36" - pref 37" AFTER any shrinkage due to long legs. So that REALLY narrows it down.



    have you tried on any imperial dukes at apartment in town, i assume that's where you got you kings? they are more tapered after the knee. i would still size down 1 as they will stretch out, it takes a while but it does happen.
     


  3. grundletaint

    grundletaint Senior member

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    need some input on the fit of these spurrs (pipe leg sz. 32). i love them to death quality-wise but i'm not sure i really like the fit anymore as they've stretched out and i've lost some weight since i first got them. i'm actually starting to think i should move to skull 5010 or something that's slimmer with a smaller leg opening since my legs are skinny as shit and i have no ass. maybe i need something like these but in a smaller size. i dunno. thoughts and suggestions appreciated. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


  4. connor

    connor Senior member

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    they don't stack well, try a cuff or hem
     


  5. grundletaint

    grundletaint Senior member

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    this is post-hem and yeah, they do look better cuffed, but i kind of want to find something that i don't need to cuff with these boots. my CvF jeans look better than these and are cuffed (i don't want to cuff everything). or maybe i should just get over it and cuff everything. i don't know anymore.
     


  6. connor

    connor Senior member

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    personally i can't stand my jeans stacking like that. if you want to stack do it with jeans with a smaller leg opening so they stack even..
     


  7. grundletaint

    grundletaint Senior member

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    i can't either and i'm not sure what i should get. i've always feared the taper but now i think it's time to head that direction.
     


  8. connor

    connor Senior member

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    just because a pair of jeans has a taper doesn't mean you're gonna come out looking like a little scene kid... i mean most of these tapers aren't noticable at all
     


  9. grundletaint

    grundletaint Senior member

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    i agree. i think it's more that i've come to embrace my chicken legs and it's time to go the slim route instead of straight-leg. i guess the big question is what to get now in the NS/5010/dior arena.
     


  10. connor

    connor Senior member

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    my next pair of jeans will probably be 5010s. my friend has a pair that are absolutely beautiful.
     


  11. DECEMBER

    DECEMBER Senior member

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    How do you know if a pair of jeans are too tight?
    I just got a pair of 3sixteen slim fitting jeans
    Waist fits perfect, but around the knee joint area it's bursting at the seams a little when I sit or squat.

    Will this stretch out in a week or will I end up ripping the jeans?

    These are my first pair of slim-fit jeans which is why I ask
     


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    my next pair of jeans will probably be 5010s. my friend has a pair that are absolutely beautiful.

    +1, I love my 5010s. I've embraced the stacks though. They look a bit hideous at first, but as the denim softens, they look a lot better.

    A note on the 5010s though, I've had a couple of issues with pocket stitching coming loose, on both back pockets and one of the fronts. Nothing a quick trip to a tailor , can't fix, or even DIY if you're confident. But something to keep an eye on. (my right pocket went first, fixed it, then the next week the right went [​IMG] )
     


  13. grundletaint

    grundletaint Senior member

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    you have fit pics of them with those W+H boots?
     


  14. Lachy

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    you have fit pics of them with those W+H boots?

    Copied from WYWTD from a week or so ago. Not great shots though, sorry. For reference, I'm 6'0. Jeans are 7 months old, no wash, semi regular (2 - 3 times a week), stupid work dress code!

    Yesterday: Boring afternoon, time for a beer!

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    Cheers

    Sweater Nice Collective
    Henley AA
    Jeans Skull 5010
    Belt KMW (no vis)
    Boots W+H
     


  15. grundletaint

    grundletaint Senior member

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    those look good. how'd you size them?


    edit: NVM. i pulled the trigger.
     


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