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. Doctor

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    thanks. i find BiG difficult to navigate at times.
     


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    Two questions

    1. I think I am ready to start breaking in another pair of raw denims after doing well with my RRL straight fits. I may want to size down. My question is what is generally seen as the better jean, the Nudie Average Joe Dry Heavy or the RRL Straight Fit?

    2. Looking for a brown / grey / khaki jean for winter. Would probably get worn once a week at most, so not sure I want to drop $200 bucks on them. How do to these Levi's options look:

    http://us.levi.com/product/index.jsp...146843.2765287

    http://us.levi.com/product/index.jsp...146843.2765287

    I would wear these with navy and deep purple sweaters and what not.
     


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    Two questions

    1. I think I am ready to start breaking in another pair of raw denims after doing well with my RRL straight fits. I may want to size down. My question is what is generally seen as the better jean, the Nudie Average Joe Dry Heavy or the RRL Straight Fit?


    RRL Denim >>>> Nudie Denim... the fits you mentioned are not quite the same, however.
     


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    RRL Denim >>>> Nudie Denim... the fits you mentioned are not quite the same, however.

    I had the impression the Nudie Average Joe was closest to a straight fit.
     


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    It is, but it tapers a little. It has a higher rise, too, IIRC.

    Don't take my word for it, just compare the measurements.
     


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    What part of jeans generally fades first? Besides wallet fades, that is.
     


  8. Caveat

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    Recommendations for jeans with slim thigh measurements, but not skinny jeans? I am getting hip flair with both KMW cuts, 1950 and 1980, and sizing down isn't the answer.

    For example, these are cuts that seem to fit the bill:
    Samurai 17oz S5000VX
    Skull S5010XX
    Naked and Famous Weird Guy

    Any others you can think of?
     


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    So I'm just joining the site, and though I consider myself fashionably inclined, I recognize the sheer sartorial greatness I'm surrounded by, and humbly pose a question that's been rather plaguing me.
    I'm a 34w by 32 in jeans, but I've found that (due to a rather nasty football weightlifting program) my thighs are unnaturally big, and in my jeans I end up having a loose fit at ankle and waist, and a rather tight one at mid-thigh and calf. I'd really like some advice as to what the best kind of jean for my...unfortunate sizing is, and what sort of denims I should begin investing in. Thanks.
     


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    So I'm just joining the site, and though I consider myself fashionably inclined, I recognize the sheer sartorial greatness I'm surrounded by, and humbly pose a question that's been rather plaguing me.
    I'm a 34w by 32 in jeans, but I've found that (due to a rather nasty football weightlifting program) my thighs are unnaturally big, and in my jeans I end up having a loose fit at ankle and waist, and a rather tight one at mid-thigh and calf. I'd really like some advice as to what the best kind of jean for my...unfortunate sizing is, and what sort of denims I should begin investing in. Thanks.


    Nothing tapered, the carrot legged look isn't really flattered. Something like a repro cut or the APC Rescue probably.

    What part of jeans generally fades first? Besides wallet fades, that is.

    Honeycombs def. for skinny jeans, then knee.
     


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    Recommendations for jeans with slim thigh measurements, but not skinny jeans? I am getting hip flair with both KMW cuts, 1950 and 1980, and sizing down isn't the answer. For example, these are cuts that seem to fit the bill: Samurai 17oz S5000VX Skull S5010XX Naked and Famous Weird Guy Any others you can think of?
    Flathead 3001/310 is tight as hell in the thigh (significantly tighter than the Skull 5010 in the same size) and doesn't taper at all below the knee.
     


  12. Caveat

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    Thanks. How do the sizes vary between the FHs and Skulls? The waist measurements are identical, but I see the FHs are unsanforized. If I am a 33 in Skulls, would I be a 34 in FH because of the shrinkage?

    BTW, the Samurai 710 should probably be on my list instead of the 5000VX in case anyone is taking notes.
     


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    Thanks. How do the sizes vary between the FHs and Skulls? The waist measurements are identical, but I see the FHs are unsanforized. If I am a 33 in Skulls, would I be a 34 in FH because of the shrinkage?
    here are measurements for my flathead f310 size 34 pre and post soak: http://www.styleforum.net/showpost.php?p=802105&postcount=61 you should get a good idea of shrinkage from that.
     


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    here are measurements for my flathead f310 size 34 pre and post soak:

    http://www.styleforum.net/showpost.php?p=802105&postcount=61


    you should get a good idea of shrinkage from that.


    That is perfect thanks. We must be the same size/body type because we have similar collections, even by the size. How do those Iron Hearts compare to your others, fit and quality wise?
     


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    Just picked up a pair of 310s in 34 from the B&S forum. Thanks for the recommendation guys!
     


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