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. Sauwan

    Sauwan Senior member

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    If you sized down three on your NS then you're a 32. I have no idea how you think you're going to size down 4 (or hell, 2) in another brand that isn't vanity sized to get a "relaxed" look. You can easily size down one with Academi and I probably should have done the same. You could probably go down two but I'd be iffy about it for a few reasons, one being that I'm not sure how it'd fit compared to Context's model and another that the hardware around the fly doesn't seem to like it when you add a lot of strain to it. I'll be honest: from the look of Context's pic, they must have sized down at least one for that fit. It doesn't even look remotely relaxed.
    Context's measurements has Academi size 30's with a waist of 32, and with the way my NS stretched (went from about a 31 to almost 34 now which is almost looser than I would like) I'm afraid of getting something that's going to stretch too much. If these really aren't vanity sized than you're right, but from those measurements they definitely seem to be.
     
  2. whodini

    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    Context's measurements has Academi size 30's with a waist of 32, and with the way my NS stretched (went from about a 31 to almost 34 now which is almost looser than I would like) I'm afraid of getting something that's going to stretch too much. If these really aren't vanity sized than you're right, but from those measurements they definitely seem to be.
    I definitely didn't see my pair as being +2". If anything, they sat fine or a little snug the first time. Within just an hour, though, they settled and stretched out about a half inch/inch I'd say. Just measured mine now. Tagged 32", Measured 16.5"x2=33". I guess my powers of stretch estimation are correct.
     
  3. Sauwan

    Sauwan Senior member

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    I definitely didn't see my pair as being +2". If anything, they sat fine or a little snug the first time. Within just an hour, though, they settled and stretched out about a half inch/inch I'd say. Just measured mine now. Tagged 32", Measured 16.5"x2=33". I guess my powers of stretch estimation are correct.
    Hm, alright, thanks. That's actually quite helpful. I'll probably take the 5 min trip to context and just try em on there...They didn't seem like they were in stock on their site, but I just called and they are. Edit: Do you have a picture of yours after some wear by chance?
     
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    I think what chrono was trying to hint at was that not a lot of people on here are going to be familiar with your ES model. You also gave a pretty vague description of the kind of fit you're looking for, especially when a pair of jeans can initially fit tight and then stretch out within 20 wears.

    If you help us with a little more detail, ie measurements of the rise/thigh/hem, price range you're looking at, raw/washed, etc., then it would be a million times easier to point you in the right direction. All I'm hearing from your description is you want straight-legged jeans. [​IMG]

    There's no excuse for the fucking sarcasm when a guy's telling you to help him help you, especially if you've only been here 5 mins and expect others to give you advice.



    You're right. I do apologize I just took it the wrong way. He could have easily said why dont you take some measurements so that we can help you out instead "of why dont you put some work into it if you want people to help you". Either way no harm no foul. I'll take some measurements and maybe someone can help me.
     
  5. Sauwan

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    Hm, alright, thanks. That's actually quite helpful. I'll probably take the 5 min trip to context and just try em on there...They didn't seem like they were in stock on their site, but I just called and they are. Edit: Do you have a picture of yours after some wear by chance?
    Follow up - Just grabbed a pair. I tried on a pair of 30's in indigo first and they were a bit loose in the waist. Then Dirk (the guy at context) grabbed me a pair of the gray ones (which was what I had wanted originally) and they fit like a charm. They are an incredible denim and look awesome. They fit exactly how I wanted them to (not overly relaxed like on UO's website) and you can't beat the price. 80 bucks a pop? That's incredible. I would strongly suggest calling Context and have one of them measure out the individual pair to make sure they are the size you want and then grabbing them asap.
     
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    When do you find that light-colored / washed blue jeans are more appropriate to wear than darker/raw blue jeans? Hot weather? Daytime? With sneaks? Do you ever wear them?
     
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    i think many here prefer raw denim, though i think lighter denim for summer seems fitting, don't want to be soaking in all that heat

    similar question to the one i posted earlier but what about stores in taiwan that sell nice japanese denim, if there are any. if there are any, they'll probably in taipei definitely.

    i know they're loaded with edwin's but i'm looking for something along the lines pbj's, IH, samurai's, TFH maybe?
     
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    Have something against purchasing denim online?
     
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    kinda, would like to get a feeling for it personally

    plus i'll be traveling to asia over the summer so i might as well get a look at the denim shops there and take a look for myself
     
  10. whodini

    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    Edit: Do you have a picture of yours after some wear by chance?
    Nope, and you'll be hard pressed to find anyone else with wear considering how relatively new they are on the market.

    Follow up - Just grabbed a pair. I tried on a pair of 30's in indigo first and they were a bit loose in the waist. Then Dirk (the guy at context) grabbed me a pair of the gray ones (which was what I had wanted originally) and they fit like a charm. They are an incredible denim and look awesome. They fit exactly how I wanted them to (not overly relaxed like on UO's website) and you can't beat the price. 80 bucks a pop? That's incredible.

    For 80 bones you really can't expect better. People will bitch about the Dior-like pants clasp but it's personal preference. My only complaints would be that it doesn't feel as solid as a button but it's no big deal. I also wish they were more gray than I had envisioned. In the sunlight you can see a dark-blue overcast. Like I mentioned in WAWYN, I'm rotating these strictly with my SSDSvenka pair. They're both flame/slubby selvage and they're both bleeders. Should have some good results within no time.
     
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    ii know next to nothing about jeans but i do know that i want quality and indigo. i'm 6'1 170-180lbs, should i be avoiding/looking for specific fits?
     
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    Does the APC NS inseam shrink after washing it? I tried Google couldn't find much.
     
  13. whodini

    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    Does the APC NS inseam shrink after washing it? I tried Google couldn't find much.
    Minimal shrinking that can be fixed via stretching out legs while wet.
     
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    Minimal shrinking that can be fixed via stretching out legs while wet.

    How exactly does one go about doing this? I've heard about hanging weights but can't imagine how you would fasten weights to the legs without a strange contraption.

    I have a jean that I want to stretch at the legs. I just think I'll just step on the hem and pull at the knee when their a little damp. Is there a better, less physical (I don't want to break out a sweat or anything) way?
     
  15. whodini

    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    How exactly does one go about doing this? I've heard about hanging weights but can't imagine how you would fasten weights to the legs without a strange contraption. I have a jean that I want to stretch at the legs. I just think I'll just step on the hem and pull at the knee when their a little damp. Is there a better, less physical (I don't want to break out a sweat or anything) way?
    Less physical? We're not talking about pulling on the legs for half an hour. I normally just give them a few strong tugs and I'm done.
     

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