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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. amlai

    amlai Senior Member

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    Studio D'Artisan 103 or Rag & Bone RB11?

    Funny you meantion the SD-103s as I actually picked up a pair last weekend. They're fine, but I thought that they would shrink up a lot more than they did. On me, they fit very similarly to Sorahikos. I did some quick measurements post shrink and the main difference is the back rise is shorter by about 1" on the SD-103's and the lower leg is only about .5" smaller. (Note, I had to size up by 1 in order to get the SD-103s buttoned up around my waist.) Compared to the 5EPxSF, I'd have to guess that the thigh area is at least 1" larger and the lower leg is about 2" larger.

    I'll try to check out the RB11s.
     


  2. drizzt3117

    drizzt3117 Stylish Dinosaur

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    What jeans fit similarly to the 5EPxSF (low-mid rise, fitted top block, taper below the knee) but with more room in the thigh? Another way of putting it is: what fitted jeans are known for being slim in the waistband and top-block in comparison to the thigh?

    I haven't gotten the feeling that the 5EPs are overly fitted in the thigh...they seem to be most fitted below the knee.
     


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    Asch Distinguished Member

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    I haven't gotten the feeling that the 5EPs are overly fitted in the thigh...they seem to be most fitted below the knee
    In the small sizes (below 31 seems to be the consensus), they are very slim both in the thigh and below the knee. My calves aren't too big, so below the knee isn't a problem for me, but I need more space in the thighs, especially as I've begun exercising more. I think I'd have to size up two in the 5EPxSF to get enough space in the thigh, which unfortunately would leave them falling off my ass in terms of the waist and top block.
     


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    In the small sizes (below 31 seems to be the consensus), they are very slim both in the thigh and below the knee. My calves aren't too big, so below the knee isn't a problem for me, but I need more space in the thighs, especially as I've begun exercising more. I think I'd have to size up two in the 5EPxSF to get enough space in the thigh, which unfortunately would leave them falling off my ass in terms of the waist and top block.

    Based on what you're saying, I think you'd like the thigh area on SD-103s. They're just not noticeably tapered below the knee. To me, they look pretty straight legged.

    In sizes below 30, it seems that on the 5EPxSF, the taper below the knee is really severe. I've been thinking of sizing up by one on the 5EPxSF and see if that does the trick for me. After 5 months of wearing them, below the knee still seems really tight.
     


  5. mishon

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    Gents, how about this one? I am looking for a pair of jeans - something a bit more on a conservative side - to wear with my Canali and Isaia jackets. I have NO CLUE what to look for in jeans, but I do like slim-fit. Can you please give me some ideas? The price point is roughly $250-300. Thank you in advance.
     


  6. drizzt3117

    drizzt3117 Stylish Dinosaur

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    In the small sizes (below 31 seems to be the consensus), they are very slim both in the thigh and below the knee. My calves aren't too big, so below the knee isn't a problem for me, but I need more space in the thighs, especially as I've begun exercising more. I think I'd have to size up two in the 5EPxSF to get enough space in the thigh, which unfortunately would leave them falling off my ass in terms of the waist and top block.

    I guess it just depends on what you mean by very slim and how big your thigh/waist ratio is, so to speak, and also how tight you are comfortable with the jeans being in the thigh. It's my opinion that if the jean can be worn, it will stretch to accommodate the wearer given sufficient and hard enough wear but the question is whether the aesthetic/comfort is what the wearer wants, I suppose. I have a pretty big thigh/waist ratio (33/27 or 1.22) but the combination of pretty narrow hips and solid glute development makes most jeans flattering given a sufficiently low rise. I'm not entirely sure if the ratio of thigh/waist is simply not constant in the 5EPs through its size run or if it's generally true that the relationship between thigh/waist isn't linear in jeans in general but what is your waist/thigh ratio at?
     


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    drizzt3117 Stylish Dinosaur

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    Gents, how about this one? I am looking for a pair of jeans - something a bit more on a conservative side - to wear with my Canali and Isaia jackets. I have NO CLUE what to look for in jeans, but I do like slim-fit. Can you please give me some ideas? The price point is roughly $250-300. Thank you in advance.

    Dior, PRPS, 5EP...
     


  8. truestorytravis

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    I'm wavering between the Flathead F310 and the F380. The F310 in w34 has about the same measurements as the F380 in w33 which are probably the sizes I would get for each pair respectively, but I would imagine that there is still a difference in the cut. What I want is a slim/straight jean with a more "modern" fit than my w33 sd-103's. That is, something that's a little less boxy in the top block and with just a tad bit more of a taper. My 103's make me feel like a sophisticated country boy, but I would like the Flathead's to make me feel like a rugged sophisticate. Does that make sense?
     


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    drizzt3117 Stylish Dinosaur

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    I'm wavering between the Flathead F310 and the F380. The F310 in w34 has about the same measurements as the F380 in w33 which are probably the sizes I would get for each pair respectively, but I would imagine that there is still a difference in the cut. What I want is a slim/straight jean with a more "modern" fit than my w33 sd-103's. That is, something that's a little less boxy in the top block and with just a tad bit more of a taper. My 103's make me feel like a sophisticated country boy, but I would like the Flathead's to make me feel like a rugged sophisticate. Does that make sense?

    I think I might wait for the F3001s to come back which they should momentarily. BTW, what didn't you like about the KMWs?
     


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    drizzt, I didn't like the way they fit in the seat. They seemed very contoured on me and made my butt look kind of weird--not so flattering. Also they are too tapered for my tastes; I didn't like that silhouette with my body type. I have the same silhoutte problem with those Strongholds I'm selling.

    Have you received the KMW's yet? I would be suprised if they arrived that quickly.
     


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    update: I actually pulled the trigger on the last pair of F310's at SelfEdge. We'll see how it goes.
     


  12. drizzt3117

    drizzt3117 Stylish Dinosaur

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    drizzt, I didn't like the way they fit in the seat. They seemed very contoured on me and made my butt look kind of weird--not so flattering. Also they are too tapered for my tastes; I didn't like that silhouette with my body type. I have the same silhoutte problem with those Strongholds I'm selling.

    Have you received the KMW's yet? I would be suprised if they arrived that quickly.


    Yeah, I got them... USPS was surprisingly fast this time around... weird.
     


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    Where can I buy some Helmut Lang jeans online?
     


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    drizzt3117 Stylish Dinosaur

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    Where can I buy some Helmut Lang jeans online?
    eluxury, hejfina, barneys...
     


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    i've read in some other forum saying that washing your raw jeans before you start wearing them in helps lock in the indigo color. they say that since you get rid of the sharp creases, it becomes harder to break in

    can i take this is a true? seems like a logical analysis although everyone here believes washing their jeans makes them lose their indigo
     


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