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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. KitAkira

    KitAkira Senior member

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    [​IMG] DH Boutique Barneys LVR Browns Diabro Yoox Sak's (?) .............
     
  2. yamete

    yamete Senior member

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    ^need to size up, man.
    i did try on sz 29 and i was able to easily get the clasp on, with a lot of room in low legs and snug in thighs. I was afraid it would stretch too much so i got a 28.. I admit they are uncomfortable for now, but what i had tried to size "correctly" in the past in hoping that i will get a slim fit in the end has all failed so far as they are stretched out to become very loose in waist. the best example is my sz 32 SJDJ, which wasnt even tight to begin with, after 7 months of wear, has stretch out to the extent that will show my but while walking if i dont wear a belt. for reference, the place i wear my jeans measures 31. the sz 28 dior measures 9.5 in the thigh, and 30 in the waist, i just want to ask if its reasonable for the thigh to become 10 and waist 31 after a few months. thx
     
  3. RAM1988

    RAM1988 Well-Known Member

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    Question about the Samurai 710XX: What size would I take if my waist measure 33"? I've read accounts that suggest these don't stretch much and to get true to size, but others suggest sizing down a size. Here's my size in some common jeans:

    Iron Heart 634S - 31
    APC NS - 30
    RRL raw Slim Fit - 30

    Thx.


    trapp, i saw some ppl reply but wanted to share my 2 cents since I just made the same purchase about a week ago from BiG. I went tts (size 32, lot 13) and they fit great.
     
  4. ysb

    ysb Senior member

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    will jeans with 98%cotton/2% elastane ever stretch out? just picked up a pair of Dior Hom me and didn't know they were made of stretch material. They're snug, and I feel like they probably won't stretch out, but I've attached some fit pics to get some opinions on if I should keep them or not. Thanks [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. incastoutcast

    incastoutcast Senior member

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    So, quick question. I have some esef skys I bought, very tight on the thighs - I know a few other people noted the same. Now, a request: Would some people who have stretched them out a bit mind posting pics? I sure could use some reference point as to whether or no I need to sell these and try again. I'm not sure I can get other 21oz denim for the price.

    Thanks!
     
  6. Captain Winky

    Captain Winky Senior member

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    Any experience, either positive or negative, with J Brand?
     
  7. Sancho Panzo Christ

    Sancho Panzo Christ Senior member

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    question for the denim experts: i just got another pair of apc petit standards, and something unexpected happened that i've never had happen before--the orange stitching near the crotch pulled out. is this going to be problematic in the near future? if so, is there anything that a tailor could do to fix it? i've had these for less than 1 week...
     
  8. Rolfi

    Rolfi Senior member

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    ask apc for an exchange. shit like that shouldn't happen until you've worn those well for a long time
     
  9. mlyngard

    mlyngard Senior member

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    question for the denim experts: i just got another pair of apc petit standards, and something unexpected happened that i've never had happen before--the orange stitching near the crotch pulled out. is this going to be problematic in the near future? if so, is there anything that a tailor could do to fix it? i've had these for less than 1 week...
    Where near the crotch? It may or may not be an immediate problem. May not be a problem at all if it's at the crotch seam intersection, which has at least two rows of stitching, and sometimes the stitch row that holds down the felled seam comes apart. Can you post pics? Either way, you probably downsized too much so I can't say that'll be refundable. But I'd suggest contacting the shop where you bought them to see if you might have a chance. Repair of that is pretty simple, but we can help direct you somewhere if you need it.
     
  10. Sancho Panzo Christ

    Sancho Panzo Christ Senior member

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    thanks for the replies. unfortunately i don't have a camera, but the stitching seems to be pulling out of the inseam going down the inner thigh, right by the crotch. and, as i just took another look at it, it seems to be pulling out at the intersection as well.

    as far as sizing down too much, the funny thing is i usually wear a 28 in apc new standard, and these are 30 petit standards, bought brand new from the apc nyc store. i had absolutely zero problems with my two 28 new standards, and i've been wearing them both for over a year and a half, cycling and shit.

    so, should i contact the apc nyc store people and see about an exchange? is their denim getting shittier lately?
     
  11. Fortysomething

    Fortysomething Senior member

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    The Wal-Mart by the highway around here has raw cowboy jeans. They might be wranglers or something. They have 39in inseams for mad stacks, too - and they're nice and tapered to go with your boots. You just have to be OK with a rise that swallows your nipples. I think they're 25$

    A Wal~Mart having the genuine Wrangler 13MWZ or 936DEN jeans must be a regional thing because I have yet to be in a Wal~Mart that carries any Wrangler except for their lesser expensive American Hero line (similar to Levi's Signature line).

    The 13's do have a higher rise, but I do not believe the 936s (slim fit) are as high. The only thing I'd caution about the Wrangler rigid is that once washing they turn a brighter shade of blue than many are used to. They will lighten up and break-in, but saying that one has to have patience with them is an understatement. [​IMG]
     
  12. splattered

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    How many raw pairs do people generally own and actively wear? I have uhmm 7 now? Or will soon... and considering selling some of that so i don't feel like such a weirdo. haha
     
  13. geeti

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    um I only have one... but I'm looking forward to have 2. I think it'll be ideal. one for daily wear, and the other one for evening/ weekend outings. how do u break ur jeans when u have like 7??
     
  14. splattered

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    um I only have one... but I'm looking forward to have 2. I think it'll be ideal. one for daily wear, and the other one for evening/ weekend outings. how do u break ur jeans when u have like 7??

    Yeah that's the thing... i started w APC and 3Sixteen, and then all of a sudden i'm like FUGGIT why not, i want better... so i bought a few higher end pairs. Now i dunno what i'm gonna do w my other brands... keep? sell? I've no clue. Blargh.
     
  15. mlyngard

    mlyngard Senior member

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    so, should i contact the apc nyc store people and see about an exchange? is their denim getting shittier lately?
    That sounds like a problem that may get worse fast. Happened on my Crates (twice) and I had air-conditioned jeans within a week. I'd say contacting the NY shop would be worthwhile. That's easily repairable, but since they're new, I'd say you should be entitled to an exchange.
    How many raw pairs do people generally own and actively wear? I have uhmm 7 now? Or will soon... and considering selling some of that so i don't feel like such a weirdo. haha
    Eleven and counting :-( Don't feel weird. This is where helpless cases like us come. Besides, denim makes me happy and it's a victimless addiction [​IMG] (I long ago came to the conclusion that if the jeans aren't making my rotation at all, I sell)
     
  16. wogbog

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    I have 2 pairs that I wear regularly, trying to get one pair that my mom messed up hemming into wearable condition. Might buy another pair soon too so I'll prolly have 4 by the end of the month.
     
  17. yamete

    yamete Senior member

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    when i hand wash my jeans, do i do it inside out or not?
     
  18. Mistral

    Mistral Senior member

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    Yeah that's the thing... i started w APC and 3Sixteen, and then all of a sudden i'm like FUGGIT why not, i want better... so i bought a few higher end pairs. Now i dunno what i'm gonna do w my other brands... keep? sell? I've no clue. Blargh.

    You've could gone with the higher tier brands straight away. I only own two pair of Somets and a pair of LVC's.
     
  19. Bona Drag

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    aint nothin wrong with apc and especially not with 3six; keep them and wear them for a long time
     
  20. vilinx

    vilinx Senior member

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    I basically wear two jeans: a grey jean and a dark blue jean. Generally I buy J Crew Vintage Slim (30/32 which is closer to a 32 true waist), but I'm looking to branch out a bit more. Can anyone recommend similar fits/brands? I'd be interested in some different (still slim) looks.
     

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