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. todot62

    todot62 Active Member

    Messages:
    28
    Likes Received:
    6
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2010
    Location:
    OKC
  2. c00kz

    c00kz Senior member

    Messages:
    865
    Likes Received:
    202
    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2009
    Location:
    Oakland
    Roping on hems is due to the cotton thread shrinkage, not the denim shrinkage- correct?
     
  3. eddiecibrian

    eddiecibrian Senior member

    Messages:
    205
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2007
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    i just bought some earnest sewn jeans with huge belt loops, what kind of belt should i buy to go with those? whats in fashion right now?
     
  4. Johnny Amiga

    Johnny Amiga Senior member

    Messages:
    520
    Likes Received:
    9
    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2008
    Location:
    Finland
    Would appreciate a jean recommendation.

    Going to need to buy myself a new pair of jeans for the summer. My fave pair of APC NS is kinda starting to fall apart and while I do like my Skull 5010's, the cut is a bit too slim for my tastes.

    So looking for with a cut similiar to the APC NS, but with heavier and better denim. Preferably with an unadorned backpocket, but that's not a dealbreaker as I can always take out the stitches myself if needed.

    Price should be somewhere under 250$ or 22000Y, as I do have a friend currently in japan who could send me jeans from there.
     
  5. IIIrd Icon

    IIIrd Icon Senior member

    Messages:
    1,759
    Likes Received:
    263
    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2009
    Location:
    EastXwesT
    Would appreciate a jean recommendation.

    Going to need to buy myself a new pair of jeans for the summer. My fave pair of APC NS is kinda starting to fall apart and while I do like my Skull 5010's, the cut is a bit too slim for my tastes.

    So looking for with a cut similiar to the APC NS, but with heavier and better denim. Preferably with an unadorned backpocket, but that's not a dealbreaker as I can always take out the stitches myself if needed.

    Price should be somewhere under 250$ or 22000Y, as I do have a friend currently in japan who could send me jeans from there.

    there's a ton choices in Japan, so you need to be a bit more specific on what you want ... eg, are you looking for slow or fast/easy fade, denim weight, more to less to no slub, etc.

    Skull 5507xx 6x6 have more room [if you want to stay w/ their esthetics].... 45RPM Sorahiko ['98 cut], Fullcount 1108, Kapital Cisco, Oni "Blue", Warehouse 660, Samurai, Denime 66xx or Tokyo or Kyoto [if he/she can get his/her hands on them cuz they're very ltd prod'n and exclusively available in their respective cities].... and the list goes on.

    Roping on hems is due to the cotton thread shrinkage, not the denim shrinkage- correct?
    actually, both ... however, additional amount of puckering is induced when the tension [of the under thread] is tweaked tighter. some can and will argue, but i'm basing from personal experience, period.[​IMG]

    Can anyone tell me what Levis these are? They say 1947, are these THE LVC 1947 Levis?
    the seller put "... no e LVC" on the title description ... so, no they're not... they're not even selvedged.
     
  6. Curious_George

    Curious_George Senior member

    Messages:
    588
    Likes Received:
    6
    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2006
    I've decided I'd like to pick up a nice pair of grey jeans. Can anyone suggest something similar to this NDG pair?

    http://www.contextclothing.com/item.php?id=497

    Basically something like a medium to dark grey jean in a slim but not skinny fit (slightly tapered is fine) with a medium to high rise.
     
  7. GloryField

    GloryField Active Member

    Messages:
    39
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2009
    would a dark indigo slim boot cut levi 507's be dressy enough to be worn with say a pair of brown or black captoe oxford shoes, and a dress shirt and suit/sportscoat jacket, no tie?

    This was what I was considering:
    http://us.levi.com/product/index.jsp...146843.3141001
     
  8. OneandOnly

    OneandOnly New Member

    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2010
    Have anyone heard of Jacob Cohen? its an Italian denim brand which according to a Swedish magazine seems to be quite great. Though before I settle for buying one I would want to hear if any of you guys have heard of them, what do you think about them if you have a pair? they are quite expensive so it would be nice to hear more about them!
     
  9. enfaz

    enfaz Member

    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2008
    Looking at the measurements on farinelli's, it looks like the slim guy has a lower rise than apc new standard.
    In all other aspects though, it's roomier. How does this weigh out? If I'm looking for something that doesn't hug my junk as tightly as the apc ns, is an equally sized slim guy out of the question?
    By the way, I wear a 31 in apc ns, and am considering a 32 slim guy 21oz...
     
  10. KitAkira

    KitAkira Wait! Wait! I gots an opinion!

    Messages:
    8,628
    Likes Received:
    118
    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2008
    Yes
     
  11. PiperInAlberta

    PiperInAlberta Senior member

    Messages:
    237
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2009
    Location:
    Canuckistan
    How easy is it to taper/make smaller a pair of denim, specifically a pair of Nudies.

    Long story short, bought a pair of their regular ralfs TTS (my first pair of Nudies in a different cut were TTS and fit great) and they're a tad too big. I'm also not a fan of the flare of the bootcut. Basically, I'd like to tone down the flar and perhaps see if they can be tailored to fit better. Hoping to get some opinions from those who have tried such a thing. Did a search through this thread and used the search function...but didn't seem to find an answer (or my search skills blow).

    Is this going to be relatively successful (I got the name of a local tailor in my area from another thread I posted) or are my chances of success slim and should I try to sell them? It's a shame, I really like this pair of denim and don't really want to part with it...but the fit just wasn't what I was looking for.
     
  12. socialdtk

    socialdtk Senior member

    Messages:
    196
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    May 31, 2009
    What is the jean in question here?
     
  13. enigma77

    enigma77 Senior member

    Messages:
    684
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2009
    I've decided I'd like to pick up a nice pair of grey jeans. Can anyone suggest something similar to this NDG pair?

    http://www.contextclothing.com/item.php?id=497

    Basically something like a medium to dark grey jean in a slim but not skinny fit (slightly tapered is fine) with a medium to high rise.

    What about the 3sixteen SL-300?

    http://shop.3sixteen.com/collections...raw-grey-denim

    Measurements should be very similar, if not identical, to its indigo cousin:

    http://www.selfedge.com/shop/index.p...7ba6a281dc2741

    I don't know how it looks IRL, but 3sixteens are, in general, great jeans for a relatively good price (i.e. they have construction/fabric/hardwear usually found on jeans twice the price).

    EDIT: Those 3sixteen SL-300 also come in a slim fit, and both I think are nonselvedge, if that matters to you.
     
  14. cmrocks

    cmrocks Senior member

    Messages:
    639
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 3, 2006
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC
    A couple of questions about Nudies.

    1. Is it still possible to find Straight Sven anymore? I don't see it on their website; I'm hoping they haven't been discontinued.

    2. How does the Slacker Jack compare to the Straight Sven and Slim Jim? I can't find them locally anywhere to try them on. I want something slightly looser than the Slim Jim.
     
  15. PiperInAlberta

    PiperInAlberta Senior member

    Messages:
    237
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2009
    Location:
    Canuckistan
    How easy is it to taper/make smaller a pair of denim, specifically a pair of Nudies.

    Long story short, bought a pair of their regular ralfs TTS (my first pair of Nudies in a different cut were TTS and fit great) and they're a tad too big. I'm also not a fan of the flare of the bootcut. Basically, I'd like to tone down the flar and perhaps see if they can be tailored to fit better. Hoping to get some opinions from those who have tried such a thing. Did a search through this thread and used the search function...but didn't seem to find an answer (or my search skills blow).

    Is this going to be relatively successful (I got the name of a local tailor in my area from another thread I posted) or are my chances of success slim and should I try to sell them? It's a shame, I really like this pair of denim and don't really want to part with it...but the fit just wasn't what I was looking for.


    Bueller....bueller...
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by