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. jasong

    jasong Member

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    What kind of body type are we working with? One of you comments made me think you were a little on the heavy side. If that's the case, maybe a fuller jean than the APC NS would be better. Give us some dimensions or post a pic.

    About a year ago I was within a dozen pounds of 400. Now I'm down to 196. [​IMG] More specs:

    6'3"
    196 pounds
    34 waist
    34 inseam

    A little leftover flabby skin on the belly and not much of a butt left at all. Thighs are about average I guess.

    I'll take a pic of myself and post it later tonight along with some more official measurments. Thanks so much for the advice!
     


  2. jasong

    jasong Member

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    your best bet is to start looking through the WAYWT threads and find pics of fits that you like and that match your body type. 99% of the time it will say which jeans they're wearing.

    then you search around for sizing advice. if you're fortunate enough to be able to try them on before you buy, do it, otherwise search for internet pricing/coupon codes/b&s listings. just remember that raw denim will conform to your body and the way you move with wear so the fit will evolve with time.

    but yeah, APC has a good quality/price ratio and is a good beginner jean with no special frills or details. their cuts are classic and one of them is pretty much guaranteed to suit your body type.

    i don't know know what you mean by 'edgy' though.


    By 'edgy' I mean more trendy. I want a great jean that can be worn both in the office and on the weekends. So nothing with rhinestones or the like. [​IMG]

    Speaking of "try it on" I'll be in San Francisco for some quick business next week. Any shops recommended that I could try alot of the mentioned brands on in this thread?

    Speaking of raw denim, I'm still a bit confused as to the care of quality jeans and why I've read several times in various threads about people not washing their jeans for close to a year. I don't think I've worn a pair of jeans more than twice without washing them. Is it to avoid fading or shrinking?

    Thanks again for the advice!
     


  3. Brutus

    Brutus Senior member

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    By 'edgy' I mean more trendy. I want a great jean that can be worn both in the office and on the weekends. So nothing with rhinestones or the like. [​IMG]

    Speaking of "try it on" I'll be in San Francisco for some quick business next week. Any shops recommended that I could try alot of the mentioned brands on in this thread?

    Speaking of raw denim, I'm still a bit confused as to the care of quality jeans and why I've read several times in various threads about people not washing their jeans for close to a year. I don't think I've worn a pair of jeans more than twice without washing them. Is it to avoid fading or shrinking?

    Thanks again for the advice!


    Wow, you have a lot to learn. First off, keep reading and start here. It will change your life.
     


  4. somatoform

    somatoform Senior member

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    jason,

    I think you can find alot of jeans to fit your bodytype. If you like the 501 prewash fit (I like this fit as well) then, as Brutus and sigmatic have recommended, you'll find the APC suitable both in terms of fit (I'm speaking of the APC Rescue here--almost identical to the 501 fit as long as they don't stretch) and their dress up dress down versatility.
     


  5. Sigmatic

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    Speaking of "try it on" I'll be in San Francisco for some quick business next week. Any shops recommended that I could try alot of the mentioned brands on in this thread?


    don't miss:

    Self-Edge, the holy grail of denim shops (18th & Valencia, in The Mission)[​IMG]

    ^(why isn't there a smilie with a sombrero?)

    if you want to keep it to the union square area: (look up addresses on google)

    barney's (apc, rag & bone, Nudie, Nom de Guerre)
    bloomingdale's (5ep, prps)
    sak's (dior, ?)
    AB Fits (Nudie, 5ep, a bunch of others) Great shop


    there's also places i haven't made it to like

    azalea
    rolo

    there's more i'm forgetting, i'm sure, but i'm tired...
     


  6. aerether

    aerether Senior member

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    Based on measurements alone I am looking at:
    KMWs. 2010 might be too straight-leggy for me. 1950's might be better. Or maybe I could go for the 1980s? (big reach)
    Flat Head F380
    Iron Heart 634S
    Samurais... but I'm not sure which model would work. S5000VX maybe?
    -Your recommendation here?-
    -Maybe a trip to the gym?-

    Input would be much appreciated. [​IMG]


    Any help with this recommendation bit? Quoted from my previous post.
     


  7. PG2G

    PG2G Senior member

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    1950 may be worth a try, 1980 may be a bit slimmer than you're after.

    I'd go with KMW because sanforized is so much easier to deal with when you're new to this stuff. Just buy them at a place with a decent return policy.
     


  8. dhinggok

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    prps new fit or kmw rockers?


    i'm not the biggest fan of the kmw rockers taper, but i feel like i would be doing a disservice by not picking them up because the quality is so much better than the prps new fit. am i mistaken?
     


  9. PG2G

    PG2G Senior member

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    If you don't like the taper on the Rockers, why not just pick up the 1980? I believe they are pretty close to each other, aside from one being tapered (with an extra 2" inseam) and the other (1980) being straight.

    That said, PRPS is a quality product that probably doesn't get the amount of love it deserves. Definitely worth taking a look at.
     


  10. chronoaug

    chronoaug Boston Hipster (Dropkick Murphy)

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    I think those are gonna be pretty different in cut. I might be corrected with someone with more direct experience with the two jeans, but i thought the 1980 fit would be closer to the prps new fit than the rockers. Rockers are pretty slim.
     


  11. dhinggok

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    sorry, yet another question:

    i wear a 28 in the 5ep x sf, but they are pretty tight at first (kinda like my 26 apc ns). would the 5ep straight resin in a 28 be too big in the waist given that rough approximation? would they likely be too baggy? i also wear a 28 in the levi's capital e hesher, which i think is somewhat comparable to the 5eps, and those aren't baggy, but they aren't tight. they are a pretty relaxed fit.
     


  12. dhinggok

    dhinggok Senior member

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    in response to chronoaug and pg2g:

    i wish i could get the 1980s, but they don't make them in a 28 and the 29 is too big. additionally, you are both right in that they are two very different styles and i like both styles, i just tend to like the prps new fit a bit more, but don't want to give up the better jean in terms of construction.
     


  13. chronoaug

    chronoaug Boston Hipster (Dropkick Murphy)

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    The prps jeans seem to be pretty nicely made, and have some great fading properties if you checkout polyrock's update posts in the "post pics of your denim" thread. His jeans always look great. I'd find the fit you were most pleased with though. You won't want to wear jeans in forever, if you're kinda unhappy with the fit.
     


  14. Wally

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    So I have a revolve 30% coupon and I am itching to use it. I was thinking a pair of the new nudie labs in raw. Anyone else suggest something good from revolve right now?
     


  15. chronoaug

    chronoaug Boston Hipster (Dropkick Murphy)

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    Sorry to burst your bubble but nudies is one of the brands with coupon restrictions on revolve. I think you might be able to use the 10-15% coupon code they have but not the first time buyer 30% one. There is a list on their site somewhere of brands not covered. Most of them brands this forum wouldn't be interested with the exception of nudies, common projects and maybe another 1 or two.
     


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