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. Khayembii Communique

    Khayembii Communique Senior member

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    If I got a slimmer fitting thigh you'd see the pocket lines. On those jeans in the photo I can get about an inch out if I pull them tight: http://i39.tinypic.com/fwjc7r.jpg That's my entire problem. Also, these are straight cut, and I realize that they're too long but they did NOT seem too loose to me. As a comparison, here's a photo of some old jeans that I wore out: http://i40.tinypic.com/9k5eeo.jpg http://i44.tinypic.com/2uzp4zn.jpg http://i40.tinypic.com/20f3tac.jpg These IMO are the right size in terms of length and fit on the bottom, but the thigh/ass area is WAY too tight. They're basically skin tight on me: http://i40.tinypic.com/5xtlxg.jpg So these jeans are definitely too tight on top (ESPECIALLY in the crotch/thighs) but IMO a good fit on the bottom, whereas the other jeans I posted pics of above were the opposite. That's been my problem in buying jeans my whole life and I'm not sure how to solve it. [​IMG]
    Haha it's a mirror, but yeah it kind of does.
     
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    If I got a slimmer fitting thigh you'd see the pocket lines. On those jeans in the photo I can get about an inch out if I pull them tight:

    http://i39.tinypic.com/fwjc7r.jpg

    That's my entire problem. Also, these are straight cut, and I realize that they're too long but they did NOT seem too loose to me. As a comparison, here's a photo of some old jeans that I wore out:

    http://i40.tinypic.com/9k5eeo.jpg
    http://i44.tinypic.com/2uzp4zn.jpg
    http://i40.tinypic.com/20f3tac.jpg

    These IMO are the right size in terms of length and fit on the bottom, but the thigh/ass area is WAY too tight. They're basically skin tight on me:

    http://i40.tinypic.com/5xtlxg.jpg

    So these jeans are definitely too tight on top (ESPECIALLY in the crotch/thighs) but IMO a good fit on the bottom, whereas the other jeans I posted pics of above were the opposite. That's been my problem in buying jeans my whole life and I'm not sure how to solve it. [​IMG]



    Haha it's a mirror, but yeah it kind of does.


    I think your "skin tight" jeans look way better, although I would go with a bit slimmer cut below the knee. But if thats not your style or if its uncomfortable for you, then obviously don't do it. But imo it would look better.
     
  3. Rolfi

    Rolfi Senior member

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    and also those aren't really skin tight. if you can still pinch away a thumb wide piece of denim, that qualifies for slim but not skin tight. btw don't be such a wuss. the slim jeans will probably stretch out a bit and look good all the way through the leg (which is what you want right?). i learned to live with the tightness of my jeans in the crotch area but that has to do with the low rise. no pain no gain, and besides if you had baggy thighs and a taper towards your ankles that will just look really bad! if your complaint is that your nuts don't have enough room, then fair enough, your jeans are too tight for you and you should be on the lookout for a pair with a higher rise!
     
  4. Cool The Kid

    Cool The Kid Senior member

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    I have a "large top block"... just deal with it, jeans stretch
     
  5. Khayembii Communique

    Khayembii Communique Senior member

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    They don't stretch out. Those jeans I've worn nearly until they fell apart. They're uncomfortable because they're extremely restrictive in terms of movement and when I sit down I have to constantly worry about my junk sticking out from the crotch area being so tiny due to my ass pulling the jeans back.

    Higher rise jeans never give me more crotch room; they just ride up on me.

    So I guess I'd be fine with those old jeans I have if they just had more crotch room...
     
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    Cool The Kid Senior member

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    Buy a 36 waist... yea the actual waist will be loose but the legs will fit perfect. This is what I have to do with most of my jeans (esp the narrower fit ones)
     
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    They don't stretch out. Those jeans I've worn nearly until they fell apart. They're uncomfortable because they're extremely restrictive in terms of movement and when I sit down I have to constantly worry about my junk sticking out from the crotch area being so tiny due to my ass pulling the jeans back.



    Higher rise jeans never give me more crotch room; they just ride up on me.

    So I guess I'd be fine with those old jeans I have if they just had more crotch room...


    Extremely restrictive? I dunno I guess we have different definitions of that. I have some actual skin tight ones, wear I can barely pinch any denim at all, and they don't restrict movement much at all. Whatever, if you don't want to you don't want to, but those don't look very good at all.
     
  8. Khayembii Communique

    Khayembii Communique Senior member

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    Yes, restrictive in that I can't part my legs more than 45 degrees or run in them without risking ripping them. I've torn a few pairs of those. Here's another shot to show how tight they are:

    http://i42.tinypic.com/301pr93.jpg
     
  9. Rolfi

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    and again i don't think those look very tight. but if you rather feel good and look like shit (because that comfy older pair does) rather than bear a slight bit of discomfort that you could get used to but look good while doing so then i don't know what kind of advice you're looking for?

    and yes jeans with a higher rise will ride up on you when you sit down and this happens to me too in my other pants. so i pull them down slightly before i take a seat, or stand up for a sec to pull em down.

    oh and about the wallet fade thing, you could wear a fanny pack or just embrace the fading as a part of your jeans that make em personal to you and unique. if you decide to buy a pair of high quality raw denim the whole point is to wear them over a long period of time to show the wear spots that your lifestyle has on your jeans and how your wallet puts an imprint on your back pocket.

    oh and if you buy a pair of jeans that'll rip after a couple of wears just because you are running then that's a clear indication that you wasted your money
     
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    Eternal 811 or Samurai S0500xx?

    Which do you like better?
     
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    Eternal 811 or Samurai S0500xx? Which do you like better?
    Get both. 811s have a totally unique fit. It's a roomy anti-fit top-block paired with a slim straight leg. It likes to be worn higher than low. Many love the hip-flare that comes with this cut, as do I, but it's not my best favorite. It's not a noob kinda fit, since it's unusual and takes time to soften up and show it's charm, but every time I pull them on I love them more. It's also amazing denim which is very close to Flat Head denim. All in all, it's a totally repro '50s feeling cut without the wide leg. Sam 0500 is your classic 66 cut with roomier thighs and a taper. Nicely slubby. I think they'd become a good all-rounder if you could take the 15oz slubby denim in the summer. I'd say take a look at the F380 or maybe the 5001 slim (which I have) from FH as well as the 811. 811's win the prize for most comfortable jeans for me though. my 811 at one week, taken a while ago: [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  13. mlyngard

    mlyngard Senior member

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    Have you guys ever heard anything about Baldwin denim? http://www.baldwindenim.com/ Here's the site, it looks like some nice stuff.
    I eyeballed them a while back. $220 is steep when you can get Levis LVC for the same. Kaihara denim is respectable, but they make a shit-ton of denim, like Cone, so who knows. 12.5oz sanforized is gonna be a good warm weather denim, but might feel flimsy in the fall. Even Levis shrinks to ~14oz and still feels light. Cone's White Oak is the same stuff used on the Epaulet EP jeans. It's good stuff. I'm not a fan of the exposed back pocket rivet or the coin-pocket selvage. I wasn't sold enough on them for $220, when you can go to Uniqlo in NY and get the very nice 14oz Kaihara denim premium MIJ raw jeans in slim or straight cuts for $68.00 (not on website) They also have a slightly 'designer' denim kinda vibe. Front rise is pretty low, so keep that in mind. But they look pretty nice too.
     
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    I definitely agree that 220$ is a bit much, however the fits look really nice to me.

    I'm more of a slim-straight kinda guy and 'The Reed' classic straight fit seems to fit that bill.

    Do you know of any pairs with a similar fit? I'm feeling like EP's might be a good option like you said
     
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    I am new to this forum, but I have a quick question.
    I wear a 514 for Levis, Grim Tims for Nudies, and PS for APCs.

    I was wondering what kind of a more expensive denim should I get that is similar to this fit? I was looking at stuff from Iron Heart, Skulls, Flat Head, Pure Blue Japan, and Dior. Is there a certain brand with a certain fit that anyone would recommend?
     

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