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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. bassounds

    bassounds Active Member

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    Hi All,
    Looking for a new pair of highly fitted, lowrise, bootcut, and could use some pointers on brands. I'm 5'8", ~140 lbs, and thin/athletic build. I'm a cyclist so my legs are pretty muscular- maybe 18 inches at the thigh. Waist is ~29 inches, and ~30 at hips.

    I'm looking for a fitted boot cut and low rise. I have a pair of 29 waist and a pair 30 waist Lucky's in the slim, lowrise boot cut style. I like them, although the fit around the butt is a bit tight (too many squats in the gym) and the fit in the crotch is a bit loose.

    The other pair I have, which I like, are a size 31 citizens in a special edition cut that is basically a slim jagger bootcut. The 31 waist is too big, but otherwise I like these.

    So, any recommendations for a slim, lowrise, highly fitted bootcut that will bring out a lean/athletic build? I like a bit of a raw look with contrast, but nothing over the top. thanks, and great message board!
     
  2. redgrail

    redgrail Senior member

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  3. whacked

    whacked Senior member

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    ^ 5EP LDB would look more of a straight leg when worn though, the bootcut is very subtle.

    Nudie Bootcut Ola fits the bill; Regular Ralf might just as well if he can tolerate a slightly higher rise. But nothing will give the outdated flarez CoH look though.
     
  4. redgrail

    redgrail Senior member

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    ^I was subtly trying to push in the opposite direction of mad flarezzzz
     
  5. bassounds

    bassounds Active Member

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    ^I was subtly trying to push in the opposite direction of mad flarezzzz
    Yeah, I just came across the Nudie bootcut ola they look great. Not sure if it is a dry, or if it has been prewashed. Not sure I mind the prewash as long as it's not excessive. What would people suggest? I agree, not really looking for flare, just some bootcut and the way the slimmer CoH fit in hips and thighs worked for me. thanks
     
  6. redgrail

    redgrail Senior member

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    Bootcut Ola comes in lots of different washes as well as raw. Have a look around.
    Read up on raw denim before you decide to go with it just so you know what you're getting yourself into.
     
  7. bassounds

    bassounds Active Member

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    do the prewashed nudies stretch or shrink?
     
  8. redgrail

    redgrail Senior member

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    stretch, not much shrinkage.
     
  9. bassounds

    bassounds Active Member

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    great, thanks for the advice. I'm going to seek out a place here (in Philadelphia) to try the nudies and 5EP. Any suggestions on places or best online sites?

    thanks!
     
  10. bassounds

    bassounds Active Member

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    Hi All,
    Looking for a new pair of highly fitted, lowrise, bootcut, and could use some pointers on brands. I'm 5'8", ~140 lbs, and thin/athletic build. I'm a cyclist so my legs are pretty muscular- maybe 18 inches at the thigh. Waist is ~29 inches, and ~30 at hips.

    I'm looking for a fitted boot cut and low rise. I have a pair of 29 waist and a pair 30 waist Lucky's in the slim, lowrise boot cut style. I like them, although the fit around the butt is a bit tight (too many squats in the gym) and the fit in the crotch is a bit loose.

    The other pair I have, which I like, are a size 31 citizens in a special edition cut that is basically a slim jagger bootcut. The 31 waist is too big, but otherwise I like these.

    So, any recommendations for a slim, lowrise, highly fitted bootcut that will bring out a lean/athletic build? I like a bit of a raw look with contrast, but nothing over the top. thanks, and great message board!
     
  11. mrburnz

    mrburnz Well-Known Member

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    i'm looking for some options of denim in a classic indigo color (not too dark). my current rotation is SExSC02 and 2 pairs of slim jims (black & dark navy).

    i'm mainly interested in a few shades of blue to break up the color of the sugar canes and nudies (pretty similar coloring). slim fit, straight leg, not a huge inseam(<36") as i dont really stack.

    i'm 6'2 180 for reference, and wear a 34 in the SExSC and 33 in the slim jims.
     
  12. onion

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    ^5ep Ldb?
    Agreed. Best. Boot-Cut. Ever.
     
  13. elliottchow

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    I was wondering if the ndg jeans would be suitable for a stocky guy at around 5'6 160 pounds with like 23 inch thighs near the hip. Earnest sewn fulton seem to fit me quite well. the thing the ndg jeans look pretty high rise and i have heard that high rise jeans dont fit too well on stocky guys. Can anybody confirm this?
     
  14. bassounds

    bassounds Active Member

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    Agreed.

    Best. Boot-Cut. Ever.


    I'm not sure where to locate 5EP's, and the few places I've found sell limited sizes for >$250. I may be missing something?

    Does it make any sense to buy washed nudies? especially in bootcut? (by bootcut, I mean no taper, and only subtle widening into the ankle). Perhaps Ernest Sewn would fit the bill? The Matthew Izzo shop is in my backyard so maybe I'll check out some ideas tomorrow.
     
  15. Musselma

    Musselma Senior member

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    5EP LDB owns; i wish mine fit better; they stretched out like 4 inches and are massive on me now (idk why, i'm not even close to that big) and I don't want to wash them yet [​IMG]
     
  16. drizzt3117

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    5EP LDB isn't low rise... it's significantly higher rise than the 5EPxSF and that isn't particularly low rise either.
     
  17. hookhook

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    I was wondering if anyone knows how the sizing goes in regards to Rogan jeans. I usually go with a 36 in Agave and Earnest Sewn.

    Thanks
     
  18. gdc_2008

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    I read some of the sizing posts regarding Samurai S5000VXs in this thread already...but am wondering if anyone has insight on how much the S5000VX will stretch in the thigh?

    I have a semi used pair in a 30 waist...the waist is pretty much perfect, below the knee is perfect...but the thigh feels pretty tight. Its not skin tight as I can grab fabric, but they feel noticeably tight when walking around.

    I'm guessing that maybe I am a 31 in these, but am hoping I can break them in. Any ideas how they'll wear?

    Thanks
     
  19. tzKid

    tzKid New Member

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    okay so quick question. i usually don't wear tight jeans however i want sicker fades and i heard that you get better whisker fades with right jeans.

    if i were to size down 2 (so is that a 30-> 28? or 30-> 26 >__>)on some APC NS and wear them for about a year then washed them, would they fit similar to a size 30?
     
  20. bassounds

    bassounds Active Member

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    Bootcut Ola comes in lots of different washes as well as raw. Have a look around.
    Read up on raw denim before you decide to go with it just so you know what you're getting yourself into.


    So I took a leap and ordered some 29x34 Nudie Bootcut Ola ( $130 with Revolve discount). Normally I'm a 30, so hopefully they will be tight enough.

    I will need to get the hemmed. Is there any consensus on how much I should hemm? (i.e. will they shink much in lenth also?) BTW, I've searched for this but haven't found clear results. thanks!
     

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