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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. burningbright

    burningbright Senior member

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    I had the same problem too, only it wasn't from lunges but the frequent number of roundhouse kicks I was always unleashing on everybody. They were always blowing out the crotch on my jeans. However, buying these babies solved the problem:

    http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4134/4768491342_14d53e28a9_o.jpg[IMG]


    Note the exclusive gusset in the crotch which really has allowed me more freedom of movement. I recommend trading in those sub-par Canadian jeans for some of these; and at $19.95 + 2.65 for shipping and handling, the price point is just right. You'll be back to caving in other people's sternums in no time at all, trust me. :nodding:
     
  2. Vaio

    Vaio Senior member

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    I'm about 5'8 and my jeans stack. They don't really drag on the ground since the leg opening on the PS is so slim.
     
  3. effang

    effang Senior member

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    Where can i find raw denim in chicago?
     
  4. Superfluous Man

    Superfluous Man Senior member

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    Looking for another pair of jeans and am not sure what to buy. I used to have Acne Maxes which were a little too slim for my tastes and now am considering APC New Standards and N&F Weird Guys. Wondering what other options I have? I'm 5'9", 150 pounds and they'll be for casual wear to compliment a pair of CP's or Vans so I'm looking for some taper but not too much with at least 7.25" leg opening. The 3Sixteen SL-200x looks fairly close, how about the SL-100x or ST-100x?
     
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  5. lummers13

    lummers13 Well-Known Member

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  6. SirGrotius

    SirGrotius Senior member

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    Have you tried Dior Homme the 19cm cut? It's similar to APC NS, and if too slim they have a 21cm as well that's pretty cool.
     
  7. baconatordesu

    baconatordesu New Member

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    Uniqlo S-000: My perfect jean. I cycle a lot, and it's got the right amount of stretch, looks good on me, and isn't too heavy. Bought one pair when I was over there, wore them ragged.

    Anyone know a similar sort of jean? Good, light denim, skinny but not skintight, and 13oz or under.
     
  8. ajchen

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    Sounds like the ST cut would be right for you... it's a slim cut with taper but is not a super skinny silhouette. The ST-200x is a black jean whereas the ST-100x is indigo... depending on what color you're looking for you can choose accordingly. Both of them feature our new denim that we custom developed with Kuroki Mills this season.
     
  9. xCrunchx

    xCrunchx Senior member

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    Lemme get this straight.
    When people say size down 2 for APC's dont you obviously have to because they are vanity sized? Or do they refer to sizing down further after the vanity sizes have been taken into consideration?
     
  10. Erenoth

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    People typically sound down an extra inch or two post-vanity sizing to account for the massive amount of stretching you'll get with APCs, and fit preference. I believe 2 sizes down is considered a slim, slightly slouchy fit, whereas 3 is slimmer, and 4 is extremetesticaldiscomfort skinniness. If you're slim, I'd probably size down 3, assuming you can get them buttoned up without too much hassle.
     
  11. commodorewheeler

    commodorewheeler Senior member

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    It is because of the vanity sizing. For example, my true waist measurement is 34", and I wear a 31 or 32 in APCs, depending on how tight I want them.
     
  12. me32

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    Hi everyone

    I need some help! Im having to do a presentaion for an interview and im doing it on denim and also about being denim head! I just wanted to get some different perspectives other than my own. I was wondering what peoples fav jean is and also at what lengths people have gone to get that special pair. Im also curious to know peoples opinion on washing denim. How often do you wash yours if ever? Please any response would be very helpful. Also if anyone has other ideas on what I could do would be most welcome. Thanks!
     
  13. whodini

    whodini Senior member

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    Search this forum for the newbie guide to washing, top 5 jeans, etc. This has been covered again and again and again and again.
     
  14. me32

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    im not looking for guides or top fives, more a personal persepective. But thanks for your help ive found some of the things youve mentioned which will be helpful.
     
  15. ToledoStyle

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    Hey guys I tried googling it and tried to look in the Blue in Green website but Pure Blue Japans that say the thread sizing is XX-008 or whatever. specifically for Pure Blue Japan Jeans - XX-008 Neo-Vintage Slim.. is the XX-00? does it mean the jean is slubbier the higher the number and smoother the lower? I'm confused on how it identifies the texture it just says it has sizing from 01- 09 etc..
     
  16. j0emama

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    AFAIK the XX-00_ is just different cuts and has nothing to do with the slubbiness of the denim.
    XX-003 regular fit tapered
    XX-005 slim straight
    XX-011 left hand slim tapered
    Etc..
     
  17. CDHagg

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    My ultimate fav jean is the Rock & Republic Henlee bootcut. They make them both slim and regular-fit, but even the regular-fit looks amazing on a slim guy. The denim is 98% cotton and 2% spandex, and extremely soft. The softness and smoothness of Rock & Republic fabric, as well as the amazing drape (no bunching or creases anywhere) makes them much more sophisticated than most jeans. They look amazing with dress shoes and an oxford shirt. If you're giving a presentation, I'd assume that you want to look good. Rock & Republic Henlee jeans fit like wool slacks almost, so you will look very dressy.

    I'd reccomend washing them ( cold or tap-water temperature) a couple of times after you get them, and THEN take them to a good tailor and get an original hem. You want the hem to just touch the ground behind your heel while you're standing, so make sure you figure out which pair of shoes you'll be wearing them with most. To be safe, you could also ask for a half-inch of extra length, because to do an original hem you have to cut off a good deal of fabric.

    They're a little pricy ($150-200 range), but totally worth it. You can get them at Saks, or save some money and see if you can get them discounted online (but be aware that the Henlee jeans are hard to find on sale, since they're in such high demand).

    My pair-slim fit, in Backfire Strike Blue wash:
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  18. cyc wid it

    cyc wid it Senior member

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    ^^^ I think you will be in the minority here.
     
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    :uhoh:
     
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