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. Jared

    Jared Senior member

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    Can someone please contrast the fit and other qualities of:
    • KMW 1980
    • Acne Mic
    • Dior 21
    • R&B 15
    I'm looking for a slim, dressy upgrade from APC NSs, and these are what I've pulled out of the archives. Thanks.
     


  2. pokey07

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    Gotta ask this again cause I never got an answer the first time. Sorry, I'm not trying to spam or anything.

    Stupid question, but anyway...

    Are these indigo or black? http://www.revolveclothing.com/Displ...10&c=Crate&d=b

    And how's the sizing on Crate? If I'm a 32x32 in RRDS is it safe to say I'm a 32 waist with these jeans?
    Thanks!
     


  3. discret

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    Hey guys, here's hoping you guys can help me find what I'm looking for.

    Basic criteria:

    -Dark, clean denim, raw is good.
    -An absence of unnatural whiskering or distressing.
    I can't take that stuff seriously on anyone else much less myself.
    -Has to be available in 29 or 30 waist.
    -A straight leg.
    Used to wear boot cuts all the time, don't really feel like it anymore.
    -A Medium rise.
    In short, low rise hurts.
    -A slim fit.
    This is the trickiest part. I like the fit of the good ole levi's 514 - almost. It's a little bit too baggy on me, especially on the thigh, but I can't make myself go all the way to the 511. Maybe I just need to take that plunge.
    -A decent price.
    Can't go designer, wouldn't want to if I could, looking to go less than 3 figures.

    Basically looking for something that fits close - but respectably - minimalist, and inexpensive - but not cheap.

    So am I doomed to buying some 511s and joining the lineup as yet another "hipster doofus"? What about tailoring? Would it be worth it to hunt down those raw 514s and have them tailored close? Would probably have to hem them anyway. Maybe the answer is to get some 511s and wear them until they've loosened up a bit.

    Thanks in advance!
     


  4. whodini

    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    Gotta ask this again cause I never got an answer the first time. Sorry, I'm not trying to spam or anything. Stupid question, but anyway... Are these indigo or black? http://www.revolveclothing.com/Displ...10&c=Crate&d=b And how's the sizing on Crate? If I'm a 32x32 in RRDS is it safe to say I'm a 32 waist with these jeans? Thanks!
    If they're raw, then they're indigo. Haven't seen the black version sold in the James for a while since Crate did that special run and cut for Barney's. If you need a black Crate might have an extra pair around the shop although back in May I pretty much only saw the Sallys in black. If it really is the black and not the indigo that you want, pm me and I'll ask Chad what's the deal. The James tends to run pretty TTS but stretch out nicely. If you're used to RRDS then these are going to be a bit slim on you. Not discouraging from getting a pair but they're two different cuts entirely. Going back to stretching, they always try to talk you down a size since I have seen them stretch like crazy but the longer I wear jeans the more I see that it's more about how you wear the pair than the pair itself. If you consider yourself averagely active then stick to the 32.
     


  5. manouche

    manouche Senior member

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    I wear 33 or 34 for Levi's 501.

    After a few wear, the jeans is too large at the tight and knees.

    Looks like a skirt !

    I need a 501 style cut with less room in the knees and the bottom.

    The old 501 (10 years ago) was rather good. The new cut us too large.

    What do you suggest ?
     


  6. brohymn

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    I got a pair of rinse jeans that has pressed wrinkles in it. They're a straight fit, and I'm concerned that they'll get wear marks on the wrinkles and/or won't develop much personalized wear.

    image: http://activeendeavors.com/assets/im...2603_rinse.jpg

    Should I iron them? Liquid starch them? Are wrinkle-worn jeans extra fashionable or something?

    Thanks,
    nox


    You should try to iron them. You won't get all of them out no matter how much you iron though. And no, the wrinkles aren't extra fashionable, although i don't really know what you mean by that. Artifical whiskers = bad.
     


  7. pokey07

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    If they're raw, then they're indigo. Haven't seen the black version sold in the James for a while since Crate did that special run and cut for Barney's. If you need a black Crate might have an extra pair around the shop although back in May I pretty much only saw the Sallys in black. If it really is the black and not the indigo that you want, pm me and I'll ask Chad what's the deal.

    The James tends to run pretty TTS but stretch out nicely. If you're used to RRDS then these are going to be a bit slim on you. Not discouraging from getting a pair but they're two different cuts entirely. Going back to stretching, they always try to talk you down a size since I have seen them stretch like crazy but the longer I wear jeans the more I see that it's more about how you wear the pair than the pair itself. If you consider yourself averagely active then stick to the 32.


    Thank you.
     


  8. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    whodini or PG2G got an opinion on this? thanks
     


  9. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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  10. drizzt3117

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    denim loss occurs due to the denim rubbing against itself. Clearly it isn't doing that when it's just sitting folded in a drawer.
     


  11. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    denim loss occurs due to the denim rubbing against itself. Clearly it isn't doing that when it's just sitting folded in a drawer.

    folded in a drawer the denim is still pressed tightly against one each other . more jeans on top of them for instance, etc.
    the folds are very sharp /acute due to this.

    just making sure.


    good to see you back though drizz
     


  12. james_timothy

    james_timothy Senior member

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    Hey guys, here's hoping you guys can help me find what I'm looking for.
    Start with LA Guy's Top 10 Jeans.

    Alternatively, go read Shoe's posts over the last few months as he swan dives from levi 501s down deep into the denim ocean.
     


  13. Pilot

    Pilot Senior member

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    anybody know measurements for waist, rise, inseam, thigh, and knee for Dior 19cm and 21cm size 32 and 33? i've read the thread at superfuture and didn't really find anything. do the raw black fit the same as the indigo?
     


  14. PG2G

    PG2G Senior member

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    Self Edge has made some limited run jeans with the Dior 19cm and 21cm cuts. The measurements there may serve as a good starting point. The SEXIH01 (Ironheart) was a 21cm cut and the SEXI04 (Imperial) was a 19cm cut.

    Also, there are some differences between the MIJ and MII that you may want to take into consideration.
     


  15. Pilot

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    thanks pg. i'll probably be getting the MII because i don't feel like dropping close to 400 on some jeans. i'll probably be getting them in black. but i'm not sure. depends on how well the black fades.

    well NM. both of those thigh measurements are way too tiny for me.
     


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