1. And... we're back. You'll notice that all of your images are back as well, as are our beloved emoticons, including the infamous :foo: We have also worked with our server folks and developers to fix the issues that were slowing down the site.

    There is still work to be done - the images in existing sigs are not yet linked, for example, and we are working on a way to get the images to load faster - which will improve the performance of the site, especially on the pages with a ton of images, and we will continue to work diligently on that and keep you updated.

    Cheers,

    Fok on behalf of the entire Styleforum team
    Dismiss Notice

I want to buy the Pure Blue Japan XX-005 can anyone tell me how the waist size runs?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by bluetox, Jul 12, 2006.

  1. BerserKer

    BerserKer Member

    Messages:
    7
    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2006
    Are the xx-005s on blue in green's website one wash or dry.[​IMG]
     
  2. yawn

    yawn Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    67
    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2006
  3. BerserKer

    BerserKer Member

    Messages:
    7
    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2006
    So would I have to size down or true for the dry.
     
  4. Sabrosa

    Sabrosa Senior member

    Messages:
    428
    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2006
    Location:
    Austin
    Hmm...so if my pair of RRDS are size 28, should I get a 28 or 29 in the 005?
     
  5. DNW

    DNW Senior member

    Messages:
    10,526
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2006
    Location:
    Recession, Baby
    Arrrgh...you people are giving me the itch. I hadn't thought about buying new jeans for a few weeks, now I want a pair of PBJ. Fack!!!
     
  6. Sabrosa

    Sabrosa Senior member

    Messages:
    428
    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2006
    Location:
    Austin
    Haha, yeah, it is quite tempting. $205 seems like about the best deal you are going to get outside of Japan.
     
  7. Dangydang

    Dangydang Senior member

    Messages:
    196
    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2005
    Dangydang and others, have they stretched out much on you?

    I just started wearing mine 3-4 weeks ago and I wear them about 4-5 days a week. So far stretching has been very very minimal. They stayed up perfectly without a belt when I first received them and they stay up just fine without a belt right now. If you're thinking about getting a pair I'd highly recommend them.
     
  8. fosho78

    fosho78 Senior member

    Messages:
    163
    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2007
    I have a question about PBJ sizing and I thought I'd just reuse this thread instead of making another one. This question's already been asked but no one answered:

    When buying dry PBJ xx-005s off BiG's website, should I go with my true size or size up one? If I buy my true size and then hot soak them and wear them while they dry, wouldn't that keep them from getting too skinny? That's my concern - I don't want them to get too tight.
     
  9. denning

    denning Senior member

    Messages:
    1,292
    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2005
    Location:
    Canada
    I purchased 1 down with mine from BiG. However you are missing out on one element, stretching. If you buy your regular size they will shrink, a little, and then stretch, likely more than they shrunk. Buy one size down and you should be fine.
     
  10. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

    Messages:
    21,825
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2006
    I purchased 1 down with mine from BiG. However you are missing out on one element, stretching. If you buy your regular size they will shrink, a little, and then stretch, likely more than they shrunk. Buy one size down and you should be fine.

    This has been my experience with PBJ (not specifically 005's, though). Stretching is much slower than with APC's, but after soaking (some shrinkage, not a lot) and maybe 10-20 wearings they've stretched a bit more than they shrank. They're a 34 and the true waist is probably closer to 35 at this point.
     
  11. Brian278

    Brian278 Senior member

    Messages:
    3,820
    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2006
    Location:
    West Palm Beach, FL
    I'm looking to get a pair of these as well. The actual waist measurement on my current regular jeans is 34, and I don't want them to be super tight at the waist or anywhere else really. Should I just get the 33s, hot soak them and let them stretch back out?

    From looking at several for sale threads for 33s here and on SuFu most people don't get them to shrink as much all over as the BiG measurements suggest their process does, so I think I'd be OK with getting 33s to shrink down to 33.5 after one hot soak/air dry which would give them a half-inch to come back out.
     
  12. fosho78

    fosho78 Senior member

    Messages:
    163
    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2007
    Just looked some stuff up on superfuture and everything that I read said that you should get 005s true to size.
     
  13. chronoaug

    chronoaug Senior member

    Messages:
    13,383
    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2006
    Location:
    Boston
    Like everything though, there is not a universal rule. I believe i sized down about 1 or a half and it worked out. I'm probably going to sell them as i am looking for something slimmer below the knee, but they worked out after a bit of stretching while wet. They stretch a lot if you wet them. Great looking jeans though. The denim is fun to play with when bored on a long car ride.

    If you're huskier or work out your legs a bunch, size up one. If you're a normal build get true to size, if you're pretty slim you could get away with sizing down a half size or 1 depending on how much they shrank during the initial wash/soak.
     
  14. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Senior member

    Messages:
    14,235
    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2008
    I wear Nudie Thin Finns in 31x34 and they fit me perfect. I also had a pair of APC NS in size 29 too.

    For the record, I'm 6'1" and weigh approx 145 pounds.

    I'm planning on getting the post-soak 005s from BiG. What size should I get, taking into consideration stretching and the fact that they're low-rise?

    I have hip bones so if they sit at my hip bones, 31s would probably be too small. So should I get 32s? Or do 005s stretch enough to the point where if I get 31s they will stretch to fit me perfectly?

    I'm so confused, help would be appreciated!
     
  15. Jay-D

    Jay-D Senior member Affiliate Vendor

    Messages:
    2,329
    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2008
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    I wear Nudie Thin Finns in 31x34 and they fit me perfect. I also had a pair of APC NS in size 29 too.

    For the record, I'm 6'1" and weigh approx 145 pounds.

    I'm planning on getting the post-soak 005s from BiG. What size should I get, taking into consideration stretching and the fact that they're low-rise?

    I have hip bones so if they sit at my hip bones, 31s would probably be too small. So should I get 32s? Or do 005s stretch enough to the point where if I get 31s they will stretch to fit me perfectly?

    I'm so confused, help would be appreciated!


    I would recommend 31s, but wait for a little more advice to confirm. I have not stocked PBJ that long. And by the way, we do have the XX-005 one wash in stock. After you confirm which size you need, pm me.
     
  16. whodini

    whodini Senior member

    Messages:
    18,144
    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2006
    Location:
    Loretto, KY
    I wear Nudie Thin Finns in 31x34 and they fit me perfect. I also had a pair of APC NS in size 29 too.
    Get a pair of 31s. I sized down one and while they eventually stretched fine in the waist (even loose), they still are pretty tight around the knees.
     
  17. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Senior member

    Messages:
    14,235
    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2008
    Thanks for the input.

    The thing is, if I measure at my hipbones, my waist is actually 32inches. Should I still get the 31s? I dont know how low they sit, is the problem.
     
  18. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Senior member

    Messages:
    14,235
    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2008
    Actually, what's this whole shrink-to-fit deal? If I want to buy the jeans raw, do I buy the size 29 (which translates to a 31.5 waist)? Does shrink-to-fit mean that you have to soak your jeans in hot water once before you start wearing them? Or are the 005s simply like other dry denim where you wear them for 6 months until you first wash them.

    I am SO confused.

    What are the advantages to buying raw vs. one wash?
     
  19. whodini

    whodini Senior member

    Messages:
    18,144
    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2006
    Location:
    Loretto, KY
    Thanks for the input.

    The thing is, if I measure at my hipbones, my waist is actually 32inches. Should I still get the 31s? I dont know how low they sit, is the problem.

    Stop overthinking it. If you wear size "xxx" regularly in jeans then get the same size in pbj.

    Actually, what's this whole shrink-to-fit deal? If I want to buy the jeans raw, do I buy the size 29 (which translates to a 31.5 waist)? Does shrink-to-fit mean that you have to soak your jeans in hot water once before you start wearing them? Or are the 005s simply like other dry denim where you wear them for 6 months until you first wash them.

    I am SO confused.

    What are the advantages to buying raw vs. one wash?

    Shrink-to-fit: You initially soak the jeans so that they shrink to tagged size and then wear.
    STF vs one wash: Less guesswork.
     
  20. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Senior member

    Messages:
    14,235
    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2008
    Okay, so I got the one-wash 31s and I had no problems buttoning the top button.

    It fits snugly. .does this mean it will stretch out to the point where it's actually loose? Should I have sized down one?
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by