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Looking for a good start to raw denim.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by mrmartinmiii, Oct 18, 2006.

  1. mrmartinmiii

    mrmartinmiii Member

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    Hey guys, this is my first post, and i've recently bought a pair of BDG jeans from Urban Outfitters. They're pretty cool, and i've been wearing the hell out of them. However, i'd like to start off with my first pair of expensive jeans. I'm a size 30, with about a 30 inseam. I was looking at about three choices, the APC New Standards in 28, the Nudie Slim Jims in 31, and the True Religion Bobby Raw in 30. If you guys have any suggestions just help me out, i'd really like a nice pair of jeans that i can wear alot, but still look good when i go out and stuff. I like my jeans not too loose, not too baggy, kinda like the 501's when you go one size up. Any help is appreciated.
     
  2. Bungee Man

    Bungee Man Senior member

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    I think the New Standards would be a good place to start. I vote for those. Nice jean for the price.
     
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    Hey guys, this is my first post, and i've recently bought a pair of BDG jeans from Urban Outfitters. They're pretty cool, and i've been wearing the hell out of them. However, i'd like to start off with my first pair of expensive jeans. I'm a size 30, with about a 30 inseam. I was looking at about three choices, the APC New Standards in 28, the Nudie Slim Jims in 31, and the True Religion Bobby Raw in 30. If you guys have any suggestions just help me out, i'd really like a nice pair of jeans that i can wear alot, but still look good when i go out and stuff. I like my jeans not too loose, not too baggy, kinda like the 501's when you go one size up. Any help is appreciated.

    I have the $50 BDG jeans as well... they're close to my ideal fit with a nice fitted, straight leg. But after stretching out around the waist, I wished I had picked up a size smaller. I'll probably never wash them for fear of them shrinking lengthwise into flood pants.
     
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    drizzt3117 Senior member

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    PC NS or RRDS would be a great place to start.
     
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    If you get the Slim Jims and you're a 30" waist, get a 30 if you want that relaxed fit. A 31 will be too big for you
     
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    Another vote for the New Standards. Be sure to size down at least 1", but 2" recommended because they will stretch a lot. Had a 31 (I'm a 32) and at first they fit just right, but then after about a week they stretched out to a 33 or more. Plus they're cheaper than the Nudies right?
     
  9. GWHiZiTSPHiL

    GWHiZiTSPHiL Senior member

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    my vote definitely goes to nudies.
     
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    digital_denim Senior member

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    PC new standards. subtle, looks good, and inexpensive (relatively for what you get)
     
  11. knucks

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    From what i've read, APC would be the way to go. personally, I love my Crate (if only the waist was PERFECT)
     
  12. mrmartinmiii

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    thanks guys, however i have a question. someone posted that i should get a 30 on the Nudie Slim Jims. What i'm really looking for is that fit that i get when i wear a 31 on my Levi's 501. Those to me are the perfect fit, so what do you recommend i get based on this? thanks guys for all your help.
     
  13. knucks

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    Honestly, it's really hard to tell what the fit will be. Try to find the pair in-store somewhere and try it on.
     
  14. mrmartinmiii

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    thanks guys for all your help, now if i could only find out where i can buy some apc's in the los angeles/san fernando valley area....
     
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    PG2G Senior member

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    Hollywood Trading Company (either location). South Willard carries them as well, afaik. They are smaller though, so they probably have limited stock.

    You should also be able to try Slim Jims at HTC, or Ron Herman @ Fred Segal Melrose
     
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    i would also say go with apc NS. the slim jim is made of a what feels like a softer denim so the contrast isn't as drastic as what you could get with the NS. however they do fade it a great mellow blue!

    i still see true religions as gimmicky and bad trendy even they're still around. hopefully i'm right, which would mean, by the time you would have to do the transformation wash them they will be on their way out haha!

    try denim bar phone orders. i've had very good service ordering my apc's there and they were 120 shipped. you could also do www.apc.fr but they charge 10 bucks for shipping and they're 140
     
  17. mrmartinmiii

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    cool cool, im interested in this denim bar thing. would i have to pay in credit card or is there other forms of payment? also do you have the number? thanks for all your help guys, i really hope my first premium pair of jeans turns out to be great.
     
  18. LA Guy

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    The phone number for Denim Bar is: 703-414-8202. Makes sure you mention the Styleforum to get the $120 price and free shipping. Also, ask Mauro to measure specific pairs of jeans for you. Front rise, back rise, waist, thigh, inseam, outseam, hem width, width of hem, etc... He just sits around all day long being bored and gets a kick out of this [​IMG] Okay, seriously, before ordering, read the APC official sizing thread.
     
  19. mrmartinmiii

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    thanks guys, and i must say- for this being my first thread, and my first posts, you guys have been very helpful in me finding the right pair of jeans.
     

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