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Looking nice-ish in summer heat

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Brian SD, May 1, 2006.

  1. Brian SD

    Brian SD Moderator

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    I'm a little surprised by how jeans are most people's no-brainer option for heat. Lightweight cotton and linen pants are generally more breathable than denim, especially the kind of 13+ oz denim preferred by most denimheads.

    Another thing that should be mentioned are Topsiders, sans socks. Just don't plan on doing much walking in them, unless you're a masochist.


    My no-brainer is jeans because I spend more time outside in the summer, therefore getting more wear in. [​IMG]
     


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    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    It's all about the Uniqlo linen/cotton jeans for summer.

    [​IMG]
     


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    It's all about the Uniqlo linen/cotton jeans for summer.

    http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/1566/uniqlol17ie.jpg


    Is there a noticeable difference in heat retention and dissipation that does not have much to do with the material's weight but rather with the blend? If yes, I need to get some of those!
     


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    Is there a noticeable difference in heat retention and dissipation that does not have much to do with the material's weight but rather with the blend? If yes, I need to get some of those!
    I don't know the physics of it, but the fabric is very light (thin) yet tightly woven. Whatever the mechanism, they are much cooler (heatwise) than any of my other jeans. The linen seems to help them stay crisp looking instead of how cotton looks when it has gotten damp from sweat.
     


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    I don't know the physics of it, but the fabric is very light (thin) yet tightly woven. Whatever the mechanism, they are much cooler (heatwise) than any of my other jeans. The linen seems to help them stay crisp looking instead of how cotton looks when it has gotten damp from sweat.

    Great. Thanks J. You wouldn't happen to know off hand what model those are or if they are even available anywhere at all outside of Japan? I guess I can hope that I come across them once I visit the Old World next but ideally would rather find them online.
     


  6. Brian SD

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    Great. Thanks J. You wouldn't happen to know off hand what model those are or if they are even available anywhere at all outside of Japan? I guess I can hope that I come across them once I visit the Old World next but ideally would rather find them online.

    Skalgore, I talked to the people at Uniqlo in NJ and they said that the Cotton/Linen jeans aren't being carried in the USA. [​IMG]

    Of course now that it's summer, maybe its worth a shot again. I would be afraid that the fit is bad though.
     


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    Skalgore, I talked to the people at Uniqlo in NJ and they said that the Cotton/Linen jeans aren't being carried in the USA. [​IMG]

    Of course now that it's summer, maybe its worth a shot again. I would be afraid that the fit is bad though.


    [​IMG]

    Thanks Brian...
    Btw, what do you mean the fit is bad?


    Stelios
     


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    I don't know the physics of it, but the fabric is very light (thin) yet tightly woven. Whatever the mechanism, they are much cooler (heatwise) than any of my other jeans. The linen seems to help them stay crisp looking instead of how cotton looks when it has gotten damp from sweat.

    I have some Diesels (Rabox) that are 50/50 cotton/linen and they are definitely cooler-feeling in hot weather.

    j, whose doorway are you peeing in?
     


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    I have some Diesels (Rabox) that are 50/50 cotton/linen and they are definitely cooler-feeling in hot weather.

    j, whose doorway are you peeing in?

    My office, of course! "Don't s*** where you eat (or work)," but they never said anything about taking a leak...[​IMG]
     


  10. Brian SD

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    Well I was just referring to the American-market jeans. The jeans j has came from Japan, and I suspect that the budget market there is more accepting of close-fitting jeans. I have heard that American-market Uniqlo stuff runs a bit large.
     


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    Well I was just referring to the American-market jeans. The jeans j has came from Japan, and I suspect that the budget market there is more accepting of close-fitting jeans. I have heard that American-market Uniqlo stuff runs a bit large.

    Blast it. I assume then that there is no online source for these Japanese ones?
     


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    Well I was just referring to the American-market jeans. The jeans j has came from Japan, and I suspect that the budget market there is more accepting of close-fitting jeans. I have heard that American-market Uniqlo stuff runs a bit large.
    Yeah... Speaking of fat Americans, I just pulled them out and remembered that these linen jeans also don't stretch. And it looks like I need to lay off the beer for a while.
     


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    Yeah... Speaking of fat Americans, I just pulled them out and remembered that these linen jeans also don't stretch. And it looks like I need to lay off the beer for a while.

    LOL!
     


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    This is really bad. I really want some nice slim bootcut-ish linen blend jeans! Any suggestions ideas? I really covet J.'s though. Is that a sin, to covet your (virtual) neighbour's denim [​IMG] ?
     


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    Tencel-blend jeans are another lightweight option.
     


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