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My 1st STF 501s

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by yeayea, Jun 16, 2007.

  1. gdc_2008

    gdc_2008 Senior member

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    Why not get a 31 if 32 is big and 30 is too snug?
     


  2. NoVaguy

    NoVaguy Senior member

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    Why not get a 31 if 32 is big and 30 is too snug?

    because they're stf's - shrink to fit. if it fits "just right" at purchase, and then "shrinks", it'll end up tighter than "just right", wouldn't it.
     


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    gdc_2008 Senior member

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    I was referencing his comment that 30s were too tight and 32 was loose...thus 31 might work better....
     


  4. chronoaug

    chronoaug Boston Hipster (Dropkick Murphy)

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    Go and get a 32-34. That way you can let the inseam shrink about 2-3 inches and not worry about it. I usually prefer with jeans to have them touch the shoes with an extra inch or two
     


  5. NoVaguy

    NoVaguy Senior member

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    I was referencing his comment that 30s were too tight and 32 was loose...thus 31 might work better....

    yes, but these haven't gone through any soaking or washing yet. if the 30 is tight and the 32 is baggy as the OP says, then the 31 could be the best fit.

    and then the OP will soak/wash them and lose 1-2 inches in the waist (or even more - i think 501 stf's can lose up to 3 inches). His perfectly fitting 31's will be either 28, 29 or 30's at that point. and unlikely to fit.

    that was my point. you can't buy 501 stf's based on how they fit unsoaked/unwashed unless you plan to never wash them, and only dry clean them.
     


  6. chronoaug

    chronoaug Boston Hipster (Dropkick Murphy)

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    shrink to fit. what happened to sitting in a hot bathtub for awhile while wearing them
     


  7. yeayea

    yeayea Senior member

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    Shrunk to Fit - just in time for the heat wave!

    exchanged the previous pair for 32x32s and shrunk in a hot tub for 40 minutes

    this is a much tighter fit (obviously) - the fabric bunches up a bit in places (when did i get a bubble-butt?) - im expecting that will stop after they are broken in

    im supprised by the amount of shrinkage (and the amount of dye that washed off!)

    although i do like the fit here (kinda-skinny), i think i like the pre-shrunk fit better (kinda-baggy). i might try this again with 34x32s to match the original fit .. these are snug in the waist (although i am trying to drop an inch off my waist this summer)

    too bad its frikin 90 degrees out or i would be able to break them in quickly.

    *also, im assuming regular washing with cold water will be fine from here on out and will not cause further shrinking - please confirm.*
     


  8. drizzt3117

    drizzt3117 Senior member

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    Those don't look that slim fitted really, still look fairly relaxed, especially through the leg where the 501 should be pretty tapered.
     


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    velobran Senior member

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    ^^ Agreed. They look baggy, at least by the standards set forth by this holy forum.
     


  10. chronoaug

    chronoaug Boston Hipster (Dropkick Murphy)

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    They definitely look relaxed fit everywhere. If you're talking about tight in the waist, they'll stretch out after a few days so don't worry about it.
     


  11. yeayea

    yeayea Senior member

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    i agree they are still baggy (by SF standards) - i just meant that they were more fitted than my original pics (the pre-shrunk version) - i guess since they sit at the waist (and not the hips) they feel more fitted to me - i definitely agree that they are still loose - im afraid to shrink them more b/c i dont have room to give at the waist and inseam

    overall, what do you think? are they a good fit? are they SF approved? Can i rock a pair of RMWs in them?

    aside:
    i realized recently that 'slim fit' will work no way no how for my body type. and do to my somewhat athletic legs i cant fit my thighs into the slim jeans i tried (H&M sliqs)

    edit: looking at the pics they really do look baggy - they sit snug at the waist which makes them feel more fitted than they look i suppose.
     


  12. drizzt3117

    drizzt3117 Senior member

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    i agree they are still baggy (by SF standards) - i just meant that they were more fitted than my original pics (the pre-shrunk version) - i guess since they sit at the waist (and not the hips) they feel more fitted to me - i definitely agree that they are still loose - im afraid to shrink them more b/c i dont have room to give at the waist and inseam

    overall, what do you think? are they a good fit? are they SF approved? Can i rock a pair of RMWs in them?

    aside:
    i realized recently that 'slim fit' will work no way no how for my body type. and do to my somewhat athletic legs i cant fit my thighs into the slim jeans i tried (H&M sliqs)


    How big are your thighs/calves? I doubt slim fit won't work for you...
     


  13. chronoaug

    chronoaug Boston Hipster (Dropkick Murphy)

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    A good slim fit(not tight) will work for you. It works for pretty much everyone. You can just say you're afraid of trying on something slimmer. I've seen bigger dudes than you wear classy looking slim jeans with no problem.
     


  14. yeayea

    yeayea Senior member

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    How big are your thighs/calves? I doubt slim fit won't work for you...

    21.5" thighs 15" calves 35" waist

    i couldnt fit into the 32" waist sliqs
     


  15. yeayea

    yeayea Senior member

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    A good slim fit(not tight) will work for you. It works for pretty much everyone. You can just say you're afraid of trying on something slimmer. I've seen bigger dudes than you wear classy looking slim jeans with no problem.
    do i need to up the waist size on a slim fit jean? i wear a 32" in the levis 514s and they have a bit of room in the waist. everytime i try a slim fit in 32" its very tight in the waist crotch and thighs. maybe i should try a 34"? edit: im willing to try something slimmer - ill admit that its somewhat out of my comfort zone - but im willing to try it - im just saying that i havent found a fit so far that works - im here to improve my looks and image so im willing to go out of my comfort zone.. edit edit: yeah. i mean, im no bodybuilder. im certainly no an ecotomorph either. i do have some excess weight on the waist, however. im a pretty small guy overall so im a bit puzzled
     


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