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New gap denim

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by blackdarkeye, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. constantine.

    constantine. Senior member

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    my new Gap Skinnies have a leather patch on the back. I thought all of the new jeans were patch-less. Anyone?
     
  2. ctrlaltelite

    ctrlaltelite Senior member

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    my new Gap Skinnies have a leather patch on the back. I thought all of the new jeans were patch-less. Anyone?

    sounds like you have the elevated skinnies. do you have a blue button on the selvage coin pocket? is there a 1969 emblazoned in white letters above the right back pocket?
     
  3. Ohhai

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    my new Gap Skinnies have a leather patch on the back. I thought all of the new jeans were patch-less. Anyone?


    Check the tag that is likely in one of the legs at the hip. It will say what season they are from and the name of the fit and wash usually. I haven't seen the selvage skinny from this season to see if it has a patch or not. The old ones do.
     
  4. Ohhai

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    sounds like you have the elevated skinnies. do you have a blue button on the selvage coin pocket? is there a 1969 emblazoned in white letters above the right back pocket?

    By definition, anything from the $88 price point is the 'elevated' denim. New old or otherwise. But I get what you are trying to say...that he could have last season's skinny.

    There was a skinny rigid last season.
     
  5. ctrlaltelite

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    By definition, anything from the $88 price point is the 'elevated' denim. New old or otherwise. But I get what you are trying to say...that he could have last season's skinny. There was a skinny rigid last season.
    the rise on this season's skinny seems considerably lower than last season's, and you said yourself the denim is of a better quality, and i agree. and yes, this season's skinny has a tag on the inside noting it as "fall 2009."
     
  6. Ohhai

    Ohhai Senior member

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    the rise on this season's skinny seems considerably lower than last season's, and you said yourself the denim is of a better quality, and i agree. and yes, this season's skinny has a tag on the inside noting it as "fall 2009."
    I have yet to put hands on the skinny and it was not promoted till very late so I can't confirm fit being different. The selvage didn't take as large a leap as the non did as far as fabric goes. simply not as much ceiling and room for growth at that level and price point. The non-selvage going to ring/ring and all... Design and Construction did however take big steps up so there will be differences absolutely.
     
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    Check the tag that is likely in one of the legs at the hip. It will say what season they are from and the name of the fit and wash usually. I haven't seen the selvage skinny from this season to see if it has a patch or not. The old ones do.

    Correct, this is last season's model. None of the new 1969-ers have the leather patch.
     
  8. cancel.sing

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    my measurements aren't skinny at all.
    Not skinny with a 9" thigh?!
     
  9. constantine.

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    Yeah. I must have last seasons. No white letters, no blue button, tag on the inside says "1969 09" instead of "Fall 09".
     
  10. ctrlaltelite

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    Not skinny with a 9" thigh?!

    yes it's tight at the thigh but the taper isn't dramatic through the knee and there's plenty of room at the calf. that's pretty much how a slim, straight jean should fit to me (ie KMW 1980).

    skinny jeans have a hem of <= 7"
     
  11. mr. burns

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    think i'm gonna look into getting my authentics tapered by a half inch or so. opening is too wide and drops below the heal sometimes. think it's currently 8&quot;.
     
  12. cancel.sing

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    yes it's tight at the thigh but the taper isn't dramatic through the knee and there's plenty of room at the calf. that's pretty much how a slim, straight jean should fit to me (ie KMW 1980). skinny jeans have a hem of <= 7"
    I agree with you, my point was that they aren't skinny. That thigh measurement has to be off; I couldn't fit in a 9" thigh and I bought two sizes smaller than you did. I don't know, I'll measure mine when I finish moving and see.
     
  13. TxdoHawk

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    Is the stretching worse than APCs?
    I don't own a pair of APC's, but based on the stories I've heard, no. I think if I could have done it all over again, I might have tried squeezing into a 32, but I just don't know if that would have worked out well. I'm going to put a little more wear into these and see what happens. Like I mentioned, I'm hoping the trip through the dryer has done the trick and they won't stretch too badly in the waist again. I'll follow-up with another post when I find out.
     
  14. mr. burns

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    why not just wear a belt?
     
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    Yeah. I must have last seasons. No white letters, no blue button, tag on the inside says "1969 09" instead of "Fall 09".

    Probably last seasons but theres ANOTHER tag lower in the leg that will tell you the actual season and style. It's not the 1969 09 tag.

    I just checked my Spring 09 skinny and the tag is about 4 inches lower on the same side.
     
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    i put the two pair of new selvage authentics in the &quot;buy and sell&quot; if anyone is interested.
     
  17. TxdoHawk

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    why not just wear a belt?

    I don't mind belts in theory, but on lazy weekends I'm often in minimal effort mode, belts are one more part of an outfit I have to put on. (That's a terrible answer for this forum, I know, but it's the truth. [​IMG] )

    It probably doesn't help that my one belt is a fairly hum-drum black leather $8 special from a flea market...I keep meaning to grab something nice from Tanner Goods.
     
  18. mr. burns

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    I don't mind belts in theory, but on lazy weekends I'm often in minimal effort mode, belts are one more part of an outfit I have to put on. (That's a terrible answer for this forum, I know, but it's the truth. [​IMG] )

    It probably doesn't help that my one belt is a fairly hum-drum black leather $8 special from a flea market...I keep meaning to grab something nice from Tanner Goods.


    yea i'm pretty lazy and don't have an extensive shoes collection so i just keep the belt on the jeans even when they're hung up. usually wear black shoes so i just keep the same cheapo black belt on there until i wear my clarks.
     
  19. Mr. Moo

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    LOVE these! Authentic fit. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  20. ctrlaltelite

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    moo those look rad on you.
     

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