New gap denim

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  1. cancel.sing

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    The new 1969 Skinny isn't a skinny jean. Some of those measurements seem really off to me. I have a pair of 30x30s and they are a perfect slim-straight cut. No discomfort or tightness anywhere.
     
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    The new 1969 Skinny isn't a skinny jean. Some of those measurements seem really off to me. I have a pair of 30x30s and they are a perfect slim-straight cut. No discomfort or tightness anywhere.

    my measurements aren't skinny at all. the rise is pretty accurate as i subtracted the inseam from the outseam, and the inseam measured 30" for a jean tagged 30."

    the waist i expected to be a little big as the rise is lower than usual and they've stretched in my week of wearing them exclusively.
     
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    Just got some loose selvage, and I"m really liking these. Unlike some of the other models, it only has selvage stitching on the coin pocket, so it's subtle. Think they will be fun for knocking around.
     
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    The stretching in the waist is definitely a little disconcerting. I gave my pair an initial wash + hang dry, wore them on and off for two weeks, and by the end of that the waist looked a little goofy. Washed, tossed in the dryer, and that cleared up, but I have worn them a bit since then and there definitely has been some stretching in the waist, just not as much as last time. I'm hoping the dryer did the trick and they won't get all whacked out again, but only time will tell.
     
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    Is the stretching worse than APCs?
     
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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?
     
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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?
     
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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.
     
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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.
     
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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."
     
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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.
     
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    my measurements aren't skinny at all.
    Not skinny with a 9" thigh?!
     
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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".
     
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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"
     

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