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Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Empire, Feb 27, 2007.

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  1. touchthesky

    touchthesky Well-Known Member

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    Are drkshdw jackets true to size? For reference, I'm about a slim 38 in in the chest, and was wondering if a medium was the way to go.
     
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    If I wear a white shirt under a raw denim jacket, will I soon be wearing a blue shirt?
     
  3. Bandwagonesque

    Bandwagonesque Well-Known Member

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    If I wear a white shirt under a raw denim jacket, will I soon be wearing a blue shirt?

    I'm going to say "maybe".

    Try it with a really cheap white Hanes undershirt. If you can pull this cmf-esque look off, the blue denim stains on the white undershirt will look badass. They'll probably come out in the wash though unless you wear the same shirt everytime you wear the jacket.
     
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    Just to add a last word to brian's post, from what I gather from my pants/jeans and a couple friend's "true waist size" is usually around 2 inches bigger than tagged size.

    for example my waist is 34", but all my pants are size 32" and 31" waist.



    I'll ask:
    Do brian and LAguy have any pics of them in their APCs?

    and

    Get Smart: what LCVs do you wear? There are so great looking pants you have in the WAYWN that you identify just as "LVC", what kind are they?
     
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    There have been some great discussions here (the Ann D/Cloak/Carpe thread comes to mind)
    [​IMG] Thank you, thank you! BUT -- a question of my own... RRDS is the nicest jean that I own. I also enjoy my 5EP Low Down Boot resin, but I prefer the lower rise (around 10") on the RRDS. As you can see, I like somewhat relaxed fitting jeans. Both are boot cut, but that's not necessary. I have a pair of APC NS cords and love them, but I'm not interested in wearing something that slim every day. So, needs to be more relaxed than APC NS. For my next purchase, I'd like to buy dry selvedge...the 5EP's weren't raw and breaking them in is great, but I want to break in another pair of raw jeans. So: - 10" rise or so - somewhat relaxed fit. - dry, selvedge Imperial and PBJ 003 look to have too high a rise, same with KMW 2010. KMW 1980 looks a little too tapered around the ankle. Johnbull SC-005 might work, but it's not selvedge, and I've been able to noticeably discern the difference between the two types of denim. What am I buying? Which jeans fit this? Brand really doesn't matter, as long as I can get this fit right.
     
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    [​IMG] Thank you, thank you!

    BUT -- a question of my own...

    RRDS is the nicest jean that I own. I also enjoy my 5EP Low Down Boot resin, but I prefer the lower rise (around 10") on the RRDS. As you can see, I like somewhat relaxed fitting jeans. Both are boot cut, but that's not necessary. I have a pair of APC NS cords and love them, but I'm not interested in wearing something that slim every day. So, needs to be more relaxed than APC NS.

    For my next purchase, I'd like to buy dry selvedge...the 5EP's weren't raw and breaking them in is great, but I want to break in another pair of raw jeans.

    So:

    - 10" rise or so
    - somewhat relaxed fit.
    - dry, selvedge

    What am I buying? Which jeans fit this?


    Obvious answer = SSDS
     
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    SSDS might be a little too slim around the ankle for me, and I should have mentioned, although I am enamored with the Nudies, I wouldn't mind trying another brand. I intend to buy the 5EP x SF jeans, and those are somewhat similar.
     
  8. drizzt3117

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    SSDS might be a little too slim around the ankle for me, and I should have mentioned, although I am enamored with the Nudies, I wouldn't mind trying another brand. I intend to buy the 5EP x SF jeans, and those are somewhat similar.

    SSDS are huge around the ankle... I had to have mine tailored because they were too big. If you want another brand and want raw jeans, you could look at something like the KMW 1950.
     
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    I'll ask: Do brian and LAguy have any pics of them in their APCs?
    I'm neither LAGuy nor BrianSD, but I wear a 30 waist in pretty much all jeans, and this is what a size 30 APC New Standard looks like on me after months of wear and a couple washes: http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...wayw0209-1.jpg http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...wayw0209-2.jpg For reference, a decent shot of the fit of my RRDG in size 31 (which is one size greater than I "should" wear in Ralfs, I wanted these particularly loose): http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...wayw0323-1.jpg http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...wayw0323-2.jpg I have to say, my experience doesn't quite jive with Brian's. You can tell from the pics, I could probably have gone down to a size 28 (so, sizing down 2 from my normal jean size) and it would have been just a little tight, and given how much these stretch, that wouldn't have been a problem at all.
     
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    Another jean that I've tried on and liked was the RB11, though it wasn't dry and the back pockets were offputting.

    KMW 1950 looks interesting ... what is the rise? Might be higher than 10"

    Additionally, I am a 32x32 in both the 5EP LDB and RRDS, so I'm presuming I'll keep that size wherever I go.

    edit: Context lists the KMW 1950 AWA rise at 10.5" and the leg opening at 9. Difference between RRDS is .5" in rise.

    Hmm...this is certainly a match, but I'd like to know some other suggestions.
     
  11. drizzt3117

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    Another jean that I've tried on and liked was the RB11, though it wasn't dry and the back pockets were offputting. KMW 1950 looks interesting ... what is the rise? Might be higher than 10" Additionally, I am a 32x32 in both the 5EP LDB and RRDS, so I'm presuming I'll keep that size wherever I go. edit: Context lists the KMW 1950 AWA rise at 10.5" and the leg opening at 9. Difference between RRDS is .5" in rise. Hmm...this is certainly a match, but I'd like to know some other suggestions.
    My SSDS pre-alterations: [​IMG] and after: [​IMG]
     
  12. ruben

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    what's that second blazer?
     
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    drizzt3117 Well-Known Member

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    what's that second blazer?

    It's a Corneliani pinstripe blazer I was photographing for a buyer.
     
  14. Cusovr6

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    I have a question about getting Jeans hemmed. I just bought a pair of hipsters last night from Denim Bar, I bought them in 32x34, but typically I am a 30 inseam and am concerned about them being ridiculously long and looking silly on me. I am thinking getting them tailored to a 32" inseam right away and then see what they do. Does anyone think this is a bad idea? What are your suggestions for someone with short legs like mine?
     
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    I answered your question in the other thread, it's fine as long as you won't have to hem it again. I would personally hem it to about 1" longer than you think you want it to be if you intend to wash them.
     
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    Pretty much sold on the KMW's. Now, what's the difference between the 2010's and 1950's? 1" of leg opening?
     
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    Pretty much sold on the KMW's. Now, what's the difference between the 2010's and 1950's? 1" of leg opening?

    Yeah looks like the 2010 isn't tapered like the 1950, but neither of them are very relaxed.
     
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    and if I took a 32 in the RRDS and LDB, some people seem to be sizing down 1 more on the KMW. A 31 or a 32?
     
  20. drizzt3117

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    and if I took a 32 in the RRDS and LDB, some people seem to be sizing down 1 more on the KMW. A 31 or a 32?

    Depends how relaxed you want them. I'd say size down one if you aren't going to wash them soon, but then again I prefer my jeans to be more fitted.
     
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