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Recommend me some jeans to try

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by A Harris, Jun 25, 2007.

  1. A Harris

    A Harris Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'm still searching for the perfect straight leg jean, for me. Basically what I need is something with a roomy but not antifit top block, and straight or slightly tapered leg, not too slim or loose. Here is what I've tried so far:

    Earnest Sewn Fulton - perfect fit, but not fond of the denim quality.

    Sugar Cane Hawaii - tolerable but too high a rise and too loose in the thighs, they've got that thigh bulge thing going on.

    5EP straight rigid - Not bad, but a little to much thigh bulge and a little slim in the lower leg.

    5EP lown down boot in one wash resin - top block good, but the legs were too slim.

    RRL second generation raw bootcut - (Japanese made with the light leather patch) these would be about perfect if they were a straight leg and maybe slightly looser in the leg.

    APC Rescue - sized down two, the top block is good but the leg is a little loose.

    Two things that often throw off the fit for me - too low back rise, and too tight in the crotch. I am not a fan of male camel toe.

    Japanese denim recommendations are especially what I am looking for. I like slubby denim. I especially like dark denim with a black or brown cast.

    I'd have tried the KMW 1950 already, but haven't found anyone who stocks a size 38. That's the hard part, my size really cuts down on selection.
     
  2. casual lad

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    try nudie straight sven!!!!
     
  3. Hard2Fit

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    LD Frontier Pant is defnitely worth checking out. I'm a big fan. Long rise, full straight leg (not baggy), with wide hem. Not too flashy with nice details too. 14oz but not slubby denim though. Current Context price is a steal.

    Check the measurements on Context. If the legs are too full you may like the Prescott (also at a great price). I think they fit a little closer to the ES Fulton (slimmer).
     
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    I am not a fan of male camel toe.

    We prefer moose knuckle...

    Not to see it or have it ... but just the name of it. [​IMG]
     
  5. A Harris

    A Harris Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    ALD Frontier Pant is defnitely worth checking out. I'm a big fan. Long rise, full straight leg (not baggy), with wide hem. Not too flashy with nice details too. 14oz but not slubby denim though. Current Context price is a steal.

    Check the measurements on Context. If the legs are too full you may like the Prescott (also at a great price). I think they fit a little closer to the ES Fulton (slimmer).



    Context links for the ALD jeans are broken...

    Thanks for the recommendation on the Nudies, but I am not crazy about the bright orange stitching they use.
     
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    Samurai 5000 VX.
     
  7. Hard2Fit

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    Context links for the ALD jeans are broken...

    http://www.contextclothing.com/brand...ier_ladurance/

    Works for me. Prescott is now sold out though. . .

    There are several other places to get ALD online (not on sale though).
     
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    Eric Stoner Well-Known Member

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    Have you tried Pure Blue ?

    Beautiful denim, amongst the slubbiest out there. The XX-003 is a regular fit, might suit your needs.

    Check www.blueingreensoho.com
     
  9. A Harris

    A Harris Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    http://www.contextclothing.com/brand...ier_ladurance/

    Works for me. Prescott is now sold out though. . .

    There are several other places to get ALD online (not on sale though).



    Hmm, apparently the site does not like my computer. I can get that page, but when I click on the Frontier or Prescott I get nothing.
     
  10. A Harris

    A Harris Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Have you tried Pure Blue ?

    Beautiful denim, amongst the slubbiest out there. The XX-003 is a regular fit, might suit your needs.

    Check www.blueingreensoho.com


    I've been tempted, but there is nowhere in San Francisco to try them on that I know of, and I've read they tend to run tight in the crotch area.
     
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    drizzt3117 Senior member

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    Eternal 811s in size 40 should fit the bill.
     
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    Do they make the KMW 1980's in 38s?

    I have a pair of the RRLs, the only real difference between the 2 are the 1980s are less tapered
     
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    drizzt3117 Senior member

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    Both of these are at selfedge in san fran

    http://www.selfedge.com/shop/index.p...roducts_id=210

    http://www.selfedge.com/shop/index.p...roducts_id=203

    The skull and flathead jeans are between slim and relaxed with a nice low(but not to low) rise and nice japanese denim. JPGM has the skulls in question and they work really well.


    I don't believe they make them in 38... I haven't even found them in 36. SExIH, however, is made in 38, although you might need it in 40.
     
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    I thought i saw the jeans i mentioned on japanese sites in 38, but i guess he wants to be able to try them on.
     
  18. Coulomb

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    harris,

    i would try the 505z edwins. they are a relaxed, straight leg jean without the protuding thing...

    where i can't help is i don't know of any stores in the US that carries a respectable range of edwins.
     
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    you've tried rescue but not standards? Standards have a slimmer leg, and are well, pretty much the standard middle of the road slim jean mid priced starting point right now...
     

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