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RRL fit

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by whodini, Jul 16, 2006.

  1. whodini

    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    I have two pairs of the one-wash RRLs, the boot cuts with a 27" waist and the straight legs with a 26" waist. I usually take a 30" or 31" waist but both fit me pretty well. I've been wearing them for months and they show hardly any wear at all.

    Best of all, I believe I got both of them for less than $50 total! This was months ago when they were flooding eBay. Great jeans, though, especially for a price that low!

    Been wearing my RRL slims for 3 weeks and I already have wallet/thigh fading.
     


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  3. whodini

    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    I'm not totally sure because the tags are different from the ones I've received, but my guess would be they are slim fits. I don't think they're bootcut judging from looking at the rise (Bootcuts are much shorter) and because of the "Classic 5 Pocket" description.
     


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    CoryB Senior member

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    I bought a pair and they should arrive this week. How much stretching do these jeans do? Also, is there much shrinking after washing? They are sanforized so I suspect not.
     


  5. whodini

    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    I bought a pair and they should arrive this week. How much stretching do these jeans do? Also, is there much shrinking after washing? They are sanforized so I suspect not.
    I think if you look over this thread you'll see that it's really mixed when it comes to the amount of stretching. My slimfit's have stretched out perhaps a half inch or so making the jeans that much more comfortable. I'm sure it also has to do with the waist being restricted from wearing a belt. As far as shrinking, it'll be pretty minimal due to being sanforized.
     


  6. whodini

    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    Just a little over a month of solid wear. Here's the pics if anyone's interested. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     


  7. Stalker McStalkerson

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    Whodini, how much did the waist stretch? Nice jeans BTW.
     


  8. whodini

    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    They were originally a loose 32 (or marked 28) around the waist but tight as hell everywhere else. I measured them tonight at a notch above 34. I'm a size 32 and while normally I'd be swimming in a 34, the general fit is still tight/stiff enough where they look fine and feel comfortable. I always wear a belt with them but even if I didn't it's not like they'd fall off my hips; they'd just sit comfortably on them.

    It'd be great if they shrunk down to a 31 or so when I wash them in another couple months so that they'd stretch back to a 32-33.
     


  9. GoonerPride

    GoonerPride Active Member

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    alright, I am search in a pair of 27 x 32 rrls but I cannot find a single pair on ebay...they're all weird sizes (36 X 30, 34 X 29)...does anyone have any suggestions where I can pick up a pair?
     


  10. whodini

    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    Yeah...you can wait.

    Ebay comes in waves, my friend. There is no other "new" RRL stock to speak of, not unless the company store(s) are still open. I know polo.com lists a RRL store in SF and a handful of places but having not been to any, I'm not sure if they're separate entities or part of a larger RL collection.

    Regardless, there are tons of pairs on ebay at the moment but as you stated they're in funky, clown-forward sizes. I'd wait things out as sellers' inventory comes and goes. I remember coming across RRL about a year ago and opting against the jeans since I knew nothing about them and they were selling at around $60. Then just a few months ago, one seller couldn't get rid of them fast enough @ $9.99 starting (and several went unclaimed). Another tip would be that if you're looking for a 27x32 (or a 31x32 as I'd guess), write a seller who has a 31x32 before you bid. The newer pairs, especially the pre-distressed ones, appear to run true-to-size.

    So wait it out...and be thankful you're not a 28x32 like me. I'm looking to snatch my next below-$50 pair and store it for next year.
     


  11. gamelan

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    wow, this is so confusing. finally looking to pull the trigger on two pairs of these but it looks like my reasoning is a little faulty.

    i'm a larger size and it sounds like i should size down at least 2 sizes if i want to do the wait 6 months and wash deal.

    for the second pair i was going to get a larger size and do a shrink to fit treatment. but now i'm reading the jeans are sanforized and won't shrink all that much?

    thoughts anyone?

    -Jeff
     


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    wow, this is so confusing. finally looking to pull the trigger on two pairs of these but it looks like my reasoning is a little faulty.

    i'm a larger size and it sounds like i should size down at least 2 sizes if i want to do the wait 6 months and wash deal.

    for the second pair i was going to get a larger size and do a shrink to fit treatment. but now i'm reading the jeans are sanforized and won't shrink all that much?

    thoughts anyone?

    -Jeff


    I would still size down, at least 1 size. Even if they shrink after washing, they will expand again after you wear them.

    I got my slim bootcuts in size 30 and I wear a 31. They are now larger in the waist, but they still fit comfortably, especially as I have muscular legs.
     


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    they dont really shrink, maybe like half an inch on the waist and half an inch on the inseam. Don't buy these based on tagged size make sure you get all the measurements, because different batches of these fit really different. You should be able to figure it out from waist/theigh/hem/knee/inseam measurements. They dont really stretch out a whole lot in the hips/thiegh area either so don't really count on that.
     


  14. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    The two I own are tagged 32 (I'm a 34 waist, they are the RRL Slim fit boot cuts) and they are an inch too big in the waist but the thighs and calves fit great. I'm hoping to get at least a 1/2 of shrinkage in the waist when I wash and dry them.
     


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    sweet. as usual, you guys rock! just picked up a pair of 34s. [​IMG]

    -Jeff
     


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