Stretch selvedge denim choices

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  1. Andurew Choi

    Andurew Choi Senior member

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    Hello, I'm currently trying to find a pair of good stretch selvedge jeans. My thighs and glutes are quite large and I unfortunately like a slim silhouette. I've tried APC's petit new standarards, two pairs of unbranded, and I can't quite find the perfect balance of comfort and aesthetics. I've tried momotaros on once, and I loved them, but the size was one too small, and now I can't find a store near me that carries them.
    So I'm looking to try and find a pair of stretch selvedge that will fit me well. Like I said, I like room in the upper thighs, but nice taper below the knee. I know of naked and famous and nudie jeans, but can anyone vouch for those specific stretch jeans or recommend another pair?

    Thanks!
     


  2. ultravisitor

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    Try the Brut Knute from Nudie. You may have to size down more than usual as they run pretty large, but they can look fantastic. Don't just go by pics of them. You really have to see how they fit in person.
     


  3. Andurew Choi

    Andurew Choi Senior member

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    My, thighs and glutes are pretty large so that fit would work out, but I'm not sure if they're worth 300 dollars. Do you own a pair?
     


  4. ultravisitor

    ultravisitor Senior member

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    Yes. They probably fit me the best of any jeans I've tried on in years. Nudie is a good company to buy from, too, so I don't mind spending that much. Instead of the Dry Orange Selvage version, you could opt for the Dry Navy Comfort. Sure, they won't be made of selvage denim, but they'll still be made of nice, organic denim, and you could probably find them for less than $185 somewhere online. Plus, the pocket stitching is navy instead of orange, so the back of the jeans won't look so loud.
     


  5. mcdecker1

    mcdecker1 Senior member

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    I recently bought the Shockoe denim that has 2% elastane, and I absolutely love it. First denim I've owned with "stretch" and really only stretches when I need it (like when bending down and crouching)
     


  6. Andurew Choi

    Andurew Choi Senior member

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    Ahh I see, that might be a better option, but for 185 dollar for jeans that do not have the selvedge stitch would be sort of a shame for a jean thats supposed to be rolled. All my denim are really short right now, so I am looking for a sort of longer pair. I just ordered a pair of easy guys from NF, I'll see how those fit.

    Interesting, I'll have to check out the fits. Does the elastane cause the denim to have a larger permanent stretch than a 100% cotton denim would?
     


  7. ultravisitor

    ultravisitor Senior member

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    Why? Selvage denim isn't that big of a deal when it can be bought for less than $50 these days. If your concern is that people recognize how much money you spent, then make sure to point out the pocket stitching and branded leather patch on the waistband.
     


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    mcdecker1 Senior member

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    Re: permanent stretch, my assumption was that there would be LESS permanent stretch, but the sales associate said it would be about the same. I haven't worn mine enough to comment on how/if mine have stretched.
     


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    Rag and Bone are surprisingly good for this. I can't recommend them enough.
     


  10. Andurew Choi

    Andurew Choi Senior member

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    Its not so much that I want other people to know, the stitch just really appeals to me when I cuff, and I usually cuff.

    ahh, my assumption is that there would be more stretch. Back when I used to wear the stretchy jeans when i was younger, and I hadnt washed them for a few wears, they would get pretty loose, and then tighten back up after i washed them. I would think if I had constantly wore them for 6 months straight without a wash, they would get pretty loose.
     


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