Ten best jeans

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  1. rlevine

    rlevine Well-Known Member

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    I can't wear Seven bootcut because they don't fit my big thighs. Are the Earnest Sewn Hutch (bootcut) jeans cut the same way, or are they by chance more generous?

    I've been on the lookout for new jeans since my Seven relaxed tore a hole.
     


  2. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Baron,

    If you are a raw denim fan, and want to branch out, try

    1) Nudie, Regular Ralph Dry Selvedge if youy insist on selvedge, or the dry greycast, which I prefer
    2) APC - the orignal raw denim. Actually, after the Evisus, I think that they were the first non-Japanese brand to pick it up.
    3) Corpus - both the Fine straightleg and the Morphy bootcut are amazing, with amazing details. The back pockets alone blow most jeans out of the water.

    I personally am not a purist. I have raw, semi-raw (e.g. the Da'mage Rekko) and processed denim. I have to admit that the whole distressing thing has gone too far though, as has the bootcut. True Religion, IMO, is the beginning of the end of that whole trend. But I've been wrong before. Personally, these days, I am going to darker washes with slighter bootcuts, with light sneakers. Just me though.
     


  3. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    They are much more generous proportional to the waist, but the cut is overall slimmer. You'll have to go up a size or so. I would actually recommend Da'mage jeans (they are all cut the same, regardless of wash) to fit a guy with larger thighs who want a bootcut jean. Cheaper by about $30 too. The Paper Denim LTD is good too, but the rise is considerably lower than that of the Seven Relaxed.
     


  4. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    It's the wash. As far as I can ascertain, *all* the Da'mage jeans the the same cut.
     


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    Nice list L.A Guy, although I'm more a denim 'traditionalist' like Baron, I do have some treated/washed jeans like Diesel and PDC (GTO/GTS), mainly for hot summer wear. Originally posted by Baron:
    I'm with you regarding the raw unwashed selvedge denim, and some suggestions as how to get newer 'classics': 1) If you like Denime's fabrics, they also have various styles. If you want something looser, try the 517 Type (modelled after Levi's 517), or the new WW2 type (modelled after the WW2 era Levis 501) 2) I second L.A Guy's suggestion of Nudie's Regular Ralf, but I would also look at their Selvedge in Veggie Indigo, a totally unique colour. A note about Nudie... I am getting a bit fed up with their almost superior attitude about denim, as if they are the keepers of the flame, and they are the one's who know what denim is all about [​IMG] . Rant over. [​IMG] 3) You like Lee's classic, then try the Lee Originals, made in Japan of selvedge denim. These are a stitch for stitch recreations of the classic 101 in all it's iterations. 4) Another good Lee, is the Rosco in Raw selvedge from the X line. One of the cheapest selvege denim you can buy (here in the Netherlands, it costs Euro 75). Fit and cut is like Nudie's R.Ralf. The denim is very nice to boot.
     


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    amirrorcrackd Senior member

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    What's with Jordache? My only recollection of this company is that they made horrible clothing in the 80s. Now, I see taxi cabs go by hyping this stuff as being sold at Bergdorf's.

    Dan
     


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    You know ... the Veggie Indigo just looks kinda odd to me. I prefer the regular raw Nudie denim, but to each his own.

    I really like Earnest Sewn's Hutch--the fit is great, as is the distressing (it's really about par with the GTO 1-years, or perhaps slightly better). However, I don't know why the knee whiskering on the back is a lot lower on the Hutch than it is on the GTOs ... but then again, I didn't quite like it that low on the older PDC models either. Still, it's my main gripe about them.

    And if you shop around, you can still find the GTO 1-years at close to their original prices. The only problem is that fewer stores seem to stock them.

    In the meantime, I'll have to give Da'mage jeans a shot.
     


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    I have Jp Da'mage jeans, "Ice" i think (or white). I love them. Any suggestions on how to wash them though?

    Also, where are some good places to buy these jeans? (online, because I am currently in Utah).
     


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    Nice list.

    Nudies are my #1 for now at least. I do like the Grey Cast, but I definitely prefer the standard indigo.
     


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    Inside out in cold water, line dry.
    Urban Outfitters has a couple of Da'mage jeans on its Web site.
     


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    I agree - they look like old man jeans to me.
     


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    (Charles Rogers @ Feb. 24 2005,16:10) Any suggestions on how to wash them though?
    Inside out in cold water, line dry.
    Urban Outfitters has a couple of Da'mage jeans on its Web site.
    Thanks, and I already have the Jp's. I am looking for more like nudie/apc/ernest sewn jeans. What do you suggest for a medium wash jean (all my others are dark)?
     


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    VMan Senior member

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    (Sevcom @ Feb. 24 2005,13:16)
    Any suggestions on how to wash them though?
    Inside out in cold water, line dry.
    Urban Outfitters has a couple of Da'mage jeans on its Web site.
    Thanks, and I already have the Jp's. Â I am looking for more like nudie/apc/ernest sewn jeans. Â What do you suggest for a medium wash jean (all my others are dark)?
    The PDC 2-year wash is a nice medium-dark wash. If you want to go a little lighter, try the 3-year.
     


  14. Sevcom

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    The Hutch Milk wash is also pretty good, but it's lighter than the PDC 3-year wash. There's also the Rogan Vapor wash.

    A couple of good clothing sites for jeans include GoClothing.com, RevolveClothing.com, ActiveEndeavors.com and eLuxury.com. You could also call up stores like Barneys or Ron Herman and see if they'll ship to you.

    BTW, does anyone know where I can find Loomstate jeans in NYC? I've heard a lot about them (well, OK, mostly from this board), but I've yet to come across them.
     


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    Barney's Co-op on the upper west side had Loomstates last time I stopped by.

    dan
     


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