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***The Official Dior Homme Thread***

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by SirGrotius, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. SirGrotius

    SirGrotius Senior member

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    I feel like it should be 2006 when I'm making this, but lo, there is no official DH thread in this forum.

    This thread should be a repository for all things DH. There will be a preponderance of jeans and sneakers discussions since this is SW&D but an occasional suit question should fit, too.

    So, I have a few pairs of DH denim, mostly MIJ. I wear the 19cm or 17.5cm cuts in size 29.

    Does anyone have experience with their MIJ raw denim? I know it's not selvedge which annoys me, but in particular, I'm wondering if I should size down one or two. They have MII raw denim, which I understand is not as slim.

    I'm going for a slim not SF skinny look with these, since I'll wear them as "dressy" jeans. I have no idea how much they stretch.

    What I have read is that they're not great for quick fades, but that's a good thing for me. That's why I have my APC.
     
  2. Lionheart Biker

    Lionheart Biker Senior member

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    I like DH a lot. Don´t really have anything at the moment, but I´m gonna try to start with a pair of jeans in the next months. Then, we will unite to overcome Iwvri´s Yohji thread [​IMG]
     
  3. apparition

    apparition Senior member

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    DHs are awesome. Still have my MIJs 19cm raws from 2-3 years ago and they hardly fade (I actually like the raw look). It is still the best cut in a pair of denim. Also, I have a pair of indigo sheers 17.5cm which is also awesome. I remember back in the day, they had the silver selvedge versions with a 19cm cut. I'm not sure what there is for raw selvedge from DH nowadays though.

    I'm hoping this thread won't turn into a big "what is my size" thread but for reference, I wear APC PS in 26 and my DHs are size 27.

    I'm curious though, where do guys get your DH denim? I bought mine from a thegrapist (sufu) but I don't think he's active anymore.

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  4. DarkSpiral

    DarkSpiral Senior member

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    They still do have MIJ silver selvedge, but as far as I know it's 17.5 cm only.
     
  5. robinsongreen68

    robinsongreen68 Senior member

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    nice timing on this thread. dug out an old DH jacket yesterday, havent worn it for ages. Still really like all my hedi-era dior stuff. i know this is not high fashion but part of its beauty to me is its wearablity and construction. i doubt people will be wearing their paul harnden, say, in six years time, from what i've seen of construction.

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  6. xCrunchx

    xCrunchx Senior member

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    frank question but if dior homme doesn't fade easily on raws then is the cut the most important part of it? They do have some really nice pre-distressed jeans but i think its the 19cm cut that everyone likes, is it?
     
  7. Aaron01

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    2nd to the right, which pair are those, 19cm MIJs?
     
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    yeah grapist was the source. dont own any dior raws atm but when i had a pair it was from him

    sad kinda want to find some silver selvedge from somewhere

    guess http://www.luisaviaroma.com/ is the only place besides dior direct from nyc?
     
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    They have them at Saks
     
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    they have raws at saks? never seen them. only see distressed models
     
  12. cloonz

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    MIJ raws do stretch a lot. These are my measurements on a pair of 28 MIJ raw indigo 19cm I've been wearing for a while.

    Waist: 15.5"
    Thigh: 10.5" at crotch, 9" at 3 inches below crotch
    Hem: 6.5"

    I'm sure they would stretch a lot more if they were tight. I'm 5'11" 125 lb and they are pretty loose on me now.
     
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    My initial guess is that straight leg = 21cm, but I could be wrong. Also, it looks like those are MII.

    I think the main thing holding me back (other than the price, which is admittedly kinda ridiculous) is the ratio of the thigh to waist measurements. I'm pretty sure I'd need a size 28 (which might still be a little loose in the waist after they stretch), but 10.5" thighs would be just this side of painted-on (and I most certainly do not fall into the "huge thighs from powerlifting/sports/my distorted self-image" crowd).
     
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    this thread makes me depressed :( i used to pick raws for 65 a pop
     
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    Correct. Straight leg = 21cm. and yeah, the prices have been steadily increasing over the years :/

    DH is all about the cut. Then again, you also need a certain physique for it. It isn't for everyone, I think.

    2nd from the right are APC NCs. Diors have the very distinctive darting on the rear.
     
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    This is bizarre. I'm thinking the sizing has changed more recently as I tried last season's 19cm raw MIJs in sz 28 and they were slightly loose on me...I can't button the top botton on 27 APC PS :puzzled:

    Anyone have pics of faded black MIJs? I curious but can't seem to find any...


    Useful sizing info: 19cm MIJ raws have the same hem measurements as 17.5cm prewashed pairs of the same size
     
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  18. Stillblade

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    Dior Dior galore, I love the cut!

    Man if I wasn't so broke I'd have like 10 pairs of 19cms. Perfect jean. My pair of "Monday's Off" practically made my eyes watery when I tried them on for the first time. :worship2:

    Is there anything cut like the 19cm for like, sub-$200?
     
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    It could be possible that the sizing has changed. I tried MIJs in size 26 2-3 years back and it was WAY too tight (couldn't do a single button) and size 28 was way too loose. I tried APC PS in size 25 a few months ago was way too tight too--couldnt do any buttons. It would be interesting to get others' input on this.
     
  20. SirGrotius

    SirGrotius Senior member

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    Great information guys.

    I get my Diors at the boutique in NYC. I was at Saks recently in NYC and they did have DH raws, but the smallest size was 29.

    I ended up getting the raw MIJ, size 28. The guys at the boutique told me size down 1 unless I plan on wearing them every day (I don't since I have about 6 jeans in rotation). I could barely close the top button but now they just feel tight not painful. On a positive note, they're the least expensive DH jeans at about $430, IIRC.

    I also ended up getting the classic, DH black suit (didn't have a black suit in my wardrobe). It's a skinny cut with a very large drop which is great. I feel like a million bucks with it on. I'm only 5'6" so was worried it'd look too long but the 46 fit me like a glove. Fully canvassed, etc.

    I also tried the "slim" suits, which is the newer creation. Interestingly, they have a boxy look to them, and my arms bulged a bit on them in the 46 and the 48 was too big so I was out of luck there. I prefer the classic Heidi cut, anyway.
     

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