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The Unbranded Brand Jeans

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by mejoshua, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. flatspotting

    flatspotting Senior member

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    Ben, youre a denim machine lol.

    I swear half this thread is your wicked fades - can't wait to see what you do to the UB21's!

    (PS what chukkas are those? and nice Jag!)
     
  2. flatspotting

    flatspotting Senior member

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    They will a little bit in the waist... maybe like half a size.... but it will probably shrink right back every time you wash them and always be a pain. They certainly won't stretch like a denim would. I would contact who you purchased them from, or UB themselves and explain the sizing issue and get it exchanged for something that fits.
     
  3. Schweizerth

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    this is my ub221
    8 months. 7 washes

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  4. POST-

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    Hello !

    I want to buy a pair of Unbranded Skinny, but I have a question about the sizing :
    My only pair of raw selvedge denim is APC Petit Standard which I size down 2 from my original waist size. ( Take a 28 )

    Which size do think I have to take ? My normal size which is 30 or sizedown ?

    When I go to the measurement on the website I can read that the 28 is now a 27 so have to sizedown 1 first but after ..?

    Thanks !
     
  5. Melbush

    Melbush Senior member

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    Apparently they aree changing their sizing again, so just wait
     
  6. andy b.

    andy b. Senior member

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    I have never owned any heavyweight denim until trying the Unbranded 21 oz. I recently picked up a pair of the UB121 Skinny Fit in size 34. Everything fit good, except I could have gone 1" or so less in the waist. I figured I'd try a pair of the UB221 Tapered fit in a size 32. They definitely felt more than 1" less in the waist, so I measured both.

    After wearing the UB121 for 14 days, the waist measures 34.5". I gave the jeans a cold water wash when I first got them before wearing them. I didn't measure the jeans after the first day of wearing them.

    The UB221 measure 32.5" in the waist after 1 day of wear. I also gave them a cold water wash before wearing.

    My question is, will these UB221 stretch out much in the waist after a few more days of wear? I can button all of the buttons, but If the waist was a little looser it would be a better fit.

    Some posters seem to say the jeans shrink, and some say they stretch 1".

    Andy B.
     
  7. 7EON

    7EON New Member

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    Just a heads up about sizing if you're deciding to purchase from Urban Outfitters.
    Currently, the stock that they have for their UB101 is true to fit which means that the measurement across the actual waist band of the jeans measures 28 inches if it's size 28..
    On the unbranded website, they state that they've updated their own stock so that the sizing is vanity, but Urban Outfitters currently still has their old sizing in stock.
     
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  8. retrospeaks

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    sick fades ben. was that at pete's blue chip? love that place, been around for years.
     
  9. chen04

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    Any advice on what to do if not planning to cuff them? Get them hemmed to normal length or will they shrink/stretch as you break them in?
     
  10. ben2t

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    @retro, yup Pete's at colorado blvd, i love the burger and thanks for the compliment.
     
  11. oregoneon

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    maybe a year and a half of wear, several washes, crotch has given out, I've put em away till i can get them patched properly
     
  12. bakasam

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    Damn my pair of UB207 chinos in size 30 were too tight. Replaced it with a 32 because there were no more 31s and now its too baggy :( Anyone want to take it off me?
     
  13. ben2t

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    UB221, around 2 weeks of wear, what a fast fader, i think they put fake indigo with this one. I like the cut and fit.
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  14. Jeanfiend

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    I just bought the skinnys and the tapered fit of these jeans. It turns out these have a super tiny butt and crotch area. As someone with giant thighs and butt, would the straight fit offer more room in the butt and thighs than the tapered fit? Thanks for any replies!
     
  15. maltess

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    Is there a diffrence in the inseam lenght between the UB301 and UB321?, I found the UB301 to have a nice inseam lenght for me, and I dont have to do any custom hemmimg
     
  16. sqroot3

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    Aww, i wanted to see an answer to this, too! anybody? so conflicted!

    also, is UO the go-to supplier for unbranded? do you every get better deals at other retailers, like Nordstrom?
     
  17. Inktomei

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    Just purchased my first pair of raw denim so wanted to post thoughts and fit pics. I couldn't find any retail that carry them (Dallas), so I purchased a size 28 and a 29 off Urban Outfitter website. The pics shown are of the UB101 29 waist first day of wear (old sizing). I'm a small guy at 5'4" and 135 lbs so the 36" inseam was eating my alive, so I had them hemmed with a regular hem and lock stitching. I left a bit of slack in length anticipating some shrinking for the first wash.

    I really struggled to get the 28 past my hips and could barely button the first lowest two buttons, partly due to how stiff the fabric is. For Levis 513/511 and J Crew 770 I'm usually a size 28, but these Unbranded are definitely tight in the waist. The 29s are snug in the waist but a bit loose everywhere else. I usually like a more snug fit throughout so as you can see in in the pics they look a bit baggy on me.

    The back pockets are bigger than what I'm used to, but it's not too bad. Like many here had expressed I do wish that the front pockets to be a tad bigger, and perhaps a bit easier to access. It does not feel natural at all. Buttons, they've worked fine so far. I've taken care not forcing them in as the fabric is super stiff still and I've read many have had their buttons pop off.

    As I'm writing this I'm on my 4th day of wear and noticing the indigo dye shedding quite a bit, especially when I've been around my kids all day with their little hands all over them. They were running to mama all excited about their hands turning blue.

    My overall impression of them are positive so far. The material is nice and thick and although the fit is a bit looser than I'd like, they'll suffice as my first foray into selvedge raw denim. I look forward to getting some quality fades and will post periodic updates as I progress.

    Cheers
     
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  18. ben2t

    ben2t Senior member

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    enjoy! you can't never go wrong with your choices...
     
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  20. Ponyboy312

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    They stretch 1-2" in the waist. Mine ended up stretching about 2", went from 31" to 33" after about a month of regular wear. Thumbs up if this helps.
     
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