Menswear: The DENIM Thread


Brad
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4898 posts since 20/6/01

posted 5 Dec 2011 20:54, edited 5 Dec 2011 20:54
Official thread sponsor: The Denim Doctor. First aid for your old denim.

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Acne - fit true to size

APC New Standards -size down 2 or even 3 from true waist size

APC New Cures - size down 1 or 2 from true waist size

April 77 - size down 1 or 2 from true waist size

Dior raw 19s and 21s - have vanity sizing and are labelled as two sizes smaller than actual size

Edwin Nashvilles - size down 1" - quite a different fit to most jeans out there though (massive rise, loose at thigh and comparitively tapered at the leg).

Julian Red - fit small, so maybe true to size on raw and possibly size up on non raws

Nudies - size down 1 or 2

Raf by Raf - true

Ring - true

(New thread, old one started by Paulo G, archived here)
YLAup
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3342 posts since 5/9/11

23 Jan 2012 11:50
Does anyone have any experience with Raleigh Denim?
spitfiredealer
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1654 posts since 12/6/10

23 Jan 2012 12:00
kid unknown wrote: Will look like a boss collecting my pension from the post office tho.

Laughing out loud
trailofdavid
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4832 posts since 14/8/09

23 Jan 2012 12:21
swiss-jeansfreak wrote: You can frame your beloved favorite pants or denim jackets or nail them on a wall.

perloid
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317 posts since 7/9/11

23 Jan 2012 22:35
noob here.
soaked my new apc new standards today as described. legs didn't shrink that much though, maybe should've soaked them more than 20 minutes, or hotter water ?
the water turned blue greenish. the jeans however havent lost much of their original darkness.
what i found weird is that the jeans now feel a bit sticky/slimy as if they were actually containing starch Laughing out loud
can anyone explains this ? never had this experience with any of my other jeans so far. didn't use any soap or anything , just plain warm water.
Skinny
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883 posts since 17/9/09

24 Jan 2012 20:12
perloid give it a few days and they'll be normal.
I tend to soak for an hour in luke warm-hot water.
jwool
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2322 posts since 16/2/10

24 Jan 2012 20:18
How do Acne Max Cash fit. Closer to New Standards or Petit Standards?

Edit: D/w they look too skinny for me.
ralphatron
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64 posts since 9/8/11

25 Jan 2012 16:43
I've been wearing 510s for the last three years and now the wash I kept rebuying has finally been discontinued. I'm looking at APC New Cure. What's the fit like in comparison? In terms of, thigh fit, the rise etc.
Byte
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2471 posts since 16/6/10

25 Jan 2012 16:49
jackwooly wrote: How do Acne Max Cash fit. Closer to New Standards or Petit Standards?

Edit: D/w they look too skinny for me.

They aren't skinny at all, more slim fit. Probably between new standard and petit standard.
siriusmo
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894 posts since 12/4/09

25 Jan 2012 18:14
perloid wrote: noob here.
soaked my new apc new standards today as described. legs didn't shrink that much though, maybe should've soaked them more than 20 minutes, or hotter water ?
the water turned blue greenish. the jeans however havent lost much of their original darkness.
what i found weird is that the jeans now feel a bit sticky/slimy as if they were actually containing starch Laughing out loud
can anyone explains this ? never had this experience with any of my other jeans so far. didn't use any soap or anything , just plain warm water.

Puzzled Loomstate denim does still have starch in it
perloid
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317 posts since 7/9/11

25 Jan 2012 22:15
thanks siriusmo and skinny , now that the jeans are dry I realized they actully lost a bit of their darkness but havent shrank in the leg.
quite annoyed now. maybe ill give it another try in hotter water and get a second pair without soaking. My first pair of apcs any love em , fit so spot on with exception of the legs Roll Eyes
Nick.
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3333 posts since 11/9/09

25 Jan 2012 22:17
perloid wrote: fit so spot on with exception of the legs Roll Eyes

Laughing out loud
silv
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186 posts since 26/1/12

26 Jan 2012 22:15
Hi, new to this forum and was just wondering what you had to say about edwins? i've had some nudies for the last 18months and they're wrecked hole in the crotch area. Would you opt for edwins over nudies?
doomedyouth
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8857 posts since 9/6/11

26 Jan 2012 22:21
yes but depends which ones you go for, the lower price edwins are pretty wack, but for the higher priced edwin's you can get APC/LVC which are imo, loads better.
silv
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186 posts since 26/1/12

26 Jan 2012 22:27
I do like the LVC, got some in the local sakis store. Never seen any APC around tbh. Are there any sales you would recommend to look at for some? might be too late with sizings being a 30 short/regular leg.
MuayThaiPimp
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7124 posts since 10/8/11

26 Jan 2012 23:05
Edwins over nudies all day fs, you can always get edwins on sales too, don't think APC are loads better, that's fucking harsh mate
Lyall
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1792 posts since 1/6/10

26 Jan 2012 23:15
I've got a pair of black APC PS's that need a wash. (Not sure if you can get raw black jeans, but they've started to fade). Same process as indigo denim? Also, the legs have stretched out a bit, is there any way to shrink them back without having to taper them?
adidaskev
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385 posts since 30/11/11

27 Jan 2012 00:28
Anyone handled Passarella Death Squad denim yet? Love the tee's and looking to get either a pair of these blacks or the black APC NS.
CrunK
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1083 posts since 15/12/10

27 Jan 2012 00:58
Knowing PDS they'd probably fall apart if you so much as looked at them.
kid unknown
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4804 posts since 8/12/01

27 Jan 2012 08:34
Anywhere with LVC 505 raw 32 x 32 in the sale or even full price?

Thinking the 34 x 32 I have are a tad too big especially if they are going to stretch a little bit on the waist.

Thanks

ps - anyone wanting to trade their mr porter LVCS in 34 x 32 for my 32 x 32 - PM me before i have to sell them at cost price to the GJ that already PMd me
trailofdavid
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4832 posts since 14/8/09

27 Jan 2012 10:28
Haggerz wrote: I do like the LVC, got some in the local sakis store. Never seen any APC around tbh. Are there any sales you would recommend to look at for some? might be too late with sizings being a 30 short/regular leg.

Sakis is Sheffield, so if you want APC go to Ideology Boutique in the Forum.