Menswear: APC Denim Thread


sj99
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2151 posts since 26/11/10

4 Apr 2012 17:59
APC Jeans Fit Guide

New Standard: Essentially “the standard” jean, regular fit in the rise/waist, with a straight leg, tapering only slightly from the knee to hem.

New Cure: The New Cure is the low rise, skinny jean of the group. Unlike the New Standard, the New Cure tapers from the thigh to hem, making a much more narrow silhouette.

Petite Standard: The Petite Standard is essentially a combination of the New Standard and the New Cure. Think of this as a slimmer New Standard with a lower rise like the New Cure.

SIZING

One of the key things to getting a pair of APC jeans is picking the correct size. Usually, people size down 1-2 sizes from their normal size. The reason for this is raw denim will stretch out once worn for a few times.

CARE

APC are raw (also called dry) jeans, which basically means they have not been washed after dyed. This means that when you try them on, they will feel slightly stiff. This is the nature of raw denim. The appeal with raw denim is that over time, they fade and wear onto your body, essentially making your pair completely unique and personal.

The best way to get a great pair of APC’s that fit perfectly and are faded and creased to your body is to WEAR THEM! Most recommend not washing them for at least 6 months so that the fabric has time to set in and mold to you. By waiting, when it comes time to wash you will get more denim fades and a more personal look. However, you can always throw them in the wash first thing and have them come out soft and a more even, relaxed color. Always wash by itself as there will be a lot of indigo that bleeds off the jeans in the wash.

http://supertalk.superfuture.com/index.php?/topic/129986-apc/
http://www.oki-ni.com/stry/raw-denim-care-guide
antonio_pt
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361 posts since 22/12/11

4 Apr 2012 18:13
just fyi, got a new pair of PS this monday. did some measurements at wrong weather with the guys and it's confirmed, vanity sizing is gone.

so 29=29", 30=30", 31=31", etc.

updated measurements for 2012:

http://www.contextclothing.com/item.php?id=665

edit: this doesn't mean you shouldn't size down, they will still stretch Sticking out tongue
RVP10
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201 posts since 3/4/12

4 Apr 2012 18:37
where can I buy a pair in london? I want to be able to try them on!

my second pair of nudies in 6 months tore in the crotch
sj99
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2151 posts since 26/11/10

4 Apr 2012 18:40
antonio_pt wrote: just fyi, got a new pair of PS this monday. did some measurements at wrong weather with the guys and it's confirmed, vanity sizing is gone.

so 29=29", 30=30", 31=31", etc.

updated measurements for 2012:

http://www.contextclothing.com/item.php?id=665

edit: this doesn't mean you shouldn't size down, they will still stretch Sticking out tongue

so the old 28 is tagged 30 now (same waist, hem, thigh, rise etc)? can anyone confirm?

RVP10 wrote: where can I buy a pair in london? I want to be able to try them on!
my second pair of nudies in 6 months tore in the crotch

why dont you google. "APC London" comes up with plenty…
DY
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9618 posts since 9/6/11

4 Apr 2012 18:43
vanity sizing is gone but they still do stretch a fair bit.
joe6886
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858 posts since 16/11/08

4 Apr 2012 18:53
Some unbelievable sizes on that superfuture thread. Size 24 on a grown man…
MoB
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36865 posts since 31/8/04

4 Apr 2012 18:56
24 waist Laughing out loud
diederik
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3234 posts since 16/8/11

4 Apr 2012 19:22
RVP10 wrote: where can I buy a pair in london? I want to be able to try them on!

my second pair of nudies in 6 months tore in the crotch

I'd try the APC Store. They might sell APC over there. Just possibly. If you're lucky. Maybe.
EVERS
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8580 posts since 2/7/06

4 Apr 2012 19:52
joe6886 wrote: Some unbelievable sizes on that superfuture thread. Size 24 on a grown man…

my latest rescues are a 28 but the n/s i just bought off king king kong are a 30 and too small Puzzled
TheConductor
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4227 posts since 17/11/09

4 Apr 2012 19:54
I guess this has been introduced this season? My last pair I bought were in September and tagged 27 and have stretched to a 30w.
Essence
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3111 posts since 10/1/05

4 Apr 2012 20:03
Why do we need two denim threads?
Nido
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403 posts since 11/4/11

4 Apr 2012 20:10
Do APC Dover Street give a discount on new denim if you trade in your old denim? If so does anyone know the discount given?

I haven't read either stickied-link.
TheConductor
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4227 posts since 17/11/09

4 Apr 2012 20:34
50% off of a new pair of raw indigo denim when you trade in your existing pair of raw indigo denim (regardless of fit), but they must be very warn in, we're talking torn knee's and epic fadez etc. They don't take that many pairs in from customers for the butler series and there's a waiting list you can put your name and details on for a specific fit and size.
Nido
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403 posts since 11/4/11

4 Apr 2012 20:36
Ah, only indigo… I was hoping to trade in my black selvedge pair for another black pair.

Thanks man.
sydneyking
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4764 posts since 26/9/09

4 Apr 2012 20:37
Just to confirm is Vanity sizing gone?
EDW
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2581 posts since 23/2/10

4 Apr 2012 20:42
15 posts in, 15 different sizes Laughing out loud
Ruben
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10775 posts since 2/7/03

4 Apr 2012 21:02
Anyone seen the fuk camera?
rural
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4 Apr 2012 21:10
Bayy's going to present it and the pictures at the Fuk Xmas party to be held on the Fuk patch of land.
antonio_pt
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361 posts since 22/12/11

4 Apr 2012 21:17
Vanity sizing is gone in the 2012 batch of PS. Can't confirm the NS. Anyway, Contextclothing's measurements for PS are correct for 2012 so I suppose they also are for the NS model.

http://www.contextclothing.com/item.php?id=665
sj99
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2151 posts since 26/11/10

4 Apr 2012 21:47
Essence wrote: Why do we need two denim threads?
if you read the over thread everyone's moaning about how many apc denim sizing related questions are clogging it up.
i wonder why they changed sizing though, gonna make getting em used so much more of a headache