Archive: THE DENIM THREAD-All denim related questions etc in here please


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miracleblade
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377 posts since 22/8/09

19 Sep 2011 16:31
schtoop wrote: where else in east london stocks lvc apart from three threads?

Son of a Stag off Brick Lane does them as well
stelfox
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8488 posts since 11/3/09

20 Sep 2011 13:21
present carry lvc
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

20 Sep 2011 14:43
people were talking about chain stitching in here the other day, i and i noticed this that i quite liked on a pair of jeans i aint worn in ages. anyone guess what label?
figurine
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5625 posts since 14/5/07

20 Sep 2011 15:23
PRPS?
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

20 Sep 2011 16:08
sugar cane mate.
Ulster_Blue
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5162 posts since 16/7/06

21 Sep 2011 22:48
Do Edwin do any slimmish cuts?
denimgeek
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661 posts since 5/8/08

21 Sep 2011 23:07
Ulster_Blue wrote: Do Edwin do any slimmish cuts?

ED-88 is super slim and ED-80 is slim tapered.. ED-71 and 77 are nice slim fits too Smiling
du tan
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1258 posts since 15/8/03

22 Sep 2011 13:04
Ed-55 is very tapered from the knee down (7"ish leg opening) but a bit more relaxed through the thighs, depending on your build you are/ what exactly you are after.

If you've not bought Edwin before, size down 2 from your true (eg suit) waist size as they are 2" bigger than tagged -like APC's…
HangTheDJ
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32 posts since 5/11/09

22 Sep 2011 21:40
I'm a complete newb when it comes to raw denim, and need some advice.

Got some APC NS off here in a 32, they were comfortable everywhere except thighs and arse and were a little too tight (and weren't giving) so had to let them go.

Was intending on buying some more in a 33 (can't afford to buy brand new), had no luck on ebay/here etc.

So basically I need some advice. I like a tapered fit of the NS, but I need a loser thigh.

Any ideas at what I could be looking at?

Cheers.
denimgeek
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661 posts since 5/8/08

22 Sep 2011 22:20
HangTheDJ wrote: Any ideas at what I could be looking at?

APC rescue are looser but are straight pretty much all the way down. How worn were the ones you got off here? New APC denim has quite a give/stretch in it.
HangTheDJ
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32 posts since 5/11/09

22 Sep 2011 22:28
8 months, but had been through a 60 degree wash so had stiffened up.

They were stretching, but just not enough in the thigh/crotch. Put it this way, I couldn't skip a step on the stairs.
yellowpages
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2114 posts since 11/6/10

22 Sep 2011 22:47
Try some New Standards (slightly looser all over, not just the thigh) or go for another brand altogether. I've never found a pair of raw denims which are particularly 'free' (for lack of a better word) in the thigh/crotch, and could never skate in any of the pairs I've had that's for sure. After the initial break in NS are the comfiest I've had though.

EDIT: Fuck's sake, I thought you said you bought Petit Standards Oops
du tan
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1258 posts since 15/8/03

23 Sep 2011 06:57
See my post above, hangthedj, and get Edwin ed55. Exactly the way you described.

Also bear in mind apc denim does stretch loads, how long did you wear em for? I reckon they would have stretched.

Finally, at 33w and above there is a *huge* difference in sizing, there is one more button on the fly, loads more room in the hips, leg width, leg length etc so I don't think that will be a good idea. I was what I thought between 32-33 and RBI is how I found this info. Try em in a shop if you have to, and/or buy em from somewhere you can return if you must try it out but I guarantee you will not like the fit
sj99
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2151 posts since 26/11/10

23 Sep 2011 08:47
@HangTheDJ: if you're going for a NS fit and nothing too skinny your options are numerous.

Edwins are a good bet as they always hit the sales (there were some going round not too long ago for 50% off? cant remember what site)

Lee 101s do nice cuts also (Got my pair off fuk a while ago, fit is bang tidy plus the epic fadez are settin in nicely)
http://www.oipolloi.com/Store/OiPolloi-DII-416-66-lee+101+s+selvage+jean+kaihara+denim+dry.html
(out of stock but you get the idea.. £50 in sale. wouldn't pay retail ofc)

What about unbranded? http://www.denimgeek.com/jeans-c19#m7
Never owned a pair myself so can't vouch for em

Nudies are always always on sale. Look on the bay as well. You can pick up some nice nudies in the £30 price range. Dunno what the NS should compare to.. Slim Jim? Grim tim?

I picked up my diors off sufu (superfuture) for like a hundred quid. There are bargains to be had everywhere. And the more bargains you find are proportional to the amount of time you spend looking for them.. so if you want the most bang for your buck you need to keep looking!
HangTheDJ
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32 posts since 5/11/09

23 Sep 2011 09:51
Thanks a lot, really appreciate the replies.

@du tan, I didn't realise the difference between 32 and 33 was that vast in NS, I was expecting just another half an inch everywhere.

How long would you persevere with them before deciding they were too tight? I wore them solidly for like 4 days, notice a difference of them being loser everywhere except the upper thigh where there was just no room for maneuver?

@sj99, nice one, I really like the look of those Lee's, I'll have a look around for some, also there's a pair of Grim Tim's on ebay right now that could fit the bill.

Cheeers.
R
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12967 posts since 17/5/03

23 Sep 2011 10:05
always wondered why there was such a huge difference between the 2 sizes. irritating.
JustinCredible
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2437 posts since 11/6/08

23 Sep 2011 10:31
Sounds like you're in the same boat as me, I take a 32 in NS (true 34) and they have stretched out enough so they are comfortable now but only just.

Cosign what Du Tan said, I copped a raw pair of ED55's in a 32 about a month ago and they are almost identical in the arse / thighs, if anything possibly a tiny bit tighter, but a lot slimmer from the knee down. If you are struggling with NS in a 32 then I don't think you'll get away with ED55's in a 32, I'd go for a 33 and see how you get on as they have a much smaller hem.

Nudies get a lot of hate on here as the denim is shit quality but they do fit well, dogfishmen have loads in the sale
sj99
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2151 posts since 26/11/10

23 Sep 2011 10:36
JustinCredible wrote: Nudies get a lot of hate on here as the denim is shit quality but they do fit well, dogfishmen have loads in the sale
yeah quality isn't the best (it's like 11oz italian denim or some shit no?) hence i definitely recommend hittin one only when its for a fraction of retail
HangTheDJ
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32 posts since 5/11/09

23 Sep 2011 11:47
OK cool, I think I'll have a look round for some Edwin's on the cheap in the mean time. But I'm back at Uni in a fortnight (and therefore back in the gym) so I might delay the purchase for a month and after a couple of weeks of squats go back and get some more NS 32's Laughing out loud
TheTiger
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3653 posts since 23/2/03

23 Sep 2011 11:57

Anyone know what the exact model of these Levi's Matchsticks these are?