Menswear: The DENIM Thread


Brad
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4975 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)
Greathoudini
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26 posts since 21/11/14

23 Feb 2017 18:56
Bails78 wrote:
Greathoudini wrote:
Bails78 wrote: Is there really a noticeable difference in denim once it goes past the £100 mark? Like why does A.P.C., Acne, Ksubi cost avg £150 and a pair of Vis 04 Raw go for £400,or SLP/Dior go for £400+

But if you asked any person in the street would they really see the difference in quality, construction etc?

Like good denim is good denim; but these jeans are all mass produced, not handcrafted so why the big difference in price?

Because of the fabric, the indigo dying proces, the cotton used etc.
The construction of most Japanese brands is superior to the cheaper brands as well
You could see the difference in quality if you know where to look for. Same with leather jackets and stuff.

And what about the Italian/French designers? I hear the quality of the SLP is not that great in comparison to the old DH stuff. Just seems like you're paying for the name and that's it. Jeans like Iron Heart, Studio D'Artisan, Pure Blue, and other heavy denim Jap brands I can get it.

But Vis, DH, SLP I don't get it. I am guilty of buying into the hype as well, bought loads of DH from here, and a pair of Vis but couldn't say they were miles better than a pair of APC, Acne or even NN07

Tbh I'm not that impressed by the quality of visvim denim, I thought dior miJ had more decent quality but I think you pay a lot just because of the brand
crutch
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206 posts since 22/11/12

23 Feb 2017 19:37
Has anyone on here tried hiut?
caol87
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1309 posts since 28/6/14

23 Feb 2017 20:00
Anybody have any idea how Levi's 511 selvedge (in eternal day wash) fit? True to size or is it a downsize job?
zappa1903
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44 posts since 26/8/14

25 Feb 2017 23:49
Anyone tried KATO jeans?
nothingelseworked
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2795 posts since 21/2/10

28 Feb 2017 19:07
Best to avoid denim with bartack instead of rivets? Or does bartack hold up?
maximus
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1340 posts since 13/7/06

16 Mar 2017 10:15
Best selvedge denim jacket for under £200?
Looking at APC
chinaski
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327 posts since 15/7/10

posted 16 Mar 2017 22:31, edited 16 Mar 2017 22:31
just got a pair of kaptain sunshine jeans off the bay. highly recommended denim + fit if you like APC new standards / lvc 1954 etc.
nothingelseworked
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2795 posts since 21/2/10

21 Mar 2017 17:43
ACNE changing things up

The permanent collection will consist of only three styles for each gender — baggy, straight and skinny — in washes that have been reimagined and drastically narrowed in number, resulting in a more focused offering for consumers.

https://www.businessoffashion.com/articles/bof-exclusive/acne-reboots-denim-strategy
jwool
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2654 posts since 16/2/10

21 Mar 2017 18:18
Any other brands that fit like Acne Max Cash? Gotta be black, black, black.
LFC
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2701 posts since 14/6/11

26 Mar 2017 10:13
Had my Mastercraft Union jeans nearly 2 years and doubled up when I got them as they are great. Just had to have the critch repaired on my worn pair by Denim Dr and he's done a good job like usual.

Pictures aren't great but the new left pair have been worn around 5 times and the worn pair for mostly every other day. The used ones are well faded but hard to see in pictures. Tried to re-dye them but they won't have it because of the elastain in the fabric I think.



Doogan
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138 posts since 13/4/14

26 Mar 2017 10:37
How much did the crotch repair cost and how long did it take?

I have a few pairs were the crotch area is wearing thin but not completely blown yet. Might get them repaired sooner rather than later.
LFC
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2701 posts since 14/6/11

26 Mar 2017 11:24
Think it was around £33 with Special Delivery postage back so I'd say about £23? Took longer than usual nearly 2 weeks but was in no rush. If you request them to be done ina short time he has always delivered in that time frame and I've used in 10+ times easy
Doogan
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138 posts since 13/4/14

26 Mar 2017 14:01
Nice one, cheers. I think I'll send off a couple of pairs.
Dee
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10414 posts since 22/11/07

posted 26 Mar 2017 17:45, edited 26 Mar 2017 17:45
started using these to strengthen the crotch area in a pair for a quick fix. No good for a blow out but working well to strengthen a thinning pair.

obv iron on inside, denim is fairly thin and uniform so doesn't bulk out as much as using scrap denim and you can cut them easily before applying.

ebay


DuffMan
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14095 posts since 21/2/07

26 Mar 2017 21:21
I wasn't particularly impressed by the last crotch repair Denim Dr did for me, admittedly they were proper fucked but they popped open again pretty quickly.
Sumbeam
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653 posts since 27/1/11

26 Mar 2017 21:27
What are the best brand of jeans for big thighs?
After some slim jeans with a taper that are larger around the backside/thighs.
Doogan
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138 posts since 13/4/14

26 Mar 2017 21:39
Fullcount 1101 would be a good choice. Available on denimio
jacko198
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79 posts since 23/10/09

27 Mar 2017 20:24
Sumbeam wrote: What are the best brand of jeans for big thighs?
After some slim jeans with a taper that are larger around the backside/thighs.


https://theunbrandedbrand.com/collections/relaxed-fit/products/ub601-relax-tapered-fit-indigo-selvedge
MerciBeau
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4313 posts since 7/7/06

27 Mar 2017 22:37
Sumbeam wrote: What are the best brand of jeans for big thighs?
After some slim jeans with a taper that are larger around the backside/thighs.

I just got a pair of Livid Jone, the denim is great, and the thighs are pretty roomy : https://www.lividjeans.com/products/jone-japan-dry-selvage

3Sixteen also do a 'lifters cut' : https://www.3sixteen.com/collections/denim/products/ct-100x-classic-tapered-indigo-selvedge