Menswear: The DENIM Thread

Brad avatar

4974 posts since 20/6/01

posted 5 Dec 2011 20:54, edited 5 Dec 2011 20:54
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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 avatar

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 avatar

192 posts since 22/11/12

23 Feb 2017 19:37
Has anyone on here tried hiut?
caol87 avatar

1261 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?