Menswear: The DENIM Thread


Brad
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5019 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)
schtoop
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12970 posts since 9/4/07

12 Jan 2015 15:51
anyone interested in my trashed apc's? size 31

zoom
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6061 posts since 22/7/05

12 Jan 2015 16:26
You would get about £150/200 on eBay mate.
Trystero
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1619 posts since 1/8/07

12 Jan 2015 16:33
highly doubt it
Essence
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3108 posts since 10/1/05

12 Jan 2015 18:59
schtoop, I will give them a good home!
Guido
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12884 posts since 20/4/05

13 Jan 2015 23:01
How do ED55's fit compared to ED47's?
ShaneB
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908 posts since 28/11/10

posted 13 Jan 2015 23:04, edited 13 Jan 2015 23:04
Got some LVC 1947 501 rigids if anyone wants them? New without tags, were a 32x36, now a 32x34 after soaking them.

Can't get on with them - went TTS and should have sized up one. Too tight for me.
adidaskev
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1001 posts since 30/11/11

14 Jan 2015 10:31
Guido wrote: How do ED55's fit compared to ED47's?

http://www.edwin-europe.com/fit_guide_mens.php

maximus
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1724 posts since 13/7/06

14 Jan 2015 17:36
picked up some unbranded 101s off ebay for £50, cheers phikz for sizing help. Have to say the quality is on par with APC, fit same as New standards above the knee and taper a little more towards the ankle. I'm a 31 in new standards and 32 in unbranded for anyone thinking of buying. Like i said quality is same as APC but £100 cheaper, will be interesting seeing how they fade
caol87
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2030 posts since 28/6/14

14 Jan 2015 17:57
I have two pairs of Levis 511's for sale (both 30 Short), one pair are new one pair are worn only once, PM if interested
Kadafi39
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1564 posts since 30/10/09

14 Jan 2015 17:57
Yeah for the money you cant go wrong, I actually prefer the colour on the undranded's they are even darker than apc's.
jesterrp
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366 posts since 11/8/11

14 Jan 2015 17:58
Looking for raw 1947 LVC in w33/34 L34+
Mookie_blaylock
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1581 posts since 19/7/06

posted 14 Jan 2015 18:16, edited 14 Jan 2015 18:16
The top button on my petite standards has come off and I have lost the button bit, I have the back prong tho.
Does anyone know if APC have the facility to re-apply a button in any of the London stores?
toof_ake
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1136 posts since 23/8/09

16 Jan 2015 11:46
Just got some LVC 1954 501s, fit perfectly. Leg is perfect too.

Didn't realise they're meant to be shrink-to-fit. Anyone know how much the shrink to fit ones actually shrink in reality?
adidaskev
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1001 posts since 30/11/11

posted 16 Jan 2015 11:53, edited 16 Jan 2015 11:53
2-3 inches in waist, between 1.5-2.5 in the leg. Depends how you wash them really.

Hotter the water, the more they will shrink. Your best to wear them in a bath of water so they 'shrink to fit'.
Bennelli
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3461 posts since 25/5/11

16 Jan 2015 12:01
Or wear them damp in order to stretch them out if the bath soak isn't an option.
spitfiredealer
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2059 posts since 12/6/10

16 Jan 2015 12:18
If they fit perfect now they won't after a soak. sell them and get the right size. or never let them touch water
adidaskev
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1001 posts since 30/11/11

16 Jan 2015 12:37
spitfiredealer wrote: If they fit perfect now they won't after a soak. sell them and get the right size. or never let them touch water
ShaneB
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908 posts since 28/11/10

posted 16 Jan 2015 13:06, edited 16 Jan 2015 13:06
They won't shrink 2-3 inches in the waist assuming you wash in the bath shrinking to fit- they'll shrink 1 inch at most, infact, mine didn't shrink at all in the waist: i.e. they measured 16" across before wash and after wash. (They might shrink more than an inch if you use a washing machine).

They will shrink at least 2" in the leg though.

I went TTS and they're just too tight for me in the waist, best of sizing up 1" in the waist I reckon.
DuffMan
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14285 posts since 21/2/07

16 Jan 2015 13:10
I think it entirely depends on the model doesn't it, they certainly will shrink in the waist if they are shrink-to-fit but likely they'll stretch too.
rdent
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88 posts since 17/1/15

18 Jan 2015 23:01
Best fitting slim fit selvedge sub £150? Been eyeing up the Tellason Ladbroke Grove but unsure how slim they are, I like quite a slim fit.