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)
Fläsket
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3585 posts since 14/8/04

25 Jan 2015 19:23
i got you.
Smiling
but just to refresh the people that may just be stumbling in, the folks are getting aldens, you come home with allen edmonds. folks are grabbing their a-2's you steer em and come back with some luftwaffe. etc
Double D
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3552 posts since 8/3/07

25 Jan 2015 19:27
ShaneB wrote:
Davinho wrote: Those Lee's look awful, space between pockets makes it look like he's got a girls arse.

Does James Dean look like he's got a girl's arse?
Well he did like the space for a good bit of cock to be fair.
kid unknown
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5320 posts since 8/12/01

28 Jan 2015 12:54
not sure if it is just my body shape but every pair of lvc i have ever tried seems to have excess fabric in the arse that pokes out despit fitting nicely on waist and everywhere else.

does that go away to some extent once they have been washed or worn for a bit?
ShaneB
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908 posts since 28/11/10

28 Jan 2015 13:07
kid unknown wrote: not sure if it is just my body shape but every pair of lvc i have ever tried seems to have excess fabric in the arse that pokes out despit fitting nicely on waist and everywhere else.

does that go away to some extent once they have been washed or worn for a bit?

You can soak them to shrink a little bit.

To be honest a normal fitting pair of LVC shouldn't fit like that - the only types that flare out / poke out in the arse are the anti-fit jeans, the LVC 1962 551 fit like that and they always poke out: it's part of their design. They're not for everyone but if you don't like that look then I'd change to a different type. The LVC 1955 501 tend to be anti-fit as well; what type are they?
kid unknown
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5320 posts since 8/12/01

28 Jan 2015 14:05
they are 62 551s but also same issue (to a lesser extent) on the 67 505s i have.

it's probably not as bad as i'm making out - probably just used to apc, diors, unbranded having no excess material there.
ShaneB
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908 posts since 28/11/10

posted 28 Jan 2015 14:15, edited 28 Jan 2015 14:15
The 1962 551 are designed to be like that - they're an 'anti-fit', which is a type of fit of classic Levis. That pointy bit won't really go away - they're supposed to be extra roomy around the arse. They're a regular fit jean at the end of the day in the classic sense of the word.

The 505s shouldn't be like that though to be honest; the LVC 501s of 1947 / 1954 & 1966 will fit normally around the arse though. The 1955s are anti-fit as well (generally speaking).
ShaneB
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908 posts since 28/11/10

28 Jan 2015 14:18
I think the 62 551s come up big as well to be honest - the denim is quite stretchy imo - I went for my normal size, a 32 waist, and I'm currently trying to pass them on through ebay - could easily size down to a 31. Do you go for your regular size? Might be better / tighter around the arse if you sized down one.
kid unknown
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5320 posts since 8/12/01

28 Jan 2015 14:50
ive got 33s - could probably size down especially if going to stretch and I probably wont wash or soak them.

extra room does make a nice change tho.
jesterrp
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366 posts since 11/8/11

28 Jan 2015 23:20
we need more evolution pics in here.
chinaski
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336 posts since 15/7/10

29 Jan 2015 22:36
good quality light blue jeans? similar fit to petit standards ideally with selvedge turn up…
1234589
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883 posts since 1/6/10

29 Jan 2015 22:56
^ NN07 perhaps, worth keeping an eye on TKMaxx as they often crop up for cheap.
rdent
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88 posts since 17/1/15

30 Jan 2015 00:34
Any decent selvedge that offer 30" leg? I've spent about £45 on altering some Unbranded and there's still complications. It's a proper ballache.
jesterrp
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366 posts since 11/8/11

posted 30 Jan 2015 00:37, edited 30 Jan 2015 00:37
Your best choice is to find a better/cheaper tailor to be honest. Otherwise you could look for 32L denim that shrinks a fair bit (raw LVC 32L for instance would probably end up as a 30).
rdent
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88 posts since 17/1/15

30 Jan 2015 08:02
I think I'm going to use Denim Doctor. What's the LVC's version of the 511 fit?
eazypz
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2985 posts since 16/4/10

30 Jan 2015 19:15
Got some Acne jeans that are too long, and rather than hemming them, am thinking to just cut the hem to size and leave it raw.
Anyone else done this before?
figurine
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5724 posts since 14/5/07

30 Jan 2015 20:11
Seenmy did it before I think. Looked pretty cool on him but suited the way he dressed, dunno how it would look on others though.
Dee
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11190 posts since 22/11/07

30 Jan 2015 20:38
Got a few pairs like that but would recommend you only try on slimmer cuts
figurine
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5724 posts since 14/5/07

4 Feb 2015 13:05
rdent wrote: Any decent selvedge that offer 30" leg? I've spent about £45 on altering some Unbranded and there's still complications. It's a proper ballache.
Any suggestions for this? Can't be arsed sending a pair of jeans to DD.
vaughty
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149 posts since 9/3/07

4 Feb 2015 13:13
Edwin do their ED-55 and 80s red selvedge in a 30" leg. Son of a Stag have most waist sizes in stock
Fläsket
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3585 posts since 14/8/04

posted 5 Feb 2015 16:08, edited 5 Feb 2015 16:08