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?
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.
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).
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.
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.
28 Jan 2015 23:20
we need more evolution pics in here.
29 Jan 2015 22:36
good quality light blue jeans? similar fit to petit standards ideally with selvedge turn up…
29 Jan 2015 22:56
^ NN07 perhaps, worth keeping an eye on TKMaxx as they often crop up for cheap.
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.
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).
30 Jan 2015 08:02
I think I'm going to use Denim Doctor. What's the LVC's version of the 511 fit?
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?
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.
30 Jan 2015 20:38
Got a few pairs like that but would recommend you only try on slimmer cuts
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