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)
zappa1903
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150 posts since 26/8/14

25 Feb 2015 07:33
I have bought a pair of tellason ladbroke grove jeans, tried them on and thought they would be fine when rolled up but now think they are maybe 1-2 inchs too long, would taking them to a tailor be wise, had my first thing tailored at a turkish place and they did a fantastic job but am not sure because they are selvedge and unwashed or worn
sydneyking
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4530 posts since 26/9/09

25 Feb 2015 07:46
Give them a quick dunk in the bath, see how much they lose in the length then decide
hang_on_voltaire
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497 posts since 11/11/09

25 Feb 2015 11:18
son of a stag off brick lane did a great job chainstitching some LVC for me if you decide they're too long, think it was £20
kid unknown
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5320 posts since 8/12/01

25 Feb 2015 11:38
ironheart £17 inc shipping back to you for chainstitch hemming.
ShaneB
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908 posts since 28/11/10

25 Feb 2015 14:11
trailofdavid wrote: On that note, I'm in the market for some new black denim to replace my pair from Cos. Want slim, but not skinny. Anything decent sub £100 before I go with Rogue Territoy?

Jigsaw have some black jeans at the moment for about 70 quid - they're stuff is normally slim, not skinny - might worth checking out?

Also, I'd recommend Lee 101 rider jeans black, or the LVC either 605 or if you can find them the 1978 501 black overdyes - both slim, but not skinny.
trailofdavid
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6334 posts since 14/8/09

25 Feb 2015 15:30
Nice one, thanks for the info
Forper
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2080 posts since 29/1/13

26 Feb 2015 08:20
slim jeans are for fag-gots
trailofdavid
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6334 posts since 14/8/09

26 Feb 2015 09:04
trailofdavid
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6334 posts since 14/8/09

26 Feb 2015 09:05
Shane, those Lee 101s look decent, you know how they size / if they stretch much or at all?
ShaneB
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908 posts since 28/11/10

26 Feb 2015 10:31
footmobile2000 wrote: slim jeans are for fag-gots

Was James Dean a faggot?


Actually, don't answer that….
ShaneB
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908 posts since 28/11/10

26 Feb 2015 10:35
trailofdavid wrote: Shane, those Lee 101s look decent, you know how they size / if they stretch much or at all?

Sizing is a bit anal to be honest - they can come up quite big, but depending on how big your thighs are you may or may not be able to size down.

Some of my Lees are too big in the waist but fit perfectly in the thigh / seat so I have to wear a belt with them. To be honest I find that with slim jeans they're normally a little bit loose in the waist and I can't size down because my thighs are too big, but they stay up anyway because of my thighs, if that makes sense. I think you'll have to experiment and see - unfortunately the sizing in the waist doesn't seem to be as standardised as LVC.

BTW, Jigsaw are doing a 10% discount at the moment if you'd want their black jeans.
trailofdavid
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6334 posts since 14/8/09

26 Feb 2015 12:09
Cheers. I would've had a look at those Jigsaws, but the smallest they do is a 30 waist (and that's out of stock) and I'm generally a 28 or 29 (which is why the Lee look a good bet)
FLG
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5858 posts since 21/5/04

26 Feb 2015 14:28
I find Lee 101 fit big and any stretching comes back in after a wash
toin
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1689 posts since 1/4/13

posted 26 Feb 2015 16:24, edited 26 Feb 2015 16:24
Best bet for jeans in this wash and fit? Apc/acne/cos ? Longer length obv

ShaneB
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908 posts since 28/11/10

26 Feb 2015 18:30
^^ they look like proper stonewash?

How about these?


http://www.asos.com/Levis-Vintage/Levis-Vintage-1978-501-Jeans-Stonewash/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=4823564&istCompanyId;=6f061ed0-7427-4b6c-bb90-987c0bd08468&istItemId;=prrtxxqix&istBid;=tztx&affid;=14173&channelref;=google+shopping&utm;_source=google&utm;_medium=ppc&utm;_term=18283950120&utm;_content=&utm;_campaign=&cvosrc;=ppc.google.18283950120&network;=g&mobile;=&search;=1&content;=&creative;=57198268821&ptid;=18283950120&adposition;=1o1&gclid;=Cj0KEQiApbunBRDs0fba3dz484cBEiQAMsx-p4h6oH81iLBTZ86g3Ccr5vOCFqeAD7qYqX1N5y1PXskaAhBU8P8HAQ
amin
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1208 posts since 5/11/06

26 Feb 2015 21:48
@toin

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http://www.patrikervell.com/product/detail/pass/3117
Forper
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2080 posts since 29/1/13

27 Feb 2015 06:43
ShaneB wrote:
footmobile2000 wrote: slim jeans are for fag-gots

Was James Dean a faggot?


Actually, don't answer that….

those actually aint slim jeans. Tight in the ass, yeah but look at the leg below the knee, standard straight as an arrow. He's just sized down on standard jeans. None of this tapering faggot bullshit that hug the calf.

I was actually listening to the radio and they were talking to a fashion anthropologist from Melbourne uni or something and they asked him why pants are getting so small on guys and he said it was to show solidarity with gay men. Told you. Faggot pants.
ShaneB
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908 posts since 28/11/10

posted 27 Feb 2015 11:55, edited 27 Feb 2015 11:55
^^^

Mill my idea of slim jeans isn't calf hugging to be honest, when I think 'slim' I just think fitted in the seat and the thighs. I think Lee 101 riders are generally like that, normally hae about 7.5" leg opening which is ideal (for a 32 waist). You can get slim / straight & slim / tapered - whatever you fancy really.

Not sure I believe that anthropologist - Orange label Levis for example in the early 60s were very slim, with a very small leg opening. Things ebb and flow.
burny
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5788 posts since 25/5/06

27 Feb 2015 12:25

Our Legacy have some as well.
http://www.ourlegacy.se/shop/denim_ss15/first-cut-light-vintage-wash-blue
FLG
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5858 posts since 21/5/04

27 Feb 2015 12:40
footmobile2000 wrote: I was actually listening to the radio and they were talking to a fashion anthropologist from Melbourne uni or something and they asked him why pants are getting so small on guys and he said it was to show solidarity with gay men. Told you. Faggot pants.

Well if someone from Melbourne said it…