Menswear: The DENIM Thread

Brad avatar

5025 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.


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)
andrew_ avatar

652 posts since 23/1/10

18 Nov 2016 19:55
I've got some of the 3 year wash.
Most places have down 2 = 30", 3 = 32", I reckon 2 is a true 32 and 3 is a 33-34.
I wear a 32 in most stuff (levis, uniqlo) and a 2 is great, but they are a bit cropped compared to most other denim I've bought recently(35"+ legs), I think these are about a 31" leg.
Fit is pretty 60s: mid rise with a bit of a taper but mostly straight down from the middle of your shin to the hem.
Construction is top notch, denim is comfy (hairy, little bit of irregularity)

I owned APC PS a few years back now and bought them as tight as I could so can't really compare but definitely a higher rise and a far less aggressive taper.
harryd avatar

244 posts since 9/10/12

19 Nov 2016 11:51
nice one mate cheers ^^
MerciBeau avatar

4439 posts since 7/7/06

21 Nov 2016 21:37
Any decent alterations places in London - or am i going to need a trip to Manchester for Denim Doc?

I need:
Waist and seat reduction on some 21oz Iron Hearts
Hemming on some 15oz Sage Scouts
Knee repair on 17oz 3Sixteens
Crotch repair on some Edwin rainbows

Realising that theres at least £500 worth of denim there Eek don't want a shit job.
spitfiredealer avatar

2596 posts since 12/6/10

21 Nov 2016 21:58

highly recommended. Done various repairs and tapering on a few pairs of mine.
MerciBeau avatar

4439 posts since 7/7/06

21 Nov 2016 22:07
adidaskev avatar

1001 posts since 30/11/11

22 Nov 2016 13:00
kraydog wrote:
adidaskev wrote: The inside of my pocket, basically where the front stitching of the denim meets the pocket cloth has ripped, definitely need it fixed ASAP. Denim Doc or who else will be able to sort me out with that?

I just got something like this done at Atelier & Repairs along with a crotch repair. Was expensive, but they did a great job.

Thanks man, will have a look.
harryd avatar

244 posts since 9/10/12

30 Nov 2016 12:50
Got a pair of those Orslow 107's used off ebay size 3. Nice fit on them but my thunder thighs have killed me again with raw denim. Better all over fit than APC PS although not too dissimilar, anyone interested in these? I paid 80 willing to sell for 70..
Anto avatar

4111 posts since 19/1/12

30 Nov 2016 13:07
Can you provide measurements please?
jamintoons avatar

17 posts since 21/11/13

30 Nov 2016 13:12

Picked up some UES400T on recommendation from spitfiredealer. Thanks.

Great raw denim for those of larger thigh.
harryd avatar

244 posts since 9/10/12

30 Nov 2016 14:40
Anto wrote: Can you provide measurements please?

tom6195 avatar

61 posts since 17/1/15

14 Dec 2016 10:50
anyone ever used the levis repair shop in nottingham? my crotch is about to blow out on my 510s
Rez avatar

8991 posts since 5/4/09

14 Dec 2016 13:00
Got some petit new standards in black that I'm getting rid of - waist 34. Pm me if interested. £50
datsun avatar

682 posts since 9/3/03

14 Dec 2016 13:35
datsun wrote: Closest denim in terms of fit to DH 17.5cm?
specifically in a washed black (not too faded) just not solid black. Was looking at John Elliott Cast 2 on Mr P, but don't know much about the brand…?
sodomgomorra avatar

1603 posts since 24/3/14

posted 14 Dec 2016 18:59, edited 14 Dec 2016 18:59
My PNS have got too tight, a bit in the thighs but especially in the calves region. Waist still is pretty loose at 30. Fit might just not be for me.

What's the next logical step up? New Standard? Low Standard?
Cheap_Talk avatar

33 posts since 19/3/15

15 Dec 2016 21:43
A whole truckload of LVC! So if you are interested in Levis vintage clothing, LVC, and Levis reproduction? Then drop me a message. Selling my collection! Load of LVC t-shirt, sweatshirts, jackets with the move to come.
You can also find my stuff on Depop
You won't be disappointed
classikon avatar

220 posts since 2/2/14

21 Dec 2016 22:39
Know it's been asked before but does anyone own orslow ivy fit one washes size 3?

Hoping to pick some up in the sales and don't want to fuck about ordering multiple sizes
tom6195 avatar

61 posts since 17/1/15

3 Jan 2017 19:51
Alright I just tried on a pair of Levi malone jeans and carhartt skinny jeans and although they fit quite nice on the leg they did not fit well around the back.

This leads me to my next question - can you recommend me some skinny jeans that fit blokes with no booty?
quest avatar

3793 posts since 11/7/11

3 Jan 2017 22:04
APC Petit Standard are pretty common slim jeans, that most on here have had before.
Mr.X. avatar

3185 posts since 23/6/13

posted 4 Jan 2017 22:44, edited 4 Jan 2017 22:44
I got some RRL from eBay (think it was someone off here). They were ok but seemed boot cut… resold on eBay then bought a £330 pair from the RL website in the sale. Really like their jeans, slim fit and ideal for people in their 30s who don't and can't wear skinny jeans anymore. Think LVC but better or PRPS noir style thickness without the OTT distressing.
Bails78 avatar

768 posts since 6/1/08

posted 5 Jan 2017 11:30, edited 5 Jan 2017 11:30
Are there any other Jap brands that are similar in quality to Vis, Nonnative, but not as expensive? Come across RagsMcGregor and MineDenim, the latter is on a par with Vis in terms of prices.