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)
quest
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3222 posts since 11/7/11

posted 6 Feb 2017 17:41, edited 6 Feb 2017 17:41
Have various battered LVCs and Uniqlo selvedge jeans in 31-32W 32L willing to let go cheap. PM if anyones interested.
Dee
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11190 posts since 22/11/07

posted 6 Feb 2017 18:51, edited 6 Feb 2017 18:51

joe6886 wrote: I've emailed him, was just basing his quietness on the fact his website is inactive and his Facebook seems fairly inactive. I'll update in her if/when he responds.

I may go to atelier anyway if they come recommended, saves paying for international postage.

post up if he comes back - had a pair ready for darning.
Bails78
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600 posts since 6/1/08

8 Feb 2017 14:40
Which is the slimmer model from Knee down Petit Standars or Petit New Standards? Measurements on End are exactly the same for both models
1234589
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884 posts since 1/6/10

9 Feb 2017 14:05
Bails78 wrote: Which is the slimmer model from Knee down Petit Standars or Petit New Standards? Measurements on End are exactly the same for both models

PNS, tighter at the ankle too.
quest
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3222 posts since 11/7/11

9 Feb 2017 22:57
quest wrote: Have various battered LVCs and Uniqlo selvedge jeans in 31-32W 32L willing to let go cheap. PM if anyones interested.
bill
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4905 posts since 5/8/09

13 Feb 2017 23:00
slim fitting denim shirt, who makes a good one?
joe6886
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785 posts since 16/11/08

15 Feb 2017 11:53
Dee wrote:
joe6886 wrote: I've emailed him, was just basing his quietness on the fact his website is inactive and his Facebook seems fairly inactive. I'll update in her if/when he responds.

I may go to atelier anyway if they come recommended, saves paying for international postage.

post up if he comes back - had a pair ready for darning.

Just to update, finally got a response today. He's still in business, gona get mine sent over to him.
rdent
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88 posts since 17/1/15

15 Feb 2017 12:12
quest wrote:
quest wrote: Have various battered LVCs and Uniqlo selvedge jeans in 31-32W 32L willing to let go cheap. PM if anyones interested.

Pics?
MerciBeau
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4324 posts since 7/7/06

15 Feb 2017 21:22
Anywhere do Rogue Territory cheapish?
maximus
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1724 posts since 13/7/06

16 Feb 2017 10:04
anyone own any shockoe atelier? thinking of buying some off kafka but unsure on sizing
beedub
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6810 posts since 7/3/07

16 Feb 2017 12:05
Tenderloin evolution pic, just washed them as I'm taking them into sonofastag for some darning this weekend. Worn from raw, fuck knows how long for and no idea how many washes they've had.

Doogan
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494 posts since 13/4/14

16 Feb 2017 19:12
Good effort!
Bails78
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600 posts since 6/1/08

23 Feb 2017 10:09
Is there really a noticeable difference in denim once it goes past the £100 mark? Like why does A.P.C., Acne, Ksubi cost avg £150 and a pair of Vis 04 Raw go for £400,or SLP/Dior go for £400+

But if you asked any person in the street would they really see the difference in quality, construction etc?

Like good denim is good denim; but these jeans are all mass produced, not handcrafted so why the big difference in price?
FLG
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5858 posts since 21/5/04

23 Feb 2017 10:48
Better quality X economies of scale
Greathoudini
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28 posts since 21/11/14

23 Feb 2017 14:56
Bails78 wrote: Is there really a noticeable difference in denim once it goes past the £100 mark? Like why does A.P.C., Acne, Ksubi cost avg £150 and a pair of Vis 04 Raw go for £400,or SLP/Dior go for £400+

But if you asked any person in the street would they really see the difference in quality, construction etc?

Like good denim is good denim; but these jeans are all mass produced, not handcrafted so why the big difference in price?

Because of the fabric, the indigo dying proces, the cotton used etc.
The construction of most Japanese brands is superior to the cheaper brands as well
You could see the difference in quality if you know where to look for. Same with leather jackets and stuff.
abagnale
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653 posts since 6/1/14

23 Feb 2017 15:08
Bails78 wrote: Is there really a noticeable difference in denim once it goes past the £100 mark? Like why does A.P.C., Acne, Ksubi cost avg £150 and a pair of Vis 04 Raw go for £400,or SLP/Dior go for £400+

But if you asked any person in the street would they really see the difference in quality, construction etc?

Like good denim is good denim; but these jeans are all mass produced, not handcrafted so why the big difference in price?

You can get 04's a lot cheaper with a proxy. Exchange rate isn't as good as it was a year ago but still around £200 plus proxy fee's. Just remember to size up (IMO).
Bails78
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600 posts since 6/1/08

23 Feb 2017 15:14
Greathoudini wrote:
Bails78 wrote: Is there really a noticeable difference in denim once it goes past the £100 mark? Like why does A.P.C., Acne, Ksubi cost avg £150 and a pair of Vis 04 Raw go for £400,or SLP/Dior go for £400+

But if you asked any person in the street would they really see the difference in quality, construction etc?

Like good denim is good denim; but these jeans are all mass produced, not handcrafted so why the big difference in price?

Because of the fabric, the indigo dying proces, the cotton used etc.
The construction of most Japanese brands is superior to the cheaper brands as well
You could see the difference in quality if you know where to look for. Same with leather jackets and stuff.

And what about the Italian/French designers? I hear the quality of the SLP is not that great in comparison to the old DH stuff. Just seems like you're paying for the name and that's it. Jeans like Iron Heart, Studio D'Artisan, Pure Blue, and other heavy denim Jap brands I can get it.

But Vis, DH, SLP I don't get it. I am guilty of buying into the hype as well, bought loads of DH from here, and a pair of Vis but couldn't say they were miles better than a pair of APC, Acne or even NN07
MoB
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36666 posts since 31/8/04

23 Feb 2017 15:41
The old DH jeans weren't great quality, some of them were £400+ which was bonkers considering how average they were.
MerciBeau
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4324 posts since 7/7/06

23 Feb 2017 16:56
MoB wrote: The old DH jeans weren't great quality, some of them were £400+ which was bonkers considering how average they were.

Fuckin hated that stupid school trouser latch instead of a button.
crutch
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404 posts since 22/11/12

23 Feb 2017 18:22
Visvim raw denim is a lot cheaper in Japan, I think I paid £160 for some 04 raws last year in FIL. The non-wash versions are a lot more expensive, I imagine because of the distressing work. If you are paying 400 there's a hefty import markup