Menswear: The DENIM Thread


Brad
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5010 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)
jacko198
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140 posts since 23/10/09

5 May 2017 20:47
I had to order a few pairs after my order got messed up and was glad I did in the end. I ended up getting the 33" Tagged (35" Waist) after originaly ordering the tagged 35" or something like that.

Worth going and trying a pair on, or ordering 2 sizes. The normal styles are all 34" leg as well which is annoying, the new 601's are 32". Going to try some on next week and hopefully cop
Voltron
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7 posts since 14/10/14

8 May 2017 10:49
can anyone recomend somewhere in london that do a decent job of patching? got some major knee blowouts and bought some fruity materials i want to stick underneath
zappa1903
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118 posts since 26/8/14

24 May 2017 00:33
Are the black Edwin selvedge any good?
swede
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6792 posts since 21/3/09

19 Jun 2017 09:00
anyone seen these acnes on sale anywhere?

https://www.mrporter.com/en-gb/mens/acne_studios/van-denim-jeans/728663
shame
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1635 posts since 17/7/12

5 Jul 2017 12:06
talking of acne…anyone tried their new line bla konst?
i'm kinda pissed that they discontinued the ace model which i loved…the counterpart 'North' looks way wider on the pics.
haven't tried them yet though.
diederik
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3125 posts since 16/8/11

5 Jul 2017 16:15
swede wrote: anyone seen these acnes on sale anywhere?

https://www.mrporter.com/en-gb/mens/acne_studios/van-denim-jeans/728663

Aren't they on the Acne site on sale?

http://www.acnestudios.com/nl/en/van-black-vtg/30J163-107.html#van=
Anto
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3362 posts since 19/1/12

5 Jul 2017 21:24
shame wrote: talking of acne…anyone tried their new line bla konst?
i'm kinda pissed that they discontinued the ace model which i loved…the counterpart 'North' looks way wider on the pics.
haven't tried them yet though.

Went to see the new Milan store and checked them.

North are still a very slim fit, very sprayed on unless you have slim thighs and calves.
River is more roomy on the upper part and tapers nicely from the knee down.
Land looks like a 501, and fits like it

If you liked the Ace fit then it's just North
DuffMan
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14174 posts since 21/2/07

5 Jul 2017 22:08
Since I started cycling even more I no longer fit in any of my jeans and they're all too skinny anyway. Don't want 15 oz slub, I'm over APC, Acne is a bit shit and overpriced. What shall I buy? Orslow good or is it just hype?
Anto
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3362 posts since 19/1/12

5 Jul 2017 22:41
Orslow are really nice and are a good compromise imo. Typical Japanese very good quality and attention to details but much more practical and ready to wear compared to the more hardcore Japanese denim makers. A bit more fashion, it that makes sense, compared to those others.

I have quite big thighs and the 107s fit nice. Got a 3 and even though my waist is 32 and sholud have got a 2, which was way too skinny on my thighs and upper part in general
bungleski
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181 posts since 21/7/11

16 Jul 2017 11:14
Anyone comment on Spellbound denim? Sounds like high quality Japanese denim, but can't find a huge amount of info about it apart from the pretty generic descriptions on the few stockists I could find.
BuddhaBigCheese
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17 posts since 20/8/14

16 Jul 2017 18:35
^ Spellbound do some pretty decent denim and and if not buying raw the washes are never over the top. If I'm right they're owned by Domingo Co. who also produce Omigod which are also worth checking out.
FLG
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5851 posts since 21/5/04

16 Jul 2017 19:57
Best place to get some pockets replaced? Looking for thick heavy duty cotton canvas. Had them redone from the local Turks and they last a month each time.
crutch
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296 posts since 22/11/12

17 Jul 2017 09:19
Just had mine redone by the denim doctor, charged £24 but looks solid
swede
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6792 posts since 21/3/09

18 Jul 2017 08:44
how do dickies work pants fit on the waist compared with apc/acne?
andrew_
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383 posts since 23/1/10

18 Jul 2017 20:36
No idea about APC/Acne.
874/873 are true to actual waist size. I am 32" in almost anything that isn't vanity sized and take the same for these.
872 are larger by an inch. I take 31" here.
LeMeilleur
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2 posts since 19/7/17

19 Jul 2017 08:08
What is APC?
BuddhaBigCheese
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17 posts since 20/8/14

19 Jul 2017 12:23
bungleski wrote: Anyone comment on Spellbound denim? Sounds like high quality Japanese denim, but can't find a huge amount of info about it apart from the pretty generic descriptions on the few stockists I could find.

forgot to add, yoox can also be good for picking spellbound for some decent coin
swede
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6792 posts since 21/3/09

19 Jul 2017 13:59
andrew_ wrote: No idea about APC/Acne.
874/873 are true to actual waist size. I am 32" in almost anything that isn't vanity sized and take the same for these.
872 are larger by an inch. I take 31" here.

cool thank you
Dee
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10731 posts since 22/11/07

2 Aug 2017 19:41
Is Melvin still going at misterhandydenim? site down. Need someone who can darn denim as well as strengthen some areas with fabric.
joe6886
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694 posts since 16/11/08

2 Aug 2017 20:10
I emailed him back in Feb and he said he was still doing it, never got round to actually using him though. Decided denim doc was a much easier option.