Menswear: The DENIM Thread


Brad
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5020 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)
joe6886
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832 posts since 16/11/08

11 Jun 2019 17:37
What’s the repair like? Got some that need repairing myself
Rez
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8035 posts since 5/4/09

11 Jun 2019 17:38
lol what's wrong with the denim doctor? He did a pretty good job on mine, but that was years ago…
Rirawin
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9274 posts since 17/7/05

posted 11 Jun 2019 18:39, edited 11 Jun 2019 18:39
joe6886 wrote: What’s the repair like? Got some that need repairing myself

Darning is good, but not as good as Mr Handy in my opinion. However, when weighing up costs (Mr Handy is based in the Netherlands) and time, Soldier Blue is a no brainer.

Rez wrote: lol what's wrong with the denim doctor? He did a pretty good job on mine, but that was years ago…

Used The Denim Butcher about 6-7 years ago for chainstitching and crotch repair and at the time I was happy. However, when I decided to test the waters with other people, Iron Heart and Son of a Stag for chainstitching, Mr Handy and Selfedge for crotch repairs, when put side by side his work was awful in comparison.
quest
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3336 posts since 11/7/11

11 Jun 2019 20:19
Denim dr has a habit of not listening to what I want done, shame as it was so convenient
Doogan
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603 posts since 13/4/14

11 Jun 2019 20:22
figurine wrote: Noticed these Arket ones in their sale earlier, they say straight fit but look relatively slim to me. No idea about quality or sizing I'm afraid, but everything I've got from Arket so far has been decent. ARKETSTUDENT for 15% off too.

https://www.arket.com/en_gbp/men/jeans/product.regular-heavy-wash-jeans-blue.0724969001.html

Ordered a pair in black. Hoping they are relatively slim.
Kingmob07
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8964 posts since 11/5/07

24 Aug 2019 11:04
Any fans of Oni denim?
spitfiredealer
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2161 posts since 12/6/10

24 Aug 2019 11:55
Had some. The texture is crazy and cool. But they weren’t overly durable. But I am hard on denim.
Kingmob07
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8964 posts since 11/5/07

24 Aug 2019 14:11
spitfiredealer wrote: Had some. The texture is crazy and cool. But they weren’t overly durable. But I am hard on denim.

Sounds about right from what I'm reading, cheers. CBA with that. Been impressed by RJB and the one pair of IH I have. Any other recommendations? Thinking about a heavier denim for the A/W.
spitfiredealer
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2161 posts since 12/6/10

24 Aug 2019 14:22
Pure blue Japan do some lovely 18oz. Rivet & Hide stock them.
Kingmob07
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8964 posts since 11/5/07

24 Aug 2019 14:29
Nice one. Like the look of these at 17.5:

https://rivetandhide.com/shop/brands/pure-blue-japan/pure-blue-japan-np-019-nep-selvedge-jeans.html?___store=default
spitfiredealer
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2161 posts since 12/6/10

24 Aug 2019 14:36
They will be lovely mate. If you are in London always worth going to Rivet & Hide to try them on.
spitfiredealer
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2161 posts since 12/6/10

24 Aug 2019 14:39
What Iron hearts do you have? The 21oz is really comfy. If you really want to go heavy their 25oz is something special. After a bit of wear it gets really soft
Kingmob07
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8964 posts since 11/5/07

24 Aug 2019 15:07
spitfiredealer wrote: What Iron hearts do you have? The 21oz is really comfy. If you really want to go heavy their 25oz is something special. After a bit of wear it gets really soft

Pretty sure it's these: https://rivetandhide.com/shop/brands/iron-heart/iron-heart-555s-16-vintage-selvedge-super-slim-jeans.html?___store=default

Decent weight for the summer and worn them pretty much every day during the week. Broken in with some nice fades.
eazypz
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3079 posts since 16/4/10

28 Nov 2019 00:51
Can someone recommend me some good Japanese brands for washed and raw denim?

After a good slim fit but most brands are too tight in the waist/arse area and then jeans that fit in the waist/area are too big on the leg.

Need a good slim taper.

Currently in Toyko, so hoping to check out some stores.
bertoni
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1046 posts since 29/9/11

28 Nov 2019 06:22
I know they're not really a denim brand but the Orslow 107 are worth a look. Love mine. Better cut than a host of Iron Heart, Samurai and Skulls that i've tried over the years.
Hanto
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1867 posts since 30/11/09

28 Nov 2019 06:40
Agreed. I've got half a dozen pairs of their trousers after getting the 107s. They just seems to fit perfectly for me.
bertoni
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1046 posts since 29/9/11

28 Nov 2019 06:48
Same. The New Yorkers are a perfect cut for me. Love the 105s too.
eazypz
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3079 posts since 16/4/10

28 Nov 2019 10:50
Cheers lads, will check it out
Doogan
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603 posts since 13/4/14

28 Nov 2019 10:54
bertoni wrote: I know they're not really a denim brand but the Orslow 107 are worth a look. Love mine. Better cut than a host of Iron Heart, Samurai and Skulls that i've tried over the years.

Orslow is great. I would consider them a denim brand tbh.

I'd also recommend Resolute 710
Joe Bloggs
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367 posts since 28/9/10

28 Nov 2019 13:20
Doogan wrote:
bertoni wrote: I know they're not really a denim brand but the Orslow 107 are worth a look. Love mine. Better cut than a host of Iron Heart, Samurai and Skulls that i've tried over the years.

Orslow is great. I would consider them a denim brand tbh.

I'd also recommend Resolute 710

+1 on Resolute