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)
Tobypricec avatar

543 posts since 6/1/15

19 Jul 2021 16:27
New pair of Full Counts, worn for about a month and just washed once to remove shrinkage. They're model 1101XX 15.5oz incase anyones interested in the fit, unaltered and unhemmed

Doogan avatar

1025 posts since 13/4/14

19 Jul 2021 20:38
generic_guy avatar

9970 posts since 16/9/02

19 Jul 2021 20:39
They look fantastic, pretty much perfect fit.
Anto avatar

4036 posts since 19/1/12

posted 20 Jul 2021 07:08, edited 20 Jul 2021 07:08
Impressive, they're just perfect.

What waist\lenght are those and how tall are you?

Rirawin avatar

9537 posts since 17/7/05

20 Jul 2021 07:58
zoom wrote:
Rirawin wrote: Cool Out of interest do you repair your own jeans or get them repaired by someone? I sent a pair pair off to Soldier Blue recently and they quoted me £300 for the repairs (discounted from £500 Laughing out loud )

Jawdropping! surely that’s for some kind of hand stitched sashiko stuff? Thats insane. Looking at there prices online I have no idea how you could have amassed £500’s worth of repairs.

I’ve done a few repairs myself, used local people, the denim doctor and darned fine.

Always use the denim doctor if I need stuff altered, darned fine for big repairs like crotch and knees. But if it’s something minor I’ll try myself or just use some local people I’ve used for years.

Nothing special I don't think, just that the guy said he'd need to spend two solid days repairing them. These were the list of repairs:

Front: Both front pockets have holes, button hole needs reinforcing, one small hole in the thigh area, two small crotch holes, minor crotch blowout, front hem on left leg is frayed

Back: Both back pockets have small rips near the thigh seam, small rip on the left waist side, small hole on left leg, small hole on right leg, back hem frayed on left leg.

Last time I used Denim Doctor was probably 10+ years ago during his height of popularity for a few pairs of jeans. I wasn't too impressed with the service and the workmanship. After that I tried Melvin at Mr Handy (Amsterdam), while he did a great job he was very slow in responding and shipping the repaired jeans back. More recently I've been using Soldier Blue but yeah after the most recent quote, think I'll try somewhere else. Will look at Mick at Darned Fine next time!
Tobypricec avatar

543 posts since 6/1/15

20 Jul 2021 08:45
Anto wrote: Impressive, they're just perfect.

What waist\lenght are those and how tall are you?

Im usually a 32 waist but got size 31 in these, measure bang on 16" across the waist now after a wash. Inside leg measures approx 31.5", not sure what it was before they were washed but definitely lost quite a bit of length as I was planning on getting them taken up but no need now. Im about 6' 1