Menswear: The DENIM Thread

Brad avatar

5025 posts since 20/6/01

posted 5 Dec 2011 20:54, edited 5 Dec 2011 20:54
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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)
m15try avatar

1261 posts since 18/8/09

31 Dec 2011 11:49
FLG, you on about the 67 505s or LVCs in general, the 67s don't stretch nearly as much as the other lvc's
roophees avatar

1838 posts since 18/12/10

4 Jan 2012 02:17
If my naked and famous skinny guys haven't been sanforized, and they're 4months worn in and i want to do a proper wash at 6 months, is there any harm in giving them a soak in water now, to stop crotch blowout and to shorten them a bit? And if so, any recommendations on temperature and time?
stelfox avatar

8488 posts since 11/3/09

4 Jan 2012 12:55
You will lose dye and they will shrink. Do it in cold or slightly warm water, for a short amount of time, so you don't lose so much dye. Dry them somewhere cool so they don't shrink loads. They will shrink all over though.

please change your avatar you're making me hate jay-z, you were already doing it with nas before
noodles_ avatar

86 posts since 30/12/11

4 Jan 2012 13:01
Anyone know of any grey jeans that fit similar to APC rescue?
roophees avatar

1838 posts since 18/12/10

9 Jan 2012 19:57
zoom those are proper nice, how many washes/years of wear have they gone through?
zoom avatar

6823 posts since 22/7/05

9 Jan 2012 20:00
One pairs an ebay job so no idea, the others are a 3 year on/off pair washed twice.

Breaking in two more pairs but they wont be in this state for atleast another year.
zoom avatar

6823 posts since 22/7/05

9 Jan 2012 20:00
Just had to take some pictures of my APC's for the denim doctor to get a quote for some fixes i need doing, thought id up a few in here (no sufu).

There both nearly dead/retired….

Also, duffman where you at? I wanna see this epic pair of yours!

DuffMan avatar

14389 posts since 21/2/07

9 Jan 2012 20:02
Think these pics are about 2 years old? Had a fair bit more wear since.

Almost dead now and they're a lot more contrasty than that irl, as Schtoop pointed out it's all about the lighting
zoom avatar

6823 posts since 22/7/05

9 Jan 2012 20:03
Fucking sick, they would get an easy £100+ on the bay (If they havnt been hemmed to anything under a 32). You should flog them if you don't wear them anymore!
6thEdition avatar

5882 posts since 7/3/08

9 Jan 2012 20:09
i've got a tight as fuck pair of 26 new cures that i'm trying to break in. they're about 2 or 3 years old but i've not worn them for about a couple months max and the denims pissin me off because its still stiff as fuck
Mr 88
Mr 88 avatar

2501 posts since 1/4/09

9 Jan 2012 20:30
Any idea how long it takes for a pair of Petit Standards to loosen a bit in the thigh / leg in general? I sized down twice on them and not sure as to wether or not I should trade them for a size up, or try wear them in for a while?

Nice those, DuffMan. You don't wear them?
Strummer avatar

2181 posts since 24/7/04

9 Jan 2012 20:31
What's the best point to get APCs hemmed? I have a pair of New Cures which I am just wearing indoors to stretch the waist out. I want to get them hemmed and tapered a bit but don't want to do this if they will then change shape. That said, I don't want to wear them out without adjustment as they are too long.

zoom avatar

6823 posts since 22/7/05

9 Jan 2012 20:32
No brainer –>
Sebastian17 avatar

2040 posts since 23/8/10

9 Jan 2012 20:50
Bit of an odd one, maybe someone might have tried it. Puzzled

I've given my LVC raws their second wash, got some nice fades or whatever, I wouldn't have washed them a second time, but they were fucking stinking and filthy after traveling, and the freezer trick wasn't good enough.

So the denim's got a little soft, and I want a bit of stiffness (no homo) in the denim again. I saw that you can get spray on starch when I was in some art supply store, anyone tried/know anything about this?
Skinny avatar

883 posts since 17/9/09

9 Jan 2012 20:57
Need some new APC's my cycle thighs have grown too big for my 29 NS.
Is there a thigh difference between NS and Rescues? I've some 31 NS and they fit nice on the thigh and lower leg.

Where can i get exact measurements of thigh, lower leg and hem? As the end is all the same.
willesdengreen avatar

660 posts since 10/6/10

9 Jan 2012 21:12
How do uniqlo skinny jeans fit? True or size down?
Sneaker52 avatar

7154 posts since 2/11/06

9 Jan 2012 21:39
Zoom, they look shit, ready for the bin.
I can PM you my address so I can pass them into my local recycle centre…
Dee avatar

12150 posts since 22/11/07

9 Jan 2012 21:44
those apc look Cool but never got on with NS, stride 3 pairs and sold them all on before wearing them in as I just didn't like the raw state to much after wearing a few pairs of Samurai - maybe time to try another pair, probs PS.

Though no brand snob here - i have a pair of uniqlo black denim which are one of the best fitting pair and nicest jeans i've had in ages, but got some Visvim on the way as I want to know if the grandmaster of denim is right about the quality.

pops avatar

4314 posts since 2/9/09

9 Jan 2012 21:49
which Vis did you go for Dee ?
Dee avatar

12150 posts since 22/11/07

9 Jan 2012 21:54
trying the 2nd route first, i got those raws that were up on here, think they are 01 cut so going to dr denim them for a tapering and give em a try. I want to see some better pics of those new year SS light wash selvage ones. I'm still not sure how 03 or 04 styles fit so it would be a punt if I ordered them. I read somewhere though that they sometimes come up a bit short on the waist - size up, maybe safer for fitting? 04 look like a really low rise too which i hate so maybe why they can fit small. has anyone bought any of the washed SS denim on here?