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
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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)
Brew
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411 posts since 17/12/10

12 Jan 2012 23:12
Triple Works Permanent Indigo. They're raws and are designed to fade really slowly, so presumably they will bleed less. You could email Iron Heart to check for sure.

kid unknown wrote: this is prob a daft question but is there any raw denim that doesn't bleed everywhere.

or a really dark blue non raw denim that is colourfast.
siriusmo
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894 posts since 12/4/09

13 Jan 2012 05:25
^PBJ also do one:

http://blueingreensoho.com/site/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage;=shop.flypage&product;_id=6810&category;_id=&manufacturer;_id=9&option;=com_virtuemart&Itemid;=62
R
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12969 posts since 17/5/03

13 Jan 2012 10:13
Noble Locks wrote: i dont seem to get any bleed from my apc's. well not like ive noticed that my jap denim used to do to the settee, car seats, shoes pants and socks and shirts and jumpers.

found apc's bleed a lot.
R
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12969 posts since 17/5/03

13 Jan 2012 10:14
kushty wrote:
R wrote: yeah demand for obscure japanese denim is so high.

Well Son of a Stag have a lot of Japanese denim that's no more well known than Samurai and they're doing alright.

thats 1 shop in the uk. not exactly next big thing is it? i dont know anyone who would have a clue what i was talking about if i mentioned son of a stag.
Panzer12
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41 posts since 28/12/11

13 Jan 2012 10:50
Just discovered the ivalease/rob jeans, they look amazing! Anyone know where I can get these, how much they would cost to get to UK? Also, can anyone recommend a good proxy for Korea and Japan? Thanks
R
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12969 posts since 17/5/03

13 Jan 2012 10:53
got a DeLorean?
Murakami
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13306 posts since 9/5/05

13 Jan 2012 11:03
Yous lot werent lying about the petit standards , ordered a 31 and they quite generous in the waist Laughing out loud
Panzer12
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41 posts since 28/12/11

13 Jan 2012 11:27
R wrote: got a DeLorean?

They're really not made anymore? Sad Some brand Stud Homme seem to have good jeans for a decent price too, they're from Korea of course lol Anyone had any experience with them? Again, can anyone recommend a good proxy, I've never used one!Thanks
R
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12969 posts since 17/5/03

13 Jan 2012 11:31
dont need a proxy for studhomme, just email them or go through their ebay account. quite easy to buy from, but if you ask they got 4 questions in an e-mail, he'll probably reply to 1 of them (if your lucky, not that my korean is particularly good), so can be quite a lengthy process.
Panzer12
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41 posts since 28/12/11

13 Jan 2012 11:59
thanks for the quick replys! So what, I need to be able to speak korean? Puzzled Or do you think I can get through the whole process using Google Translate? lol I'm completely lost tbh haha their website doesn't help and their ebay account is supposed to barely reply. I might just try and find a good cheap proxy to make things easier! I'll try and e-mail them in english and see what happens
R
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12969 posts since 17/5/03

13 Jan 2012 12:01
you should be alright using engrish
FLG
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5858 posts since 21/5/04

13 Jan 2012 12:09
R wrote:
kushty wrote:
R wrote: yeah demand for obscure japanese denim is so high.

Well Son of a Stag have a lot of Japanese denim that's no more well known than Samurai and they're doing alright.

thats 1 shop in the uk. not exactly next big thing is it? i dont know anyone who would have a clue what i was talking about if i mentioned son of a stag.

I'd imagine the UK demand for the likes of Samurai is 50 people on forums. People willing to pay full price from that 50? 15 maybe 20?
mtthrvy2
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1856 posts since 8/11/10

13 Jan 2012 15:54
fog1892 wrote: Looking at the unbranded slim straight jeans, Am I right in thinking size down 1 size?

go true, they fit small
R
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12969 posts since 17/5/03

13 Jan 2012 16:03
probably size up then
mtthrvy2
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1856 posts since 8/11/10

13 Jan 2012 16:26
no because they will stretch an inch or so.
R
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12969 posts since 17/5/03

13 Jan 2012 16:34
my advice would be go true to size in that case
wilks
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561 posts since 9/10/10

13 Jan 2012 16:43
if its the 201 style they do id say go at least true they fit very slim for a style that isn't described as "skinny" maybe even size up one like R said
kushty
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365 posts since 2/7/09

13 Jan 2012 22:06
R wrote:
kushty wrote:
R wrote: yeah demand for obscure japanese denim is so high.

Well Son of a Stag have a lot of Japanese denim that's no more well known than Samurai and they're doing alright.

thats 1 shop in the uk. not exactly next big thing is it? i dont know anyone who would have a clue what i was talking about if i mentioned son of a stag.


I didn't say it would be the next big thing. I was saying that maybe a small denim outfit might benefit from selling them. Most people wouldn't have a clue who Son of a Stag are, you're right, but despite that they still seem to be doing well. Most people in the US probably don't know of Blue in Green but they still sell Samurai alongside other denim and seem to do alright. I'm surprised Son of a Stag don't have it in actually.
diederik
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3179 posts since 16/8/11

15 Jan 2012 14:50
Anyone got experience with THVM denim? How's the quality and sizing? Thinking of picking up a pair of tapered on coggles
TonyL4
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1173 posts since 28/12/10

16 Jan 2012 15:37
Still a newbie to raw denim as the pairs of apc's I have picked up from here have had the work done. I'm after some advice with a recent pick up please.

I brought some rescues in a 31 (my waist 34) which have the orginal 36" leg and have been worn 10 times so far (not by me) haven't been soaked or washed. They fit fine but are far too long in the leg. Do I roll them (looks a bit stupid) and just wear them hard being too baggy in the leg? give them a short soak? (how much will the lose in the leg?) or get them hemmed? They will shrink when I eventually soaked them won't they?

Thanks for any advice