Menswear: The DENIM Thread

Brad avatar

5019 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)
spitfiredealer avatar

2019 posts since 12/6/10

25 Feb 2013 22:09
Cheers guys. Really pleased how these are progressing. If anyone is on the fence about what new pair of raws to get i can highly recommend the 710's.
Got to hang them up in a month though as i am going in for the heavyweight denim comp over on sufu. Although i heard recently that Ironheart are having trouble with the production of the special comp jean. It seems the denim is so thick that the looms keep getting stuck!
robii avatar

18857 posts since 8/9/06

26 Feb 2013 10:53
LFC wrote: Beast of a pair that!!!

Need some slim black denim suggestions please, pref washed. Nothing bigger than 8 inch hem, i'm 36-38 waist. Any help much appreciated!

Out of stock in your size on Tres Bien, but should be easy enough to find another site -
DY avatar

9618 posts since 9/6/11

26 Feb 2013 10:55;=levis%20vintage%20605&sh;=0&pge;=0&pgesize;=20&sort;=-1&clr;=Blackoverdyed
Ratty avatar

5 posts since 27/5/10

27 Feb 2013 01:35
I know i don't post here much but a question…

Which levi's (if any) will give the best fades?

I see many other brands with dramatic results but never seen a good pair of levi's. I love the brand but it's very tempting to switch to apc or iron heart, samurai etc. for a better result.
LFC avatar

3683 posts since 14/6/11

27 Feb 2013 06:32
Thanks for the help fellas
Massiv avatar

878 posts since 27/7/10

1 Mar 2013 15:05
Anyone knows how RRL slim rigids fit?
shego avatar

1546 posts since 11/12/07

2 Mar 2013 15:17
Currently wearing Ironheart 666s - what do I move on to next? The black ironhearts? Sams?
Dee avatar

11188 posts since 22/11/07

2 Mar 2013 15:26
Cool fades - nice pr of black knights on ebay for the kids - 28 to 30 waist;=item35c4dec86a


Ulster_Blue avatar

5189 posts since 16/7/06

2 Mar 2013 19:32
Those sams looks great, but the idea of paying £125 for someone's 5 year old jeans just grates me.
Ruben avatar

10775 posts since 2/7/03

2 Mar 2013 19:55
Recently had some Studio D'Artisans altered by the Denim Doctor, just wanted to say again what a great service was provided.

They needed tapering from the inseam, slimming through the thigh and chain stitch hemming. Quick turn around and they are exactly what I was hoping for.

Top marks, and as we all know a really nice fella to deal with.
MuayThaiPimp avatar

7925 posts since 10/8/11

6 Mar 2013 21:25
NNO7 James jeans…seems to a be a few fukers selling the on, was gna cop a pair on sale..thoughts on them? Quality/fit??
saepnirg avatar

38 posts since 6/6/10

7 Mar 2013 07:50
i have a pair and couldn't be happier. great for the price you can often find them for.
fits like a pair of APC PS with a higher rise and a little more room at the top block.
Trent avatar

1844 posts since 18/1/09

7 Mar 2013 12:19
Something I cobbled together to Revolver Project about denim, more for the "n00bs" that the "headz"
May be useful to some people at entry level denim buying.
snaye avatar

10654 posts since 24/10/02

7 Mar 2013 20:35
Can someone translate the four JP texts above the measurements pic for me?

Translating the page doesnt translate this and i cant copy and paste into google

I think it goes 'Waist' something then 'Hem' then something maybe rise, want to be 100% sure though


menace avatar

1045 posts since 3/5/12

7 Mar 2013 23:25
I want to iron my new standards because the rolls are too big, but the denim has become accustomed to that shape of roll, so if I make them smaller it looks and feels weird, am I good to iron them ? Never washed btw
eazypz avatar

2984 posts since 16/4/10

8 Mar 2013 00:03
Inside out and iron
sj99 avatar

2151 posts since 26/11/10

9 Mar 2013 09:26
just got the top 3 returned by the denim doc after various (some pre-emptive) repairs. top job etc
andrew_ avatar

429 posts since 23/1/10

9 Mar 2013 10:35
Anywhere in the UK (pref. London) stock Pure Blue Japan?
I see Kiosk78 used to..
manula avatar

1648 posts since 11/9/11

9 Mar 2013 10:59
andrew_ wrote: Anywhere in the UK (pref. London) stock Pure Blue Japan?
I see Kiosk78 used to..

Son of stag in brick lane probably have them, at least they have momotaro (Same company)

Edit: Mixed up the names, it's Japan Blue that is a product of Momotaro.

(Check with them anyway, great denim store))
Ruben avatar

10775 posts since 2/7/03

9 Mar 2013 11:31
sj99 wrote: just got the top 3 returned by the denim doc after various (some pre-emptive) repairs. top job etc

Nice, it's those little things that make the difference when you use the denim doc.