Menswear: The DENIM Thread


Brad
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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.

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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)
kie
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1666 posts since 9/7/03

5 Apr 2013 16:07
Unlike Dior, the hems change only a little 28-31 = 16cm, 32-34 = 17cm I think. You can check measurements as ssense has got a size chart for the black 16cm, although they have them labeled as slim when they are in fact the skinny model with 2% polyurethane.

I need 30 in these (raw indigo and black) which fits perfect and not too tight. At first I bought 29 as I can fit in those too, but the 30 just looks better more low slung like the photo of the model below, and not as tight at the knee. For reference I take a 29 in dior homme raw made in japan 19cm, and a 30 in 17.5 washes such as the Jake wash or the super slender black. Hope that helps.

diederik
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3288 posts since 16/8/11

5 Apr 2013 16:22
Thanks a lot Ubercool - not much info online yet on the SL denim so really useful!
kie
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1666 posts since 9/7/03

5 Apr 2013 19:15
Yeah, the stuff hasn't been all that well received by people on the forums so there's not much information. In my opinion the jeans are far better than dior. I think that the stacking on diors looks messy now compared to the slimmer cleaner cuts at saint laurent. The only dior jeans I still wear are the jake wash.

I don't know anything about the washes yet though, as they haven't had any of the 16cm ones in store. I quite fancy a pair of the dirty used wash from luisaviaroma, but I'm unsure on sizing so might wait until they come into store (that's if they get them at all, as so far htey haven't had that much denim). But the raw indigo and black are fantastic. The black has a kind of coating which I can see will age really nicely. I'm just waiting on them getting them again as they aren't sure if they will be getting more (seems ridiculous that they can't just put more into production, apparently they have a load of people waiting for them). Shirts have pretty much all sold out in 37 and 38 too. Hopefully all these problems will be ironed out by next season as there's loads of stuff I fancy.
spitfiredealer
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2511 posts since 12/6/10

6 Apr 2013 18:59

couple of fit pics of the IH's

Not the best pics
shralp-lad
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895 posts since 21/4/11

6 Apr 2013 19:15
good fit on those, don't change 'em. surely itll disqualify you or something if you do
spitfiredealer
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2511 posts since 12/6/10

6 Apr 2013 20:25
Hmmm dunno about disqualification but it does seem a shame to alter something like this.
Trumps
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636 posts since 7/9/09

8 Apr 2013 10:03
Anybody know how Surface to Air denim usually fits and if the quality is decent?
diederik
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3288 posts since 16/8/11

8 Apr 2013 10:18
Size down (at least) 1 on S2A. Quality is okay, most jeans are made in China though.
Trumps
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636 posts since 7/9/09

8 Apr 2013 10:33
Thanks for the info. Size down like APC then?
Trumps
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636 posts since 7/9/09

8 Apr 2013 10:36
I might as well ask another question then: if I'm after black/black denim, is it worth paying the extra for Acne jeans?
MuayThaiPimp
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7925 posts since 10/8/11

8 Apr 2013 10:47
YES! if your after max cash would say you could size down 1 as they have a bit of stretch in the waist..I did myself!
sj99
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2151 posts since 26/11/10

8 Apr 2013 19:57
MuayThaiPimp wrote: YES! if your after max cash would say you could size down 1 as they have a bit of stretch in the waist..I did myself!
Post Punk
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624 posts since 1/5/06

11 Apr 2013 13:13
THE GUV'NOR wrote:
du tan wrote:
OnlyOneStop wrote: Has anyone got a pair of 710 Samurais? What's the fit like? Fit as slim as the APC NS? Cheers.
Nah mate, fits like a slim version of classic Japanese denim looser in the seat and tighter in the leg opening than apc ns. Go onto blue in green website, they have measurements. Collective wisdom is to size down one inch from your tts waist measurement.

I went to take 5 in Hong Kong and I'm a 31 in PS they recommended I got a 34 were too big should have got a 32/33 but done two 55 degree washes and now fit well just need hemming hope they done stretch too much back out

They are baggier than the PS might be ok in size that fits
Guv - I'm going to be in HK early June and want to go to Take 5 when I'm there. Is it easy enough to find? I'll be staying in Central so not sure if it's best to get the ferry and find it myself or just jump in one of those super cheap cabs!
kushty
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365 posts since 2/7/09

11 Apr 2013 21:18
What do you guys think of this denim repair I had done? (It's been patched on the inside)



I didn't take a picture of the before but it was basically down to white thread on one half and thinning on the other, probably in a slightly better state than this:

menace
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1107 posts since 3/5/12

11 Apr 2013 21:44
Today a red pen burst in my pocket. The day after my APC New Standards first wash, what should I do, stain remover, wash again ? Any help would be appreciated




shralp-lad
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895 posts since 21/4/11

11 Apr 2013 21:50
just leave it menace, doesnt look too bad on the outside
SteveJ
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111 posts since 18/2/12

11 Apr 2013 21:51
draw a heart with eyes over it
Vazza
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4295 posts since 30/9/06

11 Apr 2013 22:00
?
menace
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1107 posts since 3/5/12

11 Apr 2013 22:05
Haha Superbad was the first reaction I got
flipmode
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1324 posts since 25/10/05

11 Apr 2013 22:06
kie wrote: Yeah, the stuff hasn't been all that well received by people on the forums so there's not much information. In my opinion the jeans are far better than dior. I think that the stacking on diors looks messy now compared to the slimmer cleaner cuts at saint laurent. The only dior jeans I still wear are the jake wash.

I don't know anything about the washes yet though, as they haven't had any of the 16cm ones in store. I quite fancy a pair of the dirty used wash from luisaviaroma, but I'm unsure on sizing so might wait until they come into store (that's if they get them at all, as so far htey haven't had that much denim). But the raw indigo and black are fantastic. The black has a kind of coating which I can see will age really nicely. I'm just waiting on them getting them again as they aren't sure if they will be getting more (seems ridiculous that they can't just put more into production, apparently they have a load of people waiting for them). Shirts have pretty much all sold out in 37 and 38 too. Hopefully all these problems will be ironed out by next season as there's loads of stuff I fancy.


where can i try on saint laurent jeans except selfridges? (in london) they didnt have much stock