The Official A.P.C Denim Thread

Apr 19, 2012 @ 23:20
Sorry if this has been asked before (as Im sure it has in 450+ pages), but can someone give me a quick run down on the best care for APC's. I've had my NS's for about 7 months and have worn them pretty hard.

I dry cleaned them after 6 months as per the instructions; but now I'm curious to how people like to care for them.

What do you all do after that. Cold soak once in a while? Do you ever throw em in the laundry? What's your typical routine? What do you do in case of spills or whatever that need immediate attention? Just curious to see how everyone treats em.


The considered norm would be soaking after 6 months and repeating the cycle.

But there truly isn't specific instructions on how to care for them. Do what you feel is necessary to your jeans.

Maybe you should soak them or wash them to get some contrast but it really is up to you.


I'm on my second pair of NC now and I highly recommend NEVER washing. It really softens up the denim and it becomes more susceptible to crotch rips.

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Apr 19, 2012 @ 23:43
Anyone got pics of new cures?
Apr 20, 2012 @ 01:31
Just grabbed some APC denim. Gotta say, fit is damn near perfect
Apr 20, 2012 @ 02:20
Anyone got fit pics of NS 3 sizes down? I cant seem to find any on Sufu.


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Apr 20, 2012 @ 06:16
Does anyone know if there's a place in Toronto that sells apc ps? I don't want to order a pair and send it back if it doesn't fit and pay all the shipping fees to send back and get a new pair.

Btw, I wear size 31, should I size down 2 or 3 for ps for skinnier fit.


I'd advise anyone to go no more than 2 down on PS.
Apr 20, 2012 @ 14:14
Does anyone know if there's a place in Toronto that sells apc ps? I don't want to order a pair and send it back if it doesn't fit and pay all the shipping fees to send back and get a new pair.

Btw, I wear size 31, should I size down 2 or 3 for ps for skinnier fit.


I'd advise anyone to go no more than 2 down on PS.


alright thanks
Apr 20, 2012 @ 16:34
i have a quick question. i wear a 34 in unbranded tapered fit (tts), what apc should i get for the same fit and how should i size on them? i know this has probably been asked a million times but i went back about 20 pages and couldn't find an answer.

anyone? help a bruva out
Apr 20, 2012 @ 18:08
nice fades guys
Apr 20, 2012 @ 18:22
i have a quick question. i wear a 34 in unbranded tapered fit (tts), what apc should i get for the same fit and how should i size on them? i know this has probably been asked a million times but i went back about 20 pages and couldn't find an answer.

anyone? help a bruva out


So you're size 34 then right? So I think you should size down 3 on NS and 2 on PS from what DJosey said. Dunno bout the other styles. Correct me if I'm wrong.

So 31 for NS, 32 for PS
Apr 21, 2012 @ 23:39
^^appreciate it!
Apr 23, 2012 @ 13:51



14 months. 29 tagged. 34 measured
Cold hand wash @ 8 months.
Cold machine wash @ 13 months. removed before spin cycle.

Absolutely love these jeans. Have cycled, partied, worked, played, dined, traveled, you name it. Second skin.
Apr 23, 2012 @ 18:16



14 months. 29 tagged. 34 measured
Cold hand wash @ 8 months.
Cold machine wash @ 13 months. removed before spin cycle.

Absolutely love these jeans. Have cycled, partied, worked, played, dined, traveled, you name it. Second skin.


looks awesome! how did you do your cold wash? and what was temperature for machine wash?
Apr 23, 2012 @ 18:25
likephenomenon info on model and sizing plz..
Apr 23, 2012 @ 20:30
Had my APCs for bout 2 1/2 years and its got about 3 machine washes in it, I had a stain on it from some syrup once and i got some water and some dishwashing liquid and rubbed it off and the indigo came off with it. Anyone thinks Is it time for a ocean wash now, or should I just wash it in the machine again?
Apr 23, 2012 @ 20:51
looks awesome! how did you do your cold wash? and what was temperature for machine wash?

hand wash i filled up the tub about six inches, stirred in like 1/4 cup of detergent and soaked em an hour then rubbed em all together to loosen up the fabric in the water. machine was a speed queen at the laundromat.. plain old cold water and some detergent. washed em with a bunch of dress clothes gentle cycle. hang dry both times.
they're very soft now, but shaped like me blushing

wash it in the machine again

why not?
Apr 23, 2012 @ 20:57
i thought maybe the ocean wash would give it some coolness.
Apr 23, 2012 @ 22:02
when you cold wash you apc first time, is it recommend to use detergent like Woolite Dark or just regular detergent? does it matter?
Apr 23, 2012 @ 22:31
i been wearing my apc petit standard for about 7 months and im thinking of soaking them in a couple months, but im kind of scared they will shrink in the waist considering they are already tight in the waist. how much will they shrink on the first soak?
Apr 24, 2012 @ 01:47
Did you soak them when you first got them? If you didn't they're going to shrink a lot, so definitely do that shit in cold water. Probably lose 1 to 2 sizes.
Apr 24, 2012 @ 02:43



14 months. 29 tagged. 34 measured
Cold hand wash @ 8 months.
Cold machine wash @ 13 months. removed before spin cycle.

Absolutely love these jeans. Have cycled, partied, worked, played, dined, traveled, you name it. Second skin.


smokeyface ill, man. nice to see someone appreciative of their jawnz. i feel like now days, everyone is too worried about "if i size this way or that way"..."does the water have to be 15 or 25C when washing"... just wear, adapt, and love. props
Apr 24, 2012 @ 03:09
how are these jeans sized compared to 511's?
Apr 24, 2012 @ 05:54



14 months. 29 tagged. 34 measured
Cold hand wash @ 8 months.
Cold machine wash @ 13 months. removed before spin cycle.

Absolutely love these jeans. Have cycled, partied, worked, played, dined, traveled, you name it. Second skin.


B-) awesome pair, fit pics?

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Apr 25, 2012 @ 03:06
Originally posted by Inactive User
i been wearing my apc petit standard for about 7 months and im thinking of soaking them in a couple months, but im kind of scared they will shrink in the waist considering they are already tight in the waist. how much will they shrink on the first soak?


hot soak = will shrink back to tagged size / how it was when you first bought them but will stretch back out really quick maybe after 1-2 days

cold soak = not much shrinkage
Apr 26, 2012 @ 16:41
likephenomenon info on model and sizing plz..

New standard tagged size 34.
I've had it tailored, tapered inside leg, from crotch to leg opening.
Leg opening is now measured 18cm.
Apr 26, 2012 @ 22:27
might have been answered but is there any possibility of fade with the black denim? ive had mine for almost a year (but havent worn them much) and they dont seem any different.

Apr 26, 2012 @ 22:40
Black denim do fade, just takes a long ass time.
Apr 27, 2012 @ 03:12
Hey guys. I'd like to get some opinions on denim. Let's start with my measures:

I'm 135 lbs (61kg), 5'8'' (174cm). My true waist (above belly button, slimmest part) is 28''. My jeans waist is a solid 30''. My thighs are 16'' around and my calves are 14'' around. I'm not as skinny as some of the guys here, but you can say im relatively skinny.

I recently just bought some APC Rescue in a size 28, they did not arrive yet, but those will be my working jeans so they are supposed to be sorta baggy.

I'd like to get another pair of APCs, this time I want a slim (not skin tight) fit, to be my "go out" jeans, something like this:




What APC model and size should I go for to achieve that? I definetely don't want skin tight calves (like i have on my current Thin Finn sized 2smokeyface, just a slim yet nice fit like from the person in the pic...

Also, just how baggy do you predict my recently purchased Rescues are going to look?

Thanks in advance, and sorry for the long post!
Apr 27, 2012 @ 19:48
Advice for fading black denim the most?

Apr 27, 2012 @ 22:39
Advice for fading black denim the most?
wear them as much as possible
Apr 29, 2012 @ 00:23
just a quick question.
would you reccomend apc or imperial ?
just a going-out pair of jeans tongueface
Hey guys. I'd like to get some opinions on denim. Let's start with my measures:

I'm 135 lbs (61kg), 5'8'' (174cm). My true waist (above belly button, slimmest part) is 28''. My jeans waist is a solid 30''. My thighs are 16'' around and my calves are 14'' around. I'm not as skinny as some of the guys here, but you can say im relatively skinny.

I recently just bought some APC Rescue in a size 28, they did not arrive yet, but those will be my working jeans so they are supposed to be sorta baggy.

I'd like to get another pair of APCs, this time I want a slim (not skin tight) fit, to be my "go out" jeans, something like this:




What APC model and size should I go for to achieve that? I definetely don't want skin tight calves (like i have on my current Thin Finn sized 2smokeyface, just a slim yet nice fit like from the person in the pic...

Also, just how baggy do you predict my recently purchased Rescues are going to look?

Thanks in advance, and sorry for the long post!

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