just got a pair of APC NS. I wore them out to the bar the other night and while dancing i spilled some beer on them. There isn't really a noticeable stain, and I dont want to wash them since I just got em. Will the alcohol affect the denim negatively?
It shouldn't. Besides, if you got the stain the other night, that means that the jeans are already dry by now, which means that all of the actual alcohol in the beer has already evaporated off.
Can you guys recommend jeans that fade real slow?
I love the dark indigo look, but I want it to fade nicely eventually.
I heard the N&F indigo do this. Are there any more for under $200?
I don't know of anything fitting that description in the under-$200 range, but if you are willing to go over $200, the Triple Works Permanent Indigo models and Studio D'Artisan jeans in general all fade pretty slowly.
You could also look at any jeans dyed with natural indigo, they tend to start out a little bit lighter in color than the synthetic indigo models you normally see, but they tend to fade a lot slower, too.
IH 301 or Samurai 710?
I would personally pick the Samurai 710 between the two. I'm not crazy about really slim jeans because I don't have a very slim build, and I personally find the IH 301 to be slimmer than I like. The 710 is a little bit looser and fits a wider variety of body types well between the two cuts.