Small DENIM Questions Thread

Oct 18, 2011 @ 05:43
I need help with my APC sizing. I’m a true waist size 35-36″ but closer to 35″. However, I usually fit a size 36 waist best. I bought some APC NS in a 33 a while ago and did not like the fit. They were too baggy and after stretching the waist was a little too big. I also didnt like the leg opening, it wasn’t tapered enough for my taste.

I decided I wanted a skinner fit with a tapered leg so I went with the Petit Standard. I couldn’t decide between a 32″ or 33″. I chose the 32″ APC Petit Standard. I can barely button them, like it takes a lot of effort to get the top button buttoned up. When I tried the 33″ it was also a struggle but much easier to get them all the way buttoned up.

So, in the 32″ PS I bought, the thigh area is skin tight. I have somewhat bigger thighs and the thighs on the 32″ PS are skin tight. Is the thigh area going to stretch a lot too, like the waist? I sized down 3 (true 35, bought 32) but I dont know if I should return them for a 33 instead. So, how much is the waist going to stretch? How much is the thigh area going to stretch? I want a little room in the thigh area rather than it being skin tight. From what I’m reading, sizing down 2 on the PS is the best bet. I sized down 3 and them joints are tight as FAUK!

Thanks in advance. Please give me your advice and input.
Oct 18, 2011 @ 22:39
<p>I need help with my APC sizing. I’m a true waist size 35-36″ but closer to 35″. However, I usually fit a size 36 waist best. I bought some APC NS in a 33 a while ago and did not like the fit. They were too baggy and after stretching the waist was a little too big. I also didnt like the leg opening, it wasn’t tapered enough for my taste.</p>
<p>I decided I wanted a skinner fit with a tapered leg so I went with the Petit Standard. I couldn’t decide between a 32″ or 33″. I chose the 32″ APC Petit Standard. I can barely button them, like it takes a lot of effort to get the top button buttoned up. When I tried the 33″ it was also a struggle but much easier to get them all the way buttoned up.</p>
<p>So, in the 32″ PS I bought, the thigh area is skin tight. I have somewhat bigger thighs and the thighs on the 32″ PS are skin tight. Is the thigh area going to stretch a lot too, like the waist? I sized down 3 (true 35, bought 32) but I dont know if I should return ......


The thighs probably won't stretch much. If they're tight now, they'll always be tight. I would size up to a 33 in the PS, or maybe consider the NS in a 32, considering how much the 33 NS stretched out for you.
Oct 19, 2011 @ 04:26
Originally posted by Inactive User
<p>Also, anyone have first hand experience 3sixteens and apc?</p>
<p>3sixteen vs apc, who wins?</p>
<p>terms of quality and fading properties</p>


no doubt 3sixteen. The quality of the denim is pretty different man, 3sixteen beats apc in every way i feel except maybe the cuts. Apc has a lot more choice with the fits, especially the way you can size differently. But quality wise and fading properties I say go with 3sixteen, you won't be disappointed man.
Oct 19, 2011 @ 15:31
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<p>no doubt 3sixteen. The quality of the denim is pretty different man, 3sixteen beats apc in every way i feel except maybe the cuts. Apc has a lot more choice with the fits, especially the way you can size differently. But quality wise and fading properties I say go with 3sixteen, you won’t be disappointed man.</p>


I agree, I like APC's cuts better, APC has some of the best cuts in the world, but the construction quality and denim is better on the 3sixteens.
Oct 20, 2011 @ 01:03
How do Flathead Inazuma’s with the red arc fit compared to PBJ xx-005?

28 in FH to a 31 in PBJ. my waist is probably a true 29/30.


Cross post. Thanks.

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Oct 20, 2011 @ 17:47
Does unsanforized denim stretch after the pre-soak? I have been eyeing some sg-2105's and I wanted to know if after the first shrink soak I should expect more stretching.

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Oct 21, 2011 @ 06:36
<p>How do Flathead Inazuma’s with the red arc fit compared to PBJ xx-005?</p>
<p>28 in FH to a 31 in PBJ. my waist is probably a true 29/30.</p>
Dam good luck finding some for sale. From what I remember they(Flats) are a hair slimmer in the thigh down to the leg opening.

<p>Cross post. Thanks.</p>
<p>Does unsanforized denim stretch after the pre-soak? I have been eyeing some sg-2105′s and I wanted to know if after the first shrink soak I should expect more stretching.</p>

Yes yes denim all stretches with wear. I've never had SGs Kiya would surely know but I wouldn't size down expecting to stretch them out if that's what you're thinking.
Oct 21, 2011 @ 15:41
<p>How do Flathead Inazuma’s with the red arc fit compared to PBJ xx-005?</p>
<p>28 in FH to a 31 in PBJ. my waist is probably a true 29/30.</p>
<p>Cross post. Thanks.</p>


I've worn both before, and I would say that the Inazumas fit fairly similarly to the XX-005s. However, the PBJs run a little bit big and stretch a lot. If you wear Inazumas in a 28 and your actual waist measurement is 29", a size 31 PBJ is going to be way too big on you.

<p>Does unsanforized denim stretch after the pre-soak? I have been eyeing some sg-2105′s and I wanted to know if after the first shrink soak I should expect more stretching.</p>


Yeah, all unsanforized denim will stretch with wear after soaking. Different denims stretch different amounts, though. According to Self Edge's website, the 2105 denim will stretch up to an inch in the waist with wear.
Oct 22, 2011 @ 04:40
Well I already have PBJs is what I'm sayin. I have them in a size 31. Would they fit similar to the FH Inazuma's in size 28?

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Oct 22, 2011 @ 08:05
<p>Well I already have PBJs is what I’m sayin. I have them in a size 31. Would they fit similar to the FH Inazuma’s in size 28?</p>


If you wear the PBJs in a size 31, the size 28 Inazumas will be way too small for you.
Oct 24, 2011 @ 20:30
anyone know a good place to taper jeans? My apcs are satin lined so I dont know how they can taper it.
http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn295/superharry626/APC%20Rue%20De%20Fleurus/IMG_1627.jpg
it's pretty baggy in the leg area so I want them to fit like petite standards. help me out!

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Oct 26, 2011 @ 04:49
info on wash/denim?


Oct 26, 2011 @ 05:30
^ A.P.C. New Standard.

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Oct 26, 2011 @ 05:53
thought so, thanks!
Oct 26, 2011 @ 23:55
What brand would you guys recommend for someone looking for a ~150$ budget raw denim brand? Best bang for my buck. I only know APC. If it keeps its indigo well that would be nice.
Oct 28, 2011 @ 09:53
<p>anyone know a good place to taper jeans? My apcs are satin lined so I dont know how they can taper it. <br>
it’s pretty baggy in the leg area so I want them to fit like petite standards. help me out!</p>


Denim Doctors does a good job of tapering jeans. Not sure if they can do satin-lined, but I don't see why not.

<p>What brand would you guys recommend for someone looking for a ~150$ budget raw denim brand? Best bang for my buck. I only know APC. If it keeps its indigo well that would be nice.</p>


In that price range, Naked & Famous is probably the most popular raw denim brand along with APC. 3sixteen is also a good raw denim brand in the same price range as APC.
Oct 30, 2011 @ 00:35
Does anyone know of some midtier slubby denim?
Oct 30, 2011 @ 05:05
<p>Does anyone know of some midtier slubby denim?</p>


Naked & Famous Japan Heritage model comes to mind. I think Leftfield also has a slubby model.
Oct 30, 2011 @ 20:45
the sexi imps are slubby

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Oct 31, 2011 @ 17:12
Originally posted by Inactive User
<p>the sexi imps are slubby</p>


Those are high tier in terms of price, though. If we are talking high tier, there are many more examples, such as Samurai, PBJ, Oni, Strike Gold, a couple of the IH models, etc.
Oct 31, 2011 @ 19:09
Do Samurai s5000vx fit similar to PBJ 005? They're lot 11 I believe.

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Nov 02, 2011 @ 23:32
I thought I was a 36 but when I got my 34 APC's it fits true. I like the fit of it, I just need a slight taper and of course a hem. Thigh it fits a inch of two off from being skinny, but knee down its really baggy so im fixing a taper.

Can I still get good fades or should I return it and get an actual size down for fades?
Nov 07, 2011 @ 07:21
I thought I was a 36 but when I got my 34 APC's it fits true. I like the fit of it, I just need a slight taper and of course a hem. Thigh it fits a inch of two off from being skinny, but knee down its really baggy so im fixing a taper.

Can I still get good fades or should I return it and get an actual size down for fades?


APC runs about 2 sizes big, so if an APC 34 fits you, you probably are a true 36.

I think you'll get good fades on the 34, but if you want to size down 1 more, that will probably work too as long as you are OK with a tighter fit.
Nov 09, 2011 @ 00:00
I have a size 25 in APC Petite Standard (sized down 2), and it fits great.
Which style of Imperials should I get (I have really skinny legs, so skinny jeans are good), and what waist size should I order?

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Nov 09, 2011 @ 00:30

thoughts? hem or no? what do you think about stacks?

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Nov 14, 2011 @ 17:05
When people refer to &quot;worn unwashed for 5 months&quot;, do you literally mean that they were worn everyday? (sorry for the stupid question)
Nov 14, 2011 @ 20:56
Not necessarily, could mean they wore them off work/weekends for 5 months.
Nov 14, 2011 @ 22:14
Not necessarily, could mean they wore them off work/weekends for 5 months.


Thanks for the clarification.
Nov 15, 2011 @ 04:27
a.p.c or baldwin?
Nov 15, 2011 @ 06:01
Depends on what qualities you like in denim. With APC you get a nice clean jean that you can wear for a good bit and with Baldwin you get a nice jean with nifty detailing, some interesting cuts and the washes are not so bad.
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