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post #121 of 682
Levi's Capital E, Premium, Hesher, Wyatt and LVC are still made in America. Some Levi's jeans are shrink to fit, I have never liked those because it's hard to tell how much they will shrink.
post #122 of 682
7s and RRs are my staple jeans, sure they are kinda expencive, but I love 'em
post #123 of 682
Levi's LVC 1947 501 Replica has arrived. It's soft but I prefer the denim of Capital E, this denim feels well worn and about to tear apart.
post #124 of 682
I wear anything from Zoo York to some Buffalo's, nudies and levis...basically anything that I thought was a good deal or was on sale. Mostly raw/selvage denim.
post #125 of 682
Is there a difference btw raw and selvage?
post #126 of 682
Mecca and Urban Behaviour
post #127 of 682
raw is untreated denim. not distressed or anything that would alter its state when being made.

selvage is a type of loom that was made from vintage machines from the 80s where the edge of the loom is seen. back in the day, before they invented more efficient ways to make denim, everything was selvage (or selvedge). this process was more tedious to produce and the tension of the threads are supposed to be more uneven giving the jeans a more "natural" look when worn out.

when more efficient machines were invented, the japanese cornered most of the machines that make selvage denim and continued to make jeans the old fashion way. they also played around with the dyeing process and the slubbiness of the material.

here is my oni denim w/c are supposed to be one of the most slubby denim made:



here are pics of 2 oni denims. one is worn for about 1.5years (washed for the first time after 6 months) and the other is brand new:



post #128 of 682
Wow, never thought people here would be so passionate about Jeans.

I'm currently wearing:

1 Pair of Earnest Sewn
1 Pair of Diesel Vikers
1 Pair of Evisu (Japanese Domestic) Daicock
1 Pair of True Religion (painted back pocket)
1 Pair of PRPS
1 Pair of Postage Denim

Going to Japan soon and I'm going to pick up at least 1 pair of Levi's Fenom. Dior Homme or APC would be nice as well. I love the selvedge.
post #129 of 682
i have apc new standards, they stretched out quite a bit though, sized down 2, should have gone 3
post #130 of 682
APCs are notorious in wrong sizing. Also, you should go 2 sizes down with them. ALWAYS.
post #131 of 682
I could never get along with my APC New Standards (size 34). Only wore them twice, and I'm now back to my Regular Alfs and 5EPs. Will get rid of them on Ebay soon.
post #132 of 682
any decent place to source good jeans in europe ? the shipping from the states is sometimes insane thanks to the weight of the denim
post #133 of 682
post #134 of 682
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Originally Posted by Aevum View Post
any decent place to source good jeans in europe ? the shipping from the states is sometimes insane thanks to the weight of the denim
I am looking for European dealers as well.
Ordered 2 pair of Levi's 501 from the US a month ago, and think I came out pretty fine with the jeans at $75 and shipping at $30. But I have seen deals where shipping is more expensive than the jeans itself.
post #135 of 682
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Originally Posted by john11f View Post
APCs are notorious in wrong sizing. Also, you should go 2 sizes down with them. ALWAYS.
Yeah, I have 2 APC New Standard, one in black and one in blue, both size 33.

The black one is much easier to get into!
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