Just moved up. I started with American Eagle jeans and a couple of days ago I bought my first Levi's. Levi 514 size 30/30.
Sugar Cane, Momotaro, Pure Blue and Samurai have raw denim in size 28. However their actual sizes are bigger than 28, they have to be washed or soaked for them to shrink back to 28. The other alternative is to get one wash.
The Samurai has shrunk more after another hot soak and it's not as rigid as it used to be. It has faded a bit in the fly and front pocket areas.
I just recently purchased a pair of 1969 Boot Fit Jeans (deep indigo rinse) from Gap and to my surprise they are a much better fit than my Levi 501 marlon's and much softer too !
I need to start dressing more high-er end. Anyone see how Scott on "Keeping up with the Kardashians" dresses or Nick Canon on "AGT" or Neil of "White Collar"? I need to be like them! My first step is Versace jeans, how do they fit?
It's Pure Blue Japan XX-003 this time. This denim is one wash in indigo but it's not as dark as my Iron Heart and not as smooth either. However the denim is soft with good finish and quality.
I think that's it for now, no more new denim. This hobby is getting out of control.