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post #91 of 682
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Originally Posted by M3NTAL View Post
<~ Denim n00b needs help/suggestion.

I'm looking for probably a nice indigo or raw/dry denim in 36x34 with a zipper fly (if possible) and another big plus would be "Made in the USA"

Denim that I've worn before and like the fit of are C1rca Select and Mavi. A nice snug fit in the bottom and thigh and a straight leg down. Not a skinny OR a relaxed fit. I am 6'2 and 185 - mostly legs, so I don't want to look like a tall stick, but I don't want to look any thicker.
http://blueingreensoho.com/site/inde...mart&Itemid=28

No zipper fly though.
post #92 of 682

another awesome retailer

Self Edge is Denim
post #93 of 682
Thanks Teerawit and john11f

I think I am going to try something under $100.00 for my first pair of raw denim and see if I can put up with the non-washing procedures.
post #94 of 682
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Originally Posted by john11f View Post
rock & republic, seven for all mankind an the like are never discussed.

superfuture :: supertalk :: superdenim
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post #95 of 682

to cut it short

almost all discussions are based on raw denim, mostly japanese selvage.

some non-japanese jeans that gets mentioned are nudies, APC, dior

just like audio, there are purists. read up, it might interest you. it's not for everyone though. most people think (understandably) not washing your jeans for 6 months straight is crazy, inhygenic but these guys don't seem to think so - me included.
post #96 of 682
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Originally Posted by john11f View Post
you want to stretch them because they're tight? normally, constant wear will loosen the fabric.
ok, I just gave them their first wash, and now they feel great. They're a lot less rigid now.
post #97 of 682
I ended up ordering a pair of levi capital e hesher's in rigid. Not selvage, but i'll give them a shot
post #98 of 682
I got tired of wearing coveralls when I'm out in the field working so I decided to switch to flame retardant jeans and workshirt instead when my office told me I could buy a new batch for myself. It occurred to me when I was trying out different sizes that these were actually the first pairs of denim jeans I've purchased/worn in nearly 15 years!

In any case, I went with Carhartts Relaxed Fit Straight Leg Flame Resistant Jeans.
post #99 of 682
Does raw denim shrink ?
post #100 of 682
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Originally Posted by Audio-Omega View Post
Does raw denim shrink ?
yes, once soaked in water for a couple of hours. essentially raw denim is untreated, unwashed in its well - raw form. i don't know if you recall Levi's advertising their jeans as shrink to fit, that's the reason.
post #101 of 682
Which brand has the best quality denim ? I keep hearing Sugar Cane and Samurai.
post #102 of 682
Nudie Regular Alf Dry Selvage - Going on 6-7 months without a wash, breaking in really nicely.

Prewashed pair of citizens of humanity, nice and light for summer use.

I need to pickup a 22oz jean for the winter, not sure which yet.. might go samurai or something.
post #103 of 682
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Originally Posted by Audio-Omega View Post
Which brand has the best quality denim ? I keep hearing Sugar Cane and Samurai.
The "best" is kind of subjective. Different people say different brands are the best. You should really check out style forum, they really get into it there in terms of jeans, and you'll find a ton of reviews on all the non mainstream brands.
post #104 of 682

i agree

it's very subjective.

at superdenim, the one's that stand out the most are sugarcanes, samurai, oni, 45rpm, real McCoys...

sometimes, best is determined by the indigo used (natural, handmade by a legendary dye maker in a certain prefecture in japan or the cotton (45rpm uses a zimbabwean variety only harvested twice a year).

personally, i'm a big fan of Oni Denim.
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