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post pics/links to awesome jeans. i think this will be my next fashion mission in a few weeks.

Rubyredd, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 13:52 (ten years ago) Permalink

http://levi.imageg.net/graphics/product_images/pLEVI1-3923960p275w.jpg

Of course they're only as "skinny" as the sizing and proportions allow -- I am decidedly not thin and I love my size 10s or 12s in the short length. Also they are under $100 (around $70 retail) and often on sale for around $30.

Laurel, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 14:28 (ten years ago) Permalink

Sorry, those are Levis 531 low skinny jeans.

Laurel, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 14:28 (ten years ago) Permalink

i hate skinny jeans on even the skinniest chix. its the tapering at the ankle that looks kind of stupid to me I guess. im all pro-flare though so its not that surprising.

sunny successor, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 14:45 (ten years ago) Permalink

Yeah, we're going to have to agree to disagree about that, I don't do flared.

Laurel, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 14:54 (ten years ago) Permalink

<3 flared. these are mine:

http://www.brandjunkie.com/images/products/765%2000%2003%20back_3461192723870.jpg

this is where you tell me that flares on guys are a baaaaaaad idea.

Upt0eleven, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 15:01 (ten years ago) Permalink

haha it depends!

i love levis

Surmounter, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 15:02 (ten years ago) Permalink

I also don't do boys who do flared, but, y'know, that could be no great loss.

Laurel, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 15:03 (ten years ago) Permalink

flared is essential

Curt1s Stephens, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 15:32 (ten years ago) Permalink

oh, i love these jeans so much...

http://bp2.blogger.com/_qjpwnPW4c1o/R_zkRGQgcUI/AAAAAAAADPE/WNXvMaAu_sI/s1600-h/BluJ1web.jpg

colette, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 15:51 (ten years ago) Permalink

Me too!!!

I have been living in wide-legged jeans since about Januar but I really don't like flares or boot cut jeans. The wide-leg ones I have kind of look similar to the above only a little less tight in the thighs. I guess they're kind of like sailor pants. Maybe.

ENBB, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 16:00 (ten years ago) Permalink

Sort of like this although the pockets are totally different:

http://z.about.com/d/fashion/1/0/H/v/2/paigepremwide.jpg

ENBB, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 16:03 (ten years ago) Permalink

i LOVE the blue bag in that picture!

Surmounter, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 16:03 (ten years ago) Permalink

yeah, it's awesome.

ENBB, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 16:05 (ten years ago) Permalink

I have a very similar (cheaper) bag in kelly green from Matt & Nat. :)

Laurel, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 16:18 (ten years ago) Permalink

i've read that those are JBrand "lovestory" jeans here on nordstrom's website but am not at the pain threshold for spending that much on jeans, i think.

colette, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 16:38 (ten years ago) Permalink

skinny jeans all the way for me - found a pair of calvins years and years ago and they're still kickin! skinny jeans are best jeans for bike riding too

there is a store here and near my house even called JEANS JEANS JEANS
they totally size you up and find the jeans that're right
but i still haven't gone there for myself yet. i mean, i haven't bought new jeans in a really long time

rrrobyn, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 17:12 (ten years ago) Permalink

kelly green and royal blue are definitely 2 of my favorite fashion colors

Surmounter, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 17:17 (ten years ago) Permalink

i have a pair of the jbrand 'lovestory' in sort of a washed out grey.. but they were on 50% off or more. feel like i have to lose 5 pounds to wear them so they're still sitting there in the bag, two months later.

daria-g, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 19:27 (ten years ago) Permalink

ok, here's my jeans question. i know you're supposed to buy them kind of tight in the store as they'll surely relax. but how tight is tight? i'm always paranoid about getting something that makes my legs look like sausages, and then end up with jeans that are baggier than they should be. i may be trying on fancypants jeans tomorrow, hence the question.

colette, Thursday, 19 June 2008 16:37 (ten years ago) Permalink

TIGHT. I buy jeans inappropriately tight as in TOTALLY stuffed into the legs, and wear them around the house a little. Every single time, I think "Wo, am I really still this size? Yowch!" and every time, within 4-5 wearings I need to wet them to shrink them back up.

Laurel, Thursday, 19 June 2008 16:45 (ten years ago) Permalink

Bias stretch is an amazing thing.

Laurel, Thursday, 19 June 2008 16:45 (ten years ago) Permalink

i buy jeans as comfortable as possible & within 4 or 5 wearings they are falling down around my thighs

thank god 4 belts & water

deeznuts, Thursday, 19 June 2008 16:47 (ten years ago) Permalink

ha. thanks laurel - i have the jbrand pair and another solid grey pair (kind of skinny) that are TIGHT and i keep thinking i got the wrong size but haven't worn to stretch out at all yet.

daria-g, Thursday, 19 June 2008 17:00 (ten years ago) Permalink

Well, the Levis that I like are around 1-2% spandex (or whatever), depending on the color. So maybe that's part of the effect. But I still think you have to take advantage of the bias stretch of cotton twill and go for it.

Laurel, Thursday, 19 June 2008 17:57 (ten years ago) Permalink

daria, where did you come across the cheap jbrands? i looked on ebay and they all seem to be size 0, which i'm not.

colette, Thursday, 19 June 2008 17:58 (ten years ago) Permalink

barney's co op sale. they weren't super cheap but i think like $85 instead of $160+?

daria-g, Thursday, 19 June 2008 17:59 (ten years ago) Permalink

revolve always has denim on sale, too, but it can be difficult to find anything above a 27w.

lauren, Thursday, 19 June 2008 18:00 (ten years ago) Permalink

i'm kind of scared of revolve, after looking at a dress you posted i clicked through to summer tops, and they were all so expensive. i just can't bring myself to spend even $90 on a top, let alone $300, which was probably the average price. i'm not sure when/if i'll get over this, but i guess it's probably for the best, really...

colette, Thursday, 19 June 2008 18:12 (ten years ago) Permalink

the jeans that are on sale tend to be drastically discounted, though. i'd say it's worth a look, esp as you're pretty slim - you'll probably have more luck with the sizes than i do.

lauren, Thursday, 19 June 2008 18:14 (ten years ago) Permalink

laurel are you quite tall? i find that skinny jeans just don't work on me at all because i have super short legs, big thighs AND big hips, so i just look dumpy in them.

Rubyredd, Friday, 20 June 2008 01:43 (ten years ago) Permalink

No talk of raw denim?

libcrypt, Friday, 20 June 2008 01:49 (ten years ago) Permalink

I have never tried skinny jeans. I'm tall but not skinny with wide hips but pretty good legs. Maybe I should try but they've always given me the fear!

ENBB, Friday, 20 June 2008 01:59 (ten years ago) Permalink

erica you'd probably look super hot in skinnies, esp those ones posted at the top. i still can't figure out what sort of jeans i should get. i have these awesome grey cotton pants i bought years ago for like $15 in australia and i love them: they're really fitted through the leg, with a really narrow bootcut, and they are the perfect length! didn't have to take up the hems! but the seams on the inner thighs are finally wearing through so must find a replacement.

Rubyredd, Friday, 20 June 2008 02:09 (ten years ago) Permalink

I think I'm gonna try the ones Laurel keeps praising (those pictured upthread) once I have more $.

Why do jeans have to be so complicated? Grrrr.

ENBB, Friday, 20 June 2008 02:12 (ten years ago) Permalink

ps RR - I got your FB message and address has been noted. :-)

ENBB, Friday, 20 June 2008 02:12 (ten years ago) Permalink

Uniqlo has some super cute jeans right now. I didn't try any on though, because last time I tried on their jeans they ran very very small.

Virginia Plain, Friday, 20 June 2008 03:38 (ten years ago) Permalink

No talk of raw denim?

My go-to jeans are G-Star Raw in cigarette (super skinny) cut.

I love, love, love them now even though I only thought I was buying them because they were cheap. They are a mix of super-dark black and blue in kind of a stripe (I don't know how this is "raw" but it is). Also they were aspirational -- I bought them one size small as they were a bargain.

My only advice on jeans is to buy them as tight and as dark as possible. Then never put them in the dryer, ever.

felicity, Friday, 20 June 2008 03:39 (ten years ago) Permalink

i just can't bring myself to spend even $90 on a top

i guess since i started sorta tangentially being involved in the fashion world, my whole concept of the cost/value of clothing has changed dramatically... its like now "ooooh those shoes are only $200!! i should totally get them!" when several years ago i'd be like wtf $200? i just took a peek at whats hanging in my closet and only saw 2 things that were less than $90... oops! i can drop a months rent on a comme des garcons trench coat and a shitload on dinner at gramercy tavern, but i have the hardest time justifying spending ten bucks on a new pillow case when the one i have now is ratty and has holes all over it. seriously, wtf is wrong with me. fucked up priorities....

aaanyways, jeans, i have a pair of tsubi's ive had for a couple years that i loooove, but went to the store and its not as nice anymore... im always daunted by the walls of denim at stores. dunno what to get.

phil-two, Friday, 20 June 2008 06:08 (ten years ago) Permalink

this girl i know just spent $2000 (with her discount) on this lanvin bag

http://www.aloharag.com/highseas/assets/images/english/store/women/ln/bags/aw0r4mnvy/a.jpg

$2000.. (!)

phil-two, Friday, 20 June 2008 06:12 (ten years ago) Permalink

oh that meant to go in the post pics of bags thread, but i guess relevent to my last post

phil-two, Friday, 20 June 2008 06:15 (ten years ago) Permalink

Hahahahahhaah oh god no, I'm 5'3" and hippy. But once I decided to love my thighs my perspective just kind of...shifted, and skinny jeans made me proud of my figure, whereas all the longer, boot-cut jeans I used to wear with heels seemed like I was trying to fool people.

Laurel, Friday, 20 June 2008 13:42 (ten years ago) Permalink

Not that I want this head-to-toe look, but I don't think this girl is feeling apologetic about her ass:

http://mybabyjo.com/clothes/capridenim_lg.jpg

Laurel, Friday, 20 June 2008 13:45 (ten years ago) Permalink

it might also be a problem that i don't have nice ankles, otherwise i think i might be able to pull of this look.

Rubyredd, Friday, 20 June 2008 13:48 (ten years ago) Permalink

Well, you don't have to wear capris. I do prefer the skinny jeans short-ish, just around the ankle bone, but that's just me.

Laurel, Friday, 20 June 2008 13:58 (ten years ago) Permalink

My only advice on jeans is to buy them as tight and as dark as possible.

I agree with this!^^^^ Except now that it's summer Levis thinks we all want light blue, instead of dark denim. Bastards.

Laurel, Friday, 20 June 2008 14:00 (ten years ago) Permalink

Wear them in a thinner material, you just need to try the texture, some jeans are made thicker than others and are hotter. I mean I could go into extreme detail about how every shape can wear those skinny jeans/capris look if you know how to do it but basically wear jeans in the summer but make sure the material isn't one thats too heavy. You'll know, trust.

VeronaInTheClub, Friday, 20 June 2008 14:04 (ten years ago) Permalink

I ain't worn jeans in over two years, I think? I might never wear them again. This is just me, but I don't think that jeans are very flattering on fifty-something year-old guys. Pair them with sneakers and it gets truly blecch. I want to look dignified in my old age, ffs.

dell, Friday, 20 June 2008 14:26 (ten years ago) Permalink

Yeah have made a load based on the same pair of old wrangler cords that wore out on me a few years ago.
Still perfecting things though and probably should get around to drafting a pattern. I tend to take them in a lot on what the original design was, which was pretty loose.

Shirts there are all me too.

Stevolende, Tuesday, 21 February 2017 13:33 (one year ago) Permalink

I wear some black jeans but I'm the only one wearing locally so w/e

but yes for most of my life it was dark blue or nothing

mh 😏, Tuesday, 21 February 2017 15:42 (one year ago) Permalink

black jeans or no jeans for me

marcos, Tuesday, 21 February 2017 15:44 (one year ago) Permalink

I do not understand that stance

mh 😏, Tuesday, 21 February 2017 15:46 (one year ago) Permalink

blue is the color of jeans, if you are deviating from that color, there should be a distinct need or ideological stance if you're replacing blue as the default color. highlight colors, such as a deep red or novelty white are allowed under certain circumstances

feel like if they're black 501s you're required to wear a cowboy-style shirt and black sombrero

mh 😏, Tuesday, 21 February 2017 15:50 (one year ago) Permalink

apc new standards are like 200 bux now? feel like just a few years ago they were ~120-140. some bullshit.

circa1916, Tuesday, 21 February 2017 15:51 (one year ago) Permalink

black jeans fwiw are like the second most common common, they are pretty standard ime

marcos, Tuesday, 21 February 2017 16:06 (one year ago) Permalink

common colorcommon

marcos, Tuesday, 21 February 2017 16:06 (one year ago) Permalink

there should be a distinct need or ideological stance if you're replacing blue as the default color

i just have an extremely limited color palette, i only wear like 3 colors

marcos, Tuesday, 21 February 2017 16:07 (one year ago) Permalink

yeah i'm just prodding you to see if my own ideas are any good

wearing black jeans right now tbh

mh 😏, Tuesday, 21 February 2017 16:09 (one year ago) Permalink

is black a color? i really shifted to buying a disproportionate amount of black clothing in the last few years and i'm going to say "i don't wear colors, just black/white/grey" is a stance

mh 😏, Tuesday, 21 February 2017 16:11 (one year ago) Permalink

correct

r|t|c, Tuesday, 21 February 2017 16:12 (one year ago) Permalink

i don't.... see colors. just clothing.

mh 😏, Tuesday, 21 February 2017 16:14 (one year ago) Permalink

I had always been averse to black jeans I suppose on an anti-aging rocker/goth basis but have come to love my first pair. however, my primary love remains the grey jean

ogmor, Tuesday, 21 February 2017 18:26 (one year ago) Permalink

Blue jeans:LA::black jeans:NY

calstars, Tuesday, 21 February 2017 20:26 (one year ago) Permalink

those are cool

marcos, Tuesday, 21 February 2017 20:57 (one year ago) Permalink

omg lol no

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Tuesday, 21 February 2017 21:38 (one year ago) Permalink

i hope steve shasta is looking down from heaven or a wine bar in napa or w/e on me wearing this pair of high-waisted japan blue raw demin jeans and listening to wav fuzz on vinyl

( ^_^) (Lamp), Tuesday, 21 February 2017 22:02 (one year ago) Permalink

word

mh 😏, Tuesday, 21 February 2017 22:02 (one year ago) Permalink

Yeah those pale stonewashed hip huggers are everywhere, dyin' for spring

calstars, Tuesday, 21 February 2017 22:09 (one year ago) Permalink

I think the saving grace for her blue jeans is the careful, clever cuff folding. Or it might be the vertical lines of the wash. Or that she wears them so low

calstars, Thursday, 23 February 2017 20:55 (one year ago) Permalink

apc new standards are like 200 bux now? feel like just a few years ago they were ~120-140. some bullshit.

― circa1916, Tuesday, February 21, 2017 10:51 AM (four days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i think they were 175 for a long time but here found u some for 125 http://www.norsestore.com/commodity/14489-apc-new-standard-unisex

lag∞n, Saturday, 25 February 2017 16:33 (one year ago) Permalink

there quickly comes a point when the new jeans eclipse the old; what was once broken-in and trustworthy begins to feel sloppy and loose

marcos, Monday, 27 February 2017 15:08 (one year ago) Permalink

rude

mh 😏, Monday, 27 February 2017 15:08 (one year ago) Permalink

xxp maybe just hit a sale last time i bought a pair. gonna take the plunge on that norse store link lagoon, thx.

circa1916, Monday, 27 February 2017 15:35 (one year ago) Permalink

i'm all about grey or charcoal jeans these days

Lennon, Elvis, Hendrix etc (dog latin), Monday, 27 February 2017 16:40 (one year ago) Permalink

three months pass...

So today I learned about detachable jeans for the first time in my life.

Right column Leftist (sunny successor), Thursday, 15 June 2017 19:38 (one year ago) Permalink

is your body okay?

Right column Leftist (sunny successor), Thursday, 15 June 2017 19:41 (one year ago) Permalink

it looks like a denim diaper

just1n3, Thursday, 15 June 2017 19:45 (one year ago) Permalink

otm

mh, Thursday, 15 June 2017 19:46 (one year ago) Permalink

it reminds me of when id pull my barbies' limbs off and this is how the legs looked just before they snapped back into place.

Right column Leftist (sunny successor), Thursday, 15 June 2017 21:15 (one year ago) Permalink

one year passes...

y'all I am craving a pair of simple slim-cut dark blue indigo jeans w/ yellow stitching, I used to love 511's but now they're all stretchy w 1% elastene which makes me think they won't last more than a year. I also used to love UNIQLO's but they only make 100% cotton jeans in straight cut now. Can I get jeans like this for under $100???? I'm reading that Unbranded is decent???

vision joanna newsom (Stevie D(eux)), Tuesday, 14 August 2018 23:19 (four months ago) Permalink

or can anyone convince me that stretchy jeans ARE actually durable?

vision joanna newsom (Stevie D(eux)), Tuesday, 14 August 2018 23:21 (four months ago) Permalink

i like unbranded if the fit works for u

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 14 August 2018 23:23 (four months ago) Permalink

or Gustin maybe???

vision joanna newsom (Stevie D(eux)), Tuesday, 14 August 2018 23:27 (four months ago) Permalink

ugh i wish i could go try Unbranded jeans on but they don't sell them in my state or any states near me

vision joanna newsom (Stevie D(eux)), Tuesday, 14 August 2018 23:27 (four months ago) Permalink

501s?

calstars, Tuesday, 14 August 2018 23:30 (four months ago) Permalink

i love gustin, big fan. be very confident in yr measurements if you go that route tho.

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 14 August 2018 23:40 (four months ago) Permalink

I love the idea of 501s and how they look on a lot of other ppl but I don’t think they work well w my skinny twig legs

vision joanna newsom (Stevie D(eux)), Tuesday, 14 August 2018 23:45 (four months ago) Permalink

the thing is that you can’t tell how big the legs are unless you roll em up because they’re wide enough

mh, Tuesday, 14 August 2018 23:52 (four months ago) Permalink

I think the Levi's 514s ( i have to double check) are pretty good for tall dudes with thin legs. They aren't stretchy but there is definitely a little variability in softness depending on the wash. Plus levi's always has some type of sale going on online.

Yerac, Tuesday, 14 August 2018 23:57 (four months ago) Permalink

those were my go-to for years before the whole selvedge madness

mh, Tuesday, 14 August 2018 23:59 (four months ago) Permalink

https://www.paulsmith.com/uk/men-s-slim-fit-11-8oz-super-soft-cross-hatch-indigo-jeans
i can't find exactly the right ones on the website, the ones i like are just paul smith jeans, black patch, made in japan but don't carry the premium price of whatever the japanese denim line is, just under a hundred bucks... but i recommend those

XxxxxxxXxxxxxxxxXxxxx (dylannn), Wednesday, 15 August 2018 00:13 (four months ago) Permalink

I'm a fan of 511s

Lee also used to have some nice slim fit jeans, at least in the UK

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 15 August 2018 00:54 (four months ago) Permalink

Edwins rule, for me. I just bought a pair of organic cotton slim fit for not much money (I think $A80) on eBay. Dyed, woven, made in Japan too. Their selvedge denim ones, and the "sen" denim (kind of ashy indigo) are great too.

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Wednesday, 15 August 2018 02:46 (four months ago) Permalink

i'm all about 501s these days once i figured out how to wear them. they now make both a skinny and a tapered version which may work better for your legs. they're always on sale so they can be had quite cheap. in fact, i bought two this weekend for $30 each

diamonddave85​​ (diamonddave85), Wednesday, 15 August 2018 03:01 (four months ago) Permalink

yea i switched to 501s a couple years ago and now that's all i wear. they are cheap and levis always puts out different washes that I like. the button fly grew on me a lot now I love it

marcos, Wednesday, 15 August 2018 03:18 (four months ago) Permalink


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