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Re: jean classique business

Postby JewTurk » Mon Sep 22, 2014 12:03 am

I don't know how to approach this hole.

I was going to patch/darn it right away but I kind of just let it fly to see if I'd like the look and now I'm indifferent.

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Bought a pair of Ace Cashes to fill the void of non-holey black denim but didn't like the stretch, just going to get another pair of black raws with a looser cut most likely.
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Re: jean classique business

Postby RomanEmpire » Mon Sep 22, 2014 12:53 am

You don't need any more jeans
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Re: jean classique business

Postby ramseames » Mon Sep 22, 2014 10:22 pm

always remember:
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Re: jean classique business

Postby deadkitty » Tue Sep 23, 2014 3:08 pm

@wusswayne

How much did you size down on them?


Sized down 1. Wore 28 and I'm usually a 29
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Re: jean classique business

Postby silvaeri » Thu Sep 25, 2014 11:29 am

I can't fit into my Rogue Territories anymore, and my PBJs still need to have their crotch repaired. So for jeans I've been wearing a $10 pair of levi's that fit absolutely perfectly at the moment.

Anyone interested in a pair of 3-5 months of wear Rogue Territory SKs? Don't think I can sell them but would rather they're owned by someone who can actually wear them.
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Re: check out my damn nudies

Postby silvaeri » Fri Sep 26, 2014 9:29 am

@alby, @rjbman, @bouquet - I believe they're tagged a 31 or 32. I can take more accurate measurements when I'm not at work.
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Re: check out my damn nudies

Postby BobbyZamora » Fri Oct 03, 2014 4:26 am

i bought 21oz jeans

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Re: check out my damn nudies

Postby smiles » Fri Oct 03, 2014 7:49 am

I tried on a pair of red clouds the other day that were 17oz and I couldn't even button all the buttons/ broke out into a massive sweat.

tender jeans are like 17oz and I want a pair of those.

21oz though... and to think there are 32oz ones, fairly skinny fit as well. must be torture.
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Re: check out my damn nudies

Postby MickePB » Mon Oct 06, 2014 3:30 pm

I was told to post my jawnz here so 'ere we go I guess.

I own a pair of non selvedge NN.07 raws. I've had them for almost a month and a half but I don't have any progress pics thus far because I'm saving them for later. Here's a few old ones at least.

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Re: check out my damn nudies

Postby sknss » Fri Oct 17, 2014 3:51 am

Interview with Jean Touitou on GQ

Owning and designing one of the most undeniable denim brands in the industry for 27 years seems like it would come with a lot of pressure, right? Requiring lot of rigorous study and careful calculation to remain ahead of the curve, relevant, and profitable? Actually, for Jean Touitou, founder and owner of A.P.C., it's not that big of a deal. Call it arrogance, but Touitou believes that A.P.C. does the denim thing, from fit to fabric to price, better than anyone in the world, and he doesn't care what the rest of the business is doing. You can't really blame him for being so confident in his product. Countless men have first discovered the joys and thigh-chafes that come with slowly breaking in their first pair of selvedge jeans while wearing A.P.C. That's why the brand's product is sometimes even referred to as "The Gateway Denim."

Stubborn as he may be, Touitou is still evolving. A.P.C. recently introduced stretch denim, which many raw denim fanatics consider heretical, but is simply indicative of Touitou's changing attitudes. The renowned minimalist even said during his most recent men's presentation in Paris that he's "done with minimalism," though he finds it difficult, as many do, to explain the je ne sais quoi that makes simplicity beautiful. Here we talk to the always brutally candid Touitou about A.P.C.'s success, why they introduced stretch denim, what he thinks about being called normcore, and just how often the man who started it all washes his own New Standards.
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How has the denim industry changed since you founded A.P.C. in 1987?

I don't look at the denim industry. It's not interesting to me.

You don't look at what any other brands are doing at all?

No. No, because that is not interesting to me. If I were a customer, I would do a survey about the brands that are out there. Why should I look at that if I am doing it myself? A baker makes his own bread. He doesn't go to the other bakeries for bread.

Don't you want to know how other people are trying to do denim better than you?

I don't want to know how other people are trying to knock me off. That's a bit disturbing. But I don't give a fuck. I don't care. There's nothing that could make me jealous. Sometimes if there are good jeans I see, the price is not correct. I believe you not only need a good cut and good fabric, but the price has to be human. Otherwise, I could do tons of incredible things. But if the price is not human, the mission is not accomplished. The same thing goes for bags for women. Anybody with a regular amount of talent can do a beautiful dress. Okay, maybe not anybody, let's say 100 people on the planet. But if these dresses are three or four thousand dollars, it's only going to be possible to buy for a very small elite of the world. Frankly, even if I have the means to buy a pair of jeans for $1000 dollars, I wouldn't do so, because nothing about that is appealing to me.

Do you think in general jean prices have gotten more expensive?

Well, yes, because denim is a goldmine. But also because at least one or two days a week now, a gentleman will wear jeans. It's impossible for a brand to exist without jeans now. But there are too many signs on them now. People want to put their own signature on them now. Ours have no signature, except their quality.

Even at school, kids, who are maybe 13 or 14, they can tell the difference between A.P.C. and something else. These other companies don't invest the same amount of money and time into the fabric, so it just falls apart. So even for babies, it's easy to see that when it's not the real thing, it's not the real thing.

What are the things you do that separate you from other brands?

It's the cut and quality of the fabric. Nobody can compete. There is nowhere else that people can find this denim. Also, this fabric has a special recipe that has been put together by me and the weavers back in the day in Japan. The weaver is a real samurai, and he doesn't give the secret to anybody. He has a long line of people who ask, "Can we have the A.P.C. fabric?" and he will answer, "No! I gave them my word!" There is something secret in our fabric that nobody knows. Even I try to forget the secret so I'm not tempted to reveal it to anyone.

When you first started A.P.C., what were the first jeans you introduced?

The first pair we introduced was made with basically the same fabrics we are using today. Since then we've been introducing new fabrics. Not too long ago, we introduced denim with stretch, black denim, white, but the fundamental denim is the same and has been the same recipe for 27 years.

What made you want to introduce stretch denim into the collection?

Well, I needed more comfort for myself maybe. In the past, stretch denim hasn't been so good and I think the stretch we do ads comfort. I'm not a militant of the tiny pants trend for men. Also, the stretch denim falls nicely.

How do you feel when you see people in A.P.C. jeans that they've had for years and years?

I couldn't say the contrary, obviously. I'm not going to say, "Oh that sucks that the jeans have been successful." I'm happy when I see that, yes.

How often do you get a new pair of A.P.C. jeans?

You know, lately I'm trying to avoid wearing jeans. I prefer to wear sarongs, or a piece of fabric around my hips.

Do you wear the sarong outside?

No, because I live in a very conservative place called France. They call themselves revolutionaries but they are extremely conservative. But I wear them in the office with my staff where no one would dare say anything. But it's more comfortable to wear a sarong than a pair of jeans or formal pants.

When you do wear A.P.C. jeans, which fit do you wear?

I forget the name of the ones I just got, but I think they're the Petit New Standard in Dark Stretch. Otherwise, I have my New Standards from the past, even my old Standards. The only ones I don't wear anymore are the ones from the past that are very high-waisted. But I still have them.

How did the Butler program start, and why do you think it has been successful?

Yeah, I'm happy, because it started as a joke really. Sometimes I joke, so I started this as a joke and I'm very happy that it has worked well over a few years. The best pairs come from New York.

Why's that?

I mean, first of all, they are so stinky when people return those jeans. But that is the way it is, because people in New York know that jeans are incredibly beautiful when they are washed the first time, but they have to remain so disgusting for quite some time first. If you go to the Butler area of our office in Paris, I mean, they are very disgusting. When there are 50 together in a room, it smells really bad. Well, actually, the best ones would be in Japan. In Japan, they are like monks, and fanatics about denim and everything they love. You can't compete with, say, a Japanese music store. The only thing is, they keep their jeans, so we haven't been as successful with the Butler program in Japan. They just won't trade them. They would prefer to have 20-year-old jeans, because it's an achievement. In other countries, we're more willing to change our jeans sometimes. But the Butler program I know is one thing other brands could not knock off.

You mentioned how bad jeans can smell if you won't wash them for a long time, but A.P.C.'s care guide tells people to not wash them for a very long time. How often do you wash your jeans?

It's totally hypocritical of me. When I go into my closet, I have a pile of five jeans that are numbered one through five in Roman numerals, because I don't want to wear the same pair too many times. But whenever they start to smell a bit, I wash them in the machine but with cold water and very little detergent. And I use Woolite so the soap doesn't attack the textile.

On a more general note, during your last men's presentation you said that you're over minimalism. For someone who's followed A.P.C. for a while, I've always known the brand and described the brand as "minimal," so this seems like a bit of a drastic departure.

But when you work as much as we work, if we were only minimalists, we would be on holiday six months of the year. The simple things we create are not minimal to achieve. There's a difference between what is now called "normcore" and simplicity. Simplicity is quite sublime. But you can use ornamentation on beautiful things. Beauty and simplicity can also have ornamentation. But in order for something to be truly sublime, it has to be simple. That's a hell of a pretentious statement, but hey, I'm 62 so I can say this now.

You also said you don't want A.P.C. to be known as "The House of Normcore."

Well, I got sick of all these new names. Normcore is not what we do. The thing about men's fashion is, if you push too much on the fashion button, the guy will end up looking ridiculous. A guy that looks too fashionable is not sexy for even one quarter of a second. All girls will tell you this, and all gay men will tell you the same. It's very difficult to do men's fashion, because you know aggressive fashion will be ridiculous. But it doesn't mean you do basic minimalism. I know it's a hard thing to understand, but it's the truth.


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Re: check out my damn nudies

Postby mc-lunar » Fri Oct 17, 2014 8:10 am

I've actually been looking at a pair of the light blue stretch PNS. seems like it'd be the perfect dad jean for me (except it isn't really a dad jean coz of the taper) but i can't make ervell or SLP lightwash fit over my thunder thighs. I hope some make it to sales
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Re: check out my damn nudies

Postby ramseames » Fri Jan 30, 2015 7:14 pm

http://shop.tateandyoko.com/products/na ... er-stretch

anyone tried on this cut?

seems weird that they'd only go for a 33.5" inseam across the board but I guess you'd wear them low and the extra rise would help a bit
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Re: check out my damn nudies

Postby mike868y » Sat Jan 31, 2015 3:06 pm

i still have such a softspot for raws.

anyone else wearing big johns? seriously underrated imo. i've got a pair of the collab they did with n&f (n&f cut, bj construction and denim) and love them. should get some updated pics:

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Re: check out my damn nudies

Postby meatjacket » Fri Feb 20, 2015 3:31 pm

totally regret cutting up my apcs i mean i think i couldve sold them or something but they were just too tight. they put my legs to sleep when i sat down for a long time.

look at the fades coming in

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i fucked up! i'll have to get some new ones eventually and probably some light wash ps
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Re: check out my damn nudies

Postby Blastoise » Tue Mar 03, 2015 10:14 pm

Where are we at on sizing right now? Down or no?

Trying to decide between these and these.
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Postby zayg » Wed Mar 04, 2015 11:34 am

knee rip and phone tears

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Postby huhuslum » Thu Mar 12, 2015 5:10 pm

I have almost gone through all my trousers and jeans because i have 'athletic' thighs. There are rips and holes in all of my crotches. All of them. Slim fit is over. Tapered is what i need. I tried on some levi's 508, they fit really well. But are there others which are better quality for a similar price (around £100)? I want them to last me. Please help.
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Postby trasparenti » Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:16 pm

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I'm with ya re: tapered. Biking has cursed me with sculpted muskular thighs/calves and so tapered jawnz are really the only that I can wear (besides ultra-baggy). I have a pair of Edwin 505xx that fit the bill. I personally find Japanese denim brands fit my legs better than American denim brands so maybe look into stuff like Orslow, Kapital, John Bull, Yofukuten and so on. As for price, scan eBay. There's usually 45rpm, Skull jeans and stuff for under a hundo. There were a ton of Tenderloin jeans up for a couple weeks.

Speaking of my Edwins, they're a nice weight, v slubby. I like to cuff my jeans so I got a little hemmed but when I cuff them they kinda flare inwards a bit. I'll probably take a picture when I'm not being lazy but basically the cuff isn't centered around my ankle, it's flat on the outseam and pulled out from my leg on the inseam if that makes sense. I cuff them evenly so I dunno what's up. Is the weight of the denim/twill pulling the cuff inwards or what?
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Postby Blastoise » Sat Mar 14, 2015 12:13 pm

Went with my normal size on the JB0206s and they're several inches too small in the waist. Can't even come close to getting the first button done. Assuming they're mislabeled, otherwise I'm very confused.
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Postby _str » Mon Mar 16, 2015 3:28 pm

my first big fashion purchase was a pair of n&f skinny guys. i have had them for over 2 years now but i've worn them less than that b/c of how hot it is here in the summer

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Postby arcticsound » Sun Mar 22, 2015 7:44 pm

Was patching up my Acne's today and realized how cool they are starting to look. I bought them in Chicago (went for Yeezus Tour) last December and have worn them every day since. They've seen a lot (work, parties, gigs, drunk nights outside on rooftops and riverbanks, and I've probably slept in them a couple dozen times) and, for non-raw denim, they're showing it well. Washed once in July, cut the cuffs off in January, and patched up quite a bit in the crotch area. Thinking it's about time to start saving for a new pair since I can't really dress these up anymore, but I'll definitely be keeping these around for certain fits.

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Postby AmericanPie » Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:39 am

Took these photos to post elsewhere, but I thought I'd share them here too. These are my Self Edge x Imperial 23s, which I've only had for about 6 months. I've really been enjoying how these have been looking lately.

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Postby thephfactor » Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:26 pm

Not technically raw, but here are some crappy pics of my 511s, with whom I celebrated a 1-year anniversary a few weeks ago.

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Postby yourdad » Tue Mar 31, 2015 12:53 am

I've been looking for a pair of slim indigo jeans for a little while now. For the past two years I've been wearing PBJ XX-003s, which have stretched out to the point that I can wear leggings underneath for the winter. I'm wearing some max cash as my go to black denim so I figured something in a similar cut and slightly interesting denim would be optimal. If not, I would have just bought the max raw. Decided to try on a pair of 3sixteen ST-120x and they were exactly what I was looking for. Almost identical measurements as my max cash and from what I've seen, they fade really well too. I'd forgotten how stiff raws feel when new though. It's like wearing cardboard.
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Postby Eddie » Tue Mar 31, 2015 6:14 am

Here's a pair of number (n)ines I have. Used to wear them more often but the carrot taper's a bit much for me nowadays. Had them for about a year and a half.
Denim is pretty substantial so not so visibly beaten up but sun fading all around inc combs
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Postby alby » Sun Apr 26, 2015 11:53 pm

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Postby frogosaurus » Thu Jun 18, 2015 9:42 pm

if i ever do an extended "uniform" i'd like to get some 501 STFs and wear them all the way through – from raw to destroyed. it's really a great cut and on the better pairs i've seen they develop a really nice, natural-looking pattern that isn't as jarring as something like elephant 3's. plus, wearing out a pair of levi's feels so absurdly A M E R I C A N A in such a gratifying way

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Postby rjbman » Thu Jun 18, 2015 9:49 pm

My only problem is that the STFs I've found don't have selvedge. Selvedge is basically mandatory on my jeans now.
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Postby RycePooding » Thu Jun 18, 2015 10:26 pm

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Postby Yoder » Fri Jun 19, 2015 1:52 am

makes your cuffs not look like garbage though
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