jeans

how many pairs of jeans should a fella own? is one pair of raw selvedged denim enough? are there reasons to own two, three or four pairs? are pre-washed jean fades (anything other than authentic raw denim) tacky? how many jeans do you own? discuss

116 thoughts on “jeans

  1. Anonymous says:

    I own 4 pairs of raws, but realistically you probs just need 3. Two pairs of indigo with differing weights and/or cuts, and a pair of black denim

    • Anonymous says:

      That’s just fashion though. You need a beater for dirty work, light/heavy weight for seasons, and about six pairs that don’t fit but maybe you’ll lose or gain some weight and they will eventually.

    • Anonymous says:

      if you rotate too many jeans you never get fades, takes too long.
      1 maybe 2 if you want one indigo one black, or one slim one looser cut etc.
      when they get to a medium lightness/level of fade start thinking about buying your next pair.
      you will eventually build up a nice wardrobe of different shade raws.
      consider throwing a little bleach in with every wash to speed up getting lighter pairs. don’t bleach it at once just a little every wash.

      light wash jeans that didn’t begin as raws or a darker stone wash look so bad.

      >how many pairs of jeans should a fella own?
      One or none.
      Jeans look like shit and are inferior to almost every other alternative. Get a cheap chink one if you do some kind of manual labor once in a while otherwise don’t bother

      Duck work pants are better work pants than jeans.

      duck pants still lose on comfort and breathability. you see a lot more jeans than carhartts on the job site in the summer. you see a lot more welders in denim than plain weave. etc.

      >how many pairs of jeans should a fella own?
      One or none.
      Jeans look like shit and are inferior to almost every other alternative. Get a cheap chink one if you do some kind of manual labor once in a while otherwise don’t bother

      >cheap chink one
      outed yourself as an office job larper. tradies wear rustlers from wal mart or carhartts, neither comes from china.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I have like 12 jeans now. 3 of them are just dark wash indigo in different fits (straight, slim, regular/"carrot"). I may have gone too far. But now I’m set for at least a couple of decades, as long as I don’t get fat.

  3. Anonymous says:

    >how many pairs of jeans should a fella own?
    One or none.
    Jeans look like shit and are inferior to almost every other alternative. Get a cheap chink one if you do some kind of manual labor once in a while otherwise don’t bother

  4. Anonymous says:

    I own like 15 jeans, all thrifted, you probably don’t need that much. Two of em are raw denim but I don’t really get the hype, it rains all the time here and then they stain all of my other clothes…

  5. Anonymous says:

    >how many pairs of jeans should a fella own?
    It depends on what you want. I don’t think there’s a correct answer.

    >is one pair of raw selvedged denim enough?
    I only have selvedge denim; I can’t go back to the cheap department store jeans. But it doesn’t really matter. If you’re happy with non-selvedge jeans, that’s great. 99% of other people aren’t going to notice or care that you are wearing raw selvedge denim. Hell, most people don’t even know what selvedge denim is.

    >are there reasons to own two, three or four pairs?
    Just buy as many jeans as you want or can afford to. I try to limit myself to four, simply because if I don’t, I have a bad habit of overspending on jeans. I force myself to sell of a pair before I buy a new pair.

    >are pre-washed jean fades (anything other than authentic raw denim) tacky?
    No, they’re not. I think they look fine. I just genuinely like the process of fading a pair of raw jeans myself, which is why I only buy/wear raw selvedge denim

    >how many jeans do you own?
    At the moment, I have four. A pair of Pure Blue Japan, a pair of Tanuki/Oni collab, a pair of Brave Star White Oak denim, and a pair of Red Tornado. In my opinion, four is the sweet spot for me, because if I have anything more than that, there will be pairs of jeans that just never get worn.

  6. Anonymous says:

    >how many jeans do you own?
    Probably more than most people would deem necessary but I have
    1 slim fit in black
    1 tapered fit in black/grey wash
    3 straight fit, 1 grey, 1 light wash blue, 1 dark wash blue
    1 bootcut in light wash
    1 Cowboy Cut

  7. Anonymous says:

    Black, light stonewash, raw pair to set your own fades. Make sure they’re all high-waisted and either tapered or straight, don’t fall for meme cuts. You won’t need anything else.

  8. Anonymous says:

    I have two pairs of sashiko, two tan jeans, one white jeans, one gray jeans, three blue jeans, one black jeans. So 9 pairs of jeans, not counting beaters that have holes. I hope these jeans last me the next decade or more. I bought 6 pairs the last time I was in Japan. All straight or tapered

  9. Anonymous says:

    Depends on your other clothes/body type. As for my rotation.
    2 Slim Cowboy Cuts, one raw indigo for long term/low wash wear, and a light washed pair for warmer weather and lots of washing when they need it.
    1 pair of Levis STF raws. My fAdInG pair that I’m working on.
    2 pairs of H&M slims, one black and another a grayish indigo. Cheap and look good with sneakers.
    3 pairs of Rustler indigo jeans, two prewashed and one raw. Wear them for work since I trash jeans there with all the grease and grime and washing they go through. Might save the raws for fading when I get some nice ones on my Levis.

    • Anonymous says:

      >Kapital Century denim
      $600 jeans. Do you really?
      Also how do you store your jeans? I’ve always filed in half over a hanger.

  10. Anonymous says:

    I own 3 pairs of black jeans for work, 1 pair of black jeans for casual, and 2 pairs of different shades of blue jeans for casual.

  11. Anonymous says:

    I have 4, soon to be 5 pairs of raws.
    1 Dark Indigo
    1 Lighter Indigo (over 10 years old
    1 Black
    And then I got the JoJo x Naked and Famous jeans for no other reason than the Jolyne patch looked cool.
    When the Green Matcha is back in stock I will get that too

      • Anonymous says:

        I don’t even watch JoJo, I had to stop when Dio put the dog in the oven (I love animals) I just thought this looked cool as heck

          • Anonymous says:

            Me too. I ordered this a few days ago, I don’t give a heck I think it looks awesome. It better arrive soon.

          • Anonymous says:

            I’ve seen Eva and I wouldn’t even recognize that as an anime watch. It’s just a slightly busy but normal watch face. Anyway, that’s way better than it just being a picture of Dio or Naruto or something.

          • Anonymous says:

            I like the nausicaa one. The hands look like her glider wings and the crown is one of the ohmu eyes.

        • Anonymous says:

          The more you hate Dio, the better – that’s the purpose of his character. You should pick it up again and power through (or even skip the scene), it’s an incredible series.

          • Anonymous says:

            I pushed through the first part last night and today. Was pretty good. Going to start Battle Tendency tomorrow

  12. Anonymous says:

    i hate having so many jeans. i have 6 pairs currently in that fades-just-coming-in phase and i just started a new black pair.

    • Anonymous says:

      Does black fade in the same way and as easily as indigo? Why is it so much less common in the Jean world? I get that blue jeans are classic but black jeans are cool.

      • Anonymous says:

        > Why is it so much less common in the Jean world?
        tradie: black pants black boots is a little too tacticool security guard looking most of the time.
        deskjob guy: idk these guys just dont like black jeans because they never get good fades out of them.

        >Does black fade in the same way and as easily as indigo?
        >fade in the same way
        >as easily
        no, black denim takes a lot longer to fade out and you have to wear it hard to get high contrast. it tends to want to fade low contrast and less sharply. you have to wear the jeans very hard for a long time to get high contrast from a pair of black jeans, but it is possible picrel.
        black jeans can be lightened with bleach much more easily than indigo. i like to build up some contrast fades then bleach the whole jeans gray sometimes.

        video example of high contrast black fades: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-lOU00jrVw
        more typical low contrast black fades: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfQqKYDiSgE

        • Anonymous says:

          i think a lot of it is even if you have a pretty sedentary life: you will eventually get nice fades out of indigo jeans it might just be slow. black jeans really have to get beat to shit to start looking cool.

          https://i.imgur.com/INLJVd5.jpg

          also some black jeans don’t fade btw. the ones that do smell like eggs when they’re new and whenever they get wet.
          i’m making black jeans sound bad they take a lot of work and time to get going but they can look amazing especially if you are willing to sashiko/darn your jeans enough that they’re able to get that destroyed.
          if any anons want to dip their toes into black jeans you can get 1 wash sulfur dyed 15.25oz right hand twill jeans from wrangler in virtually the same cut as 13mwz that everyone here seems to like for $10 at wal*mart. "rustler coal black" only straight leg is sold in black right now & the new pairs don’t have a coin pocket and have 5 belt loops. you can get 7 belt loop coin pocket pairs for maybe 5bux more on ebay, and there’s a few more cuts like relaxed and boot you can find them in on there.
          somewhat slow faders because they are 1 wash but i promise they fade good.

          https://i.imgur.com/CzMasMF.jpg

          […]
          […]
          To add to these, black coloring is achieved with either sulfur dye or reactive dye. The latter is usually sold as non fade or stay black because of how imperceptibly slow it fades. The former gives that slow even fading anons are talking about but can look good if worn to shit (sulfur is also responsible for the egg smell of new black denim)

          If you’re willing to pay up there are black jeans out there that behave like indigo. Indigofera has a proprietary "gunpowder" black in which the dye is literally mixed with gunpowder which doesn’t bind as tightly to fabric so that it behaves closer to Indigo than sulfur. You can get some good fades out of it relatively quickly. And then ofc there’s iron heart with the SBG fabric (picrel) where the warp (outside layer) is sulfur dyed and the weft (inside layer) is reactive dyed so as the warp fades, the weft stays black, making for some gnarly fades

          Thanks anons this is helpful. I might have to snag a pair

      • Anonymous says:

        also some black jeans don’t fade btw. the ones that do smell like eggs when they’re new and whenever they get wet.
        i’m making black jeans sound bad they take a lot of work and time to get going but they can look amazing especially if you are willing to sashiko/darn your jeans enough that they’re able to get that destroyed.
        if any anons want to dip their toes into black jeans you can get 1 wash sulfur dyed 15.25oz right hand twill jeans from wrangler in virtually the same cut as 13mwz that everyone here seems to like for $10 at wal*mart. "rustler coal black" only straight leg is sold in black right now & the new pairs don’t have a coin pocket and have 5 belt loops. you can get 7 belt loop coin pocket pairs for maybe 5bux more on ebay, and there’s a few more cuts like relaxed and boot you can find them in on there.
        somewhat slow faders because they are 1 wash but i promise they fade good.

      • Anonymous says:

        https://i.imgur.com/oWgX9RE.jpg

        > Why is it so much less common in the Jean world?
        tradie: black pants black boots is a little too tacticool security guard looking most of the time.
        deskjob guy: idk these guys just dont like black jeans because they never get good fades out of them.

        >Does black fade in the same way and as easily as indigo?
        >fade in the same way
        >as easily
        no, black denim takes a lot longer to fade out and you have to wear it hard to get high contrast. it tends to want to fade low contrast and less sharply. you have to wear the jeans very hard for a long time to get high contrast from a pair of black jeans, but it is possible picrel.
        black jeans can be lightened with bleach much more easily than indigo. i like to build up some contrast fades then bleach the whole jeans gray sometimes.

        video example of high contrast black fades: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-lOU00jrVw
        more typical low contrast black fades: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfQqKYDiSgE

        https://i.imgur.com/INLJVd5.jpg

        also some black jeans don’t fade btw. the ones that do smell like eggs when they’re new and whenever they get wet.
        i’m making black jeans sound bad they take a lot of work and time to get going but they can look amazing especially if you are willing to sashiko/darn your jeans enough that they’re able to get that destroyed.
        if any anons want to dip their toes into black jeans you can get 1 wash sulfur dyed 15.25oz right hand twill jeans from wrangler in virtually the same cut as 13mwz that everyone here seems to like for $10 at wal*mart. "rustler coal black" only straight leg is sold in black right now & the new pairs don’t have a coin pocket and have 5 belt loops. you can get 7 belt loop coin pocket pairs for maybe 5bux more on ebay, and there’s a few more cuts like relaxed and boot you can find them in on there.
        somewhat slow faders because they are 1 wash but i promise they fade good.

        To add to these, black coloring is achieved with either sulfur dye or reactive dye. The latter is usually sold as non fade or stay black because of how imperceptibly slow it fades. The former gives that slow even fading anons are talking about but can look good if worn to shit (sulfur is also responsible for the egg smell of new black denim)

        If you’re willing to pay up there are black jeans out there that behave like indigo. Indigofera has a proprietary "gunpowder" black in which the dye is literally mixed with gunpowder which doesn’t bind as tightly to fabric so that it behaves closer to Indigo than sulfur. You can get some good fades out of it relatively quickly. And then ofc there’s iron heart with the SBG fabric (picrel) where the warp (outside layer) is sulfur dyed and the weft (inside layer) is reactive dyed so as the warp fades, the weft stays black, making for some gnarly fades

  13. Anonymous says:

    i think a lot of it is even if you have a pretty sedentary life: you will eventually get nice fades out of indigo jeans it might just be slow. black jeans really have to get beat to shit to start looking cool.

  14. Anonymous says:

    in 2018 I bought two pairs of jeans. I only wore one almost everyday for 6 years until I blew out the taint from walking so much. today I switched to my other pair and demoted the first to yard work pants.

    • Anonymous says:

      I saw these as well, they look beautiful. Id cop if I didn’t just buy a nice pair of studio d’artisans last month. I also don’t really like n&f’s fits, apart from the strong guy, which it doesn’t look like they made it in. too hecky, slim and distinctive, all round just too reddit

  15. Anonymous says:

    Anyone know anything about sewing? I think I tried stretching the pocket openings too aggressively and broke a stitch. How to repair? I’m not sending them back to Japan to be repaired. Will they continue to unravel?

    • Anonymous says:

      this

      It’s not a chain stitch, so it won’t keep unraveling.

      its no big deal i’m missing stitches around the front & back pockets on a lot of my jeans and they’ve been worn years without falling apart.
      i like how picrel guy repaired his, the pockets are probably fraying and destroyed underneath tho, your jeans don’t need any repair.

    • Anonymous says:

      stuff like this always feelsbadman and looks out of place when the jeans are new but adds character when they start breaking down. it puts hair on their chest.

  16. Anonymous says:

    I’ve never worn midrise jeans until recently. They’re hard to keep up. Am I just too used to low rise? Also it seems harder to bend down with mid rise even though perhaps their too big for me. Just wondering if there’s a pros cons to low vs mid vs high rise. Or is it really a style thing? However how can anyone tell since you’re wearing an untucked tee? I get why it could matter for women since they wear like shorter tops or whatever

    • Anonymous says:

      >I’ve never worn midrise jeans until recently. They’re hard to keep up. Am I just too used to low rise?
      you’re probably sizing for your hips like low rise jeans.
      >Also it seems harder to bend down with mid rise
      mid and high rise can be restrictive when bending over. mid and high rise also bugged the shit out of me when i had a hernia.
      >Just wondering if there’s a pros cons to low vs mid vs high rise. Or is it really a style thing?
      rule of thirds and leg length to torso length ratio determines which looks best on your body. other than that its just personal preference. low rise gets a bad rep because it looks like shit tucked and its easy for a bad fitting pair of low rise jeans to feel like ball crushers.
      >However how can anyone tell since you’re wearing an untucked tee?
      if your shirt is untucked and the rear rise is high enough that you can bend down without getting plumber’s crack then: they all look the same. wear whatever’s the most comfortable for you. low and high rise look exactly the same with an untucked shirt but drastically different with your shirt tucked.
      >I get why it could matter for women since they wear like shorter tops or whatever
      most guys who aren’t west/south african would look better with their shirt a little cropped especially anyone with a longer torso like nordics etc.

    • Anonymous says:

      higher rise jeans definitely need to be sized right to really fit correctly. I remember buying wranglers years ago, and I wouldn’t take that into consideration, and got my usual size in lower rise jeans. they ended up being both uncomfortably tight and wanting to slide down whenever i moved around. after trying them again and sizing up to fit higher around my midsection, they don’t have as much issue with it.

    • Anonymous says:

      >I’ve never worn midrise jeans until recently. They’re hard to keep up. Am I just too used to low rise?
      you’re probably sizing for your hips like low rise jeans.
      >Also it seems harder to bend down with mid rise
      mid and high rise can be restrictive when bending over. mid and high rise also bugged the shit out of me when i had a hernia.
      >Just wondering if there’s a pros cons to low vs mid vs high rise. Or is it really a style thing?
      rule of thirds and leg length to torso length ratio determines which looks best on your body. other than that its just personal preference. low rise gets a bad rep because it looks like shit tucked and its easy for a bad fitting pair of low rise jeans to feel like ball crushers.
      >However how can anyone tell since you’re wearing an untucked tee?
      if your shirt is untucked and the rear rise is high enough that you can bend down without getting plumber’s crack then: they all look the same. wear whatever’s the most comfortable for you. low and high rise look exactly the same with an untucked shirt but drastically different with your shirt tucked.
      >I get why it could matter for women since they wear like shorter tops or whatever
      most guys who aren’t west/south african would look better with their shirt a little cropped especially anyone with a longer torso like nordics etc.

      higher rise jeans definitely need to be sized right to really fit correctly. I remember buying wranglers years ago, and I wouldn’t take that into consideration, and got my usual size in lower rise jeans. they ended up being both uncomfortably tight and wanting to slide down whenever i moved around. after trying them again and sizing up to fit higher around my midsection, they don’t have as much issue with it.

      My personal experienci with 13mwz’s is actually the opposite. Tgey felt a bit tight at first but stretched just tge right ammount in about an hour. While the box is somewhat tight, it’s not restrictive at all and the hip mobility is insane. Definitively my most comfy non-stretch jeans.

      Two indigo. One newer, one well worn beater. One pair in black preferably the type that fades to gray. One pair in an earth tone, dark brown or olive green, dealers choice. Stick to 100% cotton denim. Raw selvedge if you can afford it. Lee (101 line), Iron Heart, Nake and Famous, and Wrangler are brands you can trust to make jeans that aren’t disposable trash. Avoid Levi’s unless you can find vintage pairs at a reasonable price.

      I would say I’ve had a positive experience with the premium line with levis. Durable and just a bit more expensive than the main line. Same for made & crafted, even though neither come in selvedge exclusively, some models do but not all.
      I also like the vintage clothing line, but at a 275 full retail they’re way overpriced for what they are.
      I’m very fond of my raw selvedge brave stars, you can get them for 120-130 which is pretty cheap for raw selvedge and you get a lot of bang for your buck in quality. They fade quite nicely too.

      • Anonymous says:

        if you like lvc try tcb its made by a guy who used to sew jeans for lvc who saved up to start his own brand and do it better, cheaper.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Two indigo. One newer, one well worn beater. One pair in black preferably the type that fades to gray. One pair in an earth tone, dark brown or olive green, dealers choice. Stick to 100% cotton denim. Raw selvedge if you can afford it. Lee (101 line), Iron Heart, Nake and Famous, and Wrangler are brands you can trust to make jeans that aren’t disposable trash. Avoid Levi’s unless you can find vintage pairs at a reasonable price.

  18. Anonymous says:

    I call bullshit on selvedge being a sign of quality. Jeans only have it on the outer inseam but no the inner why not have it on both?

    Even cheapass Uniqlos have that “selvedge” line

    • Anonymous says:

      Because the bolt is wider than your leg. Technically you could do one line on the right and one on the left though.

    • Anonymous says:

      Because you need to cut the jeans in order to give it a proper shape and size. The outer seam is the only place where you can have a straight edge, so it gets the selvedge ends of the sheet of fabric, while the inseam gets the inner portion.

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    • Anonymous says:

      uniqlo’s denim like is actually really good i’ve paid over $200 for worse jeans. their non stretch denim are very slow faders, but have a great leg taper ratio that i think looks good on almost anyone.

    • Anonymous says:

      Maybe not the best at that price range but I really like the uniqlo slim fit selvedge. They’re about 50 bucks and fit really well.

      if you like lvc try tcb its made by a guy who used to sew jeans for lvc who saved up to start his own brand and do it better, cheaper.

      Thanks for the info, that brand sort of flew under my radar, will check it out.

  19. Anonymous says:

    Anyone have recommendations for a good lightweight chambray shirt? Western pockets, snaps and <10oz preferred.

    Right now I’m looking at picrel from Ciano Farmer. I like the yokes and 7oz weight but I’m torn on the open pockets and on spending IH money for something that isn’t folded 10000 times by nipponese artisans

    • Anonymous says:

      Wrangler

      Wrangler

      Ended up reaching out to Ciano Farmer and they could do sawtooth pockets for no extra charge so I put my order in and should be getting it in a few weeks

      There was a 6.5oz shirt from TCB that I almost went with instead but it was sold out in everything but size 34

  20. Anonymous says:

    one pair from each of the big 3:
    1 vintage levis (light wash)
    1 vintage wrangler (black)
    1 vintage lee (medium wash)

  21. Anonymous says:

    For me:
    1: one dark indigo. Preferably raw,doesn’t have to be
    2: one medium grey. If you don’t have a black pair, change this to charcoal
    3: one ecru/cream
    4: One jet black pair, optional. This is the trickiest one IMHO because once they fade they turn greyish so what’s the point?

    If you’re not a big jeans fan, one pair of raw denim is literally all you need. If you wear jeans often, you can do whatever you need to with the first three pair.

  22. Anonymous says:

    I’m 5’7, will I look like a stupid in 36 inseam samurai jeans? They don’t seem to make a 32/31 inseam…. or the shops that sell samurai here only stock 36.

      • Anonymous says:

        I’m learning…. Not experienced at all in raw/selvedge denim, I haven’t worn a single pair of jeans for about 5 years. Is something like S3000VXII Relaxed Straight 17oz Bushido Selvedge Jeans too much denim for a beginner like me or a valuable purchase?

        • Anonymous says:

          dude its pants don’t worry too much; take them to a tailor and get them hemmed then wear the shit out of them. Wash them in the tub with some Dr Bronners or take them to the dry cleaners every few weeks. Its a good investment, I have a 10 year old pair of N&F and those are basic 12oz pants, a 17oz pair is going to be fine don’t get all autistic about it like 95% of the board

        • Anonymous says:

          sounds sick 17-19oz is my favorite.

          How large are the thighs considered to be on STF 501? I got a pair that "fits" me well. But its too tight on the thighs for manual labor. Basically asking for manual labor raws suggestions and also the thigh size of 501 so I can figure out where to go from here in general.

          levi’s doesn’t provide a size chart and changes the 501 cut constantly. the thighs on it are a pretty standard straight cut. if they’re too tight in the thigh you want a relaxed/loose cut.
          – all ww2 and pre ww2 repro jeans are going to have big ass thighs and a roomy cut meant for working in. i like evisu japan lot 2001, fullcount 0105*, tcb 40s*, momotaro 0905*, japan blue 421/521, oni 200 & samurai s300vx and all their ww2 jeans… most brands have a wide leg but check the measurements some of the millenial-reddit-type oriented brands’ definition of wide cut isn’t actually wide.
          – many of the ww2 repro jeans use cotton thread for historical reasons and so they age the same way as old jeans did. that means stuff like popping threads and pockets falling off. look for a brand that uses polyester thread if you don’t like to repair (bonus: they’re usually cheaper)
          – "relaxed tapered" cuts will fit you and be fine to work in as well. they might give you top-heavy proportions if you’re a bigger guy (fit or fat) but it can be good for jobs where you don’t want loose fabric near your ankles.
          – some measurement charts are the full circumference of the thigh/knee/leg opening some are measured across. half/double the values when necessary.
          – budget and budget-ish raw options: nudies tough tony**, n&f strong guy, red tornado 55501, wrangler 31mwz, bronson and sage have a wide cut too.

          * uses cotton thread
          ** nudies does free lifetime repairs no questions asked https://www.nudiejeans.com/info/free-repairs

          • Anonymous says:

            saving this thank you. I will mention I looked at the nudie free repair and you cannot ship them. Just letting you know if you didn’t. Im not remotely near any of their stores unfortunately, but its still cool they do that. Thanks

    • Anonymous says:

      How do samurai jeans compare to iron hearts? I’m gonna pick a pair up in Japan but have no experience with either.

      • Anonymous says:

        picture a spectrum ranging from brands like oni, pbj, n&f on the left side of it pushing the limits on interesting cool fabrics and then iron heart on the far right side of the spectrum with the goal of just making a damn good pair of jeans no more no less.
        let’s pretend repro brands don’t exist or are their own z axis for the sake of this exercise.
        samurai is half way towards the meme fabrics side. some of the best aging jeans, vcool fabrics, not as durable as ih.

        • Anonymous says:

          I’d say Iron Heart is dead center on the spectrum, using non-meme materials to make non-meme jeans in modern fits. Far right would be repros making autistic jeans, and the far left would be N&F meme jeans.

  23. Anonymous says:

    How large are the thighs considered to be on STF 501? I got a pair that "fits" me well. But its too tight on the thighs for manual labor. Basically asking for manual labor raws suggestions and also the thigh size of 501 so I can figure out where to go from here in general.

  24. Anonymous says:

    personally i find strike gold to be the most comparable to iron heart but also not… the fit and fabrics on their non repro line are really similar but strike gold uses cotton thread & is notorious for pockets falling off in under a year for that authentic pre ww2 aging experience. ih use that nylon core thread and are built like a tank.

  25. Anonymous says:

    >How many jeana do you own?
    Way too many. My lower body changes a lot depending on what my training looks like. More strength oriented and my legs get smaller. More cardio- erging, sprinting, or even tempo runs- and they get bigger. So I have pairs for every stage so that I’m never stuck in bad looking pants. Or sometimes I want to give a pair a raw hem but also have a normal version for versatility or as a backup. So I grab 2 and modify one, putting the other one away for later. Other times I’ll spot a great deal on a pair and cop them for future use. My core rotation right now is:
    >Indigofera Kirk in black (raw hemmed)
    >Sugar Cane 1947
    >Iron Heart 888 OD

    I mostly wear the IH right now but will likely switch over to primarily wearing the other two as spring turns into summer and the heat index climbs into the 100s

    • Anonymous says:

      lmbo same i have jeans ranging from 27" to 34" measured and at certain points in time they’ve all been worn beltless

      • Anonymous says:

        I still have some size 27 April 77s and APCs from my twink days. Now it’s +/- size 33 and I just accept that I’ll wear a belt with everything

  26. Anonymous says:

    oh also idk why i didn’t recommend you the cheapest and most ubiquitous work jeans option: rustler relaxed fit. i don’t think the relaxed fit comes in raw but it does come in black and indigo 1 wash. you might have to go online to get the non prewash ones, amazon has them.
    they’re like 10 to 20 bucks depending on where you get them. cut’s pretty much the same as wrangler 31mwz. same fabric weight. probably the most popular work jeans in america due to the price and availability, and being a bit heavier weight than anything else you’ll find at a brick and mortar store.

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