122 thoughts on “Who makes the best fitting straight leg jean?

    • Anonymous says:

      https://i.imgur.com/wjnNMzK.jpeg

      Who makes the best fitting straight leg jean?

      China can actually be quite good. I have a pair of Red tornados for around 80 eur and they are actually really well made, very clean stiching and a good straight cut, denim is also of solid quality. They don’t have the jap/american pedigree but for the price they are really solid.

    • Anonymous says:

      i have a pair of the new standards (bought for maybe 50 dollars used). i do like them a lot, but the fit feels a little dated because of the low rise. It would be a better fit if the rise was an inch or so higher. I don’t know if they’ve changed the fit at all over the years to keep up with changing standards. This was the "new" standard over a decade ago. Also the button holes on the fly are coming apart, which seems like a weird thing to fail on a pair of jeans that retails for over 200.

      Just ordered a pair of their "jean standard" which has a higher rise. Found a pair for 52. will see how they fit.

      • Anonymous says:

        just got in the apc "jean standard" and can confirm it’s a very good fit. very similar to the new standard only it has a higher rise, which is exactly what i was looking for. would recommend if you can find them for <$100. I recommend apc in general not because they’re the highest quality vintage repro denim head jeans, but because the company is well established and has been producing consistent styles for decades so it’s pretty easy to find them on the second hand market for less than $100. Wouldn’t buy them at the full retail price obviously

    • Anonymous says:

      Wrangler. For me, nothing else even comes close.

      you guys realize that the wrangler cowboy cut is actually a boot cut right? it’s not really totally straight.

        • Anonymous says:

          in which hecking universe? do you even own a pair? they have an obvious flare that you can see once you put te

          • Anonymous says:

            In the one where I own 3 pair and they have a smaller leg opening than my 501 STFs or Sugar Canes (coincidentally my 13mwz have the same size leg opening as my iron heart 888 which are… a tapered cut). It’s also the same universe where Wrangler’s own website lists them as tapered while there’s a whole separate boot cut series (945/946/947) that has a wider leg opening

          • Anonymous says:

            >In the one where I own 3 pair and they have a smaller leg opening than my 501 STFs or Sugar Canes
            consider the following: their thigh is smaller than either of those and it tapers out below the knee.
            >also the same universe where Wrangler’s own website lists them as tapered
            at the thigh maybe, but definitely not at the hem. they so obviously flare out when you’re actually wearing them, it’s not a bell bottom but it definitely flares.

          • Anonymous says:

            Except it literally doesn’t ‘taper’ out. It tapers to a smaller leg opening from the knee. Here’s an old fit pic. 13MWZ in 32×32

            Please show me where they flare out

          • Anonymous says:

            your pair are clearly too long for you and therefore are a terrible representation of how they actually sit below the knee. post a pic where they actually drape cleanly instead of scrunching up.

          • Anonymous says:

            You realize that stacking creates more flare, not less right? Or am I arguing with a 50iq stupid?

          • Anonymous says:

            it makes them look like a car crash on your legs and also makes you look like you don’t know how to buy pants that are hemmed right, or cuff your pants for that matter (which shouldn’t be an issue since according to you these are apparently tapered and not bootcut)

          • Anonymous says:

            Holy cope. Just admit you’re wrong and call it a day bro
            >or cuff your pants for that matter (which shouldn’t be an issue since according to you these are apparently tapered and not bootcut
            I wear these with cowboy boots most of the time. Cuffs+cowboy boots only works if you’re going for a 40s or 50s western look. Otherwise stacks are the way to go. And if I did cuff them they’d look even more tapered than they are now

          • Anonymous says:

            Hell, I’ll do you one better. I just got home so here’s a quick pic of the 13mwz in question. Thigh, knee (~12" down the leg) and hem. Notice anything about the numbers? Like that they get smaller?

          • Anonymous says:

            And one more. Hem over the knee.

            i wear my cowboy cuts with chelsea boots all the time and they’re so obviously bootcut it’s not funny. my 501s get caught on the pull tab all the time where i never have this issue with the cowboy cuts. either you bought the wrong thing just like how you bought the wrong length or we got a very different jean from the same brand.
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            i noticed how the last image is cut off without clearly showing where the tape measure ends, yeah.

            Sounds like you have b***h legs and can’t fill out your jeans. Sad. Maybe you should buy pants that fit?

          • Anonymous says:

            lol what? my 501s are literally skintight over my thighs lol, what the heck are you talking about? you’re the one who buys jeans that are too long for your legs rofl

            Why are you still humoring this low effort troll?

            probably because i’m right and bro has some whack ass jeans that don’t even fit him properly.

          • Anonymous says:

            here’s my cowboy cuts next to my LVC 1947 501s. if cowboy cuts count as tapered then i guess so do 501s, invalidating half the recommendations in this thread.

          • Anonymous says:

            literally every resource online including multiple people in this thread consider them straight cut. either you have some sort of undiagnosed jean autism and to you straight cut means you can use the inseam as a straightedge, or apparently the entire world including levis themselves have been advertising the 501s wrong.

          • Anonymous says:

            i wear my cowboy cuts with chelsea boots all the time and they’re so obviously bootcut it’s not funny. my 501s get caught on the pull tab all the time where i never have this issue with the cowboy cuts. either you bought the wrong thing just like how you bought the wrong length or we got a very different jean from the same brand.

            https://i.imgur.com/i8S110k.jpeg

            Hell, I’ll do you one better. I just got home so here’s a quick pic of the 13mwz in question. Thigh, knee (~12" down the leg) and hem. Notice anything about the numbers? Like that they get smaller?

            i noticed how the last image is cut off without clearly showing where the tape measure ends, yeah.

          • Anonymous says:

            >Anon learns that 501s are tapered

            also lol, speaking of advertising, wrangler lists the 13MWZ as bootcut on their website, as well as filing them under tapered, original, western, and cowboy cut. apparently these jeans are somehow all of the above. who knew?

    • Anonymous says:

      In the one where I own 3 pair and they have a smaller leg opening than my 501 STFs or Sugar Canes (coincidentally my 13mwz have the same size leg opening as my iron heart 888 which are… a tapered cut). It’s also the same universe where Wrangler’s own website lists them as tapered while there’s a whole separate boot cut series (945/946/947) that has a wider leg opening

      https://i.imgur.com/pB5L3oO.jpeg

      Except it literally doesn’t ‘taper’ out. It tapers to a smaller leg opening from the knee. Here’s an old fit pic. 13MWZ in 32×32

      Please show me where they flare out

      https://i.imgur.com/i8S110k.jpeg

      Hell, I’ll do you one better. I just got home so here’s a quick pic of the 13mwz in question. Thigh, knee (~12" down the leg) and hem. Notice anything about the numbers? Like that they get smaller?

      Are 11MWZs any good?

      • Anonymous says:

        Redpill me on Wrangler 13mwz, how does it fit compared to 501?

        wrangler never hecked with the 13mwz fit over the years and 501 fit gets tweaked every few years. so 13mwz you are basically getting the same kind of vintage fit/cut as you would from a pair of lvcs. and you get a kind of cool broken twill fabric. and they’re 2oz heavier than 501s. for 30 bucks. they’re based as hell. if you don’t care about the fact they’re not selvedge they heck hard.
        wrangler made the leather patch plastic a few years ago and its big cringe but you can just take it off like i do. you’ll never tell it was there after 1 wash.
        >how does it fit compared to
        leg fit, taper ratio etc is very similar.
        501 upper block is mid rise + more designed to fit average el americano body. 13mwz upper block is high rise + cut for 1950s chad body type.

      • Anonymous says:

        11mw is the vintage jean that eventually became 13mwz.
        if you’re looking at reproduction 11mw’s they’re gonna be really similar save for some details and such.
        https://long-john.nl/original-wrangler-11mw-proto-type-jeans-from-1947/
        https://www.heddels.com/2012/10/a-brief-history-of-wrangler-jeans/
        a big part of why 13mwz are so good is how close they are to the original 11mw prototypes and the earliest runs of 13mwz.

  1. Anonymous says:

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    NTA but the 1955 is perpetually out. The 634 is always in stock and looks fairly comparable to the 711 just going off of size charts

  2. Anonymous says:

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    >tvb or lvc
    aint nobodty talking about that bullshit i am talking about real vintage made in the usa 501’s that hug your ass and make you look like a man. you are 6ft+ and fit right anon+?

  3. Anonymous says:

    >Who makes the best fitting straight leg jean?
    this depends on your body type, but in general, many people I know in real life and in forums with different body shapes were happy with Levis 501 ’93, the skinnier people particularly with Levis 502

  4. Anonymous says:

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    >cheaper
    no? 501’s at any decent thrift are $40-60 the nerd shit your talking about is $300+. raw denim is hecking gay, sufu self edge blue in green havent been cool in 15 years. actually BiG has trans pretty well into carrying chill brands but gtfo with that muh raw denim

    • Anonymous says:

      most thrift stores have only a small chance of having real vintage levis, let alone in the right size. and why would they cost that much at a thrift? and tcb is very inexpensive. you have no idea what you’re talking about.

      • Anonymous says:

        >not having a currated vintage store(s) in your city
        fly over states shoudl not be allowed to have the internet. no shit tcb is expensive, thats why it sucks stupid. spend money on real clothes, buy vintage 501. you sound 5’5 and doughy

  5. Anonymous says:

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    well the taper below the knee between 501 and 13MWZ is identical, which means they are straight cut and not tapered. case closed

  6. Anonymous says:

    calvin klein standards straight fit
    selvedge, good weight thats heavier than levis
    i have a black and blue pair and theyre really comfortable, also usually on sale and they feel like they will last forever, no taper either

    • Anonymous says:

      >Gender inclusive design with minimal, essential styling
      The last time I tried gender inclusive sizing bullshit it was 2-3 sizes smaller than normal men’s sizing. Idk why they feel the need to complicate hecking clothing size of all things which is already incredibly inconsistent on its own

    • Anonymous says:

      its crazy that i don’t even think of calvin klein when it comes to jeans, which is weird because that was their thing back in the day. i don’t recall ever even trying on a pair of ck jeans or seeing a pair that I liked, let alone a selvedge pair from them. Where do you usually buy them?

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      Best "mall brand" jean? I’d say Club Monaco (although it’s rare to see them in a mall), sometimes j crew has decent jeans, but they’re super inconsistent, i never felt like they really nailed the jeans game even though they ought to have it in the bag by now. Nordstrom caries apc sometimes and nudie n&f, but i haven’t shopped there in ages. Have heard good things about Abercrombie jeans recently

      Orslow is great but only for manlets

      could only find one pair on poshmark and it was a 30 but the waist measurement was like 13" and the rise was like 8 >:o

      why do hicks tuck their tshirts?

      more conservative culture so it defers to more traditional practices. it also seems more professional, even if it’s just a t shirt. also shows off the pants and belt more. i hang out around a lot of hicks, but i don’t do the full tuck.

  7. Anonymous says:

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    Ah, I didn’t consider paying someone to custom make them for myself. I was thinking ‘oh, I don’t want to sew jeans myself.’
    I also have a good but not great tailor. So I would need to locate one.

  8. Anonymous says:

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    I usually wear high rise straight fit with a 33.5 to 34” waist. The Warehouse lot 800xx has weird sizing on the standard and strange website. Seems like I would need a size 36?

    • Anonymous says:

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      Can confirm, it’s truly lousy. 34" inseam and the thigh taper lands entirely above the knee, no good for moving.

    • Anonymous says:

      Check their forum thread for whatever pair you’re looking for. They’ll post restock announcements there. Or you can check third party stocklists since the price will be identical

  9. Anonymous says:

    Anything like Wrangler 13MWZ with a really high rise that are avialable in Yurop or UK? 13MWZ are budget jeans but sold at a premium price here now.

    The fit and 12" rise are comfy as heck.

    • Anonymous says:

      what an ugly Neanderthal looking whitoid gay

      you give browncel cucks a single (you) and they’ll respond 100% of the tone

        • Anonymous says:

          to be fair: it took two world wars to bleed the masculinity out of white men down to the level of other races

          • Anonymous says:

            not enough of them were killed tbh, should have been more war or war should have been extended

          • Anonymous says:

            i used to give the hebrew israelite guys in seattle a big ol’ thumbs up every time i walked by. youtube gutted their channel after they beat up and chased a hebrew guy down the street then posted a video of it but they still give sermons on 5th and pine every saturday. i noticed they expanded their message from ‘blacks are the real israelites’ to ‘black latinos and pacific islanders are the real israelites’ because they were having a hard time with recruitment. their new preacher is a boring mexican guy.

          • Anonymous says:

            I live in Seattle and see those guys too. I always knew they were stupids, but when I saw one of them smoking meth or fent out of an empty foil potato chip bag while the guy next to him was giving a "sermon" I lost what little interest I had in them. They’re clearly just drug addicts grifters.

          • Anonymous says:

            >not enough of them were killed
            i mean yeah white men are still by far and wide the most masculine race even despite so much gene pool selection against it last century. countries like sweden spent a century sterilizing aggressive men and guys who worked out too hard at the gym. explains a lot about their current state today.

          • Anonymous says:

            heck this is embarrassing to watch and i’m not even white. i hope it’s scripted or something

  10. Anonymous says:

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    Yeah, seems sensible really. Do you know of any that are straight or slightly tapered that have a high rise? Looked at hebtroco and they might be high, but don’t say (would need to contact). Some others around too, Dawson maybe.

    • Anonymous says:

      It’s very individual, you’ll only know by trying them on.
      I’ve always found Hollister (which I’m pretty sure are Abercrombie & Fitch under the hood) and H&M to be good and Levis to be absolute dogshit. The fit is always bad and the build quality is awful

      Diesel and All Saints are also pretty good too

  11. Anonymous says:

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    thanks for the advice. didn’t know kaihara had a factory in taiwan. the biggest problem with these brands, like uniqlo is when they do stretch selvedge. stretch selvedge is seppuku mode imo. i did have a few pairs of uniqlo selvedge back in the day, but they didn’t stick around in my closet. not even sure where they went, but didn’t like them enough to keep them around. think they were too slim on me or something.

    Just get some Levi’s 505’s and spare yourself the headache.

    my standards are too high at this point to wear most levis. only have one pair and it’s lvc 501. it’s about one size too big so i mostly just wear them as work wear.

    […]

    […]
    Yeah, seems sensible really. Do you know of any that are straight or slightly tapered that have a high rise? Looked at hebtroco and they might be high, but don’t say (would need to contact). Some others around too, Dawson maybe.

    i’ve heard that the quality of levis jeans in europe are generally better than those in the US so maybe just check those out

  12. Anonymous says:

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    are you blind you whitoid seething cuck? this is my first post on /fashion/ after 6-7 months but keep seething

  13. Anonymous says:

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    +1 for resolute. I love my 710s.

    Although they’re more of a slim fit straight jean, than a true straight fit. For straight you’d want the 714.

    I’m not a fan of low rise so I can’t recommend the 711.

    I found the waist size to be a little small though. I initially bought a 34” waist (normally a 33” in most other jeans and pants).

    It was extremely tight, even after wearing for a few days. I ended up swapping them for a 36” waist (they don’t do a 35”). They fit a lot better, perhaps a little too big, especially after stretching out. Fine with a belt though.

    I might end up getting them taken in a bit.

    Pic rel, my 710s one wash.

          • Anonymous says:

            not that anon
            probably just hemmed his jeans for shoes/sneakers and cuffs for boots.
            i think its very ill advised to hem your jeans to un-cuff length especially un-cuff + boots length. your jeans will become too short when you start washing them. it sucks when raws become high waters. and its kind of hard to predict inseam shrinkage because it varies so wildly from about 4-10% from fabric to fabric with seemingly no way to guess.
            now days heres what i do:
            – hem to shoe/sneaker length plus a small single cuff worth extra
            – wear the jeans with the extra length for the first year or so until they get washed
            – do the first wash on cold and air dry
            – if more shrinkage is desired bump the water temp up
            – if even more is desired tumble dry on medium or high
            – when perfect length is achieved put a mark on the pocket bag to signify they should be washed cold only from now on
            perfectly dialed in inseam length, long term, every time. never high water raws again.

            it seems spergy but see how big the cuff is on the wranglers in my pic here?
            that cuff & a bit more length is completely gone after 2 washes on "eco low"
            & wranglers aren’t even known for vertical shrinkage

          • Anonymous says:

            https://i.imgur.com/0exczV2.jpeg

            not that anon
            probably just hemmed his jeans for shoes/sneakers and cuffs for boots.
            i think its very ill advised to hem your jeans to un-cuff length especially un-cuff + boots length. your jeans will become too short when you start washing them. it sucks when raws become high waters. and its kind of hard to predict inseam shrinkage because it varies so wildly from about 4-10% from fabric to fabric with seemingly no way to guess.
            now days heres what i do:
            – hem to shoe/sneaker length plus a small single cuff worth extra
            – wear the jeans with the extra length for the first year or so until they get washed
            – do the first wash on cold and air dry
            – if more shrinkage is desired bump the water temp up
            – if even more is desired tumble dry on medium or high
            – when perfect length is achieved put a mark on the pocket bag to signify they should be washed cold only from now on
            perfectly dialed in inseam length, long term, every time. never high water raws again.

            it seems spergy but see how big the cuff is on the wranglers in my pic here?
            that cuff & a bit more length is completely gone after 2 washes on "eco low"
            & wranglers aren’t even known for vertical shrinkage

            I cuff my jeans with boots and wear them uncuffed with sneakers.

            No need to hem as Resolute come in a variety of lengths. These are a 36”.

  14. Anonymous says:

    the pic is a bad example of how much extra length i normally recommend btw. about half that if not less.

  15. Anonymous says:

    both of these jeans had the same inseam, measured and tag size, when brand new.
    right pair is cuffed to roughly the same length as left pair. left pair was dad washed abt 20 times on cold only and air dried. jeans shrink a lot.

    • Anonymous says:

      I always get a couple more inches than I need for length because I like to cuff + shrinking over time. Plus, you can always hem, but you can’t add length.

  16. Anonymous says:

    who the heck makes decent slim / straight high rise jeans for lanklets (6 foot, 28 waist) with no branding? Been tailoring slim cowboy cuts for going on 4 years but tired of the plastic patch and shiny copper rivets.

    • Anonymous says:

      left field, 3sixteen have pretty high rises on their slim straights
      you fine with a bit of taper like your wranglers have? imperial x self edge slim taper is like 13" rise.

  17. Anonymous says:

    No one talks about them here, but I have a pair of AG kace 28 jeans that fit me perfectly and feel incredible. $200 for non-selvedge non-designer denim is kinda hecked but it was worth it. All of their kace 28s online either seem to include some stretch or have an ugly wash. I got some 100% cotton ones at Nordstrom that are minimally washed.

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