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11-11-2005
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Black overdyed New Standard
Has anyone seen or tryed on the black overdyed New Standard APC jeans? If so, what's the color like? How thick and evenly applied is the dye? How black is it? And, is the sizing the same as the vintage new standard?

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12-11-2005
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I just bought the overdyed black when i was in tokyo, my first pair of APCs. i think they are pretty evenly dyed. compared to julian reds the fabric feels thinner and they are one wash, so they arent stiff. I would say that they are very black, but you might be able to sense a tinge of blue in it. Or maybe thats just me. I hope that helps. fittingwise i bought the same size as my julian reds.

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12-11-2005
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hey magicclean, helps a lot, thanks.
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I just bought the overdyed black when i was in tokyo, my first pair of APCs. i think they are pretty evenly dyed. compared to julian reds the fabric feels thinner and they are one wash, so they arent stiff. I would say that they are very black, but you might be able to sense a tinge of blue in it. Or maybe thats just me. I hope that helps. fittingwise i bought the same size as my julian reds.

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03-02-2006
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I'd like to reach out to all the ladies (and maybe gentlemen) out there who know about/have a pair of the (women's) Vintage New Standards. What's the leg like? Is it slim and straight, slim and straight and tapered? What's the rise? I'm usually a 25/26 with most denim, should I go down a couple of sizes and recommended? Does anyone have a picture of anyone wearing a pair? I'd greatly appreciate it!

I think Holly Harnsongkram rocks these jeans in the picture here (from nymetro.com). But with her coat and the boots, I can't really tell how the jeans really look.
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19-02-2006
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I'd like to reach out to all the ladies (and maybe gentlemen) out there who know about/have a pair of the (women's) Vintage New Standards. What's the leg like? Is it slim and straight, slim and straight and tapered? What's the rise? I'm usually a 25/26 with most denim, should I go down a couple of sizes and recommended? Does anyone have a picture of anyone wearing a pair? I'd greatly appreciate it!

I think Holly Harnsongkram rocks these jeans in the picture here (from nymetro.com). But with her coat and the boots, I can't really tell how the jeans really look.
Slim, straight and a slight taper. It's not extra slim and the taper isn't dramatic which makes it a more versatile (and classic) jean that say the cure model which is more akin to the present ultra-tight rocker fit. This comment applies to both men's and women's NS as there is no difference between them (NS is called "unisexe" in french as in "unisex" so it's supposed to be one model for men and women, women getting the smaller waist sizes...). Now that being said APC has been known to very slightly tweak their unisex models when they reach smaller (ie women) sizes to adapt to the female anatomy (less crotch space and lower rise). This might be the case but I don't remember for sure.

As for the sizing I'd really try a bunch of different sizes,23-24-25 and 26 being the most likely possibilities.

A final word of caution: if you go with vintage NS, make sure the fading beind the knees is actually beind YOUR knees, otherwise just get some raw ones and break them in yourself. I hate badly placed fading on a lady, or a men for that matter.

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28-02-2006
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Thanks, Fuuma! That helps me a lot. And extra thanks for the advice on the fading behind the knees. I would not have looked out for that. Karma for ya.

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28-02-2006
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does anyone know of any celebrities/personalities who swear by apc jeans??

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13-03-2006
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Supposedly everytime you see a pic of Hedi in jeans, they are APC New Standards, as he has said in interviews those are his fave jeans and he modeled DH jeans after them.


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Sofia Coppola swears by APC jeans. When she had her store, Heaven 27, she sold them.

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29-03-2006
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I have the Hipster jeans. Very low rise with quite slim legs.

I normally wear a size 30 or 31 in other jeans and I got a size 29 for this. They were just a little snug when I bought them but after wearing them almost everyday for a week, the hips stretched a lot. So, to those prospective buyers out there, I'd recommend buying 3 sizes down. It should feel very tight at start but they will stretch to a more comfortable level with time.

Regarding the hygiene issue (if you're not planning on washing them for a few months), just make sure that you snap them hard before and after wearing, then hang them in a well ventilated area. You can also hang them outside where there's enough sunlight.

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29-03-2006
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^^ Do you have the indigo or faded black wash? I have a friend with a new pair of faded black Hipsters and they are quite soft to the touch - leading me to think that they shouldn't stretch much. I'm considering purchasing a pair of the Narrow/Cure jeans in washed black and am thinking how much I should size down.

My experience has been similar - I've been wearing the the raw indigo New Standards for about two months now. I usually wear 29/30 in jeans and bought a 27. They were so tough and rigid (almost uncomfortable) at the beginning, but now they've stretched and moulded to my body, and are just starting to show signs of wear. I'm really beginning to feel like they are mine. I love them even more than my Diors now!

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29-03-2006
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@ Avantster, I have the unwashed (raw) Hipsters. If you're planning on getting the washed models, I would suggest getting the ones that fit you well (not very tight).

I'm not familiar with the sizing for the washed models, hence, I'm not sure if a size 30 for the raw ones have the same exact dimensions compared to the size 30 washed ones. Does anybody know this?

My Hipsters are almost 9 months old now. So far, they've had only one wash (accidental) and one dry clean. They're really soft now, I should say. By the way, steer clear of wearing white or light colored shoes with a rough surface. Even up to this point, my jeans still bleed!

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Just a side note, I entered my name and address in the APC website's mailing list, and they sent me this cool catalogue! I have to say, it's pretty refreshing once in a while to browse a cataloge rather than going online.

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I tried some APC's about a week ago because I was trying to find some good raw denim. Tried on the cure and the new standard, however the cure wasnt raw, they were washed. I liked the cure fit much better, the rise on the new standard was rediculous for me (I'm about 5'8") and it was just too much....also the smallest size they had was a 29 with was just too big, I usually wear a 30.

So at the store they had a few other options for raw's and I ended up with Rag&bones, size 28 waist. They've stretched considerably after wearing them everyday and arent quite as stiff anymore... I wish they were a little stiffer still and had a longer inseam, but I'm overall very pleased with them... they rock. They also have little buttons on the waistband for braces ;D
Only downside to these is that they were twice as much as the APC's. Came out to $280 with tax. I'm going to try and post pics in secret shopaholics soon if anyone cares to see them.

I do still plan on getting some APC's though, one of the lower-rised fits, I really liked them and wish they had a pair that fit me where I was, I guess I'll order some off their website.

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30-03-2006
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Oh, and the Rag and Bones are japanese denim, made in the USA... in case anyone wanted to know

where are the APC's made?

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Steam: thanks for the info, I suspected as much. I think I'll just have to try them on in person rather than order them online. Haha, yeah my white canvas lo tops are getting a blue tinge, but I can live with that

^^ I'll be looking out for your pictures trueblue. The APC's made from selvedge denim (New Standards, English/Rescue/Straight Leg) are made in Japan. As for the others, I know the Hipsters are made in Macau. Don't know about the Narrow/Cure model.. Anyone?

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