*Drumroll* And the lucky winner is u/LeFriedCupcake, with this comment.
Thanks to your amazing support, Denim is now charting #154 on the Graphics and design category of the App Store, in just 2 days. You've also created a whopping 1000+ playlist covers in 24 hours! This has been a lot of fun and my sincere thanks to all those who commented and downloaded Denim, you're awesome.
I just launched my first app, a playlist cover maker called Denim. Denim helps you make your playlists look great, so I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate its launch than to give the gift of music to someone at random. Here is the prize you could win.
Denim is a playlist cover maker that creates gorgeous cover art, like the ones you may see on Apple’s own playlist. If you’re a music lover, your lovely playlist’s cover no longer has to be a boring picture of 4 album covers mashed together. Denim features over 60+ curated artworks that you can use to create beautiful covers for your own playlist in merely 15 secs. It’s that easy!
Why did I create Denim?
Well, why should playlists created by Apple Music, Spotify, and other streaming giants have all the fun? Aesthetically pleasing covers for their playlists, while yours get a boring slapdash cover?! No way, I believe your playlists reflect your unique taste i... keep reading on reddit ➡
I decided to do a try on and self-evaluation of all of my jeans. As background, I'm 32, so I have given skinny jeans about 1/3 of my life and a decent amount of real estate in my wardrobe over the years. Personally, I am pretty ready to move on from skinny jeans, and have been attempting to experiment with other styles. However, I also find that most slim/straight jeans still look like skinny jeans on me (or I just buy all my jeans too small). I also gained a few lbs in the past year due to a surgery and quarantine life, and while I'm working on that, some of my jeans are a bit to extremely tight. Overall, I feel like I have too much of the same with too much of the same problems.
Current me stats: 5'3, 140, waist 28, hips 39.
I have a very strong preference for a super high waist, and I have a relatively long torso so that means over 10 inches to clear my belly button. I'm more willing to experiment with leg style and length than I am with rise.
Jean Closet Count: 15
Total Cost to me: $775 (ouch)
All the photos
Notes on measurements: Measurements are as measured today, I did not compare to retailer measurements. I measured the "hip" at the bottom end of the fly, so there's some variation there. I also measured according to the way the jeans folded, not seam to seam. So if there was more fabric outside the seam, I measured all the way across (like so). Rise measured crotch seam all the way to the top.
The jeans in no particular order:
Paige Jacqueline Straight
Cost: Bought at a local consignment shop for $12, retail around $200
Size 27, waist 13.5, hip 17, rise 10
66% cotton, 22% poly, 9% rayon, 3% spandex
Thoughts: Honestly, I panic bought these when things first started opening last summer because all my my jeans were too tight and any of the activities I could do involved sitting and eating so I felt like I needed stretchy jeans. I think these are redundant with the Madewell stovepipe's and I should keep one or the other. Also, I do not think the quality of these is a $200 jean, but I don't have other experience with paige denim.
Madewell Stovepipe Jeans
Cost: $65 (NWT poshmark), retail $128
Size 27, waist 14.25, hip 16.5, rise, 10.75
44% cotton, 42% lyocel, 13% poly, 1% elastane.
Thoughts: I like the higher rise on these compared to the paige, BUT they give me a waist gap so they need
True Grit - 135
Island Blue - 114 (has been lower at Rack & 6pm, but good run)
Midnight LHT - 116
Lord of Nep - 168
As usual, check the charts posted compared to your best fitting jeans instead of relying on your usual tag size. True Grit is unsanforized and has two tables.
Both of these are past the point of return because I thought they fit okay and took all the tags off, then soaked them at the advice of people here.
I bought a naked and famous vulgar selvege II jacket in XL. I probably would have gotten a large but the XL was $100 less and they have a .5" variance with a .5" overlap in size so I figured I'd save $100.
I grew up with hand me downs where if something physically fits, it fits, so this whole seams being on top of my shoulder thing is new to me. After the comments here, with my ocd, all I can see is the shoulder on this jacket. I'm really looking for a BIFL type item, at least for the jacket, so a bad fit isn't something I want for years. I understand fit is subjective, oversized jackets exist, etc.. I just don't know what to try. It feels like if I go any smaller I won't be able to tie my shoes.
With the jeans, deep indigo easy guy, it feels like my butt is in danger of hanging out when I sit, my thighs prevent the crotch from sliding up to my actual crotch, which then limits my range of motion. Is this just the deal with raws? The last image in the first link shows how far I can spread before it feels like they're going to burst. And the calves are still too big.
Any guidance would be greatly appreciated!
Here is the first set of images of both after a hot soak: http://imgur.com/a/mQxNkqu
Here's the jacket fit check pics seeing how the the seam sits at different angles: http://imgur.com/a/URtTv8G
Here's the original easy guy fit pics pre soak: http://imgur.com/a/kGvBCe2
I saw the post about these from last week and decided to buy a pair. They arrived today and since I've only been wearing them in the house I can't really say anything comprehensive about their durability or quick-drying abilities. I'll try and add a comment to this in a few weeks with those details if anyone's interested.
The material is a blend of 72% Nylon, 26% Polyester and 2% Spandex designed in collaboration with Toray. Surprisingly, it feels almost exactly like denim. The material has a dense and slightly rough quality you'd expect from regular cotton jeans.
They have a very slight shine to them but it's nothing like polyester gym shorts. I'd say it's a similar level of shine to suit trousers.
They also aren't too "swishy" or noisy like other synthetic items.
The Uniqlo jeans weighed in at 550g (1.2lbs), for comparison my pair of Pull and Bear jeans weighs in at 680g (1.5lbs) . I was expecting them to be a little lighter than this and if you're a gram counter they probably aren't for you. That said a 20% weight reduction for a similar fabric thickness isn't bad by any means.
The upside to the thick fabric is they seem pretty bomb-proof.
The spandex does give them a nice degree of stretch and I could comfortably go ATG in them (unlike other jeans). That said I'd still prefer to wear joggers on a long haul flight.
Style and fit
Imo the very uniform dark colour means they look more like suit trousers with a few jean details. Not really a problem since it means they can be dressed up easier- although personally I'd like if they were a little more washed out like the Pull and Bear ones.
I'm 5'8 (173cm) and 70kg (155lbs) with short legs, and wear size 31. Like every jean I've ever bought they're way too long but the fit around the waist and upper legs is spot on. I'd say they fit true to size for men. Uniqlo says women can wear them a size down or two but I think this would only work for women with fairly thin hips.
Quick drying ability
Can't comment on this yet, but while the fabric is synthetic it's very thick. I wouldn't be surprised if they took a little longer to dry than the more lightweight trouser options I see in the sub.
+ Feel like real jeans
+ They'll hold up for a long time
+ (Probably) quick drying
- Fabric weight means they aren't very good for ultralight one baggers
- No elasticated waist band so you may need a belt
- pockets are smaller than I like but still fit my P30 p... keep reading on reddit ➡
I spend a lot of time and energy over the last months thinking about jeans that I would order on TaoBao, after a first successful experience (see first review below). I had made several Finds lists (see here and here) including tips on how to shop for jeans. The quality of the products I ordered is really amazing. I had recurrent issues with sizing though… but I think taking the risk to order on TB/AE is definitely worth it though if you do sufficient research on sizing!
Before I begin, here is some size information about me : Hips : 36 inches; Waist : 28 inches (on a good day); Height : 5’3; Weight : 118lbs I generally wear size small tops and size 27 bottoms. I’m indeed built like a rectangle and it can be tricky for me to find jeans that don’t fall down or aren’t too tight at the waist.
And please excuse my unhealthy-looking plants in the background! Lol
MOTHER DENIM REVIEW
Mother Denim jeans in dark/average blue
Quality : 10/10
Satisfaction : 9/10
Price : 218 CNY (probably around $55 CAD with shipping)
Size purchased : 27
Review : I LOVE THESE JEANS. I’ve never owned jeans as comfortable as these. The denim is thick and stretchy. These jeans are versatile and go with everything. They are comfortably loose at the waist and not too loose in the butt area. I’m built like a rectangle and my fat only seems to accumulate on my tummy so most jeans are super tight for me in the tummy area and end up being loose in the butt area. These jeans, however, fit me like a glove. The pictures I provided are after wearing these jeans several times per week for 8+ months. The only thing I dislike about these jeans is the pocket size and placement, which are not the most flattering. Nonetheless, I still wear these jeans all the time since they’re so comfortable. I highly recommend this purchase !!!!
Mother Denim Jeans with snap buttons
Quality : 10/10
Satisfaction : 7/10
Price : 185 CNY (probably around $50 CAD with shipping)
Size purchased : 27
Review : These jeans look AMA... keep reading on reddit ➡