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  1. these are my Somet 005 black jeans size 30 that I got on sale 60% off at BIG... I just mailed them off for a taper and hem, I want them to be like a slim straight fit that stacks on the top of my boots instead of draping over the boots towards the floor. so I measured some other jeans that stack just like I want. hopefully they will turn into my favorite black jeans when they come back



  2. I looked all over and now this is my Somet collection :)

    008 (blue) in 3 sizes (27 faded, 28 faded, and 29 new).  28 fits the best and the other 2 are my skinny and fat jeans 

    005 (black) in size 30 which feels really close to the size 28 or 29 008 in the hips and upper thigh, just with a higher rise.  from mid-thigh down it's wayyyy too big for me though so I'm going to get these tapered and hemmed, and then they'll be perfect.  

    I might want to buy: 018 in size 28 or 29 with 34" or longer inseam.  

    for sale because I didn't check the measurements carefully enough: brand-new Somet 003 in size 27 with tags. Can't even get it over my thighs and hips.  I feel like 008/018 is roomier in the upper thigh and hips, and 003/005 is roomier from the knee down. But upper thigh and hip is where I need room, so whoops.


    I also ended up with an almost-new Flat Head Balder in size 31 that fits me perfectly, apparently those shrank so much in the first soak that the previous owner couldn't keep fading them, but they're perfect for me ...couldn't resist that while I was looking. 

    I buy too many jeans geez

  3. 10 hours ago, chambo2008 said:

    Ok check these out, maybe you could find cheaper on yahoo Japan? This is taken from blueowl 


    I actually have momotaro 8005sp in my closet (thighs are slightly bigger compared to 7005sp) ...I don't wear them much because they didn't stretch during break-in as much as i thought they would, but yeah proportionally they are nice for me and would probably work if I could find those in a size 29 or 30.

  4. 22 hours ago, chambo2008 said:

    So what are you perfect measurements?

    the jeans I love the most have these measurements after they're done stretching or shrinking (measured like Blue in Green measures):

    7.5 - 8" front rise, 11.5 - 12" back rise, 32.5 - 33" waistband, 11 - 11.5" upper thigh (thigh measurement is usually the holdup if jeans don't fit me, I'm a lot more comfortable with the upper end of that range and can't go below 11" at all)

    inseam minimum 31" if it's a skinny fit that fits like leggings, 32-36" inseam if it is a slim straight or "cigarette" fit that stacks on top of my shoes even if I'm wearing high heeled boots (like the 008 size 27 does in the picture above), 34-35" inseam if the leg opening is wide enough to cover a high heeled boot and fall down to the floor ...and I always prefer inseams longer than these just in case it has any shrinkage left in it when I wash it 

    Somet 008 matches those measurements so nicely. and so does Samurai Geisha. and Baldwin Ten Skinny.  Flathead Balder maybe...I keep an eye out for that on ebay but usually I only find it with inseam too short.

    Inseam too short, thighs too small, or rise way too high in the size that fits my thighs, are usually the issues when I try to look for jeans. and I've had really bad luck sizing up then getting the waist taken in (got at least 1 pair of jeans ruined that way, they came back looking completely asymmetrical) so I don't do that any more.


  5. 2 hours ago, chambo2008 said:

    Check grailed Think they have some 003 but could work for you?

    I saw that but that inseam is going to be too short for me after it shrinks in the first wash plus the 003 and 008 measurements aren't the same and the 008 fits me like it was made for me....I wouldn't expect the same if the measurements are different.

  6. if anyone wants to sell me used or new somet 008 or somet 018 in tag size 27, 28, or 29, please pm me. I want to stock up because it's so hard to find jeans that fit me this good.  I love how much freedom of movement I have in these but it still looks slim.  I love actually having room for my thighs...and having room in the waist too without feeling them creep lower and lower (which is probably because they have enough room in the thighs).  who knew the best women's jeans on the planet would actually be men's jeans!!

    (and when I ask stuff like this I usually get PMs about other brands or other cuts....the answer would be no thanks, I'm only interested in somet 008 and somet 018)

  7. I wore my previous Taos sneakers to shreds and just got this new pair today to replace them...I love them to bits. they are my work shoes and I'm on my feet all day at work

    I think what I like about these visually is the laces go so close to the toe it makes my feet look cuter. and the color looks good with indigo stains. and they're so comfortable with good arch support.


  8. On 7/8/2019 at 1:34 PM, mpukas said:

    On a guy that fit would be OK, but I think on a gal they're a little too big. They'll stretch out some with wear, and as the denim relaxes and drapes better they might look saggy. I say hot wash and dry them on high, inside out, before you wear them at all to get any last shrink out. Don't wear them until they're completely dry. There's always some shrink left, even in sanforized denim, and it varies. They may tighten up in the hips and waist but they'll stretch out where needed. 

    I think you're right they did start to feel too big after about a week of wear.  But they can be my fat jeans. I seem to change size a lot during a normal month because of water retention and whatnot. and there are some days when I am not able to fit into any of the other jeans that I currently own, except I can fit into these. BIG had them on sale and 29 was the smallest they had. but that used size 27 that I got from Poshmark fits soooo good, so that's the size I'm keeping an eye out for if I buy another pair of 008, or maybe the black 018 (which I really want now that I know how this fits on me!!)

    a couple of days ago I put them a hot water gentle cycle in the washing machine without detergent. They shrank a little but they still feel like they're going to be my fat jeans.

  9. cross post from Somet thread, this is a used & faded size 27 Somet 008 that I got from poshmark, the new ones above are also Somet 008 but size 29

    I love both so much!!  they fit so perfectly. 




  10. this is a used and faded pair of Somet 008 size 27 that I just got from Poshmark (the slouchier brand-new ones above are size 29). I love them so much. They fit better than any of my other jeans and they're so soft. I did a temporary crotch repair.

    It would be funny if someone here faded these for me!  

    I think I am going to soak those size 29 new ones in hopes of shrinking them just a little....if the inseam is the only place where I get any shrinkage it would still make them a little more likeable.






  11. I want to find a size 28 or 29 Flathead Balder...if anyone is selling that let me know. I still have size 27 Flathead Balder jeans from ebay and they're probably my favorite jeans on the days when I fit into them but they were always borderline too tight.

    This is Somet 008 size 29 which I found in a measurement search tool, technically a men's jean but I love it and it has a low front rise, low back rise,and waist/thigh ratio similar to Flathead Balder...it's satisfying my urge to wear something that isn't skin tight and I love how it stacks over boots 




  12. Somet 008 on a female...it came up in the heddels measurement search tool that these have the same proportions as my favorite discontinued Flathead Balder jeans that are slightly too small for me, and BIG had them on sale so I couldn't resist.

    I'm unsure if I should soak them though because I really like the fit exactly how it is in the hips and thighs and waist....they're just a little long, but heels will fix that.  What do you think?




  13. selling my Momotaro 8005SP size 27 on eBay with week with no minimum bid (auction ends Sunday September 9). They were purchased new from Denimio, worn a few times and not washed.


    I loved these and wanted them to work ...very flattering back pocket placement, and the low rise is perfect for someone with wide hip bones like me.  But they did not stretch anywhere near as much as my other raw denim during break-in, and I don't think my hips are going to get any smaller, so they must go.

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  14. these are my Baldwin Ten size 27 after maybe 1 year of wear and 4 washes


    these are my Samurai Geisha straight leg jeans size 2 which I haven't worn much yet at all, but I pulled them out of the closet...I want to start wearing them a lot more often and see what they turn into :)


  15. I ended up throwing my Baldwin Ten size 27 into a 2nd wash with warm water at the laundromat - because that first wash just wasn't thorough enough to get all of the ocean smell out.  They smell great now.  My 6 month fades became a little more visible in that wash but still subtle.   I am actually happy with how this turned out.  Subtle isn't bad for these jeans. I want to try to get some higher contrast fades with my samurai jeans ... just making a mental note to never allow those to touch ocean water :P

    bonus: they shrank a bit, which removes my temptation to buy a smaller pair of skinny jeans ...now they fit perfectly :) 




  16. thanks I am glad they look good, I think I have 7 pairs of jeans at this point (several of them are the same brand/style just in multiple sizes).  It's starting to feel excessive but maybe it's fine lol

    I really wanted something that could work with those black high heel pumps without completely hiding the shoe... my other samurai geisha and momotaros are the right length but they completely hide the shoe.  my pickiness is satisfied ... for now :) 


  17.  i have treated myself to this pair of samurai geisha size 2 straight leg.  (I had the wide boot cut samurai geisha already but not the straight leg.)

     I know I buy too many jeans, but ugghghh I love them so much. feeling like they look just fine.  :) good whether I lose weight or not.  i haven't given up on the idea of losing a few to make the flat head balders work better for me but in the meantime I really wanted these. 20170731_174501.thumb.jpg.1f51698e586e7c73691252d95e137d92.jpg

  18. the deed is done...they are washed...I hope "tide free and clear pods" don't contain bleach because that's what I had to wash them with. :)

    I put them outside to dry...hopefully the landlord doesn't mind if some of those shells turn blue :P


  19. need input y'all 

    After swimming in the ocean, I put on my Baldwin Ten size 27 while my bathing suit was still wet.  And now they smell like ass and a steaming pile of rotting fish in a New York City subway.  They have only subtle fades....I was hoping to wear them longer before I wash the first time.  Some whiskering is visible and some fades on the seams but that is about it.  Should I....

    1) wash them asap

    2) freeze them and hope it gets better

    3) do nothing and hope it gets better

    4) wear them swimming in the ocean and roll around in the sand and then wash them for real in the bathtub


    option 4 is only possible if I do it before Friday so that they have time to dry before I head back home (I don't live near the beach, just visiting)

  20. "fixing muffin top with exercise" lol what did I get myself into? :)  I have lost 2 pounds already in the past 3 weeks but the jeans are getting harder to fit into instead of easier....feels like my legs are suddenly bigger for 24 hours after I do any lower body exercise.  So there are days when I can't even pull them all the way up my thighs.  still chipping away at it though because if I can lose a few pounds then inevitably some of it will come off my thighs and some will come off my lower back and then they would be so perfect.  I'd like to be lean enough to fit into them even right after squats.

  21. Just in case anyone is curious how much the flat head balder size 27 stretched out ... a lot in the waist and back rise; a little in the thighs; none in the front rise:

    • waistband: was 30.5" - now 32"
    • back rise: was 12" - now 13"
    • front rize: was 8" - now 8"
    • thigh measured BIG style right at the crotch: was 11" - now 11.25" 

    the lower back muffin top did not go away completely when the back rise stretched.  It's not the jeans; the belt is sitting right on bones in the perfect spot where my belt always wants to sit even if the rise is higher; I just feel too fluffy in general.  I am trying to lose 3 or 4 pounds of fat.  these have a lot of favorite-jeans potential for me if I can fix what's left of the muffin top.  :)

    Subtle fades are appearing fast but I'll wait until they have more wear before I start taking fade pictures.

    please please do not allow me to talk myself into buying a new pair of skinny stretch jeans yet to replace my Baldwin Ten size 25 ...lol... I keep repeating to myself "Flat Head balder will fade faster if I have fewer jeans in rotation" :) 

  22. 16 hours ago, blaewen_blue said:

    I had the same thing happen to me - I have a pair of the 77bsp  3sixteens that stretched a tonne in the waist. So I had a tailor take 3" out of the waist, and now the pockets are different distances from the centre seam! I sometimes wear them around the house, but that's it. They weren't my favourites so I wasn't too upset - more of a lessons learned type thing.

    I agree with you, a new pair has to be pretty perfect in the thighs/top block for me to bite these days! 

    Glad to hear your Balders are working out! It can be a pain to get the fit right but it's so good when you get a pair you love. 



    that stinks...back pockets can really make or break it I think :)  off center or unsymmetrical or too far apart or too big or too small or too high or too low...noooooo, any of those are so wrong :) 

    the Balders are my favorite jeans now, starting to fade a little bit and they broke in enough to be comfortable... if I am 100% honest though, the lower back muffin top didn't go away yet even though they are stretching out nicely.  I decided to try to fix the lower back muffin top with exercise first if I can though.  :)

  23. 19 minutes ago, ColonelAngus said:

    Bummer. Surprised to hear a denim specialist messed up your jeans. Hope your diemma gets worked out

    me too i really wanted to have a truly tight skinny pair of jeans and this one seemed like they could be perfect for it if I could just get the waistband tighter :(  now they are unweaeable....basically just cat bedding :(

  24. I think in the future I'm going to stick to buying jeans that are already perfect in the thighs and upper block :) like lower leg taper and hemming only.  I could even picture a thigh taper going badly for me if I miscalculate 0.1" because I like my jeans to sit so tight :P

    my very first attempt to get a downsizing service about a year ago went badly too (railcar vixen), but that one was clearly my fault ...I started out with the wrong size because I had no idea how much they would stretch, then I miscalculated whether or not downsizing could help, and also I didn't know yet that loose thighs + higher rise + taking in the waist = jeans will sit several inches higher on me .... so the back pockets were way too high afterwards... that attempt was symmetrical but totally unwearable because it looked like mom butt with the pockets too high. I ended up donating those to a thrift store and just thinking of it as an expensive learning mistake.