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    The Neverending Search for the Perfect Jeans

    So, first off, I've been reading dappered for a little over a year, and I've loved it. Joe and all of you guys on the forums are great. And, like most guys, I've always loved jeans. In fact, my first style upgrade (literally almost exactly a year ago) was a pair of Levi 514s in Tumbled Rigid, purchased almost completely based on Joe's recommendation. While they've seen their fair share of wear, they've been almost entirely relegated to boot-wear these days, as I'm very tall and pretty lean (6'5+" 185), so the untapered leg flares out outrageously. Unfortunately, as I've gained weight (which is good), my Levi 511s, bought about 9 months ago, have become tighter and tighter, until they are unwearable skinny. What I need is something in the middle ground. I LOVE Bonobos chinos/bull denim's fit, so perhaps something along that line?

    But here's the catch.

    I 100% need a 36" inseam, and I'm only a 32.5/33" waist. (I could - MAYBE - get away with a 35")

    So, does anyone know of any clean, dark denim brands that make a 33x36 in a slim fit with around a 15.5" leg opening?

    I've tried GAP, but I'm not wild about the quality of their denim, and (while I know it's a small complaint) the leather belt patch on the back is bizzare-ly tiny.

    But I just can't find jeans that adhere to both stipulations anywhere else. Anyone have any recommendations?

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    Being of a similar height and build, (6'7" anywhere from 190-210 in weight on average), are you absolutely positive that you need a 36" inseam? I ask this because for the last 5-6 years I've been wearing either 37" or 38" inseams and recently I decided I'd try a 34" inseam for yucks. They fit perfectly. I haven't tried drying them yet so hopefully I won't suddenly be the proud owner of three pairs of capris, but I fully expected that I wouldn't be able to fit into them at all and instead, they fit with a reasonable but ample enough break for my tastes (especially after wearing pants for years that essentially pooled around my calves). Though YMMV if you're more "leggy" than I am.

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    I am. Some 34" inseams work sans cuffs, some don't, but in order to cuff my jeans (which I'm a big believer in), I 100% need a 36" inseam.

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    Lots of selvedge jean brands have inseams that long, maybe even most of them. They are pricey but at 6'5"+ you just aren't going to have as many options as those of us that can't dunk. I'd contact a selvedge specialist like http://www.selfedge.com/ and tell them what you want. The brand 3Sixteen for example only makes 36 or 37" inseams regardless of the waist size: http://www.3sixteen.com/collections/...ndigo-selvedge

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    http://blueowl.us/scripts/psp/VB_Bri...il&SKU=7991200

    boom. They come in straight and skinny too.

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