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    Levi's 514s came in today too. They're just a bit looser than I'd like so they're probably going back. I was thinking of washing it in warm and then sticking it in the dryer but I don't think that would shrink it enough to make a difference.

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      Just picked up the JCF Thompson gray wool - not sure if 40% is deal on it but it seemed like a good price to me. The JCF in-store has 50% for the weekend ...

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        Originally posted by ajk170 View Post
        Just picked up the JCF Thompson gray wool - not sure if 40% is deal on it but it seemed like a good price to me. The JCF in-store has 50% for the weekend ...
        It was a good deal. I have both the grey and navy Thompsons and that was right around the lowest I'd seen them.

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          @Vicious- Wow, I'm surprised they were too loose, now I think my 501s will certainly have to go back since I thought the 514s would be too tight.

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            Originally posted by ajk170 View Post
            @Vicious- Wow, I'm surprised they were too loose, now I think my 501s will certainly have to go back since I thought the 514s would be too tight.
            They're a little roomier than the jeans I picked up from BR Factory and JCrew Factory. I always pick up straight fit since anything 'slim' won't fit me, but these have just a little bit more than I'd like.

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              Originally posted by Vicious49 View Post
              They're a little roomier than the jeans I picked up from BR Factory and JCrew Factory. I always pick up straight fit since anything 'slim' won't fit me, but these have just a little bit more than I'd like.
              It sure seems like they've changed the fit on the 514s. IIRC, they *have* changed how they're labeling them: used to be slim/straight, now just straight - right? or something?

              If I'm right, I think it's due to the introduction of the 'tweener fits/models: 508, 513, etc.

              I tried on some 513s yesterday at Nord Rack and they fit me much slimmer than 514s *presently* do. But I could swear the 514 fit me tighter a year+ back. Of course I have dropped a few lbs, but still - different, or so it seems.

              Just thinking, Vicious, that you might want to try some 513s next time. They at least have a tighter leg (taper) - nothing crazy, but just a bit closer. The 514 leg and 501 can be a little wide for some folks.

              My biggest issue is in the "buttoxular" region. Yeah, I said it. I need to hit the squats and/or lunges or something. Man! Too much bagginess with most jeans there for me. The Bonobos slim/straights that I recently grabbed fit me the best there, but they may stretch out some there as I break them in, and I could be right *back* in the spot.

              Ever try 513s? Not sure on the 508 fit difference - seems like I tried some 508 chino/5-pocket-type of pants recently, but with all of the numbering, I'm getting myself confused. LOL

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                Originally posted by yoyorobbo View Post

                My biggest issue is in the "buttoxular" region. Yeah, I said it. I need to hit the squats and/or lunges or something. Man! Too much bagginess with most jeans there for me. The Bonobos slim/straights that I recently grabbed fit me the best there, but they may stretch out some there as I break them in, and I could be right *back* in the spot.
                That's a problem for me the other way. I have a normal one (not flat but nothing huge) and a lot of the slim pants will either fit tight there or in the crotch region. That's why I had to send back all the Bonobos Travel Jeans - they were too tight in the crotch perhaps due to pulling in the back. These 514's fit me perfectly there but are a bit loose in the legs. I'm afraid of going down to 513's since they'll probably be too tight in the butt/crotch to feel comfortable.

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                  New budget dress chrono:

                  http://imgur.com/a/oZyEs#0

                  It is a Seiko SSB043 with leather straps (comes with gold/steel two-tone bracelet, but I wanted this as a dress watch so I changed it).

                  Here it is on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Seiko-SSB043-S...pd_sbs_watch_1
                  Cheaper if you decide to bid on one on eBay.

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                    Just ordered a custom tobacco suede belt from Equus Leather:
                    http://www.equusleather.co.uk/index....ypage.tpl.html
                    Use code fd12% to save 12%.

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                      Originally posted by Vicious49 View Post
                      That's a problem for me the other way. I have a normal one (not flat but nothing huge) and a lot of the slim pants will either fit tight there or in the crotch region. That's why I had to send back all the Bonobos Travel Jeans - they were too tight in the crotch perhaps due to pulling in the back. These 514's fit me perfectly there but are a bit loose in the legs. I'm afraid of going down to 513's since they'll probably be too tight in the butt/crotch to feel comfortable.
                      Maybe check out these links below, Vicious. It's sounding like the 513 *might* be what you want, then.

                      Levi's Fit Guide (scrolling) examples and descriptions:
                      http://us.levi.com/shop/index.jsp?categoryId=12402008

                      513 vs 514 discussion here on on threads:
                      http://threads.dappered.com/showthread.php/6290-Levi's-513-vs-514-Round-1-FIGHT!


                      Oh, and yeah... *all* pants fit me tight in the crotch, too. What can I say? LOL - Kidding... well, sorta. Certainly, some are perfectly fine - but others are ridiculous. The other day, trying on a bunch of jeans and chinos at Nordy Rack, there were a few pair that made me feel like I was in the photo-shoot for the Stones' *Sticky Fingers* album cover. Yikes!!!

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                        Originally posted by ajk170 View Post
                        Just picked up the JCF Thompson gray wool - not sure if 40% is deal on it but it seemed like a good price to me. The JCF in-store has 50% for the weekend ...
                        The new question I have- which is more versatile- the lighter "Charcoal" or the darker "Heather gray"? The Charcoal looks much lighter on-line than the Heather so I'm inclined to think the heather gray is considered to be the "dark gray suit" that every man should have if he doesn't have a navy suit. I got both thinking I can return one.

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                          Originally posted by Zeejet View Post
                          New budget dress chrono:

                          http://imgur.com/a/oZyEs#0

                          It is a Seiko SSB043 with leather straps (comes with gold/steel two-tone bracelet, but I wanted this as a dress watch so I changed it).

                          Here it is on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Seiko-SSB043-S...pd_sbs_watch_1
                          Cheaper if you decide to bid on one on eBay.
                          Like that watch a lot. Is that a custom leather band or the one it comes with?

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                            I bought the leather band separately. The watch comes with the matching two-tone gold/steel bracelet shown on the Amazon page.

                            The strap I bought for the watch: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
                            Single steel-tone version here: http://www.amazon.com/Seiko-Mens-SSB...pd_sbs_watch_1

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                              Nordy Rack took my money again last night; and I couldn't be happier about it.



                              Two slots filled in my (very) recent attempt at the "buy quality" for a "lean(er) wardrobe" undertaking - (still in it's infancy for me, but these are the kinds of purchases I want to make going forward, in that hopeful endeavor).

                              RW Beckman Chukka: I've had either the (regular boot) Beckman, the Wolverine 1K boot, or a similar Chippewa model in mind for my future "nice work boot" slot. This one nearly jumped off the shelf into my arms, and quickly under my arm as I headed straight to the registers. $102? Uhmmmm... Sure!

                              AE Vernon: *Just* different enough from the typical black plain-toe or cap-toe for my tastes. Fit is really good on my funky-flat feet too. 8-108 last is similar to the 2-222 last, which works for me (as in my Madison Aves). $160 - not the best deal ever probably, but I think it's pretty solid. Solid enough that I tucked them under my other arm and quickly surrendered my dough.


                              Nordy Rack: I love you; even more than my wallet hates you.

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                                Nice! I like 'em both.

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