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  • Furious Styles
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    Sorry for the late reply - they're stretchy like Rapid Movement but a lighter fabric. Nothing like leggings, they feel like jeans.

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  • Scofield
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    Update:

    Wearlight Gapflex Denim Chinos-Pretty nice actually. Super casual despite the chino pocket layout. Easy to dress up. Very dark, almost no white weft to it at all. Decently flexible, but i expected it to be more flexible given the material breakdown. Unusually thick for a something with the wearlight label. Just barely less thick than normal jeans.

    Roll n go jeans-Wow these are lightweight. Decently flexible, combined with the lightweight I prefer the material to the wearlight jeans and feel they wear lighter. despite the lack of the wearlight label and having less stretch. Looks more like real jeans. Will probably hold onto these.

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  • Scofield
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    Originally posted by robottawa View Post
    Has anyone tried out these before? The site says that they are 8.26 oz and they seem to have a fair bit of stretch, but I've never seen them in stores or heard from anyone with first-hand experience.

    good catch. just ordered those too. we'll see..

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  • robottawa
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    Has anyone tried out these before? The site says that they are 8.26 oz and they seem to have a fair bit of stretch, but I've never seen them in stores or heard from anyone with first-hand experience.

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  • Scofield
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    https://www.gap.com/browse/product.d...69002&cid=6998

    These would be perfect...if only they had gone with a regular 5 pocket design....

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  • Scofield
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    Originally posted by Furious Styles View Post
    I don't think I saw this recommended in the thread: I really like Dearborn Denim [https://dearborndenim.us] out of Chicago. Lightweight, flexible jeans that they hem for free (at least in the store they do). I have two pair in Tailored fit and for $59 each they can't be beat. I have two pair of BR Rapid Movement and I alternate among the four, using the Dearborns on warmer days. Construction has held up well in the 6 months I've owned them.

    interesting, they have the same stretch content as the BR traveler jeans. do you know the weight on these?

    NVM, it says 9.5 oz

    https://dearborndenim.us/pages/frequ...sked-questions

    how stretchy would you describe the fabric?
    Last edited by Scofield; April 25, 2018, 10:09 PM.

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  • Furious Styles
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    I don't think I saw this recommended in the thread: I really like Dearborn Denim [https://dearborndenim.us] out of Chicago. Lightweight, flexible jeans that they hem for free (at least in the store they do). I have two pair in Tailored fit and for $59 each they can't be beat. I have two pair of BR Rapid Movement and I alternate among the four, using the Dearborns on warmer days. Construction has held up well in the 6 months I've owned them.

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  • zorro
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    I have the gustin featherweight japan 6oz denim. They are great. They drape a little oddly, though, being so light. Also, no stretch... but you don't really need it at that weight. I'm taking the summerweight jomers denim to the tailor tomorrow. It seems promising. That said, while it is lightweight, the weave is awfully closed, so I'm not sure how breathable its going to be.
    Last edited by zorro; April 24, 2018, 02:09 PM.

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  • armedferret
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    Originally posted by Scofield View Post
    Thanks! I'm gonna buy the bonobos summer weights while the bluemoon sale is active and if nothing good pops up before my trip i'm just gonna keep them. Yep, i'm headed there 2 days after EDC ends. Was thinking about going there a week earlier and spending 2 wks there but some work related stuff came up.
    While i don't have bonobos bottoms the 2 jackets i have from them (one unconstructed blazer one ivory dinner jacket) are fantastic. Can only imagine the lower half of the body wares are equally great.

    We're crashing for a couple days after the festival before we drive back. Making it a national lampoon style vaca.

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  • Scofield
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    Originally posted by armedferret View Post
    Happy to, thanks for asking. Short version is they were fantastic. Granted, my days were spent indoors in a poorly cooled classroom with south-facing windows, but when I was out and about off base in the evenings the cone stretch did great. Even rocked em in the bar at Gordon Ramsay Steak in the Paris.

    Will be headed back to Vegas for EDC in mid may (probably gonna just miss ya if you're there end of the month) and am planning to take them aling, although our meal at GRS will be better dressed as i wasnt planning on it this go round.
    Thanks! I'm gonna buy the bonobos summer weights while the bluemoon sale is active and if nothing good pops up before my trip i'm just gonna keep them. Yep, i'm headed there 2 days after EDC ends. Was thinking about going there a week earlier and spending 2 wks there but some work related stuff came up.

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  • armedferret
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    Originally posted by Scofield View Post
    Could you update us as to how 11.5 oz faired in vegas in mid april? I'm headed there end of may and am wondering if 10.25 oz is still too heavy
    Happy to, thanks for asking. Short version is they were fantastic. Granted, my days were spent indoors in a poorly cooled classroom with south-facing windows, but when I was out and about off base in the evenings the cone stretch did great. Even rocked em in the bar at Gordon Ramsay Steak in the Paris.

    Will be headed back to Vegas for EDC in mid may (probably gonna just miss ya if you're there end of the month) and am planning to take them aling, although our meal at GRS will be better dressed as i wasnt planning on it this go round.

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  • Scofield
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    Originally posted by armedferret View Post
    Honestly, the old navy stretch max are pretty damn impressive at the price point.

    If you wanna spend some more, Gustin's Cone Stretch is fantastic as well. They *ARE* 11.5 oz though, so that may be a dealbreaker. They don't "feel" that heavy in warmer weather though. I'm taking mine to Vegas next week for off-duty wear.
    Could you update us as to how 11.5 oz faired in vegas in mid april? I'm headed there end of may and am wondering if 10.25 oz is still too heavy

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  • Nandyn
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    Originally posted by Scofield View Post
    Damn, those were actually available in stock in my size but I passed due to the lack of stretch. Surprising to me those actually stretch without any added stretch?
    They don't stretch in the sense of active, elastic stretch. More like they don't put up a fight when you try to move and fit like a pair of super broken in jeans right off the bat, that happens to also be very thin.

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  • Scofield
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    Originally posted by Rawfull View Post
    [MENTION=10540]Scofield[/MENTION] Bummer that the fit on the Jomers didn't work out for you. If you don't mind my asking what size did you order? If they're a 30 I'll take them off your hands.
    They are but unfortunately they were sent back this morning. However, I do believe they are still available on the the jomers website (there was a restock)


    Originally posted by batkins9 View Post
    I don't know how many ounces the denim is, but American Eagle jeans feel pretty light and have a lot of stretch. They're also inexpensive compared to others (around the same range as Jomers). I have a couple pair of slim straight in a darker wash and a couple pair of slim (medium blue wash and khaki), love em.

    Side note on Jomers, I've found them to be slim in the thighs. I love their pants and have a few of their chinos. I'm in a pair of the Italian jeans today. I did have to go up two waist sizes to get the right fit for the thighs though. The chinos I bought last summer were their Hong Kong made pants that apparently have more room in the thigh. Their current releases are their NYC fit. For comparison, I'm a 33 in their HK slim and a 35 in their NYC slim. Shame they didn't work out, for their quality and price point, they are tough to beat.
    There's "light" and then there's "super light". My goal is the latter, since I live in cali and my favorite vacation spot is vegas.

    Jomers is actually coming out with a tailor fit version of their pants according to social media posts. I'm hoping sizing up in the waist will fix the waist/rise issue and the tailored fit will fix the bagginess issue. So i'll order those when they drop

    Originally posted by Nandyn View Post
    If you ever see it come up in available stock or another campaign, Gustin made a feather weight (6oz) Japanese selvedge Jean. It feels as thin and airy as a linen blend but it's all cotton denim. Because it's so thin, it moves really well and "stretches," no breaking in needed. The only downside is that because it's denim, it's not densely/tightly woven so I had one of the fly buttons pop off/out because the fabric was too thin for the rivet buttons to bite onto, even with the fly fabric doubled up.

    But Gustin was good and offered to refund or repair or send me extra buttons. I opted for the buttons and I reinforced the fly even more myself and set new buttons.

    They'll probably do another round of similar weight denim sooner or later.
    Damn, those were actually available in stock in my size but I passed due to the lack of stretch. Surprising to me those actually stretch without any added stretch?

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  • Tact
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    My experience with Jomers fit has been a bit inconsistent. I’ve bought two that I liked the fit of a lot (including the recent traveler 5 pocket in slim), one that was too tight at the thigh (slim wool trousers last fall), and one that has a slightly higher rise and slightly baggy thighs (a slim last summer).

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