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    Jeans that fit like Alpha Khakis?



    Alright, so this is a bit of a strange question, but - I'm pretty much obsessed with the fit of Alpha Khakis. They fit better than any casual pants - jeans or chinos - that I've ever worn. So now I'm trying to find jeans that are cut similarly. Does anyone have any ideas? (If selvedge, even better.)


    Please don't say 511s - I can't say why, but for some reason, 511s fit me really differently than my Alphas. They make my lower half look like an upside down triangle.


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    514s are closer in fits to Alpha Khakis. They have a straight leg. The 511 is tapered and fits much closer to the leg.


    As a side note, I wear 511 twills as well as alpha khakis. One thing I figured out, if you like the 511 look and don't want to take it too far (AND you are short like me) buy the 511s in a longer length and have them hemmed. I normally have a 29-30in inseam so I buy a 32 or 34, this way the leg opening is lightly larger after I have them taken up and the waist should sit a little higher, as well.

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      #3


      Try to find a pair of 513s. They are slimmer than the 514s, but not skinny.

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        514s are, believe it or not, incredibly baggy on me! But 513s are a great idea, thanks, Jessy - I'll look out for them. Any other ideas, guys? Has anyone had any success with J.Crew denim?

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          #5


          There is a similar discussion regarding this going on in the current D1 vs. Alphas thread.

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            #6


            Alphas = ankle huggers

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              #7


              Alpha khakis are both slim up top AND tapered.


              The most comparable Levi's denim equivalents -- depending on color and "substyle" -- are 511s and 513s.

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                #8


                Check out your local TJ Maxx/Marshalls I've seen dark pairs of the 513's mixed around with all of the 514 and 505's they have had this summer. I had to look up what the 513's were at first. Thankfully 514/505's fit me perfectly since I cant do 511's

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                  #9


                  I don't have any 513s, so I can't speak to them, but I can say this much:


                  514 then Alpha Khakis then 511

                  Straight then some taper then very tapered

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