Go To: A.P.C. New Standards

We’ve all had the ‘last meal’ conversation.  That mentality applies to just about everything.  For me, when I think of jeans – especially in a dressier, office, date, or respectable environment – my go-to is my pair of A.P.C. New Standard Indigo jeans.  I was first introduced to A.P.C. at Sid Mashburn, and have been a fan ever since.

The honest truth is that I have a bunch of jeans, but these are my absolute favorite.  They are basically a ‘classic fit’, or maybe a bit trim cut, but by no means slim:

I took my pair and had them professionally tailored from the pockets down so that they ended with my preferred 7.5″ leg opening.  Since then, mine have gotten at least 2-3 wears a week.  There is something about the A.P.C. indigo denim that isn’t like other jeans.  It has almost a sharkskin quality that breaks in so well…check out the fade pictures in Google Image Search (“apc new standard jeans”).  They also don’t bleed indigo dye on everything they touch.

Not to mention that the price point is great.  They are offered for $185 a pair at East Dane, which is a lot less than other, comparable selvedge denim.  Be sure to order 2″ smaller than your normal waist size as they will stretch out after a few wears.  Other than that, they won’t expand too much, and before you know it, you’ll have a second skin.

In all seriousness, there’s a good chance that a few pairs of unworn denim might be foregone for a new pair of A.P.C New Standards.  They are just that good.  These and a few pairs of Levi’s, and I’m pretty much set.



  1. Nem
    07/18/2017 / 9:34 AM

    Might give these a try.  Admittedly biased to Levi’s 501 STF with some tailoring.  I think Mashburn still carries APC as well as their line of garment died Levi’s.  I’ve recently moved away from the finance world into a much more casual office environment so I’m looking to ramp up my jean game come Fall.  Thanks for the post!

  2. SEM
    07/18/2017 / 11:09 AM

    Hiltl jeans from H Stockton are the best jeans I’ve ever bought

  3. T.Alexander
    07/19/2017 / 2:04 PM

    Is 7.5″ leg opening a typo? It says that for a size 32, the leg opening is 16″. Isn’t 7.5″ really skinny?

  4. SK Snipes
    07/19/2017 / 2:08 PM

    Perfect timing for this post. Even though it’s in the 90’s this week I’ve started thinking about a new pair of jeans for the fall. I cruised over to Sid’s website and noticed he has a new pair of house labeled jeans that are supposed to be the perfect mix of 501s and APC. I’d love to see a review of those. They have definitely peaked my interest. 

  5. Jeff
    07/19/2017 / 4:25 PM

    I think he means 7.5 inch diameter, not circumference.

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