About 6 months ago I lucked out and picked up my first pair of Diesels, the Larkee 8J4 34x34, at Winners (Canada's version of TJ Max) for $99. The fit, wash, and back pocket design were almost perfect. When I bought these, I was in the process of losing weight, and since then I've hit my "ideal" weight, and the 34's are too big. Next I bought a pair of Larkee 88Z 32x32 in an outlet store in Vegas. These fit perfectly, so I hastily ordered a pair of cheap Larkee 74W 32x32 from Amazon, which I haven't received yet, but after looking at better pictures of the wash online, I don't think I'm going to like it as much as the 8J4.
Before I go broke, I have some questions I'm hoping the experts can answer:
- If the 32 inseam length was to shrink, it wouldn't be long enough. I'm pretty sure the washes with a worn look won't shrink, but should I be concerned with the 88Z's?
- Is the Larkee Straight Regular the right cut for me? I don't like jeans being too tight on my thighs, and the Larkee cut seems perfect when brand new. Will the Larkee's stretch out in the thigh much from normal wear? If yes, should be getting the Viker cut and stretching the thigh out manually?
- I don't like rips or tears on my jeans. The only "mildly distressed" look I can handle would be a bit on the pockets or cuffs of the legs.
- What washes should I get? I'd like something comparable to the 8J4 but without the fake leather on the back pockets. I'd also like a light blue wash.
- Any other advice?
Thanks a lot!