With an 13.5oz Turkish denim these jeans are going to need some work breaking in. For my 3rd pair of Nudie’s I want to let you know that this one is unlike the first two I reviewed. The Grim Tim Dirt Dry Organic was stiff when I first got them, but nothing like the 46 Dips Grim Tim. This one is hardcore.
If you are looking for a jean to wear everyday and work on, this would be it. The jean feels so tightly constructed with tight Turkish denim. The denim is dark (darker than Dirt Dry Organic or Dry Open Selvage), it is a way tighter fit, and is shorter than the Dirt Dry Organic. It is the same length as the Dry Open Selvage and I think its because Nudie knows that you will stretch these out after a couple of wears.
I have mentioned this before in my earlier posts and I’m not one to just wear one pair over and over while breaking them in. I love raw selvedge denim looking to purchase a couple to rotate. With these, I feel that I need to wear these out a bit to give it a good stretch.
Luckily the waist is high and not low waisted, otherwise these would have been returned. The thighs are very slim and tight when you first put them on, but loosen up with time. The knee stretches out well every time to sit down and the rest of the leg feels close to your skin. The 46 Dips will definitely take more time than the Dirt Dry Organic or Open Dry Selvage.
I would compare the stiffness to a brand new pair of A.P.C. New Cure jeans when you first get them and times that by 2. Yes they are that stiff.
Don’t let that deter you away from getting your true to size waist. I do not suggest sizing down on these, and if you are on the fence I would even recommend sizing up one.
Overall these are amazing jeans. The cut is the slimmest of Grim Tim’s I’ve tried on. Comparable fits would include Levi’s 511, Apc New Cure but with a slimmer below knee cut silhouette. Naked and Famous Skinny Guy is a almost identical fit, but Grim Tim has a tad bit lower crotch and higher waist.