After six months since it's first inception at Vertice London and LuisaViaRoma, I have finally succeeded to acquired one of the most desirable Balmain Homme piece from my Balmain Spring Summer 2013 wishlist. I thought I would never be able to get it anymore because it is always out of stock in my size, especially at this time around when the spring summer end of season sales is coming to an end.
Fortunately one of my readers from France was kind enough to sell me his. He even took a step forward to ship it to me in advance before I even paid him! Just to build our mutual trust since he doesn't have any selling history, I felt very grateful and lucky that I could get this pair of jeans and also the faith and trust he has on me. He said that the reason why he's letting go was simply because it was too loose at his waist despite it is already the smallest size available.
I am wearing a size 27 for the Balmain SS13 Dirty Blue Biker Jeans, it's true size is 29-30 which fits very large to size. When measure flat, the waist measurement for size 27 is approximately 40.5cm. But because of it's inner construction of the biker ribbed pattern, at the rear waist and the multiple front pocket construction takes up around 0.5cm. I would recommend a size 28 would ideally fit someone who is a size 30 true to size considering that it feels quite uncomfortable at the lower waist. The inconsistent sizing has been a known issue from Balmain Biker Jeans that are manufactured in Japan since Fall Winter 2012 collection.
The Balmain Dirty Blue Biker Jeans has an extra-slim cutting that is produced in Japan, it has a mid blue colour, technical crafted washed distressed with a dirty brown sprayed finish and gold detailed stitching. It is the mid-level Balmain Biker Jeans that is priced between $850-1200 (varies among countries). The first similar washed biker was originated from the Balmain Homme Fall Winter 2011 collection in two different distinctive styles - the first was the classic biker which shares a lot of similarity like the current Spring Summer 2013 version; while the other is an entry-level jeans called the 3D Worky Denim Jeans. I have been looking for two of these pairs since Spring Summer 2012, but has no luck in finding one in my size. Thankfully it came back in the Spring Summer 2013 collection, and I can now rest my desire for it in peace.
The Parisian house has recently introduce the latest blue washed distressed biker from the Balmain Fall Winter 2013 collection, it is currently in stock and available at MR PORTER and LuisaViaRoma that is comparable with it's predecessor variant. The Balmain Slim-Fit Distressed Biker for FW13 has a richer blue dye with brighter sand washed finish in the same slim 17cm cutting. According to a reader from France, there are some development changes in the latest biker jeans from FW13. By analysing the data and information provided, I presume that the latest Balmain Biker Jeans are manufactured in another Japan factory as the inner washing label tag colour and design has been revised along with other significant changes, including thicker ribbed and the replacement of YKK zippers over the former Lanfranchi Lampo Italian zippers.
Me wearing my new Balmain Blue Dirty Stretch Biker Denim Jeans with Balmain Embroidered Wool Military Jacket, Topman Light Gray Basic T-Shirt, Balmain Multi-Metal Loop Leather Belt and Balmain Beige Suede Ranger Boots. More daily looks and advance previews on my Instagram @drblogspot. Follow me! =).
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More detailed photos below courtesy of Max Huang from Taiwan.
Balmain Blue Dirty Stretch Biker Denim Jeans photo compilation from various global retailers. They are completely sold out.