since you're on the shorter side as well, do/did you get your denim hemmed?
That being said, I’m not a denimhead, so I don’t care too much about chain stitching and all that jazz (though I find it imperative to have my jeans altered). I once asked a salesperson at APC who they recommend, and they sent me to G&G Cleaners on Grand Street. Low and behold, despite looking like the Four-Five-Six Laundromat that serves as a front to ISIS headquarters, they did excellent work. Or you can just go to any old quality tailor. Or you can go to Kaihara in Hiroshima (I once overhead a stoned twenty-something in the East Village claim that real denimheads take $1800 flights to alter their jeans—it’s kind of like their Mecca).