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Again: levis red line!

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Since my last post I picked up three pairs of these jeans. I was lucky enough to find them in the clearance section at two local Marshall's. Still I am wondering what others think about these jeans for I never heard anything about them until I found them in the store. I recommend checking them out if you never heard of them either. They are a lot like the Egineered jeans, with the twisting seams, but even more stylish. I've still been unable to find that many sites that talk about or sell them, especially no sites in America. If any of you know of any it would be appreciated. Check out these sites if you would like to see what it is I am going on about: http://www.assu-j.com/levisred/lred2.html; and http://levis.wear.jp/LER/index.asp. Also for those who may be familiar with the line one of the pairs I picked up was the 1st Giant, now I am wondering how these are supposed to be worn. They say they are 32s, and they are with the back cinch fully closed, but that causes the ass end of the jean to bulge out which looks a little weird. I am just wondering if this was the look they were going for or what?
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Those are called bumsters, my friends. Alexander McQueen started their revival 2000-2001, I believe. For god's sake don't cinch those things up. They are meant to ride low on you hips and to be fairly relaxed (baggy). Wear them with a vintage sweatshirt.
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Sorry about the messed up links, I didn't check them when I first posted. They work now though. LA Guy you may be thinking of either vintage Big E Levis or their new 'vintage' collection. The Red line I am talking about first came out in 2000. From what I read on the Levis website it was created to push the envelope of modern denim design. More along the lines of if Mr. Strauss was to create the first pair of jeans today what would they look like? And as to don't cinch them trust me I won't for the whole but thing, but I will have to wear a belt with them, even though they didn't even bother to put belt loops on them, for uncinched they are around 36/38s. In the end they were made for a more sophisticated locale that can appreciate unique/strange forms of denim like Japan, so they are meant to be cinched since these people would find it more interesting than repulsive that the but bubbles out. Unfortunately for me I live in a city that is far from sophisticated, especially about jeans and what not. I have yet to see another person even wear a pair of the Engineered jeans let alone more cult kinds like Diesel or Evisu. Anyways check the links now that they work, and let me know if these were the ones you were talking about.
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Tim if you want to stop the butt from bubbling out go out and buy yourself some similar denim and sow it to the jeans below where the belt-loop should be, at irregular intervals. It's been done to almost all the Ck jeans by designers like APC and the rest, and looks great. It's also functional in that it holds the jeans up and lets you leave the butt uncinched. I promise you, with the Hippy revival AND the hot denim market around at the same time, that look will be in at least until the end of this winter. And the second it goes out, just carefully cut off the loops and re-modify them again, simple as that. If you can't personally sow, either get a friend that can, or go to a store and explicitly tell them what you want. Draw them a picture, threaten to break their knees if they mess up, whatever it takes for you to get a nice pair of wearable customized jeans out of them. Anyway, I hope that that suggestion carried some merit.. --European Interloper
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