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post #11596 of 21997
yeah, the stitch is quite small...would leave many little holes outlining the shape I believe. Although when I told the sales rep I didn't like the stitching he told me their tailor could remove it...
post #11597 of 21997
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Originally Posted by sazon View Post

yeah, the stitch is quite small...would leave many little holes outlining the shape I believe. Although when I told the sales rep I didn't like the stitching he told me their tailor could remove it...

I removed the back pocket stitching of my 1st pair of low straights. It left a faint impression where the stitching had been, this got fainter with time. On my 2nd pair, most of the stitching eventually wore away anyway - looks pretty good imo. I can't see holes left from the stitching on either pair so don't worry about that.
post #11598 of 21997
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Originally Posted by hoit1981 View Post

I removed the back pocket stitching of my 1st pair of low straights. It left a faint impression where the stitching had been, this got fainter with time. On my 2nd pair, most of the stitching eventually wore away anyway - looks pretty good imo. I can't see holes left from the stitching on either pair so don't worry about that.
Thanks! If you get a chance, can you post some pix of what that looks like? Would appreciate that.
post #11599 of 21997
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Thanks! If you get a chance, can you post some pix of what that looks like? Would appreciate that.

Sure:

This is my 2nd pair of Low S's, I no longer have my original pair with the back pocket stitching removed. They are about 2 years old. I wore them hard for the 1st year but have been breaking in some Momotaro's since. There was a 30min cold wash after about 3 months, then a few more cold 30min washes after that. I would say that about 50% of the back pocket stitching has fallen away. Sorry if the pics aren't amazingly clear. I was worried about the prominence of the stitching when I started wearing these, but over time it fades and isn't nearly so obvious.


post #11600 of 21997
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Thanks for all of your advice gents. I went to the RRL shop on West Broadway in NYC and tried on many models. The Low Straight ended up being my fave. I went TTS.
The 33 probably would have stretched in the waist over time to fit me, but I remembered the advice on the tightness of the thighs. The thighs were indeed tight and I didn't want to take any chances with that so I walked out with the 34.
Denny, the sales rep, was excellent. Polite, helpful, good listener to what I wanted.
Not crazy about that back pocket stitching but I guess I can live with it. Anyone ever take theirs out? I'm afraid it would leave ugly marks.

i took the stitching off of my low straights, they leave NO marks at all. 

post #11601 of 21997
Can someone describe the difference between the once washed and the rigid denim? There is no RRL store in Philly. Also, how long do these run. I like to be able to have some turn-up but not excessive. I'm 6'1 and I sometimes wear a 32 length and sometimes a 34.

Any help is appreciated.
post #11602 of 21997
Patek, the rigids are just that: rigid. Very stiff denim, unwashed, like when they come off the sewing machine. Get these if you want to do a full break-in and fade. One washed (or rinsed) are dark but washed so they can be worn immediately and look good, also the dark color may last a bit longer. They are not so stiff off the shelf. I have a pair about a year old and they haven't faded too much, even after a trip to the dry cleaners. They are starting to fade more and more though.

Also rrls come in both 32 and 34 inseams.
post #11603 of 21997
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i took the stitching off of my low straights, they leave NO marks at all. 

Denim - how did you do it...use a special stitch remover/seam ripper?
post #11604 of 21997
Yeah, seam ripper's all you need. They're really cheap and worth having around (for removing basting stitches on jackets, especially). Otherwise, you can do it with a knife, which will just be tedious.
post #11605 of 21997
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Originally Posted by Opermann View Post

Patek, the rigids are just that: rigid. Very stiff denim, unwashed, like when they come off the sewing machine. Get these if you want to do a full break-in and fade. One washed (or rinsed) are dark but washed so they can be worn immediately and look good, also the dark color may last a bit longer. They are not so stiff off the shelf. I have a pair about a year old and they haven't faded too much, even after a trip to the dry cleaners. They are starting to fade more and more though.
Also rrls come in both 32 and 34 inseams.

Got ya. I thought the "rigid" was a color. I do like my jeans stiff when I first buy them.

I realize that they come in different lengths, I'm just loathe to order a pair of each simply to return the other one. Oh well.

Do these go on sale in the RL semi-annual?
post #11606 of 21997
post #11607 of 21997

Ralph introduced the use of "Double RL" on his "Country" line of clothes in the early 90s.  That's where this comes from - I would date this as '91-'92.  I worked for Ralph '90-'93 at a store that had a separate "Country Store" where this line was featured - jeans, "roughwear" they called it, Navajo jackets, etc.  RRL as a line was introduced in '93 and effectively replaced the "Country" label.

post #11608 of 21997
Did you get the jeans at the w. broadway shop? If so they'll take it out for free.
post #11609 of 21997
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Originally Posted by sazon View Post

Denim - how did you do it...use a special stitch remover/seam ripper?

Sorry for the double post, if you got the jeans from the RRL shop @ W. Broadway they'll take it out no charge.
post #11610 of 21997
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Originally Posted by Trimalchio View Post

Depending on the duration between when you ordered and when they marked down, they will adjust. Just call them and ask and maybe push gently. They did it for me as part of this recent sale because the markdowns happened about 10 hours after I had placed my order. 

Thanks for the tip Trimalchio.

If anyone from Toronto is interested Harry Rosen on Bloor has this. Good quality, soft wool, nice fit, but not my style.


I regret passing on the Peacoat last year when it was on sale. Has anyone seen the new one? How's the quality/fit? Made in China?

I am thinking about the cotton hooded jacket but fear it might be too short for me. Has anyone handled it yet?
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