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post #11596 of 20961
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Originally Posted by Dynamics View Post

If anyone's selling a Roper Denim Jacket in a Medium from F/W 2011 hit me up.

i have one and have been debating whether to keep or sell. it fits me a little big and was thinking of having it altered. is tailoring a denim jacket, esp. the roper jkt, wise?

if i do decide to sell, i will message you.
post #11597 of 20961
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.
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Sazon, I've thought about removing the stitching. My thought was that it might leave a cool "shadow" (can't think of a better word) where the stitching was.
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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 #11600 of 20961
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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 #11601 of 20961
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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 #11602 of 20961
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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 #11603 of 20961
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Originally Posted by sazon View Post

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 #11604 of 20961
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 #11605 of 20961
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 #11606 of 20961
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Originally Posted by Denim View Post

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 #11607 of 20961
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 #11608 of 20961
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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?
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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.

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