Have a gift certificate and RL store credit so I may go to the store and actually buy some RRL jeans at full price If I want the raw, unwashed, solid indigo SF approved straight legs... what do I ask for and how much will they cost? Is that model even still available? My local RL store rarely gets RRL so the SA's there are usually useless. I already have a pair that I love but I bought them second hand several years ago and am not completely sure what the the current equivalent is called.
You likely know this already but (in case you don't) if you save a search on eBay you can get daily updates on new listings. For example "(rrl, double rl) (30, 31)" should cover your immediate needs. . .
Btw, nv buy RRL at those retail prices. Seriously.
What are the retail prices for RRL these days? On Farinelli's it looks like the "one-rinse" has a regular price of $225 and the "raw selvedge" is $220. Is that the same as what they sell for at the RL store? I don't think I've ever paid full retail for anything since I joined SF but if they really are $220 - $100 store credit doesn't seem insane for jeans I know will fit me perfectly. I only have one pair at the moment and have had them for 3 years now so it's one of those things I don't mind splurging on.
I lurked eBay for awhile, got a BNWT one wash pair of straights that I tailored with a taper and new hem for 20 dollars, got them shipped to me 70 US, so say 85 US all up. Man new-ish A.P.C's NS's go for more then that. I will probably lurk more later in the year and stock up on a few spare pair so that I've got a stack of basic good quality raw's for awhile. Best cost to quality ratio is hand's down RRL @ eBay prices.