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post #13081 of 21970
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Originally Posted by misterjuiceman View Post

I didn't even think RRL made denim that wasn't selvedge anymore. I wonder what else isn't selvedge.

Me too.. I honestly thought all of their denim was selvedge.. Every piece of denim I have from them is selvedge... That's weird
post #13082 of 21970
post #13083 of 21970
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Originally Posted by Dave_SFU View Post

Well shit, looks like the Mayans were right.

post #13084 of 21970
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Originally Posted by Dave_SFU View Post


Thanks for the picture. They really just started to do this. Non-selvedge colored denim at full price. As I understand it this was not a cost saving measure; but an attempt to make a higher grade pant. Apparently there' was a big uproar from the guys at the retail level. Most people think that at that price, these jeans would be selvedge.

I would expect the folks buying these jeans don't even look and some wouldn't give a shit. I think they should have lowered the price. They certainly have room to do that even if the lower price competes with other jeans in their line. They'll probably blow this inventory out soon. They're still great pants though.
post #13085 of 21970
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Originally Posted by srgprod View Post


Thanks for the picture. They really just started to do this. Non-selvedge colored denim at full price. As I understand it this was not a cost saving measure; but an attempt to make a higher grade pant. Apparently there' was a big uproar from the guys at the retail level. Most people think that at that price, these jeans would be selvedge.
I would expect the folks buying these jeans don't even look and some wouldn't give a shit. I think they should have lowered the price. They certainly have room to do that even if the lower price competes with other jeans in their line. They'll probably blow this inventory out soon. They're still great pants though.

how does it make a higher grade pant? Is the base price of the jean cheaper since it's non-selvedge, and then they can do more with it? I'd honestly rather see them charge even more and have selvedge, if that's what it takes, but really for $380 it should be selvedge.

post #13086 of 21970
Where is this denim from?
post #13087 of 21970
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Originally Posted by hoit1981 View Post

Where is this denim from?

Made in the USA of Imported Fabrics says the tag. Doesnt say anything about Japanese denim
post #13088 of 21970
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Originally Posted by srgprod View Post

Thanks for the picture. They really just started to do this. Non-selvedge colored denim at full price. As I understand it this was not a cost saving measure; but an attempt to make a higher grade pant. Apparently there' was a big uproar from the guys at the retail level. Most people think that at that price, these jeans would be selvedge.
I would expect the folks buying these jeans don't even look and some wouldn't give a shit. I think they should have lowered the price. They certainly have room to do that even if the lower price competes with other jeans in their line. They'll probably blow this inventory out soon. They're still great pants though.

They would be great pants if they were what I thought I was ordering. I wouldnt have bought these knowing what they are now
post #13089 of 21970
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Originally Posted by Dave_SFU View Post


Made in the USA of Imported Fabrics says the tag. Doesnt say anything about Japanese denim

Usually it says on the pocket that it's Japanese denim, if you look on the inside. Are the pockets completely blank?

post #13090 of 21970
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Originally Posted by misterjuiceman View Post

how does it make a higher grade pant? Is the base price of the jean cheaper since it's non-selvedge, and then they can do more with it? I'd honestly rather see them charge even more and have selvedge, if that's what it takes, but really for $380 it should be selvedge.

They are always experimenting. Trying out new designs, new construction methods, etc. I was told that the denim used was from the same Japanese suppliers they always used except it was non-selvedge. Selvedge material is not better or worse just cause it has a selvedge line. That's a traditional method of manufacture from smaller looms. Not better or worse.

It's interesting that selvedge has become this standard of higher quality. Marketing hype in my opinion. It probably costs a few cents more per yard to produce. The looms however are rare and expensive. They don't in and of themselves produce better material. Highest quality denim can be made w.out the selvedge line using natural dyes, smaller production and more attention to the weave and processing. The trick for RRL is to sell jeans for over $ 300 a pair that aren't selvedge. Gap makes good quality selvedge jeans that sell for under $ 50 for instance.
post #13091 of 21970
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Originally Posted by srgprod View Post


They are always experimenting. Trying out new designs, new construction methods, etc. I was told that the denim used was from the same Japanese suppliers they always used except it was non-selvedge. Selvedge material is not better or worse just cause it has a selvedge line. That's a traditional method of manufacture from smaller looms. Not better or worse.
It's interesting that selvedge has become this standard of higher quality. Marketing hype in my opinion. It probably costs a few cents more per yard to produce. The looms however are rare and expensive. They don't in and of themselves produce better material. Highest quality denim can be made w.out the selvedge line using natural dyes, smaller production and more attention to the weave and processing. The trick for RRL is to sell jeans for over $ 300 a pair that aren't selvedge. Gap makes good quality selvedge jeans that sell for under $ 50 for instance.

I think if you have two pairs denim that are identical except for the fact that one is selvedge and one isn't, the selvedge wins out. I just prefer the look of it and the principle of it. It's not exactly rational, but not much in fashion is. I've bought six or seven pairs of RRL, all selvedge, just doesn't sit right for me that it's suddenly not anymore. Now on the same note, for chinos and other non-denim pants, I don't really care if it's selvedge or not. It's just a jean thing.

post #13092 of 21970
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Originally Posted by misterjuiceman View Post

I think if you have two pairs denim that are identical except for the fact that one is selvedge and one isn't, the selvedge wins out. I just prefer the look of it and the principle of it. It's not exactly rational, but not much in fashion is. I've bought six or seven pairs of RRL, all selvedge, just doesn't sit right for me that it's suddenly not anymore. Now on the same note, for chinos and other non-denim pants, I don't really care if it's selvedge or not. It's just a jean thing.

I agree. Well said!

When I go to the Levis store, I always see the sales people checking for that selvedge line. Kind of funny but that's where the bar is set. Selvedge, non-selvedge.
post #13093 of 21970
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Originally Posted by misterjuiceman View Post

Usually it says on the pocket that it's Japanese denim, if you look on the inside. Are the pockets completely blank?

No the pocket that usually says "From the finest quality Japanese selvedge denim" now says "From the finest woven denim". If its imported and not listed as being Japanese i want to know where its coming from
post #13094 of 21970
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Originally Posted by srgprod View Post

I agree. Well said!
When I go to the Levis store, I always see the sales people checking for that selvedge line. Kind of funny but that's where the bar is set. Selvedge, non-selvedge.

Just my personal preference since i know the quality isnt the issue between the two, but when I cuff my jeans I think it looks awful as non selvedge denim.
post #13095 of 21970
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Originally Posted by Dave_SFU View Post

Just my personal preference since i know the quality isnt the issue between the two, but when I cuff my jeans I think it looks awful as non selvedge denim.

Yeah. It doesn't look as good. Even those weird lines from Lee (one sided), Paul Smith (rainbow), PRPS (blue or green) make me feel better.
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