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post #136 of 204
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Originally Posted by Brown Magic
Since I also just joined the board, and can understand your denim elitism to a certain extent...I agree with the above statement. Whats the deal with all the hate for TR and other "mainstream" denim brands?

Nothing at all, if you like paying $200 for a jean that is as well made as a $20 pair of levi's.
post #137 of 204
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Originally Posted by redmania
I've been buying jeans from these guys lately.

http://www.goodnorth.com/

What do you think? The cut really suits my body form.

their uppers are good/quality wise. don't know about the jeans, but they're not gonna fall apart on you
post #138 of 204
I think the creator of OTS is into his denim, i remember reading an article on him and he banged on about the rise of the akamimi denim and such, Its a shame they wash the jeans.
post #139 of 204
Heh, I never put together one of these lists, so I figured I would, just for fun. Disclaimer, I own all of these jeans and my list is ranked in order of my preference and wearing frequency.

1a) 5EP Low Down Boot Rigid
This is a great pair of jeans, wonderful details, including hidden rivets and chain stitching, and it's very understated and the denim is just wonderful. Fit is great too, and it doesn't really even look like a bootcut.

1b) Ande Whall Cougar
This jean is very dark, extremely well made, and an awesome fit. I like the Cougar fit slightly better but the 5EP has wonderful details so I'm giving these a tie.

3) Nudie Straight Sven Dry Selvage
While this jean isn't quite as dark as the other two, it does fit quite well, with a nice low rise and reasonably slim fit. I did have to have my pair tailored from the knee to the ankle but with that modification it's one of my favorite pairs of jeans. I'm ranking it below the two above it because I prefer very dark denim and because I had to have it altered.

4) RRL Slim Fit Selvage
The RRLs are great jeans with extremely nice details, a nice slim fit, very low rise (too low for some, probably, like 9-9.5" for 34") wonderful dark denim, and best of all, very low pricing.

5) Studio D' Artisan SDA-103
One issue I have with many repros is their relatively high rise. The SDA-103, however, has a nice modern cut with low rise, dark, smooth denim, and slim fit. Having muscular thighs and calves, some repros are hard for me to wear, but the SDA-103 work very well.

6) Nudie Regular Ralf Dry Selvage
For a long time the gold standard here, I think the RRDS is actually an underrated jean. It is a cut that looks flattering on most, with a not particularly overstated bootcut, and nice Japanese denim. What's not to like?

7)Rag&Bone RB15s
Rag & Bone makes a wonderful pair of jeans with extremely dark, nearly black selvage denim, wonderful detailing and quality of construction, and a great fit.

8)APC New Standard
This jean is relatively inexpensive, with nice denim that is durable and fades well. It also comes with quite a long inseam which is attractive to some people. Not quite as attractive is the strange and sometimes variable sizing and relatively high rise, but it's still a nice jean.

9) Sugar Cane Okinawa 40301N
While I didn't get the more expensive natural indigo variant, I still like this pair of jeans. They are quite relaxed and I would recommend sizing down at least one size, especially if you aren't going to wash them. The feel of the sugar cane fibers gets a little bit of getting used to, but the feel is unique.

10) Julian Red California No Wash
Another Swedish jean, this one is quite slim fit and has nice dark denim and a low rise. A nice modern cut and nice detailing probably make up for slightly lower quality of construction than some other jeans on this list. I'm quite fond of my pair.
post #140 of 204
should I wait for the 5EPxStyleForum jeans or get some Ande Whall Cougars???
post #141 of 204
If you want to wait till August to get a new pair of jeans, by all means wait for the 5EPxSF, but the Cougars are a great jean that is available now.
post #142 of 204
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Originally Posted by drizzt3117
If you want to wait till August to get a new pair of jeans, by all means wait for the 5EPxSF, but the Cougars are a great jean that is available now.


i think i will get the cougars and get the 5EPxSF when those come out. should be a good grace period. how much will they cost?
post #143 of 204
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Originally Posted by GWHiZiTSPHiL
i think i will get the cougars and get the 5EPxSF when those come out. should be a good grace period. how much will they cost?

The 5EP/SF? They were saying $250 or something. The Cougars are $160 shipped.
post #144 of 204
you didn't mention PRPS on your list. Why not?
cheers!
Chartruse
post #145 of 204
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Originally Posted by chartruse View Post
you didn't mention PRPS on your list. Why not?
cheers!
Chartruse

Overpriced and full sized cut (although I hear the raw slims are a step up). Its a nice jean but nothing in the top 5 from my POV. Perhaps a fitting issue...
post #146 of 204
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Originally Posted by chartruse View Post
you didn't mention PRPS on your list. Why not?
cheers!
Chartruse

The list is from over a year ago and before a lot of different denim was discovered. I think if the list was made now, only 2 of those would probably make the new list.

I could add my own list to this thread but i haven't tried on the same variety of jeans fok and some others have. My list would be from the small variety of jeans i've tried on and the looks i've seen on countless sf/sufu people and how easy they are to fit properly and how they look when worn at their best and what i've read about quality/details/denim.

in no particular order and a slight variety of fits

apc ns
flathead 3001/f310
dior 21cm/19cm
5ep low down boot
ande whall grifter
iron heart 634
nudie straight sven
pbj005
samurai s0500
45rpm sorahiko

I don't know. Just a quick off the top list of stuff i've seen/read/heard about.
post #147 of 204
I would be tired too if I have to write soo much for jeans.....I have a list too, but top of it are:


1. Hermes ~ $900
2. Dolce & Gabbana 2 of them, 1. $760 and the other $550
3. Louis Vuitton ~$700
4. 2 Gucci's one $550 and the other $525 (white)
5. Prada: 3 of them averaging $400
6. Versace: 3 of them averaging $600.
7. Paper Denim, MK and etc..etc....

I am too tired to list the others.
post #148 of 204
No.
post #149 of 204
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Originally Posted by Daskb View Post
I would be tired too if I have to write soo much for jeans.....I have a list too, but top of it are: 1. Hermes ~ $900 2. Dolce & Gabbana 2 of them, 1. $760 and the other $550 3. Louis Vuitton ~$700 4. 2 Gucci's one $550 and the other $525 (white) 5. Prada: 3 of them averaging $400 6. Versace: 3 of them averaging $600. 7. Paper Denim, MK and etc..etc.... I am too tired to list the others.
Judging by your list, I doubt you could write very much about jeans.
post #150 of 204
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Originally Posted by Daskb View Post
I would be tired too if I have to write soo much for jeans.....I have a list too, but top of it are:


1. Hermes ~ $900
2. Dolce & Gabbana 2 of them, 1. $760 and the other $550
3. Louis Vuitton ~$700
4. 2 Gucci's one $550 and the other $525 (white)
5. Prada: 3 of them averaging $400
6. Versace: 3 of them averaging $600.
7. Paper Denim, MK and etc..etc....

moronic. all you know about them is the price. absolutely nothing else.

you get the scissor-stab icon as a prize
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