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post #31 of 53
Try to pick up some J Crew jeans on sale or at an outlet. I've had some of theirs that lasted quite a while.
post #32 of 53
Clearance pairs of GAP 1969 Premium jeans.
post #33 of 53
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Originally Posted by mbc
Try to pick up some J Crew jeans on sale or at an outlet. I've had some of theirs that lasted quite a while.
Agreed. The J Crew jeans I had a while back were lasting forever, but I put them in the dryer and shrunk them too much.

I really don't suggest Levi's STF. I have a couple pairs, and while one has lasted a while's wear, they don't look very good. The other was quickly trashed and looks terrible.
post #34 of 53
land's end?

I have some of their dress shirts, which are really well-made for the money.
post #35 of 53
you don't want to get jeans that are a poly blend (unless you're really into sweating and smelling funny once it gets warm out) Also, poly blend pants wear weird, you'll get weird fuzzy knubs all over them as they wear.

If you just want to be really utilitarian about it:
- look at the construction. Are the seams tight? were they gone over more than once? Are the buttons/rivets, etc. not cheap looking/feeling?
- obviously steer clear of distressed/whiskered/faded jeans. They are as the name would imply, worn in a bit so that takes some of the life out of them.
- go for thicker as opposed to thinner denim.

As far as fits go, go with whatever's flattering and comfortable on your body type. Everyone is built different, so there are a myriad of different cuts out there.
post #36 of 53
post #37 of 53
you can buy Lee and Levis jeans for under 40 dollars easy.
post #38 of 53
How are jeans like Hollister, Nautica, JCrew, and DKNY?
post #39 of 53
Abercrombie is overpriced crap. Nautica and DKNY, far as I know, are no better. You pay for the name. J Crew is actually fairly good if you can stand the cuts. Try to get them on sale, though.
post #40 of 53
I've had my non-shrink to fit levis 501s for a good 4 years now, and I actually wash them. It's a quality product.
post #41 of 53
I'd go for the Rustlers. Even if they fall apart in a year, you only have $9.97 in them.
post #42 of 53
Why not get some Carhartt rigids?

They are really heavy denim and basically built for TRUE workmen in terms of lastability and quality.

I own a pair, and they might not be the trendiest jeans ever with a beautiful indgo fade etc and all that other stuff, but it sounds like you're after a quality pair at a fair price, and these would fit the bill perfectly.

Everyone also says good things about the Wrangler rigid 13MWZ, which is about 20 US I believe in the states.

remember: Jeans are a workwear garment - they should last pretty much forever. The first brands to make jeans as TRUE workwear (not fashion items) will and still undoubtedly produce the best jeans which fit the criteria you have specified. So you should look at traditional 501, Wrnagler, Lee, Carhartt models
post #43 of 53
I grew up spending my summers working my ass off on a ranch; riding horses, cutting down trees, building fences with barbed-wire, etc. and let me tell you; EVERYONE that has ever worked on a ranch would swear their unborn children on a pair of Wranglers/Carharrts; all the cowboys, loggers, etc......yeah they are high-rise and may not fit perfectly, but they are tough as shit and very cheap. Levi's STF 501s are nice too.....
post #44 of 53
Sort of off-topic, but does anyone know if the Rigid Levi's Capital E 501 is actually raw or an emulation?
post #45 of 53
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Originally Posted by mdk
Sort of off-topic, but does anyone know if the Rigid Levi's Capital E 501 is actually raw or an emulation?

Definitely raw. In truth there is no point in making emulated raw jeans, because that requires spending money to do some sort of treatment, where as in raw jeans no treatment whatsoever is required.
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