Originally Posted by teddieriley
I'm just curious as to what people's thoughts are on Diesel, Energie, G-Star, True Religion, 575, Rock'n Republic, Paper Denim and Cloth jeans.
I don't see them mentioned much at all in these posts, and was curious as to how people on this forum see them.
Diesel is one of the original (non-repro) premium jeans companies. In fact, it is *the* original, and the company has put out consistently good jeans. I'm not a fan of their crazier washes or cuts, but the quality is consistent. Energie jeans are generally garbage - bad denim, consistently bad washes. G-Star makes a decent jean (The grey Ruger was a good case in point) occasionally, but overbranding is really turning me off the company. I liked True Religion for the first three months after they launched, although even then I had reservations - I do not like holes in my jeans. Then the washes got worse, and the oversaturation killed them. 575 made a decent product and overprocessed it (see a theme?) Rock and Republic make a decent product - good fit, okay denim and trims, but imo, is not worth the markup. Paper Denim came flying out of the blocks with great washes and cuts and good denim (Of all these brands, I think Louis Boston only ever carried Paper Denim, for example). Then Scott Morrison left the company, and except for the GTO-1 year, which *may* have been designed after he left, it's been a long slide down since.