Originally Posted by indesertum
oh man. really sorry. i guess that kind of came off wrong. i had a pair of slim black jeans from gap that were kinda streaky like yours. the fit looks great. wasn't meant as a criticism.
No offense taken. Hey, criticism is always fine with me as long as people aren't mean spirited about it and explain why. Just saying "it sucks" isn't particularly helpful. But what you noticed is accurate with respect to the streaks. All Mr. Olive firm raw denim I've seen has a vertical grain to it. It is not nearly as flat of texture as a new pair of KMW denim. I'm still not sure what I think of the streaks, but I do like the tight fit and low rise of the Mr. Olive denim a lot better than other brands I've tried: KMW, Levi, Julius, Geller, Nudie, and W+H.