I noticed many of you wear PDC jeans from the "What are you wearing now" posts. I have never heard of these jeans before"”what makes them so much better than regular old Levi's?
Paper Denim & Cloth jeans are hand-sewn in the US from premium American, Japanese and Italian selvedge denim. They come in a variety of cuts and finishes that favor classicism over "over-the-top" trendiness, and they fit and feel great. Whether they're worth what they cost is a matter of debate for any premium jeans, but I'd say that PDC comes closer to justifying the high price than, say, Diesel, Energie, Versace, Armani, Gucci or Dolce & Gabbana jeans. If you're going to spend over $100 on jeans, they should be made as well as PDC. I think Levi's Premium is comparable in quality, and slightly lower in price as well. Helmut Lang is also comparable, but the HL cuts support fewer body types. Specifically, guys with well-developed legs complain about HL's narrowness. (This will never be my problem: HL jeans are a perfect fit for me.) I have yet to try Dior Homme jeans, but I have a suspicion that they're closer to Gucci than to Lang or PDC. They're certainly not worth the absurd premium. (I think they retail for @$400 US.) And even my inner rock star won't let me take Cavalli jeans seriously.