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Pre-Distressed Honeycombs

post #1 of 19
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What's your opinion?

In general, I'd say they infuriate me. They hit at the calf ALL the time, and it seems like such an easy fix to me. I know fuckall about it, so feel free to correct me there. I have a friend who's not into highend brands or fashion much at all. He has a pair of 1969 that look really good on him, except that the fucking faded creasing behind the knee starts below mid-calf and ends where normal creasing should be starting.

The reason I bring this up, is that I just got in a pair of Puma x Evisu skinny jean in the 'worn' wash. I have too much raw denim, and think the wash on these is pretty rad and subtle. However, there are light honeycombs behind the knees, and they are too low.











Thoughts?
post #2 of 19
Yeah, I don't know why that happens. I've seen it happen with everything from 1969 to ES.
post #3 of 19
perhaps they put them too low so you can get real ones eventually?

and ahaz you can never have too much raw/unfaded denim. i dont know about you but when im spending $150 or more on denim i dont want the fading left some commercial laundry.
post #4 of 19
If anything they should be put higher to simulate shrinkage. (Once you wash raw jeans the wear marks will all move up a bit.) But I personally don't care for pre-"wear" of any kind that tries to simulate real wear, with very rare exceptions.
post #5 of 19
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I'm really torn, I love the wash from the front, but not from the back.

This sucks .
post #6 of 19
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In general, I'd say they infuriate me.
I completely agree. They always look terrible. I don't think it's that bad on your pair though. I would wear them.
post #7 of 19
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Originally Posted by Geowu
I completely agree. They always look terrible. I don't think it's that bad on your pair though. I would wear them.

Thanks man. They're not all that obvious, but they are quite low. I'm still debating on exchanging them for the rigids.

To add to the confusion, Puma sent me an order confirmation email when I first ordered them a week ago. They said they would send me another email when they shipped.

They never did, so I sent them an email today saying, "Hey, never got a ship confirmation email, and my credit card hasn't been charged yet. Order #XXXXX" I get home from work to find them sitting in my apartment complex office. Sweet, Wells Fargo must be slow with putting the charge on my online statement or something.

Well, I looked at my invoice a minute ago, and my billing address is listed as a state different from the one where I live. I really don't want to be the guy who steals from Puma, but on the other hand, I feel kinda weird calling them up to tell them to charge my CC.

Perhaps the most honest and easy solution would be to order the Rigids, and return the ones I have. That way I wouldn't have it hanging over my head that they will eventually figure out what happened.
post #8 of 19
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Originally Posted by Ahaz
What's your opinion?

Your feet are freakishly large.
post #9 of 19
I've never seen any that look realistic, but I've seen some on Levi's, Edwin and Earnest Sewn that look good. I can't stand when companies put vertical lines or some other shit that takes 5 seconds... Why even put anything at all?
post #10 of 19
I like Earnest Sewn's artifical honeycombs. Some of the best I've ever seen, really. I just don't understand the placement.
post #11 of 19
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Originally Posted by Arethusa
I like Earnest Sewn's artifical honeycombs. Some of the best I've ever seen, really. I just don't understand the placement.

My PDC Ltd's are the same way. Extremely well done honeycombs, inexplicably placed right on top of my calves.
post #12 of 19
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Originally Posted by SGladwell
My PDC Ltd's are the same way. Extremely well done honeycombs, inexplicably placed right on top of my calves.
Same with my PDC GTOs. Curious...
post #13 of 19
But honeycombs don't fall exactly on the back of the knee, do they? Mine scrunch up just below the knee when i stand up.
post #14 of 19
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Originally Posted by montecristo#4
Your feet are freakishly large.

The actually grew a little over half a size a few months ago. I'm 24. Hooray for 5' 11", 138 lbs and size 11 feet.

Looks great with skinny jeans.


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Originally Posted by tweedlesinpink
But honeycombs don't fall exactly on the back of the knee, do they? Mine scrunch up just below the knee when i stand up.

Yeah, they're not centered right behind the knee or anything, but they're never that low. I tried to bend my knee in the pics, so you could tell where they should naturally fall.
post #15 of 19
The honeycombs don't look terrible, although they do look a little off. However, the rest of the jeans look really damn good, and I normally hate Evisu stuff. Seriously, those look pretty excellent, although I would completely understand if the honeycomb thing sticks out in your mind enough to ruin them for you.
I'm not sure how fashionable your friends are, but if I wore those jeans my friends would be too impressed to notice a detail like that. As for the credit card jumble, if you want to order the rigids and just mail those to me I'm sure you could sleep with a clean conscience
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