Originally Posted by cuponoodles
Originally Posted by lesamourai
Have you worn any of the jeans that you're comparing your unbranded jeans to? If not then please stop.
Not trying to sound like a dick here, but who cares? The issue or instance of 'quality' in denim is not only incredibly subjective (does anyone here work with fabric or actually make denim jeans? How do you determine the true 'quality' of the fabric anyway?), but I highly doubt that anyone here, besides the occasional jeans-wearing jaunt outside, is an experienced enough fabric expert to sing the praises of one particular type of denim over another. I don't know enough about fabrics, but I do know enough about weaving and fabric strength that denim, regardless of its overall construction or sourcing, is an extremely durable textile. I'm sure people can complain all they want about 'justifying' the high quality price of a $300 pair of jeans, but it's a true story that my $30 H&M jeans are going very strong after 3 years of every day (literally) wear. You are paying for a label, and you are paying for the right to say you own a $300 pair of jeans. Trying to disguise it as something else and justify it through words like 'high quality', 'great stitching' and strong adjective use is an exercise in self-delusion. In other words, having a dick-measuring contest in a context one knows little of and based purely upon an entirely misinformed reference point is every definition of silly.
His sole argument was that since all three are 21 oz denim the Unbranded jeans are clearly just as good while being a fraction of the price. Hardly valid criticism. That said if you pick up a pair of H&M denim in one hand and, well, any other brand we've talked about in this thread, in another it's pretty easy to feel the difference. Fabric quality aside you're also paying for the cut, dye, and yes, for the name as well, however the name is hardly the sole thing you're paying for as with many designer jeans. I have an American Apparel sweatshirt that has lasted me four or five years, does that mean it's as nice as a loopwheel knit from Buzz Rickson? I mean, it's not like we can determine the actual quality of the fabric right?
brb gonna sell all my clothes and rebuy my outfit at h&m cause fabric is fabric kayEdited by lesamourai - 9/11/12 at 11:28am