Originally Posted by LA Guy
Oh, is it just the lighting, or do you have black 5EPs? And I love the back stitching on those puppies... Very clever... I have to say that my favorite jeans companies right now (I'm not a big fan of repros, though I see their appeal) are 5EP, Nudie, and Rag & Bone. 5EP construction is great, but the real draw is the incredible, multihued color of their raw and resin wash denim. Nudie I like for their cuts and the intense, true blue color of the Dry Selvedge denim after it has been washed. Rag & Bone just makes great jeans that can be worn by 16 year olds and 60 year olds alike. That can't be said of many non-repro jeans.
Not mine unfortunately, they belong to a (far wealthier UGH) friend who sent me some pictures. They will be mine, however, after i stab him violently to death. Personally i'm not so keen on exact repros myself either. Stuff like SC, SD and Samurai (hey, alliteration) looks cool but over here i'll just get mistaken for someone who buys cheap thai levi's copies. And i'd rather have quieter jeans like the 811, New Standard, or R&B if i'm going to pay good money for my denim. That, or head all the way the other way, for the Nudie wave design which does scream I'M DIFFERENT in a crowd full of Levi's, Guess and other assorted mainstream brands. Ditto the Imperial twigs.