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post #46 of 68
Sometimes I'm sad because I see that these premium Uniqlo jeans seem to be super awesome and cost me $20 on sale and I love them and I haven't had any problems with them with the whole quality thing but out of all the SF approved things I think jeans are the most justifiable purchase than say a $200 dress shirt or $300 shoes because I get the most wear out of a pair of jeans.

There's always going to be people that say 'you don't need $300 jeans' but in the end it's just a personal preference type of thing. I'm still going to wait a year or two before i splurge on a pair of the higher end stuff when I know my waist size stays fairly constant.
post #47 of 68
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That is not a good mountain.
Maybe I meant, "shrine." A few more posts and we'll be there.
post #48 of 68
Like food, raw denim is better because much of the nutritional value is leached out during the washing process. However you can still enjoy washed denim and benefit from the good nutrients by saving the laundry water for soup stock.
post #49 of 68
Am I becoming jaded or is this place worse then it was six months ago?
post #50 of 68
Well the reason I considered RAW jeans was because it's a neat idea and my previous pair of H&M jeans had held up for 3 or 4 years.

The reason I am now considering EXPENSIVE jeans is because that pair lasted a year or less before blowing out in the crotch. What the fuck.
post #51 of 68
great way to start the new year; making a thread that's been repeated 100 times.
post #52 of 68
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Because you can have a year of enjoyment out of $200 and going to a movie costs $10.

Just a year?

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This sounds like a thesis topic for a consumer anthropology student.

Word. It's a worthy topic. There's a lotta layers to this, which I think is why it sparks so many feelings in people.

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RAW denim is like an artist's blank canvas... how you wear them [or wear them in] is an individual expression of oneself.

+1000. Best understated explanation yet. If you don't 'get' that, you don't get raw denim.

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No such worries for my motorcycle. I do get oil on my legs, though. I really need to fix that valve cover gasket...

Hmm. Pre-90's Triumph, airhead BMW, or Ducati, any year? My vote's on the Duc.

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Am I becoming jaded or is this place worse then it was six months ago?

Put yer dentures back in there, pops.
post #53 of 68
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Am I becoming jaded or is this place worse then it was six months ago?

You are not jaded friend.
post #54 of 68
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I like the stiffness and the dark color.

That's what she said.
post #55 of 68
so i only have to buy a pair of denim every 2 years
post #56 of 68
Two main reasons:
- Looks better than pre-faded jeans
- Because I can
post #57 of 68
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so i only have to buy a pair of denim every 2 years

so I can only wear a pair of denim every 6 months
post #58 of 68
Why do you have to justify it? As long as its pareto efficient, i.e., I get more utility by paying more, it's not irrational. Every person makes their own judgment regarding utility vs. price. Paying $100 for nice jeans makes sense to me. Of course it doesn't make sense to most people. But both our decisions are equally justifiable, in a purely economic sense. For example, I would never purchase an expensive luxury car. But to a lot of people, it makes sense to have all the extra doo-dads and power. Who am I to judge?
post #59 of 68
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Why do you have to justify it? As long as its pareto efficient, i.e., I get more utility by paying more, it's not irrational. Every person makes their own judgment regarding utility vs. price. Paying $100 for nice jeans makes sense to me.
Interestingly simple, but not 'simplistic'. The one missing factor in this argument is the 'craftsmanship' factor. Beyond utility, there's the skill, fit (cut), attention to detail, and the understated interpretation of traditional details. Those elements are less quantifiable than utility, yet just as much a part of my choice. Also, there's the 'personality' factor. All things being equal in the utility department, I wear jeans every day and enjoy the individual personality each pair has.
post #60 of 68
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Nudies are notorious for crotch blowouts; next time try a brand that doesn't slurp nutbutter.

All jeans get crotch blowouts. My Ande's crotch blew out.
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