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post #61 of 89
Quote:
Originally Posted by whodini
I'd like to see examples of where you've seen that.

Otherwise, RRL uses the same selvage material for all their jeans. Here's an example from their more current line: http://cgi.ebay.com/Ralph-Lauren-RRL...QQcmdZViewItem

non selvage straights

http://cgi.ebay.com/Ralph-Lauren-RRL...QQcmdZViewItem
post #62 of 89
Thread Starter 
Wow that makes no sense...I stand corrected. So out of all the RRL jeans, the only non-selvage are the straight cuts which retailed for the same price as their selvage counterparts. I'll go out on a limb and say this is probably from their American line and similar to what cmf purchased in the states. They run true to size and it don't say "Made in Japan" or "Ring Spun Denim" like some of the newer pairs that clearly are selvage. smw356, I wonder if RRL lost their material source for whatever reason but kept the design and construction the same for the straight leg. Then once they got the material again, the continued on business as usual. In the photos in the link you posted, you can even tell they even stuck with the chain stitching. I also question this seller's tags. He's got a pair of slimboots with slim fit tags on them.
post #63 of 89
Quote:
Originally Posted by whodini
Wow that makes no sense...I stand corrected. So out of all the RRL jeans, the only non-selvage are the straight cuts which retailed for the same price as their selvage counterparts. I'll go out on a limb and say this is probably from their American line and similar to what cmf purchased in the states. They run true to size and it don't say "Made in Japan" or "Ring Spun Denim" like some of the newer pairs that clearly are selvage. smw356, I wonder if RRL lost their material source for whatever reason but kept the design and construction the same for the straight leg. Then once they got the material again, the continued on business as usual. In the photos in the link you posted, you can even tell they even stuck with the chain stitching. I also question this seller's tags. He's got a pair of slimboots with slim fit tags on them.
I think its probably just the wash (which is even uglier in person than in pictures) with the sandblasted upper leg with grass stain kinda overtones to it that isnt selvage. Last time i was at a RL outlet they had 3-4 pairs that wash, all no selvage, a few of the same fit darker wash that was selvage, and a few of the hyper tapered + gay back pocket slimfits. Everything else was selvage.
post #64 of 89
Thread Starter 
And they have the balls to price it the same.... Thanks for correcting me.
post #65 of 89
I gotta check out the rrl store, what should I look for fellas I didn't know there were several types. I haven't followed any of the RRL threads can someone give their expert opinion werd up.
post #66 of 89
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It looks to me that the latest generation have some lame stitchwork on the backpockets but run true to size. Let us know the price. Quality-wise you get a lot of bang for the buck if you can find them discounted. They're double-good if you're looking for something that takes a lot to wear out the indigo. These babies fade sloooooooooooooooooowly.
post #67 of 89
Quote:
Originally Posted by whodini
Wow that makes no sense...I stand corrected.

So out of all the RRL jeans, the only non-selvage are the straight cuts which retailed for the same price as their selvage counterparts.

I'll go out on a limb and say this is probably from their American line and similar to what cmf purchased in the states. They run true to size and it don't say "Made in Japan" or "Ring Spun Denim" like some of the newer pairs that clearly are selvage.



smw356, I wonder if RRL lost their material source for whatever reason but kept the design and construction the same for the straight leg. Then once they got the material again, the continued on business as usual. In the photos in the link you posted, you can even tell they even stuck with the chain stitching.

I also question this seller's tags. He's got a pair of slimboots with slim fit tags on them.

nothing like what i purchased. mine were selvage and probably a couple years old since i found them at burlignton coat factory on clearance. not the same as any ive seen on here or ebay actually. i think mine were made before they moved production to japan.
post #68 of 89
Thread Starter 
First wash after 6 months since they were getting a little funky. Decided to go overboard on details and photos to fully document the process so that hopefully there'll be fewer newbie questions. You'll notice a hole on the (my) right pocket and several whiter patches along the knees from the Fight Club encounter back in Sept. and not surprisingly most, if not all, of the blood and mud disappeared over time. Other than that, I wore them nearly every single day in a fairly comfortable climate meaning I hardly sweated in them. Hot soaked in a plastic bin for 30 mins with a few squirts of Dr.Bonner's to clean things up but not enough to make it sudsy. "Hot" means turning the knob for "hot" in my bathroom, filling the bin, and it being warm enough for me not to want to stick my hand in there for longer than a few seconds. Water turned a very cloudy light blue (bluer than seen in the photo) and took a few cold rinses to clean out completely. Pressed through a towel to remove excess water (tip ala Cheap). Hung to dry for a few hours then worn to reset the creases while still a little damp. Voila! Denim was still a little damp when after pics were taken but clearly the hot wash didn't do too much in terms of contrasting and very little in terms of shrinking except for the back patch. When fresh they were a little snug on me but not tight and stretched out at least 1.5"-2" in the waist and a bit in the thighs over the course of 6 months. Washing them did NOT bring them back to their original size or smaller, but did bring it back to a tighter fit that I like. I like how the whiskers around the waist/crotch are coming out, the light lap fading, and as I discovered this morning, the front knee creases. Honeycombs still aren't set but as I've seen on older/more-used RRL's, they're a motherbitch to fade. Towards the bottom I took a photo of one of the shins in an attempt to highlight the hairyness of the denim. The jeans were originally like that and because of a lack of contact/wear in the lower legs remained that way pre/post-wash, that is to say, the wash didn't exaggerate the appearance. Here's to another 6 months.
post #69 of 89
Nice pics whodini:

I really like my RRLs, they're in my top 3 favorite jeans at the moment with my tailored SSDS and my Ande Whalls. They've stretched out to be a slim but somewhat comfortable fit.
post #70 of 89
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by drizzt3117
Nice pics whodini:

I really like my RRLs, they're in my top 3 favorite jeans at the moment with my tailored SSDS and my Ande Whalls. They've stretched out to be a slim but somewhat comfortable fit.
Give them another month and they'll fit even better. They're very flexible.
post #71 of 89
Very nice whodini! I can't wait to see these when they've been washed a couple more times, they'll be amazing. By the way, where did you pick up the Dr. Bronners? Did you order online? I haven't seen Bronners in any of the major supermarkets.
post #72 of 89
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post #73 of 89
My local GNC has Dr Bronner's in the store.
post #74 of 89
I picked up a pair of RRL slim fits today on ebay. OMGZ they are tight even though the waist measurement from the seller was 2" above my waist size. They are really low rise (I guess this is the model whodini got) probably like 9" or so, and they are very slim. I can get them on (barely) but they are incredibly slim and need a lot of stretching to be a comfortable fit. Guess it will take some work and wearing them at home haha
post #75 of 89
man can I ever not wait to own these jeans. i thought I bought exactly the same ones as yours off ebay, whodini, but mine have a little "RRL" up in the righthand corner of the right back pocket... did you seam-rip that shit away, or are mine possibly not 1st gen Japaese? Drizzt, I know you own like 4 pairs now, do you have any intel on which generation has the little logo on the pocket and the RRL leather patch (no other backpocket stiching or horrid leather belt-patch embroidery though)? Edit: here's what I mean
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