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post #76 of 89
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Originally Posted by Joel_Cairo
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)?
Hehe I have two pairs currently (haven't received the third yet). Neither have RRL on the right back pocket. One of them is a nice smoothly woven denim and the other has some texture to it. The smooth one is really low rise and the other pair is low/medium rise. Both of them have dark leather patches that say RRL but the L is just a horizontal line going from the bottom of the second R. Both pairs seem to be of surpassingly high quality. So far I've paid like $130 for 3 NWT pairs. I can understand where the confusion is regarding the sizing, though.
post #77 of 89
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Originally Posted by drizzt3117
Hehe I have two pairs currently (haven't received the third yet). Neither have RRL on the right back pocket. One of them is a nice smoothly woven denim and the other has some texture to it. The smooth one is really low rise and the other pair is low/medium rise. Both of them have dark leather patches that say RRL but the L is just a horizontal line going from the bottom of the second R. Both pairs seem to be of surpassingly high quality.

So far I've paid like $130 for 3 NWT pairs. I can understand where the confusion is regarding the sizing, though.


crap.. now I'm not sure of what I'm geting... oh well, ebay surprise I guess. The wonky sizing (tagged 32x32, measured 34x34 by the seller) led me to believe they were Whodinis, but, for the price I paid, so long as they arent that selvage-less interim US denim I'll be happy.
post #78 of 89
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Joel_Cairo
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
My bootcut pair as the monogrammed "RRL" as well. Since that pair has been sitting in my closet since Aug, I haven't touched it and am unsure if I even will. Doesn't bother me too much. Back patch does seem different from my pairs as your's looks stained. Without knowing the types of tags that came attached to your pair, the tagging on the pants (where it was made, type of cotton, etc.), how measurements stack up, and so on, it's hard to gauge which gen. you own. The monogram was used on several pairs during several different years but the back patch makes me think you have a second gen. or so. Regardless, I'm sure you'll agree that you've got your hands on quality denim. I see these lasting a lifetime.
post #79 of 89
Picked up a pair of slim bootcuts on ebay recently. They're the newer season (made in USA with back pocket stitching?), I think. But oh my god are the knees ever tight. The waist and thighs fit fine, but I can barely get them over my knees, and even then they feel like they're almost cutting off my legs. Also, the hem measures 8, but the knee measures 7. They seem a bit more "boot cut" than the .5 inch difference people were seeing with the earlier models. I'm not sure yet if I'm going to keep them and get them tapered or just resell them. Nice denim though. I was amazed how dark they are in comparison to some of my other raw denim.
post #80 of 89
After seeing Whodini's photo essay, I will post a quick one of my own. I intended to post some pictures after my RRLs first wash at 6mo, but never did so here is a double shot. I didn't get nearly as artistic as Whodini, but here goes... These jeans have been worn about 5 times a week for the last 9 months, but I don't do much hard-wearing activity. I do a lot of walking, but as witnessed by the ass fade, a fair amount of sitting. At six months, I did a machine wash and hang dry (then wore them while still quite wet). The results were less than impressive with regards to fading. The only real fading that I could see was minor whiskering. My apologies for the poor pictures; the weather was overcast and I replaced the camera in the intervening three months. Click on the pictures for a much larger and higher quality image. Whenever I resize it seems to pixelate. The nine month wash was much more impressive. As the waist had stretched, I washed and then put them in the dryer for about 5mins. The came out very near the original size and required some shimmying to get into, but promptly became stretched again. The honeycombs are distinct and the whiskering is becoming pronounced. I have recently been wearing a thin wallet in the back pocket after witnessesing great fades, but my .75cm wallet doesn't seem to put much stress. The honeycombs are fading well And I can't figure what exactly I do, but one knee obviously takes more wear Whodini, after seeing the lack of progress of my at six months and the changes at nine, you simply must post an update. You had great progress at the six month mark and I'm sure that have become better.
post #81 of 89
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I actually did take pics of a wash I did about 2 weeks ago but never got around to posting them. It's odd but they appeared to look the same after the 2nd wash until I wore them for about a week. Nowadays you can really see the color it's taken on its own. I'd say my waist is a bit more pronounced while the honeycombs don't pop the way yours do. Let's see if I don't get lazy enough to take some pics tomorrow.
post #82 of 89
Anyone know about this model with the back pocket stitching? http://cgi.ebay.com/Ralph-Lauren-Men...QQcmdZViewItem How about these black ones? http://cgi.ebay.com/Ralph-Lauren-Dou...QQcmdZViewItem Also, does anyone know about the RRL tops? There seem to be quite a number of them on the flea. Moreso than the jeans in fact.
post #83 of 89
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Originally Posted by arenaissanceman View Post
Anyone know about this model with the back pocket stitching?

http://cgi.ebay.com/Ralph-Lauren-Men...QQcmdZViewItem

How about these black ones?



Also, does anyone know about the RRL tops? There seem to be quite a number of them on the flea. Moreso than the jeans in fact.

yeah those are the more recent crop, hence that dragonfly loking pattern on the pockets. Dunno about the nonexistant blak ones though.

I have an RRL flannel. it's reasonably slim, but very beefy material. Quite lumberjacky.
post #84 of 89
http://cgi.ebay.com/Ralph-Lauren-Men...QQcmdZViewItem If you looking for a lighter wash, i bought these. The denim is great and very slim The stitching on the front and back pockets are a nice touch for this wash. I really like the RRL denim. Probably the most underated on these boards
post #85 of 89
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Originally Posted by Joel_Cairo View Post
yeah those are the more recent crop, hence that dragonfly loking pattern on the pockets. Dunno about the nonexistant blak ones though.

I have an RRL flannel. it's reasonably slim, but very beefy material. Quite lumberjacky.

Whoops, sorry about that. It truncated my link for some reason. The black ones are up now.

There were a few henly's and denim shirts that seemed reasonable.
post #86 of 89
Don't think they've been mentioned so far in the thread, but I picked up a pair of the RRL "Vintage 5" distressed loose fit jeans. For fifty bucks shipped, I'm very impressed.

This particular pair is made in Japan, blue selvage, plain back pockets, so I'm guessing they're from a couple of seasons ago? Thick denim, feel very sturdy overall.

What impressed me the most is the pretty decent distressing job - they look as if they've been worn by an actual human being, rather than being run through a whiskering/thigh-blasting machine. They even have those vertical distress lines that you get if you forget to turn your jeans inside out when you put them through a wash and dry.
post #87 of 89
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BTW, stopped @ HTC a few days ago to check out the new RRL line. Didn't try anything on, but the denim is now much like APC. Too bad.
post #88 of 89
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Finally posting what I promised... 8 months, 2 washes.
post #89 of 89

I recently purchased RRL selvedge jeans in 32W slim fit. Does anyone know if the non-selvedge RRL military chino in 32W has the same fit? I don't live near an RRL store, so try before you buy isn't an option.

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