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post #151 of 283
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Originally Posted by poly800rock View Post
To be fair here, they're not just using regular cone redline selvedge, they're using the white oak, and to add to that pricepoint, the organic version of the denim which told by the cute sa is pricier, makes sense.
Just curious but do you actually know how much their denim is per yard? It's nice that they're using "the best" but c'mon, you know what $300 denim (or $500+ if we're talking mtm) looks like; do they "feel" or "look" like $300 jeans? I know that's throwing in some personal bias but the people I know who consistently wear Cone do so because they're sticking to their USA guns or they're hardcore Levi's enthusiasts (not that there's anything wrong with either, just different strokes). Obviously, when you throw in something unique like the narrow width overdyed white oak with the cvsf jeans you can make the argument that Japan doesn't completely have the denim market cornered; still, there's a reason why people keep going back to Japanese brands and it's not just the variety of denim over there, either. What I'm saying is that after sampling the 31 flavors of the denim rainbow, justifying the purchase of those jeans to me would be like forking over for some really fucking expensive vanilla. Also, not to criticize them for going "all out" with their game plan but what percentage of the population do you think knows about Cone, let alone knows their denim so well as to be familiar with Cone to be able to distinguish the difference between regular Cone, white oak, and organic white oak? It's this super niche crowd they're playing to that has always dumbfounded Get Smart and me but again, it's their business and Mike knows what he's doing. BTW, the bit about the "organic white oak" must be new because out of the times that Get Smart or I have been in there and have told Mike or his wife that we are familiar with Cone not once did they correct us or made the distinction in the exact denim they used. It makes me wonder if they switched over to something better to justify the price because GS and I could swear it looked and felt like the same stuff Glory used for their jeans. I'm not hating on Cone, I own several pairs their stuff from their regular selvage to their white oak, and I'm not hating on the store...sorta. As an informed consumer I just don't understand what is special enough about those jeans to warrant or justify their addition to my collection considering the asking price. And that SA is Mike's wife. She and he are the only people running the place tmk.
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Originally Posted by raginberriodoom View Post
i really would've loved to work there for a summer job. even called in to ask, but too bad they are not hiring .
See above.
post #152 of 283
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Originally Posted by Get Smart View Post
I know they serve white bread with BBQ as being "authentic" but fuck that, try it with a good buttermilk bisquit and you'll never go back to wonderbread again. That's one thing SoCal did right to make something good even better, lord knows there isnt much that we do out here that is right, but this is one of em

Central Texas BBQ, which, of course reigns supreme, tends to be heavy on brisket and sausage, so having a bag of Mrs. Bairds handy makes sense - insta-sandwiches. (Also, note that the correct non-alcoholic beverage pairing in Texas is Big Red.)
post #153 of 283
Denim News had two recent blog entries about Rising Sun that I think are definitely worth reading. Links: Part 1: http://denimnews.blogspot.com/2009/0...ng-sun-co.html Part 2: http://denimnews.blogspot.com/2009/0...sun-makes.html
post #154 of 283
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^^ cool articles and all, but at the end of the day Rising Sun just isnt making anything that I find interesting. As Who puts it, they are making a $20 scoop of vanilla ice cream. And I like vanilla, and I want to like this store more than I do as it's really nicely put together, is close to home and I've seen his back room which has a lot of cool equipment.

in the article they showed his old school Singer sewing machine, there is an All Saints shop in London that has like 20 of those as their front window display, it's pretty awesome.
post #155 of 283
^ it's so much more pleasant looking through the allsaints website than their store. turned me off for some reason
post #156 of 283
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back to food in Pasadena, anyone try Elements Kitchen right next to Rising Sun?

place is really good, but pricey for lunch. Have had their steak sandwich and Mac n Cheese there, both damn tasty. on the high side at about $15 ea but worth it if you dont mind the higher than average cost.
post #157 of 283
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Originally Posted by airportlobby View Post
Central Texas BBQ, which, of course reigns supreme, tends to be heavy on brisket and sausage, so having a bag of Mrs. Bairds handy makes sense - insta-sandwiches. (Also, note that the correct non-alcoholic beverage pairing in Texas is Big Red.)

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post #158 of 283
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Originally Posted by Get Smart View Post
back to food in Pasadena, anyone try Elements Kitchen right next to Rising Sun?

place is really good, but pricey for lunch. Have had their steak sandwich and Mac n Cheese there, both damn tasty. on the high side at about $15 ea but worth it if you dont mind the higher than average cost.

we should just make a big LA/OC/Pasadena food thread.
post #159 of 283
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I like keeping it in here, keeps the punters out.

it's like our "thread that's not the thread thread".

every 20 posts or so we'll mention denim and Rising Sun just to keep it legit
post #160 of 283
so if I visit old town pasadena for a day trip - gus bbq - that little old town area - def philly cheeseteaks at fredos im most likely going to do this next month
post #161 of 283
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so if I visit old town pasadena for a day trip


Gus's is good (it's actually in South Pasadena on fair oaks, not in old town). Solid bbq, not the best you'll ever have but you wont be disappointed. really like their beef brisket sandwich. filling for only $10

of course you'll be stopping by Rising Sun

dessert at 21 Choices froyo on corner of Colorado/Delacey.

Johnson Motors in the alleyway near FairOaks is probably the coolest store in the whole area

overall most shops are pretty average but there's Jcrew, the Zara has a big mens section....not a lot in the way of actual stores I'd spend money at but always nice to stroll thru and grab a bite or dessert
post #162 of 283
current ms. sense loves ice cream hopefully we find a nice little shop. thanks jas you always come through might hit norton simon for a bit. free admission + gardens make for a pretty cool walk.
post #163 of 283
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^^ Norton is a nice museum, pretty good permanent collection

lot of ice cream in Old Town, esp Gelato if that's yer thing

There's a Stinkberry, some other wannabe generic yogurt, 21 Choices in the froyo category, all within half block of each other

also a few bakeries, gelato....cant actually recall if there's a proper ice cream joint

BUT if you want the BEST ice cream type drinks, floats, sundaes, etc...after Gus's walk across the street to the Fair Oaks Pharmacy. They have an old school ice cream parlor that kicks ass. best in town. Like going back to 1956
post #164 of 283
!! Perfeeeect. I live near little saigon and vietnamese "entrepreneurs" are horrible are creating new ideas so they all just copy each other. couple years ago it was boba, now it's froyo so I'm pretty sick of it . I've been to norton a few times. My ucla art hist friend geeked out over a Vermeer being there. Gelato/Parlor sounds great.
post #165 of 283
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Kelvinsense reminded me about Porto's Cuban bakery/deli in Glendale, just 10 minutes from pasadena never been (that will change this weekend) but a coworker has been raving about it all week, apparently their cheese roll pastry is the greatest thing ever. 4.5 average rating on Yelp too. www.portosbakery.com
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