Originally Posted by poly800rock
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.
Originally Posted by raginberriodoom
i really would've loved to work there for a summer job. even called in to ask, but too bad they are not hiring