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What's special about designer jeans?

post #1 of 13
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I'm an older Forum guy on SF. I like jeans and wear them fairly often. I have a lot of Levi's and a couple of Lucky jeans, and some Diesel jeans. I like all of them.

My question is "What's up with these $200-$350 Jeans that are discussed here on SF"? How do they differ from my Lucky's and Diesels, which I consider Designer jeans?

I definitely know the difference between a half fused decent suit(let's say a Hickey Freeman) and an upper end hand made suit(let's say a Kiton).

So, what are the differences between my $100 Lucky's and the $300 designer jeans?

BTW: I currently wear a 38-30 jean. Should I even inquire about upper end jeans, or would they be ill-advised for me?
post #2 of 13
Higher priced jeans are fashion items that may or may not have real style. Jeans cognoscenti say that the very expensive made in Japan slevage denim is better because it's made on old looms at slow speeds. It surely can be argued that Levis jeans are hard to beat at any price.
post #3 of 13
It's all in what you value when it comes to jeans. If selvege denim is important or the perfect low-rise fit (none of them ever seem to be a regular rise), then it may be to your advatage to check them out. I don't see a lot of point in paying that much for a pair, but a lot of people do, especailly in the Streetwear forum.
post #4 of 13
Denim quality, cut, construction, natural indigo vs. synthetic dyes, and details all factor in. Premium denim will age better and look better with more wear than cheaper denim.
post #5 of 13
I used to wear out a pair of Levis a year. The regular line Levis have steadily declined in quality and durability to their current mushiness. I can understand why certain people seek out the holy grail of denim that's actually tough and durable, even if at a very high price.
post #6 of 13
Try the Streetwear and Denim forum. That's what it's all about.
post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by dah328
Try the Streetwear and Denim forum. That's what it's all about.

You are right!
post #8 of 13
a female friend says the difference is when you wear it and how it gives a complimentary shape on your butt, even on men.
post #9 of 13
I think they pay the $200 extra for the label or logo on them, and yes some designer jeans have a cut that make some people look better on them... I am happy to be an active man so I can just put on $40 Levi's 501's and look good in them ( I wear a W31 L32 by the way)
post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by acidicboy
a female friend says the difference is when you wear it and how it gives a complimentary shape on your butt, even on men.


The thing is, I would say that most of the premium denim I see around here does not compliment a guy's physique. It is too loose.
post #11 of 13
oops. mod, do ya thing please. tks
post #12 of 13
If you have paid attention to anything on this forum you'd know that logo statement is BS. I've worn inferior jeans that cost the same and sometimes more than higher quality brands. In those cases yeah, it's been the 'label' or 'logo' that drove up teh price. But it's not necessarily teh case with quality pieces which tend to be a lot less obtrusive. I am still learning the denim game but the philosophy I've been adhering to is, <=>
post #13 of 13
Brand denim usually does have nice stuff. Sometimes non brand jeans just have'nt that extra finishing touch. But personally when I shop I ignore brand and price completely until the last moment. After I have selected a few jeans then I check out the prices and then the brand. I also agree with JoMak_NYC on price. I have bought jeans for $88 that looked and fitted much better then a $100 more expensive jeans I bought 2 days before. Same model and color. Both were good quality jeans.
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