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post #31 of 117
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Originally Posted by erdawe View Post
Please, some models don't look nearly as shitty as you are playing them off to be. Not all of your expensive $200+ retail jean fits thrown up on WAWYWT have look that great on your body type either. This means buyer with a decent eye can find jeans from these stores that are rather nice for your average college student. I sometimes wish I had bought the levis imprint jeans for $20 shipped when I had the chance. I have an old pair of gap morrisions' from '07 I've spent about the same into keeping them running than I paid for them $15, passable denim and decent cut.

I have my place for expensive ass designer jeans, but they're not always necessary for a broke college student without a job.

Are you fucking kidding me. Read that guys post. He clearly has no clue what he's talking about, just another noob who wants to feel good about himself by giving out half-baked advice. JD on the other hand didn't say anything about all Levi's looking bad, and you just decided to take a potshot at him.
post #32 of 117
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Originally Posted by AR_Six View Post
You personally recommend gap or levis? Why the fuck are people with 24 posts giving advice of any kind.

For a jobless college kid looking for a decent pair of jeans now, what would you recommend over Gap or Levi's? They both have reliable construction, plenty of fits and washes. They're also not hard to find for around $30.
post #33 of 117
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For a jobless college kid looking for a decent pair of jeans now, what would you recommend over Gap or Levi's? They both have reliable construction, plenty of fits and washes. They're also not hard to find for around $30.

Just get a pair of APC. They arent expensive, especially when you consider they will last a couple of years and look great. It is worth paying for a bit of quality or they will just look like ass after a few months.
post #34 of 117
Anyone on this board is going to suggest getting a pair of raws and they're right. Even if you don't have fading purposes in mind, they look nice and can be dressed up or down. I swear you can find a pair of Crates for less than a hundred if you look around. They remind of a cheaper APC and they're going to age better than a pair of Levi 501s.
post #35 of 117
you can find APC's on b&s for under $100 that have only been tried on, just have to wait a bit for your size to show up.
post #36 of 117
APC jeans are nice but on his budget the initial investment is going to hurt.... get a pair of Levis Shrink to fit Raw 501s. I have a pair going 2 yrs strong. Gap Raws are good to but if I had to choose I would get the Levis. Both Levis and Gap have a ridiculous selection of jeans in different cuts from $30 - $80, check out both. Everyone is saying in college get boots and sneakers. In my last yr of undergrad I started wearing casual shoes. Loafers, deck shoes..... even clarks. I got most of them off ebay under $50. The girls loved it because I stood out. So check them out. Plain sneakers can be good, maybe a pair of chucks NO jordans. Invest in one good blazer, I regret not having this. Go to a vintage shop, get one for maybe 20 and hit the dry cleaners to get it tailored for cheap. As for shirts, wear your sizes preferably with slim fit. Good luck.
post #37 of 117
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Originally Posted by AndyMcL View Post
For a jobless college kid looking for a decent pair of jeans now, what would you recommend over Gap or Levi's? They both have reliable construction, plenty of fits and washes. They're also not hard to find for around $30.
I was a jobless college kid for about half of my 7 year college tenure and it didn't prevent me from wearing decent jeans. Earlier this week (possibly still) atsui was selling naked and famous and some pairs of kmw for under 100 bucks. Jeans aren't that expensive to begin with and easy to find decent pairs on sale. The problem is he probably has no idea what actually fits so none of this is helpful.

Really he should probably get some ns in whatever size is the smallest he is capable of buttoning. Note to op - this does not mean the smallest size that's comfortable, it means size down until you are physically unable to button them and go one size up from that. Might not be the right jeans for him but it's a pretty idiot-proof way of getting at least a respectable fit on the majority of normally-sized or skinnier guys. Anything else would require he know what he's doing somewhat, and unless one of you plans to go shopping with the op...
post #38 of 117
These threads always end up having the same key points mentioned. They also seem to bring lurkers out of the woodwork to dispense advice.

There's no one-size-fits-all template for this sort of existential prompt. What's going to suit the OP best depends on his day-to-day lifestyle, general appearance, etc. You aren't going to find your aesthetic overnight, so it's stupid to start dunking too much money into most items.

The typical college-aged student with the typical college-aged agenda probably doesn't need anything more than a go-to pair of denim, well-fitting blank tees, decent shoes or boots (again, depending on the individual) and maybe a middle-of-the-road sweater or cardigan. It wouldn't hurt to own a well-fitting suit and decent pair of dress shoes for the handful occasions on the social calendar that might actually call for such apparel.

Again, there's no universal checklist for this. It's better to get some basics without blowing the bank out the gate and then lurk/research/whatever over the coming months and determine how you might want to branch out from there.
post #39 of 117
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Originally Posted by AR_Six View Post
I was a jobless college kid for about half of my 7 year college tenure and it didn't prevent me from wearing decent jeans. Earlier this week (possibly still) atsui was selling naked and famous and some pairs of kmw for under 100 bucks. Jeans aren't that expensive to begin with and easy to find decent pairs on sale. The problem is he probably has no idea what actually fits so none of this is helpful.

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post #40 of 117
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Originally Posted by AndyMcL View Post
For a jobless college kid looking for a decent pair of jeans now, what would you recommend over Gap or Levi's? They both have reliable construction, plenty of fits and washes. They're also not hard to find for around $30.
I'm a jobless college kid. I wear PBJ XX-010s that I got on pretty deep sale, and NdG Classics that I got at deep sale. I have a pair of Paul Smith Ricards that I got on deep sale. All my shirts have been picked up on deep sale. See what I'm getting at here?
post #41 of 117
may I ask where do you get the money to even buy shit on sale?
post #42 of 117
Save, save, and squirrel away. I do have a seasonal job, but that only nets me $800 at the top end and most of that goes towards new snowboarding equipment. I'm actually pretty cheap except with clothes, I have a decent savings just from never buying anything at all until about 2 years ago
post #43 of 117
if you're anything like me, you have leftover scholarship money that you don't spend to blow. not that I would advise doing that. also, if you're really strapped for cash levi stfs are fine and all, but they don't fade very well. the way i saw it, i would buy jeans now that I would have bought six months from now. just make sure you have some comprehension of what sizing you are. though if you're built like an average male college student, a pair of 2-sized down new standards will look just fine on you granted you have everything else that fits. also, a running theme here is minimalism. i'm kind of being captain obvious here, but that's the general opinion of this board. the truth is that you can't go wrong with minimalism in college because everyone else is wearing a whole lot of shit (free shirts, frat letters, school logos, etc). you're going to stand out if you're wearing a plain colored t-shirt in a crowd of brands, logos, letters. EDIT: to the op, remember what I was saying about crates? if you can fit a size 29, cop it from the guy above me.
post #44 of 117
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Originally Posted by Lane View Post
may I ask where do you get the money to even buy shit on sale?

Work full-time during the summer and part-time during the school-year (if feasible), and save the money until sale time rolls around. You just have to be patient.

For example, I only ended up working for 2 months of the summer this year, but I still managed to get the following:
-2 pairs of DH denim
-1 pair of LVC
-2 pairs of Lanvin sneakers
-a new pair of "dress" shoes for work placements during the school year
-a bunch of button ups and plain tees
-some new carry-on luggage
-a new jacket for the winter
-some sweaters and such
-all of my school books
...with a bunch of cash left over for incidentals and savings.

Again, not hard, you just have to be savvy.
post #45 of 117
I have a part-time, and I did the same shit in the summer except I went for two designer pieces and some mass fashion stuff. I was speaking for the OP who doesn't have a job. Only difference is I haven't bought schoolbooks yet :P
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