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BDG one-wash

post #1 of 35
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I dropped by the urban yesterday near South Coast specifically to look for anything raw. They now sell BDG one-washes in straight and bootcut for around $42 inc. tax. The bootcuts looked like they had a little fade to them so I picked up the straights instead. The denim is rather thin, the fit is pretty true (maybe even a little on the tight side but I'm hoping it'll stretch a bit), and the wash reminds me of the newer Straight Svens (flame). The pics online don't really do the wash justice so before I get around to taking pics/measurements of my pair you can check them out in the meantime: http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/shopp...roductID=23298 Edit: Forgot to mention that according to the link they have the gloss of a one-wash pair. Now I'm not so sure if they really are one-wash. I just assumed they were as they came with a sticker saying that the dye used could come off on other garments and should be washed separately. I'll wear them a few weeks and let you know.
post #2 of 35
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Ok, so I started being unlazy and took pics of the BDG's I bought. I think I'll rotate them in in a few weeks once we get out of the heart of the rainy season. They're so light they just feel made for summer weather.
post #3 of 35
Wow, that's impressive. Those are really good looking jeans, considering that BDG is Urban Outfitter's in house brand. I might have to order a pair after I finish my dry H&Ms.
post #4 of 35
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I'm pretty happy with them. I'm rather impressed that urban could come out with jeans like these since normally BDG is rather generic. As you can see in the pics, they're really rather streaky/shiny without any tell-tale labeling. If I didn't have a few other fresh project pairs (and didn't want to get a pair of the H&M's, too), I'd seriously consider getting another pair or two of these and store them. Overall, I'm dying to see just how well/much these things will fade. I wish one of the skater SF'ers like cheapmutha or ahaz would break a pair in since they'd treat them harder, thus providing a quicker fade.
post #5 of 35
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Originally Posted by whodini
I'm pretty happy with them. I'm rather impressed that urban could come out with jeans like these since normally BDG is rather generic. As you can see in the pics, they're really rather streaky/shiny without any tell-tale labeling. If I didn't have a few other fresh project pairs (and didn't want to get a pair of the H&M's, too), I'd seriously consider getting another pair or two of these and store them.

Overall, I'm dying to see just how well/much these things will fade. I wish one of the skater SF'ers like cheapmutha or ahaz would break a pair in since they'd treat them harder, thus providing a quicker fade.

We could all chip in to buy em a pair. Providing they agree to post pre and post pics.

BTW those jeans look great. They remind me of my Loomstates which I paid twice as much for. :-/
post #6 of 35
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An interesting idea but seeing as they both have stuff like Denime, Eternal, Sugar Cane, etc. $40 would seem like a drop in the bucket to experiment. I'm guessing though that the lack of weight/stiffness will slow down the fading process, especially in terms of honeycombs and in the thighs. I'll give them a try and maybe starch them a little.
post #7 of 35
hey... if you want to send me a pair ill do it... dont have any money to spend on jeans since im in this sammy contest. i dont know how much wear id wear them when i get my sams.
post #8 of 35
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Maybe we'll just hold off on it and wait or find someone else who wants to beat the crap out of these things. LA Guy said he's hard on his clothes. Any volunteers?
post #9 of 35
I know I'm just a lurker, but being a college student really doesn't leave me much money for clothes. I'd wear em around campus every day and party with em at night and post pre/post photos

There's also an urban around here so i could get em (granted they have em in stock here)
post #10 of 35
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I think we'd have to determine who "we" means in terms of chipping in to get a pair. But for $40, I guess anyone can just do this experiment themselves including you, knucks. I'd offer up my services, but I'm really trying to wear in these RRL's as much as I can. So unless someone goes out to buy a pair, I'll let this thread sink for a few months until it's hot enough to become my new project pair. I'd still recommend any SF'er to drop by an urban to take a look at them. A look much just be the selling point.
post #11 of 35
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Originally Posted by whodini
I think we'd have to determine who "we" means in terms of chipping in to get a pair. But for $40, I guess anyone can just do this experiment themselves including you, knucks.

I'd offer up my services, but I'm really trying to wear in these RRL's as much as I can. So unless someone goes out to buy a pair, I'll let this thread sink for a few months until it's hot enough to become my new project pair.

I'd still recommend any SF'er to drop by an urban to take a look at them. A look much just be the selling point.
Sounds good.

I'm currently breaking in a pair of 501s STF, but I'm not really liking the fit. I wish they had STF in a bootcut for relatively cheap.
post #12 of 35
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While that BDG pair I got is straight, they were selling the same kind of wash in a bootcut but with a bit of fading to it. Just something to think about.
post #13 of 35
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Originally Posted by whodini
While that BDG pair I got is straight, they were selling the same kind of wash in a bootcut but with a bit of fading to it.

Just something to think about.
It's not a "raw" jean and won't shrink, right?
post #14 of 35
Weird. That price point's competing with the Gap. What does BDG even stand for?
post #15 of 35
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Originally Posted by knucks
It's not a "raw" jean and won't shrink, right?
Nope. Shouldn't shrink at all but from the look/feel/accompanying warning sticker they should fade like regular one-wash jeans. I have no CLUE what BDG stands for but yeah, the price is definitely right. They were on sale a few weeks ago when I bought them so people would be smart to get them now, or at least hit a store and check them out.
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