Originally Posted by entrero
To folks who think Roy's too expensive, I've got you a japanese alternative "Double Volante". Also a single man made jean for only 35000 yen/~$430 including shipping.
Fuck, your misinformation made me post in this threak. DV jeans are bespoke. You choose the denim, the pocket bag material, the measurements, the hardware, the patch, zip or button fly, etc. Roy's are not comparable except to the RTW DVs which are cheaper.
Originally Posted by whatever123
odd...that makes no sense either. if the jeans were worth $275 (at retail) then why wouldnt roy have priced them there? the price increase is just a profit markup which is fine, but i wont buy a pair. you all can though!
Because he's transitioning from a "Hobbyist who charges a small fee to cover costs of production and time" to a "Businessman who needs to make money to survive and expand" How is this such a hard concept for you people to understand?
Originally Posted by kiya
Win. Just report him, pretty sure thread shitting an affiliate thread is a banable offense
Originally Posted by IIIrd Icon
every1's got their own definition of what "artisan" jeans is about. the [version] that has sustained my obsession all these years was bourne out of a tradition in jeans making. it may have evolved quite rapidly in recent years, with updated cuts + use of newer denim fabrics with exotic dye techniques + fancier trims, but folks like me tend not to stray far away "tradition". unlike fashion where designers keep putting a spin on anything & everything to keep goods in perpetual flux, the denim cult is the antithesis of that. denimheads like me would be wearing same/similar cut/style jeans after the mad denim rush have long subsided & most of the [plastic wielding] kids have moved on to other pursuits/obsessions. bottomline: in my hood, rep takes time. as they say, the proof of the pudding is in the eating. i'm sure ROY is quite a gifted jeansmith & he's got all the right to demand his price, but imo he's gotta have enuf street cred to prevail & maintain. hopefully, Kiya could usher him out of obscurity to succeed.
This is kind of pitiful
Originally Posted by pronxs
for ~275, ROY or Pbj xx007? hmm, tough choice.