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post #16 of 37
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Originally Posted by denimdestroyedmylife
I don't really care, but anyone put off by the Christian branding of Iron Army?

Not hating, just surprised when it doesn't come up in discussions of these jeans---------especially when it always comes up in Cheap Monday threads.

Doesn't bother me in the slightest. For one thing, they don't seem to make a big deal out of it. It's just sort of there. It definitely seems like a much more mature approach to make a point (if you feel the need to really make a political or religious point in your branding, which I feel is always unnecessary) than the branding in Cheap Mondays, which I've always felt was juvenile, reactionary, and generally stupid - the rage against the machine attitude of people who never developed intellectually or emotinally beyond 15. Of course, the price of Cheap Mondays sort of makes me think that 15 year old "punks" are sort of their target demographic anyway.

Of course, the people who make a big fuss out of Cheap Monday's "Satanic agenda" are the bigger idiots. imho, of course.
post #17 of 37
i agree totally
post #18 of 37
I agree for the most part. For one thing, the IA dudes are soooo chill. BUT, I do think that the Christian bent of the jeans IS marketed aggressively. I mean, Biblical verse silkscreened inside the jeans???!!! The Iron Army myspace page yields this nugget: The name Iron Army comes from an ancient proverb in the Bible by King Soloman that reads, "As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another" this verse can be found silk screened on the inside of our jeans and reminds us to value deep friendships, and to be grateful the people that He put along our path which lead us here.
post #19 of 37
yeah... i dont like it too much either, but i wouldnt buy them so it doesnt matter to me.

i can see how a satanist like you would be offend by it tho DamnDirtyManLizard
post #20 of 37
what about slings and stones? they are a christian jeans label as well. 24karat rivets and whatnot....still looks very good.
post #21 of 37
Well, I wouldn't buy IA jeans because they are stretch denim. The Christian thing does not bother me at all. I even like them, a great foil for the EVIL atmosphere that I try to cultivate in my basement lair. My favorites: David Tibet of Current 93, and Philip K. Dick.
post #22 of 37
I kind of want a pair of these. I hate the back pocket stitching thoughh...
post #23 of 37
For that kind of fit, dior homme is just king. DHs are relatively innocuous and have little to no branding outside of the scar on the backpocket, and i don't understand why you (Brian) would write it off because it doesnt fit into your "niche". It's definitely a lot less noticeable than iron army jeans. A pair of dior 19cm blacks are probably the supreme black jean if this kind of fit is your thing
post #24 of 37
i think these jeans are a bit much
post #25 of 37
Hey!

Couple thoughts. I work at HTC and we carry Iron Army jeans. And honestly they fit great. Once someone tries them on they seem to fall in love with them.

I took out the pocket stitching on my pair... can't even tell and it came out easily.

Also, HTC carries the NOVIO which is exclusive to our store... no one else has it. And this one has the grey stitching, which people have really liked who want the fit and style but not the white stitching.

Thanks!

Scott

scott@shophtc.com
post #26 of 37
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Originally Posted by Brian SD
Somets? To my knowledge there's no way for me to do that. Do you know of a stockist in the USA?

Also considering Skull 5010xx in black. They would probably fade the quickest of the bunch (unless Somets are notorious for doing so).

my shop is talking to Somet about us distro right now. I'm thinking that in like 2 months we'll have them on the floor. I'll post then and sf members can get a discount if anybody's interested.
post #27 of 37
ps-iron army jeans look ok; but they're all cali'd out with that back pocket stitching. Not too interesting. "all night! all night! all every night! any way you want it-that's the way you got it!" anyone catch the video on their page-I think that's a perect example of cali'd out.
post #28 of 37
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Originally Posted by denimdestroyedmylife
I agree for the most part. For one thing, the IA dudes are soooo chill. BUT, I do think that the Christian bent of the jeans IS marketed aggressively. I mean, Biblical verse silkscreened inside the jeans???!!! The Iron Army myspace page yields this nugget: The name Iron Army comes from an ancient proverb in the Bible by King Soloman that reads, "As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another" this verse can be found silk screened on the inside of our jeans and reminds us to value deep friendships, and to be grateful the people that He put along our path which lead us here.
I think, though, that those quotes can be seen much more as an inspirational thing than as religious. I'm in no way Christian (nor any religion for that matter) but I appreciate when such verses are used in a thoughtful and positive way.
post #29 of 37
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by chim
For that kind of fit, dior homme is just king. DHs are relatively innocuous and have little to no branding outside of the scar on the backpocket, and i don't understand why you (Brian) would write it off because it doesnt fit into your "niche". It's definitely a lot less noticeable than iron army jeans. A pair of dior 19cm blacks are probably the supreme black jean if this kind of fit is your thing
I've definitely tried on, and owned, Dior Homme jeans. As much as I know that I've never encountered (and on my death bed I still may never have) another person wearing DH jeans but the style of them (top clasp, back pocket darts, 38" inseam) and the fit are still kind of played out in my book. It's not really about noticeability to me. Iron Army jeans are new, fresh and a lesser known name than Dior. It's kind of a stupid thing I have that makes me feel more comfortable to wear something fresh on the market than something that's already been established for 4+ years as a staple. I rarely have accepted staples in my wardrobe -- the kind of stuff that GQ has a special on every season -- except for the necessary suits (grey 2-button, slim black).
post #30 of 37
Thread Starter 
Also, the Christian thing doesn't bother me at all though I'd probably appreciate it more if it was Muslim... Someone needs to make Muslim-branded premium denim.
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