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post #16 of 23
Guys, they are Hot Topic jeans. They are not premium denim. In fact, their composition barely makes them denim at all, imo. They are no different from Hot Topic jeans that sell for $35, except that 1) They are from Sweden and 2) they have been remarkably well marketed/hyped, to the extent that Barneys and HTC carry them, and 3) Because they are being sold alongside expensive denim, people think that they are so incredibly cheap and don't seem to mind with they completely fall apart. The jeans at the "punk" shop nearly my work sell way better jeans for $45, and the people that buy them expect them to last.
post #17 of 23
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Originally Posted by LA Guy
The jeans at the "punk" shop nearly my work sell way better jeans for $45, and the people that buy them expect them to last.

What jeans are these? you know the drill: are they raw? Can I order them online/phone etc. etc. etc.

I'm from l.a. btw...
post #18 of 23
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Originally Posted by Michael1981
How can they do it at the pricepoint....The next cheapest denim in the store was $220 which was a SFAM.

Do people actually think manufacturers are taking on a loss if they sell nicely made jeans for $80? Do you honestly think jeans are that expensive to make? Premium denim certainly costs more to produce, but it costs what it does purely because the market has proven people will pay that kind of price for it.
post #19 of 23
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Originally Posted by Michael1981
How can they do it at the pricepoint. Are the materials they use substantially inderior to premium denim lines.

I live in Toronto Canada and dropped by a local shop to check these out and they were going for $80.
What store was this? I'd like to try some Cheap Mondays just to see how they really are.
post #20 of 23
ive said this so many times before, but ill say it again:

THEY'RE NOT ALL SHITTY.

my overdyed blacks, for instance, have been washed several times, and worn hundreds. they're still in awesome condition, and i doubt they'll be falling apart any time soon.
post #21 of 23
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Originally Posted by CommieRabbit
What store was this? I'd like to try some Cheap Mondays just to see how they really are.

This is Showroom on Queen Street. They had a very big selection.
post #22 of 23
I have a pair (the Dry Tight fit) and think they're great. They're darker than most dry denim, which suits my look better, they fit just right, and they'll fade nicely. After trying on Nudie (f'ing strechy) and Acne (minimalist, but so damn expensive for it), they seemed like a good pair of dry jeans to play around with.

I might "upgrade" down the track, I might not. For now, they make me look good. And isn't that what it's all about?
post #23 of 23
Just a note...

My store, Hollywood Trading Company, sells these jeans. We were the first of two stores in the US to get them last spring. We have sold almost a thousand pairs at this point... no lie, they go quick.

I personally own 3 pair. I have friends that have bought them. I have regular customers that I have known for some time who buy $200+ jeans and who also buy these. And people keep coming back...

In the last 10 months that we have been carrying them I have had only one person complain about the jeans... and that was a lady who bought a tight raw pair and washed them and they shrunk too much. I have had no one bring them back and say anything to the otherwise.

Of course at $65 they are not going to be the greatest denim in the world... espcially in the eyes of knowledgeable denim heads (me included). But they serve a fun purpose and appeal to a range of people at all ages. I have sold them to 60 year old women and 15 year old teenage guys... its fun to see so many people getting into something a little different.

And, the jeans are being imported from Sweden... which means high shipping costs and taxes. The margin of profit on these becomes so low that at our store there is no employee discount on the jeans.

So... I enjoy everyone's opinion on this topic. It gives the brand legitimacy when so many people talk about it and have different opinions. I hope my opinion has been interesting and provided another view on the whole thing.

If you are interested in pair, you can check out the thread I started on here about them in buying/selling. My store has one of or the largest selection in the US at the moment. And if you don't like them or want to own them, I appreciate you reading this anyway.

Thanks!

Scott
scott@shophtc.com
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