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post #121 of 175
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Originally Posted by wEstSidE View Post
superego: rigid. i dont think they make low straight rigids (at least in recent years). they make slim fit in rigid but those are pretty slim i dont know if you'd like that.

damn son this nigga name "tax genius" straight up...

I just bought some low straight rigids new this weekend. They have been made for a while
post #122 of 175
J. Crew has a 20% off sale right now. Does J.Crew selvedge at 45 bucks off 225 make any more sense than Nudies or APC NS at similar prices? I like the Epaulet Smith fit selvedge posted earlier in the thread, but am a little apprehensive that they only have 35 inch inseams on all their jeans. They say it shrinks an inch or so, but I usually wear a 30 inch inseam. I guess when you are getting nicer jeans you just tailor them to the right length?
post #123 of 175
Don't know if it's been mentioned already but you should look at Albam. A quality brand with nicely constructed, modestly understated and comparatively inexpensive garments.
post #124 of 175
how is this thread different from this thread?
post #125 of 175
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Originally Posted by Jd5016 View Post
As the title states, I am looking for SELVEDGE denim input...but not the $300 type of Selvedge. Ya see, I love menswear but simply cannot afford to drape myself in all these expensive threads. Surely there must be some Denim manufacturers out there that are making HIGH quality selvedge without asking for a man's first born son in return.

The cost of production just cannot be equal to the tag price of these high end Jeans, so I wonder, Isn't there a Denim company that isn't charging sky high prices just because they can?

Anyway, I prefer a slim fit jean.

I know I'm like 4 pages late but...

why must it be selvage?
post #126 of 175
so that people can tell when he cuffs his jeans that he knows quality when he sees it. that's the troll answer. another answer would be that salvage leads to "train tracks" - a fading pattern on the outseams that some people like the look of. i don't know how true this claim is.
post #127 of 175
it's because gq told him to do it
post #128 of 175
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I know I'm like 4 pages late but...

why must it be selvage?

Doesn't have to be, but it's a lazy & n00b indicator of supposed quality...

I've had a few pairs of non-selvedged denim that were quite amazing (some of Eternal's none-selvedged stuff are just awesome), and some selvedged denim that were quite lack-lustre.

IMO a habit should be made when looking at jeans to assess the hand and weave of the denim first before rolling the hem over to check out the colour of selvedge.
post #129 of 175
I agree that selvedge doesn't necessarily indicate quality. but I feel that if a jeansmaker puts out a $200-$400 product, i want the selvedge there. At the very least, it's a cool detail. Is there any non-selvedge denim out there that is far superior to a selvedge denim at a similar price point?
post #130 of 175
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I just bought some low straight rigids new this weekend. They have been made for a while

Where did you find and/or get them?
post #131 of 175
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Where did you find and/or get them?

Ebay. They're really one washes.
post #132 of 175
RRL by Ralph Lauren

Check eBay store EXPENSIVE4LESS
post #133 of 175
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Originally Posted by S-Town View Post
I agree that selvedge doesn't necessarily indicate quality. but I feel that if a jeansmaker puts out a $200-$400 product, i want the selvedge there. At the very least, it's a cool detail. Is there any non-selvedge denim out there that is far superior to a selvedge denim at a similar price point?

It's simply a way of closing the edge on fabrics...IMO we should assess each fabric by it's own merits, using selvedge or none-selvedge to somehow create an imaginary divide in quality doesn't really make sense, and is very 2005.
post #134 of 175
I thought the selvedge weave required the fabric cap, and selvedge weave (all other things equal) is more desireable? If I'm wrong, I don't mind.
post #135 of 175
^ Fabric cap?

The weave pattern is all very similar amongst the denim fabrics, usually a 2-3:1 twill weave...unless we're talking hickory or something.
But of course there are difference, but I'm just saying we shouldn't judge a book by it's cover - not all selvedge is good quality (you can get jet-loomed selvedge from China) or not all non-selvedge is bad.
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