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post #8221 of 11670
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Originally Posted by lineate View Post


I thought this as well, but I ended up buying the black OD slims and they are comfy as fuck. Like wearing pyjamas.

Better than Levis 511s?

 

I don't mind the stretch; it's actually the reason why I keep going to 511s.

post #8222 of 11670

Haven't worn stretch 511s in a minute, but my black OD Slims are holding up far better than any 511s I've worn in the past.  I prefer the lack of branding/design details on the Slims as well.

post #8223 of 11670
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Originally Posted by lineate View Post

I thought this as well, but I ended up buying the black OD slims and they are comfy as fuck. Like wearing pyjamas.

You might have bought the old denim, which is still in stores but isn't getting restocked. The old denim is soft and pajama-like, while the new denim is a tougher, waxier feel.
post #8224 of 11670
When jet says "for the price I don't know what people are expecting" in regard to the oxfords I agree with him, but i don't know if people can make the same "for $50 what do you expect" regarding the jeans when levis makes all-cotton jeans for $50. The point of uniqlo is that fit, style and quality are way better than what you'd expect for the price, so $50 jeans with 25% polyester don't really do it for me.
post #8225 of 11670

Are you arguing that poly is just cost-cutting and therefore inferior to a pure cotton jean?

 

Synthetic = increased durability.

Also, synthetic = no fading, which is crucial for something like a black overdye pant.

ALSO, a cotton/spandex blend will stretch out and stay stretched out after a few washes; synthetic helps it to maintain its shape over time.

 

Fit and detail-wise, they're just cheap APCs.


Edited by EdwardB - 3/4/13 at 10:29am
post #8226 of 11670
I thought about that, and I know poly isn't a cost-cutting measure all the time, but all the new jeans have poly, not just the black overdye, plus you have to deal with less breathable fabric and stuff, right? Not sure if the durability trade-offs would be worth it to me considering my daily life consists of sitting in class and walking around downtown.
post #8227 of 11670

Breathability isn't really a problem with these, at least for me.  My activity level is pretty similar to yours and I haven't had any issues.  

 

Admittedly, the colorfastness aspect of it is irrelevant in a washed denim, but to be fair, at this pricepoint, in any brand, washes are generally awful and you shouldn't be buying them to begin with.

 

But either way, 511s are totally fine and they'd be my first choice if I didn't have access to Uniqlo.  For indigo jeans, 100% cotton all the way, but I really feel like the synthetic blend is a better (or at least justifiable) choice for a black OD.

post #8228 of 11670

as for the OCBD, the price thing definitely plays a part.  for $29, the slim fits are absolutely bonkers.  it's why the old ones were completely sold out and the new ones are flying off the shelves.

 

but you won't be wow'd or satisfied if you're comparing these to the ones that people typically get in the $200 price range, but i'll gladly have a full range of colors, "white, blue, grey, green, navy and khaki" for the price of 1 super nice made in the usa with MOP buttons oxford--and i've had both.  

post #8229 of 11670
Yeah just got a bunch of oxfords for 1290 yen not gonna complain when it's like 25 shirts for the price of one thom Browne shirt. Gonna sell a few shirts then pick up another pair of Edward greens I think
post #8230 of 11670
Should I expect any shrinkage with the OCBDs after first wash?
post #8231 of 11670

Anyone tried the linen shirts? Considering picking up a couple to get free shipping on the slim oxfords

post #8232 of 11670

I don't own one, but I've handled them and they seem pretty nice. Great for the price. They fit kind of large though so unless you don't mind rolling it/Uniqlo offers XXS without me knowing you might be out of luck.

post #8233 of 11670
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Originally Posted by cl smooth View Post

You might have bought the old denim, which is still in stores but isn't getting restocked. The old denim is soft and pajama-like, while the new denim is a tougher, waxier feel.

Nope I bought the ones with hi synthetic count. I saw them online and balked, but touched them in the store and they were quite nice.

I think I wash my jeans more than a lot of posters. I've won these days on end and washed them multiple times and the black is still rich.
post #8234 of 11670
Anybody have an extra pair of the fair isle knit gloves? Tore a hole in mine frown.gif
post #8235 of 11670
could anyone tellm e the neck size on the oxfords/slim oxfords? fucking wedding clothes frown.gif
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