Originally Posted by Biggskip
Oddly enough, the correct number is used in the print edition.
What I found totally ridiculous was that the guy from J Brands said that if he moved production to China that the retail cost would fall from $300 to $40.
Originally Posted by iTylerStewart
I have some raw J Brand Kanes and they have a nice fit and the denim is well put together.
I don't know why you guys think J. Brand is worth anywhere close to retail. I got a few pairs back in 2008 or so when Off Saks had them for around $25. I got standard dark blue washes and all of them faded within 6 months and the crotch ripped really quick too. Fit was pretty good but even at $25 I was a bit surprised at such a low level of quality. They are still better than 7s, True Religions etc. but not worth anywhere close to retail. Even when they are like $50-60 on gilt or something like that I wouldn't buy it. You could get a bunch of N&F at Barneys for just a little more during sale time.
Originally Posted by randomkoreandude
yeah barneys jean selection is def not that great, but good during sale time
Originally Posted by cyc wid it
I was just @ Barney's in SF today and wasn't terribly impressed with the sale - granted most of the stuff could have been picked clean by now. Didn't focus much on the denim section as I generally don't think of Barney's as a jeans place but they carry RRL?
Compared to the other standard department stores (West coast availability Neiman/Saks/Nordstroms/Bloomingdales) Barney's blows everyone out of the water in terms of jean selection. I mean places like Nordstroms/Bloomingdales don't even carry any (or very very limited selvedge). Sure you could get stuff from NeedSupply or a few other stores, but it's nice to be able to try out different fits and everything and to see the washes in person. Barney's also has a great return policy.
The Barney's sale started around a month ago. At 40% the selection was full, but once it hit 60% a bunch of stuff disappeared within two or three days. If you're going during 75% time of course selection is going to be worse. RRL has been at Barneys for quite some time now.