Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy
I don't think so. If there was it might be a denim pant and no longer a Jean. There were versions of this in the early to mid 70's. Some were even pleated. They were rather forgetful.
They still make those, and I even see them in the wild on occasion. The wearer is almost always north of 70. If you want a pair as a joke, I've seen 'em in stock at Kohls in the past.
Originally Posted by MikeDT
One could say that about any garment.
You're crazy if you pay more than $100 for a shirt.
ditto $400 for a suit.
ditto $200 for a jacket.
ditto $200 for shoes.
ditto $100 for sneakers.
ditto $300 for a coat.
$ = USD.
You could say that, and you would be right in some cases, wrong in others. It's important to learn what you're getting for your money. On something like a suit, there's a real difference in quality of construction, but that quality takes a lot more time and handwork. So it's very pricy, but that $2,000 suit will blow away your $400 one.
But sneakers? $100 canvas sneakers, or even $300 canvas sneakers, aren't actually significantly different from $45 ones, just 'exclusive' and marketed as such. Those are a waste.
$200 for shoes? At that point, you're not even getting full grain leather and a real welt. Major differences there too.
On a cut and sew item like jeans without any sort of structural elements or hand sewing, if you spend loads on 'em you're a victim of marketing. The key is learning where spending more gets you more and where spending more lines somebody's pockets.