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post #46 of 168
Hermes makes denim, and it's definitely not targeted for the streetwear crowd.. The prices are sky high and the cuts are for older portly fellows.
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Send him a PM and see if you can coax him over here from the 'other side' of SF.


"Hi Matt- did you ever pass judgement on the selvidge ticket pocket and the peak lapels of this jacket?"

I'm sure it was much more comfortable once it was broken in.
post #48 of 168
FWIW here is my denim suit jacket -vintage 1970 Lee. Exclusive? Try and find one in that year in a 42Long.

Sorry but there were no ticket pocket options on this model smile.gif



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post #49 of 168
I like. All mine died long ago. The one I bought last year... isn't very satisfactory. Way, way, way too new.
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Interesting. I wonder about those uber-expensive >$500 Kiton jeans? Are they really a higher quality and made with great attention to detail, like the Kiton suits. Or is one a victim of marketing and being ripped-off.

Mind you when it comes to suits, I know the difference between fused and canvased, but only because I read it on SF and AAAC. Probably couldn't tell the difference if I saw someone wearing a canvassed suit. Also know that one should avoid polyester suits, because one sweats and they go shiny.

I have not had a chance to inspect Kiton's denim firsthand, so I couldn't tell you how it stacks up to everything else. But if my past experience is any indication, high end fashion labels that don't specialize in denim tend to have poor quality-to-price ratios on their jeans. When I mentioned picking "the right brands", in most cases, you have to go with a company that specializes in denim, such as Studio D'Artisan, Momotaro, Iron Heart, or ROY, for example.
post #51 of 168
I realize it's probably pointless at this point to add an actual reply to the original question, but I like Joe's Jeans. They can usually be had for $75 or less at places like Off Fifth and The Rack, the quality is above average (I've had pairs for years that I've worn consistently and they have no rips, tears, or holes), there's no crazy stitching, huge button-down flaps on the pockets, or pre-made holes or tears shredded in to them, and they fit me really well. The ones that I have are slim, not skinny, and they do a pretty good job for me of straddling that line between Dad jeans and super-trendy denim. I don't want to look like an old fogey but I also don't want to look like I'm trying too hard to dress too young for my age.
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What about japanese selvedge denim? Brand names such as Kato and Sugar Cane?

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Bespoke, Flathead.

Remarkably tasteful in comparison. Thread is here.

And for who it was and why, what the hell- bespoke is meant for madness.

Still not sure Matt would approve. He'd have to weigh in here.

I would be really curious to see what that would look like broken in.

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Mind you when it comes to suits, I know the difference between fused and canvased, but only because I read it on SF and AAAC. Probably couldn't tell the difference if I saw someone wearing a canvassed suit. Also know that one should avoid polyester suits, because one sweats and they go shiny.

You'd probably do better at picking a high end suit then you think you would. You may not be able to look at a suit on the street and say, "yup, full/half canvas" without specific training, but most people can pick a high end suit out of a crowd, even if they don't understand exactly why it looks better. Even before I came to SF, I was able to watch people go by at the airport and pick out the bespoke suits. I even remember a 6 foot 140 ish guy's that was particularly obvious, but he probably didn't have much choice. Still, the styling options didn't leave much doubt.
post #54 of 168
Going directly to your question, without my personal preferences, I would say RRL would be such a brand.
post #55 of 168
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What about japanese selvedge denim? Brand names such as Kato and Sugar Cane?

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Going directly to your question, without my personal preferences, I would say RRL would be such a brand.

I'm not familiar with Kato, but I would say that Sugar Cane and RRL are definitely examples of higher quality denim at a higher price. You definitely wouldn't find anything under $100 that is the equal of either of those two brands.
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I'm not familiar with Kato, but I would say that Sugar Cane and RRL are definitely examples of higher quality denim at a higher price. You definitely wouldn't find anything under $100 that is the equal of either of those two brands.

but 100$ is not much. I have seen much more expensive than that. 3, 4, 5 times more, for some obscure brands.
post #57 of 168
When I am at that age I would probably buy a pair of APCs not sized down as much, get a proper hem and wash them every week or maybe every two weeks. Other brands I would consider are LVC and RRL (the ones with no weird backpocket stitching). I'd keep cell phone/wallet/whatever fades to a minimum.

The only logo that can be a grown man's butt is the Levi's Arches.
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but 100$ is not much. I have seen much more expensive than that. 3, 4, 5 times more, for some obscure brands.
But are they 'better?'
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But are they 'better?'

I guess, I think so
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I guess, I think so
Why?
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