I'm looking at going to Self Edge or Blue in Green, I'm looking for raw jeans at <250. i'm looking for a slim/straight pair, anyone have recommendations?
Best raw jeans at <250
How about these from Tate + Yoko?... http://www.tateandyoko.com/1-jeans/33-studio-d-artisan-sd601-99-slim-straight.html
They are just 15$ above your target...
You need to be way more specific when you say slim/straight. That is not a universal fit and will vary.
Do you know how the black 3sixteens fade? I have some Samurai black jeans that fade much like indigo ones (with whiskers, honeycombs etc) but I've heard that other black jeans like APC don't fade much.
Probably like shit if you do a comparison to your samurai's.
Actually, I totally forgot about these: http://blueingreensoho.com/site/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=shop.flypage&product_id=10006&category_id=&manufacturer_id=55&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=38
These are a zimb long fiber usa short fiber design. These were designed, in part, by Gordon and Blue in Green who actually was the first guy to bring Japanese selvage to the US. He is technically the "Indigo Master" (Lightning Mag) and if you want a well designed jean for under $250 it doesn't get any better then this. I love the patch on these as well. What's more amazing is all this was done w/o advertising, marketing, pimping, blah, blah, blah.