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J Crew Wallace & Barnes Cone Denim?

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Has anyone tried the WALLACE & BARNES SLIM SELVEDGE JEAN IN WHITE OAK CONE DENIM® WITH RINSE WASH from J Crew?At $198 its not cheap. However, J Crew frequently has 30% off sales. The denim is made in the USA with Cone denim. They look sharp too...

http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/denim/wallaceandbarnesslim/PRDOVR~60277/60277.jsp
post #2 of 25
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Anyone? I would have thought someone on the forum would have tried these by now.
post #3 of 25
I have not tried the Wallace and Barnes denim but own a couple shirts by them. The quality is pretty good. The thickness of their flannel material is great.
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Originally Posted by Dirty Denim View Post

I have not tried the Wallace and Barnes denim but own a couple shirts by them. The quality is pretty good. The thickness of their flannel material is great.
Do you think they are worth the price?
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I picked up a pair when they were 30% off, although they are nice, I don't think they are worh the price so they will be going back.

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Originally Posted by mws222 View Post

I picked up a pair when they were 30% off, although they are nice, I don't think they are worh the price so they will be going back.
Wow! Disappointed. What jeans do you typically wear? I have APCs. How do they line up? Whats makes them not worth the price? They are 13.5 oz...
post #7 of 25

You can find cone mills jeans at the same price/cheaper with likely better construction.  Though that's just a guess.  Took a good hard look at the Wallace and Barnes flannels and they were pretty good.  Not up to Flat Head/Iron Heart level of construction but very good and cheaper. 

 

See:

http://www.rawrdenim.com/2012/11/5-raw-jeans-for-beginners/

 

Particularly the Left Field NYC Greaser Jeans for $175.

post #8 of 25
For me there are a few things that are important when buying a pair of jeans. Obviously u want them well made but I own a few pairs of high priced jeans and hate the way I look in them. I mean yea they are $400 to $500 well made jeans but I look like shit in them. So for me I'd rather buy something that fits me better than the quality being the reason I bought them. The unfortunate thing of a lot of the jeans we all like is they are not available to try on unless u buy and return till u find the right pair. Some of the supposed start up denims may be looked at as entry level jeans to most denim heads but when it comes to fits they tend to have the best fits as they are made for the general public and not the repro type customer. My point is don't get caught up in the name or price of a Jean because u will regret it like I have. For me it's overall fit then quality then price.
Edited by Dirty Denim - 1/7/13 at 7:31pm
post #9 of 25
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Great point What are your thoughts on the durability with this company?
post #10 of 25
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dirty Denim View Post

For me there are a few things that are important when buying a pair of jeans. Obviously u want them well made but I own a few pairs of high priced jeans and hate the way I look in them. I mean yea they are $400 to $500 well made jeans but I look like shit in them. So for me I'd rather buy something that fits me better than the quality being the reason I bought them. The unfortunate thing of a lot of the jeans we all like is they are not available to try on unless u buy and return till u find the right pair. Some of the supposed start up denims may be looked at as entry level jeans to most denim heads but when it comes to fits they tend to have the best fits as they are made for the general public and not the repro type customer. My point is don't get caught up in the name or price of a Jean because u will regret it like I have. For me it's overall fit then quality then price.

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Originally Posted by tigerpac View Post

You can find cone mills jeans at the same price/cheaper with likely better construction.  Though that's just a guess.  Took a good hard look at the Wallace and Barnes flannels and they were pretty good.  Not up to Flat Head/Iron Heart level of construction but very good and cheaper. 

See:
http://www.rawrdenim.com/2012/11/5-raw-jeans-for-beginners/

Particularly the Left Field NYC 
Greaser Jeans for $175.

I own the PAC. Heard mixed reviews about apcs. It's hard to find naked and famous. I've gotta try jeans on before buying them.
post #11 of 25
Based on the shirts I own I'd say they are constructed well. They definitely have better shirt fabric then jcrew. So I would think it's a step up on what they produce. Either way if u bought them u would be venturing into the unknown and taking a risk that cost $200+ . The good thing is if they don't fit or are not what u expected u can simply return em.
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post #13 of 25
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Originally Posted by Dirty Denim View Post

Based on the shirts I own I'd say they are constructed well. They definitely have better shirt fabric then jcrew. So I would think it's a step up on what they produce. Either way if u bought them u would be venturing into the unknown and taking a risk that cost $200+ . The good thing is if they don't fit or are not what u expected u can simply return em.
j crew will let you return the jeans after wearing them??? Leaning toward the naked and famous just can't find them anywhere. The umbra des is too risky though. O many mixed reviews to save $100
post #14 of 25

Contact the guys over at http://tateandyoko.com/  They're pretty good with sizing questions and ask about their return policy, I believe its pretty easy.  They carry a lot of N&F.

 

Not sure where you live but there are a lot of shops around NYC that carry the brand as well.

post #15 of 25
oh no not if u wear them. By the way i like the naked and famous weird guy fit myself. the fit is good. U should try the Unbranded brand. they are $80 for 14 oz and $100 for their 21 oz denim
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