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About to buy some Diesel, please talk some sense into me!

post #1 of 29
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So I was just sort of looking around on Revolve, and noticed these:

http://www.revolveclothing.com/Displ...uct=DIES-MJ30#

I know the reputation now as an old man jean, but I still have such fond memories of the simple fit/design, and denim ruggedness of Diesel, which were my first premium jeans a few years ago. These sort of remind me of a cheaper version of the RB6, but cut for a taller man with an odd sized waist, lol.

I know that this may very well be a bad use of my money, which is why it would be great if someone talked me out of it, lol.
post #2 of 29
what's wrong w/ diesel? I saw a nice looking pair of diesel jeans in esquire.
post #3 of 29
They look okay. If the denim is decent, I'd wear them. The Diesel tag on the coin pocket is a bit dated though. I have two old pairs of Diesels that I still wear from time to time.
post #4 of 29
Meh, you'd buy $160 Diesels but not $150 5EP Deadstock?
post #5 of 29
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Meh, you'd buy $160 Diesels but not $150 5EP Deadstock?

Ouch!
post #6 of 29
whoa! where are these 5ep deadstock you speak of??
post #7 of 29
I'm not sure if 5EP is still selling the deadstock but for the last month and a half you could have bought them for $150 from 5EP directly. Do a search to find out the details.
post #8 of 29
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Meh, you'd buy $160 Diesels but not $150 5EP Deadstock?

I tried, but it became so difficult to get a timely response that I sort of gave up. Diesel's lower fits work better on me anyways, and with either a Revolve or Denim Bar discount (if they sell Diesel), it'll be about $120, which I can live with. If the denim is thick enough, they might last a while too. I will check them out at Bloomingdales tomorrow after work.
post #9 of 29
I don't see how hard it is to buy stuff from 5EP... you just email them what you want, they send you a money request, and you pay. It took awhile, maybe 7 days total to get everything straightened out the two times I ordered. You just don't ask sizing info or anytihng like that to 5EP because there are plenty of people here that could answer your questions... like me

Anyways, those Diesels are ok, but I wouldn't spend $120 or whatever on them. There are plenty of better jeans for that price, including New Cures/Hipsters if you want low rise.
post #10 of 29
Man, it's like a part time job just keeping up with all these denim manufacturers. It's frightening how many washes and cuts Diesel alone has! I guess the flip side is it's much easier to customize the fit, wash, etc. to theoretically get exactly what you want.

Adamm

PS: What drew you to the Larkees in particular? I don't see anything that distinguishes them from any other pair of dark jeans.
post #11 of 29
DGP, I personally tried on the Larkee, and I definitely felt it wasn't a flattering fit at all. I own a couple of diesels that I still wear from time to time, my lemmens and rolans, and I've got to say that if you were to buy a pair of diesels at the moment, you should check out the viker model. IMO it's probably the most flattering cut diesel has out there at the moment.
post #12 of 29
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Originally Posted by drizzt3117 View Post
I don't see how hard it is to buy stuff from 5EP... you just email them what you want, they send you a money request, and you pay. It took awhile, maybe 7 days total to get everything straightened out the two times I ordered. You just don't ask sizing info or anytihng like that to 5EP because there are plenty of people here that could answer your questions... like me

Anyways, those Diesels are ok, but I wouldn't spend $120 or whatever on them. There are plenty of better jeans for that price, including New Cures/Hipsters if you want low rise.

I agree with DGP that it is difficult to get a response from them. Maybe it's just timing, but I tried desperately to give them some money last month and could not get a response. So, I'm not going to beg anybody to give them my money. Plus I believe Godmother said the dead stock sale ended last month.
post #13 of 29
You'd do just as well getting some Nudie Even Stevens in the dry denim--they've got a similar type of cut, they dont have that Orange stitching or that coin pocket patch, but they'll cost more. Shame you missed out on the 5EP deadstock sale--superior product, IMO.
post #14 of 29
does anyone else think that the models on Revolve look awkward in the majority of the jeans they are modeling? it may be the tucked in white tee...but it seems like nothing looks flattering.
post #15 of 29
I jave a couple pairs of Deisel jeans, one is a dark one-wash that I wear often when I go out.

However, I don't care for that particular cut. Relaxed/tapered is probably the most unflattering cut I can think of, unless maybe you're really tall and really scrawny.
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