(Lomezz @ 29 June 2004, 1:28) I picked up two pairs of Diesel Rabox jeans for a total of $170, which is about 50% of retail, at the Diesel outlet in Woodbury commons (NY). If you have no Diesel outlet in your area, may I suggest ebay? BTW, Diesel run a bit larger than, say, Levi's.
$87.50 for jeans is a rip-off. That is way too much money to spend on jeans. And if they were originally $175, well that's just gullibility. There is nothing that separates a $40 jean from $175 jeans that is substantial enough to justify the price difference. Jon.
I think you conflate two points, ImageWis. $87.50 is a lot to spend on jeans, but I disagree that the 40 dollar jeans and 175 jeans don't have substantial differences between them. Would you say the same thing about slacks? Of course not. You may just think that the differences aren't functional -- perhaps you look at jeans as lounge pants or work pants. Others of us practically live (or lived) in our jeans. During school, I lived in one pair of American Eagle jeans, and damn if I now don't wish I would've just invested in some Paper Denim. If you wear jeans often, going higher end has advantages. They fit is better (particularly in the rear -- good jeans fit in the rear without ALSO being super tight in the legs); the cotton is softer but also sturdier, and the washes are better. Now, that said, 87.50 is too much to spend because I can find Diesel's on Ebay or at outlets for about $50 - 60. But, all in all, is that last 30 or 40 bucks a big deal when you wear them 5 times a week? No, I don't think so. I love Gap jeans, as several here do. But I can say that they are categorically inferior to PDC and Joe's, at least. I personally don't like Diesel and would wear Gap way before Diesel.