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post #1441 of 2506
Can short guys pull off pod shorts or is it hopeless?
post #1442 of 2506
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Can short guys pull off pod shorts or is it hopeless?

well, justin bieber is most responsible for popularizing the drop-crotch, and he is short.
post #1443 of 2506
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well, justin bieber is most responsible for popularizing the drop-crotch, and he is short.

I guess what I should ask myself then is "would I be OK with looking like j biebs?". I suppose that wouldn't be too bad if it meant I could stay reasonably cool in the summer with some pod shorts.

 

On a side note, can anyone comment on the fit of Memphis jeans? I've heard they are very skinny, but just how skinny? If I am a size 1 in Julius knit denim and other bottoms, would I be a 30 or 29 in Memphis?

post #1444 of 2506
In the last couple years I've been getting more into RO denim since I like the fit (Berlin cut, the others are too skinny for me) and some of the washes/treatments are pretty interesting. However I have to say the quality of the denim itself is just atrocious.

Here's one example.. these are a coated black denim that started fraying almost right away. First the thin plasticky pocket bags tore out where they attach to the top of the pockets, then the coin pocket tore, then the crotch, then the knee, then panel above the back pocket, then the dart on the thigh, then the other knee. And this is from very light wear - maybe a couple times a week for 6 months mainly just walking and sitting in an air conditioned office. Nothing compared to what most denim-heads do to their japanese denim to fade it. Heck I wore my Dior's almost nonstop for like 2 years and never had a single tear.





I kept taking this pair to a specialized denim shop and had patches added to fix the tears and fortify areas that were about to tear, but ultimately I had to stop because I had spent almost $200 on repairs for a pair of jeans I bought for $200, and there were still new tears appearing.

Ok, I thought maybe it's just this run of denim, maybe the fabric they used this particular year wasn't so good, I'll try again. So I picked up a new pair on ebay in a different wash (not coated). And what do you know.. pocket corners start fraying, the thigh dart pops open, and then the button fly tears (seriously, the fly?).

How can they charge $400+ for this level of quality? Even buying on a steep discount it's not a very good deadl.. I feel like I'm buying a pair of jeans that will last me one season at best. Heck my second pair hasn't even lasted that long before I'm shelling out more money on repairs.

I really like the washes and the cut but god damn if these aren't designed to fall apart in a few months.
Edited by tellure - 2/19/16 at 1:11am
post #1445 of 2506
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Originally Posted by tellure View Post

In the last couple years I've been getting more into RO denim since I like the fit (Berlin cut, the others are too skinny for me) and some of the washes/treatments are pretty interesting. However I have to say the quality of the denim itself is just atrocious.

Here's one example.. these are a coated black denim that started fraying almost right away. First the thin plasticky pocket bags tore out where they attach to the top of the pockets, then the coin pocket tore, then the crotch, then the knee, then panel above the back pocket, then the dart on the thigh, then the other knee. And this is from very light wear - maybe a couple times a week for 6 months mainly just walking and sitting in an air conditioned office. Nothing compared to what most denim-heads do to their japanese denim to fade it. Heck I wore my Dior's almost nonstop for like 2 years and never had a single tear.





I kept taking this pair to a specialized denim shop and had patches added to fix the tears and fortify areas that were about to tear, but ultimately I had to stop because I had spent almost $200 on repairs for a pair of jeans I bought for $200, and there were still new tears appearing.

Ok, I thought maybe it's just this run of denim, maybe the fabric they used this particular year wasn't so good, I'll try again. So I picked up a new pair on ebay in a different wash (not coated). And what do you know.. pocket corners start fraying, the thigh dart pops open, and then the button fly tears (seriously, the fly?).

How can they charge $400+ for this level of quality? Even buying on a steep discount it's not a very good deadl.. I feel like I'm buying a pair of jeans that will last me one season at best. Heck my second pair hasn't even lasted that long before I'm shelling out more money on repairs.

I really like the washes and the cut but god damn if these aren't designed to fall apart in a few months.

in a way, i'm envious of your problem. i wear a suit everyday to the office and wear my designer clothes like... when i go out for dinner once a week and on the weekends.. if i go out. i have a couple pairs of jeans so even if the quality was really so bad, it would take years before it showed up for me.
post #1446 of 2506
The quality is suspect to begin with, but the washes really destroy the integrity of the denim.
post #1447 of 2506
Yeah I agree the washes really hurt it, but heck even just a coated denim? A coating shouldn't do much to hurt the integrity. Heck I have a pair of black-coated Pure Blue Japan's that still look brand new after wearing them every other day for months.
post #1448 of 2506
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crazy i never had an issue with any of my RO items.
post #1449 of 2506
My heavily washed jeans have disintegrated but the black 97% cotton 3% elastane jeans are the best I've ever owned I rotate 3 pairs
post #1450 of 2506

 Got these from Ink at 527 bucks plus shipping. Incredible deal, considering than on secondary market beaten up ones sell higher than that.

 

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Two more items from my RO mini collection :satisfied:

 

 


Edited by Jbravo - 2/20/16 at 2:17pm
post #1451 of 2506
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 Got these from Ink at 527 bucks pus shipping. Incredible deal, considering than on secondary market beaten up ones sell higher than that.

howd you manage doing that?
post #1452 of 2506

They were on 40% discount and, on top of that, if you order from Europe you are charged the lowest price (compared to America, Asia, etc).

post #1453 of 2506
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They were on 40% discount and, on top of that, if you order from Europe you are charged the lowest price (compared to America, Asia, etc).

DId u email Ink to mark down the package so you don`t get hit by duties

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DId u email Ink to mark down the package so you don`t get hit by duties


No because under local customs regulations duties apply when you buy merchandise exceeding EUR 1000 in any calendar month.

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Originally Posted by Jbravo View Post

 Got these from Ink at 527 bucks plus shipping. Incredible deal, considering than on secondary market beaten up ones sell higher than that.
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Two more items from my RO mini collection satisfied.gif






damn nice Kops buddy, i really like that waxed denim jacket
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