I have gotten a lot of compliments from the ladies as well (although this may be due to my sexy physique- no guarantees that this will happen for you too
I'll see what I can find on Ebay. Â Do the Diesel company stores ever have good sales? Â I do wear jeans a lot, so like you said, it may be worth a good (hefty?) investment.
First, the slant pockets you mention are a "worker jean" or carpenter pant feature, and won't be on a lot of traditional jeans in traditional watches without additional features, like hammer loop and pockets on the legs. I haven't seen the diesel model you mentioned; they may have the funky pockets you seek, but their washes/whiskering/etc. are usually severe.
Yes, I've usually seen the slant pocket on Worker jeans, Carpenter jeans and Mechanic jeans by Gap. Â I'd like to avoid the hammer loop(something I suppose I could cut off without too much difficulty) and pockets on the legs as well(which aren't quite as easy to remove - partially because the area under the pocket on the pant leg is darker than the pocket, especially on jeans that are faded/blasted, etc. Â Any reccommendations based on this? Â Maybe I need to go bespoke. Â
As for brands, a lot of people swear by PD&C, but I'm not tall enough to wear them at 5'9"
That's a problem for me - I'm 5'8". Â Remember ajboys' recent post on PDC jeans? Â He found a cache at (I think) Marshalls - I think he said that the vast majority had a 34" inseam, but that he saw a few 32" models.
I have a pair of Sevens I just got that I like, but they have some "dirt" to them.
The Seven web site seems to be down now. Â Can I see the men's models online elsewhere, and are you able to tell me which stores carry them?
Designers have crazy washes/damage, and they all have very different ideas of sizing. Also, if you're not quite slim, most of them are out.
Hmm...I'm a pretty solidly-built ~170 lbs. Â Advice based on this?
justlurking is right about 501's, and levis in general. They're insexpensive and pretty reliable, and will have normal colors/cuts.
I should probably take a look at Levi in addition to all the rest we've mentioned here. Â It's been years, and sometimes the basic time-tested-and-true stuff is just fine.
For the pockets you like, how about Carhartt's canvas pants? They have some nifty pants, and they're tough. They aren't very dressed up, though, and I think their denim is tame.
Funny you mention Carhartt - I grew up in rural Illinois in a small agricultural and manufacturing town where Carhartt is a popular garment. Â They are tough, and I've seen some decent deals on Carhartt on Sierra Trading Post.