I haven't spent that much on repairing my favorite pair of $25 Uniqlo jeans, but at least twice over. Three of my jeans that I rotate are in need of repair again
I'm guessing you get them patched with old pieces of denim at the tailor like I do?
Anyone have experience having their jeans darned by guys like Self Edge? I always thought that $40 to get jeans repaired was too much, but it's worth it if it really lasts.
IMO, Raf has fallen off so much since his heyday. His last great collection for his namesake brand was FW 06. After that, he began to focus on his futuristic vision, which is not aesthetically pleasing to me.
There's no doubt that his current aesthetic has influenced a new generation of designers, like Siki Im and Peir Wu, but I guess his current direction is just not my thing.
I always got the feeling that he had a very good sense of proportions and designed to make a visual impact, but I never thought he had a good sense for textiles and fabrics.
From the stuff that I owned and seen, his fabrics were foremost chosen for color and texture and to make a visual impact, rather than for quality, comfort or durability.
Really, I just wish Helmut Lang came back in the picture.
If Raf is looking for an aesthetic for Calvin Klein, he could do much worse than follow the Helmut Lang playbook.