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post #211 of 233
Deciding between the Resin coated or Heavyweight Rockers....thoughts?
post #212 of 233
Thoughts on these new belts....
post #213 of 233
What's the deal with the Filson bags you are offering? I noticed it says they are "washed for a vintage feel" and it appears you have some special colors. Anything else custom about them and are they unique to your store like this?

I'm also curious what the shade of blue looks like.
post #214 of 233
Is the long inseam on JS a true 36", or do they run differently,(long or short)?
post #215 of 233
It's pretty damn close to 36".
post #216 of 233
Alot of good info in this thread, I've been following the denim debate JS pair and they look good. Heading up to NYC next week and plan on picking up a pair of the rocker cut in heavyweight.
post #217 of 233
Which fit has the most relaxed leg the Rocker or Classic?
post #218 of 233
The Classic
post #219 of 233
classic for sure
post #220 of 233
I'm selling a pair size 27 Rockers ... new and raw!

While my 28 Rockers have stretched out in the waist ... I sadly can't even button up the 27s.

http://www.styleforum.net/t/286804/jean-shop-rockers-heavyweight-raw-tagged-27-fits-larger-new

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Edited by Kwaker - 2/7/12 at 11:24am
post #221 of 233
I saw the raw Rockers on sale today and almost bought...

They did seem to be a bit flimsier than I thought they'd be, and definitely vanity sized. Maybe that's just the nature of the jeans, but they didn't seem quite as durable as the KMW 1980s that I have.

Anyways, I bought another pair of 1980 KMWs instead over these, but was wondering what others thought about durability, construction, and build quality of the JS Rockers (raw) vs the 1980 KMWs (raw).

The sale price on both pairs was comparable (I paid $16 more for the KMW 1980s than I would have for the JS Rockers)
post #222 of 233
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Originally Posted by furo View Post

I saw the raw Rockers on sale today and almost bought...
They did seem to be a bit flimsier than I thought they'd be, and definitely vanity sized. Maybe that's just the nature of the jeans, but they didn't seem quite as durable as the KMW 1980s that I have.
Anyways, I bought another pair of 1980 KMWs instead over these, but was wondering what others thought about durability, construction, and build quality of the JS Rockers (raw) vs the 1980 KMWs (raw).
The sale price on both pairs was comparable (I paid $16 more for the KMW 1980s than I would have for the JS Rockers)

Where is the sale ... any 30s ... what about about other models? thx.
post #223 of 233
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Where is the sale ... any 30s ... what about about other models? thx.

I sent you a pm
post #224 of 233
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Originally Posted by furo View Post

I saw the raw Rockers on sale today and almost bought...
They did seem to be a bit flimsier than I thought they'd be, and definitely vanity sized. Maybe that's just the nature of the jeans, but they didn't seem quite as durable as the KMW 1980s that I have.
Anyways, I bought another pair of 1980 KMWs instead over these, but was wondering what others thought about durability, construction, and build quality of the JS Rockers (raw) vs the 1980 KMWs (raw).
The sale price on both pairs was comparable (I paid $16 more for the KMW 1980s than I would have for the JS Rockers)
I wouldn't use the word "flimsy" to compare JS to KMW. JS has often been described as an upgraded APC: better denim, better details, but still a "fashion" jean. I wouldn't consider KMW to be a repro brand per se but they definitely focus more on construction and are built to be worn harder. It's somewhat apples and oranges but that's not to say that JS is poorly constructed or not of good quality; in fact, while JS is generally underrepresented I can't recall ever having heard construction issues. As fashion jeans, they might be a little overpriced for what they are but I frankly love the finish and details as they truly set themselves apart in a sea of denim companies. Some people can't handle the orange overload but that riri zip (back when they had it) and seeing orange selvage on both sides of the fly is a nerd plus. Aside from the born-on-date Sharpied on the pocketbag, I also get a bit more of a hands-on feel from JS than other brands.

The bottom line is they're both well-made and comfortable (around the 13oz range with long-staple cotton) with perhaps the big difference in wear being that KMWs have a rep for being more stubborn.
post #225 of 233
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Originally Posted by whodini View Post

I wouldn't use the word "flimsy" to compare JS to KMW. JS has often been described as an upgraded APC: better denim, better details, but still a "fashion" jean. I wouldn't consider KMW to be a repro brand per se but they definitely focus more on construction and are built to be worn harder. It's somewhat apples and oranges but that's not to say that JS is poorly constructed or not of good quality; in fact, while JS is generally underrepresented I can't recall ever having heard construction issues. As fashion jeans, they might be a little overpriced for what they are but I frankly love the finish and details as they truly set themselves apart in a sea of denim companies. Some people can't handle the orange overload but that riri zip (back when they had it) and seeing orange selvage on both sides of the fly is a nerd plus. Aside from the born-on-date Sharpied on the pocketbag, I also get a bit more of a hands-on feel from JS than other brands.
The bottom line is they're both well-made and comfortable (around the 13oz range with long-staple cotton) with perhaps the big difference in wear being that KMWs have a rep for being more stubborn.

Good insight thanks. From your description I think I'd be happier in the long run with sticking to the 1980s

Just curious, and a bit off topic, but what separates KMW 1980s from Japanese repros? The weight of the denim perhaps?

...oh and yeah I did like the fact that they had the "born on" date. .... that kind of logic is what led me to buy a pair of Raleigh Denim ... having the owner of the company that made your jeans personally sign them is a cool touch
Edited by furo - 2/11/12 at 10:13pm
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