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post #14596 of 20611
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Would Gap jeans be the best deal under $100? They are raw selvage right?
If so, I'll wait even more till a sale or a coupon shows to pick up a pair.

How are they for a first pair of raw selvage?

No, they wouldn't.

Get Unbranded, but if $100 is your price point, you should be able to pick up Naked & Famous jeans on sales. Just look around.
post #14597 of 20611
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LOL if you think Unbranded is somehow an upgrade from Gap. Even selvage Levis go for under $100.
post #14598 of 20611
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LOL if you think Unbranded is somehow an upgrade from Gap. Even selvage Levis go for under $100.

They both retail for about the same price (depending on sales etc.) and I can objectively say Unbranded is better than Gap's line (isn't it about to be discontinued or something anyway?) in pretty much every way possible.
post #14599 of 20611
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Would Gap jeans be the best deal under $100? They are raw selvage right? If so, I'll wait even more till a sale or a coupon shows to pick up a pair. How are they for a first pair of raw selvage?
They are a good choice, among the best that you will find in the sub-$100 price range.
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They both retail for about the same price (depending on sales etc.) and I can objectively say Unbranded is better than Gap's line (isn't it about to be discontinued or something anyway?) in pretty much every way possible.
I've looked at both brands pretty closely, and I would say that the denim is heavier and better on the Unbrandeds, but the construction and quality control are better on the Gaps. I would not say that one is significantly better than the other overall, it just depends on what is more important to you.
post #14600 of 20611
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They are a good choice, among the best that you will find in the sub-$100 price range.

I've looked at both brands pretty closely, and I would say that the denim is heavier and better on the Unbrandeds, but the construction and quality control are better on the Gaps. I would not say that one is significantly better than the other overall, it just depends on what is more important to you.

Construction on both are pretty similar as far as I can tell, but I completely agree with regards to quality control. Heard a lot of stories about Unbranded suffering from the problems of the first few N&F batches (easy crotch blowout, buttons popping etc) but they seem pretty sporadic and I personally haven't had issues. Given the chance between both lines at the same price, though, I'd definitely go for Unbranded.
post #14601 of 20611
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Originally Posted by BuffaloWang View Post
Would Gap jeans be the best deal under $100? They are raw selvage right?
If so, I'll wait even more till a sale or a coupon shows to pick up a pair.

How are they for a first pair of raw selvage?

Try to find A.P.C on sale, they can be found for under 100$
post #14602 of 20611
i want to take out the stitching on my back pockets of my flatheads, do i take it somewhere or somehow do it myself
post #14603 of 20611
If I have a 31" waist and do squats, would a size 29 New Standard pair of jeans fit me appropriately?
post #14604 of 20611
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If I have a 31" waist and do squats, would a size 29 New Standard pair of jeans fit me appropriately?
Impossible for others to answer. Try to find online measurements of NS, and measure your own thighs, and remember to take rise into account. http://www.contextclothing.com/item.php?id=6
post #14605 of 20611
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i want to take out the stitching on my back pockets of my flatheads, do i take it somewhere or somehow do it myself

Seam ripper:
post #14606 of 20611
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Originally Posted by Knisse View Post
Impossible for others to answer. Try to find online measurements of NS, and measure your own thighs, and remember to take rise into account.

http://www.contextclothing.com/item.php?id=6

Thanks. How should I take the rise into account, and how must larger should the thigh measurement be than my actual thigh?
post #14607 of 20611
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isnt 28 a girls size?

Yes
post #14608 of 20611
Newbie to raw denim question. I have a pair which are a little large at the waist. Do I A) return them and search for a pair a size down, or B) soak them to shrink a little bit, and then carry on as planned? Does a quick soak to shrink the size of the demin violate the no washing for X amount of time rule? And if so, rules aside is it really going to negatively effect my breaking in of the jeans?
post #14609 of 20611
Is the denim unsanforized? If yes, then you should be soaking them anyway. Even if the denim is sanforized, soaking while have cause some minimal shrinkage. So when you say "a little large" how "large" do you actually mean? The "no washing until your jeans can fell entire armies because of their stench" rule is really more of a guideline, suggestion, whatever. The dye will just fade differently* and the denim will be less stiff after that first soak (unless you take steps to remedy that). The most important thing is that you just, you know, wear the jeans and not worry so much. So in answer to your questions: A) Maybe B) Maybe * Note: I don't mean that the dye has different fading properties, just that the pattern will be different without those initial signs of wear from X months of not washing or whatever.
post #14610 of 20611
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Originally Posted by linkinwayne View Post
They both retail for about the same price (depending on sales etc.) and I can objectively say Unbranded is better than Gap's line (isn't it about to be discontinued or something anyway?) in pretty much every way possible.

Just wondering, how can you say that one is "objectively" better when both are pretty miserable choices, especially given that the OP is clearly looking for a bargain basement deal? It's like saying that the '85 Ford Fiesta is pound-for-pound better than a '85 Yugo.

Frankly, if I came on here not knowing anything about jeans (as in the OP's case) and someone recommended to me Unbranded as the best jeans under $100, I might be slightly pissed a few months down the line when I find out that RRL can be found on ebay/online and on here for under $100, as can other major brands like KMW, Jean Shop, LVC, Rogue Territory, etc.

No offense to you, I'm sure you're very happy with your purchase, but blind leading the blind, bro.
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