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Looks like I'll be working to lose some weight so I can fit into the 34" lol :P

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Uniqlo made MIJ selvage a couple of seasons ago. You can still find a few on ebay from time to time. Maybe they never stopped making them but they haven't been around the past few years in NYC stores to my knowledge.
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sure they have. i've seen them the past few visits i made. so it doesn't seem like they ever stopped. 
 

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Uniqlo made MIJ selvage a couple of seasons ago. You can still find a few on ebay from time to time. Maybe they never stopped making them but they haven't been around the past few years in NYC stores to my knowledge.


 

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...I'm probably going with the N&F Slim Guys - I've been told that they have the same cut at the Unbranded Slim Straights and, to be honest, the Nudies back pocket sticking is pretty ugly.  However... I'm also interested in killing my first pair of real denim - e.g. I'm looking to wear these suckers straight through.  If Nudies fade a lot better than the N&Fs, I'll probably grab them just because of that.

 

I pulled the trigger on the Slim Guys.  Getting back to the N&F vs. Nudies, I couldn't find anything that would justify the price difference and - even though it shouldn't matter - it looks like the deep dyed N&Fs fade better than the Nudies.  

 

First real purchase, so I'm alright if they blow out after a year.  As I wrote above, once I get experience with a starter pair - if I'm still into this - I'll probably look to go for a quality repro for my next cop.
 

 

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I have some 501's im trying to break in and get my marks on them, now mosy people.say wear everyday for 6 months but I dont like to wear them on days of rain because of the heaby bleeding that might occur. Is it ok to wear them on rainy days and I wont lose most of my progress of.the marks?
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I live in Seattle...my raw denim gets rained on at least 3 times a week, usually for semi-extended periods of times.

 

They are jeans...they will survive, and your fades will be totally normal, I promise.

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is there a faq like the "everything you ever wanted to know about r.m. Williams" thread? There are literally 1000s of posts here about jeans and it's tough to make sense of them.
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searching can usually dig up an answer to most any question...

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ok, I've tried searching and there's a lot of conflicting opinions and advice. So here we go:

- first jeans brands, anything else to look at?
3Sixteen
Naked & Famous
APC
nudies
flatheads
levis LVC 1947 501
unbranded

- what brand delivers the best quality for the money spent?

- my mom was a good antique picker, used to travel the east coast every summer. She thought goodwill was a great place to find high-end jeans, opinions? How about ebay? More generally, what are people's thoughts about buying used jeans?

- I assume that fit is more important than the quality of the jeans. I'm 6'0, 183lbs, no special thigh problems, any suggestions on fit? This is the hardest thing to suss out of the threads and maybe I just need to get to nyc and try on a bunch of stuff. Any suggestions on stores?

- I've read here that during the barney's sale in nov there's lot of great bargains on N&F. Am I better off waiting until that sale?
Edited by vinouspleasure - 10/14/11 at 10:12am
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Those are all great options to try out. If you live near a Barney's, just go there and try some damn jeans on and see what kind of cut you like best, whether it be regular/slim/tapared/skinny. You can decide from there.

I doubt you'll find raw denim in thrift shops or at goodwills. Buying used jeans is up to you. Some people don't want to put the work in. Alternately, you can buy washed denim.
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Originally Posted by vinouspleasure View Post

ok, I've tried searching and there's a lot of conflicting opinions and advice. So here we go:
- first jeans brands, anything else to look at?
3Sixteen
Naked & Famous
APC
nudies
flatheads
levis LVC 1947 501
unbranded
- what brand delivers the best quality for the money spent?
- my mom was a good antique picker, used to travel the east coast every summer. She thought goodwill was a great place to find high-end jeans, opinions? How about ebay? More generally, what are people's thoughts about buying used jeans?
- I assume that fit is more important than the quality of the jeans. I'm 6'0, 183lbs, no special thigh problems, any suggestions on fit? This is the hardest thing to suss out of the threads and maybe I just need to get to nyc and try on a bunch of stuff. Any suggestions on stores?
- I've read here that during the barney's sale in nov there's lot of great bargains on N&F. Am I better off waiting until that sale?

RRL, Raleigh, Tellason, Triple Works are better than most of the brands you listed above.

And the collabs for N&F take a pretty big drop, was at 60% this summer I believe, some of the other washes not as much.
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has anyone created a jeans hierarchy like jcusey did for shoes?

http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/Tutorials/JCuseyOnShoes.htm
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vinouspleasure, it all depends on the fit you want and your style... determine what you are actually looking for in terms of style and fit, weight and then we'd be able to provide suggestions that are more geared to your expections
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How does Robert Geller Jeans compare with RRL Jeans in terms of denim quality and cut?
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How does Robert Geller Jeans compare with RRL Jeans in terms of denim quality and cut?

Geller is a fashion brand, RRL is arguably a denim brand. Fashion brands are going to focus on specific cuts and details, while denim brands fabric and cut.

Apples and oranges because the end product for both is completely different. I personally have little interest in fashionista jeans but can understand why people go that route when looking for specific cuts, I just wouldn't pay that premium.
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