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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

It's because the hallowed Nordstrom stores up and down the valley have started carrying the brand. So now every hipster or wannabe trendsetter has their own hideous pair. I hate that backpocket stitching because it's a sign for "obvious tool." I can't stand these people that think that Nordstrom is the definitive upper echelon of style and things should be purchased from there without question. Talk about insular thinking.
And it's not even the LDS population, which is what throws me off.

lol ... i think many people in utah think nordstrom rack is about as good as it gets.
Edited by whatever123 - 1/2/12 at 4:51pm
post #16892 of 21424
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Originally Posted by gladhands View Post

I'm a boring old guy who wears jeans about once a week. I need a pair of slim/straingt mid-rise (so I can tuck) jeans with a 36in inseam. Not trying to become a denim head or spend a lot of money. I just want to step up from Gap. Would bobobos be a good choice? I know they don't use selvedge denim, but it is Cone White Oak.

Bonobos would be a step up from Gap, but at that price point, Naked & Famous would probably be a better choice. Weird Guy is a good cut if you want a slim fit and want to tuck, though it is tapered, not straight.
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Originally Posted by commodorewheeler View Post

Bonobos would be a step up from Gap, but at that price point, Naked & Famous would probably be a better choice. Weird Guy is a good cut if you want a slim fit and want to tuck, though it is tapered, not straight.

Weird Guy doesn't go to a 36 inch inseam though. If you can fit into skinny guy, most go to 36-38 inseams
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Weird Guy doesn't go to a 36 inch inseam though. If you can fit into skinny guy, most go to 36-38 inseams

You are right about most Weird Guys, but I am pretty sure that some of them go to 36". I have to measure to double check, but I'm pretty sure that the indigo/indigo, at least, have a 36" inseam.
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Has anyone on SF attempted a 'hierarchy of jean brands' (ranking in terms of quality) as was done for suits on MC? See here.

If so, a link would be appreciated. I've a done few very casual searches but discovered nothing.
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Originally Posted by PipersSon View Post

Has anyone on SF attempted a 'hierarchy of jean brands' (ranking in terms of quality) as was done for suits on MC? See here.
If so, a link would be appreciated. I've a done few very casual searches but discovered nothing.

IMO such a hierarchy wouldn't really be possible/accurate. Different people care about different aspects of their denim. Some people prioritize fit while other prioritize nerdy denim head details, etc., etc. To say one denim brand is "the best" and another is "second best" and so on would be the curator of the lists opinion and not grounded in truth.
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Originally Posted by mike868y View Post

IMO such a hierarchy wouldn't really be possible/accurate. Different people care about different aspects of their denim. Some people prioritize fit while other prioritize nerdy denim head details, etc., etc. To say one denim brand is "the best" and another is "second best" and so on would be the curator of the lists opinion and not grounded in truth.

Fair enough. Although I should have clarified, it would probably be more of a 'cluster ranking', so five or six brands in one cluster, 4 or 5 in a lower cluster and so on. But I take your point.

In any case, perhaps people have their favorites in terms of the metrics you listed -fit, head details etc? Would be helpful to know of that as well, because I'm at the stage where I know next to nothing.
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Originally Posted by PipersSon View Post

Fair enough. Although I should have clarified, it would probably be more of a 'cluster ranking', so five or six brands in one cluster, 4 or 5 in a lower cluster and so on. But I take your point.
In any case, perhaps people have their favorites in terms of the metrics you listed -fit, head details etc? Would be helpful to know of that as well, because I'm at the stage where I know next to nothing.

There are a lot of denim brands out there, so the clusters would be really large, possibly at least 20-40 brands in each cluster. Fit is pretty subjective, different people fit well in different types of cuts, but if you want the highest cluster in terms of construction and fabric quality, I would recommend that you start by looking at blueingreensoho.com or selfedge.com. The overwhelming majority of the brands carried by both stores would fit in the highest cluster, if anyone were to ever make a hierarchy.
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Originally Posted by commodorewheeler View Post

There are a lot of denim brands out there, so the clusters would be really large, possibly at least 20-40 brands in each cluster. Fit is pretty subjective, different people fit well in different types of cuts, but if you want the highest cluster in terms of construction and fabric quality, I would recommend that you start by looking at blueingreensoho.com or selfedge.com. The overwhelming majority of the brands carried by both stores would fit in the highest cluster, if anyone were to ever make a hierarchy.

Thanks this is very helpful as well.
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Both are also top notch in customer service. I shop mostly within those two websites. I just personally prefer more of the denim brands in BlueinGreen (IE Samurais and PBJs). Piper I own a lot of denim out there and I would recommend getting a good look at "Slubby" jeans before you order (If you have to do your shopping strictly online like myself). Because they aren't for everyone, but my favorite pair is slubby atm (Samurai Black Shadow).
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Originally Posted by PipersSon View Post

Has anyone on SF attempted a 'hierarchy of jean brands' (ranking in terms of quality) as was done for suits on MC? See here.
If so, a link would be appreciated. I've a done few very casual searches but discovered nothing.

Maybe a year or so ago I pm'd with Whatever123 about making a definitive denim fit guide (based largely by provided measurements from SE and BiG) - taking all sorts of denim, cuts, brands, etc. and making a spreadsheet to essentially map out what a Tagged-32 meant in any available cut.

From there you could sort of target what you wanted the waist to be, leg opening, thigh measurements, etc. and out would pop the perfect pair of denim for you.

It was rather ambitious, but I have a feeling it would be an undertaking worth posting on SF forever.
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Hello,

 

I was in New York last week and wearing a new pair of raw levi's. As I got off the subway, I accidentaly walked into a huge puddle and got the first 6 inches of my jeans soaked. The part that got wet is now stiffer then the rest of the jean. Is there anything I should do to mend it? 

 

Thanks in advance for the help :D

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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

The whole of this thread is devoted to answering this question, and a few greats are mentioned in the last few pages (if you're willing to scan).
Momotaro (and it's derivative Real Japan Blue), Eternal, Samurai, Iron Heart, Pure Blue Japan, Strike Gold, etc. Available at selfedge.com or blueingreensoho.com
Below that you have brands like Levi's Vintage Company, 3Sixteen, Dry Bones, Left Field, etc.
And then a level below that you have starter brands; including APC, Naked & Famous,.... and way down the line Unbranded, GAP, Nudie, etc.
250-300 should be enough to spring for any of these (albeit perhaps minus shipping costs). Get a slim-straight to tapered cut, and you're in business.

Thanks for this - Only issue is that I think I might have to pay excessive customs if ordering from a company situated outside of the EU. Have you ever ordered from one of the websites and if so do they mark the item as lower priced than it is to help with duties?

Are Levi's red tab a similar quality to the vintage company line? red tab seem to come in a wider variety of cuts and they're widely available over here.

Finally can anyone recommend good websites to buy premium denim (size 28) within the UK?

Thanks everyone
post #16904 of 21424
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Originally Posted by Drchilipepper View Post

Hello,

I was in New York last week and wearing a new pair of raw levi's. As I got off the subway, I accidentaly walked into a huge puddle and got the first 6 inches of my jeans soaked. The part that got wet is now stiffer then the rest of the jean. Is there anything I should do to mend it? 

Thanks in advance for the help biggrin.gif

There's nothing that needs to be mended about that, the denim will soften back up with wear.
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Originally Posted by IDH View Post

Thanks for this - Only issue is that I think I might have to pay excessive customs if ordering from a company situated outside of the EU. Have you ever ordered from one of the websites and if so do they mark the item as lower priced than it is to help with duties?
Are Levi's red tab a similar quality to the vintage company line? red tab seem to come in a wider variety of cuts and they're widely available over here.
Finally can anyone recommend good websites to buy premium denim (size 28) within the UK?
Thanks everyone

ironheart.co.uk

They only have 3 brands: Iron Heart, Flat Head, and Triple Works, and the Flat Head stuff is on a separate website, but all 3 brands are premium.
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or better check out www.dc4.de
more brands to chose from
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