Originally Posted by IDH
I didnt buy uniqlo because I'm on a budget I bought black uniqlo because people told me that it was pointless paying more for black denim. I also heard that certain more expensive brands prioritise materials over fit - and I'm more concerned with looking good and a good fit instead of wearing really thick jeans.
I'm only a 28" waist - but these 28's from Uniqlo seem to be big. If I was looking for a slimmer cut black jean what would you advise? I don't really want the black jeans to fade much if at all - and I don't have a set budget. I only plan to buy one pair of black jeans so I'm willing to invest in them.
I went back and looked at what "advice" people gave you. Some of those people, frankly, didn't know what the fuck they were talking about, didn't clarify their statements enough, or spoke in simple terms that you might have taken the wrong way.
The best jeans you can buy is the pair that fits exactly what you're looking for. There's no such thing as it being "pointless to pay more for xyz" if the budget jeans aren't in the cut that you want.
So let's clarify a few things:
-Is it pointless to pay more for black denim? Not necessarily. They typically don't warrant the same mark up as indigo because the dye process is different. Still, they can command the same price because the fabric quality, construction, etc. is still the same as their indigo counterpart.
-Just because there are cheap alternatives doesn't mean they're in any way equal to their expensive counterparts.
-Good denim doesn't mean "thick jeans."
-You can overpay for design vs. denim as you can denim vs. design.
If you don't want them to fade, then you're looking for OVERDYED (in caps because I've given this recommendation more than once before if you search) denim like the Uniqlo you bought. There are many of options for that: Rag & Bone, Jean Shop, Acne, etc.
I'd just return the uniqlos until you find something closer to what you want. If you don't, then you can at least size down.