Originally Posted by Lionheart Biker
Alright denim nerds... Just kidding, please don´t tell me to fuck off
What would you recommend between Balmain jeans or Dior homme ones? I know my next pair is in either of those brands, I just can´t decide on one. What can you tell me about them?
Thanks in advance.
I think a lot of denim heads are going to tell you that both of those brands are for morons, but Dior 19cm is a great cut, while I've rarely heard anything good about Balmain jeans, so I'd say the Diors hands down. I think Balmain commands the prices they do mostly through marketing and celebrity hype, but it's a brand i kinda ignore so maybe somebody else will have a different opinion. There's two types of denim that Dior uses, made in Japan and made in Italy, and the MIJ is generally considered to be superior, but it's also more expensive - I think MII raws are $236 while MIJ are $380 or so. A lot of their washed jeans are MII. The quality isn't anything special, though, most of them aren't selvedge and the construction's probably roughly on par with jeans more in the $200 range, so you're paying for the cut.
Honestly, check out Balenciaga as well. The cut's almost identical - 1 cm narrower leg opening and 36" inseam instead of ~39" of the DH's, but they look very, very similar. The quality's also a little better, and a lot of the models have the selvedge line on the waistband which looks pretty cool, imo. $475 retail, but I picked up both pairs that I have for well under 50% of that. PM me if you want sizing help or anything. If you're willing to pay full price for them just call the store, they're really knowledgeable about sizing and will ship to you (not sure if they'll do international though).