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post #19801 of 20873
Standard is the indigo APC new standard
post #19802 of 20873
lol...
post #19803 of 20873
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Originally Posted by XFactor View Post
 

I've never liked Short Term trend jeans.. whether they are Skinny Narrow Jeans or Bell bottoms. 

 

I like classic fits that TRANSCEND over TIME and TRENDS. 

 

I need to buy 1-3 of such ones. 

 

Upon reading online there is lot of talk about Raw & Selvedge jeans. 

 

What would be the Gentleman approved Jeans right now? Good VALUE please. 

 

Please suggest the following details for your recommendations: (Is there a BEST OF list that I am missing?)

- Color/ Shade/ Wash / Look

- Brand + Model / Fit 

- Price (Retail and Sales) 

- Where to buy? 

 

ANYONE SUGGESTIONS PLEASE? 


For good value for the quality you are paying, look no further than Gustin jeans in straight cuts. For good denim check out the run of the mill Japanese brands.

post #19804 of 20873

i bought these awhile ago.

but i am at the age where i don't even wear jeans much anymore (save on weekends) denim is against dress code.

 

should i sell or wear?I'im on the fence myself , i want to keep them because i spent so much on them, but i need the money. and i can wear them less than 10days a year

 

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post #19805 of 20873
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Originally Posted by 951socal2012 View Post
 

i bought these awhile ago.

but i am at the age where i don't even wear jeans much anymore (save on weekends) denim is against dress code.

 

should i sell or wear?I'im on the fence myself , i want to keep them because i spent so much on them, but i need the money. and i can wear them less than 10days a year

 

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Are these the only pair of denim you have? If so, I would save these for self wear. If you have any other pair, I would sell these since they look to be NWT.

post #19806 of 20873
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Originally Posted by XFactor View Post
 

I've never liked Short Term trend jeans.. whether they are Skinny Narrow Jeans or Bell bottoms. 

 

I like classic fits that TRANSCEND over TIME and TRENDS. 

 

I need to buy 1-3 of such ones. 

 

Upon reading online there is lot of talk about Raw & Selvedge jeans. 

 

What would be the Gentleman approved Jeans right now? Good VALUE please. 

 

Please suggest the following details for your recommendations: (Is there a BEST OF list that I am missing?)

- Color/ Shade/ Wash / Look

- Brand + Model / Fit 

- Price (Retail and Sales) 

- Where to buy? 

 

ANYONE SUGGESTIONS PLEASE? 

I really badly want to tell you to do a bit of reading... I mean looking through 5 pages of this thread alone (almost any 5 pages) would probably give you suggestions to 99% of your questions... but what the hell.

 

If you want to look more formal, get something with a darker wash - nothing pre-faded or silly like that.  As someone else said, Gustin is a great bang-for-buck brand right now... maybe the best, but you do have to wait to get your denim, and only have so many choices at one time.  

 

As for fit - generally a slimmer fit is in right now, this doesnt mean skin tight by any means, just... slimmer.  It's up to you to decide if a Straight cut or a tapered cut is going to fit you better.... If you could get to a store that carries a few brands of raw selvedge denim it would really help you iron out your sizing/fit questions - the internet can only do so much.  You will read everything from buy 3 sizes too small, to buy TTS.  After owning and wearing about 7 or 8 raw pairs myself, my best advice is just find something that YOU think fits and feels comfortable to YOU.  Generally speaking raw denim WILL stretch out, especially in the waist about 1-2".  So you can buy a pair that is a little bit smaller than your TRUE waist size (for its true waist measurement) and it will stretch out after a bit, a 'rule of thumb' so to say, would be you can do up all buttons except the top one, or the top one is quite tight - almost too tight - then the waist will generally stretch to fit.

 

 

The other common budget brand is 'Unbranded' they are an off-shoot of Naked and Famous and can be found at times for great prices on sale, although I dont know of any current ones.

 

Price... Gustin/Unbranded is about $80 a pair I think, give or take.  From there N&F is generally 100-200, Momotaro is usually 200-350.... and there are so many other brands its almost impossible to list.  (Blue owl is an amazing site to look through for lots of ideas at the least and Jay the owner is amazing to talk to)

 

I guess I kind of answered where to buy there as well... if you cant find them in store locally - BlueOwl is a great place to check next....  There's also Tate and Yoko for NF stuff, or Blue In Green for a bit of the pricier side of denim.....

 

 

Hopefully this helps someone.   

post #19807 of 20873
That guy managed to tick almost every box on the "most annoying buzzwords list". He even used caps on some of them.
post #19808 of 20873
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That guy managed to tick almost every box on the "most annoying buzzwords list". He even used caps on some of them.

 

 

The, TRANSCEND, TIME, and TRENDS, almost had me making a rude reply instead of being helpful.  It took a lot to not do it.

post #19809 of 20873
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Originally Posted by barrelntrigger View Post
 

Are these the only pair of denim you have? If so, I would save these for self wear. If you have any other pair, I would sell these since they look to be NWT.

nah, i have a few other selvedge jeans from other brands (mostly levis). whats a decent asking price?

post #19810 of 20873
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Originally Posted by 951socal2012 View Post
 

nah, i have a few other selvedge jeans from other brands (mostly levis). whats a decent asking price?


Not entirely sure but you can do an eBay sold list. If I were to list a pair NWT, I'd say around $100 ish.

post #19811 of 20873
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Originally Posted by flatspotting View Post
 

 

 

The, TRANSCEND, TIME, and TRENDS, almost had me making a rude reply instead of being helpful.  It took a lot to not do it.

haha i'm glad you took the high road on this one. you're a better person than me. i wanted to write a snarky reply but couldn't think of a good one. 

post #19812 of 20873

Okay, I need a pair of jeans for my coat? (Been directed here, so.)

 

http://imgur.com/4RtvO23 <- that's the coat in question.

 

Any colour that would work best? Any pictures of said jeans would work wonders.

post #19813 of 20873

Guys. I do appreciate your help and patience. My bad with the caps. Maybe the question is over done here.

 

See, all my previous denims were bought with an ex-gf of mine and specific 'no name' small brands in asia and my body has changed quite a bit so I was lost. 

 

I asked quite a few people around me and the information confused me more than anything. And I see most young people wearing "skinny" jeans that doesnt appeal to me. So I went "caps" to emphasize that I was not keen on the "trendy" jeans which everyone around me is talking and wearing. 

 

Online research talked a lot about Raw & Selvedge - I had never heard of until my googling a few months back - Yeah! imagine total out of touch. 

 

After that I did find the Gustin kickstarter and was impressed by it. I am not in the US right now so my options are not a lot. Even low end Levi's start at almost 100 USD here (high import duty).  I will go through the thread and hope to find stuff instead of getting lost. 

 

If there are any decent ones you'd recommend at 35-50 USD range then I'd be really interested. If that is unrealistic.. then tell me what would be good at that price range. 

 

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Originally Posted by cyc wid it View Post
That guy managed to tick almost every box on the "most annoying buzzwords list". He even used caps on some of them.
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Originally Posted by flatspotting View Post
The, TRANSCEND, TIME, and TRENDS, almost had me making a rude reply instead of being helpful.  It took a lot to not do it.
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Originally Posted by TheSoonest View Post
haha i'm glad you took the high road on this one. you're a better person than me. i wanted to write a snarky reply but couldn't think of a good one. 

Edited by XFactor - 10/28/13 at 9:29pm
post #19814 of 20873
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Originally Posted by XFactor View Post
 


You would really need to hunt for good selvedge denim at that price range! Also, check out B&S, you just might cop a pair, used at that price range.

post #19815 of 20873
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Originally Posted by XFactor View Post


I think you're really better off figuring out what you like first. Trying to read through all of the posts here (or elsewhere) likely will only get you more confused. You'll come across lots of buzzwords. Some have to do with quality of manufacturing, some have only to do with personal preference. Certain features might be considered more "desirable" (and thus expensive) merely because their rarity makes them of interest to hobbyists, regardless of whether they noticeably improve the construction quality or aesthetics of the jeans.

From your existing jeans, find a pair that fits you well. Measure them at the points that are often referenced when people talk about the fit of jeans: waist, front and back rise, thigh, knee, ankle, inseam. Use that as a starting point.

Then look at some pictures and figure out what you like: heavier, slubbier denim, or lighter, smoother, denim, etc. Think about whether you really want raw, unsanforized denim (where you'll have to deal with initial soaking, shrinkage issues, etc.) or jeans that have already been pre-shrunk?

The more you're able to identify the characteristics you're actually looking for in a pair of jeans, the better the really knowledgeable folks here will be able to steer you to something that will meet your needs. Asking general questions about what you should be looking for is kind of pointless, because it's largely a matter of subjective preference. It's like saying "tell me what kind of car I should buy" or "tell me what kind of girl I should date".
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