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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

N&F is moreso known for their fabrics and unique makeups. Durability is not their strongest suit. Japanese biker/repro brands like Iron Heart will be your best bet


Yeah, after looking at wear pictures, I'm getting the same sense. I really want to be able to try them on, though. This would be my first pair of raw denim, and there are so many variables...

 

Nice bluchers btw.

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I am looking for this jean, but cannot find one. 

 

Anyone know about this jean?

Or know similar jean with similar color.

post #20793 of 21424
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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

N&F is moreso known for their fabrics and unique makeups. Durability is not their strongest suit. Japanese biker/repro brands like Iron Heart will be your best bet


Actually, I've been looking at Iron Hearts for a bit now, and came across this. I've come across other examples as well.

 

"Pause for crotch repair" at ~10 months? 

 

Wtf? I've been wearing Levis since I was 18, so that makes 20 years. (pause while I barf and contemplate mortality, and you guys barf for my lesser denim.) I think each pair lasts 2 or so years before they get too faded for my taste to wear. I don't think I've ever had a crotch blow out. I've maybe had a knee blowout but that's when I'm getting to the 2-year mark.  

 

What gives?

 

I've read that selvedge denim is supposed to be supreme in durability, but the more I look, the more tears and holes I find. I don't want to spend $400 on jeans if I have to have them darned once a year. Are these people hard wearing mofos or is premium denim a joke?

post #20794 of 21424

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post #20795 of 21424
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Originally Posted by ScuffedBluchers View Post


Actually, I've been looking at Iron Hearts for a bit now, and came across this. I've come across other examples as well.

"Pause for crotch repair" at ~10 months? 

Wtf? I've been wearing Levis since I was 18, so that makes 20 years. (pause while I barf and contemplate mortality, and you guys barf for my lesser denim.) I think each pair lasts 2 or so years before they get too faded for my taste to wear. I don't think I've ever had a crotch blow out. I've maybe had a knee blowout but that's when I'm getting to the 2-year mark.  

What gives?

I've read that selvedge denim is supposed to be supreme in durability, but the more I look, the more tears and holes I find. I don't want to spend $400 on jeans if I have to have them darned once a year. Are these people hard wearing mofos or is premium denim a joke?

These people are those that don't understand that washing your denim is a good, healthy thing. When you get raw denim (or even non-raw denim) new, it's full of starches fresh from the factory. That starch sits in the fabric and wears it down - why raw jeans tend to fade very dramatically. The effect is amplified by all the grime and nastiness that accompanies a sweaty crotch for hours and days at a time.

If these substances aren't washed out though, they don't just fade the color, they eat away at the fabric (should be a "duh..." issue, but this is the internet). So, these people not washing their pants for 6 months at a time are basically destroying their denim.

Wash your pants. Buy a pair that fits in the first place (rather than sizing down two and expecting your never-touch-water-cause-it'll-shrink denim to stretch out). Be happy. Be comfortable. They're freaking blue jeans.

/endrant/

Hope that answers a bit. It's all a matter of caring for the fabric.
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It helps a little. I wash my Levis (SORRY!) about once a month and get multiple years out of them. Crotch sweat is pretty ridic. You'd think changing your underwear daily would take care of that? You must be some grubby motherfuckers.

 

Now I'm trying to figure if I can get my mind around spending 425 on a pair of jeans.  That's a lot for jeans.

 

 

lot

 

for 

 

jeans.

 

Any second best bests for high durability?

post #20797 of 21424
425 is far too much. My personal Jean limit after years of this crap is probably $150.

Sounds like your Levi's are doing the durability job. Why are you looking to move on from that?

To be honest, check out the Epaulet offerings - they just released a limited run of heavyweight denim 18oz and that should last forever.
post #20798 of 21424
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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

Sounds like your Levi's are doing the durability job. Why are you looking to move on from that?

To be honest, check out the Epaulet offerings - they just released a limited run of heavyweight denim 18oz and that should last forever.

 

I dunno... I got a new pair of boots and I want to finish off the look. I also like the contrast on some of that fading.  I think you're right though. I'm going to rock these 501's until the blow it out, and then I'll come back to jeans shopping. 

 

Thanks for your honest help!

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i would spend 500-800$ on a pair of dior jeans, depending on the wash of course.

 

as for raws, i wouldnt spend more than $400.

 

definitely NOT a fan of balmain's 1.5k jeans.

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As far as Levi's go, I like to take a seam ripper and remove the stitching on the back pockets. Anyone else do this? Or comment?

post #20801 of 21424
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Originally Posted by ChronBong View Post
 

i would spend 500-800$ on a pair of dior jeans, depending on the wash of course.

 

as for raws, i wouldnt spend more than $400.

 

definitely NOT a fan of balmain's 1.5k jeans.

Do you know where a guy can buy Dior's? Raw indigo type.

post #20802 of 21424
Every Dior Homme boutique? Luisaviaroma? Various other online stores?

Even with retail creep, most non limited Balmain bikers can be found at ~ $1100 retail.
post #20803 of 21424

yea like the guy said above

 

u could try typing in google dior homme raw denim//jeans or dior homme BRUT (Made in Japan) or NOSTALGY (made in italy)....honestly made in japan if u can find is better but not by much.

 

http://www.dior.com/couture/en_int/mens-fashion/ready-to-wear/jeans/raw-blue-17-4385

 

u would probably try contacting their stores and ask about the raw denim.

 

the sizing info for raws should be one size down or TTS if u have larger legs.

post #20804 of 21424
Are crotch blowouts fixable? How is this done (without matching fabric to patch...?) and where is the best place to get this done?
post #20805 of 21424

How do 3sixteen jeans compare to Momotaro jeans?

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