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Authentic Seven Jeans?

post #1 of 10
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There's a guy on eBay selling a host of Seven For All Mankind jeans. Any idea if they are authentic? His feedback suggests they are "manufacturer overruns." http://cgi.ebay.com/ws....53&rd=1
post #2 of 10
my first impression is that they are ok, but check out www.fakeseven.com for pics of real/fake seven jeans.
post #3 of 10
I find Seven Jeans just horrible quality-wise....
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I find Seven Jeans just horrible quality-wise....
Though not my favorite company by far - since Jerome Dahan left the company, the classic back pocket design was fiddled with to no good effect; and the number of interesting washes (including both men's and women's) can be counted on one hand (the original New York dark, a black/blue wash with the pockets accentuated, a slightly crinkled dark blue/green wash, um, can't think of anything else), I do have to say that the denim lasts a lot longer than my favorite Paper Denims, which uses increasingly softer and less hardy denims. I have a pair of the original batch of ICN clones, and a pair bought just a a year ago, and the older ones have definitely worn out to a nicer color and a worn, but "hard" finish, while the newer ones seem to have been made with softer denim loomed from much less hardy yarn. (Right hand Ring ring denim is usually quite sturdy, so I'm not sure what exactly is going on). I don't think that the denim weight has changed considerably, so I can only assume that they are cutting costs, which is a shame. At $150+ a pair, they can afford to use top of the line materials.
post #5 of 10
I am saddenned to learn that Paper Denim's quality is going down. I bought last year a PDC jeans with square front pockets and the denim was very thick. To tell you the truth, I am transitionning from "young" sportswear to a more "grown-up" wardrobe so I don't think I will be spending that much money ever again on jeans.
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I bought last year a PDC jeans with square front pockets and the denim was very thick.
Yes, the LIT jeans are still made with durable, middle weight denim, but everything else seems designed to age *very* quickly.
post #7 of 10
LA Guy, I agree with you on the changing denim of PDC jeans. Right now I am wearing a pair of ICN Clones, purchased at Marshalls two years ago. However, since they were from Marshalls, they might have been from a few season's past, so they could be anywhere from 3-4 years old. They have definitely worn very well, have faded in all the right places, and look very natural. No real holes, except for a small 'scuff' wearing on the side of the knee and upper thigh, and fraying on the hem. However, I have a pair of 3-year ICNs that I purchased back in May, and the denim is substantially thinner. By July, a hole had worn in the knee, and I didn't wear those jeans nearly as much as my older Clones. The seat is also wearing out quite a bit; I don't mind the hole in the knee too much, but I think it's time to retire the jeans when I'm exposing my ass to the world.
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The seat is also wearing out quite a bit; I don't mind the hole in the knee too much, but I think it's time to retire the jeans when I'm exposing my ass to the world.
Word. No visible ass. Same thing. I am wearing a pair of ICN-Mythos right now. They are only 2 months old. Already, though, there is only a small hole in the knee, and I am in fear of my ass being exposed to the world in short order, since the denim has already worn pretty thin (and was pretty thin to begin with. I have a pair of GTO-Madcaps that have the same problem - and I know about half a dozen people who don't wear their jeans half as hard as I do who have reported rips after only a few months of wear. They won't even mend properly, unlike my old GTOs and ICN's, which, even when threadbare, have a hard finish and feel durable. My feeling is that jeans should be the easiest of all clothing to mend because the hard finished cloth will not rip even if it is mended with coat thread and because the crappier the mending job, the better the jeans actually look. I bought a pair of Sevens recently, after not having bought a pair since they first came out about 2 years ago, and may be looking for a new "staple" jeans brand. I like the cut of Earnest Sewn, but the denim seems not too durable either. Rogan has great washes, and I like the more relaxed cuts, but they boast that their jeans fall apart easily. What a bunch of crap is that? True Religion has just become way too gimmicky. Chip and Pepper I hated from the onset. Levis Premium - how come Levi's can't come up with a nice, rich, thick denim for their premium line? Their regular Red Tab cuts suck, and the Levis Red and Levis Vintage are priced up the wazoo. I guess I may just go back to wearing APCs - hopefully, they still have the same, super durable denim they used to use.
post #9 of 10
does Diesel sell less gimmicky jeans now? I used to be a Diesel guy until all their stuff started to look like clothes for 14 yr olds or I just became old.
post #10 of 10
Diesels are not too bad, I personally don't like button fly too much though. I just buy PDCs from Marshall's and they all seem to be GTO 3 years that are quite durable
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