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post #16 of 25
[quote]Lots of Diesels Correction: lots of pretty cool Diesels, some of which have probably not seen the American market outside LA and NYC.
post #17 of 25
I have a question. Since when did it become acceptable and/or fashionable to wear jeans with rips in them? Or the jeans like the PDC's that have Paint Splatters on them. Even the 'distressed' jeans like the 'vintage' Levis i've seen for $150 that still have dirt or whatever worked into the jeans. Why would anyone by something like this and when can you wear it in public and not look like a slob? I swear these companies must be laughing all the way to the bank. They can now sell all of their defective jeans and call it 'vintage'. I like a pair of jeans that have been broken in like the next guy, but some of the stuff that is pushed in the stores is rediculous. Please explain this. Signed, Mr. Conservative (i guess)
post #18 of 25
Distressing makes the jeans a bit less clean cut and worn in than, say, overdyed Levis... just a different look.
post #19 of 25
I agree with Steveo4 to a point. As I said, I think the PDC Ripper wash is awful, as are the extra-ripped Chip and Pepper and True Religion jeans. It's one thing to have ripped jeans, but when two random guys can bump into each other on the street and their jeans have the exact same rips and tears, it's kinda ridiculous. The distressing on other high-quality jeans, like Earnest Sewns, PDC 1- and 3-years and the Clone Icons, are fine, and add some visual interest. Moreover, each pair of those kinds of jeans tends to have more individual wear marks.
post #20 of 25
Along these lines, do PDC jeans run large?
post #21 of 25
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I have a question. Since when did it become acceptable and/or fashionable to wear jeans with  rips in them? Or the jeans like the PDC's that have Paint Splatters on them.  Even the 'distressed' jeans like the 'vintage' Levis i've seen for $150 that still have dirt or whatever worked into the jeans. Why would anyone by something like this and when can you wear it in public and not look like a slob? I swear these companies must be laughing all the way to the bank.  They can now sell all of their defective jeans and call it 'vintage'. I like a pair of jeans that have been broken in like the next guy, but some of the stuff that is pushed in the stores is rediculous. Please explain this. Signed, Mr. Conservative (i guess)
I'm pretty well versed on the "Levis Vintage Clothing" line, and I have yet to see the kinds of 'distressing' such as dirt being ground in, etc. Which models were they?
post #22 of 25
I want to say they were a 501 jean. I was in the Barney's in Beverly Hill looking for a pair of PDC that i would look presentable in (and found them - other than having them tailored in the legs and length.) Btw, Barney's wanted $46 to shorten the legs and keeping the same bottom. I could have them in 2 weeks. I called my tailor and he could do the same, as well as change the boot cut to a straight leg and only charge me $25, plus he offered to do it same day. Anyways, next to the PDC were these Levi's. Near the pocket seams around the waist was a brown dirt type of residue that comes off in your hands. The removable label said they were 'vintage'. Stevo
post #23 of 25
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Anyways, next to the PDC were these Levi's. Near the pocket seams around the waist was a brown dirt type of residue that comes off in your hands. The removable label said they were 'vintage'.
Those are from the Levi's Vintage line, which specialize in exact replicas of, well, vintage Levis, down to the dirt, literally. Personally, I prefer to vintagize (is that a word?) my own jeans.
post #24 of 25
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Along these lines, do PDC jeans run large?
Yes they do, yes indeed they do - and they stretch. Buy a size down.
post #25 of 25
I agree with you Stevo4, I cannot stand the PDC ripper wash and lots of the paint splatter washes. I like the Diesel wash 772 (made popular on Zathans) which has rips in it - something about it is appealing to me.
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