Went to Odin, Jeanshop, RRL, and NDG today. Ended up liking Jeanshop the best out of all the raw slim denim I tried. NDG was a close second. Problem with RRL is that they only do even sizes and I was in between.
How does the one wash selvedge version of RRL s get to be so destroyed? The back pocket bartack area is destroyed, and there's really a lot of wear on them. Why bother with Japanese selvedge and such great quality and construction when they're just going to sand it down and tumble it for hours with rocks? EDIT: like these from ebay http://cgi.ebay.com/Ralph-Lauren-Dou...d=p3286.c0.m14
The Ralph Lauren store locator (not the RRL one) says there should be a new RRL store opening up in LA in October. Might get lucky there?
Here's the address:
8150 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046
There used to be an awesome RRL store on Beverly several years ago. I went to the closing sale and but this was before SF turned me into a total chick so I didn't actually buy nearly as much as I could have. I remember my gf at the time got a ton of stuff. At the time, it seemed like RRL was an experimental concept and remember thinking they were dropping it by closing the store.
I got an email saying that Barney's @ The Grove (and a handful of other retail locations) would be carrying RRL as well. Hopefully that means we can get it on sale, haha. So between HTC, that Melrose store, American Rag, and Barney's... that area is pretty damn covered.