Originally Posted by whacked
I know for a fact some RRLs retail for $265 as well. shoe, to answer a previous question of yours, whodini has both 5EPxSF and 1st gen RRL (also designed by godmother), and according to him, the 5EP denim is a fair bit nicer.
Whoa whoa whoa...Just when the fuck did I say that??? I love both equally for completely different reasons. The 5EPs started off with a red/blue/green hue depending on how the light hit it (very cool in my book) which gave way to a subdued turquoise fade. 2nd gen RRLs are hairy and soft to the hand without the standard starch sheen; they, too, fade away to a turquoise but compared to 5EP the color isn't quite as muddied with other colors. I think both are still tops in my book when it comes to denim since I have yet to board the "dirtycast" train of some repro brands. Cone puts out some great stuff, don't get me wrong, but there's just something so unique to the color Godmother pulled out for her jeans.
Originally Posted by Tooch4321
how hard would it be to find a 1st generation pair of RRLs?
How easily can you find a DeLorean? Really, unless it's some guy on B&S who has a pair leftover from the big RRL bonanza on ebay two years ago, it'll be tough. I haven't seen a pair like either of mine in months and months. The cut xchen's talking about, the slimboot, is what you usually see whereas the slimcut with a perfect 10" rise has been riding around with unicorns the past year or so.