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post #31 of 38
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...... The real problem I have with Japanese, and to a lesser extent, European denim companies is that they are so enamored with the whole "authenticity" and "original make" thing that the lose sight of what's important - jeans that fit well and look good. I mean, who cares if the denim was handloomed or is selvedge unless it really adds character (in the first case) or durability (in the second case). Same goes for vegetal indigo. Sure, denim was originally treated with real indigo, but if you are going for a sixties or seventies feel, why would you want to go with real indigo rather than a synthetic dye? To me, it's no different than the guys who are into the minutae of suit making - sometimes it matters. Most of the time, it matters not.
Personally I love the 'older' fits, say the 1947 Levis, that is why I love the way the Japanese, especially Denime, cut thier jeans. Thank goodness that Levis has come to their senses and started their Vintage line to try and recapture 'thier' market. As for denim weights, I generally like them all, and the 14oz do get softer with age.... when I first tried jeans that heavy, I thought I was wearing sandpaper cardboard. But after awhile it softens and wears incredibly well. p.s. I dislike Edwin jeans
You do not like Edwin's, huh? I suppose it's all preference - I like them more than Denime myself (although I have not as much experience with Denime). Do you like Kunna? If you aren't familiar, they're headed by a previous Levis designer (as I was told), they use Japanese denim and antique looms for a unique vintage effect. They also have some extra stitching on them (a K logo near the bottom back of the leg). The fit is, of course, excellent: a bit slimmer up top than 501s, and a bit less tapered down below. They are similar to Tsubi jeans, and are a little less abused. Also, made in the USA.
post #32 of 38
Borrelli and Brioni both make great jeans--very soft and well tailored.
post #33 of 38
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Borrelli and Brioni both make great jeans--very soft and well tailored.
Both make nice *trousers* using reasonably good denim, and I'm being charitable on this point. A lot of real, hardcore denimheads would say that the soft denim they use isn't even proper denim, just a soft twill that is of similar construction to denim. Neither company knows shit about making jeans. They don't even use proper jeans stitching, unless they've changed their ways recently and outsourced to a company with the proper machines.
post #34 of 38
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Borrelli and Brioni both make great jeans--very soft and well tailored.
Both make nice *trousers* using reasonably good denim, and I'm being charitable on this point.  A lot of real, hardcore denimheads would say that the soft denim they use isn't even proper denim, just a soft twill that is of similar construction to denim.  Neither company knows shit about making jeans.    They don't even use proper jeans stitching, unless they've changed their ways recently and outsourced to a company with the proper machines.
i'm trying to envision the type of guy who would be caught dead in brioni jeans. it would have to be the type of guy who is at home in bernini.
post #35 of 38
or European... it's only been fairly recently that Europeans have been doing denim, in the 80s and earlier, you didn't see too much of it in Europe outside of Americans on vacation... I think this particular style of jean is more of a anti-jean.
post #36 of 38
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Borrelli and Brioni both make great jeans--very soft and well tailored.
Where do you get Borrelli and Brioni denim from?
post #37 of 38
Their boutiques would be a good starting point...
post #38 of 38
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(kitonbrioni @ 14 Dec. 2004, 9:31) Borrelli and Brioni both make great jeans--very soft and well tailored.
Where do you get Borrelli and Brioni denim from?
Some NM carries them. Also, Brioni 57 E. 57th St. NYC 212-376-5777 has both "summer" weight and "winter" weight ones. Then, there is http://www.luigiborrelli.com/ As individual mileage varies, it should be noted that the jeans' consiglieri DO NOT consider them to be "real/authentic/valid/worthy/bona fide/true/genuine/faithful/authoritative/original/etc".
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