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Rogan denim review for the streetwear fans

post #1 of 16
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Hey there, Just thought I'd add a little streetwear review for the benefit the board. I've seen Rogan Jeans in NYC and was skeptical as I'm very picky about my denim. Boy was I wrong. Was at Barney's in Chicago, tried on a pair and they felt like they were made for me. Details: Handmade construction and wash details that get outside of typical whiskers that brands like Seven and Diesel have been doing forever. They play with seams and details just enough to make them unique and drape perfectly. I think of them like couture denim . . . all about the drape. They look amazing on and should suit the skinny guys well. I wear a small 30 and find Seven's and US PDC to be a bit large. Their denim is sooo soft and aged perfectly. You need to check out their washes. Not to machined or cheezy looking. I spent alot of money on them (240), but they are by far the most amazing jeans I've worn. Check them out at Barney's. Mike C, I know you'd love them . . . Take care, Pete
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I agree. I have a pair for ever a year and they are by far one of the best jeans i have ever worn. They are almost as good as a pair of broken-in vintage levi's from the 40's that i have tried on at some boutique (would never pay $2000 for those however). I would put them above the LA brands such as seven, and i would say they are better than PDC. Whats refreshing about Rogans is they shy away from the typical boot cut of the many other designer denim out there. I must say however, 240 bucks is a lot to pay for jeans (I payed $50 for my pair on ebay). But then again, this is a poor college student speaking and i would say a pair of Rogan will last a very long time. If you, like me, are not able to simply walk over, fly to, or drive to barney's or some hipster boutique in LA, Soho, San Fran etc. etc. (I live in hawaii), you should check a website called www.aloharag.com Its located in hawaii and i have been able to check out some Rogan. They sell online too.
post #3 of 16
Rogan's are great jeans. The washes and cuts are terrific. I usually wear bootcut jeans (I'm wearing Von Dutch "Slidder" jeans today) but sometimes, it is nice to break the monotony. Rogan's fill the same niche, I think, as my Paper Denim Icons - a little more laid back, less fashiony, look that nevertheless distinguishes you from the hordes of "relaxed stonewashed" guys. On another point - I've been thinking about customizing my Paper Denim GTO 1-years - maybe taking off some of the rivets and doing some handstitching - just something to make them a little more mine, and a little less like what some corporate dud might pair with a leather blazer and black shoes for a crazee night at the local Moose McGillicuddy's (awful, awful place.)
post #4 of 16
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I know 240's alot to pay, but I had some gift cards that helped me on that. That was the final factor. BTW- Aloha Rag is great for all the Margiela fans out there. Very good site for sure. LA Guy- I'd customize away. I like the uniqueness it would give them. Pete
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On another point - I've been thinking about customizing my Paper Denim GTO 1-years - maybe  taking off some of the rivets and doing some handstitching - just something to make them a little more mine, and a little less like what some corporate dud might pair with a leather blazer and black shoes for a crazee night at the local Moose McGillicuddy's (awful, awful place.)
See if you can find some old iron-on patches. My mom has a hoard of them (for some reason) in her sewing basket, and they look pretty sweet on one of the back pockets or on the front thigh just below the pocket opening. They've got HI-larious sayings and pictures on them, too. I've got one pair of jeans that says "I am the BOSS." and another with a boxing glove on the end of a spring, coming out of a wind up box that says "Don't knock me around". Don't know what they actually do to the denim, though. I probably wouldn't try it on a pair of PDCs
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I spent alot of money on them (240), but they are by far the most amazing jeans I've worn. Check them out at Barney's. Mike C, I know you'd love them . . .
I'll definatly check them out... I'm always looking for new jeans. I literally worn out my PDC and Diesel pairs to the point of being unwearable, so I don't mind spending a bit more. Last I've seen of Rogan (at Louis Boston) they seemed baggy... I guess I'll have to look again. I value your opinion being the other skinny guy on the board...lol. Damn, I was in Chicago this weekend... AWESOME town. I remember the Barney's cause it's by the club area... Rush or Division... I can't remember.
post #7 of 16
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Cool Mike. Wish I would've known. I was there this weekend as well and out at the clubs. Rush is hot. Alot different vibe than NYC... your girls are much better looking Pete
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Chicago girls better looking than NYC girls? You are the first person I have ever heard say that...even my friends from Chicago think NYC women are a cut above. Now as far as which girls are nicer...Chicago wins hands down.
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Chicago girls better looking than NYC girls?  You are the first person I have ever heard say that...even my friends from Chicago think NYC women are a cut above.  Now as far as which girls are nicer...Chicago wins hands down.
The truth is that Chicago girls are better on AVERAGE. However, you will not find the superhotties that New York has. So you can say that both have hotter women; it's in what context that matters. The other thing I noticed is that Chicago women KNOW how to dress. They are more conservative dressers, though in a way that is sexy; I can appreciate that.
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Not to high-jack the thread or anything... =] but what size would I be in Rogan if I wear a 32 in Diesel/Armani, a 30 in Seven and 31 in PDC? Anyone have similar sizes? Im always down for new jeans even if I don't quote need them and even more when worn and tested by forum members. How do Von Dutch jeans hold up LA? back to the thread...I can't comment on Chicago honies as Ive never been there...but I'd almost have to move to Chicago if the girls there are as hot as nyc girls. Even the normal-everyday honies in nyc give me neck-aches. Too many models (and "aspiring" ones) in nyc - their arrogant "coolness" does nothing for me, though.
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their arrogant "coolness" does nothing for me, though.
Exactly, huge turn-off in a woman.
post #12 of 16
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as far as sizing, I wear a 28 in PDC (special Japanese wash/cut not intended for the US that was sent to my favorite avant-garde boutique in NYC, 7 on Orchard Street), 29 in Seven and I bought a 30 in Rogan. They fit great. On a side not, I buy the smallest size available because jeans, especially 7's tend to stretch. The model of Rogan's I bought seemed smaller than the usual thirty, but that cut looked smaller when compared to others. My Rogan's are the medium colored wash that can be found on the aloha rag site. Pete
post #13 of 16
mrprlover, I find that 7's have the widest waist for the slimmest leg (always need a belt) and that the newer Paper Denims are the most generously sized overall for any given size (there was a time, before the J-stitch was even invented, and when the Paper Denim label was on a strip of fabric, when Paper Denims fit much snugger.) It's hard to compare anything to Diesel because there are so many different cuts. I am a 32-33 in Kratt, with lots and lots or room to spare, but a 32 in X-Rotuck makes me look like I'm trying out for an all-male revue. Von Dutch are holding up terrifically -though I've only had the jeans for a few months, so it's too early to tell for sure yet. Great jeans though. If I didn't already have so many pairs and so little money, I'd buy a pair of the Engineers in addition to my Slidders. Be warned though, that the Slidders are cut really low. Seven's are high rise, and PDC GTO's are the Empire State Building, relatively.
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Wow.
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+1.
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