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To the jean people, RRL and wings+horns are the best jeans I've found without going crazy denim-head pricing. Both can be had new for around 100. It's a lot if you're coming off jc penny levi's, but not so much when you wear jeans as often as I do. The RRL I've found in thrifts hasn't been as nice as the ones I personally own for some reason, but I'm sure the good stuff exists somewhere.
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The pair of Gustin jeans I have I never wear because I find the fit a little funky. Seems to be wide in the thigh and tight in the calf and waist... Not a fan of the fit.

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Originally Posted by barrelntrigger View Post

I would head on over to www.weargustin.com to pick up a pair for $81 to $99. I have their Heavy Americans and for the $ I paid, the quality is pretty awesome! I know Mark bought like 4 pairs and I'm sure he can back them as well. Also, I love my LVC but they don't fade very well...

Another recommendation for entry-level raw denim is Taylor Stitch from San Francisco. I have a pair of their jeans (I think mine are 14 oz) and they're great. They sell out quick, though.

http://taylorstitch.com/collections/mens-denim/products/kuroki-copper-selvage-denim-15
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Originally Posted by MZhammer View Post

The pair of Gustin jeans I have I never wear because I find the fit a little funky. Seems to be wide in the thigh and tight in the calf and waist... Not a fan of the fit.

I think its slightly geared towards guys who work out thighs, so other jeans never fit right. for them.

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Originally Posted by MZhammer View Post

The pair of Gustin jeans I have I never wear because I find the fit a little funky. Seems to be wide in the thigh and tight in the calf and waist... Not a fan of the fit.

That's disappointing. I've had my eye on that site for a while.

Did you order the regular fit?
post #75051 of 110565

These at lunch....

 

 

 

P.S. Thanks again PTO. 


Edited by capnwes - 7/9/13 at 10:08am
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Dang look what I started biggrin.gif

Shout out to 38 R and K4l for their inputs, they have really given me a head start on this. Stand up guys
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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post

Another recommendation for entry-level raw denim is Taylor Stitch from San Francisco. I have a pair of their jeans (I think mine are 14 oz) and they're great. They sell out quick, though.

http://taylorstitch.com/collections/mens-denim/products/kuroki-copper-selvage-denim-15

Hey Nat, I really like those but I noticed all the inseams are 35!? Is that the norm?
post #75053 of 110565

Inseams on selvedge denim are usually very long, as wearers are generally fond of rolling the legs (also it's cheaper to only produce one inseam length). I just get them hemmed to length, but if you're breaking in a raw pair you may have to rock some 8" cuffs for a bit until some of the stiffness goes away.

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Roll call or Toronto!   everybody okay?
 

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Originally Posted by sparrow View Post

I think its slightly geared towards guys who work out thighs, so other jeans never fit right. for them.

 

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Originally Posted by TM79 View Post


That's disappointing. I've had my eye on that site for a while.

Did you order the regular fit?


My understanding was it was their standard straight leg. It certainly could be geared towards guys with beefy thighs, I didn't know that when I ordered.

 

My best fitting jeans are my J. Brand Kane fits. non-selvage and not very expensive but love the fit.

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Quick question - How much would you guys pay for a pair of shell cordovan Hanover shoes in a thrift shop.  This place has some really nice ones that appear to be about 30-40 years old at least, but the price is not too cheap (around $180) for a pair of 40-year old shoes.  The do have 9/10 soles and are fairly cleaned up. 

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Quick question - How much would you guys pay for a pair of shell cordovan Hanover shoes in a thrift shop.  This place has some really nice ones that appear to be about 30-40 years old at least, but the price is not too cheap (around $180) for a pair of 40-year old shoes.  The do have 9/10 soles and are fairly cleaned up. 

I'd leave them and wouldn't look back. That is a crazy price for a thrift. Someone has been hitting the auction pages for pricing.

 

Definitely 30+ years old, since they have been out of business at least that long. I pay about $5-$7 a pair around here....in Hanover.

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Originally Posted by dapperdoctor View Post

Quick question - How much would you guys pay for a pair of shell cordovan Hanover shoes in a thrift shop.  This place has some really nice ones that appear to be about 30-40 years old at least, but the price is not too cheap (around $180) for a pair of 40-year old shoes.  The do have 9/10 soles and are fairly cleaned

 

 

$180 is outrageous. I wouldn't touch them unless "Made for Paul Newman" is stamped on the insole.

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Originally Posted by dapperdoctor View Post

Quick question - How much would you guys pay for a pair of shell cordovan Hanover shoes in a thrift shop.  This place has some really nice ones that appear to be about 30-40 years old at least, but the price is not too cheap (around $180) for a pair of 40-year old shoes.  The do have 9/10 soles and are fairly cleaned up. 

A LOT less then that! Like $150 less.

post #75060 of 110565
I'm going to recommend Naked & Famous for their jeans. Made in Canada of imported Japanese denim. Excellent quality. I own 3 pairs in various fabric types.
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