Rag & Bone is decent. Their denim program has constantly (d)evolved over the past few years; they've gone from North Carolina->NYC->LA, changed their fits, changed their denim (from US-made Cone to Japanese), had their lead denim guy walk out, etc. They were never really "geek worthy," but they did become known for making some polished designer jeans with great denim while everyone else was fairly rugged. They're still well-made and if you ever look at pair first-hand you'll notice that they're almost detailed like trousers with a cotton waistband. One constant complaint has been the long, low back pockets. I can live with it on the pairs I own but I understand why it'd get old for some. Like Time wrote, they've changed their denim program to be more mainstream and price competitive (they used to be consistently in the $250+ range for their better stuff) while the rest of their line remains fairly expensive. The irony, however, is that they started off as a jeans company that revived an old Levi's factory in NC. You could argue that once they started getting into a full collection their jeans took an immediate back seat, which is unfortunate. I'd put Acne in the "Nudie" category of paying a premium for fit over denim.
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7/13/11 at 1:56am