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post #1321 of 1451
What do you think about a Rag and Bone 15x http://www.rag-bone.com/RB15X__Blue_Resin/pd/cl/4044/np/738/p/2197.html or these http://www.rag-bone.com/RB15X__Raw/pd/cl/3414/np/738/p/1980.html
http://www.rag-bone.com/RB15__Indigo_Salvage/pd/cl/1059/np/729/p/1385.html
post #1322 of 1451
The last two are better than the first. The last one is supposedly the better of the three because of the details. There was some talk that with the latest incarnation of the denim program, the "X" Series was somewhat of a step down from their regular line.

I guess it depends on what you want. The second pair is American made with American denim that is comparable in quality to the Japanese denim from Nihon Menpu (which makes stuff for Sugar Cane, 3Sixteen, etc.) Personally, I'm sort of bored with the White Oak line as the majority of it, while well-made, is pretty vanilla. I'd take a risk at the Japanese stuff and the improved overall construction.

That said, there are plenty other options at the sub-$200 that are also worth checking out. FWIW, though, I actually really like the fit of the rb15. Think I'll wear mine tomorrow.
post #1323 of 1451
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'Made in Japan' ... wow.gif

they're actually cheaper than the other japanese denim brands (momotaro, iron heart, samurai...) and they're pretty light denim which works for me.
post #1324 of 1451
polo jean co. okay? shog[1].gif
post #1325 of 1451
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polo jean co. okay? shog[1].gif

Would you buy a suit at Macy's/JC Penney's/etc.? If you would, then yes, polo jeans are fine. If you wouldn't, then why would you trust their collection of jeans?

It's meant to sound a bit harsh because the point of this thread shouldn't be to find people a pair of jeans that they've already been wearing for years. Rather, it's hopefully meant to educate and promote reputable brands.
post #1326 of 1451
hehe thanks for the tip tho whodini! i really don't have that much clue whith jeans..
post #1327 of 1451

I like (and own) the second pair. I looked at the first recently and the color was a bit to dull to be dressy but the lack of any distressing made them sort of blah looking for strictly casual wear. I also found the second pair fit me better because the first was a bit tighter in the crotch and I'd have had to size up.

If these are strictly for casual, I actually have become interested in (and ordered) a pair of the RB-11x which are a bit less slim. I got them in the Memphis wash which appear to be lightly distressed with resin coating on parts of the jean but not uniform the way the blue or brown resin have.
post #1328 of 1451

I saw these straight-legged jeans by AG in Nordstroms for $180. How do you guys feel about that company?

post #1329 of 1451
I don't think I ever give them a second glance, to be honest, though I recall a denim store owner defending them at one point.

For ~$200, I personally would go to Blue Owl Workshop for Spellbound or Japan Blue/Motomoro, look into Levi Vintage Collections (1947s!) or Tellasons, or wait for RRL to go on sale.
post #1330 of 1451
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I don't think I ever give them a second glance, to be honest, though I recall a denim store owner defending them at one point.
For ~$200, I personally would go to Blue Owl Workshop for Spellbound or Japan Blue/Motomoro, look into Levi Vintage Collections (1947s!) or Tellasons, or wait for RRL to go on sale.

RRL Low Straight's are nice. Sizing is a bit inconsistent, though, especially in the waist.

The rise on LVC 1947 jeans is relatively high. "Dad jeans" territory of about ~11.75 to 12 inches.

Don't have experience with the others
post #1331 of 1451
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I don't think I ever give them a second glance, to be honest, though I recall a denim store owner defending them at one point.
For ~$200, I personally would go to Blue Owl Workshop for Spellbound or Japan Blue/Motomoro, look into Levi Vintage Collections (1947s!) or Tellasons, or wait for RRL to go on sale.


Japan Blue and Motomoro? I never heard of them. Just checked them out. Real nice, and there's a Needsupply store a hour away from me. Thanks for the tip. You guys stay dropping some good info. How do you feel about AG jeans?

post #1332 of 1451
Like anything else, you can use the basic rule of thumb that is gauging the quality of a garment by the store that stocks it. If you're ok with buying a majority of your clothes at Mens Warehouse then you shouldn't worry too much. Otherwise, paying that kind of retail on those kinds of jeans just isn't recommended at all.

There's no question Adriano knows (or knew) what he's doing, but AG is grouped in with so-called "premium" mass-market mall brands for a reason.

Visit Needsupply and I'm sure they'll be glad to show and explain to you the difference.
post #1333 of 1451
A bunch of MC jeans I'm considering or already own. None of that tight stuff you find in SW&D. But still more polished than most Levi's.

RRL Low Straight
Momotaro 0201
KMW 1980
Oni 1001
Pure Blue Japan XX003
Samurai S0500 Texas
Samurai S710
Left Field "Greaser"
Civilianiare regular fit
Jackknife custom order
post #1334 of 1451
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A bunch of MC jeans I'm considering or already own. None of that tight stuff you find in SW&D.

I think you really, really need to clarify this statement. A lot of people on here assume that if it's an SW&D brand then it will only fit on skinny hipsters. MOST denim brands endorsed on SW&D offer slim to conservative, if not completely historically-accurate old fashioned, cuts.

In fact, I'm not sure I'd recommend RRL Low Straight or PBJ in general to those on here. For RRL, the Straight Fit is more like a traditional 501 that would probably go over better here. PBJ in general is pretty slim, especially when compared to other brands like Sugar Cane.
post #1335 of 1451

Depends on which PBJ cut you're looking at... IIRC it was something like XX-009 and XX-011 are the slim tapers.

 

I don't know about SW&D, but plenty of the Japanese denim brands discussed on Sufu are actually straight / slim-straight models. Skinny and slim-tapered stuff aren't much loved by these brands.

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