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post #271 of 364
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10.\tEarnest Sewn - Hutch in Max Dark. Terrific, terrific jeans. The wash and hand distressing is amazing, as are the hand details. The denim is a little too light for a semi-rigid denim - my only gripe. The mid-low bootcut works well for most bodies. Let the super skinny guys go for the Filson straightcut model.
moxyonline.com has these on sale for $132.30. Use the coupon "WELCOME" to get another 10% off. Free shipping on orders over $100. Unfortunately, sizes 29 and 32 only. Great deal on jeans that are really hard to find on sale.
post #272 of 364
I just picked up a pair of these at Nieman Marcus Last Call on Saturday for $86. This was in Phoenix.
post #273 of 364
Are you sure these were the Maz Dark 3D wash? If so, you got a great deal. I've never seen them on sale and certainly not at NM.
post #274 of 364
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Are you sure these were the Maz Dark 3D wash? If so, you got a great deal. I've never seen them on sale and certainly not at NM.
My error. They were the Hutch 10 wash.
post #275 of 364
here's my schpiel on jeans -- my fave pair that i can throw on no matter what are Diesel Ravix's.  i have about 7 different pairs in different washes i've accumulated from ebay, and was definitely pissed when they dropped that model from the lineup this season.  i really want a pair in the 796 wash.  something about the weird square pockets and straight yoke in the back does wonders for my flatass syndrome.  the legs are a perfect combination of relaxed and bootcut on me, and they fit straight on my hips instead of billowing out like other brands on me. i bought the first generation of Seven Bootfit's about 3 years ago(when they used to still do that crease distress makrs up the leg) and thought they were my holy grail but i didn't like how they dipped in a v shape in the front and they were a bit tight on the leg. i did Paper Denim's first generation LTD fit mostly because i liked the washes.  the first generation of paper denim washes were some of the best in my opinion.  i was at neiman's the other day and saw the new LTD and i hated em.   there finishes have really gone to crap in my opinion Earnest Sewn - i wish i had some money to splurge on a pair of the maz dark and the milk blue hutch fit.  they are probably one of the best pre washed looking jeans i've ever seen.  i like how the back pockets are rounded at the bottom too.  i wish i could get my hands on a pair of the XX selvage ones too. APC English cut -- i bought em last august and have worn them off and on without washing.  they have some nice creases and the indigo has def worn off from my wallet and there is some whiskering in the front and behind the knees.  best straight leg jeans i've ever tried on hands down.  i like the slightly lower waist becuz that why levi's suck on me. vintage levi's orange tab 517 -- i believe thats what they are becuz they are bootcut.  the fit totally sucks on me but i keep them becuz of the wash.  they were my dad's in the 70's and he said he wore em all the time for about 5 years and then they turned into his 'yard work' jeans for like 10 years after and i saved em just as he was throwing them in the dump lol. i'd like to get my hands on a pair of nudie flare glenns or regular raf's, dry of course -- we'll see lol.  i'm actually going to sweden for a week this summer and i'm gonna see if i can get them cheaper than 200 USD.
post #276 of 364
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Earnest Sewn - i wish i had some money to splurge on a pair of the maz dark and the milk blue hutch fit.  they are probably one of the best pre washed looking jeans i've ever seen.  i like how the back pockets are rounded at the bottom too.  i wish i could get my hands on a pair of the XX selvage ones too.
not sure exactly what it is about the milk blue, but it fits differently than the maz dark. even thou they were both the same model(hutch)
post #277 of 364
Fok:

Though I read and re-read your top 10, I din't find an answer to: Is there any brand which duplicates the fit and style of 505's (preferred) or 501's, yet in a better quality of similar weight denim and/or with better construction?

Alex
post #278 of 364
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Originally Posted by Alexander Kabbaz
Fok:

Though I read and re-read your top 10, I din't find an answer to: Is there any brand which duplicates the fit and style of 505's (preferred) or 501's, yet in a better quality of similar weight denim and/or with better construction?

Alex

Hey Alex,

The answer is an unqualified yes. There are lots of Japanese brands, in particular, commonly termed "repro" brands, which make historically very correct 501 (and other models of Levis, though these are less common) in terrific denim and with workmanship that rivals the originals. Of course, the 501 has changed throughout the years, although the basic silhouette has stayed "relatively" constant. A popular model is the 1947 mdoel.

A few good brands to try are Sugarcane (I think that they are still available at www.historypreservation.com, but Mauro's Denim Bar in Arlington, VA have them at relatively reasonabl prices,) Denime and Samurai, both of which are very difficult to find in the States. The best accessible 501 jean (and one of the mst expensive) are by R by 45RPM, which has a store in New York City. Kicking Mule Workshop (a U.S. based brand, I think. also does similar jeans, and is available at Denim Bar. Most of the repro lovers are purists, so 501 models are most common, but there are good repros out there (I am pretty sure Denime has a version) of the 505 models as well.

Go get your Marlon Brando on.

Fok.
post #279 of 364
Fok:

I'm not a purist ... just one who has become disgusted by the deterioration in 501/505 quality. Thanks for the info. Appears as if the NYC store now has a site:

http://rby45rpm.com/rby45rpm.html

I'll go there next week.

Again, thanks for your very comprehensive answer.

Alex
post #280 of 364
Interestingly, the site doesn't mention their store in the UES (71st St, by Madison, I think). I'd imagine service there is as helpful as the Mercer St spot.
post #281 of 364
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Interestingly, the site doesn't mention their store in the UES (71st St, by Madison, I think). I'd imagine service there is as helpful as the Mercer St spot.
Thanks, Sevcom. Much easier for me to get to!
post #282 of 364
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Originally Posted by Alexander Kabbaz
Fok:

Though I read and re-read your top 10, I din't find an answer to: Is there any brand which duplicates the fit and style of 505's (preferred) or 501's, yet in a better quality of similar weight denim and/or with better construction?

Alex

Hey Alexander, check out the Unsanforized Jeans Question thread for a few pics of another Japanese 501 repo, Full Count, very nice.
post #283 of 364
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Hey Alexander, check out the Unsanforized Jeans Question thread for a few pics of another Japanese 501 repo, Full Count, very nice.
Thanks - I shall.
post #284 of 364
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Originally Posted by rearviewmirror
not sure exactly what it is about the milk blue, but it fits differently than the maz dark. even thou they were both the same model(hutch)


I noticed this too, I think it's b/c the maz dark is a stiffer denim.
post #285 of 364
I am just new so i don't want to step on anyones toes but i thought I would give you guys the hint that Imperial jeans are quite a lot better than most mentioned on this list.

Here is a thread from over at the other SF, enjoy.

http://www.superfuture.com/city/supe...c&topicID=6374
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