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post #286 of 364
has anyone managed to order imperial online recently?
post #287 of 364
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by johninger
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

Welcome.

No worries. Besides, there is a new list you chould check out (I try to update and improve the list. There was an old new list, but it was lost in the great crash). In the same category, the Nudie RRDS beat out the Imperial Duke. They about the same style, but I think that the RRDS are better constructed, and fit a larger number of body types, not to mention that, again, imo, I really think that the back pocket stitching on the Nudies is aesthetically a lot more pleasing. I guess that the Imperial Dukes would come in at about 3rd or fourth place in the same category after the Nudie Straight Sven. Truth be told though, I haven't been extremely impressed with any of the Australian brands making it over here recently, from Nobody to Tsubi to Imperial, although I guess that Imperial is probably the best (though I think that Tsubi is the most original) of the bunch.
post #288 of 364
do you have a pair? As i would love to know why you think Nudie is better construction to the Imperial.

I have not come across a better constructed pair of jeans than my Dukes.

And amongst my collection and my colleagues I have seen most brands.

Here is my list if anyone wants to know (pairs currently in my closet or have been hung away for safe keeping)

1. A Handful of Levi's Vintage pre-50's (not LVC, im talking original)
2. Imperial Duke (a year old and a few months old)
3. Sugarcane 47 reproduction
4. Bluebell vintage, won on ebay I have never worn them circa early 20th century.
post #289 of 364
The Imperial Dukes are worlds away from the Nudie RR in terms of cut. The Duke is a lot more like the Slim Jim, except I think it's a little bit slimmer. That said, I don't think Imperial's construction is anything special. It isn't bad, to be sure, but it's nothing special. The denim they use is nice, but it isn't the best I've yet seen. They sure do fit well, though. I'm disappointed that they aren't chainstitched at the hem.
post #290 of 364
ps. construction is not special? look again.
post #291 of 364
Quote:
Originally Posted by johninger
minya that is not even worth a reply.

ps. chain stitch on hem is insignificant
Uhh. Yeah, you're right. My opinion is wrong, yours is right. Thanks for the correction.

ps. no it isn't. I much prefer the way chainstitched hems pucker.
post #292 of 364
chain stitch is supposed to nullify puckering to a certain extent. lock stitches don't have the give that chain stitches do. They were more important when sanforisation wasn't around...
post #293 of 364
Quote:
Originally Posted by johninger
minya that is not even worth a reply. How about your ridiculous "pimpage" as you put it of spruce and w&h. So i think you are throwing stones in glass houses right now.

ps. construction is not special? look again.

What the hell is your problem?
post #294 of 364
john, youre the one on thin ice right now, not minya. consider this your first (and only) warning.
post #295 of 364
Thread Starter 
John, We can have a difference of opinions without a flamewar. I don't have a pair of Imperial Dukes, (I am not rich enough to buy jeans I don't particularly like that retail for $200+) but I have seen and tried them on, and I stand by my assessment of them. You are nevertheless welcome to send me a pair if you really want to convince me that they rank among the best jeans ever. I wear a 32/32. I would certainly give them a try. However, from my limited experience with them, neither the quality of the Imperial denim nor the construction nor the aesthetic of the jeans really wowed me. I'm sorry if this offends you. I've seen loads of denim, although I would hardly be arrogant enough to say that I've seen "most" brands. Hell, it's hard enoguh to keep track of all the new brands coming out of just the EU and the States, much less Japan, the rest of Asia, and Australia. With regard to my list, please read the disclaimer on the new list. It is meant to spark discussion, and you are free to disagree with it as you like. However, I expect some courtesy towards those you disagree with. I am going to edit Minya's post about your "pimpage", and delete your retaliatory post. Finally, as Brian said, you are on thin ice. Very thin ice. We like to keep things civil around here, agree or disagree with another poster. If you don't like that, take your toys and go play somewhere else. Fok. BTW, Minya, I would characterize the Duke as a hybrid of the Slim Jim and the RRDS, if anything. However, I consider Imperial and Nudie as having *very* similar aesthetic appeal on the whole.
post #296 of 364
wow. i missed it. i've never seen such uncivil comments on here (the other sf for sure )
post #297 of 364
Hey LA guy,

I picked up a pair of the RB1's last week and I really like the quality of the denim, but I will have to say that they are very baggy in the leg's and I don't know the technical term, but they have a very long crotch, where it looks like they are sagging.

Also, are the RB1's a raw denim?
post #298 of 364
I think all R&B are one wash.
post #299 of 364
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by twin8885
Hey LA guy,

I picked up a pair of the RB1's last week and I really like the quality of the denim, but I will have to say that they are very baggy in the leg's and I don't know the technical term, but they have a very long crotch, where it looks like they are sagging.

Also, are the RB1's a raw denim?

The term you are looking for is "dropped crotch": very appealing term, eh? I personally don't find that they either have a dropped crotch or are particularly baggy, but we probably have different body types.

And RB1's are generally 1 rinse.
post #300 of 364
Quote:
Originally Posted by LA Guy
However, I consider Imperial and Nudie as having *very* similar aesthetic appeal on the whole.

and that would be back pocket stitching that makes denimheads go "UGLY" or "sweet", and start fighting with each other cos they disagree?
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