Originally Posted by Rye GB
I always wondered what people were talking about concerning Rogans falling apart. I bought these when he was still trolling the LES with tee's and jeans in his backpack looking for stockists. I guess they were better made when he was an unofficial business.
As for the Visvims, I'm certainly no pioneer of style but I try to take each item out of context and wear it a little differently.
Yeah, I really like the way you've worn the Visvims.
As for the Rogans, I think that the products are actually quite well made. The denim is lightweight, but good quality. I've inspected several pieces, and there are no (or very few) dropped stitches, and the overall construction is solid (stitch reinforcements at the right places, etc...) Same goes with the fleeces (CYC made, at least the early ones) and jackets. However, it seems like the treatments he favors are destructive to the fabrics proper. Not sure exactly what he does, but I've seen a number of companies do ageing rather *too well*.
Re: the Spurr Raw classics, if I have a chance, I'll take a picture tonight. I have to say that I personally think that they look pretty good on - pretty well balanced, at least on my body, despite some initial misgivings about the cut originally. They really reminded me of another jean, and I couldn't figure out which, and now I know. The cut is sort of a hybrid between the Nudie Straight Sven and the Kicking Mule Workshop 1950. Lower-rise like the Sven, and a slightly wider cut like the KMW 1950. Might be hard to convince you though, man. I remember that you used to dislike Rag & Bone, and I was all about their stuff (okay, so they had some early problems too, but who doesn't