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post #1396 of 1607
^Thanks for the tip on entry level selvage...I'll look into those brands. I sent back my first pair and got another pair. I've worn them a few times already, and I see the stitching when I bend my knee, but it doesn't come apart as much as it did in my first pair. I guess the lesson learned is: don't do lunges while wearing these jeans. I've also noticed that in certain angles, the denim looks like it's pilling bit. Is quality selvage denim supposed to do that? Oh well..I got them for $30, so I'm not going to complain too much.
post #1397 of 1607
I bought these back in August but they didn't start full-time work until October-ish. I'd say about 4 full months of wear... Really tempted to soak to see if I can get the mediocre combs to start fading more, but I need to be patient. I think the colors are pretty close.
post #1398 of 1607
^

does anyone know who is making that denim for the gap?
post #1399 of 1607
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Originally Posted by office drone View Post
^Thanks for the tip on entry level selvage...I'll look into those brands. I sent back my first pair and got another pair. I've worn them a few times already, and I see the stitching when I bend my knee, but it doesn't come apart as much as it did in my first pair. I guess the lesson learned is: don't do lunges while wearing these jeans. I've also noticed that in certain angles, the denim looks like it's pilling bit. Is quality selvage denim supposed to do that? Oh well..I got them for $30, so I'm not going to complain too much.
Don't worry about the shit quality. You're still adorning your body with genuine selvedge fabric that was manufactured in old world style by craftsmen using vintage machines. In that sense you are already way ahead of the average plebe.
post #1400 of 1607
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Don't worry about the shit quality. You're still adorning your body with genuine selvedge fabric that was manufactured in old world style by craftsmen using vintage machines. In that sense you are already way ahead of the average plebe.

But shit quality it really is. My top buttonhole tore a month into wear and it's not because the jeans were too small.

I'd have scrapped these long ago if I didn't love the fit so much. They'll make good patch material if I ever go back to working on my RRLs or get something nicer.
post #1401 of 1607
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You're still adorning your body with genuine selvedge fabric....
Simply because a fabric is self-edged does not mean it is of superior quality. Go to any fabric store, and look at the bolts and bolts of plain weave cotton fabric printed with soccer balls, fluffy kittens, spaceships, and purple zebra stripes; most of that has a self-edge, too. Conversely, there are fabrics - denims - that have had the self-edge shorn off that are still of high quality.

A lot of folks around here get a chub for selvedge denim because of its aesthetic, and because it conjures up romantic notions of "the old days" when "everything was made better" - whether or not it actually was being completely irrelevant.


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In that sense you are already way ahead of the average plebe.
You realize, sir, that the "average plebe" shops at The Gap, right?
post #1402 of 1607
woosh.
post #1403 of 1607
^The sound of the previous poster's sarcasm going over my head?
post #1404 of 1607
Just a heads up, online at gapcanada you get the skinny selvage raws's for $29 and change, less 25%. I ordered a pair in 34x32, I have a pair of straights that are 33x32 and stretched out nicely, hoping these are not skin tight but rather slim.
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Originally Posted by Surfrider View Post
Simply because a fabric is self-edged does not mean it is of superior quality. Go to any fabric store, and look at the bolts and bolts of plain weave cotton fabric printed with soccer balls, fluffy kittens, spaceships, and purple zebra stripes; most of that has a self-edge, too. Conversely, there are fabrics - denims - that have had the self-edge shorn off that are still of high quality.

A lot of folks around here get a chub for selvedge denim because of its aesthetic, and because it conjures up romantic notions of "the old days" when "everything was made better" - whether or not it actually was being completely irrelevant.



You realize, sir, that the "average plebe" shops at The Gap, right?
Totally agree. It's nice that selvedge denim fabric has such a romantic image attached but it doesn't mean that those jeans are any better than other well made non-selvedge jeans that are available. The Morrison and Gough jeans that Gap produced a few years ago are the best denim they ever made. The design and construction were incredible, much better than what is being produced today. And they were priced at the same point as the current line.
post #1406 of 1607
Anyone know if the shirts they sell are now slim fitting? How would you guys compare them to say LEC or J. Crew?
post #1407 of 1607
There will be a 30% off Give & Get sale on March 17-20. Not only for Gap, but for Banana Republic and Old Navy too. There should be coupons available that you can easily get online and print out, which everyone is allowed to use in stores. However, for online purchases, it looks like you will need a special one-time use coupon that is sent out via email to people that signed up for their newsletter thing. Anyone planning on getting jeans?
post #1408 of 1607
Can anybody comment on how the straight fit compare to the j crew vintage slim fit? Also, would the fit of the skinny or straight compare to apc new standards?
post #1409 of 1607
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Can anybody comment on how the straight fit compare to the j crew vintage slim fit?

Also, would the fit of the skinny or straight compare to apc new standards?

This weekend I hit the Crew and the Gap. The Vintage Slim was not as snug as the Straight Fit Selvage that I tried on from The Gap. I had a greater sense of thigh tightness in the Gap straight fits. I would say that the Straight Fit felt more like the JCrew 484 Slim than the Vintage Slim. Mind you, the effing waist on the Gap Straight Fit Selvage was so vanity sized that I had to size down to a 28 to avoid an enormous waist gap.

I also tried on APC New Standards two weekends ago and if my memory is correct I think that the Gap Straight Fit Selvage fit very similarly. Both the New Standards and the Straight Fit (and the 484 Slim Raw Selvage for that matter) have the look I want... So I'm getting the cheapy ones this weekend when Gap does the ol' Friends & Family stuff.

I thought the Gap Skinny Fit Selvage was much more a skinny jean than the New Standards which did not carry with them the same snug fit all the way down past the calves.
post #1410 of 1607
I have a pair of Authentic Fit Gap selvedge jeans that I got for 30% off on a denim trade in event and have been more then happy with them. Sure they are not top quality, but I only paid around $60 or so for them. I don't think you could find a better jean for that price.
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