Realized today that I should really get a pair of the new 1969 Straight Fits in the rigid selvage. I had tried these on at the 34th St store last week. I called the store to see if the jeans were still there, but they were not.
The SA told me that the store on 59th and Lex had 2 pairs. Bam! I head over there at lunch to get a pair. I find one and go try on. I open them up and a button pops off of the button fly! D'oh!
I ask the SA for another pair. He says, sorry, I just gave them to that guy over there.
I look over and the guy must be 60. No joke. He sees me talking to the SA and comes over.
"Uh, sir, uh, why are these jeans $88 and the other jeans $54? Is it because all the dark blue jeans are more money?"
"Well, sir, these are selvage"
I'm watching all of this hoping the guy decides to put them down.
"They are a higher quality denim"
Please put them down, please put them down, please ....
"Okay, I'll take these then"
D'OH!!!!!!!!!!!! Foiled by the dude who 10 ten minutes ago had no idea what selvage is.
No other stores in the area have my size.
You snooze, you lose.