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At the risk of revealing how uninformed I am, may I ask the expert panel about AG jeans and Jake Agave jeans? I've seen both at local shops and contemplated them as alternatives to my favorite Diesels.
post #2 of 8
Don't know much about Agave, but they look nice- going to get the Escorpion Cowboy. AG - not a big fan of, even though the designer is (or was) a cofounder of Diesel. - mediocre washes and denim.
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I like both, if only because they offer washes that don't have fading and whiskering all over the place. I really like the fit of the AG Fillmore, but the denim isn't up to snuff. Love my Agave Drifters, and wish I could get another pair because mine are falling apart, but I don't think they make them anymore in the cut or wash I have. I usually only see Agaves in the 'older' section, with more conservative cuts, probably because retailers are unsure of how conservatively washed jeans will fair w/the younger crowd.
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I usually only see Agaves in the 'older' section, with more conservative cuts, probably because retailers are unsure of how conservatively washed jeans will fair w/the younger crowd.
I know what you mean, and I have to say, screw that. I went on a trip specifically to buy a pair of "high-end" jeans, with a maximum $200ish absolute top end, because I was so sick of all mine, and I couldn't find ANY that I liked in multiple stores. All of them had stupid whiskering and crap. Am i stodgy for wanting to do it myself? For crying out loud, everyone who was shopping there had the same whiskering and stuff and all looked like clones. The only exceptions I found were in very weird cuts like the Skinner with 3 crotch buttons (for the junkless, I assume). It makes me want to swear off jeans entirely. Luckily I avoid the types of nocturnal venues where the J. Americanus is prevalent, or I might have a total breakdown.
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(ken @ April 04 2005,19:22) I usually only see Agaves in the 'older' section, with more conservative cuts, probably because retailers are unsure of how conservatively washed jeans will fair w/the younger crowd.
I know what you mean, and I have to say, screw that. I went on a trip specifically to buy a pair of "high-end" jeans, with a maximum $200ish absolute top end, because I was so sick of all mine, and I couldn't find ANY that I liked in multiple stores. All of them had stupid whiskering and crap. Am i stodgy for wanting to do it myself? For crying out loud, everyone who was shopping there had the same whiskering and stuff and all looked like clones. The only exceptions I found were in very weird cuts like the Skinner with 3 crotch buttons (for the junkless, I assume). It makes me want to swear off jeans entirely. Luckily I avoid the types of nocturnal venues where the J. Americanus is prevalent, or I might have a total breakdown.
Look for the Wrangler 47 line. I've got a pair that had only a little subtle whiskering by the pockets, and no fading at all on the thighs or seat. I think there's some that don't even have the whiskers. Not to mention the designer, Wendy Mullin, is hot as hell.
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Originally Posted by ken,April 04 2005,19:22
I usually only see Agaves in the 'older' section, with more conservative cuts, probably because retailers are unsure of how conservatively washed jeans will fair w/the younger crowd.
I know what you mean, and I have to say, screw that. I went on a trip specifically to buy a pair of "high-end" jeans, with a maximum $200ish absolute top end, because I was so sick of all mine, and I couldn't find ANY that I liked in multiple stores. All of them had stupid whiskering and crap. Am i stodgy for wanting to do it myself? For crying out loud, everyone who was shopping there had the same whiskering and stuff and all looked like clones. The only exceptions I found were in very weird cuts like the Skinner with 3 crotch buttons (for the junkless, I assume). It makes me want to swear off jeans entirely. Luckily I avoid the types of nocturnal venues where the J. Americanus is prevalent, or I might have a total breakdown.
Look for the Wrangler 47 line. I've got a pair that had only a little subtle whiskering by the pockets, and no fading at all on the thighs or seat. I think there's some that don't even have the whiskers. Not to mention the designer, Wendy Mullin, is hot as hell.
Or, here, I found my Agave Drifters http://www.rawclothing.com/store/agave1106.html
post #7 of 8
I recommend Agave jeans, they have a bootcut model that fits really well, and the denim is excellent.
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Look for the Wrangler 47 line.
I second that. I have a pair in lighter-colored denim that I really like. My only issue with them is that the pockets are kind of too far to the side. But the cut is great, and they don't look overly "designer"-ed. I've seen the Agaves (Nordstrom?), they look alright, but I think because of the name and location I have them unfortunately associated with Tommy Bahama. Side note, I checked out the urban outfitters by the MCI Center in DC over the weekend, it was godawful. With the exception of some house-brand hooded sweatshirts that were nice, just a collection of overpriced, waaay overstyled/logoed crap, and nothing new since the last time I went to one, maybe last summer. Le Tigre baseball caps? Zuh? They did have a nice tshirt with a pirate on it. Anyway, the connection is that it was brimming with specimens of Jackus Americanus (which sounds like some kind of dog).
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