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New gap denim

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by blackdarkeye, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. Coldsnap

    Coldsnap Well-Known Member

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    Ha, what I expected. Have you tried on the J. Crew chambray? I tried it on today and was extremely underwhelmed.

    I tried on the bastardized outlet J. Crew chambray, I was not feeling it either. I had a nice MJK one for awhile that I liked, though I gave it up because it sucks wearing chambray in Florida.
     
  2. mr. burns

    mr. burns Well-Known Member

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    I'd say don't wash them. Just give em 1 inch single cuff. You won't lose much length when you wash for the first time. If you are really worried about that you can stand the the hems and pull up the waist to stretch them out after a wash.

    they come with a 1" single cuff already. i cuff mine at about 2" because they are definitely a long 32. i think they measure the inseam 32" with the cuff, so with that uncuffed they're 33.

    took mine in to be tapered. will get them back in a few days. told them to make the leg opening 7.5 [from 8-8.5 as they came] but might change that to 7.25 so that the cuffed opening is closer to 7.5 or a little smaller.
     
  3. titaniumbolt

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    I tried on the bastardized outlet J. Crew chambray, I was not feeling it either. I had a nice MJK one for awhile that I liked, though I gave it up because it sucks wearing chambray in Florida.
    Meh, the J. Crew chambray isn't bad. Heavier material than the Gap and doesn't look nearly as cheap.
     
  4. Fat-Elvis

    Fat-Elvis Well-Known Member

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    I just got a pair of Authentic rigids, but it doesn't say it's Japanese denim anywhere. I thought all the premium-line and rigid Gap jeans were Japanese denim? Even the guy at the store said all the $88 jeans are japanese denim.
     
  5. bluemagic

    bluemagic Well-Known Member

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    Meh, the J. Crew chambray isn't bad. Heavier material than the Gap and doesn't look nearly as cheap.

    The fit is worse, though. See my GAP chambray thread. Although I suspect there are two (or more!) fits for the chambray, as my measurements are slimmer than others', and I am sure I am measuring correctly.
     
  6. kontai69

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    I recently got these authentic fit selvage jeans (predistressed, the horror!) and have worn them a few times. I like them. They fit pretty good, not too baggy, not too slim. I ordered them in a 28 inseam, so it was nice not having to hem them. The denim is on the thinner side (compared to my APC NS) but is a little thicker than the non-selvage version, IIRC. The coin pocket is made with a "paper thin" denim for some reason.
    For those who are going to chastise me for not getting raw...I actually already have a pair of APC NS indigo and wanted another pair of jeans with a lighter wash for variety. The thinner denim is also a plus in hot weather.

    Measurements (size 28/28)...
    rise: 9.5"
    waist: 30"
    leg opening: 16"
     
  7. hypnos123

    hypnos123 Well-Known Member

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    damn didn't know the coin pocket is so fugly...
     
  8. uristocrat

    uristocrat Well-Known Member

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    damn didn't know the coin pocket is so fugly...

    yeah those pockets are gross...
     
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  10. Fat-Elvis

    Fat-Elvis Well-Known Member

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    I just got a pair of Authentic rigids, but it doesn't say it's Japanese denim anywhere. I thought all the premium-line and rigid Gap jeans were Japanese denim? Even the guy at the store said all the $88 jeans are japanese denim.

    Anyone?
     
  11. YoPete525

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  12. Fat-Elvis

    Fat-Elvis Well-Known Member

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    The ones made of Japanese denim were marked as such and are from an earlier line:

    http://www.gap.com/browse/product.do...d=1&pid=624550
    http://www.gap.com/browse/product.do...d=1&pid=624547

    The $88 jeans from the new line are not made from Japanese denim.


    Is there any real difference in quality? Kinda pisses me off when store employees don't know what the hell they're talking about......the guy at the Gap store on Michigan Ave in chicago told me all the $88 jeans are more expensive because they're made of higher quality japanese denim.
     
  13. theom-

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    Gap is the worst! The employees don't know shit about shit. I called and this chick didn't know what the fuck was chambray was. I aslo asked about rigid jeans and they didn't know what they were either. Its funny how i know more about their own product than the employee does.
     
  14. Fat-Elvis

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    Yeah when I went in there I asked about the rigid jeans and he didn't know what rigid meant. He had to go to the back to ask his supervisor or something, lol. He said they're never told what the different washes are so it's hard to answer customer questions about them.
     
  15. Sylvr

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    what does "yarn-dyed" vs "washed" mean in the real world? does it have any major effect to the denim besides minor visual differences? http://www.gap.com/browse/product.do...scid=675335002 http://www.gap.com/browse/product.do...d=1&pid=691303 in the mood for grey denim and not sure which one to get. fit wise: they both have the same waist, thigh, and leg opening measurements, but the only difference is the rise, correct? the yarn-dyed looking kinda like chambray which is interesting. opinions? which would you pick between the two and why? thanks! also whats the difference between "gray" and grey"? same thing right?
     
  16. JanC

    JanC Well-Known Member

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    Do not all Gap stores carry the $88 jeans? Went to the local one and they didn't have any.
     
  17. nonissue

    nonissue Well-Known Member

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    Do not all Gap stores carry the $88 jeans? Went to the local one and they didn't have any.

    No, not all stores have selvedge. I went to a store here when the new jeans were released, and they had some selvedge, went back a week ago and they were all non-selvedge.
     
  18. mr. burns

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    went to pick up my authentics from the tailor. instead of cutting the denim when tapering, she just made the selvage line like 3-4" wide at the hem. uhh, guess it'll be another couple days... think i'll stop by tomorrow morning just to make sure we're on the same page.
     
  19. Fat-Elvis

    Fat-Elvis Well-Known Member

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    So, does anyone know what the difference is in quality between the japanese denim they were using and the current denim in their $88 jeans?
     
  20. IlBLaZel1

    IlBLaZel1 New Member

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    i think these are good for the price.
     

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