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Paper Denims

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by glick, Sep 18, 2006.

  1. glick

    glick Member

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    I have never owned a pair of premium denim jeans, i dont really understand what that means or whats the difference between old navy's and nudies.

    Well i have been looking alot for a good deal on jeans and i think i found a good one.

    can someone please reply with what they think about them and which ones are the best looking?

    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_nr_p_...20Denim&page=1
     
  2. Arethusa

    Arethusa Well-Known Member

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    Stay away from Paper. The brand's been bought out and heavily diluted, both before and after the takeover. Quality's generally pretty unimpressive, at this point.
     
  3. VMan

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    Its a shame, they made a nice pair of jeans 3-4 years ago, but sadly quality has really declined.
     
  4. drizzt3117

    drizzt3117 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, some of the PDCs I got in 2002-2003 are among my favorite jeans but the current offerings are unimpressive, go for ES instead if you want somehting with a similar look.
     
  5. VMan

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    My first pair of PDCs were purchased from Marshalls for $22 in about 2003, so I figure the pair was made around 2002. They have held up great, and have probably been washed 20-25 times or so with only minimal fading. The model is ICN i believe, and the wash is 'Clone' which has a cool slight graycast effect to it.
     
  6. weiyung

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    if you like the wash, at that price it's still a pretty good buy. Haven't been too impressed with PDC jeans recently, however I would deal hunt to see if you can get deals on something else. Try da'mage jeans/earnest sewn, you can find these at times at nordstrom rack.
     
  7. weirdnjfan1

    weirdnjfan1 Well-Known Member

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    They're a good jean for the price, but the quality has gone down over the years. Try and hit up a Nordstrom's Rack, Neiman Marcus Last call or Saks Off 5th for deal on them and to look at some ES.
     
  8. dusty

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    My first pair of PDCs were purchased from Marshalls for $22 in about 2003, so I figure the pair was made around 2002. They have held up great, and have probably been washed 20-25 times or so with only minimal fading. The model is ICN i believe, and the wash is 'Clone' which has a cool slight graycast effect to it.

    Do you think the ICN can still be worn without looking too dated? The bootcut is fairly pronounced.
     
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    Do you think the ICN can still be worn without looking too dated? The bootcut is fairly pronounced.
    sure... with a bit of help from a sewing machine.
     
  10. VMan

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    Do you think the ICN can still be worn without looking too dated? The bootcut is fairly pronounced.

    Right - I haven't been wearing them as much lately, but broke them out the other day. They don't fit very slim on me - they are probably one size too large, but since they are looser, the bootcut doesn't look too bad.

    I have a few pairs of bootcut PDCs that might get slimmed up w/ a sewing machine. However, I have muscular thighs and I think the bootcut sihlouette looks more balanced on me than straight or tapered leg denim.
     
  11. glick

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    what length are these? I am planning on getting two pairs for 80 bucks with another coupon. I am 5"7
     
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    My PDC jeans from the early days are still my favorites. And I couldn't care less what the current style is, bootcut jeans look 1000% better on me than skinny straight legs.
     
  14. Steve B.

    Steve B. Well-Known Member

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    Word.
     
  15. glick

    glick Member

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    yea yea, i get that but im only 5'7 in high school, will these be too long on me? pls i need some help
     
  16. BubblyMasquerade

    BubblyMasquerade Well-Known Member

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    they come in a 32 or 34 inseam... Measure your inseam... and ask the store wheter they are the former or the latter.
     
  17. glick

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    is inseam the length? theres only two sizes of inseams?
     
  18. VMan

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    Most of my PDC inseams measure about 34.5". Though, one pair measures 33" and another measures 35.5".

    They are meant to be worn by those with longer legs, so the sihlouette looks nice. Though, you could easily have them altered and have the original hems sewn back on.
     
  19. glick

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    whats a hem?

    i'm guess that these jeans are too long for my size, most likly i will not buy [​IMG]
     
  20. VMan

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    whats a hem?

    i'm guess that these jeans are too long for my size, most likly i will not buy [​IMG]


    The hem is the bottom seam on the legs of the jeans. A lot of people get jeans hemmed that are too long for them - it's really cheap, only about $20.

    The only concern may be that if there are any whiskers/honeycombs on the back of the knees of the jeans, they won't match up to your knees.
     

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