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5ep: A Styleforum Consensus

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Largo, Aug 14, 2006.

  1. Largo

    Largo Senior Member

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    A question for the more denim-literate regarding 5ep jeans. I'd scoured the forums and see that they're in pretty high regard among you all, but wasn't sure how good they are, overall. I'd stumbled across a pair of the Dark Worn Bootcuts, and didn't find the distressing to be too overbearing, and therefore was curious what everyone thought.
     


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    Arethusa Distinguished Member

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    Depends on what the original retail was, but I'd say almost certainly, provided you don't mind the 12" rise.
     


  3. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    A question for the more denim-literate regarding 5ep jeans. I'd scoured the forums and see that they're in pretty high regard among you all, but wasn't sure how good they are, overall.

    I'd stumbled across a pair of the Dark Worn Bootcuts, and didn't find the distressing to be too overbearing, and therefore was curious what everyone thought. The detailing and selvage is nice, but of course the real kicker is that they were/are 70% off.

    Worth it?


    AT 70% off, those would be something around $90 or so, right? Definitely worth it. 5EP does a really good job of distressing so that it look right, imo. Of course, they have to fit you!
     


  4. Largo

    Largo Senior Member

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    AT 70% off, those would be something around $90 or so, right? Definitely worth it. 5EP does a really good job of distressing so that it look right, imo. Of course, they have to fit you!

    Yep, 90 dollars on the nose. So, all in all 5ep is a pretty good quality brand, then? I do like the distressing, but wasn't sure regarding the actual quality of the denim and construction.
     


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    There quality is probably the best of the American brands, IMO at least. They are worth full price, let alone 70% off.
     


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    I really like my 5ep a lot.
     


  7. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    Saw the rosso 430, didn't know there were car guys on here. Congrats.
     


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    digital_denim Big Lose

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    Rag and Bone and 5EP seem to be the top US denim makers right now. Sorry Levi's.
     


  9. Largo

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    Well, that settles that! Tomorrow=shopping!!!
     


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    12" rise? No thanks
     


  11. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    12" rise? No thanks

    The bootcut is actually about 11" rise, maybe slightly less. The straight downs are a full 12" though.
     


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    I'll make a shameless moderator plug: 5EP are my favorite jeans of any origin (American, Japanese, Swedish) that I've ever had. So please, go for it.
     


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    Any one know any sales for Rag & Bone jeans?
     


  14. Saucemaster

    Saucemaster Sized Down 2

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    So Brian SD, do you just wear them up at the natural waist then? I recall you saying that you weren't much of an antifit kinda guy in some other thread, somewhere. The rise on the 5ep's has always sort of put me off a bit, notwithstanding the awesome denim quality.
     


  15. Baron

    Baron Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    I also think the 5ep bootcut are the best jeans I've ever owned. The quality and the details are perfect. My only caveat - be sure to get the right size. I bought mine on ebay and learned the hard way that they run about 2 sizes big.
     


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