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A new top ten list of jeans - for Styleforum reborn.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by LA Guy, Mar 24, 2006.

  1. cultpop 0217

    cultpop 0217 I, Manface

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    awesome.

    i've been waiting for you to redo this list.

    where's brian sd's list though?

    i'd be interested in his take now.

    as for salt works, i dont really see the attraction. i definately think rogan and earnest sewn (although slightly higher in price) fill the middle of the road guy catagory sufficiently.

    and i know your not a fan of skinny cuts but you should have included at least one slim tapered jean for all of us fashion victims and skinny dudes. not everyone likes swimming in their pants [​IMG]
     


  2. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    What about Tsubi? I have a pair - in jet black! - that I love. I'm not competent to judge the quality but the fit, which is super-slim with a tapered leg without being the slightest bit binding, is great. Someone on superfuture said that Tsubi fit like Dior Homme should, but don't, which I think is exactly right. Paid $200. No mention either of Acne, which also has a great cut, although I've never worn them.

    Yeah, I'm not a huge fan of either Tsubis or Acnes, especially at Stateside prices. Ironically I liked the Tsubi models from about 3 years back, which where usually looser straightlegs. These days, it looks like they've copped the Acne look (slightly antifit bottoms, super tapered legs), which, imo, is more original. Neither, however, imo, are not as well constructed as the Nudie equivalents (the Thin Finn, Slim Kim, etc...) and they are more expensive by at least $40. Acne's, with their $220+ prices, are really, really, not worth it. Again, imo.
     


  3. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    awesome.

    i've been waiting for you to redo this list.

    where's brian sd's list though?

    i'd be interested in his take now.

    as for salt works, i dont really see the attraction. i definately think rogan and earnest sewn (although slightly higher in price) fill the middle of the road guy catagory sufficiently.

    and i know your not a fan of skinny cuts but you should have included at least one slim tapered jean for all of us fashion victims and skinny dudes. not everyone likes swimming in their pants [​IMG]


    Thanks dude. I'll get on Brian to redo his list. As for skinny jeans, I included 5EPs, which are pretty skinny, and I've seen dudes wear their APC New Standards so skinny that their chances of ever procreating can visually be seen to decrease. And while most guys don't, R for 45RPM Jomons can be worn super tight and tapered. I guess that I just haven't seen too many pairs of inherently (as opposed to jeans that can be worn a variety of ways) super skinny, tapered jeans I've been impressed with either construction or detail-wise recently. See above post about Acnes.

    BTW, just tipping the scale at 152 lbs yesterday and standing 5'11", I've been known to pull off the skinny look, although I'm a little too built in the upper body to be a Dior model.
     


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    cultpop 0217 I, Manface

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    yeah ive not heard good things about the quality of acne and tsubu's have way too much distressing for my tastes. for the skinny jean i'd have to go with either the nudie thin finn or julian red hoboken (or california). both have a slightly antifit seat with tapered legs that is very flattering if you are slim enough to pull it off. the thin finn is a bit more "democratic" (as laguy sez) in that it is less tapered and has the added benefit of a slight bit of stretch. it is also about $50 bucks cheaper than the hoboken but washes like the nikki sixx (pink weft) and the camden (white) on the california give you a bit of variety from the basic raw or now ubiqutuous distressed washes.
     


  5. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    I'm surprised (but not really) that Corpus is still on your top ten. Overall, good list...I'd replace Corpus with a classic Levis 501 LVC or Japanese repro
     


  6. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    I'm surprised (but not really) that Corpus is still on your top ten. Overall, good list...I'd replace Corpus with a classic Levis 501 LVC or Japanese repro

    Nah, if I took Corpus out, I'd put in yen or something else modern. Repros are already pretty well represented with R by 45 RPM and Ironheart, imo.
     


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    Have you actually tried the 45RPM Jomons? What would you say they compare to, fitwise? I'm thinking of saving up a bit for them, mail ordering them, and being done with denim for at least a couple years :p
     


  8. LA Guy

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    Jomon's fit like 501's, but not *really* 47 repros, closer to 501s from the 80's imho (I am not a repro expert by any means, but certainly this was my perception from very limited experience. There is something about a pair of jeans costing half my rent that makes me rather uncomfortable wearing them). I don't own a pair myself, for obvious reasons, but know people approximately the same size as myself who have either Jomons or Aihikos (some are on this forum). PG2G, you really need to send me some money. IMHO, everyone who can afford a pair of Jomon's needs to send me money. In any case, I would definitely *not* buy a pair of Jomon's without first having visited the 45RPM store in NYC. Then, you can go to Jack Spade for a Loopwheeler sweatshirt and be wearing some of the best made and expensive classic streetwear around.
     


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    True, I guess I'll wait until I just happen to be in NYC (or to Japan again). It'd suck to buy some $700+ jeans and not have them fit correctly. Yay, that means more time to save :p

    I guess I'll need to see them in person to see if they actually warrant the 2x price increase over the sorahikos (probably not). And the price isn't so terrible when you look in your closet and realize that had you not bought 2-3 pairs of the 20 you have, you could be rocking a pair 45RPMs :p

    Hrm... now that I think about it, I should probably get a new pair of glasses instead.
     


  10. Joe E Taleo

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    Nice list, and like you said I'm agreeing, disagreeing, and scratching my head at some of your more (at least to me) obscure choices and omissions.

    Definitely seems like something for everyone, except for a good baggy jean, and I'd probably go for the Straight Svens over the Regular Ralfs.
     


  11. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Nice list, and like you said I'm agreeing, disagreeing, and scratching my head at some of your more (at least to me) obscure choices and omissions.

    Definitely seems like something for everyone, except for a good baggy jean, and I'd probably go for the Straight Svens over the Regular Ralfs.


    The Rogan Original cut is a pretty baggy jean. Someone mentioned PRPS, and although it is a decently made product, I find it overpriced and most of the washes extremely overdone. The PRPS wrinkled selvage jean is the closest PRPS product that would get near my top ten list (it would probably make the top 30, if not the top 20.)
     


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    I am batting 600, I think. I obviously don't have the Rogans, and I am not crazy rich, so I don't have a pair of r by 45RPM. I'll let you guess which are the others I don't have. I do have more, though they didn't make my own top ten list. Go figure.

    You couldn't possibly have a pair of Iron Hearts, could you?

    And really i need to get my own income. Conscription in the military service for a pay of peanuts gives me way too little spending power. Jeans, dammit!
     


  13. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Okay, this is the new list. Argue about it if you want. Let the older thread fade gracefully into Styleforum history.
     


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    Should we un-sticky it?
     


  15. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Should we un-sticky it?

    I think I'll do just that. Good idea, although it was the thread that lead to the creation of the Streetwear & Denim forum...
     


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