- Feb 11, 2011
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I picked up a pair of J. Crew vintage slim jeans, summer 2010. They're probably the best jeans I've ever owned, and fit me perfectly; I really dislike rolling up my jeans to get the correct length. They were long enough to fit nicely with my sperry topsiders in the spring/summer, and short enough to work well with boots in the winter. (They're sized 30x30) I went to J. Crew in December to pick up a second pair, but was disappointed to see that the feel of the jean was entirely different. Looking at the label, I was even more displeased - 'Made in China.' I don't mind paying $100+ for a good pair of jeans (I wear my J. Crew vintage slims almost every day), but I'll damned if I pay the same price for jeans that were once made in North America, but are now made in China. Anyways, I was wondering if anyone could recommend a good alternative to the vintage slims that were sold last year. I was taking a look at Left Field Jeans on the Denim Debate blog - http://denimdebate.com/2010/11/2329/ but I can't seem to find the same wash of jeans available for purchase online. Also, the jeans come with a 34' inseam...Would they still look alright if I had them tailored to a 31' inseam? Oh, and I went over to jcrew.com and saw they have a new 484 jean...Anyone try those out? The dark worn wash looks pretty nice; http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/d...8555/38555.jsp thanks!