Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by earthdragon, Nov 18, 2008.
I love my linen trousers in summer.
Linen for summer, tweed for...
Are tweed trousers commonly worn when not part of a suit?
Where can I find a good, decent, not too crazily expensive medium-to-high rise pair of jeans.
Ideally, a mid-blue denim so I can wear it with a navy sport jacket.
Not sure what you mean but by crazily expensive and medium to high rise but I'm looking at a pair of 3sixteen SL-100x for my next pair of jeans. They cost $215 with free shipping from either SelfEdge or Blue Owl. Both provide more measurments than you could possibly need so check them out and see if they'll work for you. I'm probably going to order mine in the next few weeks.
They're going to be a dark indigo when you get them but you could always wash em a couple of times to get a lighter colour with high contrast fades.
No, but they should be!!
I'd highly recommend NOT going down the higher rise jean path, based on my own experimentations over the years. Even though I wear my trousers on my waist I still think jeans need to be worn on the hips, not above and not below. So a mid rise is best. I find the Levi 501 to be a fairly high rise, so my advice would be to go try a pair on and look in the mirror just to see if you are comfortable with the rise. I bought a pair ofnthe raw shrink to fits a while back and jus couldn't seem to get used to them, too dad jean for me even being raw. I've now settled finally on a pair of completely plain dark g-star raw, definitely not the brand I thought I'd find my perfect jean. They were about $180 I think.
I was considering the 501s.
(Think I have a pair of 505, which I love and have worn to death, hence the question.)
Might try a pair this weekend...
Just get some nudie jeans. They are around $200-$280 . Nudie has many different cuts and washes and denim quality is decent. Nudie uses Turkish denim and made in Italy. I have few all purchased on sale at around $150 . Also Nudie design is clean and minimal (mostly the signature stitching on the back pocket) and the darker washes(un-washed) ones looks quite dressy to be worn with SC.
You can get much better jeans than Nudie for the same price.
edit : List of brands of to look at for ~$200 and under :
3sixteen, Tellason, Edwin, Left Field NYC, Raleigh, RRL, Momotaro x Japan Blue.
They're just jeans, I would just pop down to Just Jeans or Jeans West and buy a pair for $50. Or if you are into wide leg boot cut dad jeans, Costco have them for like 20. Giordano, Cotton On etc work just fine too.
Keep your voice down, you might rustle some SW&D feathers with heresy such as this.
Personally I think if you're going to put an effort into your business/formal clothing, you should put effort into your casual attire as well.
Jeans last for years and are maybe the ultimate casual clothing staple. No reason to skimp imo...
In addition to what Jimbosaurus has already mentioned, you could try APC. Their "New Standard" cut has many fans, though it's a mid-rise, not a high rise.
I also think jeans with too high a rise have the tendency to look a little bit odd. It's all relative, though.
Good call. I have a pair of APC New Standard which I'm happy with, although I would prefer if they were slightly higher rise. Another option is Nudie, which are widely available in Oz.
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