• I'm happy to introduce the Styleforum Happy Hour, our brand new podcast featuring lively discussion about menswear and the fashion industry. In the inaugural edition, a discussion of what's going on in retail today. Please check it out on the Journal. All episodes will be also be available soon on your favorite podcast platform.

  • Styleforum Gives - Holiday Charity Auction 4: Goodyear welted shoes from Cobbler Union

    We are very proud to present this year's edition of the Styleforum Holiday Charity Auctions, this year in support of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Spokane (www.rmhcspokane.org). Each Auction lasts 24 hours. Please follow and bid on all the auctions.

    The 4th auction is for a pair of Goodyear welted Shoes from Cobbler Union. Please bid often and generously here

    Fok and the Styleforum Team.

  • STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

    Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

    Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

BDG one-wash

whodini

Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!
Joined
Jul 16, 2006
Messages
18,145
Reaction score
188
I dropped by the urban yesterday near South Coast specifically to look for anything raw. They now sell BDG one-washes in straight and bootcut for around $42 inc. tax. The bootcuts looked like they had a little fade to them so I picked up the straights instead. The denim is rather thin, the fit is pretty true (maybe even a little on the tight side but I'm hoping it'll stretch a bit), and the wash reminds me of the newer Straight Svens (flame). The pics online don't really do the wash justice so before I get around to taking pics/measurements of my pair you can check them out in the meantime: http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/shopp...roductID=23298 Edit: Forgot to mention that according to the link they have the gloss of a one-wash pair. Now I'm not so sure if they really are one-wash. I just assumed they were as they came with a sticker saying that the dye used could come off on other garments and should be washed separately. I'll wear them a few weeks and let you know.
 

whodini

Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!
Joined
Jul 16, 2006
Messages
18,145
Reaction score
188
Ok, so I started being unlazy and took pics of the BDG's I bought. I think I'll rotate them in in a few weeks once we get out of the heart of the rainy season. They're so light they just feel made for summer weather.
 

weirdnjfan1

Senior Member
Joined
Mar 10, 2006
Messages
319
Reaction score
0
Wow, that's impressive. Those are really good looking jeans, considering that BDG is Urban Outfitter's in house brand. I might have to order a pair after I finish my dry H&Ms.
 

whodini

Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!
Joined
Jul 16, 2006
Messages
18,145
Reaction score
188
I'm pretty happy with them. I'm rather impressed that urban could come out with jeans like these since normally BDG is rather generic. As you can see in the pics, they're really rather streaky/shiny without any tell-tale labeling. If I didn't have a few other fresh project pairs (and didn't want to get a pair of the H&M's, too), I'd seriously consider getting another pair or two of these and store them.

Overall, I'm dying to see just how well/much these things will fade. I wish one of the skater SF'ers like cheapmutha or ahaz would break a pair in since they'd treat them harder, thus providing a quicker fade.
 

JoMak_NYC

Senior Member
Joined
Jul 12, 2006
Messages
296
Reaction score
1
Originally Posted by whodini
I'm pretty happy with them. I'm rather impressed that urban could come out with jeans like these since normally BDG is rather generic. As you can see in the pics, they're really rather streaky/shiny without any tell-tale labeling. If I didn't have a few other fresh project pairs (and didn't want to get a pair of the H&M's, too), I'd seriously consider getting another pair or two of these and store them.

Overall, I'm dying to see just how well/much these things will fade. I wish one of the skater SF'ers like cheapmutha or ahaz would break a pair in since they'd treat them harder, thus providing a quicker fade.


We could all chip in to buy em a pair. Providing they agree to post pre and post pics.

BTW those jeans look great. They remind me of my Loomstates which I paid twice as much for. :-/
 

whodini

Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!
Joined
Jul 16, 2006
Messages
18,145
Reaction score
188
An interesting idea but seeing as they both have stuff like Denime, Eternal, Sugar Cane, etc. $40 would seem like a drop in the bucket to experiment.

I'm guessing though that the lack of weight/stiffness will slow down the fading process, especially in terms of honeycombs and in the thighs.

I'll give them a try and maybe starch them a little.
 

cheapmutha

Distinguished Member
Joined
Mar 29, 2006
Messages
1,890
Reaction score
69
hey... if you want to send me a pair ill do it... dont have any money to spend on jeans since im in this sammy contest. i dont know how much wear id wear them when i get my sams.
 

knucks

Distinguished Member
Joined
Sep 3, 2006
Messages
2,985
Reaction score
403
I know I'm just a lurker, but being a college student really doesn't leave me much money for clothes. I'd wear em around campus every day and party with em at night and post pre/post photos

There's also an urban around here so i could get em (granted they have em in stock here)
 

whodini

Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!
Joined
Jul 16, 2006
Messages
18,145
Reaction score
188
I think we'd have to determine who "we" means in terms of chipping in to get a pair. But for $40, I guess anyone can just do this experiment themselves including you, knucks.

I'd offer up my services, but I'm really trying to wear in these RRL's as much as I can. So unless someone goes out to buy a pair, I'll let this thread sink for a few months until it's hot enough to become my new project pair.

I'd still recommend any SF'er to drop by an urban to take a look at them. A look much just be the selling point.
 

knucks

Distinguished Member
Joined
Sep 3, 2006
Messages
2,985
Reaction score
403
Originally Posted by whodini
I think we'd have to determine who "we" means in terms of chipping in to get a pair. But for $40, I guess anyone can just do this experiment themselves including you, knucks.

I'd offer up my services, but I'm really trying to wear in these RRL's as much as I can. So unless someone goes out to buy a pair, I'll let this thread sink for a few months until it's hot enough to become my new project pair.

I'd still recommend any SF'er to drop by an urban to take a look at them. A look much just be the selling point.

Sounds good.

I'm currently breaking in a pair of 501s STF, but I'm not really liking the fit. I wish they had STF in a bootcut for relatively cheap.
 

knucks

Distinguished Member
Joined
Sep 3, 2006
Messages
2,985
Reaction score
403
Originally Posted by whodini
While that BDG pair I got is straight, they were selling the same kind of wash in a bootcut but with a bit of fading to it.

Just something to think about.

It's not a "raw" jean and won't shrink, right?
 

Arethusa

Distinguished Member
Joined
Mar 9, 2006
Messages
5,128
Reaction score
72
Weird. That price point's competing with the Gap. What does BDG even stand for?
 

whodini

Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!
Joined
Jul 16, 2006
Messages
18,145
Reaction score
188
Originally Posted by knucks
It's not a "raw" jean and won't shrink, right?
Nope. Shouldn't shrink at all but from the look/feel/accompanying warning sticker they should fade like regular one-wash jeans. I have no CLUE what BDG stands for but yeah, the price is definitely right. They were on sale a few weeks ago when I bought them so people would be smart to get them now, or at least hit a store and check them out.
 

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by

Featured Sponsor

How many pairs of shoes do you own?

  • 1 - 4

    Votes: 25 3.3%
  • 5 - 10

    Votes: 129 17.2%
  • 11 - 20

    Votes: 241 32.1%
  • 21 - 30

    Votes: 119 15.8%
  • 31 - 40

    Votes: 68 9.1%
  • 41 - 50

    Votes: 47 6.3%
  • 51 - 60

    Votes: 23 3.1%
  • 61 - 70

    Votes: 21 2.8%
  • 71 - 80

    Votes: 16 2.1%
  • 81 - 90

    Votes: 7 0.9%
  • 91 - 100

    Votes: 7 0.9%
  • 100+

    Votes: 48 6.4%

Related Threads

Forum statistics

Threads
428,684
Messages
9,222,170
Members
193,593
Latest member
jamesbuttler
Top