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Cheap raw denim?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by weirdnjfan1, Mar 17, 2006.

  1. weirdnjfan1

    weirdnjfan1 Well-Known Member

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    I really want a pair of raw denim, but every pair that I find is over $100. I really want to spend around $100, but I don't think that it's gonna happen. I found a pair that is supposedly "raw" that is at Target, but I don't think they're raw. Here's the link: http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html...sin=B000CC3DLY My main thing is that I really don't what to spend $100+ on raw denim, mainly cause it would take me at least three months to save up save up for denim like Nudie and Acne. So my question is that is there a pair of jeans that is for sale online or that I can go out and buy in a store. I live pretty close to four differnet malls (for those of you who know the area around East Brunswick the malls are Brunswick Square, Woodbridge Center, Menlo Park Mall, and Freehold Raceway Mall) and I live near close to two different outlet malls (Jackson Outlets and Jersey Gardens). Is there a such thing as cheap raw denim or is it just a myth? Edit: Are there any good stores in these malls or outlets that sell raw denim?
     
  2. Flame

    Flame Well-Known Member

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    - Edwins
    - Uniqlo
    - Levis STF 501xx (quintessal cheap raw denim)
    - Older Earnest Sewn which can be bought online for cheap(correct me if I'm wrong good gentlemen)
     
  3. Get Smart

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    what about original Levis 501 shrink to fits? $35 at most Sears or JCPenney. Cheap and raw denim.
     
  4. Arethusa

    Arethusa Well-Known Member

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    If you're in New Jersey and you don't mind looser cuts, Uniqlo is probably the best way to go.

    You can also find Levi's Shrink-to-Fit pretty easily, but be prepared for generally very low quality fabric.

    If you can go higher to around $100, that can get you a pair of Levi's Premium or Acne if you poke around a bit.
     
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  6. weirdnjfan1

    weirdnjfan1 Well-Known Member

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    Oddly, yeah I had a feeling that they weren't, but wanted to double check. I'll check out the shrink to fits when ever I get the chance, considering that I go back to school next week[​IMG], so I have no free time until after school ends with work added into the mix. Thanks.

    Flame, where can I find the older ES and how much do they generally run for.
     
  7. Metal Circus

    Metal Circus Well-Known Member

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    I'm not trying to be a troll or anything, but do you know what raw denim is?

    Anyway, the obvious cheap choice is Levis' STF. You could buy them online, or pretty much anywhere that sells jeans that people work in. Army-Navy stores, lower end department stores, Western-wear stores, etc.
     
  8. Toiletduck

    Toiletduck Well-Known Member

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    I believe levi's outlets sell their "premium" raw denim for less than $100
     
  9. sonick

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    I believe levi's outlets sell their "premium" raw denim for less than $100
    Yah i got my pair of Rigid Skinners at a Levis outlet for $30USD.
     
  10. j

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    Go to Uniqlo and check out what they have. The Shuttle Denim selvage model is cut like an old 501 and the Ring Denim one-rinse (but still very dark and stiff) is a lot like a non-tapered APC New Standard. If they have these in NJ you are so much better off with these than crappy new Levi's (meaning the ones you find at Sears, etc., not LVC).
     
  11. Brian SD

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    Go to Uniqlo and check out what they have. The Shuttle Denim selvage model is cut like an old 501 and the Ring Denim one-rinse (but still very dark and stiff) is a lot like a non-tapered APC New Standard. If they have these in NJ you are so much better off with these than crappy new Levi's (meaning the ones you find at Sears, etc., not LVC).

    I dont think they have them in NJ, j. He already went out and bought some UNiQLO slevage jeans that were pre-distressed.
     
  12. Arethusa

    Arethusa Well-Known Member

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    I thought the only Uniqlo stores currently in the US were in NJ?
     
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    Go back to Uniqlo and get the one-rinse. Not sure if it's the ring denim version J mentioned--they're not marked as such--but they'll wear like raw jeans.
     
  14. weirdnjfan1

    weirdnjfan1 Well-Known Member

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    There are three here in NJ. The closest one is in menlo, if I ever get a day off or I work a night shift, I'll take a ride up there and see if I can find them.

    J:
    Where on the jean rack is the one wash located? I brought a pair of the Shuttle Selvage in boot cut, but I didn't see the one wash in freehold.

    I'm gonna have to try on the 501s, I think I might have to buy them in a 30, cause I have the feeling that my usual waist of 29 might be a little tight. Thanks again guys. If there are any others let me know.
     
  15. Brian SD

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    There are three here in NJ. The closest one is in menlo, if I ever get a day off or I work a night shift, I'll take a ride up there and see if I can find them.

    J:
    Where on the jean rack is the one wash located? I brought a pair of the Shuttle Selvage in boot cut, but I didn't see the one wash in freehold.

    I'm gonna have to try on the 501s, I think I might have to buy them in a 30, cause I have the feeling that my usual waist of 29 might be a little tight. Thanks again guys. If there are any others let me know.


    weirdnjfan1, make sure to get them with a long inseam, they shrink 2-3 inches after washing. Get a waist size 1-inch large as well.
     
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    There are three here in NJ. The closest one is in menlo, if I ever get a day off or I work a night shift, I'll take a ride up there and see if I can find them.

    J:
    Where on the jean rack is the one wash located? I brought a pair of the Shuttle Selvage in boot cut, but I didn't see the one wash in freehold.

    I'm gonna have to try on the 501s, I think I might have to buy them in a 30, cause I have the feeling that my usual waist of 29 might be a little tight. Thanks again guys. If there are any others let me know.

    I bought my Uniqlos in Japan, so I couldn't tell you, but look for the darkest, stiffest pair they have.

    Re 501s: I think the 36 length ones have a higher rise than the rest - avoid.
     
  17. weirdnjfan1

    weirdnjfan1 Well-Known Member

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    Brian, thanks for the tip. I'll make sure that I get them in at least 33 or a 34, at least I can cuff them if they are too long.
     
  18. StevenRocks

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    The cheapest I've seen are Rustler raw denim jeans at Wal-Mart for $9.97. I'm not kidding.
     
  19. Lysol

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    i've never tried on a pair or even seen a pair in a store, but as just mentioned, a friend of mine has a pair of dry rustler jeans that actually look pretty damn good after about a year of wear. i don't know if the cut would fit everyone's style but they look great on him (oddly enough here's a photo of him in them but being in black and white you can't really get an idea of the fading, just the cut: http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y95...t/DSCN1926.jpg0. they're a workwear jean and are made by wrangler and i think if you go to their website it'll point you to some places online to buy them. i don't know about the denim quality but the construction is likely to be far better than a pair of STFs or uniqlos as these are jeans that are made for digging ditches and framing houses.

    the thing i think you also have to realize weirdnjfan1 is that while you're looking for a pair of dry jeans because they're fun to wear and break in, being in an unwashed state shouldn't be the only determining factors in finding a pair of jeans that you will like. i would personally find a cut that you like first and then try to find something similiar in an unwashed or one wash state second. a pair of 501's is not going to fit like a pair of uniqlos is not going to fit like a pair of H&M dry is not going to fit like a pair of workjeans, etc. i've noticed a lot of people walking around in jeans that are not complimentary to their body (tall, chunky dudes in new standards for example) just because they wanted a pair of dry denim. good luck with your hunt!!

    great user name by the way. i grew up in northern new jersey for 23 years and am moving back next month (to the beach this time) after a five year stay in philly. i spent most of my teenage years hanging out in weird nj spots. i don't think many of them exist anymore.
     
  20. Flame

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    Oddly, yeah I had a feeling that they weren't, but wanted to double check. I'll check out the shrink to fits when ever I get the chance, considering that I go back to school next week[​IMG], so I have no free time until after school ends with work added into the mix. Thanks.

    Flame, where can I find the older ES and how much do they generally run for.

    Ebay, various clothing forums also always have some in the B/S forums, etc.

    ES isn't as well known as say, True Religion, and some stores do often have a nice amount of them for sale at the year's end.
     

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