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Denim 101 for Men's Clothing

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by kaxixi, Dec 2, 2008.

  1. whacked

    whacked Senior member

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    $175 for jeans? I'm appalled.

    Aren't you a LVC man? They retail in that range these days.
     


  2. Teger

    Teger Senior member

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    Aren't you a LVC man? They retail in that range these days.

    limited edition LVC will go much higher than $175.. some at the $500+ range
     


  3. kaxixi

    kaxixi Senior member

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    RRLs hit around the $210 mark for retail, although you can find them much cheaper (even up to 50% off! [​IMG] ).

    RRLs are very, very nice. I own two pairs myself.


    Where should I stay tuned to? I think I'll give 'em a shot.
     


  4. Teger

    Teger Senior member

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    Where should I stay tuned to? I think I'll give 'em a shot.

    The SW&D affiliates... I don't want to sound too much like a shill here
     


  5. kaxixi

    kaxixi Senior member

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    I am in the process of opening them. Fair enough.
     


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    zjpj83 Senior member

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    You have the low down boots I assume? I love the green cast to their denim, and I can't wait until we do another collab. [​IMG]

    I believe they are the straight dark worn, if that makes sense?
     


  7. Teger

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    I believe they are the straight dark worn, if that makes sense?

    Yep, also a good cut.
     


  8. grimslade

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    Aren't you a LVC man? They retail in that range these days.

    I would be, if I didn't spend all my money on shoes. I have one pair of 501 STFs which I have not yet STF. And two pairs of <dons flame suit> David Chu selfedge jeans which I'd say are probably one-wash--dark, no distressing, have to keep hiding them from my wife lest she wash them by mistake.

    I know nothing about denim, and I have no idea whether Chu, which is not really a denim-maker at all of course, used decent denim in these jeans. But I like the cut, esp. sized down 2, and I got them cheap.

    My first post was basically a joke. I like this thread. I'm afraid, frankly, to learn more about denim, because I could definitely be obsessive about it if I did, and I can't afford any more obsessions. I was basically just trying to react the same way a friend of mine did when he, first, told me that my Aldens were beautiful, and then, moments later, asked me what they cost. [​IMG]
     


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  10. grimslade

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    Uh...

    Why should denim be cheap while the rest of your clothes are expensive?


    See above. Was jokey-jokey.

    EDIT: Still don't think I'm ready to break the three-figure mark on jeans tho.
     


  11. whacked

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    Uh...

    Why should denim be cheap while the rest of your clothes are expensive?


    iGents aren't supposed to like dungarees.
     


  12. Teger

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    iGents aren't supposed to like dungarees.
    mafoofan owns 45rpms which are some of the most expensive OTR jeans [​IMG] vox also has some flatheads
     


  13. grimslade

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    mafoofan owns 45rpms which are some of the most expensive OTR jeans [​IMG]

    Are there bespoke jeans?
     


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    Are there bespoke jeans?

    that would be like having a beveled waist on Red Wings.

    That said, they probably exist.

    Now that I think about it, I believe Earnest Sewn does MTM at their main shop
     


  15. Teger

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    Are there bespoke jeans?

    Yes I know of one maker in LA who does bespoke jeans, but the price is very high ($500+) and I don't know if there's really an improvement over "off the rack" jeans, as finding jeans that fit for guys isn't that difficult. I also seriously doubt you will have access to a large range of denim.
     


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