denim recommendation?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Renault78law, Apr 21, 2005.

  1. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    If you mean the skinny, malnourished NYCer, true. Which is wierd, considering that the designers are three guys (from their pictures, not skinny East Village looking guys at all) in entertainment and design from LA.
     


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    Uh oh. Â Soon you'll be telling us that Cary Grant was the pinnacle of style and that it's all been downhill from there. Â Kidding. I personally try to look at things day-to-day, and not worry about being "dated" in a few years time. Â That only happens when a brand becomes over extended, the way Von Dutch did, and True Religion is doing. Â Cult (read limited production) brands never become popular enough to become so. Â And I think that the appeal of the Corpus pocket design and cuts are just off the straight and narrow enough that it will stay a cult brand.
    Maybe James Dean in '47 Levis would be the SW forum elitist guy instead of Cary Grant. [​IMG] And I agree, Corpus will probably be under the radar for at least awhile, though the jeans wouldn't look out of place on some of the east-coast-looking guys around here.
    I'm all for cult brands, and let's hope Corpus stays that way, unless Snoop Dogg suddenly decides it's his next big fashion thing. Â [​IMG]
     


  3. Renault78law

    Renault78law Senior member

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    so I dropped by American Rag this evening to try on the 5EP jeans (do you pronounce them five Eeee Peee, or 5 ep like epson?). I liked the straight down model most, but they're a little too lean in the legs...I'd love something a tiny bit fuller. They also had Edwins, but nothing in a clean-looking unwashed denim, only distressed stuff. The quest continues. Thanks so much for all of your help thus far. I guess I'll drop by Fred Segal tomorrow. Wish me luck.
     


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    Yep, it's 5 Ee Pee, stands for Five Easy Pieces. Good luck on your search.
     


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    Get the APCs. I really don't know what else would be more suitable...
     


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    If you can look beyond the branding and marketing, there is always Gap selvedge, which offers a fuller straight cut. Not exactly a "cult" brand, but if you're looking for good value then nothing can compare, except for a pair of Uniqlos. Good quality rope dyed, ringspun Kurabo denim, mismatched buttons (just like PRPS), comes in a one wash version. Very generous with the fabric, too; my 34 inseam is actually close to 38"-39" because of the turnups (it's 34" with the turnups). In terms of quality of construction there is nothing to differentiate it from a Regular Ralf or APC. It's probably a notch higher than the APC (gasp.), and even features a selvedge coin pocket. There is a crotch rivet, which I like. Usually on sale at Gap stores nationwide. You can buy two for the price of one Regular Ralf, and one can appreciate it for what it is, which is a simple, great pair of jeans I did a search and I think ringring posted these picture links a while ago (thanks ringring). http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...k/HPIM0356.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...k/HPIM0357.jpg
     


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    Isn't the selvedge on the coin pocket usually on the inside? Or is this one of their "details"?
     


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    Yea, selvage is usually on the inside of the coin pocket. I don't care what kind of arguments exist for GAP jeans, they're still GAP. Boring, archetypal, lillywhite GAP.
     


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    [​IMG] Brian, do you have something against GAP?
     


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    Brian will come around to GAP eventually I'm sure.

    It doesn't seem like it was very long ago that I read a post by Brian stating how gross it was to wear unwashed denim for an extended period of time. =)
     


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    And rearviewmirror will one day expound on the virtues of the cut and details of Corpus jeans, not to mention the really cool slubby denium they use...
     


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    Hahahaha, yea, well.. My disdain for GAP has far outlived any other clothing opinions of mine. It's probably there to stay forever. [​IMG]
     


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    I am with you, APC is a bit over-rated in my opinion....If you turn an APC jeans inside out and inspect the stitchings and construction etc, it just ain't all that well made. And what's with cutting off part of the label with "Made in XXXX" printed on it. I think most APC customers know their jeans are made in Tunisa or Macau?  

    If you don't insist on raw selvage denim or a upscale brand, Diesel Rolan in dark wash is a pretty decent pair of basic jeans.
     


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    This is exactly the problem that I have with a lot of posts on the Men's Clothing forum that I always end up arguing with - screw durability and stitching quality. All upscale unwashed jeans are going to be durable to a higher degree, so just go with what looks best. The cut of GAP jeans (selvage or otherwise) is just like the brand itself. There's nothing special about it, and it doesn't have a particularly good cut. They're just kind of there. APC, on the other hand, while also being unbranded, have a much more updated, and simply cool fit all the way down. They have a bland design, but the body of them is absolutely not mundane.

    APC proves that you can get attention by looking great without having D&G monogrammed all over your jeans. GAP proves that you don't want attention, you've never in your life wanted attention in your life, and that along with liking bland jeans that only come from a history of blandness, you just might be a bland person yourself.

    No offense to anyone who wears GAP jeans, by the way. I'm exaggerating. A lot.
     


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