Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by jeromestyle, Jul 24, 2011.
Wow. The American Levi's website has the majority of the jeans at half that price or less.
Ignorance is bliss.
Those are 501s.
And I'm likely making an issue out of nothing, but we're here to talk.
The denim heads buy the best available denim, where best is a matter of opinion and time, and they put a high premium on getting what they like. They are a very knowledgeable bunch, and so are may of the others on SW&D.
No use denying that the younger guys think mostly of sex; what happened to the older guys?
I think you want to set up a difference between those who want to learn how to dress as a means to an end,
and those who want to learn the fine points of very nice clothes for their own sake. Thats a difference that
most of the long term members can agree with, and most of them would put themselves in the latter category.
On either side of the MC and SW&D divide.
So I'm arguing that using SW&D as the primarily bastion of means to an end dressing is not useful.
There are MC's who buy exclusive high end clothes only to impress the guys at work or here, too.
Aim at that group, not SW&D as a shorthand for them.
I'm not quite sure about this. As far as I know, Levi's always seem to come in first in consumer quality tests (you know the kind where the pants are put in different kind of stretching machines, are rugged with sand paper etc). They seem to withstand more wear and tear than most other denim pants out there.
Of course, the last time I actually saw one of these tests was years ago and Levi's quality may have gone to the dogs. And RRL may be of even higher quality.
Last time I saw a test like that... RRL was not a part of it.
I've never seen a good quality Levi jean, not like the high end RRL jeans. I'm a big fan o fthe durability of Selvedge jeans made by Ralph Lauren. Even my pair of Rugby Ralph Lauren jeans have withstood more than a year of use (only pair of jeans I am wearing), whereas before owning them my Levi's and regular Polo jeans all ripped within a few months.
Maybe i'm buying the wrong Levis?
Well, the last pair of Levi's I purchased was a pair of 501's I picked up in SF in 1999, and they still hold together. But, I haven't exactly worn them on a day-to-day-basis. As I don't wear denim all to often I haven't come across RRL's jeans yet, but maybe they're worth having a look at then?
I would definitely take a look. I am gonna take a look at the 501's, never paid attention that much to Levi's. They deserve my attention that is for sure.
This thread makes me sad.
Don't worry he's done for the day:
you can thank me later.
I actually tried to edit out my mean reply before you quoted me. I failed.
Don't worry I approve.
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