Earnest Sewn - great!

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  1. Debaser

    Debaser Well-Known Member

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    I picked up a pair of Earnest Sewn hutches in max dark 3d, which very similar to PDC GTO 1-years. There's little touches that seem to set them apart though...I love the two-tone stitching for example. The rise is 3" higher in the back which just makes the cut look even more flattering (in my opinion). Even the inseam is just right, another plus.

    I highly suggest trying on a pair. They're not far removed from the 1-years, but it seems he's made a near-perfect pair of jeans even better.
     
  2. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    For me, the the styling of the GTO 1-years and the Earnest Sewn Hutch dark are tied.  I like the details of the Hutches, but also like the simplicity of the GTO 1-year, and I've never seen as cool a color contrast as the Paper Denim yellow thread on the deep blue of the 1-year.  However, the softer denim of the 1-year, imo, trumps the rigid denim of the Earnest Sewns.  I just feel that that Hutches are a little too stiff and brittle for long term usage.  Of course, my GTO 1-years are completely knackered (they look like that flea tint wash, but authentic, and with little flannel patches rather than fake denim ones.)
     
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    LA Guy,

    We've heard so much about your jeans and their broken-in-ness. I am pretty sure all of us here will agree that you reign as Denim King. Perhaps you can post a few snapshots of your worn-in jeans, especially ones with patches?

    I need to patch up two pairs of my jeans. I want it to look cool and random - somewhat sloppy and different. Not perfect and even and nerdy as if my mom ironed on a patch for me.
     
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    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Um,

    I'll try. I don't really have a digital camera right now; but maybe my fiance will do it next week when I am visiting. I can hear the laughter and derision already when I have to explain what I am doing...
     
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    Oh come on, you know it'll be fun. Besides, all of us streetwear fans will appreciate the love, and most likely envy the pics.
     
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    "Why am I taking pictures of your ass?" "So I can show some guys on the Internet." [​IMG]
     
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    She knows about this whole styleforum thing, but may think that this is the step too far...
     
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    Oh come on, it's not like I asked to see pics of the jeans on you. [​IMG]
     
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    They're not far removed from the 1-years, but it seems he's made a near-perfect pair of jeans even better.
    For me, the the styling of the GTO 1-years and the Earnest Sewn Hutch dark are tied. Â I like the details of the Hutches, but also like the simplicity of the GTO 1-year, and I've never seen as cool a color contrast as the Paper Denim yellow thread on the deep blue of the 1-year. Â However, the softer denim of the 1-year, imo, trumps the rigid denim of the Earnest Sewns. Â I just feel that that Hutches are a little too stiff and brittle for long term usage. Â Of course, my GTO 1-years are completely knackered (they look like that flea tint wash, but authentic, and with little flannel patches rather than fake denim ones.)
    Then you will like the orange thread on the dark blue/greyscale of the Nudie. How about the two colour threads used by Evisu (orange/yellow)? Or the yellow thread used in the arcs of some vintage Levis? Btw. Nudie's Regular Ralf has almost the same fit as the GTS, but the boot is ever so slightly narrower.
     
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    I do. I've only seen a small selection of Nudie jeans though. Only a couple of places carry them, so I'll definitely take a look at the latest models on my visit to LA (Traffic is one of my favorite stores in any case). As for Evisu, I'm not a huge fan of any of their cuts or washes, but the stitching *is* quite nice, although the thing that makes the paper denim stitching particular attractive to me is that the stitching is actually a bright but "cold" color - a bright yellow with a bit of grey and even some green in it, whereas the stitching on Evisu's is "warm", if that makes any sense. BTW, did your really mean the GTS, or did you mean the GTO? I find the straight leg GTS a little too tapered for my tastes...
     
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    Then you will like the orange thread on the dark blue/greyscale of the Nudie
    I do. Â I've only seen a small selection of Nudie jeans though. Â Only a couple of places carry them, so I'll definitely take a look at the latest models on my visit to LA (Traffic is one of my favorite stores in any case). Â As for Evisu, I'm not a huge fan of any of their cuts or washes, but the stitching *is* quite nice, although the thing that makes the paper denim stitching particular attractive to me is that the stitching is actually a bright but "cold" color - a bright yellow with a bit of grey and even some green in it, whereas the stitching on Evisu's is "warm", if that makes any sense. Â BTW, did your really mean the GTS, or did you mean the GTO? Â I find the straight leg GTS a little too tapered for my tastes...
    I don't really see a difference between my GTO's and GTS in terms of the bootcut. The only thing I know is that one uses Japanese denim and has a button fly, whilst the other has a zip and uses Italian denim. Otherwise, the fit is the same on me. Regarding the "warm" and "cold" colour, yes I understand totally.
     
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    On the record, I prefer the Italian denim (more durable, in general, I've found.) The fit through the hips and thighs is the same, but the leg opening is quite different. The GTO flares slightly starting at the knee, opening to about 20 inches at the bottom. The GTS is a true straight cut, even a little tapered, and has a significantly smaller opening, about 17.5 inches. It may depend on body type, but the GTO looks a lot better on me, balancing out my larger quads.
     
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    The Earnest Sewn jeans have a little too much distressing for my taste. The Milk 3D Hutch jeans look more overdone than PDC GTO 3-years in their whiskering, and the Maze 3Ds have quite a bit more than GTO 1-years.

    Don't get me wrong: the quality of the jeans is top-notch, and we're not talking Diesel-type weird distressing. But it's still a little over-the-top. (That said, if they were the right price, I'd still snap up a pair.)
     
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    These days, I'm going towards jeans with minimal distressed detailing in any case, so I was really only looking at the Maz Dark wash in the Earnest Sewns (otherwise, agreed).

    Of the premium brands, I would go with Joie, except that, like Rogan, their jeans fall apart alarmingly fast. Seven has some good basic washes, and they haven't skyrocketed their prices, unlike, say Paper Denims. I mean, there was no need to jack the wholesale so that the price of a pair of GTO 1-years went to $182 (at most major stores) from $160 (or so.) They (Seven) went a little too far a little too long in their designs, and now they have stretch jeans (repeat after me: not for men, not for men) but the original New York Dark bootcut is, in my mind, a terrific jean, and a relative bargain at only $130 or so. Not sure about their Relax fit jean though. Although I've seen at least one guy wear them to good effect, most guys I see wearing them are fat and *need* them, which diminishes the effect (they are supposed to hand low and loose.) I guess you can't blame the company for misuse of their products though.

    Of course, I love Paper Denim's classic washes and cuts (GTO-1 year, LTD Metro 1 (sadly discontinued,) ICN Clone wash (also apparently discontinued, for no good reason I can think of - it was their most distinctive jean wash by far)) and even some of their more fashiony stuff (the LIT-Light and LIT-dark are made from thankfully sturdy denim, with minimal distressing). I* have other cuts and washes as well, but am not in love with them. Carpe has nice cuts too, but I haven't had a chance to test them out yet. I have a pair of G Stars in the low boot cut. It has interesting vertical striations in the denim. Sadly, I think that this comes from using thick, soft yarns in weave, and I am not confident that they will stand the test of time.

    Of course, nothing still holds a candle to APC for a simple, durable, "classic" jean. Better than even old Levi's IMO.
     
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    I have nothing to add, except that I too find the GTS considerably narrower at the leg bottoms than the GTO. I like both, however.
     

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