Gustin - Official Affiliate Thread

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by joshgustin, Oct 15, 2013.

  1. Exordium01

    Exordium01 Active Member

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    My Gap slims are much tighter in the thighs than Gustin slims. Is the waist on the Gap jeans measured post-wash? Mine were size 29, but the waist is closer to 31" The size 29 Gustins were much closer to TTS.
     
  2. fourspin

    fourspin Well-Known Member

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    Yes, those measurements were post wash, but after several wears (i.e,. stretched).
     
  3. michaeljohnr

    michaeljohnr Senior member

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    I have the opposite experience with my Gustin slim fit compared to the way a GAP slim fits.

    I tried the GAP raw denim and found the Gustin slim is tighter in the thigh which suits me better.

    Maybe there is some variance in GAP manufacturing to account for or even the quality of the denim used in each jean? Perhaps GAP denim simply stretches more?
     
  4. Exordium01

    Exordium01 Active Member

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    Same size in both?
     
  5. michaeljohnr

    michaeljohnr Senior member

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    No.

    GAP vanity sizes so the numbers on the tags were different but the initial fit was the same.
     
  6. Stitches

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    Received the latest White Oxford run, no complaints here. I really like the fabric, and, at that price point, the fit. Makes me excited for the Rust flannel.

    As a late supporter, here's to hoping for another run of the Umber denim.
     
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    HOT Sriracha Senior member

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    Do you know how they fit compare to Uniqlo Slim fit oxfords? Did you stay TTS? Thanks!


     
  8. Stitches

    Stitches Senior member

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    Sorry, I don't own any Uniqlo so I couldn't say.

    I usually go by neck, shoulder, and sleeve measurements when sizing. I went with a large since I need a 16in neck and, at least, 35in for the sleeves. I'd say it's TTS, and that their description of fitted vs slim is apt. Fitted as in you'll have roomier arms and body.

    In comparison to Epaulet, Gustin's large is a little more relaxed which is a plus. Gustin's oxford material is also a lighter weight (or at least a softer hand) than Epaulet's.

    The sleeves and chest have a bit more material than my liking, but that's an easy and cheap alteration at the tailor. I'll probably try a medium in the future. Overall and especially at $69, the shirt, material and fit, is a good value.
     
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  9. barrettdudley

    barrettdudley Senior member

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    Saw in the e-mail today that Umbers weren't even cut yet? The denim ahead of them in line was being shipped December 20th. Does this mean we won't get the Umber until 2014? Also, were they delayed for some reason?
     
  10. Lafayette

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    Yes, I received your e-mail. Thanks for the speedy reply.

    For all watching this thread about quality control issues and G's customer service, they've agreed to replace the jeans with whatever they have in stock or give me credit for an upcoming run.

    Thanks, Gustin staff.
     
  11. Lafayette

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    I think asking Gustin to reimburse me for the shipping return charges is reasonable, as they sent me a faulty product. No, it's not a lot of money, but it's the principle of the matter. It's not about greed, it's about not footing the bill for mistakes made by someone else.

    Gustin has agreed to reimburse the shipping charges.

    Their great customer service means that I'm staying a customer. In the long run, they profit by eating the shipping charges (for their mistake).

    You think I should have a local tailor fix a mistake on a new pair of jeans (one wash and a dozen or so wears)? Again, it's not about the money, it's about the principle. I don't think customers should pay to repair flawed products, regardless of the denim's retail price (which I agree, is a great value).
     
  12. Lafayette

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    I don't think I should lower my standards. I think you should raise yours.

    If you're spending $275 to $380 on jeans, you deserve top quality construction.

    It's not about the five bucks, it's about the principle of the matter.

    Yes, it's *just* denim. Which is why it should be done right. If it's so simple, then there's less reason to screw it up. It shouldn't happen frequently.

    Gustin has been more than helpful in the return / exchange process. If they had a "get over it" attitude, they'd lose customers. They're keeping me in their customer base.
     
  13. Distorbiant

    Distorbiant Senior member

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    What.

    You returned it entirely? Don't they eat the cost of the entire pair of jeans then?

    It just seems like a waste to force a return on an issue that can be solved by a repair. Just a waste of clothes.
     
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    Are we missing the point of; you shouldn't have to repair clothes after one wash!?
     
  15. delluminatus

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    I just received a pair of American Classics in the mail. I immediately noticed a stitching issue on the coin pocket -- the threads going up the side of the pocket are just loose ends where they are supposed to go back into the jean above the rivet. It looks like they were either ripped or incompletely sewed. There is also a loose red thread on the stitching inside the coin pocket, and a frayed end on the end of the contrast stitching down the side of the left leg.

    My phone camera is not up to the task of photographing such small details, but I can post photos when I get home.

    It doesn't seem like a big enough deal to return the pants; I'll probably just cut off the excess thread. Nevertheless, loose/broken stitching on delivery doesn't inspire a lot of confidence. Is this a common thing with raw denim?

    By the way, other than that minor issue, the pants look excellent for $85. I will probably be buying my next pair of jeans from Gustin as well.
     
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