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Hermès selvage jeans

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by amerikajinda, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. amerikajinda

    amerikajinda Senior member

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    Does anyone own a pair of Hermès jeans with Hermès-orange selvage? They're made in France (which the salesperson at the Hermès store in Fairfax Square wasn't aware of until I pointed it out - the salesperson told me erroneously they were made in Italy.) One cool detail is the patch on the outside is actually just Hermès-orange thread around the perimeter of where the patch would be; however, the leather patch is actually on the inside of the jeans, so it's as if the thread holding the patch onto the inside of the jeans was sewn all the way through the jeans so that just the outline of the patch is showing where the patch should be on the outside. I hope this makes sense. Anyway it's a very cool detail and the jeans look awesome. Just wanted to hear from someone who owns them before I shell out the $750.
     
  2. Hugo

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    If you buy, you need to put up pictures.
     
  3. amerikajinda

    amerikajinda Senior member

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    If you buy, you need to put up pictures.

    Will do!
     
  4. Maharlika

    Maharlika Senior member

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    Hermes orange selvedge jeans for 750 USD is a bargain. Yes we want to see it!!
     
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    stickonatree Senior member

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    how did they fit?

    and holy shiznat $750 is a markup if i ever saw one. even sling & stones with their organic cotton and gold accent thread/hardware isn't that much.
     
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    Maharlika Senior member

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    how did they fit?

    and holy shiznat $750 is a markup if i ever saw one. even sling & stones with their organic cotton and gold accent thread/hardware isn't that much.


    Yes, but the 45rpm jomons still cost more than a pair of Hermes.
     
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    stickonatree Senior member

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    how much are 45rpm's? i was under the impression they were around the 5-6 benjamins mark.
     
  8. Mauro

    Mauro Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    OK OK OK. If you must have them because they are Hermes then do so. I wouldnt pay that much for ANY JEAN and its not because I get a deal.
    You need to find out some very important things.

    first and foremost are they 100% natural indigo??
    Second are they hand made?
    Third what kind of fabric are they using?
    We already know they were ade in France so for that they should owe you money...lol
    If all those questions come to your approval then get them if not spend your money on some KMW , 45rpm, or Guilded AGE ( natural indigo and handwashed)
    Those are my thoughts.
    It's cool to buy into luxury brands my business is based upon that but know what you are buying so you dont look like a sucker.
     
  9. PG2G

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    If you want them for the name, just get some diors and save a few hundred dollars. If you want good quality look at 45pm or maybe the natural indigo paul smiths.

    That said, I haven't seen the Hermes so I don't know what they are like. There's nothing about the brand that suggests to me that they'd do good denim though :p
     
  10. Get Smart

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    and if you want orange selvedge, get Jean Shop denim. Definitely my favorite selvedge
     
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    Over 700 in American markets. I think 500-600 in Japan though.
     
  12. Lel

    Lel Senior member

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    Once you hit the $400+ mark buying jeans for the sake of price to quality ratio is kind of pointless, IMO, so feel free to splurge on the jeans if you really want.
     
  13. Bring The Noise

    Bring The Noise Senior member

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    Once you hit the $400+ mark buying jeans for the sake of price to quality ratio is kind of pointless, IMO, so feel free to splurge on the jeans if you really want.


    truth
    those 750 hermes really gonna be better than diors, IH, samurai or skulls?
     
  14. amerikajinda

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    OK OK OK. If you must have them because they are Hermes then do so. I wouldnt pay that much for ANY JEAN and its not because I get a deal.
    You need to find out some very important things.

    first and foremost are they 100% natural indigo??
    Second are they hand made?
    Third what kind of fabric are they using?
    We already know they were ade in France so for that they should owe you money...lol
    If all those questions come to your approval then get them if not spend your money on some KMW , 45rpm, or Guilded AGE ( natural indigo and handwashed)
    Those are my thoughts.
    It's cool to buy into luxury brands my business is based upon that but know what you are buying so you dont look like a sucker.


    Thanks... those are good questions to ask. All I know is the label on the jeans said "organic cotton" but that doesn't mean a whole lot... the only reason to get them would be for the exclusivity factor. I was at Tysons Corner today and if I had a nickel for every pair of Sevens or Citizens of Humanity jeans I'd be rich! Well, not exactly, but I'd have like an extra dollar or two.

    So does Denim Bar carry 45rpm or Guilded Age? I know you have KMW because I bought two pair in your Arlington store! [​IMG] I guess 45rpm has some licensing issues that preclude you from carrying that brand? I have had my eye on some KMW Raw Rockers so that would probably be a better option than Hermès jeans... the Hermès were actually reminiscent of the Rockers... I mean, high-end jeans are high-end jeans and there's not too much difference between a $200 pair and a $400 pair, and this $750 pair. Now if you really want exclusivity, you have to move up to the next level, four-figure jeans -- which would require a visit to the Rampuya shop in Kurashiki City, Okayama Prefecture in Japan -- for a pair of Japan Blues (which are woven on antique shuttle looms and hand-dipped in natural indigo.)
     
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    amerikajinda Senior member

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    Ok if we're going for exclusivity, here are some jeans that cost $1,661 (¥178,500) which is more than twice as expensive as the Hermès, but a much better value because you're not paying for BNI (Brand Name Inflation):

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    http://www.japanblue.co.jp/denimhouse/item/50.html
     
  16. PG2G

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    I think paying for exclusivity is useless if there isn't something about the item that is going to tell people that it is expensive/exclusive. Your $750 hermes jeans will probably look like any random $200 (or less) pair of raw jeans to the people you're trying to impress.

    Besides, most of the japanese brands discussed here are sold in 1 (and at most 2) stores in the entire country. It's not like they are everywhere :p

    And 45rpm only sells their products in their own stores.
     
  17. amerikajinda

    amerikajinda Senior member

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    I think paying for exclusivity is useless if there isn't something about the item that is going to tell people that it is expensive/exclusive. Your $750 hermes jeans will probably look like any random $200 (or less) pair of raw jeans to the people you're trying to impress.

    Besides, most of the japanese brands discussed here are sold in 1 (and at most 2) stores in the entire country. It's not like they are everywhere :p

    And 45rpm only sells their products in their own stores.


    These are almost a bargain at $762 (¥81,900) -- still more expensive than the Hermès yet undoubtedly a much finer product.

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    http://www.japanblue.co.jp/denimhouse/item/48.html

    IIRC PG2G you own a pair of $400 jeans? How different are they from your $200 jeans? Are they your favorite pair? Or are they just part of your rotation and you have others that were cheaper that you actually prefer? And what's next after $400 jeans -- these Japan Blue jeans? Or those incredibly exclusive jeans made in small shops in Okayama and throughout Japan where the artisans only make a few pairs each month and they interview you first to decide if you're worthy?
     
  18. PG2G

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    My most expensive jeans are the Pure Blue Japan AI-001. They was nothing available like them at the time (now there was the limited edition KMW 1950 AWA, Oni Shoai, Stronghold, etc...). Natural Indigo, extremely slubby, ~19oz denim. They ran me about $500. I don't wear them too much because the inseam is a bit shorter than I would like (though, its manageable), and they are dyed in a way that makes them hard as hell to fade :p So there isn't really as much motivation.

    http://blueingreensoho.com/site/inde...mart&Itemid=28

    Back then, I was considering these as a next step: http://blueingreensoho.com/site/inde...mart&Itemid=28

    This is a good option if you want something very unique and slubby (like my AI-001):
    http://blueingreensoho.com/site/inde...mart&Itemid=28

    Personally though, I decided that I was going to concentrate more on the fit and less on getting the best thing out there. Next for me? I'm not sure... I have a strict 36" inseam policy now, and am hesitant to buy anything without trying it on. I'm looking towards Dior though, depending on how they fit.
     
  19. amerikajinda

    amerikajinda Senior member

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    Personally though, I decided that I was going to concentrate more on the fit and less on getting the best thing out there.

    This is excellent advice! [​IMG] I guess it's the same with all clothes -- you know how a guy in a $200 suit that's tailored perfectly to fit his body perfectly will look much better than the guy in a $4,500 Kiton that doesn't fit him properly? So I think I'll follow your lead and concentrate more on fit rather than exclusivity.

    Ultimately though, for me -- the Holy Grail of jeans is the Japan Blue G003-A or the Japan Blue G001-T. But I'll have to try them on in Japan first to make sure they fit perfectly! [​IMG]
     
  20. Fade to Black

    Fade to Black Senior member

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    if you're into denim from super luxe brands, i suggest Bottega Veneta black raw denim...the fit is as modern as i've seen from any brand in that similar stratosphere of pricing, and the back pocket embroidery looks pretty neat (definitely not of the tacky kind), but you wouldn't have been able to tell it was BV. Best combo of street + luxe i've seen, even though i wouldn't shell out that much for jeans...
     

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