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Hermès selvage jeans

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

  1. Souper

    Souper Senior member

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    I saw a pretty sick looking broken twill louis vuitton selvage jacket on a denim blog. I'm fairly certain there's some good denim to be found in the topshelf luxury brand lines, but the markup should make any serious buyer question the reason behind the purchase.
     
  2. onion

    onion Senior member

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    I saw a pretty sick looking broken twill louis vuitton selvage jacket on a denim blog. I'm fairly certain there's some good denim to be found in the topshelf luxury brand lines, but the markup should make any serious buyer question the reason behind the purchase.
    Louis Vuitton also has a very nice raw denim jean and iirc is selvage. I'm not sure on the price though.
     
  3. Fade to Black

    Fade to Black Senior member

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    never seen selvedge raw denim from LV...but that broken twill jacket mentioned above was nice. LV jeans usually in the $400-500 range...they're not bad but i don't like the back pocket logo-ing, too loud for my tastes.
     
  4. Mauro

    Mauro Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    I think there is a huge difference from a $200-$300.00 jean to a $400+ jean.
    What I want to point out is KNOW what you are paying for.
    What you like is what you like and you shouldnt sway from personal style just don't get suckered into buying something because of the label.
    Hermes, LV, are not always the best even though they should be considering what they stand for in the luxury market.
    Your niche japanese brands and other top shelf denim brands DO focus on the finer things hence in my opinion producing a better product.
    We can talk about this at the party.
     
  5. HATORI HANZO

    HATORI HANZO Senior member

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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.


    I say go with kmw's best bang for your buck.
     
  6. hi-val

    hi-val Senior member

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    I'm wondering if there isn't a quality difference that comes from making just one product. The Japanese denim brands, seem, and I may be speaking out of ignorance here, to only make jeans. They know jeans. They know what customers want, they know how to construct them and how to handle the materials. They've been doing it for awhile. On the other hand, if brands like Hermes and LV are dipping into denim to expand their brand instead of make it their brand, are they going to track down the best methods and materials? Will they produce a product that is just as good, or better, than the ones produced by companies that only make jeans? I'm curious about that.
     
  7. johnpemberton

    johnpemberton 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


    That's a silly price for a pair of jeans. Maddness!
     
  8. fudgebutt

    fudgebutt Well-Known Member

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    WTF? That's a lot of bread for a pair of jeans that maybe two or three internet nerds will give you props for. There's got to be a thousand more useful applications for that money, get real. $250, 300 bucks for a pair of premium selvage jeans, fine. $750? Give me a break
     
  9. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Senior member

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    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.


    the question is, considering now you have the Shoai option now and say you dont own the AI, which one would you prefer?

    the shoai having a longer inseam but alot looser in fit or the AI, 80 dollars cheaper but with a different slub, and slimmer but shorter inseam?





    and amerika, dont get those hermes jeans. you can get 3 pairs of japanese jeans : perhaps samurai, pure blue, and somet for that one .
     
  10. cldpsu

    cldpsu Senior member

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    Mark,
    Those jeans you posted look like 80's blue tsubi denim, haha. Don't buy these Hermes man. In all honesty, I think you're excited because you found something considerably different from that brand and something we never thought would be the case. It's like the feeling when you go to a thrift shop and find a pair of selvage denim. It's exciting and I think that's what you're going through. If you want something exclusive and at the same time a great product, stick to the Japanese man. It's just that much cooler. No explanation needed.
     
  11. Deluks917

    Deluks917 Senior member

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    If you have the money buy em, this is supposed to be FUN people...
     
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    I'm wondering if there isn't a quality difference that comes from making just one product. The Japanese denim brands, seem, and I may be speaking out of ignorance here, to only make jeans. They know jeans. They know what customers want, they know how to construct them and how to handle the materials. They've been doing it for awhile. On the other hand, if brands like Hermes and LV are dipping into denim to expand their brand instead of make it their brand, are they going to track down the best methods and materials? Will they produce a product that is just as good, or better, than the ones produced by companies that only make jeans? I'm curious about that.

    Agreed. What makes a pair of jeans high-quality is a matter of craft, not "design".
     
  13. amerikajinda

    amerikajinda Senior member

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    Mark, Those jeans you posted look like 80's blue tsubi denim, haha. Don't buy these Hermes man. In all honesty, I think you're excited because you found something considerably different from that brand and something we never thought would be the case. It's like the feeling when you go to a thrift shop and find a pair of selvage denim. It's exciting and I think that's what you're going through. If you want something exclusive and at the same time a great product, stick to the Japanese man. It's just that much cooler. No explanation needed.
    Thank you, my friend! I have ultimately decided (thanks for everyone's input, btw) to let these sit in the Hermès shop while I continue to break in my Rag & Bones... Japanese denim is the best!
     
  14. RJman

    RJman Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Thank you, my friend! I have ultimately decided (thanks for everyone's input, btw) to let these sit in the Hermès shop while I continue to break in my Rag & Bones... Japanese denim is the best!

    I think you should get the Hermès.
     
  15. Eason

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    What the fuck do they look like?
     
  16. amerikajinda

    amerikajinda Senior member

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    What the fuck do they look like?
    Couldn't find a pic online anywhere (and they'd probably frown on me taking a pic in the shop) but they basically look like your typical high-end raw Japanese denim: http://blueingreensoho.com/site/inde...mart&Itemid=28 but with lots of Hermès orange thread... and the patch is just an outline of where a patch would normally be (done in Hermès orange thread) with the actual patch on the inside So they're really not too different from some APCs...
     
  17. Dedalus

    Dedalus Senior member

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    Do the Hermes jeans incorporate silk?
     
  18. blackplatano

    blackplatano Senior member

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    Sorry amerikajinda, but you lost 25 respect points with this thread.
     
  19. amerikajinda

    amerikajinda Senior member

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    Do the Hermes jeans incorporate silk?
    None -- all cotton...
    Sorry amerikajinda, but you lost 25 respect points with this thread.
    Dammit -- now I'm at negative 25... [​IMG]
     
  20. Casey

    Casey Senior member

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    Maybe you should buy them, take pictures, and then decide that you don't want them any more and return them.
     

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