I have a jean...(The Ultimate Jean Thread For Beginners) - ask questions here.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by whodini, Jan 28, 2008.

  1. buttonman

    buttonman Senior member

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    man, if i could go on a shopping spree like shoe is

    but seriously shoe, you got loads of nice denim already
     
  2. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    ive been perusing sufu and i noticed that Samurai is held in pretty high regard over there. (here also)
    especially in there This or That (a good idea for this forum btw) thread, hands down everybody chooses the samurai models over the vs similar fitting other brands like skull, pbj, eternals and others.

    i know samurai uses the really heavier denim in their 15-21 oz jeans. they also carry a wide variety of cuts and combos of weight and cuts.

    but what is it that makes this brand stand out besides these factors above? that makes them so appealing? will i notice when i get one and try one on? is it the fading factor?

    i know they usually come in a more fuller thigh which is not my ideal. but besides that. anything makes them 'empirically' popular over the others?

    i am intrigued


    Anyone can answer this?


    Hehehe yeah I know. When sfers start sounding like your wife then it is probably an apparent issue. Hehehe
     
  3. chronoaug

    chronoaug Boston Hipster (Dropkick Murphy)

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    People really like samurais quality, denim and fits. The thigh width depends on the model you choose. The ones with slimmer thighs are the s0500 and the s710 with the latter being the slimmest they offer. I've seen some absolutely fantastic fades from samurai jeans as judged by polyrock and cheep/cmf's samurais. Also, sufu had a samurai contest awhile back with 30 members in limited edition samurai s0500s and the fades and fits were great one many. Might be worth searching for that thread on sufu.
     
  4. whacked

    whacked Senior member

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    ^ fade characteristic is more or less irrelevant since shoe is never going to put enough wear in his jeans.
     
  5. PG2G

    PG2G Senior member

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    We should all band together and ignore shoe's denim questions. Its for his own good :p
     
  6. whodini

    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    We should all band together and ignore shoe's denim questions. Its for his own good :p
    +1. It's time for shoe to branch out into his own denim unknown.
     
  7. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    You guys can't help a brother out? I just have some questions about denim. Doesn't hurt to answer them if you know the answer, no?
     
  8. whereismyshoe

    whereismyshoe Senior member

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    Hey guys, i'm new around here, I'm a newly graduated high school kid and i think my style should grow with me. Most all the clothes I own are from Hollister and A&F, mostly becuase i live in nowheresville, USA and there's no good higher class stores around me. Although, I did find a jean in Express that are labeled as "raw", and they fit pretty good. They were stretchy though, and something about that tells me that they're not truly raw. anyone know the story? edited for pictures: these are the only style of jeans i own, currently. [​IMG] [​IMG] Hollister low rise slim boot. you can't really tell the boot because i don't have shoes on. also, excuse the massive clutter that is my room
     
  9. buttonman

    buttonman Senior member

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    it would help us if you posted pictures of the "raw" jeans, though i doubt express makes raw denim...

    look around at the WAYWN/T thread for inspiration. you'll find regulars there who might post something that will inspire you. doing so helped my sense of clothing a lot

    you can also look at the stuff that are sold by our affiliates and see what pieces they have that you like
     
  10. whereismyshoe

    whereismyshoe Senior member

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    I don't know how to get the image out of the website, it's in flash but this is the link to them: also, i've lurked here and around somethingawful for a while now, so i've got a fair idea as to what i want to dress like, i just lack the cash/a place to get good stuff and i'd rather not buy something blind without trying it on. http://www.express.com/catalog/produ...bCategoryId=65
     
  11. aging in rhythm

    aging in rhythm Senior member

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    nice ernie ball.
     
  12. buttonman

    buttonman Senior member

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    you can try ordering stuff from revolveclothing.com
    they have free shipping for returns also, which is pretty intense
    well, that is if you want to go through that hassle

    the closest thing to knowing if it'll fit you are your dimensions. if you know your waist size, shoulder, chest, the usual measurements and the measurements of the clothes that fit you best, you can get a pretty close estimate as to how the clothes you look at will fit on you without actually trying them on

    getting the money however, that i'm still working on [​IMG]
     
  13. whodini

    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    I don't know how to get the image out of the website, it's in flash but this is the link to them: also, i've lurked here and around somethingawful for a while now, so i've got a fair idea as to what i want to dress like, i just lack the cash/a place to get good stuff and i'd rather not buy something blind without trying it on. http://www.express.com/catalog/produ...bCategoryId=65
    The jeans are "raw" in their description as they are not distressed. It sure doesn't speak about quality which will probably be pretty low to average in a pair of jeans from Express. Those jeans also use an elastane/cotton blend, something not usually wanted for fades (Thin Finns prove me otherwise). Regardless, if fading's what you're after then those are the wrong jeans to be starting off with. If you just want something cheap that will keep dark, so be it. If you're looking at waywn and are trying to go for what brands we're talking about when we think of raw, take a look at denimbaronline.com for a good start.
     
  14. whereismyshoe

    whereismyshoe Senior member

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    nice ernie ball.

    thanks. i love it to death.

    I've never heard of revolve before, i'll have to check them out. and yeah i figured they weren't truly raw, the stretchiness kinda turned me of. I've tried on 501 STF's before, so i know what real raw jeans feel like. I guess i was just looking for a cheaper way to get into the whole raw denim thing, but now i'll probably just look at getting myself some APC NS or Rescues. I've been doing my research and that seems to be the best way to go to start off. If i could find some cheap nudies on the FS forum that would work too, but which cut should i go for? I want something that's slim, but not tapered and skinny at the end of the leg.
     
  15. whodini

    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    For your price range, Slim Jim.
     

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