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Jean Shop NYC

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by berlin report, Nov 22, 2007.

  1. Nil

    Nil Senior member

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    anyone know if they are sanforized?

    Yes, they are.
     
  2. Nil

    Nil Senior member

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    Since this thread is devoid of pictures, here's a shot of my Jean Shop Rockers that I posted before in the WAYWT thread:

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  3. Rye GB

    Rye GB Senior member

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    I was in their Soho store on Monday, everything was excellent and I could have spent a grip of cash, but can't right now. The leather shirts were excellent as were most of the belts. Prices are reasonable considering the workmanship and effort going into each piece.
     
  4. berlin report

    berlin report Senior member

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    Thanks for the info, Rye. Never got my sample and the german agency is no longer representing them. Too difficult, I guess. I'm still really curious about it though. I'll check it out when (and if) I go to NYC.
     
  5. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    The products are solid. I used to think that they were overpriced a couple of years ago, but they have kept their pricing flat, while other brands are going up. The jeans are nice. The denim is not as complex as say, 5EP denim, but the real difficulty with them, imo, is the very bright orange stitching, which gives them a distinct "rustic" character, but makes them more difficult to pair with other pieces. The real standouts are the leather goods. I will post my belt soon. At $150 or so, it was pricey, but the color and finish is really tremendous. Their bags and wallets are similarly up to snuff. My birthday is coming up, and I would not mind getting one of their messengers as a present. No, not at all.
     
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    Jbreen1 Senior member

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    I had a pair for a while and I regret selling them. At the time they were to big of a cut for me but they were great jeans and constructed really well. I would recommend Japanese stuff over Jean Shop but if you can get to their store and get a custom pair made that is where Jean Shop rises above the rest.
     
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    The products are solid. I used to think that they were overpriced a couple of years ago, but they have kept their pricing flat, while other brands are going up. The jeans are nice. The denim is not as complex as say, 5EP denim, but the real difficulty with them, imo, is the very bright orange stitching, which gives them a distinct "rustic" character, but makes them more difficult to pair with other pieces. The real standouts are the leather goods. I will post my belt soon. At $150 or so, it was pricey, but the color and finish is really tremendous. Their bags and wallets are similarly up to snuff. My birthday is coming up, and I would not mind getting one of their messengers as a present. No, not at all.

    are you hinting to someone?
     
  8. Nouveau Pauvre

    Nouveau Pauvre Senior member

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    Bump. Just picked up a pair from Mauro and I love them. Mike (late of denim bar) recommended them to me, and I ended up choosing them over KMW.

    I got the skinny fit and its perfect. Slim and straight with enough of a taper to get decent stacking but not to the point where it makes my size 13 sneakers look like clown shoes. They have a really clean aesthetic on the outside but cool orange detailing including orange selvage on the inside.
     
  9. absolut3

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    Do people generally size down with Jean Shops? if so, how much?
     
  10. Get Smart

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    they run about 2" larger than size, I'd say get your APC size in these, if you wear APC New Standard
     
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    they run about 2" larger than size, I'd say get your APC size in these, if you wear APC New Standard

    Thank you
     
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    anywhere in vancouver carry jean shop?
     
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    I own a pair of the Rocker and Classic fits from Jean Shop and I must say that the fit and overall denim quality is excellent. I also think they are a bit more durable compared to some of the other brands that they own and I feel that while their price point may be a bit steep, their durability more than makes up for it. While it may not have the same level of cache as say Rag & Bone I think the overall value of a Jean Shop pair is much higher hands down.
     
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    I've owned a pair of Jean Shop jeans for almost 2 years now and they still look great with heavy use. I would buy more but my local shop doesn't carry them anymore. I may check out their NYC store next time I'm there.
     
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    The store on W Broadway is awesome. Not a huge store, but they pack a whole shitload of stuff in there. They do awesome leather pieces and I've been working on a pair of the classic fit for the last 5 months or so. Great quality, awesome detail and a perfect fit. I recommend them highly.
     
  16. whodini

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    I've owned a pair of Jean Shop jeans for almost 2 years now and they still look great with heavy use. I would buy more but my local shop doesn't carry them anymore. I may check out their NYC store next time I'm there.
    Forum-affiliate Farinelli's carries all the models at 20% off.

    I actually (cough) stole (cough) my Skinny pair at the holiday party last month and have been wearing them off/on since. I had tried them on before at BlueBee but forgot/didn't listen to Get Smart's advice about sizing down two and only sized down one. They fit a touch loose around my waist but don't think it's that bad as I've gone with a more "anti-fit" fit. I like the way they sort of slouch on me while still being fairly slim (but in NO way skinny) on me.

    Honestly, I think this might be my favorite fitting jeans. My old RRL slim cut is fantastic as a standard slim jean but I feel this is truly a great "not-so-skinny" cut with near perfect dimensions.

    Raves:
    -The 14oz denim is much lighter than I expected making them much more versatile. For reference, they feel like a stiffer version of my pair of rb15s.
    -The denim is color is rich without being very complex (5EP), ordinary (LVC), or saturated (Spurr). As others have mentioned (not specifically here), it looks and feels like a much-improved version of APC.
    -Love the orange selvage, stitching, and details (selvage fly).
    -Love the feel of the riri zipper.
    -Love the hardware, construction, and "born on" date.
    -Love the leather patch.
    -Excellent cut.

    Gripes:
    -Miss the hidden back pocket rivets.
    -The Skinny model is unisex making the coin pocket tiny and purely for show.
    -The Skinny model is unisex making the pocket bags incredibly shallow.

    Some would argue that the pricepoint is set a little high compared to its Japanese counterparts known for their more unique denim and greater focus on traditional details but I almost find that as unfair as comparing apples and oranges. Not only are they made in different countries (Jean Shop is made in the USA with Japanese denim) but their aesthetics are notably different. The bottom line is that they're a great pair of jeans with a few bells and whistles that set them apart from the rest.
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    ToruOkada Senior member

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    hey BR, I'm going to Europe for a couple months this summer and if I end up Berlin, I'll be sure to swing by!
     
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    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    I had to send my Classic back to Farinelli to exchange it for a smaller size. Not to hammer the point but please size down.
     
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    ^^
    Same price as APC? That's a deal. I got some Rockers this summer and they're great; I'm not feeling the silhouette as much anymore, and I prefer a button fly and rivets, but the denim is off the hook, especially for that price. Peep game:

    http://www.superfuture.com/supertalk...&postcount=220

    I may think about putting mine up in FS and copping a sized up pair for a different fit if someone doesn't beat me to it...
     

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