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Jeans-- need help picking out jeans

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by The_Foxx, Dec 6, 2004.

  1. The_Foxx

    The_Foxx Senior member

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  2. LA Guy

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    Foxx, there are lots of Rabox and Kratt jeans at Smartbargains for similar prices and your size.  Why don't go check those first?  Most Diesel jeans on Ebay are fake, and the GTO's are cool, but over priced right now.
     
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    The second pair of Diesels look pretty bad, even if they're authentic, and they don't look like it. For the price of those GTOs, you might as well as buy them at retail from a reputable site like Active Endeavors or GoClothing. For either site, I think SHOPETC gives you 30 percent off.
     
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    Have you checked your local Last Call/Off 5th/Nordstrom Rack/whatever? It shouldn't be too hard to find Diesels or some similarly nice brand (True Religion, Blue Cult, PDC, whatever style you're looking for) at more palatable prices. I think I might still have a NWT PDC Mythos Twist in 33 if you're interested in something that's a not a GTO cut.
     
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    How do you get the SHOPETC coupons? Can you post it?
     
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    For GoClothing, type SHOPTETC in the coupon codes field. For Revolve Clothing, it's GOSHOPETC.

    Made a mistake--it doesn't apply to Active Endeavors.

    I remember finding the codes while googling last month.
     
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    Yeah, $180 or whatever is full retail for PDCs... you can find them at Nordstrom Rack, Marshalls, Off 5th etc for $40-80 usually, sometimes they are from past seasons, which is actually probably better in terms of durability. You can usually find PDCs on ebay for about $60. I haven't really seen any PDC fakes online yet.
     
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    Nice. the GTO 1-years can be had for $113 if that code is 30% off. That's a nice deal.
     
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    I just bought that pair of GTO 1-years (size 33), but they haven't been able to locate them in the warehouse yet (wierd - do they really just have 1 pair?) Seeinbg how hard 1 years are to come by at discount, I thought it was a pretty fair deal.
     
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    I dunno. I've always been suspicious of these Rippers and these Metro 3s. There were (and still are) a flood of them, starting at $.99, which just seems fishy. Even if they're real, it's frustrating finding mostly Rippers in your size on eBay, since I think they're the nastiest PDC wash yet.
     
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    BTW, Foxx, for PDC, you're probably going to want the size 32 (unless you like them to hang real loose mid hip - which I sort of do). The Diesels you'll want at 33/32.
     
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    The Rippers, etc.. are for reall. Getting a decent wash on Ebay is the difficult thing.
     
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    Hmm, the labeling looks close, but they cut out the item code in the waistband label, weird... you'd have to see one up close to know if it's real or not I guess.
     
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    Seconds and/or overstocks. That's why they black out the number as well.
     
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    Lots of Diesels <$100 on Yoox as well. Check there, and you can be certain that they are not fakes.
     
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    I have a question.

    Since when did it become acceptable and/or fashionable to wear jeans with rips in them? Or the jeans like the PDC's that have Paint Splatters on them. Even the 'distressed' jeans like the 'vintage' Levis i've seen for $150 that still have dirt or whatever worked into the jeans.

    Why would anyone by something like this and when can you wear it in public and not look like a slob?

    I swear these companies must be laughing all the way to the bank. They can now sell all of their defective jeans and call it 'vintage'.

    I like a pair of jeans that have been broken in like the next guy, but some of the stuff that is pushed in the stores is rediculous.

    Please explain this.

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    Mr. Conservative (i guess)
     
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    Distressing makes the jeans a bit less clean cut and worn in than, say, overdyed Levis... just a different look.
     
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    I agree with Steveo4 to a point. As I said, I think the PDC Ripper wash is awful, as are the extra-ripped Chip and Pepper and True Religion jeans. It's one thing to have ripped jeans, but when two random guys can bump into each other on the street and their jeans have the exact same rips and tears, it's kinda ridiculous.

    The distressing on other high-quality jeans, like Earnest Sewns, PDC 1- and 3-years and the Clone Icons, are fine, and add some visual interest. Moreover, each pair of those kinds of jeans tends to have more individual wear marks.
     
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    Along these lines, do PDC jeans run large?
     

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