List of True Premium Denim versus Premium Priced Denim

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by sygyzy, Jun 16, 2006.

  1. Brian SD

    Brian SD Moderator

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    First off, DarknWorn, your avatar is the greatest contribution to the forum anyone has ever made. I congratulate you, and thank you. Secondly, 5EP needs to be added immediately. [​IMG] Other ones that should be on there: Crate, Rag&Bone
     
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    First off, DarknWorn, your avatar is the greatest contribution to the forum anyone has ever made. I congratulate you, and thank you.

    Thanks...sniff...sniff...

    First, I'd like to thank styleforum for allowing me to post.
    Second, I'd like to thank Aureus for providing me the raw material for my art.
    Third, I'd like to thank my mom.....arghhh, nm.... Thanks.
     
  3. skalogre

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    Thanks...sniff...sniff...

    First, I'd like to thank styleforum for allowing me to post.
    Second, I'd like to thank Aureus for providing me the raw material for my art.
    Third, I'd like to thank my mom.....arghhh, nm.... Thanks.


    You need to convert the clip to a gif though and use that instead. I'd say that within any thread you post thereafter, the average post length will be decreased by at least 79% [​IMG]
     
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    You need to convert the clip to a gif though and use that instead. I'd say that within any thread you post thereafter, the average post length will be decreased by at least 79% [​IMG]

    I tried man, but the avatar still shows up inanimated. [​IMG]
     
  5. skalogre

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    I tried man, but the avatar still shows up inanimated. [​IMG]

    Strange; Nick M.'s avatar of a tie straightning Niccolo shows up...
     
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    Strange; Nick M.'s avatar of a tie straightning Niccolo shows up...

    Ah, it was my fault. In any case, I can't reduce the file small enough to be within the 29kb limit.
     
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    Ah, it was my fault. In any case, I can't reduce the file small enough to be within the 29kb limit.

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  8. thisisme

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    I have a few pairs of Diesels from a few years ago. While I think they are high quality jeans in terms of construction and cut, you do run the risk of being mistaken for an AmJack everytime you wear them out at night.

    true, although it depends what else you wear with it IE armani exchange or fcuk.......
     
  9. skalogre

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    true, although it depends what else you wear with it IE armani exchange or fcuk.......

    Probably more likely to be Kenneth Cole but anyway. Check that Styleforum top ten denim thread for some more hints.
     
  10. tweedlesinpink

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    Um, Diesel has good construction, good fit (for many many body types, since they have so many models!), a good range of washes, some way out there, others subtler and tasteful, and i say it's a brand that's got its basics down right and moved on to work on its image. Success in their case hasn't really signalled the end of quality.
     
  11. horriblyjollyjinx

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    there are no brands outside of Japan that justify a $200+ price tag, in regards to quality. For around $100, buy APC, if you want to spend more, turn to Japan. SC 1947 cost $150 shipped from mil-mil.net.
     
  12. LA Guy

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    there are no brands outside of Japan that justify a $200+ price tag, in regards to quality. For around $100, buy APC, if you want to spend more, turn to Japan. SC 1947 cost $150 shipped from mil-mil.net.

    Actually, production costs pretty much never exceed $50 US, and that's if you use the best denim, the best construction methods, use the very best trims, produce in first world countries, and use the most intricate washes, and have low volumnes, so pretty much no jean justifies a $200 retail price.

    So know that if you are buying "premium" denim, no matter how you define it, you are probably getting taken to the bank. Of course, some brands are "relatively" a better bang for your buck. But still, it's not like you are getting a bargain by buying Sugarcanes instead of Rag & Bone instead of 1921. It all really comes down to personal preference.

    Some people like the cuts of more mainstream brands (many of which, frankly, fit the majority of people better than the repros), and some people like niche brands because of the superior denim, construction, whateve,,,.

    It's that simple.
     
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    For less than 100, hit Diesel on ebay. [​IMG]
     
  14. horriblyjollyjinx

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    When I am buying a product I am not paying for only the material and the labor, I am also paying for the costs of the manufacturers whole organisation. All parts of the organisation, like administration, are as important as the producing part.
    There are many things that aren't directly related to the product that the manufacturer needs to pay for in order to have something produced.

    I am also paying for the middleman, the store, to take the product to me.

    I am not being ripped off if I buy $50 worth of material for $250 as there are immaterial things that cost money too.

    Also, as long as I am making my purchase based on facts and not lies, I am never being ripped off since I agree to pay this price for this product. A mutual agreement can never result in one part being ripped off, as long as all parts have correct information.


    Since this discussion is about which brands actually makes a, physically, quality product you can't argue that brands with 'good' design but lesser quality are also quality, as 'quality' has already been defined for this discussion.


    In regards to what is available on the Swedish or American(disregarding 45rpm and the jeans at BIG) market a pair of SC 1947 for $150 or Samurai S5000VX for $250 are both amazing deals.
     
  15. LA Guy

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    Every company has these costs though. Actually these costs are probably higher for highly marketed brands like True Religion or Seven for all Mankind than for, say, Eternal.

    Raw materials (i.e the denim) is the least expensive part of the jeans. The relative difference in cost between a $2/yard and $8/yard denim and the quality of the trims is relatively small compared to, say, laundry costs. A 1-rinse is about a $1/piece wash, compared to intricate washes (say, those used by our favorite bitch brand, True Religion) which could be, say $14/piece.

    So it might actually be more expensive to make and market a pair of True Religions than a pair of Sugarcanes.

    Denim quality matters (in general) to denimheads. But let's not lose perspective here and say that Japanese repros are objectively a better deal than a "fashion" jean.

    When I am buying a product I am not paying for only the material and the labor, I am also paying for the costs of the manufacturers whole organisation. All parts of the organisation, like administration, are as important as the producing part.
    There are many things that aren't directly related to the product that the manufacturer needs to pay for in order to have something produced.

    I am also paying for the middleman, the store, to take the product to me.

    I am not being ripped off if I buy $50 worth of material for $250 as there are immaterial things that cost money too.

    Also, as long as I am making my purchase based on facts and not lies, I am never being ripped off since I agree to pay this price for this product. A mutual agreement can never result in one part being ripped off, as long as all parts have correct information.


    Since this discussion is about which brands actually makes a, physically, quality product you can't argue that brands with 'good' design but lesser quality are also quality, as 'quality' has already been defined for this discussion.


    In regards to what is available on the Swedish or American(disregarding 45rpm and the jeans at BIG) market a pair of SC 1947 for $150 or Samurai S5000VX for $250 are both amazing deals.
     

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