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New gap denim

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by blackdarkeye, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. blackdarkeye

    blackdarkeye Senior member

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    The gap by my house has them on sale for like 39. I looked at the inside seams and I dind't remember them as being selvedge, but I went to the website and checked them out and they did saw Japanese denim inside the waistband. I regret not trying them on in the skinny fit which probably aren't even that skinny knowing how gap is.

    when i tried them on they were pretty tight, and i only sized down.

    I dropped by GAP on vacation (as my local GAP doesn't stock these) and picked up a pair of the "low rise straight fit", white Japanese denim, red selvedge for just under $100. I always have worn 32s in GAP, but tried on a 31 and was amazed by the fit and the jean as a whole. I already have a pair of Nudie Slim Jims in white, but I couldn't walk out of the store without these GAP jeans.

    The fit sized down 1 is very similar to a true-to-size Slim Jim. The GAP jeans were quite tight at the waist for the first day, but have loosened up considerably.

    So the good news is, they are very nice jeans. The bad news is, I now have two pairs of jeans that are almost identical. Ideally I'd sell a pair; truthfully, I think the GAP pair is an overall nicer jean - the stitching, and the detailing is really quite nice.

    FYI, this location in Toronto had a bunch of washes (including grey, white, raw, etc.) in the low-rise straight fit but only one wash in the "skinny" fit - which appeared to be raw. I didn't try on the skinny fit, but it definitely didn't look much different from the aforementioned cut.


    wow a you really think a gap is better nudies??
     
  2. Timbaland

    Timbaland Senior member

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    when i tried them on they were pretty tight, and i only sized down.

    Thanks. I will probably go back and try them on.
     
  3. argyleboy

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    Tried on the standard (in size I normally wear at gap) and liked them a lot...don't know if they shrink though.

    where are you located?

    2 or 3 weeks ago i was in the philly flagship store and they only carried the low-rise straights, but i can't cram into them. standards would be perfect. i called all around, and even emailed for shits and giggles, and gap told me they weren't in any stores, online only.

    thanks
     
  4. obeserabbit

    obeserabbit Senior member

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    leg opening on skinny? leg opening on straight?
     
  5. hypnos123

    hypnos123 Well-Known Member

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    yeah, the gap selvedge jeans look pretty good.....before the first wash.

    After that it just fades into ugliness[​IMG]
     
  6. Johnathan

    Johnathan Senior member

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  7. choptreesv

    choptreesv Senior member

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    I really like my low rise straight selvedge as a kick around jean. They wear fast, but I'd buy them again.
     
  8. 2sweet

    2sweet Senior member

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    The last thing I need is another pair of jeans. Especially another pair of baggy Gap jeans. Where did they ever go wrong? It seemed like Gap was mandatory shopping for every affluent college kid in America back in '97 or '98. Now their stores look like ghost towns. I've actually seen tumbleweeds blowing through...
     
  9. Timbaland

    Timbaland Senior member

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    leg opening on skinny? leg opening on straight?

    Read post #73 for skinny.
     
  10. John Coctostan

    John Coctostan Member

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    The last thing I need is another pair of jeans. Especially another pair of baggy Gap jeans. Where did they ever go wrong? It seemed like Gap was mandatory shopping for every affluent college kid in America back in '97 or '98. Now their stores look like ghost towns. I've actually seen tumbleweeds blowing through...

    No Kidding about GAP stores looking vacant! Ours is closing in two weeks. I hate it but am excited at the party that they're going to throw on the beach!
    I found a few pairs of the dark denim jeans for 26 bucks. I actually bought a pair of 32-32 and returned them before leaving the mall. I think I'll go back as they still had them as of yesterday. I hate saying it, but AE jeans always fit my ass and legs(former bodybuilder) the best as they allow a little more room in without being too baggy, althought I am growing tired of seeing pre-fabricated holes in everything prior to purchase.
     
  11. onlyonetime

    onlyonetime Active Member

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    You are a gap employee and you can't find a pair of pants in a gap store?

    thats some fucked up inventory system


    He might work for BR or Old Navy. They all get the same discount.

    ^yup. i work for BR. so can't punch in a GAP style number and get results. def gonna try calling the 1800 number tho.
     
  12. CoconutBanana

    CoconutBanana Senior member

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    Anybody else find gap raw denim fades crazy fast? I've only been wearing mine to work for a week straight and they're getting honey combs and whiskers like crazy already.
     
  13. sazon

    sazon Senior member

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    Anybody else find gap raw denim fades crazy fast? I've only been wearing mine to work for a week straight and they're getting honey combs and whiskers like crazy already.


    Hey- which ones did u buy? The new elevated low rise straight fit?
     
  14. CoconutBanana

    CoconutBanana Senior member

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    Hey- which ones did u buy? The new elevated low rise straight fit?

    I believe so they're low rise and have the selvage lined coin pocket.
     
  15. iwhelan

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    I picked up the Elevated Standards straight fit jeans through the web site, which meant paying full price but I had gift cards. I also had to get a strange size that is usually not carried in stores (30x34). I was hoping that these would be a good buy for the price (free in my case, but $88 didn't seem that bad) but I was not impressed upon arrival. Just for reference, I have a pair of Nudie RRDS and APC New Standards. Those two jeans are very different from each other but the denim seems to have some really great qualities. The denim in the gap jeans just seemed way too lightweight. They didn't even seem like jeans, but maybe more like trousers. The denim was so smooth that it had virtually no character. I was hoping for a fit that was "standard"... something between my APC NS and my RRDS, but maybe I was wrong in thinking I would like the fit. It was just a bit too blah. Maybe the low-rise/slim fit would be better but since I'm already not impressed with the quality of the denim, I think I'll just return these. I know these are meant to be a lot less expensive than APC or Nudie, but if the denim was just a bit heavier (I have owned GAP jeans in the past with more substantial denim), they might have been decent enough to keep. I guess it all depends on what you're used to or what you expect.

    -Ian
     
  16. Reggs

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    I got some, sized down two.

    I had to steam both sides of the legs where they were folded so it didn't develop a vertical fade. As far as being too similar to NS, My NS are 34 long and stack well when I wear boots, the Gap jeans are 32 with a slight break. That's the difference that makes it worth it to me.

    I think I'm going to cut the leather label off.
     
  17. tonio028

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    leg opening on skinny? leg opening on straight?

    I just picked up a pair of the new low rise straight in dark indigo at my local gap on sale for $35 this weekend and the leg opening is about 8". I must say, for a pair of Gap jeans at $35, the fit is fantastic. I must've tried on about 6 pairs of Levi's as well, and nothing compared. After converting to high end denim, I never thought I'd see the day (until kids and a family start up) that I'd purchase Gap denim again. I'm glad I did. I'll get fit pics up soon.

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  18. obeserabbit

    obeserabbit Senior member

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    I got some, sized down two.

    I had to steam both sides of the legs where they were folded so it didn't develop a vertical fade. As far as being too similar to NS, My NS are 34 long and stack well when I wear boots, the Gap jeans are 32 with a slight break. That's the difference that makes it worth it to me.

    I think I'm going to cut the leather label off.


    could you clarify on how you steam the legs? i think i have the problem of vertical fading

    I just picked up a pair of the new low rise straight in dark indigo at my local gap on sale for $35 this weekend and the leg opening is about 8". I must say, for a pair of Gap jeans at $35, the fit is fantastic. I must've tried on about 6 pairs of Levi's as well, and nothing compared. After converting to high end denim, I never thought I'd see the day (until kids and a family start up) that I'd purchase Gap denim again. I'm glad I did. I'll get fit pics up soon.

    thx, looking forward to fit pics
     
  19. tonio028

    tonio028 Senior member

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    ^ Fit pics added to my post above.
     
  20. kit99bar

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    local gap has tons of them on sale for 40. They just felt too soft and thin for me to be interested. I'm also not a fan of the coin pocket's selvage showing
     

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