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i never thought i'd see wrangler jeans listed for $125. at least that's the price on builtbywendy's site. yipes. is wrangler 'cool' now or something?
 

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i never thought i'd see wrangler jeans listed for $125. at least that's the price on builtbywendy's site. yipes. is wrangler 'cool' now or something?
Wranglers have been at least moderately cool (affiliated but different company) in Europe for a while now. Â All the traditional American jeans companies are seeing the advantage of having a foothold in the increasingly lucrative "premium" denim market. Â So yes, *some* Wranglers are cool now. Â But you can still expect to see your $18 high rise stonewashed specials at Kmart (or does Kmart just carry Lee?) just as you can pick up Levis for under $30 anywhere. Â Personally, I see nothing (right now, haven't seen them in person) particularly special about the Built by Wendy jeans, but those *are* some sweet jackets - imo a good alternative, and better suited to wearing with jeans, than the not ubiquitous (often pinstriped) longer cut sports jacket that everyone, and I mean everyone (even Paper Denim has a version) is now making. Â Sad. Â I, the less heat sensitive people in LA, and pretty much everyone under 35 has been doing this (casual, tight sportsjacket with a hoodie - mine was first a boxier, very heavily textured Hugo Boss, than a very, very slim Emporio Armani) for about 3-4 years now (I did it three years ago - follower.) Â But now that Justin and Pharrell puts it out on MTV, every teenager with access to an Urban Outfitters will be doing it.
So true. I started wearing hooded stuff under blazers/sport coats/suits when I first saw Dogma, but now I'm really getting sick of the look, and it's a shame because I still think it looks great. The first jacket I used was a very slim black velvet blazer that I got at a thrift store. Can't remember the name of the brand, but it was made in Poland. The best way to individualize the look as I see it is to do what you are doing; use jackets with more unconvential fabrics (cords, denim, or satin if you're a fancy boy...). I also have these painted tipless gloves by Yoko Devereaux that I wear often with long-sleeved jackets that do well to personalize the look. Now that I think about it, I'm really not worried anymore. Perhaps I'll pick up that tan Built by Wendy corduroy blazer.
 

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mr LA Guy, any opinion on koneHELSINKI jeans out of finland, if you've heard of them that is ....
 

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www.konehelsinki.com the english part of the website never seems to work but if you click on the finnish language part, find konekauppa, which is a webshop (http://193.94.160.8/konekauppa/) and there are some extreme examples of their work to give you some idea of what they produce
 

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those are some ZIPPERS.

i might wear them if i were single, going to a club, and wanted everyone to look at my 'package for delivery'.

minus the zipper, i kinda like the third one down: Pitkälahje sininen. it's interesting, anyway.

the finnish language is crazy. it's as if the japanese colonized northern europe a thousand years ago, and then left.
 

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