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Nice Dry Jeans for $65

evilgeniusdan

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From what I've heard, the denim is pretty meh, construction so-so, and generally, not worth the price when you can frequently get deals on substantially better jeans in buying and selling/supermarket. Either that, or Gap gough for 20 bucks, which is probably nicer denim anyways.

Some people like CM though.
 

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I saw Cheap Mondays in person for the first time yesterday (other than quick glances at Barney's) and was neither impressed nor disappointed. They weren't the fantastic bargain some believe them to be, but I didn't think they seemed to be of particularly terrible quality, either. They'd be a decent buy at $35 or $40, but at $65 before shipping, not so much (IMO, of course).
 

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They are not a bad pair of jeans, I like mine, but after Say mentioned it to me, you can see through them if you hold them up to the light after a bit of wear.
 

tundrafour

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Originally Posted by blackplatano
RRL is way better
Perhaps, but it's not really a very fair comparison. Cheap Monday is much more easily accessible in a wide variety of sizes and cheap at its normal retail price; finding a pair of RRLs in your size is a matter of timing and luck and they're much more expensive than CM at retail (and often around the same price-- or sometimes more expensive now-- as CMs). I happened to get two pair of the Japanese-made RRLs for less than $30 a piece, but it wouldn't exactly be reasonable for me to present them as an alternative to STFs or Goughs.
 

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Originally Posted by tundrafour
Perhaps, but it's not really a very fair comparison. Cheap Monday is much more easily accessible in a wide variety of sizes and cheap at its normal retail price; finding a pair of RRLs in your size is a matter of timing and luck and they're much more expensive than CM at retail (and often around the same price-- or sometimes more expensive now-- as CMs). I happened to get two pair of the Japanese-made RRLs for less than $30 a piece, but it wouldn't exactly be reasonable for me to present them as an alternative to STFs or Goughs.
Coming from a RRL owner, true. I've seen the selvage CM's on CaliRoots for $70. Has anyone seen them upclose?
 

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how are these RRLS? seller says theyre made in USA though...
rrllo0.jpg
 

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They look like the more-recent generation, the last one I believe before the ridiculous ass branding. If I'm not mistaken, they measure large by an inch or so.

Really can't vouch for the denim itself since this is when RRL stopped using Japanese selvage (although I think they went back?). I've been curious to pick up a pair since the pairs I own are from the earlier generations.
 

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yea they run large by an inch which is fine....anyways i believe these are selvedge from the outseam.. just wondering about quality....they're like 50
 

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If they're in your size, I'd probably get them. $50's cheaper than CM and I can almost guarantee will wear/last much better and longer. A little slow to fade but I still consider them to be some of the best denim I've felt.
 

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