OMG the rumors were true!!!

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by JoMak_NYC, Sep 15, 2006.

  1. cheapmutha

    cheapmutha Senior member

    Messages:
    1,890
    Likes Received:
    69
    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2006
    Location:
    Jacksonville, fl
    premium to me means very little. i like to use artisan to describe japanese repros to people who dont know, just to differentiate from what people think of as premium, you know, 7, diesel, etc... nudies seem like some sergio valentes to me... i like the rugged look of repros or thier vintage forebearers
     


  2. JoMak_NYC

    JoMak_NYC Senior member

    Messages:
    296
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2006
    see... thats why id never get designer denim... i dont want to be afraid to live in my jeans. with my canes, i feel like i could wear them riding bulls and be fine, but if i had a pair of nudies or some other fashion brand id try to keep them nice.

    What I find weird is Nudie now being casted into the fashion brand category. When everything you ever read about them is teh opposite. They are suppose to be anti-fashion and WORN HARD!!! As you would your canes or lees or wranglers. Not petted and pampered. I would more class Rock n Republic as a fashion brand - along with TR's and 7FAM's.

    The jeans in my rotation are there to be worn and though they cost as much and in some cases more than those popular fashion brands - I don't feel compelled to keep them 'nice'.
     


  3. cheapmutha

    cheapmutha Senior member

    Messages:
    1,890
    Likes Received:
    69
    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2006
    Location:
    Jacksonville, fl
    yeah, i know... i guess its just the cuts, especially the ralph. when i see poeple wearing them i dont think "oh, those are some tough looking jeans"
     


  4. JoMak_NYC

    JoMak_NYC Senior member

    Messages:
    296
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2006
    yeah, i know... i guess its just the cuts, especially the ralph. when i see poeple wearing them i dont think "oh, those are some tough looking jeans"

    Granted, but to get the desired effect 'most' dry Nudie wearers want - you gotta live in the jeans. Don' be afraid to sit on a concrete wall, skate, ride in em. I don't do anything out of the ordinary in mine (i'm a lazy ass) but I think jeans meant to be worn like this have gotta be built Ford tuff. Or they'd fall apart b4 that 6 month wash mark. Right?
     


  5. cheapmutha

    cheapmutha Senior member

    Messages:
    1,890
    Likes Received:
    69
    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2006
    Location:
    Jacksonville, fl
    well... ive seen a number of non selvage nudies rip in the crotch from skating before the first wash. and with the selvage versions as expensive as a pair of repros, or more expensive, i dont think its would work for me.
     


  6. JoMak_NYC

    JoMak_NYC Senior member

    Messages:
    296
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2006
    I hear ya - Repros are on my wish list TRUST ME. It took me a while to warm up to them. I am really feeling the more rugged look of them. And they have more texture than say Nudies.

    Not sure what I'd go for but I'll do teh research closer to when I am ready. Thank God for BIG. Those guys are great!!
     


  7. denimdestroyedmylife

    denimdestroyedmylife Big Winner

    Messages:
    4,649
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2006
    Breaking in RRDS with success gave me confidence and made me feel like a BIG MAN. Working on SC Hawaii's (natch indigo) has emasculated me. I wanna see how I do with a Japanese synth indigo repro. [​IMG]
     


  8. Augusto86

    Augusto86 Sean Penn's Mexican love child

    Messages:
    6,776
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2004
    Location:
    A Cave in Afghanistan
    see... thats why id never get designer denim... i dont want to be afraid to live in my jeans. with my canes, i feel like i could wear them riding bulls and be fine, but if i had a pair of nudies or some other fashion brand id try to keep them nice.
    ACtually, I wear my Nudies to do the dirtiest work - fixing motorcycles, digging, rigging lighting, even surfing once. And I still haven't washed 'em! Although - *sniffle* - they're baggy bjorns, so they don't wear like RR's or god help me slim jims. I have one rule with denim - they will NEVER crunch my balls or be tapered. True straight leg is the maximum slimness I'll tolerate, and even then, I prefer a little flare. I don't care if every man, woman, and child is wearing crotchugger(sic?) denim, I will stick to my bootcut and baggy jeans.
     


  9. montecristo#4

    montecristo#4 Senior member

    Messages:
    12,263
    Likes Received:
    18
    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2004
    Location:
    Reagan Country (Massachusetts)
    I just donated about 5 pairs of Ralph Lauren jeans to Goodwill. After collecting APC, Sugarcane, PDC, Samurai, Rogan, and Kohzo, I never wore the old ones any more.
     


  10. advan031

    advan031 Senior member

    Messages:
    226
    Likes Received:
    20
    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2006
    I haven't touched any of my Diesel jeans since March...doh
     


  11. HEWSINATOR

    HEWSINATOR Senior member

    Messages:
    1,050
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2006
    Location:
    Edmonton
    Cane Repros, probably not what I would call designer, nor though, SSDS. Some of the other jeans in both lines definatley are.
     


  12. haptronic

    haptronic Member

    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2006
    i give away my jeans i don't wear....and i still have too many imperial duke raw and black washed, tsubi joeys black, helmut lang black, apc cure, skull 5010xx, the flat head 3001, calve thai repros...i am hard on all my jeans even the fashion jeans like the tsubis... two days ago i learnt the meaning of handing on the good stuff...a friend who collects [he has alot of jeans] found out i was after a lEvis type 3 jacket...and he gave me a late 60's blanket lined with a crazy almost acid wash look [from being left in the sun...he had been given it by another collector in the early 90's...i am to keep it as long as i wear it and then give it to someone who will appreciate it...the cycle continues...
     


  13. cheapmutha

    cheapmutha Senior member

    Messages:
    1,890
    Likes Received:
    69
    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2006
    Location:
    Jacksonville, fl
    i give away my jeans i don't wear....and i still have too many

    imperial duke raw and black washed, tsubi joeys black, helmut lang black, apc cure, skull 5010xx, the flat head 3001, calve thai repros...i am hard on all my jeans even the fashion jeans like the tsubis...

    two days ago i learnt the meaning of handing on the good stuff...a friend who collects [he has alot of jeans] found out i was after a lEvis type 3 jacket...and he gave me a late 60's blanket lined with a crazy almost acid wash look [from being left in the sun...he had been given it by another collector in the early 90's...i am to keep it as long as i wear it and then give it to someone who will appreciate it...thecycle continues...

    thats the way to do it hap.... and if you have anything you dont want anymore send it my way...[​IMG]
     


  14. Dick Danger

    Dick Danger Senior member

    Messages:
    187
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    May 30, 2006
    6 months no wash, enh, for me 2 months no wash was enough.

    They need to be ford tuff, need to ride bulls, and sit on concrete, but can't wear 'em in the rain. [​IMG]
     


  15. cheapmutha

    cheapmutha Senior member

    Messages:
    1,890
    Likes Received:
    69
    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2006
    Location:
    Jacksonville, fl
    They need to be ford tuff, need to ride bulls, and sit on concrete, but can't wear 'em in the rain. [​IMG]
    see... i dont understand that. id wear mine in the rain. shit, mine are usually dripping when i take them off, but with sweat not water. oh... and mine have gone 3 days no wash and i can barely stand the smell right now.... its bad.
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by