Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gker, Dec 11, 2002.
I've been around and I haven't seen any anywhere. Anybody know where I can find some?
Caban on Queen St. W in downtown Toronto. It's right across the street from Footlocker near Muchmusic. Be prepared for sticker shock though, IIRC they're $220CDN plus tax. They also have Earl jeans at $190CDN plus tax (of which I snagged four pairs at Winners for $80CDN each..)
Really? I always thought Caban was just Club Monaco's IKEA heh. Never really ventured in there for that reason too.
Thanks. Maybe I'll go check it out tonight.
I thought so too, but I happened to be wandering around there killing time, and I saw a SALE sign so I went in - lo and behold, PDC jeans. They also carry a Caban line of basics (jeans, Ts, sweaters) which is Old Navy-ish in style and quality (but not price.)
I noticed many of you wear PDC jeans from the "What are you wearing now" posts. I have never heard of these jeans before- what makes them so much better than regular old Levi's? Needless to say I don't wear jeans very often since 90% of the time I am wearing a suit.- I only own four pairs and two of them are corduroy.
Paper Denim & Cloth jeans are hand-sewn in the US from premium American, Japanese and Italian selvedge denim. They come in a variety of cuts and finishes that favor classicism over "over-the-top" trendiness, and they fit and feel great.
Whether they're worth what they cost is a matter of debate for any premium jeans, but I'd say that PDC comes closer to justifying the high price than, say, Diesel, Energie, Versace, Armani, Gucci or Dolce & Gabbana jeans. If you're going to spend over $100 on jeans, they should be made as well as PDC.
I think Levi's Premium is comparable in quality, and slightly lower in price as well. Helmut Lang is also comparable, but the HL cuts support fewer body types. Specifically, guys with well-developed legs complain about HL's narrowness. (This will never be my problem: HL jeans are a perfect fit for me.)
I have yet to try Dior Homme jeans, but I have a suspicion that they're closer to Gucci than to Lang or PDC. They're certainly not worth the absurd premium. (I think they retail for @$400 US.) And even my inner rock star won't let me take Cavalli jeans seriously.
I have a favorite jean that's relatively cheap- Tommy Bahama relaxed fit (again ducking invective from LAG)...My waist isn't that large for my size, but my thighs definitely are.
Anyone tried them? Their cotton is INCREDIBLY soft and comfortable. This book research thing has given me a whole new appreciation for fabrics with soft hands. I've had mine since March, so I'm not sure about durability. They are starting to fray at the bottom, but I wear them A LOT.
I'll have to check out PDC- saw them in the Beverly Ctr last time I was in LA at Politix I believe. Maybe I was scared by the price tag, and should have tried a pair on.
A little over a month ago, I saw PDC jeans selling for $70 at Loehman's two blocks south of the Beverly Center. Â Of course, they were all size 33, but anyone who happens to be in the L.A. area might want to check Loehman's out.
I'm going to have to visit that Loehmans, and the Filenes basement in Boston. The Filenes in Chicago had a few good items, but nowhere near what PeterMetro posted.
That Loehmans usually has some good deals, especially of less well-known or less desirable designers. Samsonite Black Label jackets were selling for $50-80 this summer (I am not a big fan, but considering that they are $400+ retail, a good deal). James Perse Tees run between $10-$30 when they are in stock. Valentino Uomo suits were running at $199 at one point. And I saw a super Neil Barrett jacket at $129 - would have gotten it if it was would've been in my size. Stick to Yoox for Gucci and Prada, though.
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