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The Unbranded Brand Jeans

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by mejoshua, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. Peter1

    Peter1 Well-Known Member

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    Bought a pair back in September and managed to get some decent combs going, but today the button popped. Debating throwing a no-sew dungaree button on, but should probably just grab a pair of EP's or something instead.

    So...walking past local UO today, saw big sale signs. Unbranded selvedge for $30...woohoo!

    Grabbed 2 pair each 33w and 32w (straight and taper), went to dressing room. Started with 33w taper, great fit, nice stiff feeling 14.5 oz denim, and a short back yoke -- the way I like it. But after bending over a few times the top block looked a little baggy so thought I could go with 32s. So as I unbutton the waist, the button plate pops off. A closer look reveals an incredibly thin pot metal shank holding button together.

    Fail. [​IMG]

    The frustrating thing is for, say, $5 more they could have used top quality hardware.
     
  2. mystillwater

    mystillwater Well-Known Member

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    The frustrating thing is for, say, $5 more they could have used top quality hardware.


    pretty picky for $10 jeans.
     
  3. commodorewheeler

    commodorewheeler Well-Known Member

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    So...walking past local UO today, saw big sale signs. Unbranded selvedge for $30...woohoo!

    Grabbed 2 pair each 33w and 32w (straight and taper), went to dressing room. Started with 33w taper, great fit, nice stiff feeling 14.5 oz denim, and a short back yoke -- the way I like it. But after bending over a few times the top block looked a little baggy so thought I could go with 32s. So as I unbutton the waist, the button plate pops off. A closer look reveals an incredibly thin pot metal shank holding button together.

    Fail. [​IMG]

    The frustrating thing is for, say, $5 more they could have used top quality hardware.


    pretty picky for $10 jeans.

    Yeah, you get what you pay for.
     
  4. Mistral

    Mistral Well-Known Member

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    So...walking past local UO today, saw big sale signs. Unbranded selvedge for $30...woohoo!

    Grabbed 2 pair each 33w and 32w (straight and taper), went to dressing room. Started with 33w taper, great fit, nice stiff feeling 14.5 oz denim, and a short back yoke -- the way I like it. But after bending over a few times the top block looked a little baggy so thought I could go with 32s. So as I unbutton the waist, the button plate pops off. A closer look reveals an incredibly thin pot metal shank holding button together.

    Fail. [​IMG]

    The frustrating thing is for, say, $5 more they could have used top quality hardware.


    Should have just copped a pair of Momo's instead...
     
  5. blazingazn

    blazingazn Well-Known Member

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    anyone want to kop me a slim straight in a 30-31, i'll make it paypal worth your while.

    also i can get stuff from wings horns whenever a sample sale comes up, so sweet deals for you.
     
  6. Peter1

    Peter1 Well-Known Member

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    pretty picky for $10 jeans.

    Not when I have to walk around with no top button[​IMG]
     
  7. Cheese1

    Cheese1 Well-Known Member

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    pretty picky for $10 jeans.
    To be fair, they retailed at $80 but I agree.
     
  8. mystillwater

    mystillwater Well-Known Member

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    well, for $20 you can have a pair of selvedge jeans with a custom top botton. that's a pretty damn good deal still.

    i've been wearing my Tapereds for about a week straight. they softened up pretty quickly and have streched slightly in the thigh and waist. i didn't take measurements to being with so not sure how much has changed. they went from not very comfortable to pretty comfortable. that's all i was hoping for. they bleed alot of indigo. i'm a little worried about my furniture. and they're staining my sneakers more than any of my other Selvedge projects.
     
  9. areyounoob

    areyounoob Active Member

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    does the urbanoutfitters in vancouver still have them on sale?
     
  10. slacks133

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    I got the tapered blacks, probably the best pair you can get for the price. Got it for $40 odd. Fits like NS.
     
  11. j.y

    j.y New Member

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    any body willing to help me buy a pair of skinny 30s n ship it to me? ill pay alittle more.. the san antonio urban outfitters just suck..
     
  12. notwithit

    notwithit Well-Known Member

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    ^ You can still get them online, albeit not on sale, if you're looking for indigo. The grey skinnies are still $40 online, at least last I checked.
     
  13. Arntor

    Arntor New Member

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    Hey dudes, I have been lurking this forum for a few days now and am wondering what would be a good pair of jeans to wear extensively. I want to keep it under $120 and my "measurements" are 29W and 30L. (according to the tag on my Levi's). Sorry for being a noob, I have only begun to strive for sartorial success since last week.
    Also I want it to downplay any brand name, I want to have a unique pair of jeans but I don't want to flaunt the cost or brand, just the quality of the denim.
     
  14. GraphicNovelty

    GraphicNovelty Well-Known Member

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    Hey dudes, I have been lurking this forum for a few days now and am wondering what would be a good pair of jeans to wear extensively. I want to keep it under $120 and my "measurements" are 29W and 30L. (according to the tag on my Levi's). Sorry for being a noob, I have only begun to strive for sartorial success since last week. Also I want it to downplay any brand name, I want to have a unique pair of jeans but I don't want to flaunt the cost or brand, just the quality of the denim.
    What cut of levi's. Also, the denim quality isn't out of this world, just better than your average. At your price range, you can also probably go naked and famous on sale at Tobi or something with a discount code (there's a million of them floating around), which are slightly better than the Unbranded brand (which is made in china rather than canada). BTW you can go about flaunting it by cuffing to show off that sweet selvedge line
     
  15. Arntor

    Arntor New Member

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    Levis Regular Fit 505
     
  16. C-Note

    C-Note Well-Known Member

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    If you could take a tape measure to measure your actual waist it'd help out a lot more with sizing, it's good to know for virtually all brands of jeans too

    Btw this is because of how many of the raw denim brands might use vanity sizing, sometimes they might be smaller than the tagged size, etc. It's more difficult to get through conversions from other jean sizes because of these differences so people typically just use their true waist and go from there
     
  17. walkintothefire

    walkintothefire New Member

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    I'm loving these, I just got the black tapered in a 30 and they're perfect. I didn't expect to like the tapered the best but the fit is just right in my opinion. Stiff as hell at first but a few wears in and they're feeling better every time. I also picked up a pair of indigo skinny 33's but they're a bit too big in the crotch and upper thigh area for me. They're brand new and I'm looking to trade or sell them to get a pair of indigo tapered in 30's if anyone has got them.
     
  18. lwkeung

    lwkeung Well-Known Member

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    I've been wearing my Indigo Skinny for 2 months now.
    They are tagged 33, but when measured, they were about 32. Now they have stretched to about 33
    I hear that tapered model are TTS.

    Went to a local UO and was sad to see that the denim is now 13.5oz ... :[
     
  19. Cheese1

    Cheese1 Well-Known Member

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    I've been wearing my Indigo Skinny for 2 months now.
    They are tagged 33, but when measured, they were about 32. Now they have stretched to about 33
    I hear that tapered model are TTS.

    Went to a local UO and was sad to see that the denim is now 13.5oz ... :[


    My tapered ones are a little larger in the waist than my straight pairs. Not much though, I sized down so it worked out fine.
     
  20. notwithit

    notwithit Well-Known Member

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    I picked up some grey skinnies in a 30 (my normal size), and I'm pleased with them. The quality is lower than most of the jeans I wear, but that's what I expected. I like the cut and the color, and I appreciate the long inseam.

    If anyone has a pair of indigo straights in a 29 that they want to part with (or can find some on sale at a local UO), I'm potentially interested.
     

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