1. And... we're back. You'll notice that all of your images are back as well, as are our beloved emoticons, including the infamous :foo: We have also worked with our server folks and developers to fix the issues that were slowing down the site.

    There is still work to be done - the images in existing sigs are not yet linked, for example, and we are working on a way to get the images to load faster - which will improve the performance of the site, especially on the pages with a ton of images, and we will continue to work diligently on that and keep you updated.

    Cheers,

    Fok on behalf of the entire Styleforum team
    Dismiss Notice

The Unbranded Brand Jeans

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

  1. non boring

    non boring Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    56
    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2009
    Location:
    San Francisco
    The people who shop there act like their too alternative for the mall brands and mainstream designer labels... even though UO's entire M.O. is to rip off those exact things.

    bingo. only time i go there is to raid their sale accessories bin to see if anything is worth buying. i'm just glad the "Getting Lucky in Kentucky" phrase type of shirts haven't resurfaced. Yet...
     
  2. ConcernedParent

    ConcernedParent Senior member

    Messages:
    4,234
    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2009
    Location:
    West Coast is back for all you suckas
    I will going to urban in a few days, will report findings.
     
  3. seany

    seany Senior member

    Messages:
    366
    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2008
    I tried the skinny jeans on in size 30, they were super tight on me, and super long (aka stacking x10)

    The inseam def had to mesure over a 34-36.

    I'm a 30 in inseam, so I didn't buy them. But the jeans themselfs were very stiff, and I would love to see some of you guys breaking them in.
     
  4. Robert

    Robert Senior member

    Messages:
    5,315
    Joined:
    May 18, 2008
    Location:
    Asheville, NC
    This is the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard.
     
  5. a-rock

    a-rock Senior member

    Messages:
    630
    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2007
    It looks like online the only option is 34 inseam no matter what waist size you select.
     
  6. brad-t

    brad-t Senior member

    Messages:
    18,535
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2008
    That's disappointing. I was hoping for an affordable (Less than $100) and decently cut jean that I could pick up as gifts for friends.

    levis?
     
  7. Davidko19

    Davidko19 Senior member

    Messages:
    2,411
    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2008
    Worse than the jeans are hypebeast posters.. eugh. These almost look like an off-shoot of a larger company who don't want to tarnish their image by releasing a substandard collection.

    You telling me a guy with the screen name "Bag of Dicks" is wrong???
     
  8. ma1

    ma1 Senior member

    Messages:
    382
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2009
    Everyone gets so snobbish when something new appears. These look like decent cheap jeans.

    If you want a chuckle read the first five pages on the naked & famous thread before they got big. So much scoffing without even seeing them.
     
  9. KitAkira

    KitAkira Senior member

    Messages:
    8,628
    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2008
    lol@Sept.09 lecturing about what everyone does. If you want a pair of cheap, crappy jeans, buy them. If you want a pair of quality denim, shell out
     
  10. c00kz

    c00kz Senior member

    Messages:
    865
    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2009
    Location:
    Oakland
    lol@Sept.09 lecturing about what everyone does. If you want a pair of cheap, crappy jeans, buy them. If you want a pair of quality denim, shell out

    This is no place for such rational thinking.
     
  11. whodini

    whodini Senior member

    Messages:
    18,144
    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2006
    Location:
    Loretto, KY
    I can think of a few brands for $280 that do that
    Yiiikes.

    Guess I "lucked out" with my JS.
     
  12. malefic

    malefic Senior member

    Messages:
    210
    Joined:
    May 10, 2009
    There's also a thread about them at Hypebeast.
    bahahaha, at least they have well-educated and articulate mods, right? -->
    That's right, folks, the Reaganomics of fashion is best explained as poor people copying what rich people are happening well at. Good god.
     
  13. airportlobby

    airportlobby Senior member

    Messages:
    1,625
    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2007
    I have a pair of LVC 47s with the patch over the yoke as well - seems like an authentic touch. No big deal to me. I find some of the problems I've had with APCs less forgivable (as well as KMW and other brand's selvage coin pocket). Anyway, I wouldn't dismiss these jeans out of hand. I'm not buying them, but whatever.
    Yiiikes. Guess I "lucked out" with my JS.
     
  14. theom-

    theom- Senior member

    Messages:
    3,074
    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2008
    The talk "wack as fuck" at hypebeast, but they do have a point. I really hope dry denim doesn't become some hipster thing now.
     
  15. slide13

    slide13 Senior member

    Messages:
    1,562
    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2007
    Location:
    Waterloo, WI
    Ummm...are people really that concerned about the patch going over that seam? If so....there are a lot of jeans out there that have that going on. I was thinking it wasn't that abnormal so I went browsing around real quick and found these which all exhibit it to one extent or another. There are jeans from Momotaro, Sugar Cane, Iron Heart, Flat Head, and Samurai. Seems to be fairly common depending upon the cut.

    Am I missing something?

    http://www.contextclothing.com/item.php?id=1232

    http://www.contextclothing.com/item.php?id=655

    http://www.selfedge.com/shop/index.p...roducts_id=297

    http://www.selfedge.com/shop/index.p...roducts_id=213

    http://blueingreensoho.com/site/inde...mart&Itemid=28
     
  16. Listi

    Listi Senior member

    Messages:
    2,915
    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2008
    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    The talk "wack as fuck" at hypebeast, but they do have a point. I really hope dry denim doesn't become some hipster thing now.
    I see so much dry denim and selvage and nudies at my school now... All still shiny shit because these kids think that's why you buy it. And even my Ande Whall's are stitched over the yoke and they're great jeans.
     
  17. seany

    seany Senior member

    Messages:
    366
    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2008
    Ummm...are people really that concerned about the patch going over that seam? If so....there are a lot of jeans out there that have that going on. I was thinking it wasn't that abnormal so I went browsing around real quick and found these which all exhibit it to one extent or another. There are jeans from Momotaro, Sugar Cane, Iron Heart, Flat Head, and Samurai. Seems to be fairly common depending upon the cut.

    Am I missing something?

    http://www.contextclothing.com/item.php?id=1232

    http://www.contextclothing.com/item.php?id=655

    http://www.selfedge.com/shop/index.p...roducts_id=297

    http://www.selfedge.com/shop/index.p...roducts_id=213

    http://blueingreensoho.com/site/inde...mart&Itemid=28




    shhhhhh, no truth allowed in topics that involve mall brands on SF.
     
  18. DrZRM

    DrZRM Senior member

    Messages:
    1,079
    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2008
    Location:
    Albuquerque, NM
    That's fucking hilarious, sitting here in a pair of Ironhearts and as I read the digs about the patches it never occurred to feel my patch until this post. Yup, my S634s also have the patch totally stitched over half of the yoke. It this really a SF groupthink critique, or did it just come out of nowhere? Never bothered me before, not going to worry about it now.

    Ummm...are people really that concerned about the patch going over that seam? If so....there are a lot of jeans out there that have that going on. I was thinking it wasn't that abnormal so I went browsing around real quick and found these which all exhibit it to one extent or another. There are jeans from Momotaro, Sugar Cane, Iron Heart, Flat Head, and Samurai. Seems to be fairly common depending upon the cut.

    Am I missing something?

    http://www.contextclothing.com/item.php?id=1232

    http://www.contextclothing.com/item.php?id=655

    http://www.selfedge.com/shop/index.p...roducts_id=297

    http://www.selfedge.com/shop/index.p...roducts_id=213

    http://blueingreensoho.com/site/inde...mart&Itemid=28
     
  19. mlyngard

    mlyngard Senior member

    Messages:
    2,127
    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2009
    Location:
    I'm not angry, I'm from Philly


    Those threads that have been linked look a bit like the blind leading the blind. "Not a bad deal for $80" is pretty relative considering the probable quality of the denim knowing UO. The fact that they're selvage is probably how they're able to con people into buying $40 pairs for double.
    .


    But don't we when we buy APC, or more especially, KMW, Samurai or (name another Japanese brand)?? That's a pretty common markup in the garment industry, isn't it?

    they also fit like shit.

    Do they?

    I'm liking the better-than-levis-and-another-option-to-APC idea. However, for a little more I can get me some gap or jcrew jawnz. I guess I would have to be pretty sold on these to fork it over to UO.
     
  20. mlyngard

    mlyngard Senior member

    Messages:
    2,127
    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2009
    Location:
    I'm not angry, I'm from Philly
    That's fucking hilarious, sitting here in a pair of Ironhearts and as I read the digs about the patches it never occurred to feel my patch until this post. Yup, my S634s also have the patch totally stitched over half of the yoke. It this really a SF groupthink critique, or did it just come out of nowhere? Never bothered me before, not going to worry about it now.


    Did it feel nice?

    I think they meant the poorness of the application of the patch, how it's thin and stretches over the waistband seam. I think...

    Don't bother me none.
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by