The Unbranded Brand Jeans

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

  1. RRL CLOTHING

    RRL CLOTHING Senior member

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    Keep drinking that Kool-Aid.

    Must suck paying $400 for jeans when there are $80 jeans out there that use the same quality Japanese denim. But you know, people like Kiya won't become millionaires by selling jeans for $80!

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  2. cyc wid it

    cyc wid it Senior member

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    Fades aren't really all that make jeans good... and I'm actually wearing W+H, RRL's and Diors at the moment. You really can't compare them to the repro construction.
     
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  3. cuponoodles

    cuponoodles Senior member

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    Just wanted to put in a nod for the chinos. I got the 33 and 34 skinny chinos shipped to my house (from UO). Fabric is heavier and more substantial than traditional chinos, and they have a beautiful, deep navy color that's hard to find. I was super into them, except for the problem that they simply would not fit. It was a spectacle getting them on and off, and they were noticeably tight in the thigh. I'm not sure if I could/should have stayed with the 34s and hope that they stretched, but I"m not entirely sure how much chino stretch you get (I mean, they aren't denim), so I opted to return them. If they fit well they'd be real keepers, though. I think I'm going to get the 'slim/straights' which seem to have a slightly wider leg, and I'll report back with any additional findings.
     


  4. ben2t

    ben2t Senior member

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    What? Thats why i said no offense to those so called denim heads, some of them has nothing to show inside their head and now I am not allowed to compare a $400 a pair of jeans vs one that is less than $100 per pair of the same weight and most probably of the same quality, you dont understand what MARKETING AND BRANDING then, just check the photos of my unbranded and show your $400 dollar jeans side by side and let others judge if i am delutiing my self then. IT IS NOT LIKE COMPARING FERRARI WITH KIA. Its just a fucking jeans.
     


  5. lesamourai

    lesamourai Senior member

    Have you worn any of the jeans that you're comparing your unbranded jeans to? If not then please stop.
     


  6. ben2t

    ben2t Senior member

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    "Repro construction"! By the way just for the record this Unbranded is my 1st raw denim while i still have my TRUE RELIGION JEANS that cost more than $300 each and of course my DIESEL JEANS and i still love those not because they are superior in quality but because they fit nice and they cost $300 each dammed it and not everybody can can afford one. But for the moment i am still enjoying the evolution of my very first raw denim UNBRANDED UB201. I have nothing against SAMURAI AND IRON HEART they will be my next project after i tried the UNBRANDED 21OZ. A person need not to be a HARVARD OR MIT grad to be able to know which jeans is of highest quality in terms of "repro construction".
     
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  7. ben2t

    ben2t Senior member

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    I tried the Iron Heart, yhe flat head, emperial and strike gold at SELFEDGE LA. And i drive and owned a BMW if uou need to know denim geek. How about uou do know what are you talking?
     
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  8. ben2t

    ben2t Senior member

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    I removed the photos so as not to attract more "DENIM DICK HEADS" pretending to be denim heads.:D:D
     
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  9. ben2t

    ben2t Senior member

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    :D:D
     
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  11. transient

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    Dude, calm down. No one is trying to put down your unbrandeds. This forum isn't even as obsessed with high end denim like some other boards. Your jeans are fine, and better than most when considering the public at large.

    Having said that, the Diesel/TR you posted does look like shit however.
     


  12. ben2t

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    Hehehe thats why i am a raw denim convert man.:):):)
     


  13. lesamourai

    lesamourai Senior member

    

    Congratulations, you and thousands of other people drive BMWs. Oh wait, I drove one too. That said just because you 'tried them on' doesn't give you any experience as to how they wear over time when compared to Unbranded. I find it hilarious how you say a poor person such as yourself can only dream about owning 'SAMURAI' or 'IRON HEART' while you brag about driving a BMW and owning True Religion and Diesel jeans. HILARIOUS.
     
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  14. cuponoodles

    cuponoodles Senior member

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    Not trying to sound like a dick here, but who cares? The issue or instance of 'quality' in denim is not only incredibly subjective (does anyone here work with fabric or actually make denim jeans? How do you determine the true 'quality' of the fabric anyway?), but I highly doubt that anyone here, besides the occasional jeans-wearing jaunt outside, is an experienced enough fabric expert to sing the praises of one particular type of denim over another. I don't know enough about fabrics, but I do know enough about weaving and fabric strength that denim, regardless of its overall construction or sourcing, is an extremely durable textile. I'm sure people can complain all they want about 'justifying' the high quality price of a $300 pair of jeans, but it's a true story that my $30 H&M jeans are going very strong after 3 years of every day (literally) wear. You are paying for a label, and you are paying for the right to say you own a $300 pair of jeans. Trying to disguise it as something else and justify it through words like 'high quality', 'great stitching' and strong adjective use is an exercise in self-delusion. In other words, having a dick-measuring contest in a context one knows little of and based purely upon an entirely misinformed reference point is every definition of silly.
     


  15. lesamourai

    lesamourai Senior member


    His sole argument was that since all three are 21 oz denim the Unbranded jeans are clearly just as good while being a fraction of the price. Hardly valid criticism. That said if you pick up a pair of H&M denim in one hand and, well, any other brand we've talked about in this thread, in another it's pretty easy to feel the difference. Fabric quality aside you're also paying for the cut, dye, and yes, for the name as well, however the name is hardly the sole thing you're paying for as with many designer jeans. I have an American Apparel sweatshirt that has lasted me four or five years, does that mean it's as nice as a loopwheel knit from Buzz Rickson? I mean, it's not like we can determine the actual quality of the fabric right?

    brb gonna sell all my clothes and rebuy my outfit at h&m cause fabric is fabric kay
     
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