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The Unbranded Brand Jeans

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

  1. cfrp

    cfrp Well-Known Member

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    I do agree with the button. Another complaint is how small the pockets are. If you use one of those big screen touchscreen phones it barely fits in the pocket. I use a galaxy note and it fits in like 3/4 of the way.

    I actually like the starch. I find it helps with the combs and wiskers.

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    Blue owl is expecting to have them on sale by the 22nd.
     
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  2. PhiPsi32

    PhiPsi32 Senior member

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    UB is just fine for an entry level raw denim. Especially if you don't have a local vendor where you can inspect the goods and try on washed once models (unsanforized jeans).

    I started with the UB 201s. I wore them for about six weeks. The build quality was satisfactory but I didn't like the fit. So I recently acquired a pair of 101s (Thanks Jay!). Much better, but I probably should have gone down one more size. Even so, I'm happy with them. And the cost was minimal to experiment with the different cuts. For me, it was a good experience to have before considering selvage in the $300-$400 range.
     
  3. maltess

    maltess Senior member

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    I live in Spain , so I have to either find a US proxy, (customs are getting very pussy now at days and even if the proxy send it as a present I will have to pay some extra taxes) or order the umbranden brand at denimgeek in the UK, they sell them more expensive than in the US, plus shipping from the UK, so in the end and either way I pay like a 100 dollars for a pair of UB301.

    Thats why I am trying to find if is worthit or I am going to start with crotch blowouts, fallin buttoms etc.in a couple of moths
     
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  4. PhiPsi32

    PhiPsi32 Senior member

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    I've been wearing mine about five days a week with no problems. I don't expect any broken buttons as I didn't size down at all. But it could happen I guess.

    If I had to order from out of country, then I might look for something locally first even if it's a bit more expensive. But anyhow, let us know what you decide. And best of luck!
     
  5. Crump's Brother

    Crump's Brother Senior member

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    just got my unbranded chinos in the mail tonight

    took pics of them and my unbranded jeans so people could see the comparison

    both the skinny model, size 32 waist

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    obviously they a bit tighter than the jeans...can't recall if my jeans fit that tight when i got them

    i feel like Kramer when got a pair of jeans when wearing the chinos

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  6. Mint Forest

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    Is size 32 your normal size for jeans/pants? Is the quality good for the price? Is the material thick?

    I can't make out the navy one too well. The beige one looks like glossy/shiny?. But they look nice. I'd like to get them but I can't decide whether to go one size up or TTS.
     
  7. Invictus146

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    Also got my chinos in today - 1 pair in straight and 1 in skinny. I usually pick up size 30 jeans (~31 true waist), however these really do fit TTS, at least initially. Unfortunately the sizes I got both are quite a struggle to get on (30 in straight, 31 in skinny). I personally was planning to wear these just as pants (machine washes, after all no fades to think about), so I think they're going back especially as I'm hearing they don't stretch out much and I managed to snare some other chinos in the WvG firesale. Can anyone else confirm the lack of stretching in the chinos? Might go in for the skinnies again but size up to 32.

    That said, the material is great and I do like the cut, especially of the skinny chinos (the and I straight is reasonably slim overall, but I could do with more taper).
     
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  8. JSLi

    JSLi New Member

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    So I got unbranded's - Size 28s. I have a 30 waist size in levis, but most my jeans measure to about 31. I manage to button 3 with difficulty if I wear them where I normally wear them, and all 4 if I pull them up. I've worn them for about a day now with them "up" and my hips are sort of bruising (I have to pull REALLY really hard to button them.) I can't return them as I already had them hemmed. Do you think I should stick with them? I need them to stretch about an inch to wear them...
     
  9. flatspotting

    flatspotting Senior member

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    Hmmm after reading this I think I have to look at some UB chinos... What do you guys find is the best place purchase them online?
     
  10. musica22

    musica22 Active Member

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    BlueOwl[​IMG]
     
  11. Crump's Brother

    Crump's Brother Senior member

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    I'd say I'm normally a 32" waist...maybe 33"

    They do have a slight gloss

    the material is a bit thicker which is why I like them...think dickies

    Get a couple sizes if unsure

    I think I got 32" and 33" when I got my jeans from urban outfitters...they have free returns so there's no loss
     
  12. Mardi

    Mardi Member

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    So I find very cool denim. I also like to get into the store of Denim

    lg
     
  13. Mint Forest

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    Thanks. I'll probably go TTS. I checked UO's site and I didn't know they started carrying sizes below 30 waist for the both slim and skinny chinos. I was originally looking at blue owl for the skinny chino.
     
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  14. Tate Yoko staff

    Tate Yoko staff Well-Known Member

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    If you are in Vancouver just go to Chrome Yellow in Gastown.
     
  15. flatspotting

    flatspotting Senior member

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    Thanks for this!

    Will have to go take a look!
     
  16. halcyon725

    halcyon725 Well-Known Member

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    They carry them online at Nordstrom now. Noticed them a day or two ago. Seems online only, but may expand to B&M...
     
  17. Somar

    Somar Senior member

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    For those who are interested in the Unbranded 21oz. Found out that they are available now on rue+state webshop! Damn these are tempting!!!! haha
     
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  18. lwkeung

    lwkeung Senior member

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    Just wanted to share my pair. They're retired as of early Novemeber.
    Skinnys. Sized up 1.
    2 wash, 2 soaks.
    2 years.

    Top button popped off at ~18-19 months. So no complaints there.

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  19. musica22

    musica22 Active Member

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    gj nice fade, if only the top button doesn't comes out :/
     
  20. cfrp

    cfrp Well-Known Member

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    The fit seems to be looser than the straight fit they normally carry.. Where is the skinny and tapered? Why don't they have size 29? o.0
     

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