The Unbranded Brand Jeans

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

  1. airportlobby

    airportlobby Senior member

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    You running around shirtless? How often is your coin pocket exposed? The patch-over-yoke looks about nine million times worse than a selvedge coin pocket that is only shown in the rare time that my top is pulled out of the way.

    Or maybe the shirt is tucked in? Beside what kind of idiotic logic is this - the top of the coin pocket is on about the same line as the bottom of the leather patch on most jeans.

    I'm does with this thread. I spent 15 minutes thinking about these jeans, and that's 15 too many.
     


  2. whodini

    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    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.
    It has been for ages. Don't you live in LA?
    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.
    True, but my point was this:
    I think they meant the poorness of the application of the patch, how it's thin and stretches over the waistband seam.
    That patch looks like a piece of nylon than it does leather.
    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?
    You mean retail markup isn't 2.2-2.4??? MIND BLOWN. No, I meant that knowing how UO operates, especially in-house brands, they could be selling these jeans for $40 RETAIL but thrown in the selvage buzzword and they suddenly have to be priced comparatively to Gap, Good Society, etc.
    Well look at the yoke itself, it's a straight line. All other examples you posted have a proper carrier that angles up. Now look at the UO jeans, nearly straight across. That means that the patch is massively oversized in order to go across it. While the brands you chose tend to use large patches, they look nowhere near as big as the UO patches (although this could just be due to the fucked up proportions, it'll still look weird)
    I could be wrong but this was the impression I got, too. Something just looks off.
     


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    It has been for ages. Don't you live in LA?

    True, but my point was this:
    That patch looks like a piece of nylon than it does leather.

    You mean retail markup isn't 2.2-2.4??? MIND BLOWN.

    No, I meant that knowing how UO operates, especially in-house brands, they could be selling these jeans for $40 RETAIL but thrown in the selvage buzzword and they suddenly have to be priced comparatively to Gap, Good Society, etc.

    I could be wrong but this was the impression I got, too. Something just looks off.


    Hardly see anyone with raw denim, but I guess that is because I live in pasadena. I'm not hip enough for the west side.

    About the patch, it looks jsut as bad as the levi's "leather-like" patch. I'd much prefer naked and famous slab of butta patches.
     


  4. KitAkira

    KitAkira Wait! Wait! I gots an opinion!

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    Or maybe the shirt is tucked in? Beside what kind of idiotic logic is this - the top of the coin pocket is on about the same line as the bottom of the leather patch on most jeans. I'm does with this thread. I spent 15 minutes thinking about these jeans, and that's 15 too many.
    Ew, tucking into jeans looks far worse than an exposed selvedge line on the coin pocket imo [​IMG]
     


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    robbie Pleading Poverty

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    these are just this years model crappy selvage jean from UO. like the ones from last year that a lot of folks bought [myself most notably] which lost rivets on the first wear and fit like shit and had insane QC issues. the name of the brand is escaping me. I thought they were rad, but i'd be hessitant giving Uo 80 dollars for a pair of anything.
     


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    I could be wrong but this was the impression I got, too. Something just looks off.


    Just checked out a bunch of yokes and I know what the problem is. All of the higher end japanes/repro brands (brands that pay alot of attention to cut) have more angular yokes where the loops are sewn onto the yoke seam. My crates and my KMWs do not have this. I think this definitely determines how the seat fits.
     


  7. whodini

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    Hardly see anyone with raw denim, but I guess that is because I live in pasadena. I'm not hip enough for the west side.
    Pas is hardly a hipster scene, though. Silverlake, Los Feliz, Echo Park, and further west to places like Abbot Kinney are all overrun by raw.

    Even in Old Town I've seen kids in Nudie, APC, FH, etc.
     


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    these are just this years model crappy selvage jean from UO. like the ones from last year that a lot of folks bought [myself most notably] which lost rivets on the first wear and fit like shit and had insane QC issues. the name of the brand is escaping me. I thought they were rad, but i'd be hessitant giving Uo 80 dollars for a pair of anything.

    Academi
     


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    Pas is hardly a hipster scene, though. Silverlake, Los Feliz, Echo Park, and further west to places like Abbot Kinney are all overrun by raw.

    Even in Old Town I've seen kids in Nudie, APC, FH, etc.


    I've seen APC but not flat head.
    Gotta pay more attention and look at more guys butts i guess.
     


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    Pas is hardly a hipster scene, though. Silverlake, Los Feliz, Echo Park, and further west to places like Abbot Kinney are all overrun by raw.

    Even in Old Town I've seen kids in Nudie, APC, FH, etc.


    Raw is overrunning everything. I live in SGV and I see raw washes on every kid- all the mall brands carry some form of slim/skinny raw jawn (of questionably quality) now. Not to mention an Ashin influx over here= lots of hypebeast/sneakerhead culture, and we all know that now equals APC, Flathead, Imperial denim everything.
     


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    Academi

    yes.

    akademi were last years Uo mediocre offering of 80 dollar-ish denim.
     


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    skinny model from the sufu thread
     


  13. whodini

    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    Raw is overrunning everything. I live in SGV and I see raw washes on every kid- all the mall brands carry some form of slim/skinny raw jawn (of questionably quality) now. Not to mention an Ashin influx over here= lots of hypebeast/sneakerhead culture, and we all know that now equals APC, Flathead, Imperial denim everything.
    Get Smart frequents Old Town more than I do and he's told me about seeing some stealthbeasts from time to time. Don't know about SGV, though. The kids I see when I'm around there are dressed like... kids.
    akademi were last years Uo mediocre offering of 80 dollar-ish denim.
    And we come full circle to my point about making regrettable purchases by trying to match what's on paper to the price instead of looking at the bigger picture. I wore those Akademis twice. Total fucking garbage.
     


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