The Unbranded Brand Jeans

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

  1. lemmywinks

    lemmywinks Senior member

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    Sometimes I really want to do an experiment and put all the SF members in a room and do a blind test of things they want and throw in some Abercrombie and Polo and Brooks Brothers and Zegna and H&M and UO and everything on the rainbow and see what they come out with.
     
  2. whodini

    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    I'm on a budget for some nice jeans, would these be better or the Gap selvedge jeans?
    You should probably not use the word "nice" when comparing these jeans or Gap. If you're on a budget and looking to buy at retail, you should be concerned more with fit than fabric. I'd say you can worry about both if you're bargain hunting at sales or ebaying for deep discount stuff.
     
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    I also swung by UO the other day partly to check these out. There really was nothing at all remarkable about the jeans or the denim. For the price, why not just buy some raw 511s? The denim felt and looked about the same as the 511s, but maybe a couple ounces heavier. For $40, they might be worth trying, but it is hard to consider spending $80 on them when you can get RRLs for about the same price off Ebay or B&S.

    For what it's worth, there are some guys over on sufu who are getting decent fits with these jeans.
     
  4. A Fellow Linguist

    A Fellow Linguist Senior member

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    I also swung by UO the other day partly to check these out. There really was nothing at all remarkable about the jeans or the denim. For the price, why not just buy some raw 511s? The denim felt and looked about the same as the 511s, but maybe a couple ounces heavier. For $40, they might be worth trying, but it is hard to consider spending $80 on them when you can get RRLs for about the same price off Ebay or B&S.

    For what it's worth, there are some guys over on sufu who are getting decent fits with these jeans.


    I think the fit is where the difference is with these. I can't speak to anyone else's experience, but I haven't been satisfied with levi's fits. UO stuff usually makes it to the sales racks fairly quickly, so it's not unreasonable to think that these can be had at levi's prices. That said, I still think it's a better option to get some nice jeans cheap from B&S.
     
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    You should probably not use the word "nice" when comparing these jeans or Gap.

    If you're on a budget and looking to buy at retail, you should be concerned more with fit than fabric. I'd say you can worry about both if you're bargain hunting at sales or ebaying for deep discount stuff.


    I'll rephrase it, I'm not looking for top of the line jeans. The jeans I have now are chip&pepper, diesel, ferragamo, and a pair of zara. I'm looking for some jeans of good quality as well as good fit. I know the gap or unbranded brand (retarted name btw) aren't top of the line jeans, but I don't have much cash to shell out and I need a couple more pairs.
     
  6. whodini

    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    I'll rephrase it, I'm not looking for top of the line jeans. The jeans I have now are chip&pepper, diesel, ferragamo, and a pair of zara. I'm looking for some jeans of good quality as well as good fit. I know the gap or unbranded brand (retarted name btw) aren't top of the line jeans, but I don't have much cash to shell out and I need a couple more pairs.
    I already gave you suggestions.
     
  7. cgurr

    cgurr Active Member

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    I already gave you suggestions.

    I was asking opinions on the gap and unbranded jeans which you said nothing about except saying I shouldn't call them nice. I'm aware than I could *possibly* pick up a nice pair off B&S however there's very rarely a size 36 for sale.
     
  8. Synthese

    Synthese Darth Millennial Dubiously Honored

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    Last time I checked ebay, which was maybe yesterday, there were approximately 80,000,000 pairs of RRL raws in size 36, to say nothing of the ocean of other well-made, well-fitting jeans that were readily available at prices ranging from 30-400 dollars. I suggest that, if you can wade through the crap.
     
  9. KitAkira

    KitAkira Wait! Wait! I gots an opinion!

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    I was asking opinions on the gap and unbranded jeans which you said nothing about except saying I shouldn't call them nice. I'm aware than I could *possibly* pick up a nice pair off B&S however there's very rarely a size 36 for sale.
    Actually 36s aren't uncommon..... more common than 28 and under sizes [​IMG]
     
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    zissou Senior member

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    28 and under is more common than 32![​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  11. cgurr

    cgurr Active Member

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    I think I'll just go the store and try them on. I don't trust ebay and they only had 66 pairs in size 36, all of which are over 100. I really don't have any clue about good fitting jeans so I wouldn't buy them without trying them on anyway. Gap/UO seem to be the only brands for decent jeans in that area.
     
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    From what hypebeasts thread says, these are made from naked & famous
    They fit pretty good from what I tried.
     
  13. brad-t

    brad-t Bae Blade

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    From what hypebeasts thread says, these are made from naked & famous
    They fit pretty good from what I tried.


    Wow. If that's so, it's quite surprising ...
     
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    If "unbranded" is an UO in-house brand like some people have been throwing around, then that selvage buzzword markup might be true. I'm not sure if these are actually raw, or just a raw color, but UO is selling these for 49 bucks. IIRC BDG is an in house UO brand. http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban...sp?id=14525083 Versus the selvage ones for 78. Although imo, the selvage ones really don't look that bad if you can deal with the cut. (Some people might even like that sort of cut) Not to mention they'll be in Urban Outfitter's bargain bin in a couple months for half the price they are now.
     
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    ppllzz Senior member

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    hey how are ferragamo jeans i was thinking about buying a pair
     

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