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What's the most you've paid for a pair of jeans?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by amirrorcrackd, Jan 14, 2005.

  1. amirrorcrackd

    amirrorcrackd Senior member

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    Just curious, as another post recently pointed out that varying opinions on the value of jeans are rampant, even within the confines of the Styleforum. So, how much was the most you've ever paid, what were the jeans, were they worth it, and would you pay more under the right circumstances?

    I'll start:

    $198.00 for a pair of PDC; got them home, decided I hated them and returned them.
    $175.00 for a pair from Hugo Hugo Boss; wearing them right now, love them.

    I would pay more, if I found the right pair.

    Dan
     
  2. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    $59. Plus, $25 to have the waist tailored. No way I'm spending any more than that.

    (I say that now, but two months from now...guess who comes home with a pair of PDC's?)

    Jon.
     
  3. shoreman1782

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    $120 for Diesel Kratts in 2000. I was astonished at myself, but absolutely got my money's worth. I would pay more if I found a pair in-person that I liked as much; my $89 or so sevens are close, and fit me pretty great.

    In between these are a bunch of outlet levis, where I've found premiums and the Type 1s that came out a couple years ago , all for like $30.
    Also just got a pair of Wrangler 47s that I like for $76 - but would have been disappointed if I'd paid full price, I think.
     
  4. nightowl6261a

    nightowl6261a Senior member

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    Well as the cheap scape that made the point, I will answer that, $75, and I thought I was crazy but the were RL, and I liked the way they fit. But not on an everday basis would I even contemplate that for something I might wear once a week.
     
  5. scnupe7

    scnupe7 Senior member

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    $148 for each of my three pair of Sevens. My PDC's were $138, as I got them 20% off.
     
  6. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Senior member

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    $95 for my PDC 2-year LTD just last Saturday at the Louis sale. Definitely worth the money, indeed even worth a bit more (so I felt like I got a REAL bargain because I paid below my BATNA price).
     
  7. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Paid $150 for my second pair of Paper Denim's - the now defunct ICN Clone, about 3 or 4 years ago now.  I still have them, and they are still quite wearable, although a little threadbare around the crotch and butt.  The color on them is terrific, a faded dark blue with a greycast, and with a distinct striated pattern found only on well aged, quality denim.  They've aged better than any jean I've ever owned, including jeans from brands noted for aging well like A.P.C.'s, Denime's, Edwins.  And 3 years the way I wear jeans is about 10 years in any regular person's world...   Put it this way, I completely wore out a pair of (the newer) Paper Denim 1-years in just under 1 year.  I'm talking about threadbare crotch, a butt that needed to be patched, and holes (from wear, not deliberately put there) in both knees that were patched, worn out again, and were repatched.  I have them still.  If anyone in the Boston area doesn't believe me, P.M. me, and I'll show you.  A pair of 2 year old A.P.C.'s have faired only slightly better. Hey don't make'm like they used to...

    Anyway, to get back on point, they were pretty much brand new to the market then, and I couldn't get anyone I knew to get a pair for me on the cheap, so I sucked up the price. Since then, I think that most I've spent is $135, on the now souvenir value only pair of GTO 1-years I described above.

    (Of course, my original pair of Paper Denims I gave away (to my regret) on my move east - a precursor of the now familiar LTD model.  Didn't like the higher rise, but regret giving them)
     
  8. Renault78law

    Renault78law Senior member

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    I think I paid around $190 for a pair of Diesel Snakex around five years ago. Yup, more than retail, but they had just been discountinued and they are still my favorite pair of jeans.

    More recently, I bought some Gucci jeans for $150ish that retailed for $400(ish?). Sorry, numbers are fuzzy and I can't find the thread right now...
     
  9. drizzt3117

    drizzt3117 Senior member

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    $118 for a pair of Seven jeans, still my favorite pair of jeans (although I wear PDCs much more often and only wear these when going out, but they are a perfect high contrast wash)
     
  10. Bradford

    Bradford Senior member

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    I paid probably $80 once for a pair of Girbaud's - back in 1990 - when they were the thing.

    Currently, I have a pair of Lucky's that I got for $39.99 at Nordstrom Rack and two pairs of Levi's 550 that I got for about $20 at Costco.

    Sorry - I can't bring myself to pay more for jeans.

    Bradford
     
  11. nightowl6261a

    nightowl6261a Senior member

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    My man....thanks....I need some help here sounding SANE...
     
  12. dah328

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    $125 for a pair of Diesel Kuratts which are hands-down the best-fitting pair of jeans I've ever worn.  Bought two more (authentic) pair off ebay for $80 and $40.

    Prior to that, $100 for Hugo Boss jeans that had a pretty cool wash, but I didn't appreciate fit as much back then.

    For an item of clothing that gets as much wear as my jeans, $125 is a reasonable price to pay for good quality and good fit.  When I start wearing my yet-to-be-acquired moleskins and flannels instead of jeans, I'll curtail my jeans expenditures.

    dan
     
  13. A Harris

    A Harris Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    $100 after shipping for PDC LTD's on ebay. I generally pay less, but don't regret the purchase, they are worth it.
     
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    I paid $187 for a pair of JP Da'Mage. I'm a big denim fan, or should say i was, now i've moved on to suits and the like don't know what one is worse.
     
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    Wow that brings back some memories. I had a couple of pair of Girbauds back in '93, my sophomore year of high school.
     
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    I paid $200 a piece for both pairs of my Ermenegildo Zegna jeans. They are worth every penny to me.
     
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    $240 for some Rogans. I don't regret it - the most comfortable pair i've ever owned, and i wear them every weekend.
     
  18. Mike C.

    Mike C. Senior member

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    Jeeze... you guys really don't spend that much on jeans. I've been over the $200 mark half a dozen times. The most expensive being a pair of tar/wax finished Sandy Dalal jeans for $250.... funny thing is I wore them a total of once. Most recently I dropped a deuce for 2 pairs of Ernest Sewn in the Filson model, in September. I haven't worn one of them yet (will be returned) and the other I wear about 2-3X a week.
     
  19. paul44

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    I'm with nightowl and Bradford.  Jeans are casual pants, no matter how you slice it (and I don't recommend slicing them, either).  Khakis are casual, too.  As are cords.  And the rest.  I save my money for tailored clothes.

    Penney's has the standard $29.99 always going for 505s and 550s; that's fine for me.  I wear them when grocery shopping, cleaning the tub, mowing the lawn; you get the idea.  I'm not walking a runway.

    Bill's Khakis, on the other hand....  Well....  Nice pants, but I still feel a bit guilty doing yardwork and the such in $90 trou.
     
  20. nightowl6261a

    nightowl6261a Senior member

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    OK....new Grenson price.....$250.......caue if you will pay that for a pair of jeans, then everybody lied about $200 being a breaking point.




























    Gotcha......but man, that much for a pair of jeans, I have got to bring this up at dinner Sunday with Ken, he will even be astonished I think.
     

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