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Which jeans should I travel in?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by nairb49, May 1, 2006.

  1. nairb49

    nairb49 Senior member

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    Going "backpacking" in europe for a month or so, I've decided only to take one pair of jeans, I reckon they'll get a good amount of wear, probably equivalent of 3-4 months in regular day usage, but with beaches, sitting on concrete etc etc, sped up process.

    So, I have a number of candidates that are all essentially raw and waiting to be broken in. Which should I take?

    APC NS
    Lee 101b repro
    SD103
    Edwin yoshi
    Filippa K


    p.s. I'm aware of the absurdness of this question, just thought it would be a humorous poll. Feel free to list reasons why, I obviously provided absolutely no info about how each fits etc etc.
     


  2. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    I'd go with the Lee 101b, prolly the roomiest of that bunch. I wouldnt want to wear fitted jeans while traveling under those conditions.
     


  3. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    PC NS - you don't have to wear them supertight. Wear them normal or slightly loose (i.e. you should be able to button up on first wear, but have no space at the waist). They wear in well, are relatively cheap, are relatively lightweight (a really tight woven 12 ounces) yet wear as hard as iron.
     


  4. nairb49

    nairb49 Senior member

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    Oh, I should have added, I already have all of these jeans, just choosing which ones get to see the world.
     


  5. ken

    ken Banned by Request

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    One pair of jeans... and another pair of pants, at least? One pair of pants isn't enough for backpacking to school, let alone Europe. Be wary.
     


  6. nairb49

    nairb49 Senior member

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    Hehe, I have shorts, in case it gets unbearably hot in jeans.
     


  7. whoopee

    whoopee Senior member

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    SD-103s. They look great and wear well too.
     


  8. ken

    ken Banned by Request

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    I don't know if you've got all this figured out yet, but here's my insight as a former backpacker:

    Shorts are a decent idea, but when I was there (in Summer) it didn't really get hot enough to wear them (different climate and such). I guarantee you'll be buying another pair of pants there if you only bring one pair (your primary pair will get soaked, ripped, vomited on, etc.) I'd bring two. The last thing you want to spend money on is clothes when you can barely afford beer (food is out of the question). Wear synthetic tops (Underarmor-type dealies). You can wash them in the sink and they'll dry quickly, so you only need two or three. Bring a few sets of insoles.
     


  9. seen

    seen Senior member

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    Pardon my ignorance, what are SDs?
     


  10. ken

    ken Banned by Request

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    Pardon my ignorance, what are SDs?
    Satan's Disciples. A Latino gang around Chicago. Kings watch out!
     


  11. Clockwork Muffin

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    SD-103s. I have a pair myself, and they're acquiring creases and whatnot much faster than my Sugar Canes. The more beat up they get, the better they look.

    I actually find myself looking forward to hard labor as a chance to break in my jeans [​IMG]
     


  12. Brian SD

    Brian SD Moderator

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    I voted for the Lees. Nothing better than a classic break-in on a classic pair of jeans.
     


  13. PG2G

    PG2G Senior member

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    Yeah, I think you should at least bring another pair as backup. Even if you don't intend on touching them, having them on reserve would probably be a pretty good idea.
     


  14. tweedlesinpink

    tweedlesinpink Senior member

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    PC [​IMG] I am fully in support of bringing another pair. ALthough a month's backpacking sounds like a delicious way to knock in a pair of pants. Where are you going in europe?
     


  15. VMan

    VMan Senior member

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    Those jeans are going to smell soooo fucking bad by the end of your backpacking trip.

    Good luck finding someone to pick you up if you need to hitchhike! [​IMG]

    I'll echo the posters who said to go with the most comfortable fitting pair.
     


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