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Who gives you crap about your jeans?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by kronik, May 24, 2006.

  1. kronik

    kronik Senior member

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    So.. anyone ever bust your chops for paying.. 150.. 250.. 500.. for a pair of jeans? [​IMG]

    My boss and one of my project managers were all over me today about my Baggy Bjorns. [​IMG]

    How about you?
     


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  3. Kent Wang

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    "One day, when you're as wealthy, successful and sexy as I am, spending $200 on a pair of jeans will seem natural."
     


  4. rnrswitch

    rnrswitch Senior member

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    I bust my own chops. I still think it is ridiculous to spend this much on fashion and vanity, but hey we are living in a material world and I am a material girl.
     


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    Nobody cares but me most times.
     


  6. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    I bust my own chops. I still think it is ridiculous to spend this much on fashion and vanity.

    it's an existentialist dilemma
     


  7. keal

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    I often wear funky shoes, so when it starts a conversation, I always mention my jeans and the price (usually around the $200.00 range) and that's the only way people notice. Other than that, they have no idea that the jeans aren't a $20.00 pair from the local Old Navy shop.

    I usually mention that no one minds paying $100.00 for a pair of sports shoes as casual wear or for the daily gym workouts. In 6 months to a year, the shoes get tossed. While a pair of jeans can last indefinitely, you're looking at a better value. When I get the "why pay so much when you can get a pair for less than fifty bucks" line, I repeat what I just said about the shoes.

    Once in a great while, someone will say "Nice shoes! Is that designer jeans? What brand?"

    Lunch is on me when I hear that [​IMG]
     


  8. montecristo#4

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    "One day, when you're as wealthy, successful and sexy as I am, spending $200 on a pair of jeans will seem natural."

    This is the right answer.
     


  9. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Senior member

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    I often wear funky shoes, so when it starts a conversation, I always mention my jeans and the price (usually around the $200.00 range) and that's the only way people notice. Other than that, they have no idea that the jeans aren't a $20.00 pair from the local Old Navy shop.

    I usually mention that no one minds paying $100.00 for a pair of sports shoes as casual wear or for the daily gym workouts. In 6 months to a year, the shoes get tossed. While a pair of jeans can last indefinitely, you're looking at a better value. When I get the "why pay so much when you can get a pair for less than fifty bucks" line, I repeat what I just said about the shoes.

    Once in a great while, someone will say "Nice shoes! Is that designer jeans? What brand?"

    Lunch is on me when I hear that [​IMG]

    Why would mention your jeans and the price?
     


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    i dont get shit about the price, but i generally have no reason to mention it - ie. people generally dont know. aside from that, most of the jeans i buy, with a few exceptions, arent all that expensive, in my opinion.

    my girlfriend constantly gives me shit about having so many pairs of jeans. like she can talk! [​IMG]
     


  11. Arethusa

    Arethusa Senior member

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    Why would mention your jeans and the price?
    Because resorting to crude classicism is apparently the only way to justify spending stupid amounts of money on jeans.
     


  12. Kid609

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    no one gives me crap about my jeans.

    I wear 30 dollar Levis for nice occasions and Carhartts when working in the yard.
     


  13. BioSore

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    Well, my friends give me crap for spending more than 60 bucks on jeans. But I suppose that comes with still being in high school. Luckily only 7 more days of that and then onto first impressions all over again. But honestly, you guys are right, its all about the hobby. I couldn't care less if people knew or didn't now how much I paid. In fact, the only reason people know that I have is because I've recently paid for a pair.

    Edit: Although lately I'm wearing $30 pair of GAP 1969's, a pair of 7's I got form TJMaxx for 40, and a pair of RL Brixtons for 30 or 40. Once my APC's and whatever else I order come in, though... I'll be set for a good while.
     


  14. Arethusa

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    I have a few pairs of 1969. They can be hit or miss, but some of it is a damn good value.
     


  15. BioSore

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    I have a few pairs of 1969. They can be hit or miss, but some of it is a damn good value.

    Yeah, I agree, but I"ve liked most of them. I wasn't going to get them until I saw them on the sales rack at the local store. Really, you can't beat these for 30 bucks. Plus my girlfriend loves them. It bugs me a little that they have a slight green tint, but I can deal with it... Its not too big of a deal.
     


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