- Apr 27, 2008
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+1 on 3sixteen, LVC and RRL. Sl-100x and st-120xk, LVC 505 1967 raw, RRL 1 wash slim straight. The sl-100s are about 12 years old, have probably been worn at least once a week for most of that time and are still going strong. Some fraying here and there, a few loose threads, but still up for 1-2x weekly wear. And the LVCs are like steel. Hard as nails at first, but after about 6 years of weekly wear and wash, nicely broken in.I suppose it would be my 3sixteen SL-100x or the SL-100xk (which is just the unsanforized version of the sanforized SL-100x). I don't think they go with sport coats (I don't really wear denim with sport coats often enough anyway). But I think the cut is fairly versatile across a wide range of casualwear wardrobes. As a result of that, I mostly bring those when I travel, so I have some fond memories associated with those jeans -- traveling to Canada to see my family, living in Russia, visiting Italy, climbing the Great Wall of China, etc.
At the moment, I mostly wear RRL. But if I had to throw away every pair except for one, I would probably keep the 3sixteens for those reasons. They're more versatile and I have positive memories associated with my particular pairs.
Hard to beat the cost per wear on a great pair of jeans...