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Discussion in 'EDC Clothing' started by 1ofmany, May 17, 2011.
Way late to this, sorry. Those are sugar canes.
I used to wear only Wrangler, now I own a single pair of Duluth's Ballroom Jeans (christmas present). While I still love my Wranglers for most days, I will admit the Duluth's are very comfortable. They're just not a style I tend to buy.
I prefer DicKies Carpenter pants but I get most of my jeans as gift's so I wear what I get.
levi's 501s have been my goto jeans for awhile now. Course i go to lucky when they are on sale at around $30 they've been good quality and stand up to washes in the years.
My favorite jeans are wrangler boot cut... not that I wear a lot of boots, they just seem to fit well. I'm not sure if there is a difference in department store wranglers and big box store wranglers, but amazingly (I have trouble believing it myself), I found my favorite pair of wranglers in a walmart on the cheap. Actually, I'm wearing them right now. Even with the ripped bottom cuff and hole in the pocket, they're still my favorites. I think the reason I like them is because they're roomy and reasonably thin and that's how I tend to like jeans.
I'm part of the small few here who are into premium Japanese denim (I actually found this website a couple years ago through a denim forum, hence my 2010 join date ). While I understand how ridiculous it may be to pay $300+ for a pair of jeans, I shrug it off since I only buy a new pair every 2-3 years. Well worth the price considering I wear them almost everyday. The construction and craftsmanship is top shelf and witnessing the slow fading process of raw denim over time is akin to watching the beautiful aging process of premium leather! Plus it feels like I'm suiting up in armor every time I put my pants on.
Jeans will be jeans though, so just wear what you are comfortable with ^^
what are you wearing in this picture? i like the fading and they look nice and thick. i want to get a pair of selvedge/raw jeans but i still havent decided what exactly i want yet. im thinking something in the naked and famous weird guy fit
In that particular pic I'm wearing 19cm made in Japan Diors. Their actually not that thick(maybe 14oz which is why I love wearing them during the summer). Definitely not as thick as my 19oz Samurai s5000bk, but more comfortable .
The Weird Guy fit seems to be quite popular amongst the newer crowd from what I've heard. Check out www.selfedge.com and www.blueingreensoho.com for two of my favorite denim spots. They both carry amazing brands worth taking a look at. Get a pair of raw selvedge and you will not regret it! Unless you sit on a white couch...that's a no no. I'd recommend you physically going into the stores if at all possible. That way you can get measured and have your jeans hemmed accordingly. If not, Selfedge offers free worldwide shipping and you can let them know how much you want hemmed.
Sorry, didn't mean to ramble on so much...I have no affiliation with either companies mentioned above. Just a happy customer ^_^
A little Off-Topic, but have any of you tried the whole never-wash-your-jeans-but-stick-them-in-the-freezer thing? Read about it, and am a little skeptical . . .
These by far are the toughest pants I've ever owned. Aside from
Filson Tin cloth pants, I havent seen anything better. Great fit, utility for us EDC nuts! Even has leather re-enforcement on the front pocket so my tape measure does'nt tear up the cloth. Top notch!!
Lol I'll try to answer this but other people's experiences may vary.
In short. I put them in the freezer, but also gave them a hot soak and they didn't smell.
I'll share with anyone interested my brief knowledge of denim based on past experiences.
*****SKIP THIS IF YOU DON'T CARE!! Just my two cents.*****
With raw denim, if you wash too many times too soon, the jeans will lose it's indigo. Leaving you with faded light blue jeans all the way through. Defeating the purpose of buying raw.
By going longer periods of time without washing, the indigo will slowly wear at normal areas of stress(ie: back of the knee, thighs, etc.). This leaves you with a completely unique fade, personal to your lifestyle! The harder you wear your jeans, the more beautifully they will fade! Or at least the contrast in color will be more defined.
I wash my jeans at least twice a year by hand in my bathtub. I recommend this at least during the beginning of your purchase. Washing raw denim in your washing machine could stain it blue! By waiting until most of the 'loose' denim is gone, you no longer have to worry about that. I soak my jeans in the bathtub with hot/warm water whenever I feel like they're getting 'grimy'. This removes dirt and other contaminants from the denim.
Washing is definitely recommended for your jeans! This will help to retain the strength of the threads, allowing you to wear your jeans for that much longer!
I'll stop it here. Hope I didn't just waste your time by making you read all this. You looked! Best wishes! Take care everyone!
No, I find this totally interesting. Thanks for the information. I'd like to purchase a pair of raw denim (Japanese) jeans but don't know where to start, really.
http://www.selfedge.com/ If you see anything you like, call the San Francisco store to ask about sizing. Some premium denim lines are vanity sized, so you have to size down one or two sizes to get the best fit. There is also shrinkage to consider.
If I could afford Filsons, I wouldn't be wearing Riggs...
Maybe if I plug them enough, Filson will give me a "local blogger discount", or something... Hey, a guy can dream, can't he?
Love my Texas Jean Co jeans.
Another vote for Kuhl. The Ryder pants are simply awesome, and I have a pair of their shorts too that I have been living in all summer, and they still look great. As far as denim goes, I used to wear Levi's, but I can't find a style that I like anymore since they started making all the skinny jeans, so I have a pair of Lee's now that are great. I usually have a hard time finding pants that fit me correctly, as I have kind of big legs from all the kung fu and mountain biking, but Kuhl pants always fit great, wear soft yet tough, and have some nice pockets for my stuff.
Hold on a tic.
There's something else besides Levi's?
I really like my Mountain Khakis
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I've been sticking with Tellason/Cone Mills. It is not as good as the Japanese stuff, but it is not $300 either.
Great thread! Raw denim stuff is interesting, enjoy reading about it but I am way too CHEAP!
I have been thinking seriously about the Riggs and I just read thru this post, nice to see so many good comments on then. Especially for the reasonable price they go for a a local farm supply.
Gonna have to stop in there and look at those again!