160 thoughts on “How much do you pay for jeans?

    • Anonymous says:

      i buy n&f on Amazon to try on and figure out my size. of course i measure them too make sure and then i bought iron heart 21oz non fade blacks. they really feel good. hoping they do non fade dark indigo too.

      • Anonymous says:

        Yeah his was the only pair I’ve bought and I tried them on in person. Would not buy without trying size

    • Anonymous says:

      Whenever a guy rolls up/cuffs the bottoms of his jeans it makes him look short as heck. Like he’s wearing his dads jeans and they’re too long for his legs.

      • Anonymous says:

        why do people on here sperg about model/product photos showing cuffs? you really expect them to hem and throw away all those jeans just to take product photos?

        High contrast fades look horrible and I find the way richfags use them to fetishize the working class extremely embarrassing. Making a conscious effort to get a high contrast fade defeats the point. Your essentially just cosplaying as a "real man" who does "real work". I put my $250 pairs of jeans in the wash every week or two.

        literally whats the point of washing jeans constantly like that? i guess if i lived near the equator or in a jungle or somewhere so humid my jeans never dried out. when i was doing home remodels i maybe washed my jeans once a year. basically just only if i spilled shit or chemicals on them. indigo dye is extremely antimicrobial its pretty hard to get it to smell as long as you don’t live somewhere with the kind of humidity that makes them never truly dry out like southeast asia or something.
        low contrast fades do look better tho.
        the worst fades is when people buy pre faded jeans and the fades aren’t the same size as their thigh (almost every time)
        true "office dork/suburbanite fetishizing working class" is those pre-faded jeans normies all wear. its like bro your jeans are quite literally faded out by a mexican dude with a sandblaster to try to cheaply imitate the fades i get at work. sad!

        what’s the obsession with fast fades? pay hundreds of dollars and want to quickly fade it when you can buy prewash for like $30. i wouldn’t even think of wearing faded jeans if im ever going out with a girl.

        noobs want fast results on their first pair. understandable.

        https://i.imgur.com/vMZoj27.jpeg

        I love my 21 oz 888, but I walked into Self Edge the other day in Portland and saw a faded pair of Sugar Canes on their wall and was blown away at how vintage and drapey they looked. I immediately asked them for some nice 14-15 oz repros and they said they just got a stock of the Flat Heads which fit perfectly.

        TFH is one of those brands i’ve never bought but i keep getting a boner from. Probably because none of the stores I go to have it and I like to try stuff on. I’m close to Portland might have to try some on next time I’m down there.

      • Anonymous says:

        you got it backwards. the popularity of hemming jeans started with the more feminine "fashion" post war era of jeans along with stuff like skinny jeans. before ww2 and before jeans were a fashion item you just bought jeans that came in 1 size and if you were a short guy you had big cuffs. cuffing straight and traditional cut jeans is a nod to that.
        i cuff my work jeans for a very simple functional reason: they last much longer cuffed. once the fabric where i have it cuffed begins to crack and tear all i have to do is change where i have the jeans cuffed by a few mm and voila! i have brand new unhecked material at the hem.
        tapered jeans can look weird cuffed when not worn with boots though. for sure.

    • Anonymous says:

      I’ve got a pair of left hand twill sitting on my shelf, too lazy to get them hemmed, and after the soak they’re tight as heck in the rise. Meanwhile I picked up two pairs of wrangler mwz or whatever for 60 bucks in my exact size and they’re hecking amazing, other than one of the rivets falling off in the first wash lmao

    • Anonymous says:

      https://i.imgur.com/4WelpJS.jpeg

      Pretty much this, I have 4 pairs of N&F
      Indigo
      Light Indigo
      Black
      A second light indigo; I got the Jolyne x N&F collab because the back patch looked cool, never even watched JoJo
      Prices were from like $160 to $230 depending on weight

  1. Anonymous says:

    (OP)
    $12 to about $600
    my favorite raws were like $30 its all about the fit and how it works with your body.
    the more expensive loomstate stuff is hard to get the sizing right on & you can’t really try on the fit before buying because they shrink.

  2. Anonymous says:

    gap and banana republic selvedge regularly goes on sale for like $18-40 too.
    the fabric’s from kaihara mills, i assume their taiwan mill not their japan mill. very deeply dyed and incredibly slow fading but they do fade.
    its pretty similar to the old selvedge jeans uniqlo used to sell before they gutted their denim product line.

  3. Anonymous says:

    i mostly just buy levis on ebay now, so like 15-30. i cashed out on a pair of g-stars last month for 80 and i honestly love them, the cut is perfect. pic rel is a different wash but same cut. only complaint is the denim is thinner than i’d like. i bought 00s helmut lang classic cuts for a similar price a few years ago and while the denim is good quality they taper in a way i don’t really like

  4. Anonymous says:

    im an old man and i stopped wearing jeans when i was like 20 (/fashion/ was almost pretty good at the time)

  5. Anonymous says:

    Most I’ve paid is $265 for Grease Point jeans, and around $200 for my Momotaros. I’m toying with the idea of paying $400 for Iron Hearts but not ready just yet.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Selvedge denim is truly panda dunks for 30y/o software engineers they think you can just put them on and it solves the problem. I bear the selvedge cross for these goobers every day of my life.

    • Anonymous says:

      raw denim signals how much of a man you are more than any garment. its not for pencil neck office dorks like you. gotta do some real work to get good fades. then you’ll understand.

        • Anonymous says:

          https://i.imgur.com/TcFGREb.png

          $162 on my last pair

          All their stuff seems so similar to me I don’t know what to ever get

          • Anonymous says:

            its all about how it ages. n&f seasonal stuff you just kind of have to guess. the gimmicky side of their product line is very hit or miss i only really buy it if it doesn’t sell and goes on sale end of season. some of its very cool some of its duds. the non gimmicky side of their product line and all their non seasonal denims are pmuch guaranteed to be excellent for the price you pay as long as you get the right fit. when in doubt you can’t go wrong with the left hand twills they age great and they’re not seasonal.

          • Anonymous says:

            Nta, I got like three of the DBZ crossover jeans for super cheap. They’re all good quality and I like DBZ. A belt covers the leather so nobody sees the weeb shit unless you show them

  7. Anonymous says:

    Just spent $315 on some Flat Head straight tapered Levis repros. Been rocking Iron Hearts for the last 3 years and I wanted to try something more classic and light/mid weight

    • Anonymous says:

      i only wore 21+oz for my first decade or so of raw denim spergery.
      now i have a pretty vast collection going all the way down to 6oz 2×1 twill. i like my mid weight ~14-17oz denim the most. you tend to get a best of both worlds type fade with a good balance of low and high contrast out of it. it lasts the longest bc large yarns on heavy weight jeans may resist tears but they are more easily abraded. and its wearable year round from a hot summer day to negative temps if you got a pair of wool long johns to go with.

      • Anonymous says:

        I love my 21 oz 888, but I walked into Self Edge the other day in Portland and saw a faded pair of Sugar Canes on their wall and was blown away at how vintage and drapey they looked. I immediately asked them for some nice 14-15 oz repros and they said they just got a stock of the Flat Heads which fit perfectly.

  8. Anonymous says:

    it all looks sameish new but completely different a year in. with exp you can kind of just guess how it’ll go. the safer more boring stuff tends to age the best imo. they do a million gimmick jeans but you usually see brandon svarc and whatshisname wearing the basic ass lht’s and both say they’re their favorite pair they’ve ever ran. probably my favorite n&f too.

  9. Anonymous says:

    what’s the obsession with fast fades? pay hundreds of dollars and want to quickly fade it when you can buy prewash for like $30. i wouldn’t even think of wearing faded jeans if im ever going out with a girl.

  10. Anonymous says:

    High contrast fades look horrible and I find the way richfags use them to fetishize the working class extremely embarrassing. Making a conscious effort to get a high contrast fade defeats the point. Your essentially just cosplaying as a "real man" who does "real work". I put my $250 pairs of jeans in the wash every week or two.

    • Anonymous says:

      I put my jeans in the wash when they’re dirty or smelly. I would like a pair of jeans that don’t fade. But I also don’t hate Fades. I like it better than the washed out look.

      • Anonymous says:

        Wash inside out, no spin, woolite dark colors, 30°C at the most hot. You can roll them before throwing them in the washing machine. Do not let them sit at the washing machine afterwards, take them out and hang them to dry properly strteched. Eventually they will fade, but slower.

    • Anonymous says:

      >Your essentially just cosplaying as a "real man" who does "real work".
      maybe you’re not a real man and have never done a hard day of work in your life and are projecting this onto the rest of humanity…?

    • Anonymous says:

      >Your essentially just cosplaying as a "real man" who does "real work".
      Just FYI, this is you projecting yours insecurities about authenticity onto clothes. Plenty of the rest of us have no psychological hangups about fashion being a performance. It literally doesn’t go beyond skin deep, it’s clothes. You don’t need to be "from the culture" to wear it. Grow up.

    • Anonymous says:

      I’m european, american "workwear" or heritage is not considered workwear here because nobody who does manual labor wears that stuff to work. It’s considered part of americana, but less larpy because jeans and flannels have been part of casual or youth culture -on and off- sunce WWII.

      As

      >Your essentially just cosplaying as a "real man" who does "real work".
      Just FYI, this is you projecting yours insecurities about authenticity onto clothes. Plenty of the rest of us have no psychological hangups about fashion being a performance. It literally doesn’t go beyond skin deep, it’s clothes. You don’t need to be "from the culture" to wear it. Grow up.

      said I think you’re projecting too many concepts into clothing. It’s just jeans, they don’t mean a thing. Even the 500$ stuff are just jeans at the end of the day.

  11. Anonymous says:

    The most I’ve ever paid is $180 for some Trueys. Black Rickys w/ the white rope stitching. The other pairs are in the $80-$120 range. I can’t afford this shit but idc because they’re comfy.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Dont wear jeans anymore, stopped wearing them years ago. They look and feel wrong on me, I cant get a good fit.

  13. Anonymous says:

    serious question, why are some jean brands so expensive? is it just because they dont want to be seen as a cheap brand, or is the denim actually worth that much (somehow)?

    personally, i noticed jeans get expensive in the 2000s. before that they were appropriately priced. never saw a pair from a well known brand that cost more than $60. then levi and wrangler jacked up their prices all of a sudden.

    • Anonymous says:

      cheap jeans are made on projectile looms
      expensive jeans are made on shuttle looms
      https://www.heddels.com/2014/10/shuttle-vs-projectile-looms-whats-the-difference/
      then beyond that the price difference is largely the difference between jeans made by people fairly compensated in a first world country like japan/america/canada/etc vs jeans made with quite literal child slave labor.

      • Anonymous says:

        https://www.heddels.com/2014/03/history-osaka-5/
        >in the 2000s. before that they were
        you noticed correctly
        this should explain that
        >then levi and wrangler jacked up their prices all of a sudden.
        wrangler’s prices have been the same this whole time in america. i paid the same for my wranglers from 2004 as i did for my pair i bought last year. the leather patch being nerfed to plastic is the only real difference.
        levi’s jacked their prices up because they’re skirting on brand recognition and good will from their past making good jeans at a fair price. its like how honda and toyota still command a bit of a premium due to their reputation from making good cars even though their golden era was 25 years ago. people still associate levi’s with "good jeans" and "cheap jeans" even though neither one has been true for a very long time. for zoomers their entire lifetime.
        its incredibly lol tier to me that a pair of basic made in bangladesh levi’s can retail for 90 dollars and anons think that’s "cheap" when you can get a pair of rustlers for 12 dollars, a pair of wranglers for 30 dollars, or step up to something that isn’t third world poojeet tier like tcb or japan blue for 150. its mind blowing people think levi’s is a decent value proposition when 2 pairs of the lowest grade levi’s jeans costs more than a pair of sugar cane repro jeans.

        interesting, thanks
        btw im from australia, wrangler is as expensive if not more expensive than levi here (~$100 aud for a basic pair)

        • Anonymous says:

          these videos should make it pretty clear what you’re paying for.
          low end mass produced: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQMhv5XAdOc
          handmade/high end: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ek5520fSymY
          the start of the first video reveals why cheap jeans never fit right: they’re laser cut in stacks of hundreds of pairs, with huge tolerances. thats why you can pick up 2 pairs of levis off the rack at the same store and they fit completely different.

          aussie and euro prices are strictly based on how much you get raped by fees/tariffs and such they have little bearing on the actual cost/value of the product. i’ve heard southeast asian brands like the indonesian brands are cheap to import in aus. you can probably get much higher quality stuff from there for less than 100aud if you’re willing to tredge through asia social media/whatsapp.

    • Anonymous says:

      https://www.heddels.com/2014/03/history-osaka-5/
      >in the 2000s. before that they were
      you noticed correctly
      this should explain that
      >then levi and wrangler jacked up their prices all of a sudden.
      wrangler’s prices have been the same this whole time in america. i paid the same for my wranglers from 2004 as i did for my pair i bought last year. the leather patch being nerfed to plastic is the only real difference.
      levi’s jacked their prices up because they’re skirting on brand recognition and good will from their past making good jeans at a fair price. its like how honda and toyota still command a bit of a premium due to their reputation from making good cars even though their golden era was 25 years ago. people still associate levi’s with "good jeans" and "cheap jeans" even though neither one has been true for a very long time. for zoomers their entire lifetime.
      its incredibly lol tier to me that a pair of basic made in bangladesh levi’s can retail for 90 dollars and anons think that’s "cheap" when you can get a pair of rustlers for 12 dollars, a pair of wranglers for 30 dollars, or step up to something that isn’t third world poojeet tier like tcb or japan blue for 150. its mind blowing people think levi’s is a decent value proposition when 2 pairs of the lowest grade levi’s jeans costs more than a pair of sugar cane repro jeans.

    • Anonymous says:

      not a single person in the world to notice, and to one day come to the realisation that you wasted money.

      • Anonymous says:

        Boo Hoo $200 on jeans I’ll wear for years. I’m not poor so I won’t miss it.

        But I agree. Nobody cares what you wear. Some people notice, for example my wife will and some fashion people might too.

    • Anonymous says:

      D1867 AMAMI MUD DYEING SASHIKO DENIM JEANS These are the ones I bought in case anyone knows how they fade.

    • Anonymous says:

      I make over $300,000 a year. I’m not worried about spending $200 on jeans once every few years. I spend that on groceries every week now. Maybe you’re struggling to survive with this shitty Biden economy. I don’t know.

    • Anonymous says:

      >$200 for pants is a lot
      are you a teenager or something?

      >$60
      he’s talking about levi’s thats their retail price
      nothing funnier than poorfags thinking they’re "savvy shoppers" and "frugal" they’re "getting a good deal" for paying 600% markup for the brand name on a pair of $10 jeans. theres no discernible quality difference between walmart george jeans ($8) costco jeans ($10) rustlers ($12) and levi’s ($60-90) of these levi’s are probably the lowest quality jeans.
      then scoffing at people paying slightly more than the cost of their overpriced hebrew jeans for an actual handmade product made on shuttle looms by skilled japanese/american craftsmen. the retail markup on jap jeans is like 20-50% tops if you’re buying it from an american importer company and even less if directly buying from japan. the main reason japanese jeans are expensive is because your government has extremely anti competitive trade agreements with japan.

      • Anonymous says:

        Poors will through 3 pairs of $60 jeans a year that blow out, 2 pairs of $60 sneakers a year where the sole gets destroyed, and they never think about it. "I’m frugal," they tell themselves

  14. Anonymous says:

    You can buy any cut of jeans from pull and bear for practically nothing and it’s honestly the highest quality jeans I have ever owned. I don’t know whose slave labor produced this but thank you little guy.

    • Anonymous says:

      just saying having designed and made stuff like this before those jeans cost like $3-5 to make and they’re charging you $50 a pair thats insanely high markup.
      they do have a rather wide range of cuts and styles tho.

  15. Anonymous says:

    has anyone heard of the brands won hundred ? i think their jeans are manufactured at the same place acne gets their jeans .

  16. Anonymous says:

    Of all the jeans I’ve had, from samurai, momotaro, iron heart, naked and famous, railcar, and wranglers, the best by far are my OD Bleus from the Observer Collection.

    • Anonymous says:

      how do they fit in comparison to other bootcut jeans? i would love a pair but i have no justification to buy them other than (from pictures) they have the perfect cut. Are they particularly flared or only mildly?(like wrangler wranchers).

  17. Anonymous says:

    i always have a hard time finding jeans that fit so i settle for anything that doesn’t make me look stupid. i find most jeans are way too tight in the seat or thigh but don’t like relaxed fits. jack and jones tims fit me decently well. there aren’t any mid++/premium denim brick and mortar places near me and i don’t want to order 1k worth of stuff and return all of it, but if i knew if something would fit perfectly i’d pay up to $200 I think

  18. Anonymous says:

    I buy Levi’s when I can get them cheap. Too scared to buy anything expensive. I don’t know what fit looks best on me. I’m skinny fat, working on it, but it’s gonna take time. I’m wearing 501s in this photo. If I wear 501s with any other shoe it makes my hips look wide. I hate how cuffed jeans look, but I don’t think what I am doing with this is much better. Have no idea what I should do with length. Longer? Shorter? 511s don’t seem to work well on me either. No photos right now, but 513s look alright on me when I wear heritage style boots.

    • Anonymous says:

      To be honest, most people who wear japanese denim do that for themselves. Nobody cares about what you’re wearing beyond if it looks good on you or not, and that is hardly an afterthought.

      • Anonymous says:

        That’s how people justify paying an arm and leg for Kapital, when there is little difference between it and Chrome Hearts

        • Anonymous says:

          Well, it’s their money and no skin of my nose, so I couldn’t care less. My main point is that most people you’re gonna encounter irl won’t give two shits about your raw denim, won’t even be able to tell apart japanese denim from mall jeans. So wearing that stuff for others’ validation is an exercise in futility.

          • Anonymous says:

            >So wearing that stuff for others’ validation is an exercise in futility.
            That’s a pretty big cope. Why else would you spend tons of money on clothes if not to look good in the eyes of others?

            >My main point is that most people you’re gonna encounter irl won’t give two shits about your raw denim,
            Maybe it’s just me but every single time my friend or a relative asks me about a new piece of clothing they immediately google the brandname then tell me "what the heck anon, why would you spend X dollars on clothes, what the heck is wrong with you??!"

          • Anonymous says:

            >Why else would you spend tons of money on clothes if not to look good in the eyes of others?
            Looking good has nothing to do with the ability, or more realistically the lack thereof, of the average person to identify raw denim at a glance.

            >Maybe it’s just me but every single time my friend or a relative asks me about a new piece of clothing they immediately google the brandname then tell me "what the heck anon, why would you spend X dollars on clothes, what the heck is wrong with you??!"
            Guess this is a ymmv kinda thing. Even the people that commented positively on my looks didn’t care about the brands, fabrics, manufacturing, etc. Some might be interested in the price tag because normies’ only way of assesing things is money.

          • Anonymous says:

            >That’s a pretty big cope. Why else would you spend tons of money on clothes if not to look good in the eyes of others?
            good question why do i drive a 40 year old sports car instead of a honda corolla when only other autistic car nerds can even tell its anything more than "some cheap old car"

            […]
            Sup you arguing losers. Just wanted to share my own pov.
            I strictly buy jap jeans from the same brand. I wear three different models for different occasions with a slight variation in waist size depending on how casual the event is. Nobody has ever given me positive feedback on my jeans and i dont care. For me its all about the fit. My jeans fit right. I know how to wash them to make them last long. I know where to buy a new pair if i need to. Its convenient. Theyre expensive but at the same time, i have never worn jeans that fit this good and frankly everybody around me look like shit in their ill fitting, american brand cheap jeans.

            idk i always get normies asking about my jeans. i used to send blue owl and self edge so many customers they’d give me christmas gifts haha.

            >Nobody has ever given me positive feedback on my jeans and i dont care.
            Which furthers my point that normies don’t know and don’t care about raw, selvedge, jap cotton, etc. Which makes wearing this stuff for them pointless.

            >For me its all about the fit.
            You are absolutely correct. And while you’re more likely to get a good fit from a proper brand than a mass production one, it’s not guaranteed.

            all mass produced jeans fit bad. if they don’t its a fluke and you should buy a powerball ticket too. they’re laser cut in stacks of hundreds of pairs with massive tolerances.

            This is basically raw denim in a nutshell. The anti selvedge crowd on this board are some of the most insufferable gays imaginable.
            >”lmao nobody cares that you wear selvedge denim”
            Yeah, I know. I wear it because I like it and the 501 cut repros have an unmatched fit with whatever jap brand you choose. Don’t want to spend $200-350 for jeans? Yeah, that’s fine, but the same people dogging you for wearing nice jeans are the same stupids who will immediately afterwards buy some other stupid luxury they don’t need whether that be an entire month of eating out, videogames, etc

            most of the anti selvedge posting is all the same guy samefagging. he grew up in india and doesn’t understand jeans to begin with and his brain is scrambled by caste system nonsense and he doesn’t understand why we don’t all try to dress like nobility. he’s un ironically that dude who bought $16 linen pants in the wrong size off amazon prime then made over 100 threads asking how they fit a month or two ago.

            Not really any pro tips, but all denim in Japan will be significantly less expensive compared to western countries. Just find your favorite brands and buy a pair from each. For Levi’s repro stuff, I hecking love Sugar Cane and The Flat Head. Also cannot go wrong with Iron Heart. You will probably be able to buy a pair of IH for like $150 -190 max

            they try to frame it like $350 is a lot for pants but denim is probably the cheapest thing in my closet…?
            & they try to frame it like we’re all elitist snobs when the most recommended pair of jeans by /fashion/’s denim spergs is $30 wranglers.
            most of the posts are a literal poverty stricken dude from a literal third world country coping. 300 dollars could change his life saars!

          • Anonymous says:

            >So wearing that stuff for others’ validation is an exercise in futility.
            That’s a pretty big cope. Why else would you spend tons of money on clothes if not to look good in the eyes of others?

            >My main point is that most people you’re gonna encounter irl won’t give two shits about your raw denim,
            Maybe it’s just me but every single time my friend or a relative asks me about a new piece of clothing they immediately google the brandname then tell me "what the heck anon, why would you spend X dollars on clothes, what the heck is wrong with you??!"

            Sup you arguing losers. Just wanted to share my own pov.
            I strictly buy jap jeans from the same brand. I wear three different models for different occasions with a slight variation in waist size depending on how casual the event is. Nobody has ever given me positive feedback on my jeans and i dont care. For me its all about the fit. My jeans fit right. I know how to wash them to make them last long. I know where to buy a new pair if i need to. Its convenient. Theyre expensive but at the same time, i have never worn jeans that fit this good and frankly everybody around me look like shit in their ill fitting, american brand cheap jeans.

          • Anonymous says:

            >Nobody has ever given me positive feedback on my jeans and i dont care.
            Which furthers my point that normies don’t know and don’t care about raw, selvedge, jap cotton, etc. Which makes wearing this stuff for them pointless.

            >For me its all about the fit.
            You are absolutely correct. And while you’re more likely to get a good fit from a proper brand than a mass production one, it’s not guaranteed.

          • Anonymous says:

            This is basically raw denim in a nutshell. The anti selvedge crowd on this board are some of the most insufferable gays imaginable.
            >”lmao nobody cares that you wear selvedge denim”
            Yeah, I know. I wear it because I like it and the 501 cut repros have an unmatched fit with whatever jap brand you choose. Don’t want to spend $200-350 for jeans? Yeah, that’s fine, but the same people dogging you for wearing nice jeans are the same stupids who will immediately afterwards buy some other stupid luxury they don’t need whether that be an entire month of eating out, videogames, etc

  19. Anonymous says:

    Going to Japan next week, planning to go full stupid on expensive denim and boots. I live on a backwater island where hardly anywhere stocks expensive ‘niche’ clothing.

    Any protips on what to look for?

    • Anonymous says:

      >I live on a backwater island where hardly anywhere stocks expensive ‘niche’ clothing.

      Damn if only online stores did international shipping

    • Anonymous says:

      Not really any pro tips, but all denim in Japan will be significantly less expensive compared to western countries. Just find your favorite brands and buy a pair from each. For Levi’s repro stuff, I hecking love Sugar Cane and The Flat Head. Also cannot go wrong with Iron Heart. You will probably be able to buy a pair of IH for like $150 -190 max

  20. Anonymous says:

    how do you guys even know the difference of quality between jeans. Past 50$ it’s all the same to me. I don’t even wear jeans anymore I’m wearing some stretchable denim slim fit jeans

  21. Anonymous says:

    I used to go to this budget chain "postie plus" in NZ because Jeans are about $50 and Tee-shirts about $20 quality’s Ok. In the last year or so the quality has gotten worse and I’ve experienced rude service their twice so being a small country I’ll have to resort to Amazon unless I want to go upmarket. So back to $200 USD a pair basically ffs…sighs.

    • Anonymous says:

      >Roastie Plus
      Cursed shop, always full of old people and poor single mothers. Their wool sweaters seems alright though.

      AS Colour does alright jeans for $70 and their tee’s are really good imo.

  22. Anonymous says:

    The pair I’ve been wearing lately were about $400. I’m an electrician and I wear them at work. They’re a samurai x old blue collab in 22oz denim. They’re pretty comfy. My old pairs have been a ton of MIUSA Levi’s 501s, 3sixteen shadow selvedge, n&f elephant 6s, n&f okayama spirit 2s, etc. I like to buy a nice pair of jeans and wear them for 3-4 years before retiring them.

    • Anonymous says:

      What do you mean by boxier? Like a wide/straight fit? If I’m wearing a wider or classic straight fit pair of jeans, I usually like to offset it with a true fitting top such as a classic type III jacket. You can definitely get away with wearing your straight fit jeans with a Detroit jacket or other bulky military repro jackets such as a bomber or A1 jacket

    • Anonymous says:

      >with these boxier jeans?
      i’m assuming you mean relaxed fit or zoomer fit or somewhere in there?
      tops and jackets should both be cropped and boxy with that fit. same answer if you are going for the zoomer look or a traditional look. shirts should end around your belt, mid fly at the lowest. tucked if they are any longer. do NOT wear modern fit/slim fit or long line shirts with loose jeans.
      jackets should be loose fitting and boxy. jackets that fit like a non modified type 1/2 where it ends short in the torso and fits boxy look the best with these pants. there’s non double denim options too i’m speaking more about the silhouettes.

  23. Anonymous says:

    I just got the new Oni 15oz crushed concretes in the relaxed straight cut, fits perfect and the fabric has a ton of texture for a midweight denim. Oni is top notch.

    • Anonymous says:

      Same here. I’m just waiting to have the hemming finished then I can start wearing them. They feel great and still pretty stiff. I have normal secret denim in the 902 cut and love the blue-green look Onis get but am tired of their extreme taper. Straight should be more comfortable in the summer.

  24. Anonymous says:

    What are some good brands of raws/selvedge besides N&F? I have three pairs and like them a lot. How are Nudies or Momotaro?

    • Anonymous says:

      N&F and Momotaro are more modern cuts and denim fabrics. You should balance your denim collection with some classic Levi’s 501 repro style jeans. Sugar Cane and Flat Head make the best repros imo. The absolute most beautiful pair of repros I’ve seen were some Boncouras, but as far as I know their inseams are only like 30.5”, so if you’re at least 6’ tall they might not be the best for you

      • Anonymous says:

        What are some good brands of raws/selvedge besides N&F? I have three pairs and like them a lot. How are Nudies or Momotaro?

        Thanks guys. The Boncoura 66’s look dope I’ll have to grab a pair of those
        >at least 6’ tall
        Oh ho ho ho ho ho : ^ )

        • Anonymous says:

          Give Self Edge a call and ask for some sizing advice and check sizing charts. A lot of Levi’s repro jeans will experience some shrinkage

          • Anonymous says:

            more repro brands are starting to offer 1 wash to avoid all the fuss of shrinkage these days. i recommend it over raw whenever a brand offers both. first thing you do with new unsanforized jeans is shrink them anyways.

      • Anonymous says:

        […]
        Thanks guys. The Boncoura 66’s look dope I’ll have to grab a pair of those
        >at least 6’ tall
        Oh ho ho ho ho ho : ^ )

        agree & warehouse / tcb are my personal favorite repro recs
        >modern cut pair
        >repro cut pair
        >black pair
        >one of the indigo pairs in redcast/standard dye, the other in a natural indigo or greencast type fabric
        is a good basis for a rotation. any more than 3-4 pairs of jeans and you don’t get fades at any appreciable rate unless you spend your entire life rubbing your legs on osb

        • Anonymous says:

          Yeah I have
          13oz Black
          13oz Dark Indigo
          15oz Matcha N&F (got a green tinge)
          So the Boncoura’s seem like a good way to round it out. Also have 12.5 in light indigo but they’re 98% cotton with a 2% synthetic blend so I’m not too concerned about getting fades from that, its more of a casual pair

          • Anonymous says:

            >Boncoura 66’s
            they look great to me. OPINIONATED –> mid weight denim’s the best so you’re not missing out by sticking to it.

            >Also have 12.5 in light indigo but they’re 98% cotton with a 2% synthetic blend so I’m not too concerned about getting fades from that
            spandex jeans still fade pretty good

            >Tell us what you like
            That’s difficult to say tbh. I’m looking for durable jeans, not too heavy so about 15 oz. I don’t mind spending a little more (300+). From what I’ve seen Samurai tends to be very intricate with small details which I also enjoy. I’ve seen some Oni pants that were worn for a while and I’ve seen a few holes so I wonder if they tend to get holes faster.
            I also like the green dye of the N&F matcha jeans. At least it sounds cool, haven’t seen actual pictures, but I don’t think these purely Japanese brands offer anything like that. I’d also prefer some tapering but I have very muscular calves so I guess I’ll go with straight Jeans.
            I don’t really care about accurate reproductions or anything like that

            >durable
            the brands you listed off specialize in slubby loosely woven denims. slubby denim’s comfier but gets blowouts a bit easier. the difference isn’t huge so don’t let that stop you. for durabilitymaxxxing you want at least 2 of these three things: mid weight around 12-17oz (lower tears more easily, higher more abrades more easily) long staple cotton, non-slubby tight weave.
            iron heart specializes in that kind of jean if money’s no object. meme option despite being cheap as shit the mt vernon mills broken twill wranglers are made of is one of the best mid weight denims i think it has an insanely good balance of durability and comfort. virtually unchanged since the vintage pairs since whatever year they stopped using cone mills.

      • Anonymous says:

        >Tell us what you like
        That’s difficult to say tbh. I’m looking for durable jeans, not too heavy so about 15 oz. I don’t mind spending a little more (300+). From what I’ve seen Samurai tends to be very intricate with small details which I also enjoy. I’ve seen some Oni pants that were worn for a while and I’ve seen a few holes so I wonder if they tend to get holes faster.
        I also like the green dye of the N&F matcha jeans. At least it sounds cool, haven’t seen actual pictures, but I don’t think these purely Japanese brands offer anything like that. I’d also prefer some tapering but I have very muscular calves so I guess I’ll go with straight Jeans.
        I don’t really care about accurate reproductions or anything like that

        • Anonymous says:

          Most Oni jeans are very slubby, sometimes extremely slubby and hairy, and it makes them soft and comfortable but could make them wear faster. They’re not fragile of anything though.

          PBJ also has some wild fabrics but not as wild as Oni in my opinion. I think PBJs run slim though so fewer of theirs might fit you but you always have to check measurements anyway.

        • Anonymous says:

          Honestly, I’d get a pair of Iron Heart 888. They make them in 14 oz and 21 oz, but I remember them recently making some in 17oz natural indigo. Iron heart has that classic Levi’s aesthetic but with a shit ton of structural features such as poly/cotton threads, lined back pockets, belt loops sewn under waistband. If it isn’t the look you’re into and you want something more Japanese or something with more texture and experimentation, go with some samurai S510 in either 15 oz or 21 oz. Their 21 oz is loosely woven, so it does actually get a good amount of drape and softness

        • Anonymous says:

          >I also like the green dye of the N&F matcha jeans
          natural indigo jeans have that green-yellow hue to them too btw. something you may wish to look for in your next pair. there’s a few different ways to accomplish it, they all fade a little different. greencasting is the most common but there’s multiple ways to do it. n&f talks about it in this recent video actually https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4iU5Cu1ZUg

          • Anonymous says:

            >Boncoura 66’s
            they look great to me. OPINIONATED –> mid weight denim’s the best so you’re not missing out by sticking to it.

            >Also have 12.5 in light indigo but they’re 98% cotton with a 2% synthetic blend so I’m not too concerned about getting fades from that
            spandex jeans still fade pretty good

            […]
            >durable
            the brands you listed off specialize in slubby loosely woven denims. slubby denim’s comfier but gets blowouts a bit easier. the difference isn’t huge so don’t let that stop you. for durabilitymaxxxing you want at least 2 of these three things: mid weight around 12-17oz (lower tears more easily, higher more abrades more easily) long staple cotton, non-slubby tight weave.
            iron heart specializes in that kind of jean if money’s no object. meme option despite being cheap as shit the mt vernon mills broken twill wranglers are made of is one of the best mid weight denims i think it has an insanely good balance of durability and comfort. virtually unchanged since the vintage pairs since whatever year they stopped using cone mills.

            Honestly, I’d get a pair of Iron Heart 888. They make them in 14 oz and 21 oz, but I remember them recently making some in 17oz natural indigo. Iron heart has that classic Levi’s aesthetic but with a shit ton of structural features such as poly/cotton threads, lined back pockets, belt loops sewn under waistband. If it isn’t the look you’re into and you want something more Japanese or something with more texture and experimentation, go with some samurai S510 in either 15 oz or 21 oz. Their 21 oz is loosely woven, so it does actually get a good amount of drape and softness

            Most Oni jeans are very slubby, sometimes extremely slubby and hairy, and it makes them soft and comfortable but could make them wear faster. They’re not fragile of anything though.

            PBJ also has some wild fabrics but not as wild as Oni in my opinion. I think PBJs run slim though so fewer of theirs might fit you but you always have to check measurements anyway.

            Thanks for the advice everyone. I just ordered some 17oz special edition samurai jeans. Fingers crossed I got the sizing right.

  25. Anonymous says:

    Just got another pair of athletic fit wranglers at Walmart for $22 today
    I used to care about Levis and shit but eventually realized there’s no difference

      • Anonymous says:

        Bro I just picked up a pair of these for 9 bucks for the hell of it and was surprised by how not terrible they are. 100% cotton, decently thick/heavy, and a ykk zipper to top it off. For 10 bucks, I’m shocked by how solid they are and I’m surprised they don’t get mentioned more often. They’re definitely better than Walmart’s George jeans.

        • Anonymous says:

          btw you can get raw ones in indigo but you have to go on walmarts website or amazon. the dark wash ones are really close to raw though. i prefer them tbh.
          the black only comes in washed but its barely washed, they fade great.
          also dead stock pairs of the vintage 70s and 80s pairs pop up a lot on ebay for like 20-40bux. i’ve seen black warp x undyed weft ones, selvedge ones, and corduroy in a ton of colors.
          v underrated for sure. the rustler cuts are all slightly modified version of the cowboy cut patterns, just with a slightly slimmed down upper block (but still featuring the high rise)

  26. Anonymous says:

    $40 or less.

    Wrangler slim-fit cowboy cut are essentially the best jeans you can get for the price, if you get them on sale.

  27. Anonymous says:

    the vintage ones past a certain year are made in usa, usa grown and milled cotton too btw. super nice for the low price.
    and all the vintage ones will have 7 belt loops and a coin pocket. i think they dropped those a few years ago to cost cut inflation (they’ve been the same price since the 90s) which is kind of based doing that instead of dropping the quality.

  28. Anonymous says:

    So once you got your jeans to fade how exactly you like them, how do you prevent them from fading further?

    • Anonymous says:

      Rotating how often you wear them and regular dry cleaning. Stuff like dirt and sand and other abrasive daily objects contribute to wear and tear. But you can only control it so much. That said I have a 10+ year old pair of N&F that still look fine, and thats only 13oz. So you can preempt this by buying a heavier fabric I guess, but even if I only got 10 years of wear that’s still really good. But having a larger rotation (3-5 pairs) stretches the wear over time. Also if you notice hot spots, take them to the tailors ASAP (or DIY) to have that area fixed and the fabric replenished.

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