Are you guys still splurging on Jeans??

  • cityguy39

    Posts: 967

    Aug 30, 2008 3:14 PM GMT
    I found a very interesting article this morning in the paper. It talked about how people are still buying expensive jeans even in a tight economy. I have to admit I'm guilty as charged myself.icon_redface.gif

  • rnch

    Posts: 11524

    Aug 30, 2008 3:47 PM GMT
    nahhhhhhh...levis 501/505 have always worked well for me.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Aug 30, 2008 3:57 PM GMT
    I still have so many jeans it's just disgusting... I just gave away about 25 pairs. However I did buy one pair a couple weeks ago and I have to admit that I did splurge a little.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Aug 30, 2008 4:07 PM GMT
    the article is talking about women buying jeans...

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/chi-080830-denim-jeans,0,4435418.story


    Trivia question: where did denim cloth originally come from?
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Aug 30, 2008 4:15 PM GMT
    I buy my jeans at freakin Old Navy.

    It ain't the brand, it's how well you wear them.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Aug 30, 2008 4:24 PM GMT
    Buy your jeans online at Ebay...much cheaper and better selection.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Aug 30, 2008 4:31 PM GMT
    Denim came from canvas that Levi / Straus turned into over alls for miners, the miners loved the fabric but it chafed to much so levi subsituted a more twilled cloth called "serge de Nimes" later shortened to Denim.

    ^_^ for caslon question...
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Aug 30, 2008 4:36 PM GMT
    polobutt saidI still have so many jeans it's just disgusting... I just gave away about 25 pairs. However I did buy one pair a couple weeks ago and I have to admit that I did splurge a little.


    Me too. It's embaressing. I must have about 30 pairs of jeans.
  • cityguy39

    Posts: 967

    Aug 30, 2008 4:51 PM GMT
    Yes the main focus of the articles was about women, but there was a guy interviewed, who sounded very into clothes who had his on a pair of 300 plus jeans also, he sounded like he had some extra bucks to play with for his clothing budget too.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Aug 30, 2008 5:04 PM GMT
    ragenbeat saidDenim came from canvas that Levi / Straus turned into over alls for miners, the miners loved the fabric but it chafed to much so levi subsituted a more twilled cloth called "serge de Nimes" later shortened to Denim.

    ^_^ for caslon question...

    Good information...

    Denim originally came from Nimes, Frances.. "from Nimes" in French is "de Nimes"....which in English conflated to "Denim."
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Aug 30, 2008 5:19 PM GMT
    Back on to topic.......I never pay more than 40 bucks for jeans.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Aug 30, 2008 5:24 PM GMT
    Oh god! ...Look who's back!

  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Aug 30, 2008 5:52 PM GMT
    I love that Levi's has a banner in here... but seriously, i never pay more than 40... and mine are all Levi's 514s right now... been thinking about the 501s... they just have such damn sexy adverts
  • kinetic

    Posts: 1125

    Aug 30, 2008 5:55 PM GMT
    I look at jeans as an investment. If I'm gonna spend a couple hundred on a pair, not only do I know that I will have them for at least a few years (and wear them often), but that they'll make my ass look fabulous! icon_twisted.gif
    I do think w/ jeans that you get what you pay for if you buy the right brand. My fav is GStar and Diesel. I got a pair of True Religions recently at an outlet for $80! -Which is a steal if you know what they really go for. I don't think I would ever spend more than $200 on a pair of jeans...and its rare that I can do that these days!
  • kinetic

    Posts: 1125

    Aug 30, 2008 5:59 PM GMT
    Ironically, I was about to go look at some websites for jeans before I saw this thread!
  • metalxracr

    Posts: 761

    Aug 30, 2008 6:07 PM GMT
    Yes actually, but I don't buy jeans very often really.


  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Aug 30, 2008 6:09 PM GMT
    kinetic saidIronically, I was about to go look at some websites for jeans before I saw this thread!


    Creepy I was doing the same


    I guess I'm guilty tooicon_confused.gif

  • Parker817

    Posts: 359

    Aug 30, 2008 6:23 PM GMT
    I love jeans! I was recently in Luxembourg and found this pair of dark denim jeans in this store called Springfield; I didn't care how many euros they cost or how much over my baggage weight they would put me, I just had to have them. Have to say, they look damn good, too! icon_wink.gif
  • cityguy39

    Posts: 967

    Aug 30, 2008 6:36 PM GMT
    The 7's I purchased a couple of months ago at Nordstoms for 100 bucks was the most I have ever paid for Jeans. I do have to say they are the best fitting pair of jeans I have ever owned, I would purchase another pair from that brand hands down.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Aug 30, 2008 6:36 PM GMT

    Anything that properly accentuates my ass and my package are worth atleast 40 bucks.
  • MuslDrew

    Posts: 463

    Aug 30, 2008 8:42 PM GMT
    I've been buying Buffalo brand jeans since my first pair. All kinds of people were commenting on the jeans and my ass. Well worth the investment
  • Parker817

    Posts: 359

    Aug 30, 2008 10:47 PM GMT
    MuslDrew saidI've been buying Buffalo brand jeans since my first pair. All kinds of people were commenting on the jeans and my ass. Well worth the investment


    I dig Buffalo...can pick them up at Macys. They definitely have a nice fit
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Aug 30, 2008 11:04 PM GMT
    I used to be one of those people who owned a ridiculous amount of jeans. Now I see them as investment. I have cut down to five pairs of jeans. That's it. I find that's the perfect number (for me anyways). Having said that, I bought three pairs of true religion at about $300 - $350 a pop, a pair or seven and a pair of D&G's, my budget was busted after that. But I covered all cuts and washes and those five pairs. I'll be good to good for the next year or so.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Aug 30, 2008 11:27 PM GMT
    I'm going to sound like such a hick here, but I've most bought pants from Wal-Mart. I've paid 10.00 for pants and they've lasted for YEARS. I will admit though, I've bought a pair of pants from JCPENNYS that were a cost around 40.00 and aesthetically they looked a lot better.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Sep 01, 2008 4:14 PM GMT
    Don't like Levis, they cost way too much. JCPenny is where I go, and by the Arizona brand.