Jeans.

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    Nov 11, 2009 7:46 PM GMT
    For all you shopping loving freaks.
    Have you guys noticed a difference with regards to quality of levi jeans when purchasing them from a high-end retailer versus a low-end retailer? (Other than price)
    I feel as if the low-end retailers receive slightly damaged goods. (stitching isn't perfect- size inaccuracy- etc.)
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    Nov 11, 2009 9:49 PM GMT
    I would say that's true of any brand. Buy a pair of Guess jeans at the Guess store and it won't be nearly the same quality as buying them at, say, Marshall's or [fill in your local discount store here]. They don't fit quite right, the material doesn't match the quality, the cut is off. Then again it might just be my head justifying a $200 pair of jeans. icon_neutral.gif

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    Nov 11, 2009 9:50 PM GMT
    Upscale retailers like Barneys, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales and Nordstrom carry the "capital E" Levi's.
    The little red label will just have an E on it, instead of Levis. They are handmade and therefore usually cost over $150.
    The differences are pretty obvious when you hold them up next to the traditional, machine made pair.
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    Nov 11, 2009 10:08 PM GMT
    mnjock2003 saidUpscale retailers like Barneys, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales and Nordstrom carry the "capital E" Levi's.
    The little red label will just have an E on it, instead of Levis. They are handmade and therefore usually cost over $150.
    The differences are pretty obvious when you hold them up next to the traditional, machine made pair.


    ... I am wearing the capital E jeans in my current default and they feel like a glove when compared to my standard 501s.
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    Nov 11, 2009 10:12 PM GMT
    That is completely true and have noticed the difference, but still I would prefer a regular Levi's 501s. Well maybe am one of the few people who think a pair of jeans is not worth 150 bucks.
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    Nov 11, 2009 10:19 PM GMT
    Shnextdoor saidThat is completely true and have noticed the difference, but still I would prefer a regular Levi's 501s. Well maybe am one of the few people who think a pair of jeans is not worth 150 bucks.



    I used to agree. But fell in love with my first pair of Diesels and now I keep a few pricey pairs in my closet for when I need some higher fashion.

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    Nov 11, 2009 10:21 PM GMT
    american eagle's... don't know why but they just fit really well. and for the nicer occasions i pull out the adriano goldschied's
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    Nov 11, 2009 10:21 PM GMT
    Wranglers irregulars are my standard, and it seems that as long as you try them on and check for probs, they fit as well as $200 jeans. Have a couple of expensive jeans, and really don't notice much diff.
  • jarhead5536

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    Nov 11, 2009 10:22 PM GMT
    This is true of almost all clothing purchased at direct from manufactures stores like Marshall's, Ross, Burlington and TJ Maxx. These are largely products rejected by the quality control divisions at the factory, or by the retail buyers for department stores...
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    Nov 11, 2009 11:13 PM GMT
    OKay- Thanks guys.
    I'll stay away from discount stores from now on.
    I hate having flawed jeans, they always make me feel fatter than I really am.
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    Nov 11, 2009 11:16 PM GMT
    jackofhearts46 saidamerican eagle's... don't know why but they just fit really well. and for the nicer occasions i pull out the adriano goldschied's


    I agree, I only have maybe 3 pairs of jeans that aren't from American Eagle. They just happen to hug my curves better than all the others.
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    Nov 11, 2009 11:46 PM GMT
    Levis stopped sewing jeans in San Francisco about 4 years ago and have their stuff sewed overseas like everyone else to pay significantly lower wages and pocket more profits. They still use US manufactured denim cloth, but... they also went to 11 ounce per yard fabric instead of the 14 oz./yd. they used to use. Carhart, Wrangler and Lee all still use 14 oz. fabric. Levis 501/505's wear out sooner now and as always go out 1st in the knees. Very disappointing. I love their look and fit but wear Carhart (logger or double knee carpenter) and Wranglers 1/2 the time now. 501s and wranglers are a bit too cowboy for some but I love them.
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    Nov 11, 2009 11:48 PM GMT
    Kev1962 saidLevis stopped sewing jeans in San Francisco about 4 years ago and have their stuff sewed overseas like everyone else to pay significantly lower wages and pocket more profits. They still use US manufactured denim cloth, but... they also went to 11 ounce per yard fabric instead of the 14 oz./yd. they used to use. Carhart, Wrangler and Lee all still use 14 oz. fabric. Levis 501/505's wear out sooner now and as always go out 1st in the knees. Very disappointing. I love their look and fit but wear Carhart (logger or double knee carpenter) and Wranglers 1/2 the time now. 501s and wranglers are a bit too cowboy for some but I love them.


    You know too much about jeans. You have officially gone over the edge.
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    Nov 11, 2009 11:59 PM GMT
    lol I sent a complaint to Levis because I was killing off jeans way to fast and wanted to know WTF was up. I sent them 2 pair of dead ones for inspection and they sent back 2 pair that I killed off in similar time lol
    I found a comment page that went into all that business about fabric weight posted by a former employee. Just trying to share some of the sh#t that sticks in my head.
  • jlly_rnchr

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    Nov 12, 2009 3:19 AM GMT
    Lucky Brand is the way to go. And they're not always 100+ bucks, they have sales all the time. I have too many pairs to admit.
  • bigguysf

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    Nov 12, 2009 3:51 AM GMT
    Beware the irregulars!!! icon_eek.gif
  • drypin

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    Nov 13, 2009 12:02 AM GMT
    Nudies and Sevens hug that ass like nothing else.
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    Nov 13, 2009 12:09 AM GMT
    Kev1962 saidLevis stopped sewing jeans in San Francisco about 4 years ago and have their stuff sewed overseas like everyone else to pay significantly lower wages and pocket more profits. They still use US manufactured denim cloth, but... they also went to 11 ounce per yard fabric instead of the 14 oz./yd. they used to use. Carhart, Wrangler and Lee all still use 14 oz. fabric. Levis 501/505's wear out sooner now and as always go out 1st in the knees. Very disappointing. I love their look and fit but wear Carhart (logger or double knee carpenter) and Wranglers 1/2 the time now. 501s and wranglers are a bit too cowboy for some but I love them.


    It's very fashionable now to wear torn jeans. The more holes and rips the better. A guy's jeans at work are so torn by his crotch that his boxers show. If they tear any more his dick will hang out.
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    Nov 13, 2009 7:02 AM GMT
    LOL Well my dick aint long enough to poke out the knee holes in my trashed 501 and I guess that's a real good thing. Once the knees are out they are not worthy for work. Weekends and dirty chores until they are rags actually. Then I recycle them. Old/worn wet ( I live in SW WA) Carhart's crotch out very easily so word to the wise on the old carpenter jeans. Very sad day when you kill off a pair of old friends worn soft as a flannel sheet.
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    Nov 15, 2009 3:49 AM GMT
    Sevens are probably my favorite. Each pair fits really nice and I've never had a problem with them having bad stitching etc... knock on wood.
  • Little_Spoon

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    Nov 15, 2009 3:50 AM GMT
    If they're good for grinding, they're good for buying.
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    Nov 15, 2009 3:56 AM GMT
    DanielH saidIf they're good for grinding, they're good for buying.


    I like the way you think!
  • jrs1

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    Nov 15, 2009 4:00 AM GMT

    I am a jean whore. I don't really need to explain.
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    Nov 15, 2009 4:16 AM GMT
    Ahhh, the diversity of responses here is almost intoxicating!

    ;-)

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    Nov 15, 2009 4:19 AM GMT
    jackofhearts46 saidamerican eagle's... don't know why but they just fit really well. and for the nicer occasions i pull out the adriano goldschied's


    Agreed, AE jeans actually fit REALLY well