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Price points on high-end denim?!

Discussion in 'Style' started by misteraven, Oct 9, 2004.

  1. misteraven

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    Price points on high-end denim?!

    Discussion started by misteraven - Oct 9, 2004

    Anyone else into high-end denim (japanese and domestic selvedge). Personally I'd down to throw down a grip on nice denim, but the prices Rogan and PRPS is asking these days seems like a stretch. Seems like last year, they broke past the $200 barrier by going from $180 to $220. Today I was checking out Union NYC and now Rogans are all at $240 - $290 and the same exact denim PRPS was pushing last season for $240 is now $290. Granted PRPS is doing some nice stuff despit me still not being a fan of the short wide cut, but that seems awfully high even for a niche brand doing japanese selvedge. Granted I've dropped $450 for a pair of 45rpm's that were too sick to pass on, I don't think I'm willing to pay those kids of prices for domestic brands even if the denim is imported, or especially for domestic denim.

    Any one else into premium denim kinda turned off by this?

    On a similar note, what's up with all the companies also asking $50 - $65 for simple t-shirts?!
     
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  2. skem

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    skem - Replied Oct 9, 2004

    evisu jeans cost around 300 a pair. ive never paid over 60 for a pair of pants.

    the 50 dollar t shirts your referring to im guessing is supreme. right?
     
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    Nekro - Replied Oct 9, 2004

    God damn, an item has to be damn near perfect for me to drop more than $50 on it.
     
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    misteraven - Replied Oct 9, 2004

    no, Supreme t-shirts are $24 when you get them at the store. I was referring to Rpgan and PRPS.
     
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    sarcasm - Replied Oct 9, 2004

    it's nice to have a nice pair of jeans, despite the cost to get them....
    i mean if you get some jeans from the GAP, they'll ruin within 5 washes..
    so in my opinion, anywhere from $87 - $150 is fine by me. to me, it just
    seems like its worth it in the long run. people who say jeans are jeans,
    and they're all the same ( even if it were from Target or somewhere
    expensive), just don't realize quality of clothing, and you are really "paying
    for what you get."






    did that make sense?
     
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    skem - Replied Oct 9, 2004

    no, Supreme t-shirts are $24 when you get them at the store. I was referring to Rpgan and PRPS.
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    oh yeah, but anywhere besides the store they are 50 +. and the store rarely has them in stock.
     
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    misteraven - Replied Oct 9, 2004

    I live close to the store and know a few people, so I've never had to go the mark up route on the Supreme gear.

    As far as I'm concerned if there's anything worth dropping loot on, its denim. Shit lasts years if you take good care of it. And good denim actually gets better with age. I usually get 2 - 3 pairs a year, maybe more if I get a good deal. If you happen to be in or around NYC, go check out the 45rpm store in Soho. Their denim is a work of art.
     
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    Nekro - Replied Oct 9, 2004

    By all means buy quality shit and pay for it, but a pair of Levi's 501s lasts forever and costs forty bucks, I can't justify spending $200 on something like that.
     
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    Living in Nyc it's hard not to become a fashion victim to all that wacky Japanese "street" culture jive. i admire Rogan, Prps, etc... but I could never justify paying. Racking if i never intended on setting foot in downtown again. I tried a Rogan parka today that was $795 dollars!!! That's more than my rent. Denim is utilitarian work clothing; and I'm happy enough rocking APC or LEvis rigids.

    On one hand i think the average graffiti kid is an individual with an eye for detail and beauty. On the other hand I still idealistically believe that I am motivated to bomb as a reaction to the commercialization of youth culture. It seems like the graff kids in NYC are more concerned with fleecing japanese tourists thanpainting nowadays.

    Incoherent and full of holes i admit. I'm pushing 30 i might add. :chicken:
     
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    JerryCurl - Replied Oct 9, 2004

    This is something I know almost nothing about. But I'd like to learn more. Post some pictures and clue me in.
     
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    misteraven - Replied Oct 10, 2004

    Obviously Levi's is a classic you can't knock, but if you see the way a pair of Japanese selvedge that have been hand died using natural indigo pigment wear over time, it's hard not to fall in love with them. Granted Levi's get a personality of their own after rocking them for a few years, naturally died selvedge have personality right from the start (without all the need for the artificially created whisking and treatments). Anyhow, to each their own I guess...
     
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    misteraven - Replied Oct 10, 2004

    This is kinda hard since most these brands are small and exclusive, thus avoiding a heavy presence, especially online. Regardless, you can check out the 45rpm website here... http://www.45rpm.jp/denim/index.jsp
     
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    Can you hook me up w/ a Supreme box logo hat, tee, and sweatshirt? all matching ofcourse. ;)
     
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    Poop Man Bob - Replied Oct 11, 2004

    I find it interesting that in order for brands to stay "cool," they must attempt to avoid becoming well-known.
     
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    shapes - Replied Oct 11, 2004


    you would probably like the girbaud store as well. the denim is ill.
    its in your price range too. im not speaking of the wak girbauds
    that they sell at macy's. the design of the store is fresh too.
    enjoy.
     
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