It would be nice if the stuff from Shopbop qualifies for Amazon Prime… 🙂
Holy shit, the Sugarcane 1947 just went up by $50! I was never interested in them until now; could’ve bought a few pairs and pay for the Nudies RRDS I got coming in. but diam! >30% price hike in a week! Better than most other investments.
There is a thread on SuperFuture about this too!
After lurking on MyNudies more than I probably should have, I’m kindda intrigued by dry denim… it’s a lot more personal than pre-washed and pre-distressed ones… And now living in California it’s easier to go unwashed for 6 months. It would’ve been impossible in Texas… heh…
Next time I’m in SF I’ll definitely be checking out some Nudies (hopefully) Regular Ralf Dry Selvage or Dry Greycast, and the A.P.C. New Standard in unwashed indigo, and the H&M ones. I heard really good things about jeans at H&M and it’s hard to ignore them because of such low prices!!
Nordstrom is awesome. I got a pair of jeans there and had them altered last November, when I picked them up they were a bit too short, but the sales people were really busy coz it was the holiday season so I didn’t push them to exchange it… after I washed them they shrink a bit so they were seriously too short to wear… The idea having a $150 pair of jeans just sitting in my closet started to bother me, so I called Nordstrom’s customer service and they told me to bring them in and have them exchanged. So I went there, walked up to the guy working at The Rail, told him that they were too short, and he just asked me to pick another pair, no questions asked. Pretty damn good customer service. So I exchanged them to a pair of Earnest Sewn Hutch in milk blue 3D. Gonna wash them a couple of times before I go back to get them altered this time. 🙂 Nordstrom’s men’s denim selection, at least that at the Santa Clara store, wasn’t all the great. They had the usual stuff like Seven, Citizen, and True Religion, those brands are too played out, the other selections were kindda limited…
On my way out I went to check out their shoes, I saw some Mark Nason boots that were really cool. They would go very well with boot cut jeans… 😀 I think I’m gonna hold out on these though… maybe they’d go on sale one of these days… heh…
In my opinion, seven, citizen, true religion, etc = crap for men. Here’s what I like for us guys:
dry denim: Nudie, 5EP, Sugercane, Samurai, APC, RRL, 45rpm, Acne, Dior Homme, etc, etc, etc
washed: LVC, PRPS, Blue Blood, Diesel, Levis Japan, g-star, Nudie, Edwin, etc, etc
Women pretty much have a larger selection of stuff and IMO, women should buy whatever works. For those looking for premium denim (Nudie’s sister company) look no further than denimbirds: http://www.denimbirds.com/
Available at many locations such as Villians Vault SF or Atrium NYC.