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View Poll Results: Is $300 too much for jeans.
Yes--totally insane. 72 91.14%
No--selvedge is all that and a back of stupid chips. 7 8.86%
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Old 09-22-09, 12:23 AM   #1
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Is $300 US an insane price for a pair of jeans?

Japanese raw selvedge denim. 20 oz. or thereabouts.
The whole wear it forever then wash it once to get
a nice faded effect schtick. Last forever.
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my $5 cotton clothing lasts too long.
even the rubber bits.
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I think $50 is still too expensive but that is just me.
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I'm fan of 7 jeans. Not quite in the $300 range but still extremely comfy. $300 is not too much.
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i tend to catch fire a lot, so i try not to spend to much on jeans, or catch them on sell
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If you like them, and can afford them, go for it.
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1. Sort of one of those things men shouldn't do, like Botox injections and getting your hair frosted.

2. I would think twice about spending $300 on really nice dress pants, let alone denim.

But hey, a fool and his/her money and all that.

<edit> 3. Also, are these custom-made, because I am seeing Jap selvedge denim for a heck of a lot less than $300?
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Japanese raw selvedge denim. 20 oz. or thereabouts.
The whole wear it forever then wash it once to get
a nice faded effect schtick.
Last forever.
uh huh. sure.
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Old 09-22-09, 04:58 AM   #9
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If you like them, and can afford them, go for it.
I voted "Yes" it's too much, but if you want them and it's not taking food out of anyone's mouth, there are worse things.

If they fit you well (which they may or may not do) Wrangler's pro rodeo jeans are about 16-17 oz. and probably the closest thing to vintage denim still readily available out there. They do not fade quite the way old Levis did however.
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I still have my thrift store cloths from the 80's
Sometimes 'forever' isnt good
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Too much.

...save $50 here.

https://jlpowellusa.com/product/39-P...in-Inseam.html
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clothing is over rated.
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the jeans don't make the man, the man makes the jeans.

$300 you're trying to hard and only gold digging biatches are impressed.
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Denim is for fieldhands.
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Yeah, I think it's nuts. But if that's how you want to spend your money, go ahead.
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Do they match your Coach bag?

Pathetic.
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I have owned jeans by Diesel among other boutique brands, I am sad to say. Now, I pretty much stick to my Levi's
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I'd say that's a bit over the top, but if your hobby is wearing jeans, go for it. Personally, my everyday clothing generally comes from thrift stores for shorts and med scrubs (not a doc, just comfortable and $1.50/pair at thrift stores), and sales at places like Kohls for the rest (work/dress clothes, sweatpants, jeans). Everything really nice comes from a place called Sim's in the DC area, but that's a function of a relative who has been giving me clothing for birthdays for a couple decades now.
Outdoor (camping, climbing, cycling) clothes are a whole separate area. Most of my camping/climbing stuff is either a rare craigslist find, or a sponsor item. However, the things that I do buy tend to be expensive. Most of my cycling stuff is from the middle of the price range in shops. I figure that with everyday clothing durability per price is the main concern. When I'm participating in my hobbies I'm willing to throw more money at it because that's how hobbies work.
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they are worth whatever a willing buyer would pay.
that said, im too cheap for $300 jeans but know a lot of people who wouldn't see an issue with it. Then again, I enjoy having 10 pairs of $100 jeans, instead of 3 pairs of $300 jeans.
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$300 you're trying too hard and only gold digging biatches are impressed.
This. I could see $50 for a decent pair, maybe a touch more if you're a girl and want a snug fit. How many people can even tell the difference between them, aside from a label?
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Personally I would never fork over that much for a pair of jeans but I couldn't care less if others would. I agree with Fuzzbox- I don't think I have ever spent more than $50 on a pair of jeans (the jeans I am currently wearing cost me a whopping $14)... Maybe I am just cheap .
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What about a $300 pair of slacks?
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I think $50 is still too expensive but that is just me.
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I remember when I was in high school (80s), the designer jeans of the day went for around $40 and that was INSANE. We couldn't afford them.

Nowadays you'll pay that for "regular jeans" like Wrangler or Levis (possibly more). But I WON'T pay more than $50 for a pair nowadays. I'll pay slightly more for nice dress pants, but then no more than $60-70.

There is no way on this earth I'd pay $300 for a pair of jeans.
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$40 Levi 550's and a shoe horn ftw
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I'm having trouble wearing out my current $40 jeans, if I bought those $300 jeans, they'd be a family heirloom. If these jiggly bits every succeed in their mission.
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