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    Diesel Jeans

    These are very expensive. I know this is because they're Diesel Jeans and have the notoriety, but are they well made? Would you say their build quality is better than "normal" jeans?
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    I can't speak to Diesel, but I have bought expensive jeans (Big Star), and they have lasted 2-3x as long as the jeans I had been buying for 1/3 the price.

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    What constitutes "quality" for you when talking about a pair of jeans? Straighter, cleaner stitching? Flatter seams? Nicer fit? Fancy embroidery on the back pockets? Or are you after a pair of jeans that can put up with more abuse: Heavier stitching and denim, even though the seams may be bulkier and not as dressy looking?

    Diesel is decent if you're looking for a pair of jeans for going out to the clubs, but not if you want a pair for working in your garden and garage. For me, jeans are a utilitarian garment and I care more about durability than anything else.
    And, most "dress denim" companies don't make anything that fits me so I can't wear it anyhow.
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    I have Wrangler jeans older than my oldest kid.
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    I usually buy Levis 505s, and the one more expensive brand I bought were two pairs of Lucky Brand... that I ended up cutting off! they have a bit of stretch, and I wear them all the time in the summer for days when I'm biking aroung town. I've never had a pair of jeans go kaput on me.

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    Diesel brand is to be of quality. I have a couple of Diesel products including jeans that I rank high on brands that I own. The jeans fit and wash well. Most importantly, the zippers stay put and don't ride down like those on less expensive jeans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ilikebikes View Post
    I have Wrangler jeans older than my oldest kid.
    Newer Wranglers aren't very durable nor are they comfortable. One of the cheapest jeans you can buy, really.

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    Aren't those jeans like $100 a pair?

    I go to the local Goodwill and pick up a pair of jeans for $5 when I need new jeans. Can't recall the last time I purchased a brand new pair of jeans.
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    For me, I find the optimal jean price (yeah, I'm a dork) is around $90 CAD. Once you start getting up into the $300 jeans, they may be fancier, but the build quality isn't $210 better. Less than $75 new means they last about 2 years, tops.
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    I pay more for the ones with holes in them already.
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    ~4x the cost of normal jeans?!...they'd better be dirt, vomit, and bulletproof.

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    haha I love the responses.

    I have a few "utility" jeans that I use when I work in a shop (work study during school) and projects, but otherwise I like to wear nice fitting jeans. The reason I brought this up was because a coworker who has a slim build like me said Diesel jeans fit really well and that he's had his pairs for 5 years and wears them all the time. This suggests to me good quality is at play; nicely stitched, unlikely to come undone, etc.

    I like to see what others think before buying stuff, especially expensive stuff.

    As a matter of principle I would never buy 300 dollar jeans, but Diesel jeans don't appear to be that costly.
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    With the cost of four pairs of jeans, what bike that would get you?

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    Generally clothes that last a long time is due to the fact that they're cared for properly. (i.e. no hot/warm water washes, and little to no time in the dryer...also with no high heat).

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    They fit me well, plus the females love them

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    Quote Originally Posted by x136 View Post
    I recently donated a few pair of jeans that were at least 3 or 4 years old. I'm tall and slim enough that it's rare that I can find my size in stores. The only reason I replaced them was that I found that a 34 length fits me much better than 32. They were still perfectly wearable otherwise.

    What were they? $20 Arizona jeans, JC Penney's store brand.
    Hey, that's the brand I wear. I'm a fellow cheapskate. I have some Az's that are 3 years old and are just fine.
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    I've been getting Urban Pipelines (I'm a Tony Hawk skateboard dude...30 years ago) from Kohl's. The last pair I got on sale, and with a $10 off card = $3.14 incl. tax.
    I don't like paying $40 for the used-to-be-made-in-the-states Levis, much less any jeans that cost three figures.

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    I just found a perfect pair of jeans for $10 on a sale rack. I don't think I've ever spent more than $50 on them.
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    I've never worn Diesel but they are a reputable brand and I'm told they are of top quality. I usually wear Lucky these days. Mainly because they seem to be the only brand I can find that fits good, plus the quality is top notch and they last me 3 or 4 years before they look haggard and worn out. I stopped buying Levis, etc, when I kept getting jeans that fell apart in 3 months and had each leg a different length.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skijor View Post
    I've been getting Urban Pipelines (I'm a Tony Hawk skateboard dude...30 years ago) from Kohl's. The last pair I got on sale, and with a $10 off card = $3.14 incl. tax.
    I don't like paying $40 for the used-to-be-made-in-the-states Levis, much less any jeans that cost three figures.
    I have a few pairs of U.P. jeans, too. For $10 on sale, I wouldn't complain if they fell apart in a year; and they've lasted me three so far. Not bad, but the fit isn't as nice as my Levi's 505 pairs. Though it is a bit disappointing to see that Hecho en Mexico tag in 'em after growing up with Levi Strauss as the iconic U.S. brand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdon View Post
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    +100. i love these and they last forever. a little pricey but nords rack has em for about $100. i tried paper denim but naaah.

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    seven & diesel make POS jeans. most of their stuff aren't even selvage. keep drinking the koolaid if you like burning money

    if the $$$ is really burning a hole in your pocket, earnest sewn stuff is top notch. since i don't have that problem, i go to uniqlo. very nice dark indigo selvage jeans for $40 (japanese material, made in china), selvage jeans made in japan are for $80. this thread should have ended with the second post

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