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    Check out this fixed gear themed street clothing brand: SFCycle

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    28 dollar t shirts? no thanks.

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    There are some really cool prints there, but the shirts are way overpriced. Admittedly, I've dropped $300 on a pair of jeans more than once, but I can't justify $30 for a t-shirt that will completely lose its shape after the first wash and be useless. I would think the $18-20 price point would be more reasonable. And with free shipping. I don't think these are hand-printed, custom tailored t-shirts so it doesn't make sense to charge those kinds of prices for them.

    Awesome stuff, though. I'll bookmark it though in case they do a "desperation sale" and mark their stuff down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heymatthew View Post
    There are some really cool prints there, but the shirts are way overpriced. Admittedly, I've dropped $300 on a pair of jeans more than once, but I can't justify $30 for a t-shirt that will completely lose its shape after the first wash and be useless. I would think the $18-20 price point would be more reasonable. And with free shipping. I don't think these are hand-printed, custom tailored t-shirts so it doesn't make sense to charge those kinds of prices for them.

    Awesome stuff, though. I'll bookmark it though in case they do a "desperation sale" and mark their stuff down.
    $300 jeans, now you're talkin. My most expensive pair is just a 200 pair of APCs, but I wish I would have spent more, haha. But yeah, I own some of his shirts and the quality is along the lines of American Apparel, so they're slim and retain their shape nicely after wash. I know what you mean by those shirts that lose their shape after one wash though - they're the baggy wide ones made with hard cotton. I hate wearing those. Aren't they made by the company "Anvil" or something?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Training.Wheels View Post
    $300 jeans, now you're talkin. My most expensive pair is just a 200 pair of APCs, but I wish I would have spent more, haha. But yeah, I own some of his shirts and the quality is along the lines of American Apparel, so they're slim and retain their shape nicely after wash. I know what you mean by those shirts that lose their shape after one wash though - they're the baggy wide ones made with hard cotton. I hate wearing those. Aren't they made by the company "Anvil" or something?
    Oh... I didn't realize they were the higher end t-shirts. I will definitely keep them bookmarked if that's the case. I've got American Apparel Tri-Blend t-shirts that I've been wearing literally for years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmontgomery87 View Post
    28 dollar t shirts? no thanks.
    And it's a cheap, stinky, rash inducing polyester blend. Nothing breathes worse or collects bacteria like polyester. Man made crap.

    $300.00 jeans guys???????? Um...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by SquidPuppet View Post
    And it's a cheap, stinky, rash inducing polyester blend. Nothing breathes worse or collects bacteria like polyester. Man made crap.

    $300.00 jeans guys???????? Um...........
    I wouldn't want to wear them for 100 mile rides, but I think some of the designs are really cool. If they ever go on sale, I'd pick one or two up. I buy my American Apparel t-shirts on eBay for a fraction of what they cost new in the store.

    As for the jeans, I buy high-end denim. It's sort of my way of spoiling myself. I prefer the way they fit as opposed to Levis or the like. Also, I literally wear them for many, many years. I figure if I buy a pair of jeans for $300 and I wear them 3x a week for 5 years, that's 780 wears. The cost per wear drops to less than 50 cents. In my opinion, it's a small price to pay for jeans that fit well and look good.

    At least that's how I justify it to my wife.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SquidPuppet View Post
    $300.00 jeans guys???????? Um...........
    You ride fixed but don't have a pair of $300 dollar jeans? What kind of hipster are you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Training.Wheels View Post
    You ride fixed but don't have a pair of $300 dollar jeans? What kind of hipster are you?
    Real hipsters get their jeans from the thrift store. Duh. Everybody knows that.
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    First, $300 jeans wtf? I feel real guilty paying $70.

    And am I the only one who thinks american apparel has **** quality? I have several shirts the same size but some are way larger or smaller than the others. Also, when you fold them none of the seams line up. Their sewing is so crooked. I don't shop there anymore. Don't know how they could **** up so much. Not to mention their stuff is real expensive for just being blank cloth.

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    Yeah, **** that. $16 Dickies cut into shorts for lyfe.

    Also, American Apparel shirts suck. I'd rather wear a paper bag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by murrellington View Post
    First, $300 jeans wtf? I feel real guilty paying $70.

    And am I the only one who thinks american apparel has **** quality? I have several shirts the same size but some are way larger or smaller than the others. Also, when you fold them none of the seams line up. Their sewing is so crooked. I don't shop there anymore. Don't know how they could **** up so much. Not to mention their stuff is real expensive for just being blank cloth.
    To each his own I guess... I buy expensive jeans. Pretty much everything else I own is middle-of-the-road clothing.

    As for the AA stuff. I haven't bought any in probably 4 years or so. I'm not sure if they changed their manufacturing or what, but I know they were having some talks of bankruptcy. I think they were discussing taking their clothing manufacturing overseas. Perhaps that's what has happened. All of my AA shirts are 4+ years old, fit like the day I bought them and have held up to countless washes. And I paid roughly $10 each for them on eBay. You find me a $10 t-shirt anywhere in the world that you can wear for 4 years that doesn't lose its shape or shrink up in the wash.

    I'm interested to see their new stuff though, because they may have sent the manufacturing overseas, which would explain the lousy quality. I guess I need to find new t-shirts when it's time to buy some.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    Also, American Apparel shirts suck. I'd rather wear a paper bag.
    It'd be more environmentally friendly, for sure. I wouldn't want to deal with the chafing, though.
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    Yeah it's kinda like playing roulette with AA when it comes to sizing and quality. That's why I prefer to try them on in store if I am going to get something from them. I do like the way their shirts feel and the slim fit, though. And yes on the Dickies shorts, haha.
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    Have any of you guys tried the Dickie's slim shorts yet? Most of their shorts have the, um... "thug" cut (meaning they go down like 7" below the knee and have about a 65" opening at the bottom). I saw the slim ones on Amazon the other day. For $20 it might be worth a shot, just didn't know if you guys had tried them yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heymatthew View Post
    I paid roughly $10 each for them on eBay. You find me a $10 t-shirt anywhere in the world that you can wear for 4 years that doesn't lose its shape or shrink up in the wash.
    You can buy them individually at wholesale prices (bout 7 dollars) here too: American Apparel USA Made Clothing for Men, Women and Youth
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    I prefer Twin Six as far as designs go. More geared towards road bikes though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostSS View Post
    I prefer Twin Six as far as designs go. More geared towards road bikes though.
    Tons of great designs there, too! Thanks for sharing!
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    I stopped buying american apparel maybe 5 years ago so they've been ****ty quite a while now. I won't buy anything there. With one exception. I but all my tank tops from AA. The trip blend 50/25/25 tanks are the best fitting and most comfortable tank I can find. Perfect for the gym but they also look good on sunny casual days. Anyways, if you want slim shorts just get some chino shirts from h and m and roll the bottoms up. Classy! And cheap

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    I like the cool kids moving into their raw denim crap, just means they aren't buying up all the skate goods at Ross/thrift stores anymore. I came up on a pair Marc Johnson matix pants for fourteen bucks the other day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heymatthew View Post
    You find me a $10 t-shirt anywhere in the world that you can wear for 4 years that doesn't lose its shape or shrink up in the wash.
    Price and quality garments vs price and 'fashion' are two entirely different things.

    My 76 year old mother was a seamstress when she was younger. She worked on upholstery, drapery and garments. At one point she worked for a company that made high end travel coaches that were the Mercedes of coaches. Any workmanship less than 100% flawless was grounds for termination. As a kid shopping for back to school clothes, I'd point at this shirt or those pants and she'd say "Nope" and point out why she wouldnt buy them. Poor quality fabric and poor workmanship. She taught me a lot about fabrics, gauges, weaves, preshrinking, and appropriate stiching for intended uses. I can now look at a garment and tell if it was assembled correctly (weave direction) and if the stiching technique is suitable, adequate, excellent, or poor. I can also identify good or poor fasteners and fastener mounting workmanship.

    There are only a handfull of Jeans available in the USA that are worth buying IMO, based on fabric, stiching technique, fasteners, construction and workmanship. All of them run around $30.00 - $50.00 depending on sales. Anything priced above that is actually an inferior product being marketed as a fashion item, not a durable garment. And, IMO, first and foremost, a pair of Jeans should be a durable garment.

    Fit is certainly a personal preference of course, but I refuse to spend $200.00 on a pair of jeans that were built with a wimpy thread count denim, not chain stitched, only double stiched, non copper and/or two piece fasteners, etc. A good pair of jeans will actually feel heavy and stiff on the store shelf and require a few washings and wearings to break in and fit comfortably.

    A good pair of Jeans, subjected only to casual wear (not industrial rigors)and properly laundered, should last decades.

    Perceived prestige comes into some shoppers decision making process as well. And while I appreciate that, I don't subscribe.

    A Rolex watch will indicate the time of day just as accurately (no more though) as a Seiko will, but because the wearer has spent $10,000.00 more, has he truly demonstrated a superior decision making process? A higher intellect? No. Just a deeper pocket and a hunger for status symbolism, which is an oxymorn if you think about it.

    High fashion and expensive jewelry have always perplexed me. Especially diamonds, since they are as 'rare' as pine tree needles.

    Don't get me started on shoes.............

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    why would anyone spend 300 dollars on jeans let alone a hundred....

    jesus.... what makes a pair of jeans worth 300??? a brand name stitched on lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by SquidPuppet View Post
    Price and quality garments vs price and 'fashion' are two entirely different things.

    My 76 year old mother was a seamstress when she was younger. She worked on upholstery, drapery and garments. At one point she worked for a company that made high end travel coaches that were the Mercedes of coaches. Any workmanship less than 100% flawless was grounds for termination. As a kid shopping for back to school clothes, I'd point at this shirt or those pants and she'd say "Nope" and point out why she wouldnt buy them. Poor quality fabric and poor workmanship. She taught me a lot about fabrics, gauges, weaves, preshrinking, and appropriate stiching for intended uses. I can now look at a garment and tell if it was assembled correctly (weave direction) and if the stiching technique is suitable, adequate, excellent, or poor. I can also identify good or poor fasteners and fastener mounting workmanship.

    There are only a handfull of Jeans available in the USA that are worth buying IMO, based on fabric, stiching technique, fasteners, construction and workmanship. All of them run around $30.00 - $50.00 depending on sales. Anything priced above that is actually an inferior product being marketed as a fashion item, not a durable garment. And, IMO, first and foremost, a pair of Jeans should be a durable garment.

    Fit is certainly a personal preference of course, but I refuse to spend $200.00 on a pair of jeans that were built with a wimpy thread count denim, not chain stitched, only double stiched, non copper and/or two piece fasteners, etc. A good pair of jeans will actually feel heavy and stiff on the store shelf and require a few washings and wearings to break in and fit comfortably.

    A good pair of Jeans, subjected only to casual wear (not indutrial rigors)and properly laundered, should last decades.

    Perceived prestige comes into some shoppers decision making process as well. And while I appreciate that, I don't subscribe.

    A Rolex watch will indicate the time of day just as accurately (no more though) as a Seiko will, but because the wearer has spent $10,000.00 more, has he truly demonstrated a superior decision making process? A higher intellect? No. Just a deeper pocket and a hunger for status symbolism.

    High fashion and jewelry have always perplexed me.

    Don't get me started on shoes.............

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    While I mostly agree with what you're saying, your logic could be applied to anything. For instance, I drive a Toyota Tacoma. It gets me to work and back, yes? Yes. But so would my bike. My Tacoma cost me $30,000. My bike cost me $400 and it does the same thing my Tacoma does, only more efficiently. Then again, my legs could get me to work just as easily as my bike, albeit at a slower pace. My legs were free. A Rolex tells time fine. So does a Seiko. Cheaper than that? A Timex. Cheaper than that? A sun dial. Do you own a GPS? Why not just use a compass and/or a map?

    I have seen a lot of jeans that were $300+ that were garbage. But I tend to give things a fair amount of thought and research before buying. I used to buy True Religion Jeans, but they lose their shape too quickly and have to be washed and dried more often to get their shape back. I now wear Diesel and Seven mostly. I can wear a pair of Diesel jeans 4 or 5 times without washing and they hold their shape extremely well. I wore my first pair of Diesels probably 3+ days a week for over 5 years. I paid $265 for them on sale (I remember because my mom was with me when I bought them and I thought she was going to have a heart attack when the guy gave me my total). In my opinion, that's a hell of a deal for a piece of clothing. I only got rid of them because they became so thin, I was afraid they'd just split one day while I was at work or something and I didn't want to be caught with my pants down (literally).

    I don't know anything about stitch count or fabrics or fasteners or whatever, but in real-world use, the denim that I buy works for me and is a good value, in my opinion. Sure, I could get Levis and make them last me 5 or 6 years, I suppose, but I don't like the way they fit or feel so I tend to not want to wear them. I would love to know more about the materials from which my clothing is made. It's interesting to know that kind of stuff and I'm a bit jealous that you can tell so much about a pair of jeans just by looking at the threads and stitching and what not.

    Have I wasted a lot of money on ****ty jeans that ended up not being what I thought? Sure. But I've done the same with bikes, guns, computers, cameras, fountain pens (I spent $600 on a fountain pen that I wanted so badly I couldn't stand it and upon receiving it hated it almost immediately). I just buy what I like now and if it costs me more than what the next guy likes, so be it. To each his own.

    And don't get ME started on shoes. I bought a pair of Red Wing Iron Rangers this summer and they're worth every last copper cent I spent on them. I'd sleep in them if my wife would let me. They blow away any other boot I've ever put my foot in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GENESTARWIND View Post
    why would anyone spend 300 dollars on jeans let alone a hundred....

    jesus.... what makes a pair of jeans worth 300??? a brand name stitched on lol
    Most of my high end jeans have no branding on them whatsoever (other than a tag inside or maybe some little leather tag on the waistband). I don't buy jeans with big pocket flaps or back pocket stitching. As I said before, to each his own. My dad asks me why I like Macs and what makes them worth a few times what a comparable Windows machine is worth. He just can't even wrap his brain around why I'd buy a Mac over a Windows machine.

    Simply put, I hate Windows. Why do I buy Diesels? Because I don't like Levis. Why did I buy a Toyota? Because I don't like Ford or Chevy.

    It really just comes down to personal preference. I spend my money on jeans. What's your guilty pleasure?
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