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Oct

as far as ramen budgeting goes- the one thing that i'd likrecommend is 501s as replacement for serious jeans (quality denim is like the single most expensive piece of a non-suiting wardrobe in my experience) is tailored 501s. Besides maybe gap 1969 (which i've no first hand with), most mid ranged price denim (jcrew etc) is terribly marked up and generally not worth it. 501s tend to be of comprable quality to anything below like $200 jeans, and fifteen bucks tailoring get's you the fit you want.

- Asked by slothbearwolf

Yes, definitely. Especially if you can get their selvedge ones, which I think run around $150 or less on sale. I’m not convinced I really need to pay a lot of money for denim given how rarely I wear it and mainly just use it for when I’m home lounging around, doing chores or running to the store.

For my money, I’d rather spend $200 toward a lot of other things besides denim — like shoes, jackets and trousers.

ADDING abearemerges said:

their selvage 501 is about 100 bucks right now (pretty worth it if you can spring), but (if i dare repeat myself on a comment on your blog) if you have to do a lot of tailoring, be careful about the selvage line

Yeah, I should clarify that I didn’t get my selvedge pair tapered.

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  1. slothbearwolf said: their selvage 501 is about 100 bucks right now (pretty worth it if you can spring), but (if i dare repeat myself on a comment on your blog) if you have to do a lot of tailoring, be careful about the selvage line
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