#menswear #grungy #streetwear
On the Streets of London Men’s Fashion Week Spring 2015
so casual i love it
Rogue Territory // 14.5oz Stanton - Purchased 10/12/13
So since October of 2013, I’ve been wearing these quite often. I know some of my friends remember me trying to break these in; leaving indigo skid marks everywhere I sat. Not being able to sit down on park benches and just walking around like I got a stick up my ass lol. Trying to break in 14.5oz denim is no easy task. For the most part, it’s been going well and the jeans have been holding up well EXCEPT for my left pocket. Which I only use to keep my iPhone. Literally that pocket is not allowed to house anything other than my phone. Last time I checked, iPhones are not sharp so I don’t get why my pocket keeps ripping apart like this. You can see the red stitching where I tried to do some damage control but now I think this pocket is just beyond repair.
For jeans that cost upwards of $250 (including tax), the pockets should not be deteriorating like this. I have had a $50 pair of Levi’s from like 2008 that is still in such good condition. How is that these pockets are literally falling apart at the seams? Not even at the seams, it’s just falling apart- the fabric is deteriorating… Really unacceptable. I am hoping Rogue Territory can offer some advice, or maybe even send me a new pocket so I can take it to my tailor to redo? I don’t even know… what happens when your pocket just falls apart? Maybe I can send it back to them?
But breaking these in have been quite tough. I remember the first few months they were SO stiff that it actually hurt to sit down. The creases behind the knee would pinch my skin and I would have to just fight through it. FOR THE WHISKERS! Now it’s a bit more comfortable. I’m still not as mobile as if I were wearing my Levi’s, but I can still get my ass on and off a park bench, which was pretty much impossible in the early months. I’m not that much of a denim head so if I could do it again, I would definitely opt for the lighter 10oz denim. I think it would help speed up the breaking in process.
Overall these jeans are really nice. I love the quality of them (except for the pocket of course) and the back pen pocket has gotten me a lot of compliments. By girls… which means they are looking at my ass, which means the jeans fit well around the ass (or they fit horribly?), which means I got my moneys worth.
I reached out to RT about my pocket and hopefully they can offer some assistance. I honestly don’t know what they can do except ask me to send in my jeans for repair, which I would love, but seriously… this is a hassle. Jeans are supposed to just last. This is not cool. It is however giving me a new found appreciation for what Levi’s has been doing for all these years. If for whatever reason RT refuses to address this issue, I may just walk away from this luxe denim life and go back to my roots.
What jeans are you wearing? Do you have a favorite brand/fit and why?
The good folks at RT have already reached out to me to help me resolve this issue with the pocket. Cool.
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Blind Barber’s Erik Whalen for QC-WC, launching today, www.qc-wc.com
YES LOVE THIS JACKET!
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ENTREE Lifestyle // Spring II 2014 Collection
Brooklyn based and at it since ‘99, this small team of friends created something really amazing here. Apparently they started with just two friends and grew to a team of 5; started just printing t-shirts and selling it out of the back of a truck and now grown into a major company selling in over 150 boutiques around the world.
I don’t normally wear too much color or print but I think you can get away with something a bit more bold and “loud” in the warmer months. I am definitely looking forward to picking up some jerseys from Entree LS in the coming weeks.
Definitely check them out.