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J Crew Wallace & Barnes Cone Denim?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by dieselman89, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. dieselman89

    dieselman89 Well-Known Member

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    Anyone? I would have thought someone on the forum would have tried these by now.
     
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    I have not tried the Wallace and Barnes denim but own a couple shirts by them. The quality is pretty good. The thickness of their flannel material is great.
     
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    Do you think they are worth the price?
     
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    I picked up a pair when they were 30% off, although they are nice, I don't think they are worh the price so they will be going back.
     
  6. dieselman89

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    Wow! Disappointed. What jeans do you typically wear? I have APCs. How do they line up? Whats makes them not worth the price? They are 13.5 oz...
     
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    You can find cone mills jeans at the same price/cheaper with likely better construction. Though that's just a guess. Took a good hard look at the Wallace and Barnes flannels and they were pretty good. Not up to Flat Head/Iron Heart level of construction but very good and cheaper.

    See:
    http://www.rawrdenim.com/2012/11/5-raw-jeans-for-beginners/

    Particularly the Left Field NYC Greaser Jeans for $175.
     
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    For me there are a few things that are important when buying a pair of jeans. Obviously u want them well made but I own a few pairs of high priced jeans and hate the way I look in them. I mean yea they are $400 to $500 well made jeans but I look like shit in them. So for me I'd rather buy something that fits me better than the quality being the reason I bought them. The unfortunate thing of a lot of the jeans we all like is they are not available to try on unless u buy and return till u find the right pair. Some of the supposed start up denims may be looked at as entry level jeans to most denim heads but when it comes to fits they tend to have the best fits as they are made for the general public and not the repro type customer. My point is don't get caught up in the name or price of a Jean because u will regret it like I have. For me it's overall fit then quality then price.
     
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    Great point What are your thoughts on the durability with this company?
     
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    I own the PAC. Heard mixed reviews about apcs. It's hard to find naked and famous. I've gotta try jeans on before buying them.
     
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    Based on the shirts I own I'd say they are constructed well. They definitely have better shirt fabric then jcrew. So I would think it's a step up on what they produce. Either way if u bought them u would be venturing into the unknown and taking a risk that cost $200+ . The good thing is if they don't fit or are not what u expected u can simply return em.
     
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    Erase this
     
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    j crew will let you return the jeans after wearing them??? Leaning toward the naked and famous just can't find them anywhere. The umbra des is too risky though. O many mixed reviews to save $100
     
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    Contact the guys over at http://tateandyoko.com/ They're pretty good with sizing questions and ask about their return policy, I believe its pretty easy. They carry a lot of N&F.

    Not sure where you live but there are a lot of shops around NYC that carry the brand as well.
     
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    oh no not if u wear them. By the way i like the naked and famous weird guy fit myself. the fit is good. U should try the Unbranded brand. they are $80 for 14 oz and $100 for their 21 oz denim
     
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    Good call - same company as N&F but with lower quality hardware and construction in somewhere China-ish but not China. I'd guess the denim quality isn't as good either but that's a great price.
     
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    So I pulled the trigger on the jeans from the original post. I liked them and wanted to five them a chance. Seems like they have already stretched after just 2 wears.
     
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    Did you get them on sale?!
     
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    15% off. I needed a pair of jeans. Got sick of looking around. I was trying to find N&F jeans and couldn't locate any in my area. The unbranded was not appealing as people say construction is so-so. When I tried the Wallace and Barnes on in store they fit well. Disappointed after two wears. Will give another wear. I hate to size down and be uncomfortable in the jeans for a few months just to break them in.
     
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    How's the fit on them? I'm sure they will loosen up in a week or so. As for N&F jeans if u ever want to try a pair www.*********.com has a great sale on right now 30% off .
     

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