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Ghost
22nd August 2008, 02:18
I've been a way for some time on and off because I've been working and going out and also doing research.

I love that I don't have to go out anymore to shop because there's many online shops that carry what I need.

But there are times when I wish there was a shop around that carried items that I like and that I could go in and try them out.

We know of a few of them, especially the ones that make themselves known out here, we have the Denimbars, Selfedge, Tobi, the recently opened Revolve shop in LA, Context, Blue in Green and a few other smaller shops and larger department stores with small stock.

Now that's very very little compared to the amount of denim and fashion enthusiasts out there. Even then not all shops carry everything and some tend to specialise in certain types whether it's very eco friendly, different styles, or the traditional japanese kinds.

But I want to know, you as consumers with the money you have, jobs you have, and so forth, what are the majority of brands you would like to see in shops for you to go see? What would get you from out of your houses to try on, rather then just order and try and return by mail?

I'm going to try and make a poll with the larger brands, while keeping the majority of similar brands and styles like Japanese stuff under one category.

I wrote these at the top of my head, I don't hold any of these in higher regard then the others I just want to give you an idea of what I'm looking for. So feel free, to state why you wouldn't carry certain ones over others and so forth.

outsidazz
22nd August 2008, 02:25
i reckon stuff from jappenese would be brilliant.. instead of using proxy.

Benzak
22nd August 2008, 02:38
Benzak Denim Developers (when the first collection is finished, of course)

Gold Soaked Afternoon
22nd August 2008, 02:53
it won't let me vote for some reason but my vote: KMW, Japanese Brands, A.P.C and Imperial

offyatree
22nd August 2008, 03:00
try it from this page, GSA

-nudiefive-
22nd August 2008, 03:04
apart from all on the list, i would love it if denim shop stocks vintage work wear lines..

Gold Soaked Afternoon
22nd August 2008, 03:23
worked from this page offya, thanks

Ghost
22nd August 2008, 03:57
Aside from certain Japanese lines, it seems like some are too hard to carry or hold some sort of contract with a company. I would love to see Samurai around more often, but BiG seems to have that cornered.

Also trying to keep in perspective of not only us but regular consumers as well who are not so hip on the whole workwear lines or just stuff that doesn't stand out to them. I think that sort of stuff would be very specific and I couldn't see it working well next to say something like the more designery brands but I see what you mean.

BlueOctoberFan
22nd August 2008, 04:10
I'd like to see Stronghold in perhaps another shop or two, along with Buzz Ricksons (everyone seems to have Sugar Cane, but none of the other...). Perhaps wider distribution of IronHeart as well.

Marshal
22nd August 2008, 04:24
Oh yes i would love Samurai! well i live in Atlanta and there are only 3-4 shops in Atlanta that even know what dry/raw denim is (Bill Hallman, DressCodes, Wish) and they carry mostly Nudie, Kicking Mule, and APC, But i woud LOVE if a just one shop opened up carrying jap brands. (FlatHead, Skull, Samurai ect..)

tennisINjeans
22nd August 2008, 06:10
what is the recently opened Revolve shop in LA? do you mean revolve clothing? because thats not new

Jakob
22nd August 2008, 15:18
Japanes stuff, Nudie and Cheap Monday. I've been looking for a conny for a couple of years and I don't want to buy it online, so a larger selction would be nice.

iwannudies
22nd August 2008, 15:20
I've been looking for a conny for a couple of years and I don't want to buy it online, so a larger selction would be nice.
Why not? Would it be cheaper to buy it in your local store? Connies are like 300 bucks here last time I checked :-(

Jakob
22nd August 2008, 20:30
I think that denim jacket needs to fit better than a normal jacket for it to look great, so I don't want to gamble. Too big makes you look like a bum and to small make you look like Hank von helvete or something like that

Ghost
22nd August 2008, 22:32
what is the recently opened Revolve shop in LA? do you mean revolve clothing? because thats not new

They used to be an online only shop with their warehouse somewhere outside of Los Angeles. This is their first B&M shop. I believe it's in Melrose now.

tennisINjeans
22nd August 2008, 23:02
They used to be an online only shop with their warehouse somewhere outside of Los Angeles. This is their first B&M shop. I believe it's in Melrose now.

o i see it now. it looks like a pretty cool store
http://www.revolveclothing.com/b/blog/ link if anybody cares

BeauIXI
23rd August 2008, 22:32
Nobody's as into KMW as I thought they would be. Dutil in Vancouver sells KMW and Chimala and Julien Red and Imperial.

offyatree
23rd August 2008, 22:35
Nobody's as into KMW as I thought they would be. Dutil in Vancouver sells KMW and Chimala and Julien Red and Imperial.

dutil has imperials???? wow... i should go there now. lol

Ghost
23rd August 2008, 22:41
Yeah I'm surprised about the KMW thing but at the same time, I think it's more of a North American thing. Same with Crate, or Chip and Pepper and so on.

BeauIXI
23rd August 2008, 22:58
Yeah, but do those two brands have denim from Okayama?

Ghost
24th August 2008, 04:01
Yeah, but do those two brands have denim from Okayama?

I don't think so. But at the same time, everyone here is in a minority. I have to see what appeals to the everyday man. I think it's hard enough to sell them the concept of dry raw denim, then to just throw at them classic heavy japanese denim as well. Depending on where you are too. LA likes flashy, I don't, so a lot of these would fall under the radar to them. I see this being more popular up north, midwest and possibly east.


Someone please delete that guys post!!!

To><ikon
24th August 2008, 05:21
Obviously the more variety the better, but I think a store needs to have a good mix of "cheaper brands" (I use the term lightly) such as cheap monday, APC, nudies, and more expensive brands such as imperials and many of the Japanese companies. People in the know may be looking for premium denim, whereas people trying out the dry denim thing may not be as keen to drop $300 on a pair of jeans. Those same people, however, may come back down the line willing to drop the big bucks........that's more of a businessy standpoint.

Myself personally, I would like to try some KMW, Skulls and Flat Heads

Ghost
24th August 2008, 09:52
Obviously the more variety the better, but I think a store needs to have a good mix of "cheaper brands" (I use the term lightly) such as cheap monday, APC, nudies, and more expensive brands such as imperials and many of the Japanese companies. People in the know may be looking for premium denim, whereas people trying out the dry denim thing may not be as keen to drop $300 on a pair of jeans. Those same people, however, may come back down the line willing to drop the big bucks........that's more of a businessy standpoint.

Myself personally, I would like to try some KMW, Skulls and Flat Heads


That's exactly my train of thought. From a business standpoint it's hard to only focus on the more hardcore brands when you expect ppl to drop from $300 and up on a pair. Especially providing you want to preach the sermon of never wash your denim, you're going to want to have ppl come in often as possible. So I agree with that, having a good mix of the more wallet friendly brands, that will suck them in and then later on bring them back for the more heavy brands. Good call.

Danny R&H
24th August 2008, 12:08
any one know nom de guerre? Based in NY use japanese denim. keep it very simple. Any views out there?

To><ikon
24th August 2008, 15:43
That's exactly my train of thought. From a business standpoint it's hard to only focus on the more hardcore brands when you expect ppl to drop from $300 and up on a pair. Especially providing you want to preach the sermon of never wash your denim, you're going to want to have ppl come in often as possible. So I agree with that, having a good mix of the more wallet friendly brands, that will suck them in and then later on bring them back for the more heavy brands. Good call.

There stands the real hurdle; getting people into a store, then getting them interested in dry denim. I personally would go pepsi with it and slander other "mall" jeans. Run a promotion where bringing in your ugliest pair of pre-washed jeans will get you 10/15% off a purchase of a new "real" pair of jeans (then just hand their old jeans over to charity ;-)). Or maybe whoever brings the ugliest wins a prize? One would also need a decent amount of advertising, storefront and otherwise. Examples of worn/faded dry denim would be awesome too (could run a promotion in that respect as well!).

Going to a store that specializes in dry and premium denim sounds awesome as opposed to going to one that merely carries it. Getting said store on its feet mind you, could be a little tricky.

SteveLeviathan
24th August 2008, 19:16
I can't vote, i get an error message:


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Ghost
24th August 2008, 21:45
any one know nom de guerre? Based in NY use japanese denim. keep it very simple. Any views out there?

I like their other articles of clothing I think they have some great stuff just not very familiar with their denim at all. It doesn't seem to have gotten much attention maybe?


There stands the real hurdle; getting people into a store, then getting them interested in dry denim. I personally would go pepsi with it and slander other "mall" jeans. Run a promotion where bringing in your ugliest pair of pre-washed jeans will get you 10/15% off a purchase of a new "real" pair of jeans (then just hand their old jeans over to charity ;-)). Or maybe whoever brings the ugliest wins a prize? One would also need a decent amount of advertising, storefront and otherwise. Examples of worn/faded dry denim would be awesome too (could run a promotion in that respect as well!).

Going to a store that specializes in dry and premium denim sounds awesome as opposed to going to one that merely carries it. Getting said store on its feet mind you, could be a little tricky.

I was thinking of that as well, showing off the concept of dry denim with actual examples of preworn faded jeans by other ppl to show the customers what they're in for. Promoting isn't as hard as it used to be. With the help of the internet and many design savvy ppl you can have yourself a decent ad campaign up and running. But I agree getting a shop like that started could be hard but not impossible, it's getting that initial attention that will make or break that shop.


I can't vote, i get an error message:

Have you tried from the home page?


Also ppl remember you can vote for more then one option.

SteveLeviathan
25th August 2008, 00:37
Have you tried from the home page?



yeah, that was the first couple of times i tried it, after that i tried it from this topic, same error, after closing the browser, same error, logging off from this mynudies account and logging on, still the same error. even tried other browsers but still the same error.

Ghost
25th August 2008, 22:52
Weird, I think I read someone had a similar problem in the beginning of the thread and they got it to work somehow.

loste
25th August 2008, 22:59
i wish there was some Pace jeans in the stores where i live.
i am thinking about getting a pair of Pace .

Ghost
26th August 2008, 07:32
i wish there was some Pace jeans in the stores where i live.
i am thinking about getting a pair of Pace .

I agree with that. It's good stuff, and you rarely see it pop up anywhere.

griefypants
18th September 2008, 23:40
more naked and famous please

Kiosk 78
19th September 2008, 01:04
This is our current denim brand list:
A.P.C
Skull Jeans
Flathead
Warehouse
Double M Brand
Studio D'Artisan

Alongside this we have just taken delivery of Real Real Genuine (online next week),
Pure Blue will also be instore by the end of the year,
incoming for next season we have Kicking Mule Workshop and Our Legacy plus a few more suprises up our sleeve.

Let me know what else you'd like to see in this line up.

Cheers

Gav
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fashionbambi
30th September 2008, 19:30
Apc

Roxyyy
30th September 2008, 20:05
nudie

lemmy
30th September 2008, 21:57
skulls. denime. japanese evisu. buzz rickson. eastman leather. redmoon leather. so many!