Is Nudie still loved?!?

Discussion in 'Nudie Jeans' started by fairylicks, Oct 20, 2010.

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Is Nudie still loved?

  1. Hellyeah. Nudie rocks!

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  2. Nope. This train is gone...

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  3. Thx, but I don´t smoke!

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  1. laxlife1234 New Member

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    Well, maybe nudie should keep all their jeans, than instead of lab create a better line (less prewashes, moar dry!). Like a really high quality denim like samurais or the flat head. And some nice HEAVY denim, not this 11.5 oz used denim. I most certainly would pay $500 for a nice 18 oz+ denim that fades fast, and contains selvage, details, etc..

    Personally the labs remind me of TR's and the fact that it is prewashed. Otherwise I will keep on buying their main lineup of jeans. Nonetheless I still love nudie. Even if they make ALL prewashes I don't care I will still be a supporter of Nudie.
    Once a Nudie, always a Nudie!
     
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    The best jeans ever had, they are worth to pay a little more but in comparison with For All Mankind or TR's (which I own also a couple) they are cheaper but more comfy and more stronger (not so fast cross rips), even the skinnies and also baggy ones.
    Sure love the dry ones, don't know about Labs, I don't any pairs (Yet ?)
     
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    Nudie's big advantage is, IMO, the fits. There are lots of nicer Japanese brands and stuff, but they seem so obsessed with re-creating vintage jeans that there's just not much that appeals to me. I like a skinnier fit like Thin Finns, and there just aren't many others that make stuff like that. When you factor in the price point (higher-end jeans are vastly more expensive) and the fact that I just like how Nudie looks (the thread color, the back pocket embroidery) they're the clear winner of price + quality + style for me. My two pairs of Finns aren't incredibly fancy but they're well-made and I think the fabric looks great.

    Unlike some people who get $350 Japanese jeans that look like they're falling apart after five months, I'm quite willing to accept slower fades for longer denim life. Seriously, this 11.5lb stretch denim might not be the fanciest but it's tough as hell. No crotch rips coming this way anytime soon.
     
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    It's only some of the brands that do strictly repro fits, a lot of smaller Japanese brands do very modern fits (e.g. the Enishi jeans I'm wearing right now).
    I'd encourage everyone to start looking outside of the forums and look for the smaller brands that aren't often talked about or hyped up.

    Also, not many Japanese denim actually fades super fast - it's only the brands being hyped up by Western retailers (The Flat Head & Samurai come to mind) that uses fabric like that.
    Faster fading, harder wearing, more rips and abrasions = more jeans sales.

    If you're after the toughest, longest lasting denim...check out some of the Studio D'Artisan jeans, Iron Heart jeans or some of Sugar Cane's basic range denim.

    I don't think the Japanese jeans would look like they're falling apart after 5 months either - this is usually from people who don't care for the jeans according to what the mills and manufacturers recommend (i.e. pre-soak for STF, regular washing, etc...it's an organic fabric for gods' sake, if you don't clean it, it will break down fast, doesn't matter what staple of cotton you have).

    Some more modern denim fabrics like the stretch denim (which I assume has spandex, maybe poly, etc) you're talking about of course would be stronger than denim woven from 100% cotton.
    Factor in that most Japanese companies use 100% cotton threads - this is not an indicator of quality, but more a commitment to their roots.
    But if you're after absolute strength in the fabric, better off just going with a poly/cotton mix or a cotton/Kevlar mix...

    IMO, when I see a pair of Nudies at my local Nudie store nowadays, 'quality' isn't something that pops into my mind.
    Nor do they offer much 'value'...they're more expensive than higher end Japanese denim here in Australia.
     
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    @Cold Summer
    Very well said! Fabric is definitely important, but I think fit is everything with jeans. If they don't fit well, then what's the point? And Nudie's fits are always awesome (going from the classic Slim Jims to skinny jeans like Finns, which really are unique).

    It's 11oz btw. Those would be some pretty heavy jeans ;-)
     
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    Just out of curiosity, how much do Nudies cost in AU? They're not TOO bad where I live.
     
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    Anywhere from $300 to $400+.
     
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    ^ Oh wow. I guess they really aren't a good value in Australia then. They only cost like $150-$200 here...
     
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    I think for the basic dry jeans, eg TFDS, SJD, the retail used to be AUD$220, which went up to $250 1-2 years ago, and dry selvage used to retail for $350 3-4 years ago, not sure how much it is now.
     
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    Mike: Ouch, that's expensive for Nudies. At that price point the Japanese brands have a clear advantage. But I got my three pairs of Nudies on sale for under $150 each so I'd say they were a good value for me (especially the selvage Tims, which give me a nice taste of Japanese denim for a fraction of the price.) As far as quality goes, the only fuss I have is that one of the pocket rivets on my TFDOEE is a little off-center but this is extremely minor. I've never washed any of mine (and probably never will since I don't have smell problems and I'm worried about inseam shrinkage) so I have no idea what happens to the durability of the jeans after a wash. I have no experience with their t-shirts or any other products beside the three pairs of jeans I own.

    There's no doubt that most of the Japanese brands offer great quality. As it is, the deciding factors for me are that I'm just so skinny, and that many of the good Japanese jeans are so expensive. Anything with a leg opening of greater than 7" looks baggy on me, and most of the "slim" Japanese cuts I see on Selfedge and other places seem to start at about 7.5-8". I know tailoring is always an option but it's just something I'd rather avoid if possible, plus it's more cost to top things off. There is a great deal of irony in the fact that I'm reluctant to embrace Japanese brands since I've been learning Japanese for over four years and I'm getting ready to move there in a few months. Maybe many years from now when my three current pairs of jeans are blown to pieces I'll scope out some good stuff in Japan but for now I'm quite content with what I've got.
     
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    Well nudie basically introduced me into dry denim, and for that, I thank them a lot. Although I'm still a rookie with Japanese denim (haven't own 1 yet) but this whole dry denim thing plays an important part in my life. I'm constantly lurking around this forum, hungry for more denim knowledge. IMO my TLJDBC and TFDS are the best jeans I've ever worn. Maybe I'll try Japanese brands when both of my jeans are retired, but for now, I'm pretty much happy with what I have. It seems that nudie has some sort of magic to attract hipsters in Australia as many teenagers now are just interested of the brand, instead of the denim. It is cool to have something expensive and everyone has it, but without good knowledge of taking care of it, it's just as worthless as a pair of 20 bucks jeans. I surely hope that in the future nudie doesn't turn into something like Gstar, just the humble nudie is what I want. Oh and of course, more good quality dry denim than prewashed jeans.
     
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    Dunno see the point of this thread, you love what you love and all this talk about "wear what you like and dont care about for others opinion" "passion before fashion" and jada jada, excuse me mr fairylicks, but like or dislike, it is not strong enough to start a thread for. Just dont see the point of this thread, in my point of view. But go on kids lets throw some stones in the house made of glass;-)
     
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    it's a real pity and shame that the ralf got discontinued. Big Minus for Nudie.
     
  14. nudiepunkmajorna New Member

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    april 1 today, ey? the shame and pity is that guys like you max wear shit jeans and not buying enough ralfs;-) (kidding)
     
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    There's no more Ralfs in the nudie store, except those LABs. And I bought a very nice faded (*cough*) RRDS (see my foto albums) and would've bought another, if they hadn't wasted their talent for the dry selvage line on weird cuts like the FF or BB. I would've bought a veggie Ralf in 15 oz in a sec.
     
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    @ npm: So why do you contribute twice, if you don´t see a sence in this thread?!? AND, it was meant to be a survey, which mn members should feel free to post in...
     
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    ^thats your opinion, mine is different. if i not contribute, who will bring the feeling to the thread?;-) hows it going with your 879?- i just love mine and wear them everyday- soon time for another sno-seal. whats up with yours, daily wear? cheer up buddy
     
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    My 879 are doing fine (rhymes :)). I don´t wear em everyday, but they are already a little bit blue stained. I am curious about how different our two pairs will look in six months or so...
     
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    ^well we have to check them out, im gonna tear the shit out of mine- i promise you
    got no blue stains at all, fold-up jeans like crazy. so im bringing in the dirt to my boots. check what are you wearing today- posted a pic
     
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    Nudies were the only reason I got into raw denim a few years back & for that, I'll probably always wear Nudies.
     

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