Unbranded vs Gap? Raw/selvedge on a budget

November 29, 2010 @ 23:54:05
Aside from the interwebz, where do most people cop APC's?
November 30, 2010 @ 01:21:08
^from a local shop that stocks APC's?
Support your local indie shops!!
December 04, 2010 @ 23:40:54
I'll go against the grain here but I'll try to be neutral as well:

I got some GAP Skinny Selvedge last month. I thought I wasn't going to be able to fit on em since I don't usually wear skinny (I don't have slim legs, always been athletic). The GAP Selvedge fits me like a glove with some room for my manhood to breath. It stretches to an inch and it's all gravy after that. I went on my natural size. If you're on the leaner side you might want to size down.

As for fading: It's turning out very good. I'm wearing em as much as I can. I can see some fading on the legs now and the butt area after a month's wear.

Unbranded Denim - I'm still trying very hard to figure out my cut on these. I basically have gone through Tapereds and the Straight cuts. My conclusion: while the denim is much more thicker and the jeans are much more affordable, I think they could've made the seat a tad slimmer for both and the pockets smaller. The leg for both cuts are about an inch bigger than GAP Selvedge.

I have not tried the Skinny but I really think I won't fit on them. Unbranded has a tighter fit from waist-thigh area and I've already tried on sizing one up but I found it to be yet again loose on the leg (I wish they could be an inch slimmer on the leg). I'm trying to look for some size 31 Tapereds in Black and Grey right now. I really think this would fit me very well.


Overall, I like the way my GAP Selvedge FITS( I wish they made them in Black too) though I do love the stiffness of the Unbranded Denims. For $40 you can't go wrong with the Unbranded.
December 08, 2010 @ 23:01:06
GAP are ridiculous thin. Unbranded anyday, unless you find a pair of GAP's from like 07-08
December 09, 2010 @ 21:36:43
Uniqlo MIJ Raw selvedge, can be had for $50 and is (imo) better than UO, which is better than Gap.
December 19, 2010 @ 23:33:45
unbranded are clearly better. and you can get straight fit, taper, or skinny so better to choose from.
December 21, 2010 @ 14:43:26
I read somewhere that Unbranded is made by naked & famous, so i assume that they are built about the same?
December 27, 2010 @ 13:15:57
The new Gap's feel just like any other "raw/rigid" cheapo jeans. If you're getting gap, you gotta get lucky and fine a pair of early 21st century 1969's (before they turned all their Gap jeans to '1969') used. They were "Made in Italy" with hidden rivets, super thick/hairy denim, and a serial number for each pair. IIRC you had to size down two.
December 31, 2010 @ 19:55:40
I still have a pair of the original "raw" gap jeans that shit was thick. Fit was on point to.
January 06, 2011 @ 08:46:08
My GAP straight selvedge has faded a lot. I wore them everyday + skated in them.

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January 06, 2011 @ 10:39:31
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January 06, 2011 @ 11:09:47
$45 for gap selvedge denim was a must cop for me smokeyface
I bought it recently, I will post pics on the pickup thread soon and maybe this.
too lazy to do it now.
January 06, 2011 @ 13:47:00
i will pick gap
January 08, 2011 @ 15:38:51
if you can't decide and are on a tight budget just wait for a sale or something.
i just got n&f's on sale for $40.

but still i'd go for the unbrandeds if sales are unheard of for the next few weeks.
January 08, 2011 @ 20:19:44
if you can't decide and are on a tight budget just wait for a sale or something.
i just got n&f's on sale for $40.

but still i'd go for the unbrandeds if sales are unheard of for the next few weeks.


Are these sales online only?
January 08, 2011 @ 21:42:43
^Most likely. Check Plndr they have had N&F before and I have seen it for cheap.

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January 08, 2011 @ 22:38:12
if you can't decide and are on a tight budget just wait for a sale or something.
i just got n&f's on sale for $40.

but still i'd go for the unbrandeds if sales are unheard of for the next few weeks.


whered u get the n&f's for that cheap??)
January 09, 2011 @ 00:56:14
Are these sales online only?


Naw, they were in store. it was an extended sale from boxing day/week.
they started off at $129.99 then marked down to $79.99 then went down to $39.99 and thats when i decided to cop. luckily i made it in time to get the last pair.
January 09, 2011 @ 01:16:11
i used to have gap selvedge that faded REALLY REALLY well.. i was an idiot and made them into shorts though tongueface
January 14, 2011 @ 04:27:38
Anyone have these jeans? How are they?
http://www.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=7041&vid=1&pid=683783
January 14, 2011 @ 13:14:31
I have those in straight fit (6 months) and the denim is pretty thin (good cotton weight for summer). They are one wash so fading is very slow, maybe even not that much at all in areas you want (thigh, combs, stacks). It's nice if you like the dark look though...
January 14, 2011 @ 22:59:11
GAP are ridiculous thin. Unbranded anyday, unless you find a pair of GAP's from like 07-08


yeah i have to agree with you, unbranded jeans are raw denim, but i prefer N&F denim because the're more stylish.

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September 04, 2012 @ 00:30:38
I got a pair of gap selvage denim got $17 today and I've worn a lot of selvage denim in my day. They jean quality may not be the best but for the price its a steal. Apc are probably the best as far as thickness, they pretty heavy and nudie quality is great. Even thou I will say I like Levi's premiums the best out of the jeans I've had they were so nice. Old heshers tailored perfectly to me, they're hard to find now thou. If anyone's looking to buy a new pair of nudies size 30x30 (never worn) only hemmed, average joes or a perfect wear apc denim, warn to perfection 32x30 new statement and also a vintage pair of 505 1960s remake by levis vintage co. Email me at arrondean@gmail.com.
September 10, 2012 @ 05:11:05
Limited sizes, you might be lucky

Unbranded Tapered size 29, 30, 32
and
Unbranded Skinny size 30, 31, 32

are both on sale at ABCDENIM for $66
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