So for those of you who have KA how do you like them so far? Pretty good jeans or what?
My only other raw denim experience is with Naked & Famous and Levis shrink-to-fit. I'm new at it. Will post pics of my KA jeans as they progress.
I managed to get my KA jeans buttoned all of the way up today, woo. The rise on them feels super low. To get the top button I had to pull em up, button 'em, and pull em back down to where they're comfortable. I wish they had more room in the crotch.
The fabric itself is great. Heavy and stiff, irregular and hairy. A bit slubby and a little bit of nep.
I also have the N&F Elephant 2 jeans and my only complaint with those is that the denim is too regular--no character at all, except for being heavy. These KA jeans are the cure for that. I like heavy denim but I don't want to pay $300+ for it.
Unbranded is coming out with 21 oz jeans for under $100
, supposedly. I expect that, like the Elephant jeans, they'll be a super regular fabric with no slub or hairiness. The brassy buttons are a nice touch, and it's supposed to have a blue selvedge line. If they're as cheap as they claim, I'll definitely buy a pair. Then I'm done collecting jeans for at least a year.
Anyone else keep telling themselves that they're not buying any more denim for a while, and just keep coming back?