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How is denim quality?

Hey guys,

I'm new to buying denim jeans and I was wondering, how is denim quality? I usually just buy any jeans that fit me nicely and look good, but I've been hearing a lot about the importance of denim quality lately. I'm curious to know what makes a good quality denim and how do I know if I'm buying a good pair of jeans? Do certain brands or types of denim have better quality than others? I'm looking for some advice from experienced denim lovers out there. Thanks in advance!

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Hey everyone,

As someone who has also been on the hunt for great quality denim, I definitely agree with what's been said so far. But I'd also like to add that the cut and style of the jeans can also make a big difference in their overall quality.

Personally, I've found that slim and straight fits tend to be more flattering and versatile than other styles. Plus, they tend to look great on both men and women. When it comes to the cut, I always look for jeans that have a higher rise, as that helps to create a more streamlined silhouette and prevent any unsightly muffin top situations.

Another thing to consider is the dye used to color the denim. In my experience, jeans that are made with indigo dyes tend to have a richer, more vibrant color and also age beautifully over time. Some brands also offer pre-faded denim, but in my opinion, the dye in those types of jeans can be a bit weaker and may fade too quickly.

When it comes to high-quality denim brands, I highly recommend checking out brands like AGOLDE, Grlfrnd, and Citizens of Humanity. These brands offer great quality and a range of cuts and styles to suit different preferences.

Overall, there are many factors that go into the quality of denim, and it's important to consider all of them when making a purchase. But with a bit of research and some experimentation, I'm sure you'll be able to find a great pair of jeans that will last you a long time.


Hey everyone,

In my experience, denim quality is everything! As someone who wears denim daily, I look for the fabric weight, washing techniques, and cut.

Like others have mentioned, fabric weight plays a significant role in the quality of denim. Higher quality denim typically weighs around 11-14 ounces per yard, which results in a durable and long-lasting pair of jeans.

When it comes to washing, I prefer jeans that have been pre-washed to get rid of excess dyes and prevent color bleeding. Additionally, high-quality denim typically undergoes a sophisticated washing process, resulting in jeans that look and feel unique.

As for the cut, I am a fan of classic straight leg jeans, although I do enjoy experimenting with different styles. I love that the classic cut of straight leg jeans never goes out of fashion and can easily be dressed up or down.

One of my favorite brands for high-quality denim is DL1961. Their jeans are made with eco-friendly fibers, offer a flattering fit and have great durability. I also enjoy Levi's, as their classic cuts and washes are always on-trend and timeless.

Overall, investing in quality denim is an excellent way to build a sustainable wardrobe. Great-quality denim is long-lasting, stylish, and versatile, making it a worthwhile investment.


Hey there! As someone who is really into denim, I think I can be of assistance here. In my personal experience, quality denim is all about the type of cotton used, the construction, and the texture. For instance, I've found that jeans made with high-quality, long-staple cotton tend to last longer and keep their shape better over time. They also tend to have a nice, soft hand feel.

When it comes to construction, I always look for jeans that have reinforced seams and double stitching, especially in high wear areas like the crotch and the pockets. This helps to prevent tearing and fraying, which can be a problem with lower-quality denim.

Lastly, I think the texture of the denim is super important. Good quality denim should feel substantial and have a nice weight to it. I love jeans that have a bit of a rough texture to them, as it gives them a more rustic, authentic feel.

In terms of brands, some of my favorites for high-quality denim include Levi's, Nudie Jeans, and A.P.C. However, I think it's important to remember that quality can vary within a brand, so it's always good to do your research and read reviews before making a purchase. Hope this helps!


Hi there,

I couldn't agree more with User 1 about the importance of denim quality. My personal experience has been that investing in a good pair of high-quality denim jeans can make all the difference.

One of the things that I've noticed is the difference in durability between high-quality and low-quality denim. Lower quality denim tends to lose shape rather quickly, especially around the knees and ankles, and can wear thin after just a few washes. On the other hand, high-quality denim jeans will hold their shape and last much longer, even with frequent wear and washing.

Another thing to consider is the comfort level of the jeans. While the type of cotton used does play a role, I've found that the fit of the jeans is also key. A good pair of jeans should fit snugly but not be too tight, and should move with your body as you move throughout the day.

In terms of brands, I've had great experiences with Japanese denim brands like Uniqlo and Momotaro. These brands typically use high-quality denim sourced from renowned Japanese mills, and the construction quality is truly top-notch.

Overall, I think that investing in a good pair of jeans is always worth it in the long run. It's better to spend a little more upfront for a high-quality pair of jeans that will last and look great for years to come, rather than having to replace lower quality jeans every few months.

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