The Truth Exposed – The High Price Of Luxury Jeans Explained

Lets first categorize jeans into a simple two star, four star and six star rating, classifying two star as those jeans that fall in the price range of more than $50.00, but less than $100.00, next four star jeans 150.00 to 400.00 and six star anything above 400.00 and we can add the Gold star those jeans that nobody can afford and our more couture or custom made for sports, celebrity or recording stars.

So I mentioned in my first article that one can become addicted to fashion especially luxury jeans.
Well to those addicted I hope this article sheds a little light as to why you pay what you do.

It all comes down to status yes jeans have become a status symbol in our casual world of today, accepted in our every day attire, formal wear, and even business environments. It has become a highly recognized commodity maybe so much so as a Rolex, Mercedes-Benz, or any other status symbol that lets the world know you have arrived.

To the educated consumer they can pick out a pair of premium denim and distinguish it from a copycat or a trend follower by its feel, look and fit.
So you ask yourself but are we paying for something more than just jeans when we purchase the high-end denim brands are we getting more value from those four star jeans vs the two star?

Now what I propose to do next is to explain the differences between the two star jeans and the four or six star jeans price points.Here are but a few of the unique characteristics that separate ‘Luxury” from the masses some maybe subtle while others are more prevalent.

The designer jean makers more than likely feature gimmicks like ring-spun denim, triple-needle stitching, bleach “whiskers,” or special treatments that abrade, distress and generally torture a pair of jeans until it has achieved just the right look and feel the designer is looking for to sell to its consumer.
The more unique the more likely it will sell and the more difficult it will be to copy by the competition.

1.) Wash the so- called process of obtaining the color on a pair of jeans. Some companies go so far as to use Old equipment to achieve that one of a kind look. A great example is the Japanese jean company Evisu they dip the fabric 16 to 30 times and the fabric is woven on a special loom that leaves clean edges. The irony is that the company was started by an individual who refused to pay the high price of Levi’s in the Japanese market his jeans are now sold for 650.00 and popular among rappers like Snoop and the Game.

2.) Stitching True Religion is a brand famous for its stitching there twisted outer seams are a major feature in their jeans and they come up with catchy names for each style, back pocket stitching is also another way to distinguish these jeans from the rest of the pack. A horse shoe emblem on back pocket with distinctive curve in coin pocket and a Buddha logo is known as True Religions trade mark.

3.) Limited production of a certain style or color. Many high-end denim labels have a certain wash on a spring collection and quickly change or discontinue the style. Most four star jeans are the ones setting the trends so they are at the cutting edge of what is fashionable for the general public.
This creates two fold effect a unique sense that your item maybe a limited or less main stream and it builds brand loyalty by making it that much harder for the two star jean companies to reproduce and sell.

4.) Fit, most luxury jean companies sell you the idea that no other jean fits or feels like their brand. And each brand has it’s own design element and branding to it. Once you become a loyal customer you can recognize the individual trade mark branding.

5.) Vendor agreement you sign an exclusive contract with the jeans vendor as a representative to the designer brands. The contract stipulates price, quantity and some times location as to where you may sell the product. The jean brands have flagship stores while also having huge High-end department stores as retail outlets and then maybe only about 650 high end boutiques that carry the jeans.
( The numbers break down.)

6.) Fabric most of today’s jeans are no longer simply 100 percent cotton, they are cotton blends with lycra, polymide, polyester or two way stretch fabrics woven in.

7.) Also the competition of the jean manufactures themselves there is currently over 100 jean companies with a new one jumping in on regular basis into the Jean Trend arena. It is fierce competition it takes creativity and luck to make a name in the industry and the ones at the top do everything they can to not only maintain their customer base but also expand it looking for venues into new markets.

Women’s Designer Jeans – The New Wave Is Here

Back in the 1970s and 1980s, there were Jordache, Calvin Klein and Gloria Vanderbilt. These were the brand name designer jeans for women that took the world by storm. If you weren’t wearing one of these brands then, to other people, you weren’t on the up and up.

Now, fast forward to at least thirty years later and you have another group of brand name designer jeans that have made it to the forefront. These women designer jeans are top-ranked in America with their different fit and styles.

Hudson Jeans originated in the Los Angeles area. Their styles are created with an artsy look. The company uses the best materials from Japan, Europe, and the United States. The finishing touches are done by hand. The jean material is treated in the company’s factory. When the pairs of jeans are finished and ready for distribution, each pair will be different from the other. No pair of jeans is like another. The long legs are made lean, and people that wear them feel the fit is jut right for them.

Customers who wear Hudson Jeans look for jeans that will fit them differently than other jeans. In fact, their jeans have created a buzz among Hollywood actresses and other fashion designers. The concept was made possible by creative and diverse minds that were looking to create something different for people who were looking for that special fit.

True Religion Brand Jeans is also based out of Los Angeles. Even though they have only been around for a few years, they are poised to take the fashion world by storm. Their specialty is their focus on detail with seams, embroidery designs, and vintage washes. They have styles for men, women, and children. The company also carries skirts, shirts, corduroy pants, jacket, hoodies, and other clothing apparel.

Paige Premium Denim, also known as Paige Jeans, was started by a designer after years of modeling and acting. At one time, she was said to have the perfect body for fitting jeans. Paige’s Jeans are made to shape your behind, make your legs longer, and make your hips and thighs smaller. In other words, Paige Jeans were designed to make you have a shapely body – at least the bottom half anyway.

These designer jeans for women can be found in retailers such as Bergdorf Goodman (New York City), Fred Segal (Los Angeles), E Street Denim (Chicago), and at various Neiman Marcus retail stores. In addition to being sold in the United States, Paige Jeans can be found across the globe. These designer jeans are also a hit with Hollywood celebrities.

Even though we have come a long way from the old designer jeans mold, we certainly haven’t lost any desire to wear them in the present. Women’s designer jeans have a flair and style that can’t be matched. Each and every designer puts his heart and soul into making his designer jeans unique. Having a unique designer brand is what sets them apart from everyone else.

A Women’s Guide to Buying Designer Jeans

Every woman should own a fabulous pair of designer jeans. Not just any pair. The perfect pair. The ones that make you look and feel amazing while exuding your personal style. But, many women find themselves too intimidated by steep prices and the plethora of choices and cuts to even attempt to buy a pair. Even a single bad experience with one designer’s fit can make going back for seconds seem unthinkable. The investment may also seem like too much, especially if you’re on a budget. Here is a quick guide to finding your ultimate designer jeans without all the aggravation.

First, you should decide on and stick to your budget. Although the most popular designer jeans generally fall into the $100 and up range, there is still likely one that will fit your particular resources if this seems like too much. Remember, we are talking about designer jeans here. Brands like True Religion, Seven, and Rock Revival to name a few. You can spend upwards of $300 on just one pair of certain exclusive brand names. It’s not simply the brand that you’re going to be buying either. True designer jeans are made with the best denim, use custom hardware, have unique stitching, are distressed by hand, and sometimes even hand sewn.

Once you have decided on your budget, think about what specific cut is most flattering for your body type. Today’s designer denim industry generally refers to their cuts as boot, skinny, straight, flare, wide, cropped and boyfriend. These all refer to the type of leg the jean will have. You will also find reference to low-rise, mid-rise and high-waist which describes the rise of the jean (the length from crotch to the top of the pant). The simplest way to familiarize yourself with the look of each of these cuts is to search the internet. You will be able to find detailed photos and descriptions of each and every one. This will also be a great help in acquainting yourself with some of the top name brands as well as their pricing.

Now, it’s time to shop! If you are lucky enough to have a boutique or other specialty store that carries designer denim brands in your area, then head on out and try some on. You should already have a list of the cuts and brands that strike your fancy from your earlier search on the Web. Nothing beats trying on the different styles in person to find the perfect fit. But, sometimes nothing beats the pricing you will find if you order online. So ultimately, if you can go out and try some jeans and find the ones you love, go back to your computer and search for the best price. Many boutique type sites and bigger luxury retailers will have special discounts and sales. You may even find free shipping.