Spend $30 on a pair of jeans, or $300 or $3,000?

I’ve always felt that jeans are the most powerful character in all costumes, and they haven’t been eliminated since the nineteenth century. How classic is it, take everyone’s view of vintage bags now, the older the price of jeans, the higher the price, and even some people do not hesitate to spend a lot of money to buy “vintage jeans” (there are many people who specialize in cattle), it can be said that a pair of jeans can be worn for a lifetime and even passed on.

But this kind of mostly are cowboy lovers, like us ordinary people are mostly solved

Basic needs

。 However, for jeans, the price of jeans like luxury can be bought in the thousands, and large clothing wholesale markets or e-commerce platforms also have dozens of pieces of free shipping, what is the difference between the two?

In fact, for ordinary people who want to buy a pair of cost-effective jeans, focus on four aspects:

Fabrics, dyeing




As a jeans, the most important thing is to look at the fabric and wash effect.

The best fabric for jeans is Zimbabwean cotton, which has the longest sunshine time, is all hand-picked, and produces less than 100,000 tons per year, so it is known as the “Rolls-Royce of cotton”, and this cotton is only used by those high-quality jeans that are thousands to tens of thousands of pieces large.

Compared with Zimbabwean cotton, slightly inferior is Egyptian long-staple cotton, Xinjiang long-staple cotton, Subima cotton, these fabrics are also relatively soft, skin-friendly, and the price is higher.

As for dozens of jeans, most of them are replaced with low-priced chemical fiber, or some cheap fallen cotton, recycled cotton, etc.

What fabric to use can basically be judged from the price, but the choice of a pair of jeans fabric also needs to look at these two indicators:

(1) Cotton content

The cotton content determines the comfort and shape of jeans, jeans with high cotton content are comfortable to wear, strong moisture absorption, good upper body shape, and can better modify the leg shape. Generally speaking, the cotton content must reach at least 80% or more to better maintain the shape, and the basic below is easy to deform.

The cotton content must reach at least 80% or more to have better shape retention.

(2) Ounces (OZ)

The number of ounces is also an important indicator of jeans, the higher the value, the higher the weight per unit area of the fabric. Below 12oz, it is lightweight and suitable for summer; 12~16oz is middleweight, suitable for spring, summer and autumn; Above 16oz is considered heavyweight, suitable for winter.

Generally, choose between 11.5 and 14.5oz, and many cattle breeders will choose more than 17oz.

In addition to looking at indicators, there are three ways to roughly rule out bad jeans:

Look at the color

→ look at the light-colored part, generally good fabrics are white, and bad ones are gray (poor ones dare not wash too white, otherwise impurities will be obvious).

Smell the smell

→The more smelly the jeans, the worse the fabric.

Touch the texture

→ the harder the fabric, the worse it is, and good quality jeans are relatively soft to the touch.

The fabric is the core, and dyeing is the soul

The world’s first pair of jeans was actually brown, and for reasons of jungle work, Levi Strauss fermented and processed indigo leaves into dyes to color the jeans, which can be used as mosquito repellents. Later, considering that the workers were afraid of dirt, they began to produce blue jeans in large quantities.

Jeans dyeing is actually to fade more perfectly, the best is natural dyes (such as mountain blue, blue butterfly, etc. as raw materials) dyeing, at least 20 times more than dyeing is good, but this process is time-consuming, laborious, costly, mostly appear in high-end jeans. Jeans with slightly better quality are mostly better chemical dyes.

Like some low-cost jeans, mostly industrial dyes, especially very cheap jeans are mostly using low-cost chemical dyes and additives, easy to fade, stain, and even with a pungent odor, which is why many people wear skin diseases.

At this time, you must believe that expensive jeans are not necessarily good, but cheap jeans must be bad. Medium and high-end jeans will strictly control the washing process, chemical testing, etc., and those jeans that can buy two pieces of 30, in order to reduce costs, are likely to be directly painted and colored.

Many people may have heard of the “red ear” of jeans, in fact, there is a line on both sides of the seam of the trouser tube, simply put, the way of locking jeans, this color is determined by the color of the edge yarn, so there are also green ears, silver ears, blue ears, purple ears, etc.

To some extent, “red ear” can represent the identity of jeans, but from the process and quality of the product, this is just a way of old-fashioned sewing, whether it is red ear or other, does not mean that its quality is better, its price is generally higher, mostly because this fabric is low productivity, time-consuming and labor-intensive, high cost leading to higher prices.

In terms of workmanship, focus on hemming, low-priced jeans will not work very well on the hemming, the thread is more curved, like many jeans look crooked is not good hemming. The slightly better hemming is straight overall, and there will be no sense of cheapness.

Similarly, the seam is also good, and the good workmanship can basically be seen with the naked eye.

Finally, look at the details, the focus is on hardware, such as buttons, zippers, bumper nails, etc.

In fact, authentic jeans are not zippered, they are buttoned, and copper is the best. And the best zipper is Talon (a zipper is hundreds), high-end is still different.

In fact, the more famous zipper is YKK, most of the hundreds or even thousands of jeans are used YKK zipper, of course, there are also SBS, like dozens of dollars are basically nameless miscellaneous, short life.

The use of bumper nails was actually originally to prevent jeans from tearing and tearing due to squatting and squatting, so adding rivets at points that are easy to pull to reduce embarrassment.

In addition to hardware, in fact, jeans also need to look at the fit, design, etc., but these are different prices.

A T-shirt may not be much different between 100 and 1000, but the difference between a pair of jeans is very large, and it can be said that there is a huge difference in terms of its fabric, workmanship, dyeing and environmental protection cost value.

Therefore, when choosing 30 or 300 or 3000, the price is not the primary consideration, but whether its value coincides, and most importantly, whether it is safe.

Well, the above is how to deal with jeans at different price points, have you learned?

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