I am a Diesel fanatic. I have been buying their jeans for years and know what to expect with the quality of their denim. How does R&R compare to Diesel?
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4/26/10 at 10:13pm
In many different ways the comparisons will boil down to a matter of taste or preference. I personally like R&R washes and pockets a lot more than Diesel pockets or washes. The fit for my body type is also better with R&R jeans.
However, Diesel jeans are known to be much better when it comes to material quality, construction, consistency and longevity. There are many stories of R&R jeans ripping for various reasons. I've personally had two pairs wear down relatively quickly and require patching to prevent ripping. One of the pairs was an older wash that is known to have rip issues because the denim is thin and the wash is pretty intensive. The other pair however was a newer pair (and a very expensive one at that). People have also had studs, buttons and crystals fall off though I've never had a problem with studs or buttons.
Despite that, I still love them. The potential quality issues are an acceptable price for me. R&R is usually pretty good about helping you out if you bought the jeans at retail as well. eBay or discount store purchases don't count though. Your best bet is to find a store that stocks a wide variety of cuts and washes and try stuff on to see how you like it. Unfortunately this isn't the greatest moment in the R&R timeline and a lot of their recent washes can't really compare to the stuff they used to put out.
As far as bootcuts are concerned, Floyd is a more relaxed bootcut. It has roomier hips and a larger leg opening. There are other R&R bootcuts that are slimmer such as Henley and Taylor.
As far as inseam length goes yes, they're long. The entire point is that you get them hemmed properly so they look the best on you. There's no point in wearing and spending money on high end denim if you don't want to hem them properly. Length is just as essential to a good fit as any other measurement and jeans always look best when they're the proper length. I don't see that as an "issue" because you should be hemming your jeans anyway.
What pair did you buy? What makes you so nervous, the potential quality issues? If it's the quality issues then it really does vary by wash. There are washes that are known to be more rip prone than others. I've only had two pairs wear down on me to the point where they may have ripped but I've owned over 60 pairs of R&R since I started buying them so it really isn't a huge issue.
I've read about not using machines with agitators (basically top load machines) but I'm sure there are plenty of people who use them instead of the front loaders. Just follow Maureen's advice and use vinegar either in the washer or in a sink.