Dope + Drakkar | 10 Months In

Since my last update my Dope and Drakkar #1198′s have been getting absolutely flogged. In the interest of full disclosure my version of “flogged” may include 50hrs a week in a Herman Miller Aeron, just a heads up. After spending the summer hanging in my closet, the arrival of fall in New England has seen me wearing these usually 7 days a week. After my last update I finally sent the #1198′s to get hemmed. I asked AB Fits to hem them for a little break, but not long enough for a cuff. The resulting inseam ended up at 31.5″ which I’ve been really pleased with. The length is perfect for everything from moccasins to workboots. My wallet and pocket knife continue cause the most drastic fading, though seems and hems are starting to catch up nicely. My pocket knife (a new Benchmade Pesidio) has also managed to put a hole through my right back pocket and chew up the top hem. It’s definitely going to require a repair in the next few months, but with a crotch blowout starting to look imminent I’m holding out to get everything repaired at once. After nearly a year wearing the #1198′s they’re by far my favorite pants.

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3 Responses to “Dope + Drakkar | 10 Months In”

  1. fabrica Nov 11, 2010 at 10:43 am #

    nice honeycombs!

  2. Kush Nov 11, 2010 at 6:05 pm #

    Looking good! I really like the detailing on these jeans. I can’t find a price for them anywhere, do you mind sharing the price point? I’m pretty cheap so I doubt I will ever get a pair. Also, what is you opinion on the quality and craftsmanship on these jeans? Thanks homey.

  3. Jon Gaffney Nov 12, 2010 at 11:50 am #

    Kush,

    They retail for around $220 as I remember, so not very cheap haha, but pretty standard for Japanese selvedge denim. The quality of the denim itself seems to be top notch, and it has the most stubborn indigo I’ve ever encountered (a pro or a con depending on your perspective). The construction of the jeans has held up very well also. At this point I’ve worn them in excess of 150 times without a wash and in that time the only weakness I’ve seen has been the stitching. The thread used does seem to wear through a little easier than I’d like. That said, I’m nitpicking. Any other pants I’ve owned would certainly not have fared as well if abused the same.

    Cheers,

    Jon

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