Helmut Lang Jeans

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  1. MJCouture

    MJCouture New Member

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    I have always written HL jeans off as just what every gay man in new york wore. I didnt think they were that special. However, I noticed a lot of people posting about them, so are they really that great? I think I may have to go try on a few pairs this weekend if they really are. Thanks.

    Always,
    Matt
     
  2. softgrey

    softgrey flaunt the imperfection

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    first off-i and my best friend both love helmut lang jns...and we're girls :heart:

    my boyfriend lives in his and has several prs...just got another blk pr...and he is obviously not gay...but the term metrosexual does spring to mind :innocent: ...i know, i know, i hate that term...but if the shoe fits... :innocent:

    but i digress, the point is that helmut lang jns are very cool for anyone...i think they're very rock star, darling... B)
     
  3. MJCouture

    MJCouture New Member

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    Fabulous. I will have to go fetch a few pairs this weekend.

    Oh, and metrosexual, ew. LOL. I can't stand that term, it inforces the idea that men shouldnt be total sluts to materialism.

    Also, just to clarify(incase you were confused)I wasn'y saying I wasn't trying to look gay (would have to go through a wardrobe overhaul for that), just that I didn't want to look like very other mo on the street.

    Thanks!
    Big Kiss.

    Matt
     
  4. softgrey

    softgrey flaunt the imperfection

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    excellent...have fun shopping...let us know how you make out... :heart:
     
  5. mikeijames

    mikeijames no tom ford, no thanks.

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    i thought helmut lang jeans were sort of the not-trying of the fashion jean but i think that they had their moment before the rise of the ubiquitous jean-of-the-moment...to be honest, i think that gay guys go for the jean-of-the-moment before they go for helmut lang, but then again, it's impossible to box an entire population like that...i'd say if you're having doubts, just go with a pair of custom levi's or something. helmut lang jeans just aren't what they used to be.
     
  6. Orochian

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    I like Helmut Lang jeans precisely of what Mikeijames said - they're not of-the-moment, they're here for the long run, much like Lang's signature line. There's no obnoxious logos (not one logo to be found anywhere, in fact, in typical HL fashion), no over-the-top rinses, no cheesy overdone bell bottom flares, but what you get is serious quality and skillful, inimitable cutting in a huge range of fabrics, colours, and treatments. I also don't think they're seen as sort of a uniform for gay men, certainly not if your stereoptyical gay man is the flaming flamboyant Chelsea queen. :p Lang is the ultimate antithesis to flash.

    I have about 10 pairs of jeans from him, and quite frankly, ever since I got addicted to this line, there're few reasons why I should buy denim from anywhere else.

    Oh, and his jean jackets are great too. His signature one-pocket style has a very flattering shape.
     
  7. faust

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    You have 100 pairs of jeans, and no HLs?!?! I live in my 3 HL pairs, they are the most comfortable, best fitting jeans. I think they are as non-gay as jeans come! Like Orochian said, they've always been there, and they'll be here to stay - a real classic. They have significantly shot up in price over the past years for no apparent reason (the jeans craze is the only one I can think of). They used to be around $130-150 in the stores, when Diesel's were $100. Now there start at $200-220. By the way, HL has brought MANY forward fabrics and techniques to jean making. Where do you think Diesel knocked off the "dirty jeans" from, which chreated a craze a few years ago? B) ;)
     
  8. Acid

    Acid yes

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    im wearing a pair right now as it happens :lol:

    i dont think they are GREAT.....but they are certainly nice
     
  9. datura001

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    HL Jeans are awesome--they're the only things that I feel I actually could live in because they fit. They're not male hustler tight--which I can't stand, I think people sometimes forget to leave room for their...well...you know...down there--but then not too baggy either, they're perfect. I keep trying to go for the crazier pairs, the stretchy straps or highlighter colours but they always seem to sell out in NYC before I can get in there....
     
  10. PrinceOfCats

    PrinceOfCats Naturellement pulpeuse

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    I love them and I'm straight. So there you go....
     
  11. Spacemiu

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    I doutn udnerstand how a jean coudl be gay or straight, gay style may be, populare int he gay community?
     
  12. MJCouture

    MJCouture New Member

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    I didn't mean by my post that the jean was gay. I meant that I thought the jeans were a generic jean for gay men in the City, and I normally prefer things that not EVERYONE has. I am gay, so I definetly did not mean it in a deragatory or offensive matter. So you can all chill with the knee jerk liberal reactions.
     
  13. datura001

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    I like gay men in HL Jeans! :woot:
     
  14. faust

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    would you prefer right-wing-righteous-christian reaction? :lol: :p B)
     
  15. Acid

    Acid yes

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    :lol: i know what u mean space its not like 'oh hey meet my jeans......they're gay by the way'

    there is no particular brand of jean which are the best fit........as everybody fits jeans differently, that goes for gays too
     
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    cuts

    Hi, does anyone know what the european or italian cut is? I'm looking for something skinny or slim like the APC New Standards, is this the cut for me then?
     
  17. droogist

    droogist spoilt victorian child

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    ^ The Italian cut it HL's "dorky jean" cut - you know, wide in the thigh and tapered. I wouldn't recommend it.

    I'm not sure what the APC New Standards look like, but HL's Classic cut is, true to its name, a pretty standard-looking slim-ish jean. Maybe that's what you're looking for...
     
  18. andrew

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    I have... 5 pairs of Helmut Lang Jeans. They range from the 90%cotton/10% silk, to the raw denim*, and the best of the best, my 3 pairs of 98%cotton/2%elastene jeans.

    On the cutting, just get "classic 5 pocket" cut and be done with it, and if you can, get the 2% elastene jeans, the jeans are so soft and comfortable I could sleep in them. Like others have said, they're a non-flash jean, subtle washes and no identifying marks, save the lack of identifying marks ;). Timeless, utterly beautiful, I can't recommend them enough. I'm usually an ebay spendthrift, but when I saw a few different pairs of the 2% elastene's at a store in Seattle, I got one of each (the bill was around $800, which is crazy for me). Worth every penny; writing this post makes me want to go buy some more. Oh, and I'm not gay ;)

    *The raw denim jeans I don't recommend, they're a bit stiff for casual wear, and are a pain to clean, since you can't wash them without severe shrinkage.
     
  19. tuomas

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    Damn, I wish the gays were wearing HL denim instead of all that D&G and Diesel crap.
    They're the best jeans I've ever had, my first pair was bought in 1996 and they still haven't worn out...I'd say grab all the Helmut jeans while you can! By the way, is there any news about Lang's future?
     
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    tapered? ew!!!
     

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