Bob Dong Wabash Indigo pants

Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by regius, Jan 15, 2019.

  1. regius

    regius Call Me a Cab

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    A quick impression on a pair of Bob Dong wabash indigo jeans that just arrived (3 week lead time over the holidays).
    Very nicely made, the cotton drill is thicker than the hickory denim fabric on Pointers, but not crisp and not rigid. It not fluffy soft either, so just the right hand. I guess it’s not meant to be stiff so it’s not stiff. Details of pockets and rivets are all pleasant to the eyes, the color is on the light blue side. China has a long tradition of indigo dye industry so I think this is a matter of designers choice. I was expecting a darker blue but it’s nice for a change from the Iron Heart black wabash pants. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    Hardware feels heavy and high quality.

    Worth $155? Not sure about the cost but I’m sure Bob Dong makes a big profit.


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  2. Sloan1874

    Sloan1874 I'll Lock Up

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    I've bought some of the Chinese work wear - a wabash 30s jacket - and it's great stuff. Looking forward to digging it out again in the summer.
     
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  3. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    THe Bob Dong and Bronson stuff I've seen in pretty impressive, and comes in at a price where I could actually imagine using it for its design purpose. I wish I could find these thins for sale in Beijing; fingers crossed that there might be a stockist in the new mall that was due to open beside the hotel we use for work when I'm next out there. I'm probably too big at the minute for the trousers, but looking at eBay there might well bed some of the jackets I'd fit.
     
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  4. flyboy_fx

    flyboy_fx New in Town

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    How is the rise on these? I like a good mid to high rise pant. And did you order your actual waist size or size up? Wondering how they'll do in the wash.
     
  5. Blackadder

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    They are not that expensive on Taobao. Problem is foreigners cannot access taobao and dealers are selling these items on Aliexpress, ebay, Amazon at a hefty premium.
     
  6. regius

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    Front rise is like a Levi’s 501, not high. I was especially concerned


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  7. regius

    regius Call Me a Cab

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    How’s the brick mortar retail business in China? Also dying like in the us?


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  8. Feraud

    Feraud Bartender

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    Those look pretty good and the price is not bad either. Unfortunately what kills it for me is the rise. It's always the damn rise!!
     
  9. Bfd70

    Bfd70 One Too Many

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    Out of curiosity how low is it?
    Not that I’m in the market. They look cool but I’d be too self conscious in them.
     
  10. Blackadder

    Blackadder Call Me a Cab

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    Taobao is thriving so I guess people do like to shop online.
     
  11. l0fielectronic

    l0fielectronic Practically Family

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    Looks they're selling them through Amazon.com now too, $116 there at the moment.

    I'd be tempted but I think I'm on the edge of the sizing.
     

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