Designer jeans are available at many different price
points usually at several hundreds of dollars, with some going much higher (yes,
that is possibly ridiculous depending on who you ask).
What are designer jeans?
are denim pants made by designers. If you are clever, you may be asking
yourself, “aren’t all pants, shirts, socks, and shoes made by
designers?". That is a good point and it is true that all clothing
must be “designed" at some point in the process. So, if all clothes are
technically created by some sort of designer (merchandiser, illustrator, sketch
artist, pattern maker, etc.), we should probably modify this definition a bit.
Let’s be more clear and say that “Designer
Jeans are denim pants made by famous designers or popular designer brands".
Is the Apparel Search definition
of designer jeans flawed?
Well, it is very possible.
We are saying that “Designer Jeans are denim pants made by
famous designers or
designer brands". But if you are a fashion designer that is not yet
famous and you wish to call your denim pants “designer jeans", who are we to
stop you? We agree that the term is not firm and it does have some
flexibility with room for interpretation.
A few examples of past & present designer brand jeans are
as follows (popular designers & famous brands):
Calvin Klein Jeans
Gorgio Armani Jeans
What makes designer jeans
The difference between a $350 pair of jeans and the $29
jeans often has to do with the fabric quality, hardware (zippers, buttons,
etc.), finishing process, design details, where they are manufactured, etc.
Their honestly is a valid reason why some jeans cost more than others.
The fashion designers name or brand is at stake if the
quality is poor. When a designer reaches a certain level of success & fame
they typically don’t like to lose their new found stature. Providing a
high quality product is important to keep consumers, fashion magazines, and
celebrities happy with the product. Often time the quality and price point
of fashion dictates its position in the market place. Popular designer
brands typically need to have exposure in high end luxury retailers. Such
retailers will NOT be happy if a jean supplier ships them inferior product.
Therefore, designer jeans are “typically" made in high quality.
Luxury jeans brands also try to stand out from season to
season by possibly using new & more expensive materials, special rivets and
stitching, etc. They can also use special washes and unique distressing
methods to make the garments more unique. These might involve dying, pressing,
and even using sandpaper and drills on the raw jeans. Also, on expensive
pants the sewing can potentially be done by hand rather than by machine.
Are designer jeans always
Sorry, but they are not always better. Using the
word “always" is difficult because there are generally exceptions to most rules.
There are actually a few reasons that designer jeans are not always better than
It is very possible that a
factory has made a poor batch of fabric or had a bad day at sewing, etc.
Certainly a clothing company should catch the factory errors during the
process, but there is always a slight
possibility that something may slip thru the cracks.
In order to sell “designer jeans", it is important to be
a recognized famous brand. What happens during that time period when a
designer is making totally “amazing" jeans but they are not yet truly famous?
The designer is making great quality (very expensive) jeans but they are not
technically designer jeans. It is very possible that they can be
selling jeans that are “better" than a company that qualifies to be selling
Who creates designer jeans?
It is important to understand
that designer clothing is not always created by the founder of the
company. Even if the founder is still an active designer at the company they
often have many workers under them in the business. Even if an employee
creates the garment, it is sold under the designers name or brand. So, if
you think a particular designer is an amazing visionary it can actually be their
employee or employees that are the visionaries. It is very possible that
the famous designer that you know and love actually sucks at fashion design.
In addition, many large companies license out their clothing brands. It
can be an entirely different company designing, manufacturing, and distributing
the brand you know and love.
What are jeans?
Jeans are trousers, a type of garment, typically made
from denim or dungaree cloth. Often the term "jeans" refers to a particular
style of pants, called "blue jeans".
You may want to also learn about
and jean shorts.
If you are interested, you can also read up on other
types of pants
in our clothing terms section.
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