For some strange reason, I find it incredulously difficult to justify dropping more than $300 on a pair of jeans. A $900 Junya raincoat? I live in London. It rains a lot. Consider that shit an "investment." A $2,000 Saint Laurent motorcycle jacket? No problems. The World Cup is on. I don't need to go on vacation this year anyway. A $1,200 pair of Balmain biker jeans I'll probably wear 1000% more than the aforementioned raincoat and bomber combined? FUCKIN' NOPE, SON! NOT A CHANCE! I'd rather go full Roman emperor.
Fear not though, mere mortals, for the struglord savior ya boy the almighty has arrived to forgive your for your sins (i.e. your wardrobe full of ill-fitting Zara jeans).
I don't really tend to fuck with corny brands, but Represent have made a serious come up this past year, and these Balmain-inspired biker jeans are definitely a long way away from being corny. I bought the stone-washed pair a few weeks ago and my only regret I have is that I didn't cop a blue pair before they completely sold out.
No, they weren't handmade from 20 ounce selvedge denim by some Japanese man named Daisuke, and I certainly can't use any obtuse #menswear adjectives like "breathable" or "timeless" to describe them, but they feel pretty well put together and the stretch denim ensures a decent, comfortable fit. They do come a little long in the leg, so if you're one of those 5-foot-something circus acts, I'd recommend sticking to your baby clothes, ya clown.
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