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#1 Old 02-19-2008, 05:17 PM
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The majority of jeans have those leather tags on the belt area of the rear.



Does anyone know of jeans that don't have this?



I know many True Religion brand jeans have a cloth patch on the back, instead of leather.



Also, has anyone contacted the major companies and asked them what the thinner label is made of? I've always assumed it's very thin leather, or some kind of heavy duty paper. Since the other labels are made of leather, I've always avoided them just in case.



I'm not really interested in "Groovy Dan's Hemp/Cotton Denim Jeans." Because every brand I've seen has poor construction quality, and are overpriced for what they are, so "Groovy Dan" can afford his "Groovy Green" habit.



I'm just looking for something I can buy from a store in town, if possible.



Do A&F jeans have a leather label on the back? The pictures on their site don't show the back, and it looks like they have a large cloth label on the inside.
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#2 Old 02-19-2008, 05:19 PM
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Levi's uses paper, not leather.
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All of my designer jeans are leather free. Normally they don't have any label at all just a small logo or something. I have kind of a jean addiction so they are kind of pricey but they are really good quality and last forever. True Religion, Hudson, Joe's Jeans, Seven for all Mankind are some that I checked and none of them have leather. It's probably the same for guy's jeans in those brands.
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#4 Old 02-20-2008, 09:06 AM
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My Gap jeans don't have leather tags.
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My Gap jeans don't have leather tags.



Neither do mine. They don't have tags at all, actually.
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Levi's uses paper, not leather.



thats what I was gonna say...hehe..some of my off brand jeans dont have tags either...
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Wow...I never considered the leather TAGS before!??!?!?!?



You're right, a lot of my jeans, including ones I bought from Goodwill only a few weeks ago (went vegan -> losing weight -> need smaller jeans).



Yet another thing to watch out for! But, the brands that my Goodwill generally has tend to have the leather squares...

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Thanks for posting this! My jeans from the Gap, don't have tags either, but when I went shopping with the man a couple of months ago, the leather tags were on almost all of the male styles.



If I were buying a pair from Goodwill, and could cut off the tags, then I wouldn't be fussed, but buying new, I feel like I'm contributing to the leather-using system. Levi still has some pretty significant issue with sweatshop labor, iirc, so they're out. I couldn't find the Patagonia ones on their site, but a few third-party sources came up when I Googled. They look pretty neat.

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When I browse the racks at the thrift store I find lots of jeans without leather. And this way you're living off the thrown away excess of other (often times wasteful) people. I think in this case it is less of an issue to buy the second hand jeans with the leather patch. I will cut it off when I get home.
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Keep an eye on your local Goodwills!!! Some stores, like mine, have 95+% all new, never worn clothes. If there's a resource nearby that may need to get rid of a bunch of new jeans that simply don't live up to the brand's standards, they can get a tax break by donating them!!!!



I've gotten new Calvin Klein, Tommy Hillfigger, NYJeans, Levi, Express, etc... They're usually sized wrong, have a twisted leg, a shorter leg, messed up little zipper, but most of them look perfect.

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Whoa, man, I want some Groovy Dan's Groovy Jeans!!!!



I rarely see jeans with leather tags anymore (at least in the Jrs dept.) Most have tags made of heavy paper/cardstock or cloth.

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Confirmed from two different Levi-Strauss customer service representatives:



The thin paper-like label on many Levi jeans is indeed a "Leather-like paper." They also assured me there were no animal products in this paper.
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None of my Levi's have leather.

It looks sort of like it, though.
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None of my Levi's have leather.

It looks sort of like it, though.



Yeah. I was looking at some of the jeans I bought from the chairty shop, Two pair of Levi, One has an obviously paper tag, One has a leather-like one. Though, It looks kinda cheap so i'm guessing(hopeing) it's a faux product.



I haven't seen any leather tags lately, Well I did on a couple "designer" style jeans. Of course, For $100+ they probably figure something on it should be worth more than 50 cents. Most companies have switched to paper "leather" look-a-likes because they're cheaper.
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The thicker labels are leather.
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Hmmm, all my labels are paper. 'Guess I just buy cheap jeans.=P





Or, I'm pretty sure they're all paper. I'll have to check it out.
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e-mail I got today re Levi Jeans:

"Levi Strauss & Co. offers a wide ranging and diverse product range and the material used to produce the patches differs between the ranges, some of which use leather and some of which use jacron (a soft faux suede material) or canvas. For example, in the Spring 2010 men’s line, all 501® products that retail below 110 Euro carry jacron patches. All core non-denim products use a jacron patch and all seasonal products use a canvas patch. "
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I have some GAP jeans without the leather label, but most their jeans do have leather labels. I found one pair which fit me perfectly (which has NEVER happened to me before, my bum and legs don't fit into most jeans then when they do, it just gapes around the top because my hips are too small, ahhh!) and they had a leather label. I was so annoyed, I even double checked it was leather just incase.



They deffinatly do exist though But I was supprised when I went shopping how many of them do have leather labels, I'd never noticed before.
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Newer Levi's ones have leather: the Premium ones. The "basic, core and value" ones have jacron paper patches. I'm not sure whether they are vegan (still researching).
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I think it's definitely OK to remove them! In fact, you've reminded me of something. The two new pairs of Vince jeans I bought recently have this black fabric patch on the back waistband, which looks so much like one of those paper tags some companies put on their jeans with the price and style, etc, you know? My old Vince jeans have a leather patch that looks so much more intentional, but on these new ones the black tag looks like you forgot to remove the price tag. I keep meaning to remove those.
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The majority of jeans have those leather tags on the belt area of the rear.



Does anyone know of jeans that don't have this?



I know many True Religion brand jeans have a cloth patch on the back, instead of leather.



Also, has anyone contacted the major companies and asked them what the thinner label is made of? I've always assumed it's very thin leather, or some kind of heavy duty paper. Since the other labels are made of leather, I've always avoided them just in case.



I'm not really interested in "Groovy Dan's Hemp/Cotton Denim Jeans." Because every brand I've seen has poor construction quality, and are overpriced for what they are, so "Groovy Dan" can afford his "Groovy Green" habit.



I'm just looking for something I can buy from a store in town, if possible.



Do A&F jeans have a leather label on the back? The pictures on their site don't show the back, and it looks like they have a large cloth label on the inside.
Hey Matthew,

I am so glad you posted this and by the sound of it, you're from North America? The really strange thing is I used to own a pair of Levis and Deisel jeans and both had leather tags and rear labels. I didn't want to be wasteful and thrown them out after I went vegan so wore them until they didn't fit (I got bigger on the thighs as I weight train for mass )

A few months ago bought some jeans from here https://veenofs.com/collections/mens-ethical-jeans. I mainly wear jeans for work and can't turn up in an office with some baggy, hippy style pants otherwise my boss would tell me to go back home! Other than that, I am at home on weekends with family just in joggers. I've looked again recently as I am trying to buy more ethically sourced too!
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