Have to agree with most names listed, especially Levis. Belt loops ripping off right away, thin material, and the seam in the crotch blows out.
I work in a metals shop, so here's one not mentioned.
Cincinnati Press Brakes. Apparently, they used to be really good. I run a newer one and do not like it. It may be fast and fairly smooth, but the negatives outweigh the positives. There's some days I just want to haul it out for scrap.
Posts: 110 | Location: Central WI | Registered: March 22, 2015
When I was a kid they were all so thick and tough you could stand a new pair up in the corner. We'd wear them to play yard football and play in the creek and have a bike wreck etc., and the jeans would rarely rip or get holes. New denim gets a hole in it the first time a blackberry stalk grabs your leg...
Posts: 2664 | Location: East Tennessee | Registered: August 21, 2006
I have to add New Balance shoes to this thread. For years they've advertised that they make their product in the USA, but I've been wearing them for about 4 or 5 years now and they're all from Asia.
Not only that, but they're infamous for poor quality control in terms of sizing, and I finally got an example of that. I ordered some size 10D hiking shoes and they're way too tight. I don't trust that returning them for 10-1/2's will solve the problem, so I'll just wear them around the home until they stretch or I get fed up and toss them.
-------------------------- Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats. -- H L Mencken
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