Thanks for your input.The first JB models had a Momo leather patch, that’s why I thought it was a diffusion line. You are right though, they make it very clear now that JB and Momo is not the same.Do they stretch a lot?
Has anybody bought a pair of tapered Japan Blue jeans and can comment on quality and fit?
I have always liked the APC NS fit, but think the quality of the denim could be better. Momotaro jeans are great quality and even if Japan Blue seems to be a diffusion line, they might be much better than APC. Looking at the measurements at the blue Owl website, the Japan Blue tapered fit seems to be close to the New Standard fit.
My 0202 in 30 arrived. They fit much better than the 0702. Only the leg opening is a bit wide, but I knew this before.
Just giving them a hot soak. Interesting: They don’t seem to have as much starch as other jeans. Recently I soaked a pair of Jean Shop Slim Fits and the water turned dark yellow brown immediately. That’s the suff I don’t want to have in contact with my skin. The Momos just lost a bit of indigo and the water is still clear.
The 702 I got from Blue Owl are not undersized in the waist. They are size 30 and the waist I measured is just a bit under 31. The fit is tight but not uncomfortable and I am able to button all the way up. I expect the waist to stretch a bit anyway. The problem is that they are too tight in the crotch area and I don’t expect any streching there.
Therefore I will probably exchange them for a pair of 202 in size 30. This will give me half an inch more in the rise and the...
Got a new pair of Momotaro 0702. Bought them TTS. Waist fits ok. Thighs are nearly bursting them. Very tight in the crotch area. They might be ball breakers, maybe thats because the denim is still so hard. Hoping for a litle bit of stretch after breaking them in.
@IIIrd Icon I handwash new denim once, to shrink them and to get out the starch. I remember reading that you hot soak your new jeans twice. What’s the reason for this?
In January, I heard back from Levi's Made & Crafted customer service. I believe it took a while to get through to the right person. They offered to replace my faulty jeans and even asked if they should remove the leather patch for me. In the end, the customer service was very good. Today a new pair of Tack jeans arrived. Really like the fit and am looking forward to wearing them.
Albam sea wash
- Albam regular leg
- sd -1
- initial warm soak to shrink them and get rid of the starch
- worn daily for six month
- gentle wash because of an ale accident in a pub after six month
- worn twice per week for 12 month
- sea wash after 18 month, followed by a normal wash
- now at the tailor’s to repair the crotch blow-out
There is a lot of abrasion through sand the fabric feels coarser than before. Wouldn’t do this with all my jeans, it was an interesting...
Yes, a fraction of an inch makes a difference in fit. I would not have my jeans tapered. These jeans are designed a certain way and when you change the design it will probably look unbalanced. Get a pair that is a good fit for you right away.