Ok, I have details now. If I can just keep from hitting the goddamn "Japanese character" button, I might be able to get them to you. We are in a Gera Gera internet cafe in Akihabara, drinking the all-you-can-drink beverages for 100 yen each and using the confusing computers with no card reader (
) for 400 yen/hour. Remember, everything is extremely expensive in Japan. Uniqlo has one type of selvedge jeans, totally raw, unwashed, stiff, cut like 501s with a pretty high rise, semi-straight leg, etc. Those are regular 6000 yen but they are on sale right now for 3000 ($30). Â I was thinking of picking up a whole bunch of them to bring back because I figured you guys would like them. Uniqlo really is like the Gap, but I like their jeans a lot more. I bought three pairs for myself - one dark rinsed ring denim pair, one cotton/linen pair for hot days, and one of the selvedge pairs. The former two are regular medium rise cut and all were 30 bucks. All the rest of the clothes at Uniqlo were boring, but they had good prices on some basic stuff like undershirts, etc. Yesterday we went down "American blvd." in Shinjuku where I "took" about 50 pictures with my camcorder to post here, and subsequently learned that I wasn't pressing the button down all the way. There are a bunch of great shops there that had all kinds of jeans, streetwear, Western wear with about 500 belt buckles, tons of shoes, etc. I think I got some video there too. There is one denim store that you guys would go crazy in - tons of Levis premium, Sugar Cane, a bunch of brands I didnt recognize. We will probably go back to Shinjuku and I will borrow Slim's camera to take pictures of all this stuff. We have yet to find Denime, but I plan to find one of the shops and check them out. I doubt there will be any cheap deals judging by the prices at American Blvd. Right by our hotel is a shop that sells industrial work clothes and we are all going to buy some of the amazing shoes they sell there. They have these awesome velcro suede high-tops for like 12 bucks and also some black denim-looking ones with yellow stitching for about 20. With jeans I think I could easily pull off the first kind. When we get to somewhere with a card reader I'll post some pics. Today's later missions include finding a compass, a pocketknife and a better Japanese phrase book than the ones I brought, and probably buying a card reader since I didn't bring the docking station and cable for my camcorder. More later.