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post #106 of 411
You guys are making me feel crazy! The Eternals are insanely nice, but I just don't like the way they fit me. Look for me to make a post in Buying and Selling.
post #107 of 411
saw some really nice japanese selvedge jeans at nom de guerre yesterday
indigo and light grey
heavy denim, maybe 17oz or more

would have bought a pair but the inseams were 34" which isn't enough for me
post #108 of 411
Quote:
Originally Posted by PG2G
Sell a few pairs, buy a pair of Jomons, and call it quits

You know, I never really gave this a thought. I was bored though, and going through the 45 RPM thread on Superfuture, and saw these pics you posted for partytaco. I wish they weren't more than I pay in rent for a month. . I also wish they had a version with the same fit, but maybe less exclusive dyeing - so I could afford them.


http://img66.imageshack.us/my.php?image=45rpm0058hc.jpg
http://img66.imageshack.us/my.php?image=45rpm0060ls.jpg
http://img66.imageshack.us/my.php?image=45rpm0073ap.jpg
http://img91.imageshack.us/my.php?image=45rpm0082na.jpg
http://img91.imageshack.us/my.php?image=45rpm0096di.jpg
http://img91.imageshack.us/my.php?image=45rpm0101is.jpg
http://img91.imageshack.us/my.php?image=45rpm0111gi.jpg

I couldn't get the IMG tags to work for some reason, so I had to leave them as urls. They are well worth your time to check out.
post #109 of 411
Yeah, I may try and see if I can get someone in Japan to get them for me. $700 is a bit much :P
post #110 of 411
Those Jomons are amazing. It does make me wonder about things like "value" and "price". The elements that make it expensive are intangible, though interesting. And I wonder if "high-end jeans" isn't an oxymoron.
post #111 of 411
"It does make me wonder about things like "value" and "price". The elements that make it expensive are intangible, though interesting. And I wonder if "high-end jeans" isn't an oxymoron."

Look for a brand called Pure Blue Japan. Made by a supplier who made jeans for 45 before they parted ways. Prices are friendlier. Quality is outstanding. They are also relatively slim fitting & low-rise for Japanese 'repros'.
post #112 of 411
I searched on google for Pure Blue Japan and found almost nothing, but when I tried with what seems to be their Japanese name, 正藍屋 , there were many results (just in case someone else wants to search for them).
post #113 of 411
Me, too, Wu.
post #114 of 411
so far I've only found one raw-denim from 'Pure Blue Japan' for sale, the XX-003: http://item.rakuten.co.jp/bears/syouaiya-xx003/
post #115 of 411
The Denim Gallery has a blog about the Pure Blue Japan (Seiaiya). The XX-003 are not dyed with natural indigo.

The rise is about 10.5-11", and apparently the fit is similar to the Flat Head 3005.
post #116 of 411
The AI-001's are natural indigo. Front rise is around 11". They feature slightly different stitching to the XX-003 (super thick thread round the fly and pockets), and pale blue selvedge. The denim is of a rougher, undulating, uneven texture than the XX-003.

The XX-003 are superb jeans too. Pink selvedge. Similar fit.
Otherwise, both jeans are pretty plain, with plain back pockets and rivets.

If memory serves, prices are around:
AI-001 = 45000 yen
XX-003 = 19000 yen

People I know who are a lot denimnerdier than me say *whispers* that these jeans are better quality than 45's current product.
post #117 of 411
the XX-003 seems already pretty slubby and uneven for only 14 oz. I wonder if there's any place to see the AI-001 on the internet.
post #118 of 411
I have no idea where to see them on the net (aside from the Rakuten link you posted) - the denim is a lot nicer in the flesh than in those photos. If you only saw the photos, you'd probably just surf on by to another pair of 'flashier' jeans.
post #119 of 411
Quote:
Originally Posted by ringring
I have no idea where to see them on the net (aside from the Rakuten link you posted) - the denim is a lot nicer in the flesh than in those photos. If you only saw the photos, you'd probably just surf on by to another pair of 'flashier' jeans.
I was noticing the same thing. The pictures are not very flattering. However, this picture is a different story: Denim looks absolutely awesome. *adds to the list of jeans to buy when I get to Japan* BTW, nice to see you back around, Ringring!
post #120 of 411
Even in that pic, it give you 'no idea' compared to the real thing.

Pop them at the top of the list. & good to be around again, thanks
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