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post #16 of 3248
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Originally Posted by Jbreen1 View Post
I've had a pair of Somet's as well and they are pretty different. I guess the 003's would be pretty close to the 0701's though. The denim is completely different but they are two of the best for sure.
Unknown elite brands?
post #17 of 3248
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Well my 0201's came in and they fit awesome. The waist is right on right now. I have some room and can even wear a size down but I don't like sizing down as much as possible like everyone else. I'll try and get some pics later. Do you think I should soak them or just wear them? They are partially sanforized so they won't shrink much so I'm thinking it would be ok to just wear them. I hate losing color on a soak.
post #18 of 3248
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Originally Posted by TyCooN View Post
Unknown elite brands?

Not sure what you mean by that. But Somet and Momotaro make some of the best denim I've ever seen in my opinion. Much better then say Eternal, Skull, Flathead, etc. They are the two best brands BIG carries I think, besides Samurai but I think it's pretty close between these three.
post #19 of 3248
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That's slimmer then I want. Looks like that guy sized down quite a bit.

Hey dude,

I'm that guy and I think the photo makes them look slimmer than they actually are since it is a poor photo. I bought these at BiG and they fit right on at the waist (no sizing down) when I bought them and are not as slim as my APC New Standards. They don't taper as much too, which I like. They are definitely still a slim jean though. I am just a slim guy, so jeans in size 31 are going to look slim. They are far from skin tight, but maybe that isn't so apparent in the photo. I think they are a classic slim cut with a great rise that is higher than most "trendy" jeans and is more traditional.

I soaked mine before wearing to get shrinking done with, and I didn't lose any color. I did lose a lot of starch though and they softened up a bit. I wore them for a while and then soaked again because I thought they were still not shrunken as much as they should be, and I used really hot water the second time. They fit perfect now. In the second soak I was going more for losing a tiny bit of length.

They were hemmed at BiG with the expectation that they would shrink when soaked or washed, so until this was completely done, they were not the length that was planned, if you get what I mean.

The waist shrunk after soaking but stretched back out to where it should be after some wearing.

Ian
post #20 of 3248
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Originally Posted by Jbreen1 View Post
Not sure what you mean by that. But Somet and Momotaro make some of the best denim I've ever seen in my opinion. Much better then say Eternal, Skull, Flathead, etc. They are the two best brands BIG carries I think, besides Samurai but I think it's pretty close between these three.
Ya, that's what I meant. You don't hear as much about Somets and Taros as you do say PBJs, Flatheads, etc.

Do they all come with the pink stitching?
post #21 of 3248
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Originally Posted by TyCooN View Post
Ya, that's what I meant. You don't hear as much about Somets and Taros as you do say PBJs, Flatheads, etc.

Do they all come with the pink stitching?

Momotaros? i think 1/2 of 'em do from wut ive seen. yeah, they do make some of the best quality jeans.

many may disagree, but i think the design is too traditional.
post #22 of 3248
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I'm wearing my 0201's now and they are sick. I don't mind the pink stitching at all. You really don't notice it. Plus I think as you wear them and soak them and stuff the indigo darkens it up. Denim is awesome quality and the fit is right on. Not loose but not too tight either. The waist may stretch out to be a tiny bit big but I'll soak them if that becomes the case.
post #23 of 3248
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Ya, that's what I meant. You don't hear as much about Somets and Taros as you do say PBJs, Flatheads, etc.

Do they all come with the pink stitching?

Yea I dunno why they don't get as much attention. Maybe because the fits aren't super slim like most people on here and sufu like. I've had Flatheads, Skulls, Somet's, and Eternals and the denim on these are much better in my opinion. It's also the best fit I've ever had. I'm thinking about ordering a pair of PBJ 007's as well because I like how all the threads are dyed but they are pretty low rise but I'll let you know how the denim compares if I do.
post #24 of 3248
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Originally Posted by Jbreen1 View Post
Yea I dunno why they don't get as much attention. Maybe because the fits aren't super slim like most people on here and sufu like. I've had Flatheads, Skulls, Somet's, and Eternals and the denim on these are much better in my opinion. It's also the best fit I've ever had. I'm thinking about ordering a pair of PBJ 007's as well because I like how all the threads are dyed but they are pretty low rise but I'll let you know how the denim compares if I do.
Really they KO Somets too?
post #25 of 3248
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Originally Posted by TyCooN View Post
Really they KO Somets too?

It's hard to say. They are such different types of denim. The Somet's are very smooth but very nice. The Taros are kind of textured I guess you would say but equally nice. But I do like the Taro's better. It's all personal opinion I guess but they are two of the best denim I've seen.
post #26 of 3248
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Some fit pics. Crappy but whatever. These are unsoaked and I like the current fit so I think I am going to leave them raw.

post #27 of 3248
Looks like a pretty good fit, Jbreen. I agree with what you're saying about the quality - they are absolutely suberb. As they soften up they become even more likeable (they should be so stiff right now). As for soaking, I never soaked mine. Mainly because I couldn't - they'd have been so tight I'd have had intestine coming our my ears. Now that they're worn in, I was considering it, but changed my mind. I prefer them to be as dark as possible initially and don't really see the need for a soak - I might save it up incase I spill something on them or get them really dirty. Otherwise I'll be washing around 6 months. The only downside to not soaking is that LOT of indigo will come out on your shoes and possibly your clothing. They'll also take longer to soften up. The indigo has washed out of my clothes pretty well though - the sneakers are white, so I'll just bleach them after a while. I met a Japanese student the other day and mentioned that my jeans were from Japan. She looked down at them, saw the pink inseam and said "OOOHHH!!! These are Momotaro's!! They're very famous in Japan! Did you buy them in Okayama?" Apparently they're known as some of the best jeans available over there. Anyways, this thread has convinced me to purchase a pair of 0201's. I'll wear them as a smart casual jean (more relaxed fit) and keep my 0701's for beating around on the street and at uni. I'm a Momotaro man for life. Edit: Are you able to measure the waist/thigh etc before you wear them too much? I'm interested to see whether you come up with the same measurements as BiG. For me, the 0701's were about 1" smaller in the waist and nearly 1" smaller in the thigh. I copied their measuring guide.
post #28 of 3248
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Yea I'll get you some measurements tomorrow. I've been looking for years for a perfect fit and these are pretty close. There's a couple small changes I would like but they are the best I've found so far. I think I'm going to get some PBJ 007's as well and rotate the two pairs. I'm not doing anything tomorrow so I think I'm going to make a trip to BIG.
post #29 of 3248
From what I've seen the best denim fabrics are samurai, oni, iron heart and sugarcane.

I wouldn't put somet in there. But in terms of slim cut somet is one of the best.


I've yet to see momotaro I'm sure it's excellent
post #30 of 3248
Denim News posted a new blog entry about Momotaro that is definitely worth looking at. It shows the hand loom in the store that's used on some of their jeans in operation, which I think it pretty cool.

Link: http://denimnews.blogspot.com/2009/0...s-youtube.html
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