I'm torn between PBJ007 and 0702. The one difference I spotted from reading the posts is that the PBJ denim stretches a ton while momo doesn't stretch much. Can anyone comment on the fit? They look similar in measurements except PBJ007 seems to have a lower rise than 0702. Thanks!
Having owned both the xx007 (and xx009) as well as their Momotaro counterparts 701 & 702 I hope I can share a bit of insight. While loving my PBJs to death, I feel that you're purchasing a more "solid" product with Momotaro. I've never had any QC issues w/ PBJ in the least, Momotaro just feels bullletproof in comparison. The denim is woven more tightly on the Momotaros, resulting in less stretching over time. The indigo is also a different beast - despite the two jeans in question being indigo/indigo styles. The waist on PBJs does stretch quite a bit, usually enabling one to size down for a slimmer fit (assuming your thighs will allow it). If you go with the PBJs (a FANTASTIC choice) then don't bother with the raws and just purchase the o/w version. It's not worth the headache of getting a perfect fit upon purchase, and then reaching the first wash and fearing for your life whether they'll fit afterwards - had to move on my pair of xx007s for just that reason. PBJ denim is also far more slubby than Momotaro offerings.
Momotaro denims seem more polished, and more solid (as mentioned above). PBJs will fade faster in general. Here is an evo pick of a PBJ indigo/indigo jean so you can see a bit of progress.
702s don't have any real fade pics as of yet b/c they only hit as of a few months ago.
Either way you're getting a quality product that you will love. Just diff'rent strokes...
Being $100 less, they're not built like a tank (compared to Momotaro). They'll share a lot of branding and fit, but the indigo used, hardware, weight of the denim etc won't be the same. If you're looking to jump into the brand though I couldn't recommend it more highly.