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Originally Posted by mrphrog View Post

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...
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Originally Posted by jimney View Post

Are there any newb-noticeable deficiencies compared to Momotaro?

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.
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Anybody selling a pair of 702s in 30? Might get into the whole contest thing :P

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Originally Posted by blahiya View Post

Anybody selling a pair of 702s in 30? Might get into the whole contest thing :P

http://www.blueowl.us
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Originally Posted by blahiya View Post

Anybody selling a pair of 702s in 30? Might get into the whole contest thing :P

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Did you check the b/s thread already?

If you buy online, blueowl.us
post #1715 of 3315
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Originally Posted by mrphrog View Post

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!

aside from the cut/measurement being comparatively similar__ the feel of the wear, in progression [as you break them in] is quite different experiences. IMO, 007 & 702 only look similar @the starting line, but once you get the journey on the road, they take off to 2 un-similar evo route .... each developing quite different character & appeal.

if you have to pick 1, then it all boils down to personal preference.
i got both, but even i can't honestly pick which is better ... it's like comparing apples & oranges.
Edited by IIIrd Icon - 10/2/12 at 1:05pm
post #1716 of 3315
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Originally Posted by blahiya View Post

Anybody selling a pair of 702s in 30? Might get into the whole contest thing :P
I have a size 30 0702 and tried on a few times only. But I usually sell my stuff in Singapore. If u r really interested, I dun mind to check out the shipping fees to ship to u. Anything drop me a pm. Thks.
post #1717 of 3315
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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post


Beat me to it. Japan Blue and Pure Blue Japan are not the same denim producer.
Japan Blue is a subsidiary (to my understanding) of the larger company that owns Momotaro - hence the similar cuts that can be exploited and similar branding. They make a really decent product for the money and would highly recommend them for a starter pair. At $200 it's a lot of bang for your buck.

Really like Japan Blue.  Used to have APCs and N&F, neither really compares, especially @ $200.  

 

The material is very similar to Momotaro, if not 99% the same.  Construction in Japan is what you expect.  If the fit is right for you, can't miss with Japan Blue.  

 

Also, what I like about it over Momotaro is that the inseam thread is this light blue and not pink.  

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All the latest posts have been super helpful. I'm going to hit Need Supply next week and try on the Japan Blue and APC's and see which fit best. 

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Have you considered Naked and Famous?

IMO, NF > APC
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Originally Posted by Dbear View Post

Really like Japan Blue.  Used to have APCs and N&F, neither really compares, especially @ $200.  

The material is very similar to Momotaro, if not 99% the same.  Construction in Japan is what you expect.  If the fit is right for you, can't miss with Japan Blue.  

Also, what I like about it over Momotaro is that the inseam thread is this light blue and not pink.  

Pink inseam and selvage listing is obviously the reason to buy a pair of Momotaro's.

By the way, I don't agree with you stating that the material is 99% the same.
post #1721 of 3315
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Originally Posted by CalTex View Post

Have you considered Naked and Famous?
IMO, NF > APC


NS has some Weird Guy selvedge so I'll give those a try. I'm probably going to have to try a bunch to find ones that fit my thighs (and butt). Although it seems the thigh measurements for the APC and NF are similar, but I don't know if that's a good or bad thing..

/end off topic

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Originally Posted by Dingusberry View Post

I don't have childbearing hips for chick pants. The ass will sag a lot, while the legs look like tights.

5'7'' and 120 lbs.

I am not sure about that. I stopped drinking breastmilk when I was 4 months old, which is not normal for babies or the culture in my country.


Ok.  As someone who's 5'8" and 122 lbs, I assure you that the BOM003 will be suitably small/skinny in their 29" sizes - check 'em out.  Skinny enough to not look like a diaper, but large enough to not be considered tights.  Hell - I wear size 31" in that (the size 30" crushed my pelvis), and I normally wear size 28" skinny guy in N&F.

post #1723 of 3315
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Originally Posted by Mistral View Post


Pink inseam and selvage listing is obviously the reason to buy a pair of Momotaro's.
By the way, I don't agree with you stating that the material is 99% the same.


At first, I kind of didn't like the idea of a pink inseam and selvage, wishing it was more of the "burnt peach" like the BiG collabs - but on the denim that's as dark as the BOM003/0702, the pink is actually quite nice (it's less glaring when it's on real legs rather than when the jeans are folded when you first get them).  And with the electric-blue fades we're seeing, the pink will be kind-of-a-fun complement.  Those are just my thoughts ...

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Originally Posted by TyDj View Post


Ok.  As someone who's 5'8" and 122 lbs, I assure you that the BOM003 will be suitably small/skinny in their 29" sizes - check 'em out.  Skinny enough to not look like a diaper, but large enough to not be considered tights.  Hell - I wear size 31" in that (the size 30" crushed my pelvis), and I normally wear size 28" skinny guy in N&F.

That sounds about right. The rise and thighs make it so that I'd have to size up 4
post #1725 of 3315
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Originally Posted by Dapp View Post


NS has some Weird Guy selvedge so I'll give those a try. I'm probably going to have to try a bunch to find ones that fit my thighs (and butt). Although it seems the thigh measurements for the APC and NF are similar, but I don't know if that's a good or bad thing..


/end off topic

does this mean you want me to stop commenting? frown.gif

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Originally Posted by Mistral View Post

Pink inseam and selvage listing is obviously the reason to buy a pair of Momotaro's.

By the way, I don't agree with you stating that the material is 99% the same.


At first, I kind of didn't like the idea of a pink inseam and selvage, wishing it was more of the "burnt peach" like the BiG collabs - but on the denim that's as dark as the BOM003/0702, the pink is actually quite nice (it's less glaring when it's on real legs rather than when the jeans are folded when you first get them).  And with the electric-blue fades we're seeing, the pink will be kind-of-a-fun complement.  Those are just my thoughts ...

+1

when you soak and with wear, the pink isn't so bright.

and lol at mistral's comment
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