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2 Questions about black denim

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
Hi,

I've recently noticed a rise in Black Denim discussion. I have two questions about it:

1. Indigo (Synthetic or Natural) is traditionaly used to dye denim blue. Is there a "standard" subtance (Synthetic or Natural) that is used to dye denim Black?

2. (This is a silly one...) Are black denim "IN" again? I know they were "IN" sometime in the mid-late 80's. Are they doing a come-back? I'm asking because I haven't seen too many people wearing them around...

Thanks,

Chipopo
post #2 of 13
1) I'm not sure, but i don't believe pure indigo can result in fully black denim.

2) I have a pair of black denim jeans (slim bootcut) with a bunch of fading (caused by me) down the fronts, as well as natural whiskering and honeycombing. I wear them all the time, and get tons of compliments. I like to wear them with a slim white tee and white/black trim Pony trainers, or with a white or black tee and a pair of YSL Rive Gauche sleek black calfskin laceups. So yeah, definitely in if you get the right cut/style.
post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 
Thanks VersaceMan (Very nice Avatar!). I should ask the 1st question in SF when it's up and running again. I would be interested to see what the guys who are in the Denim Industry have to say about it (My guess - Something based on Sulphur Oxide).
post #4 of 13
45rpm sorahiko's made black with a sulphur wash..
post #5 of 13
I've always wanted a black pair of denims to break away from the blue indigo monotony of jeans. I wish I bought the black overdyed Sorahikos instead of the blue one wash. But I'm now setting my sights on the Samurai S5000BK. I don't know if black jeans are IN or not and I really don't care. For me, a black pair would be a welcome change from my true blue collection.
post #6 of 13
It seems to me that black jeans were out of style for about three seconds.
post #7 of 13
you will be able to order the black samurais here
http://item.rakuten.co.jp/2nd/sj-s5000bk/

they will ship around the 10th of august.

they are only made in 400 pairs and the last time samurai made black jeans was in 2003.
post #8 of 13
wow, those black samurais are beautiful.
are they straight leg cut? looks almost bootcut?
post #9 of 13
HJB did BIG get a price on those or do they have to wait until they get them in due to customs etc..
post #10 of 13
They would not quote a price until they got them in. They stated they would be getting them in mid-July; strange since Samurai said they wouldn't ship my pair until August 10.
post #11 of 13
they are straight leg.

they should cost the same as the s5000vx($280) at BIG because both cost 25000 yen.
post #12 of 13
I was in BIG last Friday asking about the S5000BK. I was told end of July. But they're not shipping until August. Ok. What I was told would help is if you email Gordon at the shop and get your name on a pair.
post #13 of 13
I ordered mine directly from Samurai and Toshiko confirmed from me 2 weeks ago if I want to go ahead with my order since they will start making them. They will ship it to you on 8th August and they will be making 400 pairs. I wonder if all 400 pairs are pre-ordered or some of them are ordered by their retailers like Blue In Greene?
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