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post #106 of 120
I received my black Gi´s this week. Awesome denim for the price.
post #107 of 120
fit pics?
post #108 of 120
yeah I'm dying for pics of the fabric. people are saying it's slubby and crisp but it's a onewash isn't it? close up pics of the denim for both gin and gi and more fit pics would be great....definitely sell more denim with pics =D
post #109 of 120
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Originally Posted by greeneggs4spam View Post
fit pics?

+1 for GI
post #110 of 120
I received my JIN today, a very nice japanese denim on them. For this price, they should be sold out by now. David is a legit guy, express delivery.
If you are on the fence I'd say just get them...they worth every penny.
Thanks David!
post #111 of 120
It's kinda hard to judge what these jeans are like given that so far the people who have gone out and bought them have fairly low posts counts. Not completely discounting their opinions but it makes it harder to value their experience or have a baseline in which to compare these jeans to other well-known manufacturers. Can someone compare these to other denim they own?
post #112 of 120
mikecch has a pair, check his blog or pm him for more details. How well they fade remains to be seen.
post #113 of 120
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It's kinda hard to judge what these jeans are like given that so far the people who have gone out and bought them have fairly low posts counts. Not completely discounting their opinions but it makes it harder to value their experience or have a baseline in which to compare these jeans to other well-known manufacturers.

Can someone compare these to other denim they own?

Hairy as hell. Seriously.
Based on some macro shots I've seen of Texas cotton, these are just as hairy. Fabric is really really stiff and crunchy.
The only thing that may not thrill people is the fit - though many people on SF are after a straight fit anyway, so these would fit the bill.

+1 on the fades comment though; don't think anyone's worn them thoroughly enough to give conclusive evo pics. Based on all the other features of the jean, though, it should be good.

P.S. i tried putting on my aika gi last night (SDO) and failed. gonna see if i can stretch em real good this weekend.
post #114 of 120
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mikecch has a pair, check his blog or pm him for more details. How well they fade remains to be seen.
Yikes. I did look up the blog and found this: http://indigoshrimp.wordpress.com/category/aika/
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* the ‘slim’ models he is offering I have NEVER seen before at either AIKA or their retailers * pricing is much lower than what AIKA sold them for No matter what he tells you – AIKA HAS BEEN LIQUIDATED & SHUT DOWN as of 2009.
post #115 of 120
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Yikes. I did look up the blog and found this: http://indigoshrimp.wordpress.com/category/aika/

The person Mike is referring to is not David. Mike is talking about someone who is taking "Pre-Orders" whereas David is actually selling the product
post #116 of 120
Ok, so it's a different guy. Have the other concerns he raised been addressed?
post #117 of 120
1) Pricing: this has been answered in this thread: David bought old stock when Aika was liquidating with the intention to open his own store to sell it. Things didn't pan out and the jeans are taking up a bedroom (??) of his, so they have to go.. 2) Slim cut: Can you clarify your question? Are you thinking that 'Gi' is the slim cut that was faked? I think you're gonna have to ask Mike for that one, since I wasn't around for that fiasco. By the way, if it matters at all, "LC_" is the same gent as "LC_Miley" on SuFu; he's got plenty of posts over there
post #118 of 120
Cool. Thanks for clearing that up. It just seemed weird that after a year there hadn't been much feedback. Seem like they're worth the punt at the price but I wonder what's going on if that dude's pair looks brand new @ 4m.
post #119 of 120
^ thanks for the heads-up blackmage. David (goodtrade) is legit, former employee at Aika Australia IIRC. Damn good prices he is offering too My blog post was referring to this guy in Singapore who is using my blog post to sell some questionable Aika jeans and doing "pre-orders", even though the company is long gone. Aika jeans are made by a very well regarded garment factory in Japan, they also make the one-of-one/Enishi jeans. The fabric on the Aika Jin, although I have not given mine any significant wear yet, is likely to be a slow fading one, fading to a more blurry hue given the cut and the natural indigo. The 14.5 oz denim made of 100% Zimbabwe cotton has a very nice hand! I can't fault the jeans at all, well, except maybe for the very thin leather patch... Yes, there have been slimmer models than the Jin, but the ones this "bronker" guy is selling in Singapore didn't look legit. The Gi model is legit, I've seen many pairs of them in Australian stores. It's cheaper because (again, IIRC) the fabric used is not as high-end as the Jin. You can see some of the manufacturing process of this factory in Okayama here: http://denimmaster.net/process.html Though the shop is selling the jeans we know as "Enishi" at 39,800 yen!!!! I got mine for $50 :P
post #120 of 120
Thread Starter 

Thought I'd jump on and answer a few questions that have come up on the thread.

Fist of all though, I'd like to say thank you to all those who have left positive feedback about Aika products and even vouched for me personally.
It is very much appreciated and makes me glad I didn't sell these jeans as a job lot to some discount store, rather than selling one pair at a time to people who understand them.

Okay...

Why aren't there any fade pics of the Jin.
I personally can't wear the Jin because I am too tall. I have a 37 inch inside leg, which means that even the Gi are too short. Bummer.
If anyone who owns them wants to take some pics then great, but if they don't that's their choice and I respect that.
If you want to see how the Jin might fade, see below.



Shipping.
I send these jeans by Registered International service. Calculator can be found here:
http://auspost.com.au/index.html

I am making a loss on shipping with every pair.
I send in a Auspost 'tough bag' which costs me AU$1.50

I charge (for example) US$35 to ship to USA & Canada.
I pay AU$1.50 + AU$34.90 = AU$36.40 total which equates to US$39.20

Recently U.S. customs decided to charge a flat fee of AU$9.00 for all parcels over 500grams.
So if you are buying in the USA you are getting an even better deal as I am going to absorb this cost.

 

 


To keep within forum guidelines I am going to add a few pairs of a rare factory faded Jin to my thread for sale.
Recently found these amongst the rest of the one wash Jin.
These will also give you an idea about how the Jin will fade.


This was known as the 'six month wash'; washed and hand faded at the factory.

I have the following sizes for sale:
29"
31"
33"
Same price as the Jin one wash (even though these were more expensive to manufacture)

US$79.00 by paypal

Orders/and or questions, send me a PM.

David.


Edited by goodtrade - 7/31/11 at 4:43am
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