In terms of Japanese repro denim, the larger companies tend to use specialised factories for regular production jeans where one craftsman will usually handle one aspect of the production.
Of course, smaller brands like Studio Zero, etc do have jeans made by the same person top to bottom...and special edition jeans from larger companies too.
The craftman/woman in the factories usually rotate their niche after a year or so (so I've been told), so after a few years and many 1000s of pairs of jeans later, they will know how to make a pair of jeans in it's entirety.
Originally Posted by milosz
Fullcount 1108s at BiG just went up to $325. SugarCane has steadily climbed the price ladder. LVC just had a big hike.
These days, if you want quality repro-style denim, you're gonna have to pay.
Sugar Cane still cheap as in Japan, pricing on mainline denim hasn't changed in a few years now.