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post #31 of 40
same as the ai hawaiis right?
post #32 of 40
True. That said, the Hawaii AI is another great value. I wonder if they make money on the satokibi, they are priced conservatively for all the painstaking labor the jeans require. I mean, Jomons and the PBJ AI don't even have felled seams, much less hand-felled.
post #33 of 40
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Originally Posted by denimdestroyedmylife
Sugar Cane has two major lines, "Standard Denim" and "Japan Original"; the former I would call repros (to include the MADE IN USA jeans [55 and 66] and Standard 47's), the latter has repro elements, but includes patented Sugar Cane weirdness to include the satokibi line, and the Hawaii's, Okinawa's, etc.-----with non-standard dying techniques (mud, tea, ai, persimmon), the famous sugar millet/cotton blend denim,
and unusual detailing (snakeskin patches and the like).

I feel uncomfortable calling any of the Japan Originals "repros" as they incorporate seriously innovative elements.

However, I am happy to call all Sugar Canes "workwear" since they are built for abuse.

very well put.

CMF, you're right, considering the market these days the Begins are priced OK, which is crazy. you do get a lot.

i saw a picture of them distressed in a sugar catalog, and i can't say that i saw a lot of the colored yarns showing through. but it wasn't a detailed pic.

not my style, but definitely a work of art.
post #34 of 40
Just bought a new house with my girlfriend, huge mortgage payments...and yet I consider this. I'm sick in the head. I hope she doesn't try to kill me when I ask for a pair of jeans again for xmas.
post #35 of 40
i think sugar cane will be very interested to know that people who've never heard Begin the rock group, or even listen to japanese music are interested in these jeans!
post #36 of 40
Honestly those jeans are swaying me away from a skull jeans purchase very quickly. Just a few extra hours at work...
post #37 of 40
i think its safe to say that sugarcane really makes the best denim for the money. the 45 and 47, and the japan originals line... cant beat it.
post #38 of 40
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Originally Posted by cheapmutha
i think its safe to say that sugarcane really makes the best denim for the money. the 45 and 47, and the japan originals line... cant beat it.

I agree. The difference in construction between my Okinawas and a considerably more expensive pair of Samurais (17oz) is negligable, but the price difference in yen is huge.
post #39 of 40
samurais are a lot different from okinawas, the denim is much, much heavier--i think this could contribute to production costs. also at 36 inches, they are using more fabric. at 17-19 oz, they are using considerably more material than 14.25 oz.

also, samurai has many more models, so they are less "mass-produced" not to say that sugar cane are, but SC definitely has fewer styles. so, samurai probably has higher production costs.

if you are looking just at construction, there is probably little difference between a pair of jeans from walmart and your okinawas. so, construction itself is not the whole story.
post #40 of 40
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Originally Posted by mizanation
samurais are a lot different from okinawas, the denim is much, much heavier--i think this could contribute to production costs. also at 36 inches, they are using more fabric. at 17-19 oz, they are using considerably more material than 14.25 oz. also, samurai has many more models, so they are less "mass-produced" not to say that sugar cane are, but SC definitely has fewer styles. so, samurai probably has higher production costs. if you are looking just at construction, there is probably little difference between a pair of jeans from walmart and your okinawas. so, construction itself is not the whole story.
i think its the fact that canes make the same jeans for years at a time, hence the 45 and 47 being known as "standard denim"... the r&d costs are next to nothing for thier main 4 or 5 models. sammies are changing all the time.
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