Originally Posted by denimdestroyedmylife
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.