Originally Posted by whodini
The AWA's and the Sami's look the sickest but the masa definitely seems to hold its own compared to the rest, especially the 2010's.
I'd say the denim is a step up from standard Nudies, but still doesn't seem like anything spectacular. To be perfectly honest I don't think there's a whole lot there to justify paying full price for them - no hidden rivets or extra selvedge anywhere, no special buttons or lined back pockets, etc. Just none of the little stuff you'd expect at their price point. All you get is the flags on the inside back of the waistband. Who knows though, maybe being made in Japan gives them some kind of crazy magic fading properties - time will tell, I guess. I haven't really seen any pics of them with heavy wear.
What really drew me to them is the cut. IMO that's the great thing about visiting Denimbar - I never would have thought I'd like this type of cut if Mauro hadn't suggested I try them on. Seeing pics online of others in different styles is great, but it's no substitute for being in the store yourself, trying a ton of different denim on and seeing what looks good on you.
amerikajinda - the fit of your girl in those 5EPs was flat out amazing. You need to post some full shots. I wish more girls would wear raw denim.