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post #12841 of 20634
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Originally Posted by Dinhilion View Post
Would 3 inchs extra be to much?

p.s. This is referring to levi STF sizing if anyone else can answer

No, the inseam alone allready shrinks 2 to 3 inches when you hotsoak them.
post #12842 of 20634
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No, the inseam alone allready shrinks 2 to 3 inches when you hotsoak them.
So more is better- thanks
post #12843 of 20634
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it really depends your definition of "nice." if you talking about a jean still in production, imo, it would be a natural indigo jean like the oni shoai or the pure blue japan ai-100 or ai-200 simply because i love the cuts. but you also have the 45rpm jomon and a couple ai offerings from momotaro in their gold line. if your in japan and stop by the momotaro shop you can always get this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csPL3...eature=related.

if you want to search out the best jeans in the world blue in green in nyc certainly has the best assortment of denim in the market today, at least in my opinion.

Cool Momotaro video. I'd love to visit the shop. However, the video title is misleading, on the video it looks like they are price 17850 Yen (about $213.00), while the video states they are 178,500 Yen (2000 USD) in the headline. I'd never drop 2K on jeans, but that is not the case anyway.

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post #12844 of 20634
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Cool Momotaro video. I'd love to visit the shop. However, the video title is misleading, on the video it looks like they are price 17850 Yen (about $213.00), while the video states they are 178,500 Yen (2000 USD) in the headline. I'd never drop 2K on jeans, but that is not the case anyway.

yeah, i think whoever is holding the tag is covering up the last zero. currently, they are like $2,100 usd.
post #12845 of 20634
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it really depends your definition of "nice." if you talking about a jean still in production, imo, it would be a natural indigo jean like the oni shoai or the pure blue japan ai-100 or ai-200 simply because i love the cuts. but you also have the 45rpm jomon and a couple ai offerings from momotaro in their gold line. if your in japan and stop by the momotaro shop you can always get this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csPL3...eature=related.

if you want to search out the best jeans in the world blue in green in nyc certainly has the best assortment of denim in the market today, at least in my opinion.

Not to split hairs, but the Oni Shoais aren't currently in production. There were 2 runs of that model, but they are both sold out, and there aren't currently any concrete plans for a third.

Another jean currently in production that could be in the discussion for one of the nicest jeans around, especially for those who don't want the overwhelming slubbiness of the PBJ AI models, is the Studio D'Artisan D1507. It's natural indigo, and it has the SD-103 cut, one of the most well-regarded out there for higher-end denim.
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yeah, i think whoever is holding the tag is covering up the last zero. currently, they are like $2,100 usd.

Wow. Not worth it in my opinion, but interesting as I'm loving my N&F Momo's.

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post #12847 of 20634
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Not to split hairs, but the Oni Shoais aren't currently in production. There were 2 runs of that model, but they are both sold out, and there aren't currently any concrete plans for a third. Another jean currently in production that could be in the discussion for one of the nicest jeans around, especially for those who don't want the overwhelming slubbiness of the PBJ AI models, is the Studio D'Artisan D1507. It's natural indigo, and it has the SD-103 cut, one of the most well-regarded out there for higher-end denim.
i think they do a run of the shoais each year. bigs first run was in 07', or maybe it was late 06' ... i forget. last time i ask big about them they said they hope they are this year. im not sure what that means.
post #12848 of 20634
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Wow. Not worth it in my opinion, but interesting as I'm loving my N&F Momo's.

Not worth it? Every thing comes at a price, and although I won't shell out 2000 dollars on a pair of jeans, this is no ordinary pair of jeans though. You do not only pay for the jeans itself, but also for the hard labour that's put into it, let alone the details and craftsmanship that's litterally dripping of the jeans when you look at it. This is premium with a capital P.

Handpicked cotton, natural indigo dye that's produced by Rampuya itself, hand dyed, hand woven on wooden looms (of which are only two in the world) and a production time of a year, to name just some parts of what makes this an exquisit product.

So, while it costs a lot of money, I'm sure the price reflects what you get for it.
post #12849 of 20634
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So more is better- thanks

Yes, more is better in case of Levi's STF. Just take shrinkage and stretch in account when you decide to buy a pair. Waist often shrinks between 1 and 1.5 (sometimes 2) inches. For the inseam you're better of getting them too long and getting them hemmed afterwards, then buying "the right" size, just to find out your jeans are too short after a hotsoak. Inseam often shrinks between 2 and 3 inches.
post #12850 of 20634
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i think they do a run of the shoais each year. bigs first run was in 07', or maybe it was late 06' ... i forget.

last time i ask big about them they said they hope they are this year. im not sure what that means.

According to the website, the first run was in late '06. I think the second run was last year.
post #12851 of 20634
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Not worth it? Every thing comes at a price, and although I won't shell out 2000 dollars on a pair of jeans, this is no ordinary pair of jeans though. You do not only pay for the jeans itself, but also for the hard labour that's put into it, let alone the details and craftsmanship that's litterally dripping of the jeans when you look at it. This is premium with a capital P. Handpicked cotton, natural indigo dye that's produced by Rampuya itself, hand dyed, hand woven on wooden looms (of which are only two in the world) and a production time of a year, to name just some parts of what makes this an exquisit product. So, while it costs a lot of money, I'm sure the price reflects what you get for it.
Ok, I agree that all of those features do sound enticing...while I have never spent more than $400 on denim, I can see how they are worth it to some. Is there anywhere I can get more info on them? What cut are they? When people say custom, does it mean they are custom tailored to the buyer's specification, or is that just the name designation? Though I most likely won't purchase, I'm interested for denim nerdology at least. Thanks.

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post #12852 of 20634
Bought some weird guys and want to buy some slim jims as well.

I bought size 31 in the Weird Guy and like the fit. Tight, but not too tight.

Not sure what size to get in the slim jims. Im thinking 31 so they will not be skin tight but form fitting.
Im looking for something almost skin tight, but not so where I can barely breath.

Sot sure hot to size in Nudies after doing some research.
I could probably go with a 30 in the Weird Guy but it would be too tight and uncomfortable.

Do you think I should get the Slim Jims in 31
post #12853 of 20634
Hi all,

Some friends of mine have some really nice looking jeans. I've been out shopping with them (never bought myself, though) and they buy what they call "raw denim" jeans. One of my buddies will shell out like 200+ dollars for the jeans.

I really like how the jeans look and I'm interested to learn more about them. The problem is that I don't know where to begin; there's just so much information out there. I've tried doing a bit of reading but it's difficult to string information together from here and there.

I'm a 34x36 so it's hard enough to find jeans that fit well enough. I was wondering if anyone had any advice on some possible good quality brands of jeans, perhaps even if possible in varying price ranges (for instance a few brands that are cheaper, moderately expensive, and expensive).

Finally, has anyone had experience shopping on e-bay for their jeans? I've been looking around and the deals seem really great! The whole buying online thing has always been a bit nerve-racking though, for me.

Any help is greatly appreciated!
post #12854 of 20634
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Bought some weird guys and want to buy some slim jims as well.

I bought size 31 in the Weird Guy and like the fit. Tight, but not too tight.

Not sure what size to get in the slim jims. Im thinking 31 so they will not be skin tight but form fitting.
Im looking for something almost skin tight, but not so where I can barely breath.

Sot sure hot to size in Nudies after doing some research.
I could probably go with a 30 in the Weird Guy but it would be too tight and uncomfortable.

Do you think I should get the Slim Jims in 31
I have a pair of Slim Jims and they do stretch quite a bit. When I first got them they were skin tight but after two weeks, there's almost an inch of excess fabric when I stand up and pull at the thigh. The general rule of thumb is to size down 1 for Nudies so if you're normally a 32, get a 31.
post #12855 of 20634
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Originally Posted by Mistral View Post
Yes, more is better in case of Levi's STF. Just take shrinkage and stretch in account when you decide to buy a pair. Waist often shrinks between 1 and 1.5 (sometimes 2) inches. For the inseam you're better of getting them too long and getting them hemmed afterwards, then buying "the right" size, just to find out your jeans are too short after a hotsoak. Inseam often shrinks between 2 and 3 inches.

Ok so I have one person saying to size up the waist and one saying not to. Can I get a tiebreaker vote?

I am a 32-32/34 is most pairs of jeans so I am thinking either a 32-38 or a 34-38.

P.S. I am having trouble with the free shipping promo on Levis. I am getting the 15% off the jeans but not the free shipping. Anyone know how to fix it.
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