Originally Posted by Doctor
Just ordered some Momotaro's from Blue in Green. Might get some pics online when they arrive - it seems information on them is rather scarce, especially on SF (non-existent, actually). Here's hoping they're good...
You won't be disappointed. I have the Momotaro 0201 slim jeans and love them. I went to BiG thinking about buying some Samurais but they didn't have what I wanted in my size. However, they were kind enough to recommend these, which are beautiful. I should take some photos at some point since there is hardly anything on the internet about these. I have had them since April (i think) and have been rotating them with other jeans so they don't have much wear, but I didn't buy them to beat them up as fast as I can. I am enjoying them the way they are now, which is still very dark. They are by far the most luxurious jeans I have ever owned. These are the first Japanese high-end jeans I have purchased though so I can't compare to some of the more popular brands. Other jeans that I wear are Nudie RRDS and APC NS, but the 0201s are my favorites. I like this cut a lot. It is a straight slim cut that doesn't taper as much as my NS and has a higher rise so they are a bit more traditional, while the slimness is still stylish. It is similar to the s5000vx or the s0500xx from Samurai, but maybe a bit slimmer. I have read somewhere that these use Zimbabwe cotton. The quirky thing about these jeans is the pink inseam stitching, which I find to be rather fun. It is so subtle since the rest of the jeans are very traditionally styled. A nice thing about these is that I didn't have to worry much about sizing since they are partially sanforized. Trying them on in the store was pretty much where the waist was going to stay. When I soaked them the waist got a bit snugger but has stretched back out and is comfortable. I had to do two soaks (first was warm and the second was hot) to get all of the shrinking done, mostly for the length. BiG were great at knowing how much to hem and still leave enough length for shrinking so that they are perfect after soaking. Good luck with them! -Ian Edit: here are some quick photos... better than nothing..