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Japanese Denim

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by raley, Mar 29, 2006.

  1. tangerine

    tangerine Well-Known Member

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    Aha! I've been trying to figure out how to increase my lenghth... [​IMG]

    I'll forward you an email I received recently on this subject. [​IMG]
     
  2. Ahaz

    Ahaz Well-Known Member

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    Denime bishes! One wash with not much wear yet, so kinda bland at the moment.

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    Now that's an odd place to put that...


    They are very dark, and do not like to lose indigo. Well, my white shoes do have some blue on them, but my hands never seem to get any on them.
     
  3. Ahaz

    Ahaz Well-Known Member

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    Eternal bishes! Same deal as before...


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    Strike a pose!


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    My milkshake brings all the...wait, no, nevermind.


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    Alot of that creasing is from my knee, but you can still see some of the natural wrinkles in the denim.


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    Both these and the Denime have silver* buttons with brass* rivets.


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    Unlike the Denime, these turn my hands blue constantly. They still look fairly dark though.

    *I'm talking about color, who knows what they're made of.
     
  4. denimdestroyedmylife

    denimdestroyedmylife Well-Known Member

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    WTF! Those eternals fit you very well! [​IMG] My size too... [​IMG]
     
  5. J-Shock

    J-Shock Well-Known Member

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    Man those Eternals are nice as hell. been thinking of picking up a pair.
     
  6. Ahaz

    Ahaz Well-Known Member

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    You guys are making me feel crazy! The Eternals are insanely nice, but I just don't like the way they fit me. Look for me to make a post in Buying and Selling.
     
  7. asf

    asf Well-Known Member

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    saw some really nice japanese selvedge jeans at nom de guerre yesterday
    indigo and light grey
    heavy denim, maybe 17oz or more

    would have bought a pair but the inseams were 34" which isn't enough for me
     
  8. Ahaz

    Ahaz Well-Known Member

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    Sell a few pairs, buy a pair of Jomons, and call it quits [​IMG]

    You know, I never really gave this a thought. I was bored though, and going through the 45 RPM thread on Superfuture, and saw these pics you posted for partytaco. I wish they weren't more than I pay in rent for a month. [​IMG]. I also wish they had a version with the same fit, but maybe less exclusive dyeing - so I could afford them.


    http://img66.imageshack.us/my.php?image=45rpm0058hc.jpg
    http://img66.imageshack.us/my.php?image=45rpm0060ls.jpg
    http://img66.imageshack.us/my.php?image=45rpm0073ap.jpg
    http://img91.imageshack.us/my.php?image=45rpm0082na.jpg
    http://img91.imageshack.us/my.php?image=45rpm0096di.jpg
    http://img91.imageshack.us/my.php?image=45rpm0101is.jpg
    http://img91.imageshack.us/my.php?image=45rpm0111gi.jpg

    I couldn't get the IMG tags to work for some reason, so I had to leave them as urls. They are well worth your time to check out.
     
  9. PG2G

    PG2G Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I may try and see if I can get someone in Japan to get them for me. $700 is a bit much :p
     
  10. denimdestroyedmylife

    denimdestroyedmylife Well-Known Member

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    Those Jomons are amazing. It does make me wonder about things like "value" and "price". The elements that make it expensive are intangible, though interesting. And I wonder if "high-end jeans" isn't an oxymoron.
     
  11. ringring

    ringring Well-Known Member

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    "It does make me wonder about things like "value" and "price". The elements that make it expensive are intangible, though interesting. And I wonder if "high-end jeans" isn't an oxymoron."

    Look for a brand called Pure Blue Japan. Made by a supplier who made jeans for 45 before they parted ways. Prices are friendlier. Quality is outstanding. They are also relatively slim fitting & low-rise for Japanese 'repros'.
     
  12. Geowu

    Geowu Well-Known Member

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    I searched on google for Pure Blue Japan and found almost nothing, but when I tried with what seems to be their Japanese name, 正藍屋 , there were many results (just in case someone else wants to search for them).
     
  13. denimdestroyedmylife

    denimdestroyedmylife Well-Known Member

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  15. Brian SD

    Brian SD Well-Known Member

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    The Denim Gallery has a blog about the Pure Blue Japan (Seiaiya). The XX-003 are not dyed with natural indigo.

    The rise is about 10.5-11", and apparently the fit is similar to the Flat Head 3005.
     
  16. ringring

    ringring Well-Known Member

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    The AI-001's are natural indigo. Front rise is around 11". They feature slightly different stitching to the XX-003 (super thick thread round the fly and pockets), and pale blue selvedge. The denim is of a rougher, undulating, uneven texture than the XX-003.

    The XX-003 are superb jeans too. Pink selvedge. Similar fit.
    Otherwise, both jeans are pretty plain, with plain back pockets and rivets.

    If memory serves, prices are around:
    AI-001 = 45000 yen
    XX-003 = 19000 yen

    People I know who are a lot denimnerdier than me say *whispers* that these jeans are better quality than 45's current product.
     
  17. Geowu

    Geowu Well-Known Member

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    the XX-003 seems already pretty slubby and uneven for only 14 oz. I wonder if there's any place to see the AI-001 on the internet.
     
  18. ringring

    ringring Well-Known Member

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    I have no idea where to see them on the net (aside from the Rakuten link you posted) - the denim is a lot nicer in the flesh than in those photos. If you only saw the photos, you'd probably just surf on by to another pair of 'flashier' jeans.
     
  19. Brian SD

    Brian SD Well-Known Member

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    I have no idea where to see them on the net (aside from the Rakuten link you posted) - the denim is a lot nicer in the flesh than in those photos. If you only saw the photos, you'd probably just surf on by to another pair of 'flashier' jeans.
    I was noticing the same thing. The pictures are not very flattering. However, this picture is a different story: [​IMG] Denim looks absolutely awesome. *adds to the list of jeans to buy when I get to Japan* BTW, nice to see you back around, Ringring!
     
  20. ringring

    ringring Well-Known Member

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    Even in that pic, it give you 'no idea' compared to the real thing.

    Pop them at the top of the list. & good to be around again, thanks
     

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