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KMW — believe the hype

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by KennyGhetzoff, Mar 16, 2007.

  1. larryr

    larryr Well-Known Member

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  2. furo

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    Question: how much will a pair of KMW 1980 raw shrink (length) with a cold soak?
     
  3. james_timothy

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    no idea... but the hemming on your kmw's make them look much better, for whatever reason.
     
  4. furo

    furo Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, I plan on taking all my jeans back to this tailor - he does a chain stitch hem which is what I haven't been able to find anywhere yet
     
  5. Lotto

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    Pair of Raw KMW Rockers I bought from Jay a while back in 2010 when he had that big sale (thanks again!). Love these jeans, these have been worn for maybe a year and a half? Not sure, but I didn't really start wearing them a lot till early 2011.
     
  6. furo

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    Looking good, how'd you get them to sit against the wall like that, or are they laying flat on the ground??
     
  7. Weather

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    It looks like he pinned them to the wall.
     
  8. furo

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    Ah yeah I think I can see the thumbtacks
     
  9. Ritchee

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    Is KMW still around? Can't seem to find the 1950s. Can anyone recommend a similar brand? I really like the denim and 50s cut. thanks
     
  10. Timbaland

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    I believe I saw KMW at blue owl workshop still.
     
  11. furo

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    The tannery in Cambridge MA may still have a pair or two floating around.
     
  12. oboy_oboy

    oboy_oboy Well-Known Member

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    Blue Owl does have some stock but not any sizes in the 1950 cut. I love that cut too...

    Come to think of it, Blake (in Portland) might have some stock in that. Worth a call...
     
  13. grizzlybear

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    hey guys, i have an almost new pair of 1980's in black sz 32 if anyone is interested PM me. :)
     
  14. CalTex

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  15. Caveat

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    Are they not making jeans anymore? I have a couple of pairs that are too big for me now and it kills me. Still rockin that belt though.
     
  16. oboy_oboy

    oboy_oboy Well-Known Member

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    ^It's unclear if they are all done or just on another leg of the sort of extended hiatus that has plagued them in the past.

    Fok? Anyone? Anyone?
     
  17. mtmindc

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    I've owned two pairs of 1980s, and after five years and some weight gain, I'm looking for a new pair of slim-straight raw selvage. Since I can't go back to KMW, I was just wondering what people here chosen that lives up to pairs of KMW's they've owned.

    What I loved: denim quality, quality of fades, metal buttons, overall fit and finish, minimal branding (esp. the patch).

    What I didn't: the price (I wore the hell out of them, but they're by no means cheap), and like a lot of KMW wearers, I could do with a slightly smaller pair of back pockets.

    Anybody have any suggestions or testimonials for someone who would buy KMW 1980s again - in a heartbeat - but can't due to present availability?
     
  18. slide13

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    Bye bye KMW...sorry to see you go but enjoying the amazing prices at Context! $150 jeans and $95 belts, unreal. I've been wanting one of these belts for years but they were always too expensive. Picked up the belt and a pair of 1980s at Context today.
     
  19. cchen

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    thanks for the heads up! purchased a belt in natural and one in brown. i had wanted these so badly when they were released but didn't want to pay full retail
     

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