1. Welcome to the new Styleforum!

    We hope you’re as excited as we are to hang out in the new place. There are more new features that we’ll announce in the near future, but for now we hope you’ll enjoy the new site.

    We are currently fine-tuning the forum for your browsing pleasure, so bear with any lingering dust as we work to make Styleforum even more awesome than it was.

    Oh, and don’t forget to head over to the Styleforum Journal, because we’re giving away two pairs of Carmina shoes to celebrate our move!

    Please address any questions about using the new forum to support@styleforum.net

    Cheers,

    The Styleforum Team

    Dismiss Notice

Kohzo Denim

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by amirrorcrackd, Mar 19, 2006.

  1. amirrorcrackd

    amirrorcrackd Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    705
    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2004
    Location:
    NY, NY
    Just bought a pair the other day off ot Yoox: http://www.yoox.com/item.asp?cod10=36025186

    They are awesome. They run a little bit small in the waist (maybe an inch), but they fit great. Very similar to a Diesel Nathan cut.

    The wash on these in particular is amazing. They look like clay dried in the sun, and from wearing them one time, I can tell they are going to wear in VERY quickly. They also seem very well constructed, and are the perfect weight denim.

    I bought them a few days ago and they were $55 more than they are now. If they have your size, and are interested in a very rare, out of the ordinary pair of denim, I highly recommend them.

    Anyone have any experience with their other denims? They have very interesting offerings. Where can they be found in the city?

    Dan
     
  2. minya

    minya Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    527
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2006
    IIRC Kohzo are a very, very fancy denim company, similar to 45RPM, who primarily make super-high-priced (circa $1k) natural-indigo dyed jeans. I think. I believe they have stores in Japan and one in NYC. http://www.kohzo.ch/philosophy.html Can you post some pictures of those jeans you got? Actually, those look like kakishibu (persimmon-dyed) jeans. Holy crap. That is a great price. The only other kakishibu jeans I've seen have been Burgus Plus, out of Japan, and they sold for 52,500 yen (over $500)!! Can you please give me some measurements? How do they fit? I'm really interested!
     
  3. amirrorcrackd

    amirrorcrackd Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    705
    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2004
    Location:
    NY, NY
    They are kakishibu persimmon dyed jeans. They are also limited to 1000 pair, individually numbered on the inside of the back pocket. According to Yoox's pricing structure, they should have retailed for around $620. The price is amazing.

    Unfortunately I don't have a digital camera, so I can't provide pics, but they are a fairly accurate representation on the site. They are a little more brown and a little less orange than in the picture. It is a VERY uneven dye job (which is what i love about them). I ordered a size 30 (the last one) and they fit like a glove. They fit slightly snugger than Helmut Langs of the same size. I'll try to get measurements for you later.

    Dan
     
  4. minya

    minya Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    527
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2006
    More brown -- that's good. The pictures look very, very orange. Haha.

    They look like a boot-cut -- how boot-cut are we talking? Subtle or "flared"?
     
  5. amirrorcrackd

    amirrorcrackd Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    705
    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2004
    Location:
    NY, NY
    More brown -- that's good. The pictures look very, very orange. Haha.

    They look like a boot-cut -- how boot-cut are we talking? Subtle or "flared"?


    Definitely boot but, but definitely subtle. Not far from a straight leg. The cut's pretty near perfect. And the inseam is 32" on the 30" waist. The others may be different.

    Dan
     
  6. minya

    minya Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    527
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2006
    ok, I think you've convinced me. I wonder what size I should get. I'm a "true" 34 (I think) but I often wear 32 in jeans, since I like them to fit tight and stretch out...
     
  7. Brian SD

    Brian SD Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    9,760
    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2004
    Location:
    Tokyo
    They look very nice. Good find.
     
  8. amirrorcrackd

    amirrorcrackd Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    705
    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2004
    Location:
    NY, NY
    ok, I think you've convinced me. I wonder what size I should get. I'm a "true" 34 (I think) but I often wear 32 in jeans, since I like them to fit tight and stretch out...

    I guess I would probably go for the 33 then, if I were you. Good thing is Yoox's return policy. It'll cost you $8 if you do need to return them, but it's painless and right now shipping is free, effectively cancelling that fee out.

    Dan
     
  9. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member

    Messages:
    33,307
    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2002
    Location:
    Moscow, Idaho
    How heavy is the denim? Venture a guess?
     
  10. minya

    minya Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    527
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2006
    I just ordered the 33. Thanks for the heads up. I'll return them or re-sell them if I don't like them... these should look good with my lime-green Bapestas [​IMG] btw, I used the styleforum affiliate link. I feel like I've done a good thing.
     
  11. amirrorcrackd

    amirrorcrackd Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    705
    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2004
    Location:
    NY, NY
    How heavy is the denim? Venture a guess?

    From their website: "the application of juice strengthens the denim, so that your jeans will remain tough. yet because the cloth is derived from paper, your jeans are also pleasantly light."

    Sounds like marketing BS, but it actually is true. I would venture a guess of 10.5-11 oz., but they feel super sturdy at the same time. Like when you buy a new pair of APC and they have that sheet metal feel, only without the uncomfortable factor.

    Although, I did wash them immediately upon receiving them as they were like sheet metal out of the package.

    The tag and the label give conflicting washing instructions. I went with the instructions on the label and machine washed them. I did it by themselves, inside out, with color safe detergent and they came out great. I actually machined tried them too as I wanted to shrink them about 1/2 inch in length. It worked.

    Dan
     
  12. minya

    minya Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    527
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2006
    btw, I'm guessing these aren't selvage, are they?
     
  13. amirrorcrackd

    amirrorcrackd Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    705
    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2004
    Location:
    NY, NY
    btw, I'm guessing these aren't selvage, are they?

    Nope, they're not.

    Dan
     
  14. minya

    minya Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    527
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2006
    Dan, since I'm impatient and I insist on bugging you, can you tell me the front rise measurement?
     
  15. amirrorcrackd

    amirrorcrackd Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    705
    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2004
    Location:
    NY, NY
    Dan, since I'm impatient and I insist on bugging you, can you tell me the front rise measurement?

    Crotch seam to top front is 10". Leg opening is just under 9" and knee just under 8", so the bootcut encompasses a 1" difference (2" around). It's subtle.

    Dan
     
  16. Brian SD

    Brian SD Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    9,760
    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2004
    Location:
    Tokyo
    Cool jeans. Too bad there's no more 30 left. Thanks for saving me some $$$ and some closet space.

    Ditto
     
  17. Luc-Emmanuel

    Luc-Emmanuel Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,586
    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2005
    Location:
    Paris, France
    Nothing left. At least I hope all these sales went through the SF yoox link...

    !luc
     
  18. shoreman1782

    shoreman1782 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    8,739
    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2004
    Location:
    DMV
    Did anyone else get these yet? I'm not sure I'm going to keep them, though they were worth a try. The color is very cool looking and the cut is fine, but the streakiness and orangeness are a little too much for me to pull off. I'm going to give them a couple days before I make up my mind.

    Maybe I'll put the credit toward those denimes. Thank god for the dearth of 36 waists in streetwear!
     
  19. montecristo#4

    montecristo#4 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    12,263
    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2004
    Location:
    Reagan Country (Massachusetts)
    I got a pair in 34", which I will keep (they're pretty different and cool, IMHO). I also have a pair of 33"s. I would recommend them for a natural 32" waist. If anyone is interested, PM me. Price would be what I paid for them plus the cost of shipping. Otherwise they get returned on Thursday.
     
  20. minya

    minya Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    527
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2006
    montecristo, how big do your 34"s measure?
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by