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Momotaro

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Jbreen1, Aug 7, 2009.

  1. Jbreen1

    Jbreen1 Well-Known Member

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    Anybody have a pair of Momotaros? I just ordered some 0201's from BIG because I've seen the denim in person and it is some of the best I've seen. Even on sufu they aren't that popular so I doubt many, if anyone on here has some. http://blueingreensoho.com/site/inde...mart&Itemid=28
     
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    They're pretty rare, but there are a few members who have them. I just bought a pair of 0701's about 3 weeks ago and have been wearing them every day since. You're right - they're truly brilliant. The denim is 100% excellent quality and the fit for me has been great. To begin with they were so tight I could barely move, but after 3 weeks of hard wear, they're just right. They were so stiff I thought they'd kill me, but they've softened up nicely. I've started wearing a belt as I don't want them to stretch much more in the waist. I didn't soak mine pre-wear and plan to wash after 6 months (around New Year's). I also like the pink inseam stitching - cool detail [​IMG] There is a little bit of information on the last pages of this thread >> http://www.styleforum.net/showthread...light=momotaro and some pics.
     
  3. Jbreen1

    Jbreen1 Well-Known Member

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    Dam those were pretty tight lol but they work for you. How much did you size down? I was in BIG a while ago and tried on a pair but I can't remember which model it was. I tried on some 34's and they fit good, just a bit loose in the waist but they are supposed to shrink and inch. On their website a 33 in the 0201's is equivalent to a 34 in the 0701's so I got 33's hoping that was the right size. I was debating between these and the Warehouse 800's I think but the denim on the Warehouses wasn't near as nice in my opinion.
     
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    I would recommend you get the waist to fit as you want it off the rack. They do shrink a bit, but they will stretch back out to their pre-soak size (but not much more). They don't stretch a lot (nothing like APC's etc), but they will stretch. Especially if you're crazy enough to do what I did and get them that tight - they have stretched out on me just a little bit in every area, even in the thighs (so I no longer look like a sausage in a skin, but they still fit me very slim).

    I recommend a snug, perhaps slightly tight fit on the waist if you want a trim/neat fit long term.

    The 0201's are a bit more relaxed. Also, I'm 6'8" with gigantic cyclist thighs, so you needn't worry that they're going to be quite that tight on you (presuming you're not of similar build).

    Also, if you feel like rolling over and dying and/or burning them after 2 days or so, hang in there. They DO soften up and they're GREAT.

    Edit: Not sure how much I downsized. I'll measure my waist tomorrow and let you know how it compares to the jeans themselves.
     
  5. Jbreen1

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    Yea well I want them to be not baggy but a looser more classic fit. And I'm not near as tall as you, only 6'1", but I do have big legs because I bodybuild. What size are your 0701's?
     
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    I got size 32. That's the smallest I've ever gotten in jeans - lately I'd usually get a 33, maybe even 34. I just got sick of them stretching (thoug, admittedly, I've never owned jeans as high quality as Momo's). This guy says he's 6'3" and he's wearing 0201's - I'd call it a slim, classic fit: [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    That's slimmer then I want. Looks like that guy sized down quite a bit.
     
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    momotaro has the slimmest jean that BiG carries in slim jeans. i dont like the arcuate though. a big white patch i think. im sure you can take it out.
     
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    The 0201 measurements are very similar to APC rescue's. I like the fit of APC's but want better denim so I think the 0201's will be good. They may be too big but we'll see.
     
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    sizing down mad + not soaking is quite alright if you have no plans of washing ever__ but, if you're expecting a [re-use] you need to allow for contingencies. i know others would say "oh, but they will stretch"__ breaking them in is onerous as it is, stretching them out everytime you wash is quite trifling. there's also that chance that they just won't fit at all, so all that enthusiasm, time & energy to prime them up__ only to end up @the market.

    i've done it that way before and learned my lessons. i say, know [the beast] before you fuck with it.... just my honest opinion.
     
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    waist, thigh, knee, hem, inseam measurements can be similar but the cut can be entirely different still.
     
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    I would have said they were a slim cut, but not tight or skinny. I'm really, really big in all proportions - even pair if Imperial King's is skin tight on me through the waist & thighs, so don't be too alarmed.

    I sized down because that's the look I wanted. I would recommend to anyone, however, that you match your waist size off the rack knowing that they will stretch back out to pre-soak size fairly quickly. Beyond this, however, they really don'y stretch much.

    But yes, they are slim fitting. At least the 0701's are.
     
  13. Jbreen1

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    I would have said they were a slim cut, but not tight or skinny. I'm really, really big in all proportions - even pair if Imperial King's is skin tight on me through the waist & thighs, so don't be too alarmed. I sized down because that's the look I wanted. I would recommend to anyone, however, that you match your waist size off the rack knowing that they will stretch back out to pre-soak size fairly quickly. Beyond this, however, they really don'y stretch much. But yes, they are slim fitting. At least the 0701's are.
    Well you said that the BIG measurements were off right? We'll see how they fit. I may even be going into the city next week so if they don't fit right I'll just stop in BIG to exchange them. The 0701's are also slimmer and a lower rise. The 0201's are still somewhat slim but just a little bit roomier in all areas.
     
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    similar to somets?
     
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    similar to somets?

    I've had a pair of Somet's as well and they are pretty different. I guess the 003's would be pretty close to the 0701's though. The denim is completely different but they are two of the best for sure.
     
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    I've had a pair of Somet's as well and they are pretty different. I guess the 003's would be pretty close to the 0701's though. The denim is completely different but they are two of the best for sure.
    Unknown
    elite brands?[​IMG]
     
  17. Jbreen1

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    Well my 0201's came in and they fit awesome. The waist is right on right now. I have some room and can even wear a size down but I don't like sizing down as much as possible like everyone else. I'll try and get some pics later. Do you think I should soak them or just wear them? They are partially sanforized so they won't shrink much so I'm thinking it would be ok to just wear them. I hate losing color on a soak.
     
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    Unknown elite brands?[​IMG]

    Not sure what you mean by that. But Somet and Momotaro make some of the best denim I've ever seen in my opinion. Much better then say Eternal, Skull, Flathead, etc. They are the two best brands BIG carries I think, besides Samurai but I think it's pretty close between these three.
     
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    That's slimmer then I want. Looks like that guy sized down quite a bit.

    Hey dude,

    I'm that guy and I think the photo makes them look slimmer than they actually are since it is a poor photo. I bought these at BiG and they fit right on at the waist (no sizing down) when I bought them and are not as slim as my APC New Standards. They don't taper as much too, which I like. They are definitely still a slim jean though. I am just a slim guy, so jeans in size 31 are going to look slim. They are far from skin tight, but maybe that isn't so apparent in the photo. I think they are a classic slim cut with a great rise that is higher than most "trendy" jeans and is more traditional.

    I soaked mine before wearing to get shrinking done with, and I didn't lose any color. I did lose a lot of starch though and they softened up a bit. I wore them for a while and then soaked again because I thought they were still not shrunken as much as they should be, and I used really hot water the second time. They fit perfect now. In the second soak I was going more for losing a tiny bit of length.

    They were hemmed at BiG with the expectation that they would shrink when soaked or washed, so until this was completely done, they were not the length that was planned, if you get what I mean.

    The waist shrunk after soaking but stretched back out to where it should be after some wearing.

    Ian
     
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    Not sure what you mean by that. But Somet and Momotaro make some of the best denim I've ever seen in my opinion. Much better then say Eternal, Skull, Flathead, etc. They are the two best brands BIG carries I think, besides Samurai but I think it's pretty close between these three.
    Ya, that's what I meant. You don't hear as much about Somets and Taros as you do say PBJs, Flatheads, etc.

    Do they all come with the pink stitching?[​IMG]
     

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