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Momotaro

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

  1. bazh

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    I like the pair moty01 more but have no exp in buying an unsanforized denim, how about the thigh shrinkage, the moty01 have 12" thigh and my WG pair is 11.5" :( and one more thing, does it need a pre-soak to have the expected fit before wearing ?
     
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  2. Mistral

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    Thigh shrinkage will probably be around 0.25 to 0.5 inch.
     
  3. gnu

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    Any places in Los Angeles stock momotaros?
     
  4. El Argentino

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    I don't believe so. BiG in NYC or BlueOwl in Seattle.
     
  5. Spencer

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    Not that I am aware of.

    Call Jay at Blue Owl, if you buy a pair and they don't work, he'll happily exchange for you.
     
  6. gnu

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    Yeah, Jay is great, it was more like a want it now sort of thing. Leaving for a long road trip again and wont have a steady place to get them mailed to. I'll see what Jay can do for me. Thanks.
     
  7. kraska

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    I've had my Momotaro vintage label for about a year and a half, 2 washes... Pocket bags are falling apart, threading throughout the denim is coming loose had to re stitch both back pockets on, pink thread on inside of leg is coming out... super disappointed for only being 1 1/2 years old. I hate to say I'll most likely stay away from momo next time =/
     
  8. ysb

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    Milkmade on Abbot Kinney carried the Japan Blue line for a little bit, don't know if they do anymore
     
  9. El Argentino

    El Argentino Well-Known Member

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    You're not washing your denim enough. For reals.

    Denim is so prone to breaks when not cleaned.
     
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  10. mcass

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    What he said - wash your jeans. Not any fault of the denim - washes will strengthen the denim. Research it a little and you'll see..
     
  11. sikeee

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    Momotaro does use cotton threads for stitching though, so not as strong other brands that use poly-cotton.
     
  12. Mistral

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    The construction on Momo's is very good though... Never had any issues with the cotton threads.
     
  13. Mistral

    Mistral Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG]
     
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  14. BootSpell

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    I have a pair of Momo 702BRs that I want to shrink (can't return them at this point; they've been chain-stitched/hemmed). They are brand new, never been washed/rinsed or worn. I know they're sanforized so the shrinkage might be minimal.

    What's the best way to shrink them as much as possible without compromising the indigo/color?
     
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    can't comment unless we see some fit pix
     
  16. Dbear

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    No good way to shrink sanforized denim without compromising the color
     
  17. BootSpell

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    Good answer! But Dbear did reply...

    I'll try to take some pics tomorrow. I was too disappointed and frustrated today to take any.


    That's discouraging news. I'll have to mull over what my plan of action is. Real 1st world problem.
     
  18. BootSpell

    BootSpell Well-Known Member

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    Here's a fit pic (sort of) of the 702BR that I'd like to try to shrink as much as possible. As you can see, I should have sized down one.

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    Since I can't return/exchange them, I am wanting to shrink them as much as possible, even at the cost of compromising the indigo/color. What is the best approach to achieve as much shrinkage with as little color loss as possible? TIA.
     
  19. BootSpell

    BootSpell Well-Known Member

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    On a more positive note, here are my standard 702s at about five months of effective wear.

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  20. El Argentino

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    Holy crap, you're a fast fader.

    I think the BR702s look fine. Nothing wrong with not cramming your junk in a pair.
     

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