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Strike Gold Jeans from Japan

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by kiya, May 18, 2010.

  1. kiya

    kiya Well-Known Member

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    Strike Gold Loopwheeled T-Shirts & More

    Strike Gold came out with jeans just a few years ago for the first time; when we saw the fabric and construction in person we were floored by how such a new company can produce product this good. Last year they did a small run of loopwheeled hoodies and crewneck sweaters, quality so good that we see no reason to carry any other brand's hoodies or basic crewneck sweaters. The fabric is exactly what you want from a hoodie or sweater, it's nearly windproof due to it's outer weave, it's extremely heavy and it's wild soft on the inside. This year they wanted to conquer the loopwheeled t-shirt, and that they did.

    We've now got Strike Gold's loopwheeed tees available in both black or white, or a red printed version. The weave they achieved on these is quite special. When you see a well worn in loopwheeled tee you start to see the horizontal weave pattern within the fabric, the longer you wear it and the more you wash it the more you can see this pattern. This is an artifact of the weaving process due to it's speed and gravity tension. Strike Gold's pattern is almost apparent even when the tees are new. The tees have double-stitched sleeves and hem-line, a triple-stitched collar, and is stitched together with 100% cotton thread. Is that too much information about a single t-shirt? Not for us.

    All three tees along with a full restock of all four jean models and their amazing belts are available now at all three Self Edge stores and in our online store.

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  2. oboy_oboy

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    Kiya/crew

    I know the denim is totally different between the SG1109 and the SG2109, but post-soak does one tend to end up w/ a little more room in the thigh? The notes show different shrinkage rates, and I know it's not an exact thing, but I've always been a fan of these and now I'm looking harder and trying to weigh fit difference (if any) between the two.

    Thanks for your time.
     
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  3. kiya

    kiya Well-Known Member

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    Strike Gold Loopwheeled Sweatshirts, Hoodies, & T-Shirts

    Strike Gold is back with more for their winter collection.

    We've found the ultimate loopwheeled crewneck sweater. A sweater that is a true loopwheeled fabric, flatlock seam stitched throughout, kitten soft exterior and interior, a beautiful fit, and great detailing that's only noticed by those who've studied the art of the loopwheeled sweater. We know this all sounds like a bit much, but once you see these in person you'll know, there's something very special about them that sets them apart from the rest.

    Along with these crewnecks we've received the ultimate zip hoodie. A single panel all around with an opening at the front for a 100% cotton taped zipper and 100% cotton hood pulls. This is taking the idea of a perfect loopwheeled hoodie to an extreme. Combining the fabric that Strike Gold produces with the details like a slim fit and two front patch pockets makes this the hoodie to die with.

    All six of these pieces are now available up to x-large.

    With these sweaters and zip hoodies we've received a full restock of all four of their jean models along with their popular cod-oil soaked waterproof leather belts. So thick it'll satisfy even the heartiest of hungers if stuck on a deserted island.

    All these items are available now at all three Self Edge stores, check the online store for full specs on the sweaters and shirts along with measurements, hi-res photos, and more.

    Strike Gold! in our online store.

    Strike Gold Heavy Loopwheeled Sweatshirt - Black

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  4. kiya

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    El Argentino Well-Known Member

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    Awesome Kiya. Proving that massive fades + washing denim go together very well.
     
  6. ErikW

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    2109s. I've had them since July, 2012, but didn't wear them that much. Fit is not my favorite (loose in the top half), but the denim is fairly amazing. They have a lot of stretch, so much different then my Momotaros. These suckers bleed like crazy. Only an initial soak so far. They're getting close to being ready for a wash. I'll post more pics after.

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  7. misterjuiceman

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    Man those tees look amazing. I wonder if we'll see any denim with a gold core coming out of Strike Gold--could be a really interesting look.
     
  8. misterjuiceman

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    Been thinking about getting the 2109 or 1109 (love the former, but the latter seems more practical given the spring and summer coming soon)--typically I wear a 30 in RRL's slim-fit and low-straight washed-denim, anyone familiar with how this compares to the SG cuts?
     
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    I would go for the 1105 in size 31.
     
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    Thanks for the extremely-quick response! Just went through the entire SuFu thread, too, and saw the 3105 and 3109 are coming soon. Left-hand twill and gray-weft is very intriguing!
     
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    We'll have those April 1st.
     
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    Will you be getting more of the 2109's in size 34?
     
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    We have those in stock now at SENY and SELA if you want to place a phone order, if not we'll have a restock in the online store on April 1st.
     
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    I have to bring them back
    Really nice fading results, congrats kya
     
  15. kiya

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    Strike Gold Left Hand Twill Jeans, Loopwheeled T-Shirts, & More

    This was definitely a first... we received a jean that sold so quickly in-store that we had no stock left to put into our online store and had to wait until the second batch to officially announce the jean online. This jean is Strike Gold's 17oz unsanforized left hand twill denim jean with gray dyed weft yarns.

    We've finally received a full stock of both the straight (model 3105) and slim tapered (model 3109) versions and have enough to fill the online store with. This denim is beautiful and has a medium blue shade and is slightly hairy, we've seen some that have aged since we got them initially four months ago and they look quite good.

    We've also received a new loopwheeled t-shirt in two colors with a vintage style flock print to give the print an upraised almost velour feel on the fabric.

    Along with these new items all stores have received a full restock of all other Strike Gold jean models and belts in both tan and black.

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    Strike Gold Loopwheeled Indigo-Dyed Sweaters and Zip Hoodies

    Strike Gold have taken their extremely popular loopwheeled crewneck sweaters and zip hoodies and done a limited run in vat indigo-dyed versions. These come in a dark indigo color when new and will fade and age over time with regular wear and washing. We can't wait to see what the indigo versions will look like in just a year's time.

    These are the ultimate loopwheeled crewneck sweaters. A sweater that is a true loopwheeled fabric, flatlock seam stitched throughout, kitten soft exterior and interior, a beautiful fit, and great detailing that's only noticed by those who've studied the art of the loopwheeled sweater. We know this all sounds like a bit much, but once you see these in person you'll know, there's something very special about them that sets them apart from the rest.

    Along with these crewnecks we've received the ultimate zip hoodie. A single panel all around with an opening at the front for a 100% cotton taped zipper and 100% cotton hood pulls. This is taking the idea of a perfect loopwheeled hoodie to an extreme. Combining the fabric that Strike Gold produces with the details like a slim fit and two front patch pockets makes this the hoodie to die with.

    These are available now in black, gray, and indigo dyed versions.
    There will be no restocks of these this season as these are only produced once a year.

    All these items are available now at all Self Edge stores, check the online store for full specs on the sweaters and shirts along with measurements, hi-res photos, and more.

    Shop Strike Gold! Online

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  17. kiya

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    Strike Gold Super Short Slub Weft Jeans & Brushed Flannel Shirts

    While in Japan at the end of 2013 we saw a denim that excited us more than nearly any other new denim we'd seen in well over a year. It was at a meeting with Strike Gold at which they brought us a sample of the fabric to see; since that meeting we couldn't wait to get the jean into our stores. It's been a long six month wait since then and we've finally got a small run of these jeans available at our stores.

    With the new 5105 (slim straight) and 5109 (slim tapered) models Strike Gold have produced a 15oz unsanforized denim made of pure indigo warp threads and a light gray weft thread. The denim is very interesting because they used a super short slub cotton for the weft threads. This is a cotton staple so short we believe it's shorter than the sugar cane fibers used in Sugar Cane's famed Okinawa and Hawaii jeans, except those use a slub fiber (sugar cane) in the warp and weft of the denim. Using a cotton staple this short is tricky when producing a fabric that should be rugged and somewhat heavy in weight because the yarns need to be spun at a far slower pace and therefore increasing the risk of the shuttle yarn (aka, the weft thread) snapping far more often than it already does. The slow spinning of the thread should not be confused with the tension or speed of a loom, spinning of yarns is a process which happens far before any loom is involved in making a fabric. All this work results in a denim that looks like no denim we've seen before. The process used gives the denim an extremely uneven texture, but not necessarily slubby looking. Our best description is that at a 45 degree angle it can be compared closely to a vintage hand-woven Persian rug, but not so much that most people wouldn't be able to tell much of a difference outside of the deeper color. The jean looks like an indigo colored denim but has a deeper blue hue from the weft threads peaking through the indigo warp threads. It's a jean like this which reminds us that we haven't seen it all, yet.

    Along with these two new jeans we've received two new brushed flannels, available in red or yellow. If you're local to one of our four stores do yourself a favor and come by just to see this new denim in person.
    Both jeans and flannels along with a restock of the 3105/3109 jeans and belts in both colors are available now at all Self Edge stores and in our online store.


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    Kiya, looks like the indigo-dyed hoodies have a problem with the zippers. They shouldn't be wavy like that.... looks like there wasn't enough allowance included to account for the shrinkage after wash
     
  19. kiya

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    Strike Gold Indigo-Dyed Flannels & Self Edge Denim Hangers

    We've just received Strike Gold's new indigo-dyed yarn flannel shirts and have finally put up our hand-made jean hangers up for sale in our online store.

    This is the first time we've seen a flannel shirt which has indigo dyed yarns within the pattern. This means that over time with regular wear and washing the pattern will start to change slowly as the indigo fades from the blue/navy areas of the pattern.

    The jean hangers which you've seen at all of our stores were designed by us and produced by Burwell Arts in San Francisco. Each one is hammered and shaped by hand.

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  20. kiya

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    Strike Gold Loopwheeled T-Shirts & Jean Restock

    We've just received a new run of Strike Gold's blank loopwheeled t-shirts. These are true single-needle loopwheeled cotton tees made at one of the only remaining loopwheeling factories in the world. The fabric has a great horizontal weave character to it which becomes more pronounced over time. These are now even made up to size XXL (with a side seam).

    Also, we have great news about Strike Gold's prices, all prices of their jeans and t-shirts have been reduced across the board. We've received full restocks of nearly all of their jeans models and belts along with the t-shirts

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