Japanese Denim

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by raley, Mar 29, 2006.

  1. Ahaz

    Ahaz Senior member

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    You guys are making me feel crazy! The Eternals are insanely nice, but I just don't like the way they fit me. Look for me to make a post in Buying and Selling.
     


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    asf Well-Known Member

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    saw some really nice japanese selvedge jeans at nom de guerre yesterday
    indigo and light grey
    heavy denim, maybe 17oz or more

    would have bought a pair but the inseams were 34" which isn't enough for me
     


  3. Ahaz

    Ahaz Senior member

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    Sell a few pairs, buy a pair of Jomons, and call it quits [​IMG]

    You know, I never really gave this a thought. I was bored though, and going through the 45 RPM thread on Superfuture, and saw these pics you posted for partytaco. I wish they weren't more than I pay in rent for a month. [​IMG]. I also wish they had a version with the same fit, but maybe less exclusive dyeing - so I could afford them.


    http://img66.imageshack.us/my.php?image=45rpm0058hc.jpg
    http://img66.imageshack.us/my.php?image=45rpm0060ls.jpg
    http://img66.imageshack.us/my.php?image=45rpm0073ap.jpg
    http://img91.imageshack.us/my.php?image=45rpm0082na.jpg
    http://img91.imageshack.us/my.php?image=45rpm0096di.jpg
    http://img91.imageshack.us/my.php?image=45rpm0101is.jpg
    http://img91.imageshack.us/my.php?image=45rpm0111gi.jpg

    I couldn't get the IMG tags to work for some reason, so I had to leave them as urls. They are well worth your time to check out.
     


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    Yeah, I may try and see if I can get someone in Japan to get them for me. $700 is a bit much :p
     


  5. denimdestroyedmylife

    denimdestroyedmylife Big Winner

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    Those Jomons are amazing. It does make me wonder about things like "value" and "price". The elements that make it expensive are intangible, though interesting. And I wonder if "high-end jeans" isn't an oxymoron.
     


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    "It does make me wonder about things like "value" and "price". The elements that make it expensive are intangible, though interesting. And I wonder if "high-end jeans" isn't an oxymoron."

    Look for a brand called Pure Blue Japan. Made by a supplier who made jeans for 45 before they parted ways. Prices are friendlier. Quality is outstanding. They are also relatively slim fitting & low-rise for Japanese 'repros'.
     


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    I searched on google for Pure Blue Japan and found almost nothing, but when I tried with what seems to be their Japanese name, 正藍屋 , there were many results (just in case someone else wants to search for them).
     


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  10. Brian SD

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    The Denim Gallery has a blog about the Pure Blue Japan (Seiaiya). The XX-003 are not dyed with natural indigo.

    The rise is about 10.5-11", and apparently the fit is similar to the Flat Head 3005.
     


  11. ringring

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    The AI-001's are natural indigo. Front rise is around 11". They feature slightly different stitching to the XX-003 (super thick thread round the fly and pockets), and pale blue selvedge. The denim is of a rougher, undulating, uneven texture than the XX-003.

    The XX-003 are superb jeans too. Pink selvedge. Similar fit.
    Otherwise, both jeans are pretty plain, with plain back pockets and rivets.

    If memory serves, prices are around:
    AI-001 = 45000 yen
    XX-003 = 19000 yen

    People I know who are a lot denimnerdier than me say *whispers* that these jeans are better quality than 45's current product.
     


  12. Geowu

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    the XX-003 seems already pretty slubby and uneven for only 14 oz. I wonder if there's any place to see the AI-001 on the internet.
     


  13. ringring

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    I have no idea where to see them on the net (aside from the Rakuten link you posted) - the denim is a lot nicer in the flesh than in those photos. If you only saw the photos, you'd probably just surf on by to another pair of 'flashier' jeans.
     


  14. Brian SD

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    I have no idea where to see them on the net (aside from the Rakuten link you posted) - the denim is a lot nicer in the flesh than in those photos. If you only saw the photos, you'd probably just surf on by to another pair of 'flashier' jeans.
    I was noticing the same thing. The pictures are not very flattering. However, this picture is a different story: [​IMG] Denim looks absolutely awesome. *adds to the list of jeans to buy when I get to Japan* BTW, nice to see you back around, Ringring!
     


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    Even in that pic, it give you 'no idea' compared to the real thing.

    Pop them at the top of the list. & good to be around again, thanks
     


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