Japanese Japanese vs American Japanese

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by JoMak_NYC, Aug 16, 2006.

  1. JoMak_NYC

    JoMak_NYC Senior member

    Messages:
    296
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2006
    So I take it Japanese denim is the shiznit. [​IMG] Does it matter where it's actaully made though? Like who's (country wise) the best at it. Or as long as it's Japanese materials the heart starts beating?
     


  2. digital_denim

    digital_denim Big Lose

    Messages:
    531
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2006
    Location:
    San Francisco
    I think it's a combination of both. Good construction with attention to detail and high quality denim. With the detail and construction probably being favored, since japanese denim can vary (selvage, nonselvage, cotton type, etc)
    And you never hear anyone complain of the crappy quality of japanese repros. Although the sizing thing may be a different story.
     


  3. JoMak_NYC

    JoMak_NYC Senior member

    Messages:
    296
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2006
    What I found interesting was the fact that one of these repro companies (can't remember which one) uses cotton from the States to make their denim. That threw me for a loop.
     


  4. cheapmutha

    cheapmutha Senior member

    Messages:
    1,890
    Likes Received:
    69
    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2006
    Location:
    Jacksonville, fl
    sugar cane uses a usa and zimbabwe blend... 60/40 i think for the 47s. california, zimbabwe, and tangis for the 45s.
     


  5. digital_denim

    digital_denim Big Lose

    Messages:
    531
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2006
    Location:
    San Francisco
    i know fullcount and 45 rpm uses zimbabwe cotton also.
     


  6. JoMak_NYC

    JoMak_NYC Senior member

    Messages:
    296
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2006
    Is there a NikeID-like site for denim? [​IMG]
     


  7. xcoldricex

    xcoldricex Senior member

    Messages:
    673
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2004
    when you're talking about japanese denim- you're usually referring to where the denim is actually made on looms- not where the cotton is coming from.
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by