Japanese Selvage Denim Jean Recommendations Please. First Time Buyer. Slim, Tapered.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by drunkmonk36, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. drunkmonk36

    drunkmonk36 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    66
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2010
    Hey all,

    I'm in the market for a new pair of jeans.

    Please recommend me some of the top Japanese Selvedge Denim jean brands to check out.

    I currently wear Nudie Slim Jim and like that slim, tapered fit.

    I'm wanting something a little undiscovered and not likely to be common here in Australia.

    Price isn't really a concern but obviously within reason.

    Happy to get them proxied.


    Thanks in advance!
     


  2. Distorbiant

    Distorbiant Senior member

    Messages:
    4,441
    Likes Received:
    3,183
    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2012
    Naked & Famous if you're on a budget. Probably the best brand for the <$200 price range. Then you can start looking at 3Sixteen or APC.
     


  3. Dexnazoid

    Dexnazoid New Member

    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2012
    Cheap and decent quality: Unbranded UB201 or UB101

    15 oz japanese selvedge denim


    Cheers
     


  4. drunkmonk36

    drunkmonk36 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    66
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2010
    Thanks for the reply.

    I'm not on a budget and was hoping for something different than the usual, common brands such as 3Sixteen, N&F, APC, Iron Heart, Flat Head etc.

    Was interested in Kicking Mule until I read they were made in China.

    C'mon, drop a list on me someone.
     


  5. Dbear

    Dbear Senior member

    Messages:
    4,207
    Likes Received:
    2,449
    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2011
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA


  6. kiya

    kiya Brand Representative Affiliate Vendor

    Messages:
    5,122
    Likes Received:
    382
    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2006
    Location:
    San Francisco


  7. drunkmonk36

    drunkmonk36 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    66
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2010
    

    Don't worry Kiya, I'm all over your website! :D

    Any others?
     


  8. Crat

    Crat Senior member

    Messages:
    1,880
    Likes Received:
    3,682
    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2011
    This is supposedly very good when it comes to bang for the buck.
    Will be my next denim purchase.

    I'm currently still quite pleased with my Japan Blue 0701 which is also very nice within its price range.

    My favourites are still the Sugarcane Sexsc02.
    Should you decide on those, send me a PM. I know a place that sill has them.
     
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2013


  9. drunkmonk36

    drunkmonk36 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    66
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2010
    Thanks for the reply Crat.

    I've got too much Albam stuff already otherwise I'd definitely be keen to try those out! Most of their stuff is great quality.

    Would prefer them to be made in Japan also.

    I'll look into the Japan Blue range.

    Don't think the cut of the Sugarcanes would suit me, but I'll look a bit further into those as well.

    Cheers!
     
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2013


  10. Crat

    Crat Senior member

    Messages:
    1,880
    Likes Received:
    3,682
    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2011
    The canes' fit (sz 32) is actually similar to the 0701(sz31) in my experience.
     
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2013


  11. shakanar

    shakanar New Member

    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2013
    I know you said Japanese but you also stated undiscovered. A good option would maybe be Stovall and Young. They are located in San Francisco, CA. Good price and have a change pocket that you can fit your whole cellphone into. www.stovallandyoung.com
     
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2013


  12. drunkmonk36

    drunkmonk36 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    66
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2010
    

    Thanks for the suggestion but I'd like to stick with Japanese denim and made/cut in Japan at this stage.

    Can anyone suggest some specific models, similar cut to the Slim Jim? - Not Thin Finn skinny, but good to rock with low-top sneakers (no cuff).

    Cheers!
     
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2013




  13. drunkmonk36

    drunkmonk36 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    66
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2010
    

    I'm liking the SD-106!

    Got any fit pics or suggestions on sizing?

    I'm 183cm, Size 30 waist.

    Currently wearing 31/34 in Nudie Slim Jim, and a Size 30 in the Albam Taper Chino (if that helps).

    Have never owned Unsanforized jeans before, and don't want them too skin-tight or too loose in the waist after washing/stretching.

    Thanks for the input!
     


  14. shakanar

    shakanar New Member

    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2013


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by