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Kapital - hippies, Japanese farmers and post-apocalypse survivors

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Does anyone have any experience of the 1-2-3s century denim? I've got a good deal on a pair of them, new, but I can't really justify the $500 cost.

I assume it's the fading that really makes them pop? I mean, $500 can get you some really really sick denim.

I got the No 5, as pants, and No 7, as a jacket. I really like the 3.S.A, but they seem to be impossible to get a hold of.

I found these pictures here: https://www.kapital.jp/info/detail/760.html





While very, very, nice, I don't find it that special for the price tag. I think the other colourways are better, and that these end up being overpriced. I'd love to be convinced to think differently though.
 
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I think all the century denim is overpriced at 500-600. The kakishibu and asagi are the only really interesting ones in my eyes. Still wouldn't pay that much for the jackets nor the pants.

The Japanese prices at like 250-350 is much more palatable. It's a cool but the deep blue sashiko fabric is starting to be done by a ton of companies. Although I like Kapital cuts the best. Ymmv tho
 

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I think all the century denim is overpriced at 500-600. The kakishibu and asagi are the only really interesting ones in my eyes. Still wouldn't pay that much for the jackets nor the pants.

The Japanese prices at like 250-350 is much more palatable. It's a cool but the deep blue sashiko fabric is starting to be done by a ton of companies. Although I like Kapital cuts the best. Ymmv tho
These were my thoughts too. Are they really that cheap in Japan? I wish there were proxy options for kapital century stuff.

Do you know if the Asagi pair is discontinued?
 

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These were my thoughts too. Are they really that cheap in Japan? I wish there were proxy options for kapital century stuff.

Do you know if the Asagi pair is discontinued?
If I remember correctly they are like 28,000 yen for the Kakishibu, Asagi, Sumi pants and like 35,000 yen or so something for the jackets. I remember them being on par with your general selvedge Japanese denim.

Asagi is still around, just a less popular color I feel so I don't see it stocked much. I'll be back to work in Japan once the travel ban lifts and I'll be able to confirm prices.
 

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If I remember correctly they are like 28,000 yen for the Kakishibu, Asagi, Sumi pants and like 35,000 yen or so something for the jackets. I remember them being on par with your general selvedge Japanese denim.

Asagi is still around, just a less popular color I feel so I don't see it stocked much. I'll be back to work in Japan once the travel ban lifts and I'll be able to confirm prices.
I really like my jacket and pants - sumi jacket and kakishibu pants. I kinda wanted the Asagi style, but every western retailer seems to be out of stock on them... There's a russian retailer, but they don't have size 36. I like the style for summer a lot.
 

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I've been wanting to see some of the century denim in person, but I haven't seen it in the Roppongi stores when I've visited. Is it only available in one of their other stores in Tokyo? Or is it a seasonal/limited item that I'll need to be "in the know" for when it drops?
 

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I don't own a pair, but they seem like a pretty unique pair of jeans to me. Standard & Strange has good photos.

Whether they're "worth it" to someone at that price seems like a subjective call.

 

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I've been wanting to see some of the century denim in person, but I haven't seen it in the Roppongi stores when I've visited. Is it only available in one of their other stores in Tokyo? Or is it a seasonal/limited item that I'll need to be "in the know" for when it drops?
I found that they had a fair amount in the ginza legs store. My understanding is that's the best place to go
 

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I don't own a pair, but they seem like a pretty unique pair of jeans to me. Standard & Strange has good photos.

Whether they're "worth it" to someone at that price seems like a subjective call.

They are certainly unique. I think most colours are worth the money, but the 1-2-3s retail for a lot more and while I really enjoy the cuts of Kapital, how much different are they to, lets say, a pair of normal sashiko pants that's just dyed all over in one colour? The colour does not pop, and that's why I was curious if anyone got any experience of them - to tell me if it is a big difference in real life, because on pictures it looks ... real cool, but not that WOW-factor that the other century denim have.
 

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They are certainly unique. I think most colours are worth the money, but the 1-2-3s retail for a lot more and while I really enjoy the cuts of Kapital, how much different are they to, lets say, a pair of normal sashiko pants that's just dyed all over in one colour? The colour does not pop, and that's why I was curious if anyone got any experience of them - to tell me if it is a big difference in real life, because on pictures it looks ... real cool, but not that WOW-factor that the other century denim have.
Feels like that slightly more subdued look could be better in some outfits.
 

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I've been eyeing those 1-2-3s for a while myself. What kind of shrinkage should I expect?

Also, could someone tell me the difference between the Cisco and okagilly fits?
 

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I've been eyeing those 1-2-3s for a while myself. What kind of shrinkage should I expect?

Also, could someone tell me the difference between the Cisco and okagilly fits?
It stretches back quite a bit; they are unsanforized, but they still don't shrink a lot in the shower. A tiny bit, but not much more.

I think the okabilly is basically a slim straight fit.
 

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It stretches back quite a bit; they are unsanforized, but they still don't shrink a lot in the shower. A tiny bit, but not much more.

I think the okabilly is basically a slim straight fit.
So what's the difference between the Cisco and it?
 

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So what's the difference between the Cisco and it?
Cisco is basically a high rise tapered cut with room in the thighs.

I know that blue button shop have charts on most models, but the Okabilly was not there.
 

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