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Lesser Known Japanese Denim Brands

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by morse9443, May 9, 2008.

  1. Doin' Fine.

    Doin' Fine. Senior member

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    I thought Edwin was kinda one of the "Ghetto" brands like Evisu and such. Clarification?
     
  2. Teger

    Teger Senior member

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    evisu makes one of the best levi's repros on the market actually.
     
  3. milosz

    milosz Senior member

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    There are different Edwin lines, I believe - some made in Tunisia, some in Japan, all out of Japanese denim. I'm not aware of them making anything as wacky as the Evisus with 100 pockets or giant painted gull across the legs and ass. I've got a pair of Edwin-made '52 Lee Riders coming from Cultizm when they had 50% off Lee/Wrangler repros.
     
  4. Doin' Fine.

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    evisu makes one of the best levi's repros on the market actually.

    They get that part right, but what about all that nasty stuff all over 'em?
     
  5. Transcendental

    Transcendental Senior member

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    I thought Edwin was kinda one of the "Ghetto" brands like Evisu and such. Clarification?
    the american line evisu is that shit evisu is still teh best (not really, but they're good) now evisu has a new head (person who helped start edwin and Pprs I think...) forgot his name, and hes trying to bring back the roots
     
  6. Detour Clothing Store

    Detour Clothing Store Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Scott Morrison of Paper Denim + Cloth & Earnest Sewn, is now heading up Evisu. His plans include new distribution and a return to a heritage brand...we wish him luck.
     
  7. somatoform

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    Takumi on BiG is a brand I don't hear much of, certainly not as much as other brands. Judging by the pics, I would love a pair if only I could get in on the 50% sale that BiG sometimes has on them.
     
  8. airportlobby

    airportlobby Senior member

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    Huh. Off topic, but is Earnest Sewn done? I've noticed that they've disappeared from stores recently.
     
  9. Get Smart

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    I thought Edwin was kinda one of the "Ghetto" brands like Evisu and such. Clarification?

    Edwin makes some nice Levis repros. One of my fave current pairs I wear is Edwin buckleback, made in Japan, their slimmest fit so far...more modern, not repro

    these here...
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  11. milosz

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    They get that part right, but what about all that nasty stuff all over 'em?

    Look at Evisu on Blue in Green's website - two repro cuts, available with no markings at all or with the white gulls (which are just an interpretation of the Levi arcs, from what I understand).

    The bigger, flashier stuff wasn't always their calling card.
     
  12. acidboy

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    my latest Edwins were also that "new vintage" label that Get Smart posted. i've seen different lines from the brand, some more fashion forward, but the ones in that orange label would be SF-approved imo.
     
  13. somatoform

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    Which edwin has the largest thigh areas and widest leg opening (most straight cut, I suppose), ed-47 or nash?
     
  14. acidboy

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    I'm poor with their model number, but I got the straight leg and the thigh area is quite roomy.
     
  15. onion

    onion Senior member

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    Based on Lightning Magazine, I'd Robokop some Eight-G or Tabloid News jeans immediately if I could just find them. Both had the best fading of all the jeans featured in Lightning Magazine Indigo Masters (and there's a ton).

    There was also an ad in it for a pair of 17.5oz super streaky Eight-G denim, that I would kill for. I emailed them once about it, but never got a response. I'm thinking maybe they don't speak English, and couldn't read my email. [​IMG]
     
  16. Doctor

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    Just ordered some Momotaro's from Blue in Green. Might get some pics online when they arrive - it seems information on them is rather scarce, especially on SF (non-existent, actually).

    Here's hoping they're good...
     
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    A big fan of Evisu Deluxe line here: no ugly over-the-top seagulls, great indigo denim that doesn't bleed or fade much
     
  18. iwhelan

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    Just ordered some Momotaro's from Blue in Green. Might get some pics online when they arrive - it seems information on them is rather scarce, especially on SF (non-existent, actually). Here's hoping they're good...
    You won't be disappointed. I have the Momotaro 0201 slim jeans and love them. I went to BiG thinking about buying some Samurais but they didn't have what I wanted in my size. However, they were kind enough to recommend these, which are beautiful. I should take some photos at some point since there is hardly anything on the internet about these. I have had them since April (i think) and have been rotating them with other jeans so they don't have much wear, but I didn't buy them to beat them up as fast as I can. I am enjoying them the way they are now, which is still very dark. They are by far the most luxurious jeans I have ever owned. These are the first Japanese high-end jeans I have purchased though so I can't compare to some of the more popular brands. Other jeans that I wear are Nudie RRDS and APC NS, but the 0201s are my favorites. I like this cut a lot. It is a straight slim cut that doesn't taper as much as my NS and has a higher rise so they are a bit more traditional, while the slimness is still stylish. It is similar to the s5000vx or the s0500xx from Samurai, but maybe a bit slimmer. I have read somewhere that these use Zimbabwe cotton. The quirky thing about these jeans is the pink inseam stitching, which I find to be rather fun. It is so subtle since the rest of the jeans are very traditionally styled. A nice thing about these is that I didn't have to worry much about sizing since they are partially sanforized. Trying them on in the store was pretty much where the waist was going to stay. When I soaked them the waist got a bit snugger but has stretched back out and is comfortable. I had to do two soaks (first was warm and the second was hot) to get all of the shrinking done, mostly for the length. BiG were great at knowing how much to hem and still leave enough length for shrinking so that they are perfect after soaking. Good luck with them! -Ian Edit: here are some quick photos... better than nothing.. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  19. Doctor

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    Thanks a million for that info, iwhelan. From those pics, that is EXACTLY the fit I am after! I got them because they're pretty much a slimish straight leg with a tiny, tiny bit of taper below the knee. I also needed a minimum 12" upper thigh due to my cyclist legs.

    I got the 0701, which has less of a taper compared to the 0201. I need that because my legs are pretty thick. It goes in a half inch between the knee and leg opening, which I feel is enough to give a neat look whilst still being close to a straight leg.

    The pink inseam stitching sounds cool - I hope the 0701 has that feature.

    Question: Do they stretch out? I bought them so they'd be pretty tight at first right through the waist/upper leg (without squeezing the intestines out of me) in anticipation that after some wearing they'd loosen up. I'm hoping I won't have to return them for 1 size up. Wait and see I guess.
     
  20. iwhelan

    iwhelan Senior member

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    Glad I can help. For future reference, I am about 6'3" and those are size 31. Your model should have the pink inseam. They do stretch a bit but not majorly. You may want to avoid very hot water f they are already pretty snug. Even f they do shrink when you soak them they will stretch back out. These are not as stretchy as apc or nudie though probably because of the heavier weight denim and what seems to be a tight weave.

    Good luck!
     

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