Lesser Known Japanese Denim Brands

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

  1. RobinAkira

    RobinAkira New Member

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    hello

    just read in 'senken shimbun' that Kato (team kit) has been sold to CaiTec a large trading company who have a history of breaking up small companies and 'franchising' the name off into the mass market

    has anyone else heard this? or can help with infomation on how to get hold of them, before they become to main street?

    RAC
     
  2. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    I've bought Edwin jeans and they seem fine.
     
  3. MortyGras

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    hello

    just read in 'senken shimbun' that Kato (team kit) has been sold to CaiTec a large trading company who have a history of breaking up small companies and 'franchising' the name off into the mass market

    has anyone else heard this? or can help with infomation on how to get hold of them, before they become to main street?

    RAC


    If this is true, i'll start crying. Kato is my favorite brand around..
     
  4. MortyGras

    MortyGras Senior member

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    Actually, can you elaborate on whatever you read? Copy it? something?
     
  5. Razele

    Razele Senior member

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    I have a pair of edwin's.

    My first selvedge, I reccomend them to mates over mall brand stuff.
     
  6. 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?
     
  7. Teger

    Teger Senior member

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    evisu makes one of the best levi's repros on the market actually.
     
  8. 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.
     
  9. 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?
     
  10. 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
     
  11. 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.
     
  12. 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.
     
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    Huh. Off topic, but is Earnest Sewn done? I've noticed that they've disappeared from stores recently.
     
  14. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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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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