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Momotaro

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Jbreen1, Aug 7, 2009.

  1. TooAwesome

    TooAwesome Senior member

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    lol weird thing with sizing is the for BOMO3 i would need to wear a 34 when im a 31 true waist. i guess its because they didnt do vanity size for them

    it make sense because normal vanity sizing is around 2" and then accounting for shrinkage so another inch
     
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  2. Spencer

    Spencer Senior member

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    Call Jay, he will take care of you. I own 2 APC NS's, and have a 0705sp coming in tomorrow. Can't totally vouch, but the 705 is once washed, so it won't shrink as much, plus it is a slimmer cut off the bat. NS is more straight leg whereas 705 is slim straight. If you are a true 28, but the 28 in 705.
     
  3. CalTex

    CalTex Senior member

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    It's a blessing and a curse. :satisfied:
     
  4. Spencer

    Spencer Senior member

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    Got my 0705sp's today in 32. Fit is pretty tight, can't button the top button yet :embar: but overall these jeans are the fucking cats meow. Love the color and feel, looking forward to breaking these guys in, and hopefully getting the top button on within the next day or 2 :foo:
     
  5. Mistral

    Mistral Senior member

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    Anyone witnessed any evo on their 0702's allready?
     
  6. Spencer

    Spencer Senior member

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    Top button officially on, next step: re-gain circulation in my balls.
     
  7. malikadog

    malikadog Senior member

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    Just got my 0705sp's in the mail today - god damn these are like feather soft compared to my 0701 experience! Went with a size 29, got 'em buttoned all the way up, gonna go take the dog for a walk and break these bad boys in [​IMG]
     
  8. cturner

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    Regarding 701 measurements, can someone explain the difference between Jay's and BIG's? The waist and thigh in particular seem inconsistent.

    I'm trying to find my size, and the only reference point I can offer are my APC NS tagged 30 measuring 33.5 waist 10.75 rise 11 u/t, in which I could use another 0.5-1.0 inches in both the waist and thigh. Given that, if Jay's measurements are correct I'd take a 33, and if BIG's measurements are correct I'd take a 32. Any ideas?
     
  9. pistolero

    pistolero Senior member

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    I can't speak to BiG, but I've ordered several pairs of jeans from Jay and have always found his measurements to be spot on.

    If your size 30 APC NS (after stretching) are too tight, IMO you'll need at least a 33 in the raw 701...maybe even 34. Keep in mind, unlike APC, the Momo denim stretches very little.
     
  10. Jay-D

    Jay-D Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Each Momotaro run will have slightly different measurements. We can always measure exact inventory to provide measurements of our current stock. Our posted measurements are accurate, but every denim will vary slightly and it does not hurt to double check. Just e-mail us when you are ready to order and we will e-mail measurements and let you choose the best pair based on measurements.

    BIG uses a similar measuring system, so I am not sure why their measurements are so different. But I will say we try to keep our measurements accurate to our current stock. With every large shipment we receive, we update our posted measurements.
     
  11. Jay-D

    Jay-D Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Introducing a new denim to the Japan Blue line up - - Japan Blue 12.5oz "African Cotton " Tapered [​IMG] Introducing a new denim to the Japan Blue line up, the "African Cotton" tapered denim JB0404. This denim features a 12.5oz selvedge made with African cotton that is rope dyed in pure indigo. The African cotton has a beige color and the denim will fade to light beige with consistent wear. This type of cotton becomes very soft with wear and the weight and color is great for year round wear. This fabric is only offered in the tapered fit. Japan Blue 12.5oz "African Cotton" Tapered Raw Selvedge Denim - Model JB0404 * 12.5oz sanforized raw selvedge denim fabric * Rope dyed indigo * Japan Blue custom engraved antique gold finish buttons * Button fly * Antique gold rivets * Japan Blue logo stanp on interior pocket bag * Hidden coin pocket selvedge * Natural eather patch * Red & white selvedge * Blue interior inseam thread * 100% cotton * Available in sizes 28-34, 36 * Made in Japan [​IMG][​IMG]
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    Link: http://www.blueowl.us/scripts/psp/VB...il&SKU=7666000 More on our recent blog post:http://blueowlworkshop.blogspot.com/2012/11/japan-blue-125oz-african-cotton-tapered.html
     
  12. Gluetooth

    Gluetooth Well-Known Member

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    Interesting.
     
  13. Spencer

    Spencer Senior member

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    Great jeans huh?Haven't taken mine off since I got'em.
     
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    JB0101 In direct sunlight yesterday and today on my walk to class

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    and a fit pic x post SuFu

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  15. seeldoger47

    seeldoger47 Senior member

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    Momotaro Grand Indigo ER007-2B. Worn everyday for 2 months. I've taken a break from them as I am working on a pair of N&F x Oni.

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  16. Spencer

    Spencer Senior member

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    Broark Senior member

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    This might be a bit too general of a question but what would a good "intro to Momotaro" jean be? I've been rocking my Rogue Territory Stantons and love the fit and was curious as to what a comparable cut would be. The denim quality looks awesome and the fades look great, plus I'm going to Singapore in December and it seems like a few places carry Momotaro there. I can't seem to find any place in Austin, Texas that sells 'em.
     
  18. El Argentino

    El Argentino Senior member

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    "Intro to Momotaro" :laugh:

    Most people first experience a 70x (last digit designates denim used and other variables) cut, classified as a "tight straight." It's universally appealing, well proportioned, and fits just about anybody well assuming sizing is correct. It is the most readily available cut in the US. A slightly more "slim straight" cut is the 20x. This will have more room in the thigh.

    The 701 or 201 will both get you the same denim in one of these two most popular cuts.

    The 90x is more rare in the US. It's one of the fullest cuts available. The 40x is a tapered cut, a bit more generous in the thigh and seat, and then coming way in on the leg opening. In addition, Blue Owl (SF-affiliate & vendor) offers a true "skinny" cut. I'm not sure of the numeric designation on that, but it's the slimmest possible offering by Momotaro. I'm sure others are available of which I'm not currently aware.

    For a no-frills start, I would suggest the 701 or 705 (same denim, w/ battle stripes). 705 will be sanforized, so don't have to worry about initial shrinkage. It all depends on what you're looking for.

    I would highly suggest contacting user Jay-D (owner/operator of Blue Owl, based near Seattle) and consulting the best fit for you based on your own measurements. His service is second-to-none.

    Best of luck, and welcome to the club. You won't be disappointed.
     
  19. Spencer

    Spencer Senior member

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    ^ Perfect reply.

    Contact Jay and he'll hook you up.
     
  20. Broark

    Broark Senior member

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    Thanks for the awesome reply! I've been doing a little bit of looking at the measurements on Blue Owl and I think I'm going to shoot Jay a message and see what he has to say.
    The measurements for my size in the Rogue Territory Stantons look an awful lot like the measurements for the 701 (slightly bigger in the knee, but that's it) but I've yet to venture into the shrink-to-fit territory. It looks like the 201 might be a bit too big in the thigh for my taste, but that's just looking at measurements.
    Also the Copper Label G017-MBs look great, but they are washed once and not technically raw correct?
    I'll see what Jay has to say and I'm looking forward to it. My wallet is going to hate me.
     

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