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Momotaro

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

  1. cb_32

    cb_32 Senior member

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    2nd Update: 1st Wash @7mos [Xposted]

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    on a lark, sea-soaked mine @Santa Monica Beach, CA. then later, their 1st [machine] wash, cold [x2].

    worn a few times, after wash [back in NYC]:
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    very nice, love it

    i want a pair of momos so bad
     
  2. pistolero

    pistolero Senior member

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    Based on my experience the 0201 behaves as 100% raw/unsanforized and should be sized as such IF you ever plan to wash them with agitation. I was factoring in some degree of shrink-resistance because of the "partially sanforized" description, but they shrank like any other raw jeans and are now a little snug in the top block, rise and thighs after a warm wash/hang dry. I will have to get a fit pic up eventually so you guys can critique the results.

    Next time I will size up and wash/dry right off the hop, or buy OW. They do not stretch much, in case you haven't heard [​IMG]


    How much have you worn them post-wash? Have/will they strech back at all? I ask, because I'm about to wash my Momo x Context 0701's which are "partially sanforized", and I don't really want them to shrink any further than where they were after the first (hot) soak. I was planning on a cold wash instead of warm; hang dry.
     
  3. Jay-D

    Jay-D Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    New from Momotaro: Our first shipment of the season arrived today with 2 models (0701 raw tight straight, and the 2105SP denim jacket). Our next shipment will be early May with more goodness.

    Momotaro "Going to Battle"15.7oz Raw Denim Jacket - Model 2105SP
    - "Going to Battle" stripes are a symbol of Japanese tradition representing honor and strength. The warrior stripes also represent the flag carried by "Momotaro" in the original folklore story.
    - 15.7oz selvedge one wash raw (cold soaked in sea water)
    - Deep blue natural indigo denim using super-dense 6s yarn Zimbabwe cotton
    - Deer skin patch
    - Pink selvedge
    - 100% Zimbabwe cotton
    - Sizes 36, 38, 40, 42, 44
    - Made in Japan
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    Link: http://www.blueowl.us/scripts/psp/VB...il&SKU=7996000

    Momotaro Vintage Label 15.7oz "Tight Straight" Raw Selvedge Model 0701
    - Momotaro's "tight straight" denim fit is slim in the top block, has a low rise, runs slim in the leg, and tapers slightly torwards the leg opening
    - 15.7oz shrink-to-fit raw selvedge
    - Deep blue natural indigo denim using super-dense 6s yarn Zimbabwe cotton
    - Deer skin patch
    - Pink selvedge, pink interior thread - both representing the peach from the "Momotaro" folklore story.
    - 100% Zimbabwe cotton
    - Sizes 28-34, 36
    - Made in Japan
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    Link: http://www.blueowl.us/scripts/psp/VB...il&SKU=7996001
     
  4. IIIrd Icon

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    How much have you worn them post-wash? Have/will they strech back at all? I ask, because I'm about to wash my Momo x Context 0701's which are "partially sanforized", and I don't really want them to shrink any further than where they were after the first (hot) soak. I was planning on a cold wash instead of warm; hang dry.
    dunno if you guys are [specifically] concerned of the "top block" only ... btw, my definition of "top block"= waistband + back yoke.

    anyway, when soaking jeans, that i'm anticipating to have a problem @top block, i usually chuck a hanger or stick measuring to about the size i want the waist to stay. ironically, i soak them more frequently than my jeans that fit well @getgo. reason being, the waistband gets tempered/broken by constantly not allowing it to constrict/shrink horizontally when soaking+drying. chucking the waistband til dry, on the 1st couple of washes would be ideal, as well__ yes, on wash cold+hanger+hang dry.

    [​IMG]K, this is not at all scientific... just based on observation & personal experiences.

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  5. Islander

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    How much have you worn them post-wash? Have/will they strech back at all? I ask, because I'm about to wash my Momo x Context 0701's which are "partially sanforized", and I don't really want them to shrink any further than where they were after the first (hot) soak. I was planning on a cold wash instead of warm; hang dry.

    I've worn them for a month post wash and the waist was no problem; it stretched back fairly quickly. The fabric below the waistband, back yoke, front rise and thighs have not stretched back much at all and at this point I don't expect them to.

    I got a somewhat useful email from Gordon a while back comparing the shrinkage of Momotaro 0201s to the Samurai S710: "Momotaros will potentially shrink about the same 2" in the waist, 1/2" in rise and leg width, and 2.5" in the length. We have a pair of 0201 washed by a customer who washed and returned them because they become too short with a 36.25" inseam (2.75" shrinkage). The 710's will shrink a significant amount with just hot soaking and shrink a little further with machine washing and drying. They will also stretch with frequent wear, more easily than the Momotaro denim."

    All of this is true from my experience, so pistolero I think you will be OK with a cold wash/hang dry but if the Momo x Context 0701's are the same denim as the 0201 you should maybe prepare yourself for the possibility of a small amount of irreversible shrinkage.
     
  6. Mistral

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    Momotaro 0201 just over six months of regular wear.

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    Based on my experience the 0201 behaves as 100% raw/unsanforized and should be sized as such IF you ever plan to wash them with agitation. I was factoring in some degree of shrink-resistance because of the "partially sanforized" description, but they shrank like any other raw jeans and are now a little snug in the top block, rise and thighs after a warm wash/hang dry. I will have to get a fit pic up eventually so you guys can critique the results.

    Next time I will size up and wash/dry right off the hop, or buy OW. They do not stretch much, in case you haven't heard [​IMG]



    FTFY


    These don't show a lot of wear... They look good though. Makes me wonder what mine will look like in a month or 2.
     
  7. Islander

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    These don't show a lot of wear...
    Ha ha yeah, they get a lot of wear (4-5 days/week) but lead a very boring life [​IMG] Long term project, these.
     
  8. El Argentino

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    IIIrd Icon -

    The battle stripes on my 0705s are a little dim (bought them off B&S) and I'd like to give them a bit of a paint job to brighten them up. What did you use on your blackout pair of 0701s - what kind of paint? It seems to have held up well to wear.
     
  9. tropics

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    anyone know if 0805sp is available in US anywhere?
     
  10. IIIrd Icon

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    The battle stripes on my 0705s are a little dim (bought them off B&S) and I'd like to give them a bit of a paint job to brighten them up. What did you use on your blackout pair of 0701s - what kind of paint? It seems to have held up well to wear.

    black acrylic paint i bought from the art store. i did 2 coats. then, iron pressed [@medium setting] when dry__ cover the newly painted area with a piece of fabric, so paint wont stick to the flat iron.
     
  11. Mistral

    Mistral Senior member

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    Some close-up shots I made today.

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  12. El Argentino

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    black acrylic paint i bought from the art store. i did 2 coats. then, iron pressed [@medium setting] when dry__ cover the newly painted area with a piece of fabric, so paint wont stick to the flat iron.

    sweet - thanks
     
  13. IIIrd Icon

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    ^but, you know what, IMO the original GTB white stripes would get better evo than the acrylic. they were meant to wear in with the denim itself__ that's the appeal.

    acrylic degrades really slow. bright, shiny white [seemingly spankin' new] stripes on faded/worn in denim kinda look odd to me. tho' i <3 the "GTB Stripes" concept, i dint care for the attention, hence, the black "stealth" option.
     
  14. El Argentino

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    There's not a ton of wear to begin with. No fades at all, just getting soft. Thanks for the info though. I'll debate a bit and put up pics for opinions before doing anything as drastic as taking paint to $300 denim...
     
  15. Islander

    Islander Senior member

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    IIIrd Icon - The battle stripes on my 0705s are a little dim (bought them off B&S) and I'd like to give them a bit of a paint job to brighten them up. What did you use on your blackout pair of 0701s - what kind of paint? It seems to have held up well to wear.
    I don't own any Momos w/ the battle stripes, but I like the pics I've seen with the white paint starting to chip off and fade away. A year from now when they're down to the whites with just a hint of stripe still visible they'll look awesome. Edit: post pics!
     
  16. tropics

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    took a trip in to BIG yesterday [​IMG]
     
  17. alexanduh

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    took a trip in to BIG yesterday

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    awesome
     
  18. El Argentino

    El Argentino Senior member

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    took a trip in to BIG yesterday

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    This is a gorgeous sight. Can't wait for my PBJ's to arrive in the mail from them later today.
     
  19. Mistral

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    Just threw my Momo's in the washing machine. Not expecting anything mayor, but they began to smell. Don't like that.
     
  20. uNiCoRnPriNcEsSx

    uNiCoRnPriNcEsSx Senior member

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    how long did it take to start smelling?
     

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