Momotaro

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

  1. El Argentino

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    I have to chime in that my 0705SPs (I feel) are quite flattering, despite them being the "tight straight" model. I think that's the most appropriate description for them, not really crossing the line into a "skinny jean" but being appropriately both tight and straight. Despite them being the slimmest jean I'll wear in good conscience, I don't for a moment feel uncomfortable or awkward in them (as opposed actually to my PBJ007s, a "slim-straight" where sometimes something feels just off, be it the rise, thigh, whatever).

    I do love the understatedness of the design. They are just "basic jeans" as far as aesthetic goes, as in looking fairly normal (and I'll agree durable). But conversely, I think it's those small details like the white/pink selvage line, the pink seam stitch on the interior of the leg, the pockets that are just between medium sized and large, and yes, the rep, that make them quite a product. (I do really love my battle stripes too).

    Online, looking at them on BiG months ago, I had absolutely no desire to buy a pair cold - I was drawn to the slub of PBJ denim as my first step into big-time Japanese offerings. But, I picked up my pair of Momos off B&S for about half retail, and I LOVE them. For future purchases, I wouldn't hesitate for a second to throw down for a full priced pair now. They are a genuinely quality product, and I appreciate their artisanal quality.

    (Edit) - forgot to add: I appreciate too that their sizing is so exact. Like was said earlier, a 34 won't fit unless you're an actual 34. Refreshing in the retail world, even if it means going up a digit on your size.
     
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    let's say they are not shape-hugging or shape-flattering, they are just normal, quite shapeless jeans, yet made with excellent materials ;-)

    Sounds like you either: a) did not size correctly on your denim, or b) just don't care for the cut you purchased.

    Momotaro does offer a variety of cuts and when the Japan Blue x Momotaro models hit there will be even more, especially on the slimmer side. Japan Blue x Momotaro will have a "skinny straight" fit which is more of a slim tapered version of the "tight straight" fit, this might be the cut you really want.
     
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    I appreciate too that their sizing is so exact. Like was said earlier, a 34 won't fit unless you're an actual 34. Refreshing in the retail world, even if it means going up a digit on your size.

    Would be lovely if it was this way, but I can rectify this information on behalf of my own experience, not all Momotaro's run true to tagged. The Copper Labels I have for instance, are one wash and measurements are 1 inch up to what tag says.

    This I found out, by measuring them and looking up the sizecharts on the Momotaro website (for instance, compare the 0705SP (which is one wash) with measuruments for the Copper Label G007-MB).
     
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    I have to chime in that my 0705SPs (I feel) are quite flattering, despite them being the "tight straight" model. I think that's the most appropriate description for them, not really crossing the line into a "skinny jean" but being appropriately both tight and straight. Despite them being the slimmest jean I'll wear in good conscience, I don't for a moment feel uncomfortable or awkward in them (as opposed actually to my PBJ007s, a "slim-straight" where sometimes something feels just off, be it the rise, thigh, whatever).

    I do love the understatedness of the design. They are just "basic jeans" as far as aesthetic goes, as in looking fairly normal (and I'll agree durable). But conversely, I think it's those small details like the white/pink selvage line, the pink seam stitch on the interior of the leg, the pockets that are just between medium sized and large, and yes, the rep, that make them quite a product. (I do really love my battle stripes too).

    Online, looking at them on BiG months ago, I had absolutely no desire to buy a pair cold - I was drawn to the slub of PBJ denim as my first step into big-time Japanese offerings. But, I picked up my pair of Momos off B&S for about half retail, and I LOVE them. For future purchases, I wouldn't hesitate for a second to throw down for a full priced pair now. They are a genuinely quality product, and I appreciate their artisanal quality.

    (Edit) - forgot to add: I appreciate too that their sizing is so exact. Like was said earlier, a 34 won't fit unless you're an actual 34. Refreshing in the retail world, even if it means going up a digit on your size.


    I just picked up a pair of 705SPs as well and I agree with everything here. Sized correctly, this is a really good cut. I wasn't wild about the battle stripes at first but there's something kind of cool about them and they do a lot to distinguish what's otherwise a really subtle pair of jeans.
     
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    Would be lovely if it was this way, but I can rectify this information on behalf of my own experience, not all Momotaro's run true to tagged. The Copper Labels I have for instance, are one wash and measurements are 1 inch up to what tag says.

    This I found out, by measuring them and looking up the sizecharts on the Momotaro website (for instance, compare the 0705SP (which is one wash) with measuruments for the Copper Label G007-MB).


    Didn't even know about "Copper Labels"'s existence. Will have to check that out.
     
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    Didn't even know about "Copper Labels"'s existence. Will have to check that out.

    they have several lines. in fact, they produce the most expensive "production" jean in japan right now.

    http://www.japanblue.co.jp/momotaro/
     
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    mmm, looks like the comment on design really struck a chord :)

    First of all, I was in no way disappointed. I have plenty of jeans and sometimes a non-skinny one will come in handy :) As most people here, I buy clothes almost with a collector's spirit, not because I need more of them.

    Having said this, I still think their models have a relaxed conception of what slim/skinny stands for and I have yet to see something that will convince me otherwise. This is not to say they don't have slim cuts...only they are not as slim as what other brands would deem appropriate.

    As for the design itself, yes I know about the copper thread that will turn pink with time, the mantra-like inner label and all those details that will appeal to the fetishist but talking about overall design, i.e., how the product will enhance/flatter your shape, this is nothing special. But at the end of the day it all plays in line with their ethos, this is not 'fashion' in the traditional sense.
     
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    ^lol you are stoking more fire. all momo owners are raging now [​IMG]
     
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    Having said this, I still think their models have a relaxed conception of what slim/skinny stands for and I have yet to see something that will convince me otherwise. This is not to say they don't have slim cuts...only they are not as slim as what other brands would deem appropriate.

    Well, they are a vintage-denim inspired company, and not a street wear brand making denim for kids and ninjas.
     
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    mmm, looks like the comment on design really struck a chord :)

    First of all, I was in no way disappointed. I have plenty of jeans and sometimes a non-skinny one will come in handy :) As most people here, I buy clothes almost with a collector's spirit, not because I need more of them.

    Having said this, I still think their models have a relaxed conception of what slim/skinny stands for and I have yet to see something that will convince me otherwise. This is not to say they don't have slim cuts...only they are not as slim as what other brands would deem appropriate.

    As for the design itself, yes I know about the copper thread that will turn pink with time, the mantra-like inner label and all those details that will appeal to the fetishist but talking about overall design, i.e., how the product will enhance/flatter your shape, this is nothing special. But at the end of the day it all plays in line with their ethos, this is not 'fashion' in the traditional sense.


    What I bolded above could be said for almost any Japanese denim brand. That is just how the Japanese like their jean cuts.

    If you want a skinny jean, get Diors or APCs. People who buy Japanese denim do so for the construction and denim quality, not for skinny fits.
     
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    guys, I have nothing against Momotaro having a more relaxed fit, I merely pointed out the fact and then went on to say that I'm perfectly ok with it. (at the end of the day I like to experiment with different silhouettes myself so there might be a Slimane day and a Momotaro one :).

    It just seems some people were disagreeing with this basic observation :)
     
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    ^ Inane observation - I think most of us figured this out in 2005. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] But jokes aside, there are a lots of brands (far more, perhaps, than the artisan Japanese makes) which cater for people who want skinnier cuts. Picking on Momo specifically for this seems a little pointless.
     
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    Planning on getting the Momotaro + Context Grand Indigo Selvage 0701MCXX.

    Should i size up or stick to true to size?
     
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    Planning on getting the Momotaro + Context Grand Indigo Selvage 0701MCXX.

    Should i size up or stick to true to size?


    The MCXX is true to size. Initial cold soak, six months of occasional wear about twice a week and one cold wash, the waist has stretched by about 0.5 inches. As already mentioned by others, they are very slim.


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    Would be lovely if it was this way, but I can rectify this information on behalf of my own experience, not all Momotaro's run true to tagged. The Copper Labels I have for instance, are one wash and measurements are 1 inch up to what tag says.

    This I found out, by measuring them and looking up the sizecharts on the Momotaro website (for instance, compare the 0705SP (which is one wash) with measuruments for the Copper Label G007-MB).


    You have Copper Labels? [​IMG]

    Got any pics?
     

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