Momotaro

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  1. Jay-D

    Jay-D Affiliate Vendor Affiliate Vendor

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    Back in Stock - Momotaro 0701! We just received our restock shipment and all sizes 28-36 are available and on our online. Sizes 38, 40, 42 are still available via special order.

    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

    Further details can be seen our latest blogpost - http://blueowlworkshop.blogspot.com/...-straight.html.
     
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  3. portnote

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    Does Momotaro have jeans for women?
     
  4. alexanduh

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    Does Momotaro have jeans for women?

    yup. try nordic denim house
     
  5. Jay-D

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    Japan Blue x Momotaro: Restocks Just Arrived! Our newest shipment from Rampuya included restocks of all 4 Japan Blue denim models. We now have all sizes 29-36 available in all 4 styles. Japan Blue x Momotaro 14.8oz Tight Straight Vintage Raw Selvedge Denim - Model JB0701 - $200
    - Japan Blue's "tight straight" denim fit is slim in the top block, has a medium rise, runs slim in the leg, and tapers slightly torwards the leg opening. This is the same "tight straight" fit used in the Momotaro line.
    - 14.8oz sanforized raw selvedge denim fabric
    - Rope dyed indigo
    - Japan Blue custom engraved antique gold finish buttons
    - Button fly
    - Antique gold rivets
    - Japan Blue logo stamp on interior pocket bag
    - Hidden coin pocket selvedge
    - White leather patch
    - Red & white selvedge
    - Blue interior inseam thread
    - 100% cotton
    - Available in sizes 29-34, 36
    - Made in Japan
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    Link: http://www.blueowl.us/scripts/psp/VB...il&SKU=7992002

    Japan Blue x Momotaro 14.8oz Skinny Straight Vintage Raw Selvedge Denim - Model JB0101 - $200
    - Japan Blue's "skinny straight" denim fit is slim in the top block, has a low rise, runs slim in the leg, and tapers from the thigh to the leg opening. This is the slimmest fit offered by either Japan Blue or Momotaro.
    - 14.8oz sanforized raw selvedge denim fabric
    - Rope dyed indigo
    - Japan Blue custom engraved antique gold finish buttons
    - Button fly
    - Antique gold rivets
    - Japan Blue logo stamp on interior pocket bag
    - Hidden coin pocket selvedge
    - White leather patch
    - Red & white selvedge
    - Blue interior inseam thread
    - 100% cotton
    - Available in sizes 29-34, 36
    - Made in Japan
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    Link: http://www.blueowl.us/scripts/psp/VB...il&SKU=7992003

    Japan Blue x Momotaro "Going to Battle" 14.8oz Tight Straight Vintage Raw Selvedge Denim - Model 0700SP - $200
    - Japan Blue's "tight straight" denim fit is slim in the top block, has a medium rise, runs slim in the leg, and tapers slightly torwards the leg opening. This is the same "tight straight" fit used in the Momotaro line.
    - 14.8oz sanforized raw selvedge denim fabric
    - Rope dyed indigo
    - Momotaro custom engraved brushed nickle finish buttons
    - Button fly
    - Momotaro copper rivets
    - Hidden coin pocket selvedge
    - Cowhide leather patch
    - Red & white selvedge
    - Pink interior inseam thread
    - 100% cotton
    - Available in sizes 29-34, 36
    - Made in Japan
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    Link: http://www.blueowl.us/scripts/psp/VB...il&SKU=7992000

    Japan Blue x Momotaro "Going to Battle" 14.8oz Skinny Straight Vintage Raw Selvedge Denim - Model 0100SP - $200
    - Japan Blue's "skinny straight" denim fit is slim in the top block, has a low rise, runs slim in the leg, and tapers from the thigh to the leg opening. This is currently the slimmest fit offered by either Japan Blue or Momotaro.
    - 14.8oz sanforized raw selvedge denim fabric
    - Rope dyed indigo
    - Momotaro custom engraved brushed nickle finish buttons
    - Button fly
    - Momotaro copper rivets
    - Hidden coin pocket selvedge
    - Cowhide leather patch
    - Red & white selvedge
    - Pink interior inseam thread
    - 100% cotton
    - Available in sizes 29-34, 36
    - Made in Japan
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    Link: http://www.blueowl.us/scripts/psp/VB...il&SKU=7992001
     
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    Momo 701: 10mos= approx 6mos effective wear :: sea-soaked x tea-stained :: multiple soaks + 2 washes [both double washed, cold]

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  7. lummers13

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    Wow! Amazing wear on the 701s IIIrd! Did you do an initial soak before wearing?

    I read a post on a different forum that if you don't pre-soak to get a lot of the starch out, you could increase the chances of having the stitching rip by wearing them since it's a lot of stress. Truth in that?

    I know Ryan from Context didn't do an initial soak and I like the contrast he got, which I'm assuming is due to how stiff the denim was with the starch in it initially?

    Thanks in advance, hoping to pick up my first pair of Japanese denim!
     
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    The Japan Blue jeans look really great, also appreciate the 39' inseam. Don't really nedd another pair of jeans but at such a good prize I might not be able to resist them.
     
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    i've always believed in "soak before wear', which goes back to the very 1st 501 STFs i ever had. nowadays, i triple soak__ [hot soak + hang dry] x2 + warm soak after a couple of wears. then, periodic soaks [when needed] until the time is ripe for a wash. as for the right time, it is determined by factors such as personal preference; frequency + intensity of use; & nature/behavior of denim [ie, fast, medium, or slow fader].

    no-soak means sharper creasing & more dramatic contrast, but [in my personal experience] makes the jeans prone to tears & thread breakage. putting into consideration the amount of $$ + effort + time i put in on each investment, i'd like to have a return in terms of years of enjoying them :)
     
  10. lummers13

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    Thanks for what was probably the most helpful reply I've received on SF lol, cheers!

    Yeah that makes sense, I'd hate to invest so much in a pair that ends up needing repairs that could've been avoided
     
  11. non boring

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    Can anyone shed any light as to the benefits of the quoted above? Looking to purchase the 701 based on this entire thread. Any help would be appreciated, thanks!
     
  12. commodorewheeler

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    - 15.7oz shrink-to-fit raw selvedge

    This specifies the weight of the denim in oz. per square yard as well as the fact that it is shrink-to-fit denim rather than preshrunk denim. Denim weight is a matter of personal preference, but heavier weight denims tend to have more character to their weave and tend to be more durable than lighter weight denims. 15.7 oz. is considered to be on the heavier side of denim, but there are certainly heavier denims than that as well.

    Shrink-to-fit vs. preshrunk denim is also a matter of personal preference, but the best jeans makers tend to favor shrink-to-fit denim over preshrunk denim.

    - Deep blue natural indigo denim using super-dense 6s yarn Zimbabwe cotton

    This specifies the size of the yarns used to weave the denim and states that the denim is dyed with natural indigo rather than synthetic indigo. 6 is considered to be a thick yarn for denim, and denims woven with thicker yarns tend to have more character to their weave and tend to be more durable as well.

    Jeans dyed with natural indigo tend to hold their color longer and fade slower than those dyed with synthetic indigo, but AFAIK, this statement is incorrect in reference to the Momotaro 701. The 701 is dyed with synthetic indigo, not natural indigo, to my knowledge.

    - 100% Zimbabwe cotton

    Zimbabwe cotton is considered by most to be the finest quality in the world.

    You'll notice that I used the phrase "tend to" a lot above. This is because even though what I stated will apply to the overwhelming majority of cases, there are certainly exceptions to my generalizations.
     
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  13. effang

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    So,

    Are the Grand Indigo worth the price? These are some serious jeans, but I already have both a raw indigo, and a raw black that i have to fade. Not sure if this is blue or black.
     
  14. commodorewheeler

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    The Grand Indigos are both blue and black. The warp threads (vertical threads) of the denim are blue, while the weft yarns (horizontal threads) are black.

    I would definitely say that they are worth the price, at least in comparison to other denim in their price range. The cost is similar to Momotaro's regular models, maybe up to $25 more at most, and the denim color is pretty rare.
     
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  15. satchelbmoore

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    i got some context grand indigos in november. i posted a couple pics then.

    effang sent me a PM about doing a post and i figured i would.

    i've put about 7.5 hard months into these and gave them a break for the summer as the crotch was wearing thin this spring. i just wore them for a week straight while on vaction in nyc boston and cape cod. the clerk at BIG was impressed which made my denim ego swell as i already was very pleased with how these are shaping up.


    i bought them true to size (32) but i definitely had trouble buttoning them at first assuming they would give a bit. they have stretched about an inch in the waist but i'm a little nervous about washing them for the first time even though they are filthy as they are pretty snug still. sturdiest denim i've come across.

    i'll get back to you guys on the washing.

    the color is definitely washed out a little in the pictures and the pictures make them look a little grimier than they are. but they are still pretty grimy. enjoy.

    here's the link to the context page to save you all a little work: http://www.contextclothing.com/item.php?id=1606


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