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Momotaro

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

  1. jimmy_boi

    jimmy_boi Member

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    Can you get the top button done up? (Regardless of whether it involves breaking off your fingernails).

    If so, you're definitly fine.


    yah i can. i just have to suck in my gut, then pull the jeans down to the waist. i saw ur 1st pictures and your jeans were super tight almost glue on u like crazy. how much did u get it to strecth over all ?
     
  2. konadog

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    anyone know if there are any stores in los angeles that stock momotaros?
     
  3. Doctor

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    yah i can. i just have to suck in my gut, then pull the jeans down to the waist. i saw ur 1st pictures and your jeans were super tight almost glue on u like crazy. how much did u get it to strecth over all ?
    Not much, but they're comfortable now. The thighs are still extremely close. The top block has stretched most in the seat, so there's some relaxation there and around the hips. The waist pretty much stretched until I could just comfortably do up the top button. If you're not happy with the fit in the thighs and legs, then you shouldn't keep them, because they're not going to stretch around there. Waist/top block is a little different. Here they are now - http://www.styleforum.net/showpost.p...ostcount=15154 Overall, not must stretching. Either way, it's the look I wanted. I never expected them to become relaxed. They will never do that. I have bought a pair of 0201's for a more relaxed look. I probably said it before, but bear in mind that I'm really chunky in the legs and really tall. The 0701's would not (and don't, based on fit pics) fit that close on mr average.
     
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    anyone know if there are any stores in los angeles that stock momotaros?

    Only Blue in Green (www.blueingreensoho.com) (NYC) and Context (www.contextclothing.com) (Madison, Wisconsin) stock Momotaro in America to the best of my knowledge.
     
  5. konadog

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    Not much, but they're comfortable now. The thighs are still extremely close. The top block has stretched most in the seat, so there's some relaxation there and around the hips. The waist pretty much stretched until I could just comfortably do up the top button. If you're not happy with the fit in the thighs and legs, then you shouldn't keep them, because they're not going to stretch around there. Waist/top block is a little different.

    Here they are now - http://www.styleforum.net/showpost.p...ostcount=15154

    Overall, not must stretching. Either way, it's the look I wanted. I never expected them to become relaxed. They will never do that. I have bought a pair of 0201's for a more relaxed look.

    I probably said it before, but bear in mind that I'm really chunky in the legs and really tall. The 0701's would not (and don't, based on fit pics) fit that close on mr average.


    great fit on the jeans in that pic. and the aldens are slammin' with them.
     
  6. Arms_Akimbo

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    Doctor, aren't you worried about inseam shrinkage when you wash?

    Mine are coming along pretty well. Pix soon, I hope.
     
  7. jimmy_boi

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    so do i soak them 1st or just wear them for awhile 1st ?
     
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    Soak. They're not completely sanforized, but they will shrink some.
     
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    Doctor, aren't you worried about inseam shrinkage when you wash?
    Yes! Petrified. I've only done cold soaks and a cold wash. Inseam shrinkage has been nice and moderate thus far. Not brave enough to hot wash them - I think the inseam would come up another inch at least.
    Mine are 6 months old or so now. I'm amazed at how little fading and signs of wear there are. They're tough beasts.
    so do i soak them 1st or just wear them for awhile 1st ?
    Whatever suits you. If you can get away with a soak, then I'd definitly recommend it, because they'll soften up a LOT. If you can't, it's best to soak as soon as you are able to. Shrinkage isn't very much. It took me 2-3 soaks (cold ones) to get most of the starch out and properly soften them up.
     
  10. Arms_Akimbo

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    Mine are 2 months, 1 'soap soak' and they've got visible crotch whiskers, knee and lap fades, and general sit wear. Everything's still dark, though, and I've been wearing my older, broken in pair of Nudies a lot recently, since thermals fit better underneath those.

    Edit: Saw your pair in WAYWT, mlyngard, fit looks great. Is that post-taper?
     
  11. mlyngard

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    Mine are 6 months old or so now. I'm amazed at how little fading and signs of wear there are. They're tough beasts.


    Interesting, I've been noticing these are some of my faster-fading jeans (based on the month or so of 3-4 times/week wear. My hands are still slightly blue when washing them after a day in the jeans. Very visible pocket and lap whiskers already.


    Edit: Saw your pair in WAYWT, mlyngard, fit looks great. Is that post-taper?


    Yeah, I did a post-soak taper from 8" to 7.5, which for me (at 5-8"), brings the proportions to what I like. These were my first foray into tapering on the selvage seam, and I like (not love) the results. I cuff, so the now 1.5" selvage band is a little wide for my taste, but it's a small issue. Next time will be tapering then hemming before soak. Original stitch holes are still a little visible...

    Oh, also, machine washed and dried these and the results were that they softeened very nicely and there was very little additional shrink from the dryer. This is some tight weave denim.

    Thinking of using these 31w as weekend/bad weather thrashers now, and probably getting a pair the next size up (32s, which will shrink to 31), for a 'nicer' pair. These have seen as much stretch as I'm thinking they'll get, and they're still nicely snug. Problem is that thicker shirts like flannels get all hitched up when I tuck-in.

    There's no question that these are my top favorites now, and a second pair in rotation is a must ;-) Now just waiting for restock...
     
  12. Alec_Jan

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    myln (or anyone I suppose) - ended up with the 30's.. Was horrible to button the first time, but I can do it without trouble now (love the jeans by the way -- good advice). Probably coulda gone for 31's, but 30 will work I think.

    Problem is, I'm afraid of any shrinkage in the top box (because of the already tight fit). Does soaking result in any color or texture difference? I'm considering soaking only the legs, or submerging the entire jean then quickly pulling out the top box while leaving the rest submerged. Appreciate any advice
     
  13. jimmy_boi

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    i started wearing mine yesterday and they have strecth out a lil bit, but need some more. so when i do soak them, do u use cold water or hot water and how long do i leave them in for? also would they shrink alot in the hems? as my friend got them pre hem for me at 30 ich, which is a good length at the moment.
     
  14. Doctor

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    If you can just button the top button when they're new, they should fit really well (so long as you're chasing a slimmer fit) within a couple weeks. Just give the denim a bit of a workout.

    As for soaking, I cold soaked mine to minimise shrinkage for ~30min. You can leave the top box out of the tub if you want to... Though I view the first soak as fairly important just because it gets the stiffness out of the denim.

    Unfortunately the hems will come up a bit during the soak. A good inch on a cold soak.
     
  15. mlyngard

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    myln (or anyone I suppose) - ended up with the 30's.. Was horrible to button the first time, but I can do it without trouble now (love the jeans by the way -- good advice). Probably coulda gone for 31's, but 30 will work I think. Problem is, I'm afraid of any shrinkage in the top box (because of the already tight fit). Does soaking result in any color or texture difference? I'm considering soaking only the legs, or submerging the entire jean then quickly pulling out the top box while leaving the rest submerged. Appreciate any advice
    i started wearing mine yesterday and they have stretch out a lil bit, but need some more. so when i do soak them, do u use cold water or hot water and how long do i leave them in for? also would they shrink alot in the hems? as my friend got them pre hem for me at 30 ich, which is a good length at the moment.
    Yikes, okay, two cases in point for why soaking in advance before wear is a must. These will shrink an inch in the waist and 1-2 inches in length. Alec - glad you love 'em. But to be blunt, I think yer fucked. Had the identical situation and Arms Akimbo is now the proud owner of my sorry mistake. Those will shrink an inch in the waist and will only be more torture. Sell now and size up. Momos are out of stock at the moment, so now is a good time to sell. BiG is getting more in a few weeks. Trust me brother. It's never good to tip-toe around with trying to soak parts and not others. There's no control over the results, plus, do you want to be afraid of the rain? (I'm serious...) Jimmy - suggest lukewarm to hot water from the tub spigot. It takes care of shrinkage in any 'real world' wash situation, and then you can relax and just wear them, knowing they're primed. No color change, some (very, very nice) texture change, and a slight shrink all around. You shuld have soaked prior to hemming, since these can loose 1"-2" in the inseam, in my experience and according to Gordon at BiG. Yeah, and that's even with a lukewarm soak. Don't pansy around with cold only like Doc ;-) PS - you may have to sell too with that ineam length... These are the least stretchy jeans I've ever owned. So if they're tight now, don't expect your ass to be saved. Expect maybe under an inch from normal wear. If you guys do soak and want to recover that waist back without pain, invest in this at yer hardware store. (Damn, knew I shoulda fronted for that infomercial...): http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=151033
     
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    [​IMG] Seems like I'm the only one willing to grit my teeth and push through the extreme tightness of the Momo's. Yes, they are the least stretchy jeans in the entire world, but I did it. Whether you want to do it or size up is your choice I guess. Like I say - it's a bit of hard work and abuse. And yes, I'm a bit afraid of the rain... Heheh....
     
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    [​IMG]

    Seems like I'm the only one willing to grit my teeth and push through the extreme tightness of the Momo's. Yes, they are the least stretchy jeans in the entire world, but I did it. Whether you want to do it or size up is your choice I guess.

    Like I say - it's a bit of hard work and abuse. And yes, I'm a bit afraid of the rain... Heheh....


    Hahah! Yer a good sport, Doc. At least you can treat your own wounds...
     
  18. jimmy_boi

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    okay so i soaked them in lukewarm water, and hopefully they will be good to wear when thier dry. now since i used warm water instead of hot am i gonna be seeing soem shrinkage when its time for a wash? i have only own nudies and this soaking thing is pretty new to me and the jeans stained my tube like crazy. thanks for all teh help guys [​IMG]
     
  19. Alec_Jan

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    Damn -- awesome idea with the compression clamp... Definitely will try (and, obviously go Doctor's route and tough it out). I can wear them with enough comfort now that I think I'm a month or two away from a comfortable fit. Also going for a more of a skinner fit, hopefully without tapering, so the size down might help with that. Thanks again for the help, will update post-soak (hopefully with good news)
     
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    now since i used warm water instead of hot am i gonna be seeing soem shrinkage when its time for a wash? i have only own nudies and this soaking thing is pretty new to me and the jeans stained my tube like crazy.

    If you wash them in hot water, then yes, they will shrink more.

    Are yo referring to the Nudies staining your tub? The Momo's won't do that. At least in my experience.
     

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