RISING SUN denim store in Pasadena (LA)

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  1. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    Sounds like you've eaten at Tacos Del Amigo in Omotesando/Harajuku.


    dood, actually it WAS in harajuku where I had the whack Jap tacos!!!! good call!
     


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    dood, actually it WAS in harajuku where I had the whack Jap tacos!!!! good call!

    [​IMG]

    That may be the only place I have ever had the desire to tell a restaurateur to their face that THEIR PLACE FUCKING SUCKS.
     


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    its getting boring lurking, so i figured what better time for a first post than a discussion about food in the san gabriel/pasadena area? (there's nothing good where i live, san marino, hah)

    Julienne in San Marino is pretty amazing for brunch. but i shouldn't even be taking to you. Go Tigers!!!!!!! SPHS, Class of '90. heh heh.

    -Jeff
     


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    King Taco gets my vote but what the heck are they doing in Old Pas? Talk about out of place. Go to the East LA location for some good fun,
    Hey, when I'm in the mood for Mexican after last call on the weekends I tend not to question their location methods. Although I do question why they close the bathrooms after midnight...
     


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    so me and the fiance are walking around Old Town Pasadena today and we walk by a storefront that has a couple big signs saying "Rising Sun Denim & Co Tailors Coming Soon - Premium Denim - Men & Women"......hmmm now this is interesting. I wonder if it is some brand called "rising sun" or if it's a reference to carrying cool esoteric Japanese brands a la B.I.G.????? Will they chainstitch new hem lengths in-house?????

    It's on Fair Oaks about half block south of Green St. Am curious to see what this place is.



    To answer the above quoters ?, That would be" Rising Sun Denim & Tailor Co."
    located @ Dayton & Fair Oaks ave,
    Mike Hodis formerly head demin master @ "Lucky Brand Jeans" & his lovely wife Jennifer decided to strike out & do a lil shop of their own.

    This store will target the upsale buyer seeking a premium form fitting,hand tailored jeans with many choices of washes as well as input in the mfg'g process. For reference Mike has been employed in the denim industry for 15 yrs and works with many of name brand mfg's on a consulting level regarding weave patterns etc,

    Rest assured that all will be impressed when one 1st steps foot into "Rising Sun" from the leather covered floor to the antique store fixtures to the window dressings. One will not be dissapointed.

    Mike has collaborated with me personally on my companies (Cyclone Racing Equip) line of cotton wear and we have had very nice results.
    The retail store is set to open late Nov early Dec 06, so keep an eye open & when taking a stroll past, If Mike is in there, stop in & introduce yourself,
    It will be well worth the time. As Mike would say, This stuff is gonna be off the hook!
    Kevin
     


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    The Malaysian place on Green is called Kuala Lampur. Used to be a regular place (about once every two weeks) for me. The coffee drink there is really pretty decent as well.

    One place you've all gotta go for a coffee and an awesome fig custard tart, (which must be tried if you've never gone, or blueberry brioche, which used to be breakfast 3 days a week for me) is Europane, on Colorado about three blocks east of Lake.. If the owner (Sumi) is in, tell her that Fok and Jen say hi.

    RyeGB, I'll look out for your collection, either at Villains when I go to SF in December, or at Blue Bee. Don't think I'll be back in LA before then.

    As for the retail scene in Pasadena, it's pretty dead, although there is a decent streetwear place (lots of Stussy) called Greyone on Walnut (iirc).


    Per your recommendation, I went to Europane for lunch on Saturday with a friend. I don't really "get" what this place is trying to be. If you look through a camera lens specifically at the counter with it's nicely finished wood menu hanging behind, you'd think this is some seriously fancy bakery. Something you might find in Beverly Hills. Then you step back a bit and notice that the tables are all over the place, the staff is extremely rude and makes you repeat literally everything you've ordered twice (coffee. what? coffee. sandwhich. what? sandwhich). It's in a dirty stripmall and not the "oh boy, let me tell you of a secret hole in the wall" type of stripmall.

    I ordered their specialty - open faced egg salad sandwhich. It was good. Really good. They didn't make any effort with their garnish/side though. I basically paid $8 or $9 for a sandwhich. Not even an orange wedge? Their berry iced tea was ok. Their iced coffee surprisingly was really good as was their eclaire.

    Anyway, in the end, I am confused. I mean are you supposed to be a serious bakery/eatery or a slummy one? Because if it's the latter, I can go to half a dozen "neighborhood" places that will give me the same shitty service and decor.
     


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    To answer the above quoters ?, That would be" Rising Sun Denim & Tailor Co."
    located @ Dayton & Fair Oaks ave,
    Mike Hodis formerly head demin master @ "Lucky Brand Jeans" & his lovely wife Jennifer decided to strike out & do a lil shop of their own.

    This store will target the upsale buyer seeking a premium form fitting,hand tailored jeans with many choices of washes as well as input in the mfg'g process. For reference Mike has been employed in the denim industry for 15 yrs and works with many of name brand mfg's on a consulting level regarding weave patterns etc,

    Rest assured that all will be impressed when one 1st steps foot into "Rising Sun" from the leather covered floor to the antique store fixtures to the window dressings. One will not be dissapointed. (For reference go over to Johnson Motors, some of Mike's personal collection & cotton wear designs are on sale there with the JoMoCo signage in place).

    Mike has collaborated with me personally on my companies (Cyclone Racing Equip) line of cotton wear and we have had very nice results.
    The retail store is set to open late Nov early Dec 06, so keep an eye open & when taking a stroll past, If Mike is in there, stop in & introduce yourself,
    It will be well worth the time. As Mike would say, This stuff is gonna be off the hook!
    Kevin


    I am looking forward to seeing how their service is if I don't walk in with a pair of Eternals on.
     


  8. whodini

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    The Malaysian place on Green is called Kuala Lampur. Used to be a regular place (about once every two weeks) for me. The coffee drink there is really pretty decent as well.

    One place you've all gotta go for a coffee and an awesome fig custard tart, (which must be tried if you've never gone, or blueberry brioche, which used to be breakfast 3 days a week for me) is Europane, on Colorado about three blocks east of Lake.. If the owner (Sumi) is in, tell her that Fok and Jen say hi.

    RyeGB, I'll look out for your collection, either at Villains when I go to SF in December, or at Blue Bee. Don't think I'll be back in LA before then.

    As for the retail scene in Pasadena, it's pretty dead, although there is a decent streetwear place (lots of Stussy) called Greyone on Walnut (iirc).

    Dude,

    Went over to Europane yesterday to try the "fig custard" which I guess was really the date custard. Not bad. Service wasn't as bad as previously mentioned but I just don't think that place holds a candle to Lovebirds. I went there around 3 after having lunch at Lovebirds (had to have my fix before I skipped town) and I think the differences were pretty obvious. While LB's had a larger selection, Europane's was mostly gone. True, Europane did have more of the cobbler/custard variety but I don't think it was enough to pull me away from LB's any time soon. I think I got the "just another Melrose bakery cafe" vibe off of the place.
     


  9. whodini

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    What's the deal with this place so far? What have you seen GetSmart?
     


  10. Get Smart

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    no change. still "under construction" with the same posters and signs up....
     


  11. whodini

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    Yeah, it looked like Rockinrod edited the post a few days later to show a delayed opening...

    Thanks for the update.
     


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    I'm reviving this thread. Looks like Rising Sun is getting close to opening. I saw them working on the store yesterday -- Clothes, decor, etc. is up.

    Anyone hear anything about when the store will actually open?
     


  13. Get Smart

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    It looks like it should have been open for a few weeks. The interior is all done (it seems) and they have stock inside. No idea when it's actually going to open. I can't believe they've had that space for over a year without opening. Must be some deep pockets to pay the Old Town rent and not have a functioning store.

    The interior buildout looks cool...too bad the merch is a bit "distressed" looking [​IMG]
     


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    The interior buildout looks cool...too bad the merch is a bit "distressed" looking [​IMG]

    Actually, washes are back. You'll see a lot of processed jeans in SS08, and more and more in FW08. In more forgiving cuts with higher rises, too. I am interested in seeing what people on Superfuture are going to be saying in 2009.
     


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    people were into the washed diors
     


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