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Self Edge SF/NY/LA/PDX - Japanese Denim & More (Iron Heart, 3sixteen, Flat Head, Strike Gold...

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by LA Guy, Dec 22, 2006.

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  1. kiya

    kiya Brand Representative Affiliate Vendor

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    Kiya,

    I have the IH 634S. I've lost a bit of weight since original purchase, is there any washing/drying method to make the waist shrink a bit?


    Turn them inside out and soak them in hot water for 30 minutes, take then right out of the water and throw them (still inside out) into the dryer on HIGH for 40 minutes till they're completely dry. That'll do the trick and won't damage the jeans.
     


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    Also wear a belt so that it won't stretch back out too much.
     


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    We've shifted our focus a bit due to how difficult it was to get what we wanted from Real McCoy's.. it's going to happen, but not sure when at this point. The Steam Locomotive comes in this fall including jeans and accessories. Amazing stuff, especially the denim which has the color depth of Flat Head but the abrasiveness of Samurai..



    We'll have more this fall when they release the new collection.




    Any short sleeve chambrays?
     


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    Any short sleeve chambrays?

    They don't do short sleeve shirts in the fall/winter.
     


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    hey Kiya, the IH Heavy Chambrays sold out sooo fast in my size. Do u know when u will be having a restock in Navy for M size? Thanks
     


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    hey Kiya, the IH Heavy Chambrays sold out sooo fast in my size. Do u know when u will be having a restock in Navy for M size? Thanks

    We've got one left in the NY store, call us up and place a phone order, shipping is still free: 212 388 0079
     


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    Anything new coming from Flathead as thick as the Flat Head Winter Heavy Flannel in Red?
    I get so much use out of mine it'd be nice to have another in a different color/pattern
     


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    how can kiya recommend Real Japan Blues, Iron Heart, and Flat Head as brands that won't kill budgets? they're the most expensive brands he offers. seems out of touch with average joes who don't live in sf or nyc.
     


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    how can kiya recommend Real Japan Blues, Iron Heart, and Flat Head as brands that won't kill budgets? they're the most expensive brands he offers. seems out of touch with average joes who don't live in sf or nyc.

    if you haven't noticed, SE doesn't necessarily cater to the "average joes" who think that 70 bucks is a lot for a pair of Levis or some shit
     


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    if you haven't noticed, SE doesn't necessarily cater to the "average joes" who think that 70 bucks is a lot for a pair of Levis or some shit

    The Japanese denim will last longer and look better the 70 dollar jeans also. If you buy one pair of Flat Heads for 300 and keep them 2 years, you could possibly turn around and sell them for 70-80 bucks at that point. If you buy a pair of average joe jeans each year at 70 dollars a pop, thats a 140 dollar investment that you didn't even really want.

    Flat Heads = 110$-120$ a year investment
    Other Jean = 70$ a year investment

    Just another way to look at it....

    and of course this is all hypothetical and there are other things to factor in....so please don't critique this estimate ; )
     


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    The Japanese denim will last longer and look better the 70 dollar jeans also. If you buy one pair of Flat Heads for 300 and keep them 2 years, you could possibly turn around and sell them for 70-80 bucks at that point. If you buy a pair of average joe jeans each year at 70 dollars a pop, thats a 140 dollar investment that you didn't even really want.

    Flat Heads = 110$-120$ a year investment
    Other Jean = 70$ a year investment

    Just another way to look at it....

    and of course this is all hypothetical and there are other things to factor in....so please don't critique this estimate ; )


    i dont like to think so much about jeans. i just find ones that fit really well and say "fuck you" to everyone that tells me im dumb for spending lots of money on them
     


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    how can kiya recommend Real Japan Blues, Iron Heart, and Flat Head as brands that won't kill budgets? they're the most expensive brands he offers. seems out of touch with average joes who don't live in sf or nyc.

    You're not serious, right?
    What we sell "killing budgets" wholly depends on your income and your willingness to spend the money that you DO have. And when did we ever say our products were inexpensive, they're a luxury item that is built better than any other item in it's class, and we stand behind that. The entire thing about the price is out of left field though..
     


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    Anything new coming from Flathead as thick as the Flat Head Winter Heavy Flannel in Red?
    I get so much use out of mine it'd be nice to have another in a different color/pattern


    Yup, the fall lines are coming out every few days, some stuff doesn't even end up online, if you're in the area come by because we're always getting flannels that are as heavy as the one you own.
     


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    You're not serious, right?
    What we sell "killing budgets" wholly depends on your income and your willingness to spend the money that you DO have. And when did we ever say our products were inexpensive, they're a luxury item that is built better than any other item in it's class, and we stand behind that. The entire thing about the price is out of left field though..


    to be fair hes referring to this

    "Complex: Give us three brands you recommend that won't kill our budgets.

    Kiya Babzani: Real Japan Blues, Iron Heart, and Flat Head are doing amazing things. These brands put so much work into the denim itself that the way their jeans look after a few months of wear is so dope you'd have to see in person to believe."


    which was a stupid question for the interviewer to ask IMO... the thing i like about SE is that you aren't about what quality costs as much as youre about what quality is
     


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