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  1. kiya

    Self Edge, SF/NY/LA/PDX - updates & info

    Iron Heart Leather Jacket Fiesta & More Some very heavy boxes just landed from Iron Heart containing a new horsehide Type III jacket and fresh runs of their Split Steer Type III and the Self Edge edition of their horsehide zip jacket. Along with these three leather jackets we've got their snap buttoned 10oz chambray shirt, workboot socks in gray and black, and new runs of their popular 633 straight tapered fit in their flagship 21oz indigo denim and the 8301s which is their 21oz Superblack-Fade-to-Gray denim in a slim tapered fit. Shop Iron Heart Online
  2. Trust me, many people still freeze their jeans, we encounter it all the time at our stores and even via our customer service email with people asking how long they should freeze the jeans for, if they should put them in a ziplock back, etc.. So yes, it still is happening, all around the world. This article wasn't written for anyone reading this right now, it's written for those who have never been on a forum and maybe never even been into a speciality store selling raw denim. Also it seems as if you think we (Jeremy, Merz, & myself) asked them to write this article.. they come to us with questions and we answer them because that's what you do when the press asks questions and you own a retail store. I agree that there are hundreds of similar articles out there saying the same exact things.
  3. kiya

    Self Edge, SF/NY/LA/PDX - updates & info

    1/8 Takamura Chamarra Trapecio Jackets 1/8 Takamura have produced a new bronze version of their popular Chamarra Trapecio jackets. These still have the perfect fit which our clients loved last year and they're finally available in bronze. We've also received a small restock of the black version of this jacket. 1/8 Takamura is a brand which we've been carrying at Self Edge Mexico for over four years now. The brand is owned by a young Mexican designer from Mexico City by the name of Guillermo Vargas. His great grandfather was Japanese, hence the name of his line. Most of his collections over the past few years have been for women yet recently he's starting to do more garments for men. We hadn't planned on bringing the collection into our four stores north of the Mexican border, but this jacket was too good to pass up. The fabric is woven at a small mill outside Mexico City and it's all cut and sewn in-house at the 1/8 Takamura studio in Roma Norte, Mexico City. It's a fresh design and from the initial reactions we've gotten from our staff and clients at our stores it seems the jacket is a hit. Helps to see these jackets in person as some of the details/lines are lost in photographs. These are available now at all five of our stores in four colors, bronze being this season's new color. Shop 1/8 Takamura Online
  4. kiya

    Self Edge, SF/NY/LA/PDX - updates & info

    Studio D'Artisan 40th Anniversary Jeans & Flannel For Studio D'Artisan's 40th anniversary they've released a special jean made of a 15oz denim with a cherry blossom dyed weft yarn and a winter flannel shirt made of indigo dyed yarns. Both the jean and shirt are available in limited numbers at all stores and online. Please check the product pages for these items for a full spec list of information. Shop Studio D'Artisan Online
  5. kiya

    Self Edge, SF/NY/LA/PDX - updates & info

    Masahiro Maruyama Acetate Collection & New Titanium Models This week we have five new eyewear releases from Masahiro Maruyama. Three are made of Japanese acetate and two are made of titanium. All five come with tinted Carl Zeiss lenses, with each frame's lens color matching the frame to the designer's specifications. All five of these frames are quite unique and the attention to detail in both design and material finish is top notch. You can find all these frames including restocks of previously out of stock frames at all 5 of our stores now. Shop Masahiro Maruyama Online
  6. FYI.. this policy has been in place for nearly every luxury brand in the world since the late 90's. With the way streetwear and luxury/couture have intersected over each other this past year Nike can now be considering a (new) luxury brand, so this sales policy isn't much of a surprise.
  7. kiya

    Self Edge, SF/NY/LA/PDX - updates & info

    Fine Creek Leathers Leon Custom Jackets & Stevenson's Recon Fatigue Pants We have fresh runs of two very popular items from Fine Creek Leathers and Stevenson Overall Co. We've just received a restock of Fine Creek's Leon Custom black horsehide jacket. These are available in small numbers and are only made once or twice a year, so unfortunately restocks don't come often. We also have a special version made of dark brown horsehide, these are limited to ten jackets and are available at Self Edge New York or via email. Check the product page on our site for all specs and info on the Leon. We also have the Recon pant from Stevenson in their newer olive slub cotton fabric. Stevenson Overall have outdone themselves with their take on a fatigue pant. They've started by developing a custom 100% cotton slub fabric which has the perfect shade of olive and a great hand feel. Then they've taken the pattern of the traditional fatigue pant and reworked it from the ground up with side pockets which actually turn into the seat of the pant, an articulated knee, hidden buttons on the pockets, and an elastic drawstring at the hem. These are perfect. Shop Fine Creek Leather Online Shop Stevenson Overall Online
  8. kiya

    Self Edge, SF/NY/LA/PDX - updates & info

    The 3sixteen Baseball Cap Collection We're excited to have our hands on some of the nicest made in USA baseball caps we've seen. 3sixteen have done run of caps out of water and wind resistant waxed canvas and a Self Edge exclusive herringbone twill cap with a tonal "3s" embroidery. All three of these caps are adjustable, super comfortable, and are made to last. You can find these caps at all five of our stores and online now. Shop 3sixteen Online
  9. kiya

    Self Edge, SF/NY/LA/PDX - updates & info

    Pure Blue Japan Jeans, Chinos, & T-Shirts! We've just received a nice shipment of new jeans, t-shirts, and chinos from Pure Blue Japan. Their new XX-013 Jean is made of a 14oz slub cotton fiber denim and comes in their slim tapered fit. We also have a new version of their yarn-dyed indigo t-shirts, this one in a new "sunburned" style which is super faded. Along with these new jeans and t-shirt we have their selvedge chinos, available in three colors, and now they go up to size 40. All these items are available at all of our stores and online. Shop Pure Blue Japan Online
  10. kiya

    Self Edge, SF/NY/LA/PDX - updates & info

    William Gibson x Buzz Rickson Chinos & CHUP for 3sixteen Socks For all those William Gibson or Buzz Rickson fans who always wanted a pair of the ultimate black chinos, we present to you the new Very Black chinos from the William Gibson x Buzz Rickson collection. These are sewn on vintage black head Singer and Union Special machines, come with custom metal buttons, are made of a true chino cloth, and come in a straight leg fit. These are a limited production item and will not be restocked. We've also received this year's edition of the CHUP for 3sixteen sock collection. This new collection is inspired by patchwork patterns and consists of one indigo dyed version and a pigment dyed olive version. Shop Buzz Rickson Online Shop CHUP for 3sixteen Online
  11. kiya

    Self Edge, SF/NY/LA/PDX - updates & info

    Iron Heart Moleskin CPO Shirts, Ultra-Heavy Flannels, & Slim Cut Chinos We've got some serious winners here in this week's Iron Heart delivery. Their new moleskin CPO shirts could very well be some of the nicest shirts we've seen them do since we started carrying the brand in 2006. They're everything you want and expect from an Iron Heart shirt. These things are functional, comfortable, and built to last. We loved these so much we had Iron Heart make us a black version which is exclusive to our stores. Along with these new moleskin shirts we've got an ultra-heavy flannel in a new tartan check blue color. All these of these shirts along with a new run of their slim cut chinos in three colors are available at all stores and online. Shop Iron Heart Online
  12. kiya

    Self Edge, SF/NY/LA/PDX - updates & info

    The shirts are amazing. I love that Atsu was bothered by how uncomfortable a shirt can be if the cut is slim and the fabric doesn't give so he custom developed a micro-cord with a bit of stretch to it.
  13. kiya

    Self Edge, SF/NY/LA/PDX - updates & info

    Stevenson Overall Winter Collection & Basics Stevenson's last delivery for the season has just been delivered to our stores. This new collection rounds out what we received last month with the addition of a new Thinsulate lined flannel jacket, their Cody shirts in a new micro-cord fabric they've custom developed, and a wild wool beanie. Along with these new items we've received new runs of their loopwheeled t-shirts in both crewneck and henley variations in gray and oatmeal. Check the product pages for a full rundown of the fabrics and construction styles of each item as quite a bit of work goes into these garments. Shop Stevenson Overall Online
  14. Damn, I hung out with those two dudes for hours, had coffee with them, and they showed us their offices and they workings of the company in 2014. I guess they left out the embezzlement part.