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  1. kiya

    Sugar Cane Denim

    A pair of black/black denim 1947's, FINALLY!
  2. kiya

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

    The Flat Head Delraiser jacket is back: https://www.instagram.com/p/CMm5g1sH3-S/
  3. kiya

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

    We got a pretty good run of them at all of our stores and they just landed Thursday morning. The measurements are all correct so you should be good!
  4. kiya

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

    A Flat Head Indigo dobby shirt, worn for 11 years: https://www.instagram.com/p/CMkYCWRn041/
  5. kiya

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

    The micro-fleece shirts fit almost a full size larger than other IH flannels, but it's sort of supposed to be worn slightly oversized as opposed to the slim fit of their flannel shirts. If you want a slim fit as you normally would wear in their flannels I would go a size down.
  6. kiya

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

    If you're referring to the new Flat Head shirts it's because there are three completely different models we just received. The flannel workshirt style in 3 colors, the vintage Pendleton style in one color, and the indigo dobby shirts in short sleeve and long sleeve versions. Each style is made with a completely different pattern.
  7. kiya

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

    Flat Head Winter Flannels and Indigo Dobby Shirts! FLAT HEAD IS BACK!!!! Fuck we’re really excited about this one. After a year long hiatus while restructuring the company Nagano’s finest is back and we’re excited to have their flannels back in stock. They’ve made this new run of flannels exclusively for us without chin-straps because who really wants that stupid thing dangling off the end of a collar? We have two styles of flannels across four different colors in limited numbers as is the case with all Flat Head releases. We also have a fresh run of their indigo rope-dyed dobby shirts in both short and long sleeve versions which come with custom painted metal Flat Head buttons. All these items are available now at all stores and as usual with Flat Head, there will be no restocks. Shop Flat Head Online
  8. kiya

    Sugar Cane Denim

    They're a unique store because it's a combination of a gray market dealer and a legit dealer (because they actually have some legit accounts with Oni, Momotari, etc..). I don't know of a single other store in the world where they're an authorized dealer of brands plus they're selling back-doored product alongside those other brands.
  9. kiya

    Sugar Cane Denim

    It's all about volume, they move so many units that it doesn't matter if something comes back, they just add it back into their stock and hold onto it till somebody orders it again. The reason they have to buy back-doored product from other retail stores is because many Japanese brands refuse to do business with them.
  10. kiya

    Sugar Cane Denim

    My comment about them being "shady" wasn't connected to their business model of undercutting European and North American retailers. They don't have dealer accounts with many of the brands they sell. When you buy a Sugar Cane jean from Denimio they go and buy it from a Japanese retailer who is back-dooring the product at a discounted retail price (which is 100% against their sales contract with Toyo) and then Denimio is reselling that jean to the end-user who ordered it through their site. They've got the products up on their site as if they're authorized dealers. Trust me when I say that the heads of a company like Toyo are less than pleased about what Denimio is doing.
  11. kiya

    Sugar Cane Denim

    Because the brand has been around for so long with the same models you can generally find barely worn pairs on eBay pretty regularly.
  12. kiya

    Sugar Cane Denim

    Denimio is cool if you enjoy supporting a business with shady business practices who's sole purpose is to undercut retailers in Europe and North America.
  13. kiya

    Sugar Cane Denim

    It really depends on how the item is shipped.. private courier versus public express or priority yields three very different results.
  14. kiya

    Sugar Cane Denim

    If those numbers are correct then it would be cheaper to buy Sugar Cane from Self Edge if you're in Europe than it would be to buy from Japan. If not cheaper than about the same price and at least you can return them for credit which I know most stores in Japan won't allow you to do. Just something to think about..
  15. kiya

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

    The new ones should be similar in fit from the last run from almost two years ago. We'll have the new jackets measured and the size chart updated as soon as the new run arrives in a week or two.
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    Self Edge, SF/NY/LA/PDX - updates & info

    Yes, they're actually doing a small run of Shinki horsehide Delraiser jackets which release March 22nd. No plans to carry expand our leather jacket lines as we already carry almost 20 different leather jackets, which is quite a large selection for a retail store.
  17. Real Japan Blues Jeans - The 106BSP & 105BSP Hailing from Nagano, Japan.. Real Japan Blues is known for their psychotic ways of producing even the simplest of garments. They take everything from western shirts to five pocket jeans and create them in an entirely new way using fabrics that impress even the most seasoned garment junkie. Two new models from RJB are being released this weekend in limited numbers, at this point RJB is not sure as to whether or not these will be reproduced once this run is gone. The 106BSP is a slim fit jean with a straight leg and the 105BSP has a mid-rise and a straight leg. We're quite into the cuts because we feel there is a gap in the Japanese denim market for jeans that aren't exactly reproductions but have a heavy nod to the Rockabilly days of the late 1950's, jeans that make you look like you're Marlon Brando or James Dean but aren't really the cuts they were wearing fifty years ago. A combination of the denim, leg silhouettes, tags, and knife pocket.. We see a badass from the 50's that wreaks havoc on civilians with his motorcycle gang, and we love it. The denim on these is a new denim which has impressed us here to say the least. It's similar to Flat Head's 3XXX denim in terms of how hairy it becomes after the first soak but has a deeper indigo color straight off. The dye method yields an extremely high contrast fade which we'd only seen this intense before on Flat Head's denim, yet it's quite different considering it's pure indigo and the cotton is from Zimbabwe. Spec list for both the 106BSP and 105BSP: 13.75oz Rope Dyed Japanese Selvedge Unsanforized Denim Zimbabwe Cotton Fiber Denim Double Length Knife Pocket (Coin Pocket) Hidden Rivets Black Dyed Cowhide Leather Tag Red RJB Embroidered Logo Copper RJB Rivets Modeled by Cesar Ramos of Mission Hill Saloon and shot by Sidney Lo. Both the 105BSP & the 106BSP will be released at Self Edge on December 20th at Noon and at the same time via our online store. 100 pairs of each model were produced by RJB. Check the online store for more hi-res photos, specs, and pricing: http://www.selfedge.com/shop/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=76&zenid=a8c7a81fd857801cfba03daa13cf90de Real Japan Blues 106BSP Real Japan Blues 105BSP Photos of RJB's Denim from a forthcoming Lightning Magazine Issue (worn for 10 months, washed twice):
  18. kiya

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

    All stores except SESF have received the shipment, but SF's (hopefully) may arrive tomorrow at some point. You can call the store before you're ready to head over to check if you'd like.
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    Self Edge, SF/NY/LA/PDX - updates & info

    Iron Heart Flannels, Jeans, Wallets, and Keyrings! We've got a big delivery from Iron Heart this week with two new shirts, a restock of two of their most popular versions of the 777 slim tapered jean, shell cordovan wallets in multiple styles and colors, and brass keyrings in two styles. Their new flannel is made of a custom 9oz selvedge ombre check which is indigo dyed. These are good for year round wear and the pattern will change over time with regular wear and washing as the indigo slowly fades away. The new micro-fleece shirt may be the coziest shirt ever made by Iron Heart. These things are super comfortable, warm, and are built to last from the buttons to the inner twill-lined heavy wear areas. Along with these two new shirts we've got new production runs of their cordovan wallets, 777 slim taped jeans in overdyed black and black warp/black weft styles, and brass keyhooks in two styles. All these items are available now at all stores. Shop Iron Heart Online
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    Self Edge, SF/NY/LA/PDX - updates & info

    Flat Head Engineer Boots, Wild Child Wallets, & Feather Rings Flat Head is back! The first delivery is a fresh batch of their engineer boots, Wild Child wallets, and sterling silver feather rings. Next week we'll have some of their shirts, most of which were made exclusively for our five stores. Flat Head makes the ultimate engineer boot, made in small batches by a small shop which generally only produces boots for Flat Head's line of footwear. Made of a natural pull-up Chromexcel leather, the amount of natural oil in this leather is unreal due to the aniline "dying" process the leather goes through. This run was custom made for Flat Head so that the boot will show a little extra wear from even occasional wear. These will look wild once broken in. These come complete with custom made brass and iron buckles, Vibram's #700 and #705 heel and sole, a hand stitched shaft seam, and a Japanese made steel shank for sole stability. These are now available in a larger size range than the first run. We’ve also received a fresh run of Flat Head’s Wild Child wallets. Over the years this has turned into the most sought after wallet we carry. They’re super functional, age like nothing else you’ve seen, and last a lifetime. These are made of Shinki shell cordovan, cowhide, have an inner pigskin lining, and come with a sterling silver ring. Available now in tan or black. In addition to the boots and wallets we also have a restock of their .925 sterling silver feather rings. All these items can now be found across all our stores. Shop Flat Head Online
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    Self Edge, SF/NY/LA/PDX - updates & info

    Rick Owens 18oz Lacquered Denim Ramones We’re excited to announced that we’re adding Rick Owens’ footwear line to the Made in Japan denim collection which we’ve been stocking for the past few seasons. We now have the Ramone high-top sneaker made out of an 18oz lacquered denim. This starts out as an 18oz heavyweight Japanese denim that’s lightly clear lacquered, you can still see the denim weave pattern right through the lacquer and over time the lacquer will come off to reveal the black denim base. You can find these now in limited numbers at our stores. Shop Rick Owens Online
  22. John Lurie is a true underground cultural god. From Jarmusch's films in the 80's to Fishing with John in the 90's to his paintings in the 00's to Painting with John (on HBO) that just came out last month, he's got an amazing mind. One of my favorite artists of all time.
  23. kiya

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

    It's less hairy, not as rigid, and not as dark. If you want my honest opinion.. they changed the three things which made their denim so amazing. Yup, short sleeve and long sleeve, both workshirts, we expect those to sell wild fast.
  24. kiya

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

    As usual, we won't know exactly the fit or measurements until the production run is finished and has landed at our stores. We should have these at our SF store by march 10th if you'd like to come in to try them on. No, no new jeans from Flat Head for quite some time. They've changed the denim on their core jeans and it's not the same denim they were making in the past. We've passed on the jeans for now until we see what else they're going to come up with.
  25. kiya

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

    All stores are getting new runs of wallets, rings, and engineer boots tomorrow actually. New shirts start landing at all stores in 2 weeks, we've got flannels, indigo-dyed linen shirts, and more. Assuming most of this stuff will sell out extremely fast in case you really want something from their new collection.
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