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  1. On 2/12/2021 at 11:30 AM, NYDRH said:

    Shot in the dark here and a little bump for this thread. I'm looking for a gently used pair of Jomons or something with a similar feel in ~33-34 possibly a 36 that's shrunken a bit.

    If anyone has anything to unload or comes across anything in their travels both real and digital, please hit me up.

    Never really post but active reader and have always appreciated everyone's insight.


    too bad you werent looking for a 31.

  2. 4 hours ago, julian-wolf said:

    Good finds! The lot 200 (on the left) are a really neat pair. The warp yarns are hand-dyed using polygonum tinctorium—classic Japanese plant indigo—as referenced by the stamp on the pocket bag. As far as I can tell, that makes these the most similar, out of Sugar Cane's natural-dyed line, to the Ai lines from other companies like PBJ and Samurai. For whatever reason, though—as you can already tell on that pair—they do seem to fade significantly with wear, to a really nice lighter greenish blue. They're not related to the Hawaii. I should wear my pair more; the fabric's nice and the cut's one of my favorites.

    @MileHighEvertonian, that's no coincidence: the pair on the right are the natural-dyed version of the Okinawa (lot 300 vs. lot 301 for the synthetic-dyed pair). Both are woven left-handed, and the dyeing seems to be pretty similar besides the source of the indigo.

    Yea the color reminded me of the natural indigo Edo Ai i use to have but sold mainly because they were almost too aqua in color. these are less green and personally more likly to be worn. the denim is also not as streaky and uneven as the Edo Ai. I remember both patches from years ago so knew they were both the Natural Indigo versions but couldnt remember what model each were variations of.

  3. 5 minutes ago, MileHighEvertonian said:

    ^Nice! Great pockets on those leepros...looks a lot like oki denim. 

    i believe both are 50/50. left pair is more worn than the right. right feels stiff almost deadstock.

    currently soaking them both. hoping for no shrinking from the right and more shrinking from the left... fingers crossed.

  4. Haven't bought jeans in a while but saw these two pairs and figured i had to for it. Cant remember anything about the left pair. maybe the natural indigo version of the Hawaii model?

    hopefully they fit


  5. On 12/1/2018 at 5:07 AM, iamstarwars said:

    From your pictures and description, that pair looks a lot like my Sumi x top Sorahiko: lighter fabric than the regular Nando (10oz maybe?), the grey tint inside, and a rich dark blue that fades to a greencast grey.  If I remember well, the warp is nando and the weft threads are dyed in sumi ink.

    any pics of your pair? curious how they fade. they do feel pretty lightweight so i'm still not 100% sure what they are but either i need to get them hemmed and possibly tapers a little since they are a little loose for my liking.

  6. I emailed 45rpm Japan yesterday and they said the following. 


    Thank you for your message.
    I think that this denim is probably "Suminando × TOP Sorahiko".
    The product number is 4096009.


    not sure what the top sorahiko model was but I trust Lance and the pics he provided along with my comparison. Just interesting to see their opinion of the photos I sent them.


    Edit - 45rpm NY said that they are nando nando. 

  7. the shade is the same. the selvedge looks the same the only thing that is off is when i was looking at the selvedge, the denim is a different shade. its almost a grey tint compared to the scrap from 10 years ago.

    either way im happy with the purchase. cut is a little looser than i would like but I just need to get them hemmed and i think i can work with it (glad 45rpm does free hemming)



  8. 17 minutes ago, lance said:

    Hey chantheman, I have 2 pairs of NandoxNando; one raw and one pair worn/washed. After checking the leather patch, somewhat richer/softer indigo blue color and grayish reclining R on the back pocket, I believe that yours are Nandos. Also, the cotton is different from typical jeans denim; softer to the touch. I am somewhat hesitant, though, because your inside photos look grayish although it may just be the light.  I have included 2 shots of my worn/washed pair for you to compare. At any rate, nice pickup!



    appreciate the info. the denim is softer than i expected for sorahiko so that lead me to think nando too. 

    inside pockets are white.

    I forgot i have some denim scraps from my nandos from way back in the day when i hemmed them that i can compare to when i get home.

    love the evo on your paid. any full pics?

  9. just picked these up. at first i thought they might be the nandoxnando's that i've been looking for but then i figured they were more likely sorahiko suminando black overdyed. now that i have them in hand they are more blue than i expected. anyone have any idea what they could be? 

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  10. 1 hour ago, Broark said:

    Thanks for the feedback, I'm going to go for them. Why not? I've always wanted to try out 45rpm and the jeans looks pretty much new. :D

    If it’s priced right and the measurements work, why not?

  11. 4 minutes ago, Foxy2 said:

    this pair has stayed on my whish list ever since - amazing denim and details - seriously doubt that I could make them work for me, though...

    good luck hunting!

    I fet that. It’s such a loose fit it makes me question spending the money on them. The 0500 is still my favorite cut by far

  12. Thanks @mpukas so if I’m a 31 and these are a 33 then I should be fine after washing and wearing. I was concerned they would be too big in the waist. Wish they were the 5000 cut since I like that better than the 510 but maybe if I can negotate the price it will be worth the gamble. Thanks for the detailed info. Any pics of yours worn recently? Don’t check the forums often unless I have questions so if you have posted them before I haven’t taken the time to look

  13. On 4/6/2015 at 4:14 PM, mpukas said:

    I've decided to sell my S510OG 16oz AK 16th Anniversary, size 32. The waist seems to run small in this lot, and after shrinkage it will be too small for me. 


    Waist measures: 32.0 


    See clicky in my signature. 

    @mpukas Im looking at getting a pair of these. did they measure tag size raw? the pair that im looking at is probably tagged 2 sizes too big (tag 33 vs. my actual 31 waist) just not sure if this is going to be too big. i think theres some shrinkage left in them but wont know until i get them.

    anyone else have any input on this model? the 510 cut isnt ideal for me but that denim is just so nice looking

  14. 11 hours ago, Foxy2 said:

    must be the most under-appreciated brand here on the forum - well, next to Somet, I guess.

    Got a pair of Nando x Nando's somewhere that haven't been worn in years...

    want to sell those Nandoxnandos? i regret selling my pair many moons ago

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