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  1. aho

    Watches and Denim

    Yes there is a watch thread on the main Sufu page, but I like to think we keep it more interesting as denimheads (at least, in wearing watches with denim based outfits)...So what do you wear? Vintage? Divers? Field watches? All are welcome here, from quartz to automatic; What's on your wrist? My top daily wearer this year, the Grand Seiko SBGX117 9F quartz diver (the only no date diver by GS, and probably the last quartz diver for a while as it wasn't the most popular); 50 year service interval and +/- 10 seconds A YEAR. Haters gonna hate, but I'm Team GS FOR LIFE.
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    Ooe-Yofukuten & Co.

    Much appreciated, really just getting started though! I wear them every day, but usually walk around 3 hours a day with little sitting (stand up desk, dog walks, general WFH lol)
  3. To be fair, my impression is based on the earliest iterations of the banner denim, I'm not sure if it's any different since 2014/15(?) but it wouldn't surprise me if they've regulated it a bit more. That said, I'm definitely a proponent of crinkly vintage/marble fades and I enjoy that about it Different strokes though, that's what makes this hobby so interesting!
  4. Like many of us who came up during the mid-late 00's, my first foray into Japanese denim was of the "obviously awesome fabric" category: Flat Head, PBJ, Samurai etc. From 2010 onwards I started gravitating towards more repro minded brands like WH and FC, which I've stuck to generally, with more focus on "independents" like Ooe from 2012 onwards. I have no disappointments, but here are some surprises that come to mind: -I'm not the biggest fan of Warehouse's banner denim, despite being a huge fan of the brand. It's certainly capable of masterful fades, but I find the feel of the fabric itself a bit too thick and cartoonish, with stringy threads and vertical falling/striations that seem too programmed. 15th Anniversary fabric remains my favorite (for the blues!), as well as the newer dead stock blues which seem a bit more even/balanced -Double Volante never really took off here; I remember being so blown away by Kuniyoshi-san when miz gave us a tour of his shop and all the hidden details baked in to his jeans during the Evisu tour. I guess he never truly opened up to international orders due to language limitations, but I can't think of a single broken in pair on sufu! -Blue in Green going fashion/streetwear focused; Interesting to see many of the brands BiG fought for being dropped and picked up by Self Edge as we moved into the mid 2010's (anyone else remember all that Samurai distribution/contract drama?) -Reddit; I've never even glanced at Reddit's raw denim scene, but I'm guessing that's where a majority of discussion lies these days? Crazy to think of kids who were literal kids during the Sufu hey days learning about Momotaro, etc. now. I get chatted up on Instagram once in a while and have to explain what sufu is/was
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    Ooe-Yofukuten & Co.

    My Ooe 02 Santa Fe's coming along, effective 6 months of wear
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    Superdenim community sale thread

    Fresh from the wash and dryer 7 years ago I probably tugged on the waist band a bit to see if they'd fit in all honesty, but haven't touched them since.
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    Superdenim community sale thread

    Lots for sale! Ask for more pictures if needed, as I don't want to clog up the thread. All jeans measured BiG style in inches. Payment preferred via Zelle or Venmo, but of course PayPal also accepted. Shipping CONUSA preferred. Warehouse 1004XX RAW W32 L32 (circa 2012-13): Price: $275 Waist: 16.8" Front Rise: 12.5" Back rise: 15" Thigh: 13" Knee: 9.8" Leg Opening: 9.4" Inseam: 35" Purchased from the Warehouse shop in Tokyo, this has exposed back pocket rivets and suspender buttons. RAW pair, it never came with a flasher or tags. LVC 517 W31 L34 RAW (Circa 2009/10) Price: $150 Waist: 16" Front Rise: 11.5" Back rise: 13.5" Thigh: 11.75" Knee: 8.375" Leg Opening: 9.5" Inseam: 35.5" 517 for all your boot cut needs 45rpm Price: $230 Waist: 17.5" Front Rise: 11.75" Back rise: 15" Thigh: 12.5" Knee: 9" Leg Opening: 8.25" Inseam: 31.25" Not sure what cut this is (kazehiko, sorahiko, etc.), but you all probably know lol. This is a straight cut, wears like a 36" waist if they followed conventional sizing. Purchased one wash from the Kyoto shop and never worn, this has all the life left in it as I'm unfortunately more of a 38" waist (which they don't offer). Warehouse 1001ZXX W33 L34 Price: $150 Waist: 16.5" Front Rise: 11.5" Back rise: 14" Thigh: 12.75" Knee: 9.75" Leg Opening: 9" Inseam: 27.25" A real deep cut, this is a 15th Anniversary 1001ZXX (zipper fly) from Warehouse. Purchased from Yahoo Auctions in 2011, this one has about 3-4 months of wear on it from the previous owner and maybe about that many washes. (If you can guess, they never fit me either lol). In my opinion, my favorite/best fabric from Warehouse ever (I have a pair of 15th Anniversary 1001XX raw I'll never sell). Offset belt loop, 50's zipper details. Resolute 710 W36 L32 One Wash Price: $185 Waist: 17.5" Front Rise: 11.5" Back rise: 14.5" Thigh: 13.25" Knee: 8.75" Leg Opening: 8.25" Inseam: 26.75" Purchased one wash around 2016, and of course never worn due to waist sizing. Devis 1946 Contest Jeans W32 L36 SOLDSOLDSOLD Waist: 16.5" Front Rise: 12" Back rise: 14.7 5" Thigh: 12.3" Knee: 9.5" Leg Opening: 8.75" Inseam: 29" What a throwback; Devis contest jeans in one wash, another pair I never wore due to waist sizing. You'd think I'd have it down having organized the contest lol. Features red tabs on both pockets and green printed lot info mimicking the infamous 1946 pairs. Blue In Green 5th Anniversary Jeans RAW W31 Price: $175 Waist: 16.25" Front Rise: 10.5" Back rise: 12.5" Thigh: 12.25" Knee: 8.75" Leg Opening: 8.25" Inseam: 31.75" Raw pair celebrating Blue In Green's 5th anniversary. This is a slim tapered fit, featuring fabric woven from the same legend that does Oni denim. Features WWII style laurel wreath buttons along the entire button fly. TCB 50's Contest Jeans Price: $75 Waist: 16" Front Rise: 11.5" Back rise: 13.75" Thigh: 12" Knee: 9.75" Leg Opening: 9" Inseam: 28.75" My TCB contest jeans. A number of washes on these, but still plenty of life left. Warehouse 900XX W38 L32 One Wash Price: $185 Waist: 18.25" Front Rise: 10.75" Back rise: 14" Thigh: 12.75" Knee: 9" Leg Opening: 7.75" Inseam: 30.5" Purchased in one wash state from Loftman 1981 in Kyoto in 2019. Funny enough these are the right waist size, but the rise unfortunately didn't work out for me. No wear on these, essentially a new pair. Thanks for the interest! As always, DM with questions, etc.
  8. Throwing a few jeans on the community sale thread shortly...
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    Sugar Cane Denim

    Up on Hinoya now as well: https://hinoya.shop/en/collections/sugar-cane/products/sc41937us
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    Sugar Cane Denim

    They’re out: https://store.toyo-enterprise.co.jp/smartphone/detail.html?id=000000000814 https://www.instagram.com/p/Cby4N5fuo59/?utm_medium=copy_link http://item-jkstyle.shop-pro.jp/?pid=167479722
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    So has no one here really picked up the 1942s? S1003XX(1000XX) It's the first time in 17 years that they've had red painted arcs, so I've been tempted ever since they announced them but just placed my order for the new Ooe 01's and definitely don't need more denim: https://www.ware-house.co.jp/?pid=165486617
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    Watches and Denim

    And yet I wish Tudor would just make a watch that looked much like that San Martin
  13. How many contestants so far? I've been increasingly on the edge of buying and just need a shove of inspiration
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    Happy jeans: TCBxSufu S40s WW2 contest thread

    Incredible jeans all around, well done everyone! What a showing!
  15. Not sure if I missed it but until when does the contest run? EDIT: ooops, year long contest
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    WAYWT 2022 [denim edition]

    Oh damn, so good! BTW, props to @cheapmuthafukr killing the watch game
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    Happy jeans: TCBxSufu S40s WW2 contest thread

    My goodness! Who’s pair is this? Amazing
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    Unknown Japanese Brands

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    Watches and Denim

    Wish that were the case! The good thing about watches (or at least the hype pieces I buy into) is that they'll relatively hold their value long term, and sometimes gain (ie: Rolex). The truth is they're not all keepers but it's fun to experience them, especially when I've built the relationships that enable access to some of the harder pieces to get.
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    Watches and Denim

    Speedmaster! The updated bracelet is heaven sent (and vintagey to boot, nice slim look and taper)
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    Bridge of the Times

    Really looking forward to the post wash measurements! I was ever more intrigued as soon as you said "Shins era Denime"
  22. Agreed that they turned out great, さすがウエアハウス! I could be tempted pending sizing chart and final price; Prizes are generous as well. That said, Filipino participants may have a leg up with that heat and humidity!
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    Happy jeans: TCBxSufu S40s WW2 contest thread

    We were talking about killing patches in another thread (can't remember which), and I mentioned TCB as particularly having patches that crisp up on me. Well it finally happened to my contest pair, without intention
  24. Yamane-sama is following me on Instagram and I have no idea what to do with myself.
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