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  1. Evisu is still loved!

    They used to have a few pairs in the old Evisu HQ on Savile Row, mate. Saw them when I popped down there a couple or three times back in the day. The denim felt different to me too, and they had totally different designs to the Evisu Heritage stuff at the time. Seem to remember that they used dragons on the jeans quite often too - seen a few pairs on eBay UK over the years and they still crop up from time to time. I couldn't tell you if the Evisu Paris was part of the standard Evisu International range or not, but as far as I know there was only one company licensed to use the name outside of Japan so they might have been France exclusives within that framework. The Evisu shop on Savile Row also carried a few MiJ pieces (at massively inflated prices) so I wouldn't assume that the Evisu Paris jeans' presence there was definite confirmation that they were part of the International set up. In other news, I've had the deadstock Brown Box jeans and the almost deadstock Lazy S jeans altered to fit better. I'll try and get some pics over the weekend before I send them off to get hemmed.
  2. Evisu is still loved!

    Aha, stranger! Long time...hope you're keeping as well as the other old heads who have popped up recently!
  3. Evisu is still loved!

    I think they are the two best pairs that Evisu International ever produced, to be honest. I'm very, very happy to have both in my life again haha. Think I'm gonna get the Lot 0200 Leepros altered to fit better too and then I'm all set for next year I've not been to Shanghai, although I would like to see it. I lived in Tianjin back in the day so close to Beijing too. And yeah that photo was at the Shaolin Monastery haha, it was starting to become a tourist trap back then and apparently it's a lot worse now...
  4. Evisu is still loved!

    Isn't 2005 slim enough for you?
  5. Evisu is still loved!

    You should, Paulo; even when I've not been active on here I've always been wearing top notch Japanese denim haha. I need to start thinking about budget for a trip and get planning, really.
  6. Evisu is still loved!

    Yeah, mate, you got the Yamane Deluxe and brown box jeans from me a few years ago. The denim on the YDs was beautiful man, just way too slim fitting for me! I also sold a pair of 32 brown boxes around the same time and for the life of me can't remember why, because I've been craving a pair even since. I've gotta good local alterations tailor who I'll be using to reshape the ones I've just landed to have the top block of a 32" lot 0005 and the taper of a 30" 0005. Will get that done soon and these will be loved next year! I'm thinking of a trip to East Asia next year myself - probably Hong Kong and mainland China though. I lived in north China for a bit back in the early 90s so would be a trip down memory lane for me. Would be mind blowing to combine it with a trip to Japan though...
  7. Evisu is still loved!

    Nice jeans, Devilva! Found my grail and they arrived this morning. Will need some alterations as slightly larger than what I would have gone for if these were still available. Brown box Wrangler repros in that beautiful green caste denim from a few years ago. Also some pics of the mizuhiki jeans in the same denim that I've had for years. These are on the verge of falling apart now. Patched with finest English tweed!
  8. Evisu is still loved!

    Missed my old Lazy S jeans so went on a hunt for a pair. Ended up finding two pairs, one in the 0005 fit that they did for the European market and one in the 0200 fit that was sold in the States. The 0005 jeans were mine for the fine sum of one single American dollar! These are a 30 waist but the 0005 model is vanity sized. No pics yet of the 0200 model but they're large in the waist for me and a much looser cut overall. Not sure what I'm going to do with them yet.
  9. Evisu is still loved!

    Some recent finds. Nice variety of tabs. The Evis jeans were a random £20 pick up from ebay and I only realised they were Evis when they arrived. The two Evisu 2001 jeans are No.1 and originally a 36 waist and the Evis 2504s are No.2 denim in a 34 waist. This might have been something that was obvious to anyone else on here, but I was surprised to find out that the measurements for the No.2 denim was the same for the shrunk No.1 denim - so a 34 in No.2 is the same size as what you would expect a 36 in No.2 to shrink to. Am I just being thick in only just noticing this? I've always assumed that any cut in No.2 would be a looser cut but it seems that it *should* size to the same dimensions as if you'd bought the correct size in No.1 and shrunk it. I've never compared them side by side like that so maybe that's why it's only just occurred to me. Anyway... The first pair is on ebay for sale, I'm getting the Evis pair tapered slightly and the pair with the white gulls will be held in reserve!
  10. Evisu is still loved!

    These are the MiJ jeans I won on ebay a few months ago for £1. No patch on the back, but the original fit suggested 2001 but the dimensions were slightly off - like the proportions weren't quite matched up. I've got a pretty good local tailor and we took a reconstructive approach, slimming down the legs a bit, and bringing the seat of the jeans in whilst still keeping the daicock joined up when the work was finished. I'm pretty happy with the end product, see what you guys think. Excuse the changing room pics!
  11. Evisu is still loved!

    They were very fast in getting back to me with confirmation when I asked. They rely on the manufacturer's measurements as far as I can tell, the 2000s I bought were sent straight from Evisu themselves so Denimio acted more like a broker or proxy. Don't know if that's their business model per se as I've only used them once. The measurements for my 2000s were accurate anyway. And they have a good returns policy.
  12. Evisu is still loved!

    They look ok from the pics...unusual daicock though and you don't often see that inner label on Evis jeans. Also, have they been hemmed and had the original hem bottoms reattached?
  13. Evisu is still loved!

    An old cut used by Evis back in the day. Think it was only ever this model above tbh. I had a pair a while back and shared them on here. Some great pics there by the way!
  14. Evisu is still loved!

    Yeah, 2000 and the pre soak measurements on denimio were accurate - I've linked them in a post above. Post soak you're looking at a 32 inseam and and actual (flat waist of 35 now it's stretched out a bit from regular wear. But... don't put too much stock in these measurements because: - I wore them during the soak so the waist remained pretty much the same as presoak - I only soaked them for 20ish minutes so the inseam length is probably longer than it would be if you soak for longer. Also worth bearing in mind that in my limited experience from breaking in two pairs of No.1s, the inseam length often doesn't reach its final length until after a few washes, hence my saying that these will only be cold washed from now on as the inseam is just perfect for my taste now. Choosing the 35 presoak size was just an educated guess - I've not bought a brand new pair of jeans for ages. At least it's easy to return with Denimio.
  15. Evisu is still loved!

    You're speaking from experience there, ent ya? I've been pretty lucky with the stuff that I've picked up over the years. I'm going to let those 2001s go though, so if anyone is interested then get in touch as they are going on eBay tomorrow.