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    Denim-free since 2008
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    No, I'm not angry. I'm from Philly.
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    Architect

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  1. mlyngard

    Japan Blue Momotaro

    This is some great writing and interviewing! As an early devoted Momo and Japan Blue fan, I came to appreciate their quiet devotion to modern, understated, well-made jeans free from any of the eye-catching experimentation of, say, Samurai (though def respect ✊). My primary denim complaint over the years has been the very slow awakening of many of the 501-devoted old-school Osaka Five to the Western market demands for modern cuts like the 0306 tapered fit. I think many of us older denimheads have closets full of fits that we did our best to love on, but just couldn’t pull off. I know my own trial and error process with Momotaro (and every other Japanese brand out there) caused me to sell dozens of pairs (excluding those I sold because I got fatter)... When Japan Blue was launched in ‘10, I watched Momotaro be one of the first Japanese brands to try innovating the Japanese denim market with new western cuts. Almost everyone followed suit in the next few years, even true old-school devotees like Pure Blue Japan and SD’A. Since slim taper cuts are the best for me this has been a goldmine of returning to previously avoided brands just because fits previously didn’t work for me. I like that your interviews really reveal this hard work that Momotaro invested in western market research. Thanks for contributing that!
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    Tanuki RCT-1 "Red Cast" slim taper 32w

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    Tanuki RCT-1 "Red Cast" 2017 limited edition. 32w 29.5 inseam. Pure indigo with grey-taupe weft threads. Red tint to the indigo, a special creation from Tanuki's dying process combined with a red-tint to the weft. 16.5 oz denim with a rough, slubby texture promises excellent contrast fades. Bronze hardware, red-checked pocket bags. 32w 29.5 ins Chainstitch hemmed at Godspeed in Aus. See here for details $195.00 obo Free shipping to US locations, add $20 to EU and Asia

    $195.00

    - US

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    Momotaro 0306V Tight Taper 33w

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    Classic Momotaro 15.7 oz denim. Pink selvage. Lightly worn. Hemmed to 30 inseam See details here Free shipping to US destinations, Add $20 for EU and Asia

    $175.00

    - US

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    The Flat Head D306 Slim taper 33w

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    Almost new condition. D306 slim taper fit. 33 tagged. Chainstitch hemmed at Rivet and Hide. Classic Flat Head arcuates 33w 30ins See here for details. Free shipping to US destinations. Add $20 for EU and Asia $195 USD obo.

    $195.00

    - US

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    Momotaro 0306-C Copper Label 33w

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    Almost new condition. Slim "tight taper" fit. 33 tagged. Chainstitch hemmed. Copper buttons and rivets, Copper Label single arcuate on right rear. Copper Label denim is 14.7 oz and slightly lighter blue than the classic 15.7 oz dark indigo used on the regular 0306. Great for warmer weather wear. 33w 30ins See here for details. Free shipping to US destinations. Add $20 for EU and Asia $175 USD obo.

    $175.00

    , Maryland