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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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  1. a worthy article on the rise in popularity of denim thanks to the youth of the civil rights movement having their own 'vintage' resurgence... "Hippies aimed to be “salt of the earth” with their communes and community farms, but for black sharecroppers, the style was a function of poverty, not fashion" https://www.racked.com/2017/10/30/16496866/denim-civil-rights-movement-blue-jeans-history
  2. Levi's Vintage Clothing

    That distressed version for the same price made me sad and cringe at the same time.
  3. BS United Oni Denim Pics

    Hahah! I love doing that shit.
  4. BS United Oni Denim Pics

    Politely disagree. Both my Sams held up amazingly well even after 6+ years of regular wear in the cooler months. The only flaw was my own neglect of maintenance. I must have sewn repairs on one pair at least seven times. Even good denim requires occasion proactive damage-control before loose stitching, holes in crotch or on pocket openings start to deteriorate beyond repair. Regular inspection before and after a wash is a good time to catch it. As for all-cotton, you'll find that almost all good selvage denim uses all-cotton stitching. Denim, like wool or leather has it's inherent character defects, regardless of denim weight. if you know what these are and how to treat them, you're golden. My only advice is to always have a sewing kit handy with gold and indigo thread, and be prepared to use it at first sign of loss of integrity.
  5. BS United Oni Denim Pics

    These are fantastic. Makes me remember my first days of denim addiction when well-fitted and well-faded denim like this remained a distant aspiration.
  6. Southeast Asian/Thailand and China markets. Soso's denim is predominantly from Fansun Mills and those areas and it's pretty good stuff. Selvage too. However The Gap sources their selvage from Kaihara. So let's hope the exodus from Oak leads to Japan and not China.
  7. Japan Blue Momotaro

    My two favorite small parts: 'Having grown up in a family that loves vintage denim in Osaka, Yudai gave up his career at one of the big IT companies in Tokyo to move down to Kojima and work with what he loves." That's a very cool dream come true. "One of the best parts was seeing an old lady chainstitching hems perfectly, every time, in less than six seconds. I wonder how much time I’d need to practice to get to that level?" (males me sad when those hems are cut off when I have them re-hemmed) This was a great read, and a nice glimpse into the reality of how our much-loved jeans are made. I really appreciate that they're made in small workshops like that, and that the art is still alive in an otherwise industrialized economy.
  8. Samurai Jeans

    I was about to post the same! If only every retailer DID measure like that. I've always assumed that was the industry standard way to measure. But I've learned from negative experience it isn't. Lately, if it really matters to me, I've asked for measurement verification (especially on leg dimension on tapers where it will be hemmed), Jay at Blue Owl was very, very kind to do for me on THREE pairs of the same size, to get a benchmark, so he totally gets it.
  9. Denim Stores In Australia

    Big props to the guys at Godspeed (they're in/near Melbourne, They have a well-selected and edited product line which would appeal to denim addicts. They were more than able to take an order from a US customer and ship abroad. Exchange rate AND their prices are favorable. Inquire about chainstitch hemming - the service is included with the cost of purchase - something that's still rare these days. Martin Kirby took very good care of the order and responded very quickly even when he was out of country in Japan for a work trip. Highly recommended.
  10. Japan Blue Momotaro

    Check here too: https://www.cultizm.com/en/denim/jeans/9882/momotaro-jeans-0306-dc-zimbabwe-cotton-indigo-14.7oz
  11. Japan Blue Momotaro

    Blue In Green. Always on point. Momotaro does the tight tapered fit with the copper label denim. I owned the 0701 in this denim too and it's amazing. Very different from the Zimbabwe 15.7 oz. A little slubbier with a vertical texture. Good warm weather denim too I'm sure BiG, BluwOwl or Standard & Strange could order what you want though.
  12. Japan Blue Momotaro

    0405-V for sale. Sadly, this wasn't the fit I was expecting, despite my looking at the measurements with a friggin magnifying glass and comparing to other fits I've worn. I even sized up after a past 0701 ownership size-dilemma. It's just impossible to ever really be sure about fit from a chart, isn't it? Anyway, it's good to see Momotaro finally embracing tapered fits, and roomier cuts. The 0701 tight straight days were a pain because I could never get that fit to work on my slim build. Needed more taper for me.
  13. Japan Blue Momotaro

    You can definitely fit some more pictures onto that post, Charles. Great work on those. Never had a chance to do the feelie on that denim, but it looks like a broken twill with that amazing vertical falling, and pretty different than the standard Momo cloth. Is that what you find?
  14. View Advert SoSo custom indigo selvege jeans 32w/29ins SoSo custom made/bespoke denim jeans. New condition, never worn. If you know this brand, you know this is some of the best denim out there. SoSo is a company based out of Sweden, with the jeans made overseas. The quality is excellent. Model dimensions are Straight Classic Selvege Fit Custom details: 13.5 oz green-line selvege denim, with a noticeable green-cast. Signature red/silver fly buttons, Black Brass rivets, hidden cpinpocket selvege, hidden fly selvege, 'sand' color stitching. Brown leather patch. Single-stitch inseam. Tagged size 32. Hemmed at S&S to ~29" inseam. Actual measurements: w: ~34.5, f.r: 11.75", hem: 8.25" across. Retail price $159.00 with custom details. Please see linked to model info for more details. PalPal preferred please. I can accept money orders and checks but they would need to clear. Will ship national US or International via US Postal Service Priority. Shipping free. Advertiser mlyngard Date 10/03/2017 Price $85.00 Category denim  
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    SoSo custom made/bespoke denim jeans. New condition, never worn. If you know this brand, you know this is some of the best denim out there. SoSo is a company based out of Sweden, with the jeans made overseas. The quality is excellent. Model dimensions are Straight Classic Selvege Fit Custom details: 13.5 oz green-line selvege denim, with a noticeable green-cast. Signature red/silver fly buttons, Black Brass rivets, hidden cpinpocket selvege, hidden fly selvege, 'sand' color stitching. Brown leather patch. Single-stitch inseam. Tagged size 32. Hemmed at S&S to ~29" inseam. Actual measurements: w: ~34.5, f.r: 11.75", hem: 8.25" across. Retail price $159.00 with custom details. Please see linked to model info for more details. PalPal preferred please. I can accept money orders and checks but they would need to clear. Will ship national US or International via US Postal Service Priority. Shipping free.

    $85.00