Thought I would take up my search for the Edwin El Shaddai super limited jeans on this thread, having had no response in my WTB post on the market. I am looking to buy a new or used pair in either 32 or 34.
Some additional items for discussion as follows: generally I have in the past had fairly good luck with scouring the internet for rare items and good deals, even internationally, but the trail on this is stone cold aside from a size 26 on Yahoo Japan. It got me thinking, and I started to wonder who the taget audience for these was, and finding myself perplexed I wanted to put this out there for anyone else's thoughts on this thread -- for those who are familiar with this, who do you think purchased these and subsequently hoarded them away to complete obscurity? Where are they now, basically? Are they being worn in Japan or just stuffed under some Otaku's body pillow? Is there a denim collecting culture that gets things like this just for the sake of having it or with intention to sell at markup?
I feel like Edwin isn't a brand that has the favor of the upper crust denim elite, but also that higher-end jeans aren't something that a stereotype gamer would go for even in Japan. The collaboration defies logic, (as does the game, having myself played the xbox version) and therefore of course, I desire it greatly.