Jump to content


  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


FeloniousMonk last won the day on June 7

FeloniousMonk had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

775 making progress

About FeloniousMonk

  • Rank

Profile Information

  • Gender
    not telling
  • style
  • attitude
  • location:
    NYC and others
  • wish i was in

Recent Profile Visitors

3,014 profile views
  1. Ooe-Yofukuten & Co.

    @owlofminerva The saddle pants are looking great! Such cool and beautiful details on that pair, glad you’re liking them so far. Just wanted to chime in on the fades - I’m pretty sure the jeans you’ve got are a different denim than ALB and Broark’s pairs higher up on the page. Those both look like their contest pairs, which used a denim that got very “streaky” vertical fades and stayed a little darker in spots with a greyish cast as it faded. The original OA denim (as used in the saddle pants) seems to fade a bit more evenly, without the heavy vertical falling, and to more of a classic medium blue tone. Really gorgeous in its own right, but quite different in character. Also the OA denim is perhaps the most comfortable I’ve ever worn, especially with that crazy stretch you mention. Just to illustrate the contrast, here’s my two pairs of Ooe jeans at somewhat similar levels of fading, with the contest denim on the left and the OA denim used in the saddle pants on the right.
  2. Real Japan Blues - Jeans & Shirts...

    @BrownMetallic as Dau mentioned, I think collabs may be your best bet. My pair is the FH x RJB collab carried by Self Edge that they call a slim-tapered, but the thighs are (slightly) roomier than most slim cuts and they don’t have a very heavy below-the-knee taper. I’d call it more of a slim or standard-tapered cut. Just measured, and my front rise is dead-on 10” for a tag size 31. If that sounds doable, I think this pair is based on RJB’s standard 109 cut. Rivet & Hide has a couple collab cuts that look like they’ve got slightly higher rises, including one based on the Flat Head 3002 cut.
  3. Real Japan Blues - Jeans & Shirts...

    Wow! That’s an amazing pair, up there with your pair of 3005s and yet more proof that the Flat Head crew really know what they’re doing when it comes to denim. @STINGER93 “Silvery” is a good way of putting it - I really like the grey cast that this denim retains as it fades. thanks all! And thanks to Self Edge for the collab in such a nice fit!
  4. Real Japan Blues - Jeans & Shirts...

    @itsbenhere Great minds think alike (or fools seldom differ). Which beaten-up RJBs are you thinking of from Self Edge? Wanted to provide an update on how the new RJB denim is fading, somewhere around 7-8 months in with roughly 6 washes. Really loving this denim's texture and color variation as well as the somewhat grey, dingy-looking fades (relative to some denims that seem to fade to baby blues and pure white). One funny thing about the fabric - it feels heavier than 14 oz. Feels noticeably heavier when I pull these on versus the OA02s that I'm rotating them with, though those are supposedly 13.5 oz. The first two pictures were a bit overexposed, the last photo more accurately represents the color.
  5. Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Congratulations, b_F!
  6. Ooe-Yofukuten & Co.

    In practice, they both look near identical from about mid-thigh down, but the top block is noticeably a bit larger on the Roys.
  7. Ooe-Yofukuten & Co.

    I can help out here if you like. Both are freshly washed and dried measurements, so should be at max shrink for their respective sizes. Roy Peanuts pants, tag 31 waist: 30.75” front rise: 12” back rise: 16.25” thigh from bar-tack: 12.75” knee (15”): 8.75” hem (32”): 8.25” OA01 Golden Gate denim, tag 33 waist: 31” front rise: 11.75” back rise: 15.5” thigh from bar-tack: 12.25” knee (15”): 9” hem (32”): 8.5”
  8. Japan Blue Momotaro

    This is a pair of the 20 oz GTB-style unsanforized denim that Momotaro put together about two years ago. I’ve been wearing them whenever the weather gets cold, so they only have about 6-8 months as part of a two pair rotation. Just gave them their last wash and put them away for the warmer months. Really love the natural tapered fit and the rich color of the denim, but they are a slooooow evolution. Still feeling relatively stiff at a point when most of my jeans have become super soft and draping. Still quite dark when most pairs had a lot of lighter blue peeking through (the photos appear more contrasted than real life). On the bright side though, I’m sure they’re going to keep surprising me for years after my other current pairs are retired.
  9. Ooe-Yofukuten & Co.

    They’re the Golden Gate jeans! It’s a really lovely fabric they made. The slight extra heft, texture, and depth of color relative to the standard OA fabric is a nice change. Feels like they just tweaked it up a couple notches all around without going crazy. They’re super hairy, too, will have to get a couple detail shots once we get a sunny weekend day in NYC. Shame about only having one set of legs and all, I’m really trying to get my RJBs broken in.
  10. Ooe-Yofukuten & Co.

    Oh, and I really need to add a public thanks to @mrsmiff and the rest of the S&S crew for these amazing prize pants! Sorry it’s so late in coming, we’ve had a mental couple of months in the Monk household.
  11. Ooe-Yofukuten & Co.

    Hey goodrain, sorry this is late for your request, but here’s the OA01 fit in size 33. I normally wear a 31 and these are perfect in the top block post-soak. One of the best waist fits out of any of my jeans. I’m a little surprised by the photos myself - they look less baggy than they feel.
  12. Roy Big Bro 2 - aka Roy World Tour Round 2

    Well shit. It seems they got lost in the mail, so I guess this is the end of the tour. Thanks to everyone for participating, it was really nice to see these little slices of many different lives. And Roy, if you’re reading, please make another run of jeans in this tapered fit someday!
  13. Roy Big Bro 2 - aka Roy World Tour Round 2

    It's been a long while. Could someone please check in if they have the jeans?
  14. Real Japan Blues - Jeans & Shirts...

    Yep, that's exactly what prevent me from getting a pair until this fit showed up at Self Edge. I'd tried looking into the other models on RJB's website, but could never figure out which fits might actually work from the (scant) provided measurements. Wish I could take you up on the 33s, but I'm a 31 in the RJB 109 fit (which is TTS for me). Definitely hope someone else on the forums can take those off your hands though, it would be a great pair.
  15. Real Japan Blues - Jeans & Shirts...

    They're the D109FXR model that Self Edge carries. I'd actually have slightly preferred it if I could find a fully kitted-out pair of RJBs in this fit with the black deerskin patch, diamond arcs, and all, but RJB just doesn't seem to get carried in most American stores. The details on this collaboration pair still feel really nice though, and the arcs and thread colors are appropriately flashy for the denim.