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  1. StrangeNeil

    Real McCoy's / Joe McCoy's Jeans

    For those of you complaining about high overseas retail prices - if you had your own store selling McCoy's, how would you price it? Remember after shipping and import duties, you're looking at 20-25% gross margin at best for most items if you're selling at Japanese retail. You've also got much higher operating costs - rents and wages in Japan are much cheaper than London, SF, NYC, Paris, etc. If you're smart, you'll add in a buffer for constantly moving currency exchange rates too. Bottom line, it's not sustainable to price it in line at Japanese retail prices because the costs are much higher for overseas dealers.
  2. StrangeNeil

    Real McCoy's / Joe McCoy's Jeans

    It looks like the armholes are a bit high/tight. Is the jacket comfortable to wear? That horsehide will take awhile to loosen up but it doesn't stretch a meaningful amount. If you like the way it looks and feels, keep it -- but you could size up and not look like a child wearing his father's oversized suit.
  3. StrangeNeil

    Real McCoy's / Joe McCoy's Jeans

    If you're in the US, give your local friendly McCoy's dealer a call. I speak proficient English, can provide size charts and might even tell you an engineer joke if you ask nicely. I do a lot of these types of orders for S&S, just drop an email to [email protected] for more info...
  4. StrangeNeil

    Ooe-Yofukuten & Co.

    Good point - the ink on the leather patch is not as durable as on the paper patch - but the paper patch eventually disintegrates with machine washing too. So it's a pick your poison type of situation....I just prefer the look and feel of the leather patch, so we go with that.
  5. StrangeNeil

    Ooe-Yofukuten & Co.

    Our latest delivery of OA-02 jeans just dropped - see them here These are done up in an all-new XX3 fabric, which, typical for OA, is very subtly different from their previous XX2 denim. The XX3 fabric feels a bit hairier and stiffer than the XX2, but the shrinkage is the same between XX2 and XX3 fabrics. It also has a grey weft compared to the white weft on the XX1 fabric. The OA-02 is one of our magic fits - it looks good on damn near anyone, from Mari at the shop with a 27" waist all the way up to a 40" waist for bigger guys. S&S exclusive details include a custom leather patch, longer pocket bags, poly-core thread used on all stitching, special waistband label, longer inseam length (40" length on waist sizes 31 - 40 [shrinks to ~ 36.3"]. Waist sizes 27 - 30 have a 36" length (shrinks to ~ 33"). Here's some fit photos, and some denim porn macro shots of the fabric and some other details. Full album link If you're interested in purchasing a pair, you can find them here. We do complimentary chainstitch hemming on all Ooe Yofukuten jeans as well.
  6. StrangeNeil

    Ooe-Yofukuten & Co.

    We have more OA-01s arriving around Aug-Sep....not too far away!
  7. StrangeNeil

    Ooe-Yofukuten & Co.

    Every time we get an OA restock it's bigger than the previous one, and they always sell quicker than we think. You can always email [email protected] if ya wanna reserve a pair, we can do that for ya. Right on! Basically, the waist band is going to stretch back the original unwashed size, but you'll lose inseam length and room in the thighs/knees, although not a dramatic amount.
  8. StrangeNeil

    Ooe-Yofukuten & Co.

    We'll be getting our OA-02 restock towards the end of this month / early August. These will be raw - so sizing will be the same/comparable to our previous raw OA-02 deliveries.
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