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    Oakland, CA
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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. StrangeNeil

    Ooe-Yofukuten & Co.

    We have more OA-01s arriving around Aug-Sep....not too far away!
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. StrangeNeil

    Real McCoy's / Joe McCoy's Jeans

    We do special orders from The Real McCoy's regularly, for items we regularly stock and for items we don't. Delivery usually takes about 1-2 weeks, you can email us for more info... Stores located in Japan selling McCoy's are not supposed to ship outside Japan per a dealer policy...
  7. StrangeNeil

    Ooe-Yofukuten & Co.

    The Golden Gate Denim is a slow fader - the warp yarns are twisted less resulting in deeper dye penetration. It takes a bit to start fading but it will get there. The OAXX denim fades much quicker. We have more moleskin Cossack jackets on the way as well - should be here sometime next week.
  8. StrangeNeil

    Real McCoy's / Joe McCoy's Jeans

    Nice pickups! The loops in the armholes of the N-1 jacket are so you can hang it from a clothesline to dry.
  9. StrangeNeil

    Real McCoy's / Joe McCoy's Jeans

    Based on our shrink tests, you'll lose about 1.5" in length. Waistband shrinks but stretches back out quickly. The denim is custom made in Japan for The Real McCoy's. The jeans do use 100% cotton thread for stitching as it's more historically accurate and sews up and ages a bit different than poly-core cotton thread. Keep in mind you'll have quicker stitching failures - the jeans won't explode after 3 months into a smoldering pile - it's more like a car that needs its oil changed every 3,000 miles instead of 6,000 miles. Just a little bit more frequent routine maintenance and it will all be fine. Leather patch is made from deerskin leather.
  10. StrangeNeil

    Real McCoy's / Joe McCoy's Jeans

    Just so you guys now, the '18 F/W The Real McCoy's Mfg. Co A-2 jacket has an updated fit - mainly it's slimmer in the biceps and forearm than previous version of The Real McCoy's Mfg. Co A-2 jackets. If one of their military items says The Real McCoy's Mfg. Co in the product name, or the neck label - that means it's not an exact reproduction and usually has a modified fit to be more contemporary. Other small details may be adjusted as well. You get the 'soul' of the original vintage jacket but with a modern fit. If the jacket product title has another manufacturer - Rough Wear, Aviation Togs, etc - then it's an exact repro of a vintage original, down the fit. They will fit differently than The Real McCoy's Mfg. Co versions - generally the exact repro jackets are shorter in body length and boxier.