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  1. Critical Observer

    Samurai Jeans

    That seems likely, thanks. Do you remember what weight were the Element-denims? My Google-fu comes up short trying to dig up related facts.
  2. Critical Observer

    Samurai Jeans

    This piques my interest... while wondering about the relevance of having ”regular indigo warp with natural indigo dyed weft”.
  3. Critical Observer

    Naked & Famous Denim

    The 32oz Weird Guy is back in stock but I'd like to propose a moment of silence for these measurements: I'd love to hear from anyone who have copped a pair... Or thinking about it... I sure was looking forward to this but "painted on -fit" is not really how I roll.
  4. Critical Observer

    What about Jeans Jackets ....

    Looks like a boss combo, thanks for posting!
  5. Critical Observer

    Samurai Jeans

    +1 to this! Also, how did they measure, anything special to consider compared to other models in this cut?
  6. ^I think dressy & denim don't really jive but the ihsh-33 with tonal stitching comes as close as any and closer than most... Or perhaps the IHSH-218 non-fade superblack.
  7. Critical Observer

    Samurai Jeans

    @SparhawkJC did. Rakuten has fair few sellers stocking these... Having said that, Okayamadenim is a good choice as you might want to engage them in English, to confirm the measurements before shipping. Edit: Also, shipping from Okayamadenim is free, you’d be paying extra for that on Rakuten... Not that it’d be a huge additional expense considering these are 800€+/pair anyway.
  8. Critical Observer

    Shoes that look better with age...

    How about the S&S x Wesco Axe Breaker in horsehide:
  9. I remember the time when one could comfortably fit mobile phone into the coin pocket, keeping it separate from the random junk in the main pockets.
  10. Critical Observer

    Samurai Jeans

    Up for pre-order at Denimio: https://www.denimio.com/s710xx15ozdm-samurai-jeans-denimio-russia-edition-15oz-tight-straight-down-payment-for-pre-order-delivery-june-2019.html 15oz, delivery in June 2019, US$336 at the present exchange rate but a bunch to be saved by ordering before December 31st.
  11. Critical Observer

    THIS OR THAT? (Use me for all your Should I Buy...? questions)

    ˆ This man, he speaketh the trut. But why the side-zip?
  12. Salam takzim masbro ZoaldeycK, I think you nailed it otherwise but the same potential benefits apply for other ethnicities as well... Not skipping the leg-days easily leads to a situation where you find yourself ”sizing for the thighs”, which for many cuts means having to go up several tag sizes. ”Relax tapered” cuts let one bypass the hassle of aftermarket alterations that have always been a popular answer to this particular question. It’s also worth noticing that the extreme carrot is not the only possible variation of the theme; Iron Heart’s 888 cut is a fine example of a more ”adult tapered” cut, with a nice and clean yet subdued silhouette.
  13. Critical Observer

    Samurai Jeans

    Sadly, it doesn’t seem that anyone did. The old fit-guide suggests ”down 2 sizes” on S5000 for a slim fit, but I guess these bad boys in tag size 30 are not entirely likely to sport 12” thighs post-shrink? Further, I could imagine that sizing down too much on light coloured pants might not lead to the most flattering of looks. Yet I do remain intrigued by this. I love persimmons and Samurai’s 24oz. :/
  14. Critical Observer

    Samurai Jeans

    Any known measurements charts for the S5000KA? They list waist, leg-opening, rise and inseam on the auction page but crucially omit the thigh.
  15. Critical Observer

    THIS OR THAT? (Use me for all your Should I Buy...? questions)

    Mainly fiscal considerations but I realize stocking up on things "cos they were cheap" is a surefire way to fill your cabinets with crapola. Left Fields are sadly not readily available on this side of the big water, unlike, say, Rogue Territory. The abovementioned price for the E7 was at Cultizm as they had -20% on all the pants yesterday, so the offer is gone now and I don't regret not baiting.