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    Just got these in the mail today after weeks of waiting. Covid-related delays. I was hoping to get into a pair from one of the Osaka 5 and decided to try these black Denime jeans as the price and measurements seemed right. Even the inseam was hemmed to almost the right length and I could use it uncuffed or with a really tiny turnup. The seller indicated they are from the Orizzonti era, but the tag is cut in half and I have no means of telling. They are still nice jeans, obviously washed, no obvious fades except that attractive puckering at the seams, and I'm in love with the leg twist. Stitching is holding up nicely but looks quite uneven compared to my other jeans. The fabric is a real highlight. It just feels so soft, fluffy and hairy, like a hand towel. I'm curious if anyone can identify these for me and potentially indicate how old they might be. They seem low rise (not complaining, it's great for short people like me) compared to most other jeans I've seen from this brand, the back pockets are high up and near the yoke, and they are also spaced quite wide apart which feels pretty strange. Sorry about the incoming photo dump. But I thought pictures are worth more than words. 1. Fit pics 2. Front and back full length shots. Thread of different colours and thickness, plus the red back pocket tag and paper patch. 3. Close up of paper patch and 4 button fly. In real life, the buttons are a dark, almost brown-black. 4. Close up of the rounded rivets. No photo but the hem of the coin pocket has no selvedge and is chain stitched. Belt loops are slightly raised. 5. Paper patch and back pocket tag (cut in half, attached to the back of the jean leg by a single thread). 6. Orange selvedge line. That fabric just looks and feels real fluffy, both inside and out.
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    Evisu is still loved!

    Has anyone seen, tried, or currently own both Gatagata and Petero fabrics? I'm trying to decide between the two as they both look really interesting, but there's a significant price difference between them and I'm not sure what makes the Gatagata worth so much more. I understand there is 15oz and 18oz Petero as well. Is there much of a difference between them except the weight? Thanks.
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    RESOLUTE by hayashi-san!

    Thanks again, most appreciated.
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    RESOLUTE by hayashi-san!

    Thanks. Being short and small-sized, I tend to look pretty dumpy in fuller cuts, so I was looking into the 712. Are these the ones with the lowest rise and smallest leg opening? They don’t have the features of the 711, but the cut is definitely most important. Those short inseams are great, I don’t need to hem and never need to cuff.
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    RESOLUTE by hayashi-san!

    How's the construction and hardware quality of Resolute? Do any of them come with a leather patch and back pocket hidden rivets? Are there any details that owners particularly enjoy? I'm debating between Resolute and Full Count. I might be wrong, but looking at some fade photos, it looks like Full Count may also have rolled back pocket edges. Does anyone have both and can draw some comparisons? Thanks.
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    Tanuki Japan

    I’m in the market for a new pair, but the competition pair is a hard pass for me as I don’t like the weft colour, and would like a fabric weight in excess of 16oz. There are a lot of interesting jeans around and research keeps bringing up new ones to consider. It’s pretty competitive in this niche market. Tanuki does make cuts that suit my type pretty well. I also have two pairs that are well over the 6 month mark of effective wear, and can say they definitely make great fabrics with a very solid construction. These older pairs are not as loud as the competition pair, yet still interesting. No complaints about them. They aren’t “cool” here, I know, but they make a solid product.
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    Samurai Jeans

    Sorry, I didn’t word that right. I meant that Rakuten as a platform itself, is closing by mid June. Although I’ve shopped on Rakuten before and quite familiar with how it works, I haven’t shopped from 2nd directly as the website is all in Japanese and hard to navigate. Looking to send to Australia, but it never occurred to me that they might remove the arcs and tabs too, thanks for the heads up.
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    Samurai Jeans

    Could anyone please comment on the characteristics of the 17oz denim used in the S610LX, as far as shrink and stretch, fading capabilities, and comfort? I'm between sizes 28 and 30. The waist is a little small in the 28, but 30 is too large if they may stretch close to, or past raw measurements in the waist. Common advise I've read is to buy the larger size and just use a belt, but in my experience, all my jeans and pants still stretch out to be too large in the waist even if I use a belt, unless I size smaller in the waist to start out. This cut seems pretty hard to find. Denimio only has a size 28 left and the only other place where I can find other sizes seems to be 2nd on Rakuten, which I just read is closing by mid June. I was going to save up for the end of the year but might have to bring forward my purchases.
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    Evisu is still loved!

    Hey folks, I’m saving up for a pair of Evisu. Looking for a slim-tapered, low-rise cut, Japanese made. Is the 2000T the correct model to consider? What’s the difference between their No. 1 denim, No. 1 Special, Tiger Selvedge and Tiger Preshrunk? Are they noticeably different in terms of how they look and fade, texture and weight? How much do I expect the waist to stretch? I read that they run a bit small in the waist. Are any of these denim types considered “budget” options that are best avoided? My only assumption is that Tiger Preshrunk is unsanforized like Tiger Selvedge, but once-washed to remove shrink before sewing, therefore no leg twist or shrink expected with washing. Apart from Rakuten, Grailed and Yahoo auctions, are there other good secondary markets to look at? From Australia, so Poshmark don’t work for me. TIA.
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    SOMET Denim

    So...where's a good place to buy Somet jeans (online or brick and mortar stores) these days? Blue in Green used to have a bunch, but they've sold out of most models at this time. The official Somet webshop has some interesting models, but I can't seem to find them for sale anywhere, not even on Rakuten.
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    The ugliest Jeans in the world thread.

    Something I dragged out of the depths. It even has this crazy yoke "spoilers" that can be buttoned up for even more yellow flair! To be fair, it has some interesting details, but it's clearly trying to mimic some of Evisu's less well-regarded designs. Appears to be raw denim with a yellow selvedge ID.
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Not a Star Wars fan, but the asking price is surprisingly reasonable given the amount of work needed to embroider that jacket.
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    railcar fine goods

    Doesn’t invalidate the experience. He paid the price for a Railcar alteration, not a mom-and-pop chop job. I admit some of the issues discussed are small details that I would probably miss. But we are hobbyists, after all. We *could* potentially be pedantic with some things.
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Actually I meant it in the literal sense. At my workplace, we actually do get stuff like that on our clothes, hence the necessity of the wash.
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Can’t imagine not washing my jeans for 6, 12, or even 15 months of effective wear. Some unsavoury shit always happens to my jeans at around 2-3 months and forces me to wash. Sometimes it’s much earlier than that.
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