Stopped in to Milworks recently and found they were now carrying some Made In Japan Edwin jeans, Akita model. Both a straight cut and a taper. I ended up with a pair of the straight. Really like the overall fit, especially the top block. They are very close in fit to my favorite jeans (Iron Heart 888). My measurements are close to the posted chart (on Milworks and Brooklyn clothing sites). They are also very similar cut to my Fullcount 1108xx.
Almost forgot, the pocketbags are actually deep and usable!! One of my pet peeves with other jeans.
Description of the denim:
We have received a selection of EDWIN's brand new "Dark Pure Indigo Rainbow Selvedge" in both Regular Taper and Straight fits, featuring dry indigo and washes weighing in at 13.5oz. Custom woven by Kaihara Mills in Japan, this denim is spun on vintage machinery, at a low speed and tension to create truly vintage selvedge denim. A mixture of American and Australian long-staple cotton are used for a softer hand, with the additional benefit of the stark white colour of these cottons allowing a deeper indigo dye to occur. The warp and weft threads are spun differently for traditional texture, with the warp featuring natural middle-pitched uneven yarns to allow 1940's/50's esque fading on the warp, while the weft incorporates shorter-pitched uneven yarns, twisted tightly for a crunchier weave.
This "Dry Indigo" is our raw offering in the afore-mentioned 13.5oz Indigo Rainbow Selvedge, sanforized to remove shrinkage. The use of long-staple cotton means these are quite comfortable during the break-in process, with a nice soft hand that will really become apparent with a bit of wear, while the shorter-staple cotton in the weft and the low-tension weaving method give the denim an inherently vintage look and feel. These are a truly bulletproof pair of quality jeans, featuring a year-round traditional denim weight, deep rope-dyed indigo with excellent aging and fading potential, authentically vintage texture and feel, finished up with masterful craftsmanship and vintage details, all packed into an absolutely killer Regular Straight fit in EDWIN's 03, a timeless and comfortable cut for all styles and individuals.
ATK03 Regular Straight
13.5oz Dark Pure Indigo Rainbow Selvedge
Dry Indigo Sanforized Raw Denim
100% premium long-staple cotton
3x1 twill weave w/ natural weft
Low-tension weave w/ uneven yarns for vintage 50's texture
Pure indigo 10 dip rope-dye process
Rainbow Selvedge ID
Custom cowhide leather patch
EDWIN custom branded rivets and buttons
EDWIN "W" pocket arctuates
Hidden fifth-pocket Selvedge ID
Tobacco chainstitch construction