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N&F Elephant 7 El Diablos for my acute black-jean-that-fades needs, as they are 135€ with a code today; yay or nay? I think it’s a nay, but it’s slim pickings in this category and 135€ seems cheap... probably for a reason, isn’t it? :mellow:

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Any reason to go for those over the double-black Sugar Cane Type III jeans? Need the extra thigh room? (If you need the extra thigh room, why not go for the Momotaro 0605-B or some Left Field Black Marias?)

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19 hours ago, julian-wolf said:

Any reason to go for those over the double-black Sugar Cane Type III jeans? Need the extra thigh room? (If you need the extra thigh room, why not go for the Momotaro 0605-B or some Left Field Black Marias?)

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.

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I'd go with the Rolling Dub Trio's, the Viberg's all look too dainty and pointy.

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2 hours ago, Critical Observer said:

But why the side-zip? :ph34r:

Because otherwise I spend my life lacing & unlacing my shoes...

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PBJ x Okayama Denim Kakibishu in Relax Tapered - https://www.instagram.com/p/Bqq0OyFh7UI/

OR

SDA x Denimio Kakibishu High Relax Tapered - https://www.denimio.com/dm003kakishibu-denimio-x-sda-collab-kakishibu-model-kakishibu.html

Tried the PBJ Relaxed tapered on in-store and couldn't button them up at my normal size so may go up to 35/36? Haven't tried the SDA as it is a new fit. My perfect fitting pair is a pair of Tanuki RHT size 34 which seem to have similar measurements to both but no hip or seat is given and that tends to be the important one for me.

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While I know and like the texture of the G3 denim Studio D'artisan uses, the PBJ denim looks better on the picture. 
Fit wise it's always a risk going for a completely new fit but Denimio has a strong focus on customers from the West so I think they will do it right.

Overall it's hard to give a good advice since it's not much known about the PBJxOD pair...
From the denm alone I would say PBJ but you have to cinsider the fina fit and teh final details IMO

 

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Which of these two shirts seems more versatile for multiple wears a week? I had to return the first Momotaro shirt I received as it had chin strap & I didn't care for that.

STUDIO D'ARTISAN 14OZ DENIM JACKETED SHIRT or MOMOTARO 13OZ INDIGO DOBBY JACKETED SHIRT.

 

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Thats kind of a funny question, what I mean by that is.. its just a shirt and I think either could easily be worn a few times a week, with different pants, different footwear etc. I think the biggest factor that would play into getting multiple wears a week out of a shirt, is finding a shirt that you really love and dont want to take off



(but i like the bottom one better)

 

 

 

 

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@i_denim careful of the sleeves on the SDA 14oz shirt, I had the XL size and had to sell it because they would get to tight on my arms when I bent my elbow. Make sure you get them to measure the width around the elbow so you can check against your own shirts. 

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1 hour ago, MasonAlexander said:

Thats kind of a funny question, what I mean by that is.. its just a shirt and I think either could easily be worn a few times a week, with different pants, different footwear etc. I think the biggest factor that would play into getting multiple wears a week out of a shirt, is finding a shirt that you really love and dont want to take off



(but i like the bottom one better)

 

 

 

 

With same dark raw denim everyday. No fades, no washes, no other colors.

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I was only suggesting that in my opinion mostly any shirt WILL work with a variety of different pant and footwear options, not that you HAVE to have a different pant or footwear option. Meaning, as I mentioned before, it probably just comes down to finding a shirt you love.

You might find a beautiful western denim shirt and wear that every day and be more than happy, but for MY personal taste, that same shirt might be a "once in a while" type of thing. You know what I mean?

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Both are really nice shirts, going with the momo means your not always rocking the double denim look. 

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I have the SDA, and I really like it. It looks better than the Momo IMHO (buttons, pockets, material). So I'd personally choose the SDA. *HOWEVER*, the SDA is less versatile if you don't want to rock double denim.

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8 hours ago, Toegun said:

@i_denim careful of the sleeves on the SDA 14oz shirt, I had the XL size and had to sell it because they would get to tight on my arms when I bent my elbow. Make sure you get them to measure the width around the elbow so you can check against your own shirts. 

Are you sure you;'re not talking about the Suvin Gold shirt? My regular SDA shirt has normal arms, whereas the Suvin Gold model is super tight.

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@JDelage no defo the denim work shirt as advertise Okayama but that was an XL the XXL may have worked out better. I did also buy the western cut in the 14oz but that was in a size 46 and it is great for the colder months.

Good to know about the Suvin Gold.

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I want to get a pair of Sugar Canes for the warmer months (and quite frankly to have a pair).

How do the 47', Okinawa, or Hawaii do in the warmer months? Which pair would you reach for when it is warmer outside?

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No experience with the 1947, but the blended denim does very well in the warmer months. Personally, I prefer the Hawaii fabric over the Okinawa, but I'm sure many would disagree. The Hawaii seems to be a bit wider of a cut through the thigh—good for breathing.

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9 minutes ago, julian-wolf said:

No experience with the 1947, but the blended denim does very well in the warmer months. Personally, I prefer the Hawaii fabric over the Okinawa, but I'm sure many would disagree. The Hawaii seems to be a bit wider of a cut through the thigh—good for breathing.

The blue shade on the Hawaii jean looks great and seems like a nice change of pace from the typical dark denim shade.

I'm leaning towards a blended pair the more I look at pictures.

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22 hours ago, SmokeStackLightning said:

The blue shade on the Hawaii jean looks great and seems like a nice change of pace from the typical dark denim shade.

I'm leaning towards a blended pair the more I look at pictures.

I have both the standard hawaii and okinawa jeans and wore them in alternate weeks for around 8 or so months each. The hawaii fabric is more unique in shade and streakiness, but both fabrics are quite different from the usual denim i see here. The fits are quite different too. I undersized a bit (underestimated my beer gut) and the hawaiis feel a lot looser in the top block then seem to taper a small bit down to the hem. The okinawas feel tighter int he waist and the top block (seems tighter than the waist of the 1947 model) but seems to have a straight leg down to the hem. I like the hawaiis better due to the color and unique fabric but the okinawas are fine as well. 

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On 12/11/2018 at 9:12 PM, Geeman said:

Both are really nice shirts, going with the momo means your not always rocking the double denim look. 

Thanks all, ended up buying the Momotaro shirt.

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Re: SC Hawaii, I live in the tropics and my Hawaiis are totally fine. 

Also, agree with @mousemouse about the differences in the cut between Hawaii and Okinawa, exactly as I experienced as well. I also prefer the Hawaiis, when new the colour looks especially brilliant.

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Recommendation time: what belts are folks wearing around here?

I've tried a couple of thicker / heavier-duty belts (one veg-tanned and one chromexcel), and in principle I've liked them, but I keep coming back to my decade-old REI belt, which for whatever reason just ends up being the most comfortable. Unfortunately, this belt is starting to seem a little worn out. Have been very satisfied with it, and would buy another, but haven't seen anything similar the last few times I've stopped by the store, and the closest alternatives no longer seem to be MiUSA.

Just took some calipers to it and measured 1" wide by 0.15" thick, which seem like pretty ideal dimensions. Really like the aesthetic of Tender Co.'s belts, in particular, but worried those might be a little heavier than ideal for me. Thoughts?

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i've got a tender belt. i picked a hook buckle, one of the simpler buckles bill's got. i didn't use to wear a belt at all until i need one to hold up pants that i can't button up anymore. hehehe. so i wasn't used to having something weighty around my waist. but this doesn't feel heavy to me. it's thick (0.25 inch – measured using tape measure so not accurate) and widish (1.5 inch), but i never really notice it. and the leather is awesome! so is the brass buckle, beautiful. not sure if it's still available, but if it is, as you might know already bill can swap the buckle to whichever choice of leather you want. 

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I’ve also got a Tender belt, the 208 spiral buckle in natural . Need to take some photos of it, it’s gotten quite dark over the last few years. Thinking about picking up another buckle style sometime soon. 

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