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Hey chambo2008, here are the Momotaro/Blue in Green NI0705SP hand dyed natural indigo jeans; only 22 pairs were made. The tack buttons, posts and underside buttons are 925 Sterling Silver. The leather patch is hand dyed with natural indigo but has faded over time. To really geek out, the pocket bags are very substantial; the heaviest I’ve encountered with Momotaro logo embossed throughout. Dimensions are reasonable with a size 36 measuring: thigh 12.5”; knee 9.5”; LO 8.5”; inseam 35”. I purchased them in Fall, 2011 and have yet to break them in! Other photos and details here http://thevitamine.blogspot.com/2011/12/momotaro-blue-in-green-ni0705sp-slim.html

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Wow! Very very nice! Please get some wear on them, very nice Hank dyed are a hard to pull of Jean tbh maybe another wash untill the natural indigo get a wash :cool:

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I have always admired 3 Japanese brands: the original R by 45RPM (I know, I know but I’m a fanboy and they will always be my favorite because of their unparalleled dedication to Ai indigo, they were a cult brand); Pure Blue Japan, which is a brand still producing beautiful Ai dyed and synth dyed indigo items as well as denim with wonderful texture; Momotaro, a brand that doesn’t seem to get the attention it deserves for its commitment to indigo dyeing. I have included a few videos of examples of the work Momotaro does for those who may not have seen them. I tried to con Gordon into ordering a pair of the jeans shown in the first video but no dice, they are only available to customers in person at their shop in Japan. The final two are of their dyeing technique.

 

 

 

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@lance - the pocket lining looks like a jacquard, the logo is woven into the fabric (not embossed).

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Thanks for the correction, Foxy2.

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Man it's hard to capture the blue of these 

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From those of you who have worn in the 15.7oz denim, how stubborn is it to fade? Any difference in the sanforized version of this denim? Thinking about picking up a pair of the natural tapered 0605-V. 

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I have been in China for the last two weeks, tomorrow we fly back to UK have been wearing these most days 

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China, that’s cool chambo 2008, business, pleasure or both?

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Visiting my wife's family, for a holiday but did some tourist bits too. That photo was before the trips to forbidden city and the great wall (alot of walking) :)

 

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That's the temple of heaven, different place altogether.

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I was going to ask for pics - you beat me to it, thanks! A couple from the Forbidden City and Great Wall if/when you can manage, thanks.

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Yes I will when back in UK as I have a Google pixel 2, I'm not sure if your aware but anything Google related is banned in China (YouTube, Instagram, Chrome even BBC.co.uk) 

But yes lots of photos will bore you with them soon enough :)

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What a wonderful experience chambo2008 and thanks for the pics. Is the last pic Beijing?

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Thanks Lance, the last photo is Dalian, about a 6 hour train from Beijing (train was going 236km)

These are the black/indigo with hand painted battle stripes 

 

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So the  0301NI have had a short bath to fresh them up after China.

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Double momotaro, I tried to wear battle stripes as a jacket and as jeans and j just feel odd (couldn't do it as a youngster with matching tracksuit). So this way I feel good lol especially as they are completely different denim

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Spamming this thread but have some better photos of the bomo12 

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Both of them Post warm/hot soak they tighten up, so I think in the future cold soaks are the way forward

 

Also leg twist on the NI is crazy 

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Regular momotaro denim for jacket 

BOMOX12 for the bottoms

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Some quick post-wash iPhone snaps of my (tapered) 0901s:

 

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Continued...

 

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Nice lookin pair of Momotaro jeans, Maynard, good evo so far. I like the rich indigo color and the texture, Momotaro does it right!

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My new Japan Blue JBCD0563 (Cote D'Ivoire cotton). The hand of this denim is superb - soft, but sturdy and hairy.

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Momotaro X 2 

Stupid face X 1

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Been to the beach so they needed a cold soak, currently drying should be ready for wear tomorrow

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So I got these from grail about a month ago (honestly don't need jeans for years now) it's the BOMO08t so it's the 8th instalment and from my poor memory it's got hidden going to battle stripes (will show with wear) dear skin patch a mix of Australian and American cotton and they are a heavier 18oz. Rear pick lining is lovely and also love the fabric for the front pocket bags. Will get a fit pick up later just tried them on and it's a good fit, the denim feels shinny? Guessing the starch, anyways..

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