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On 11/7/2019 at 12:49 AM, japanalogue said:

For you Momotaro and Japan Blue fans, I've just put up my two-part interview of Hisao and Katsu Manabe if you're interested. Enjoy!

Part One

Part Two

This is some great writing and interviewing! As an early devoted Momo and Japan Blue fan, I came to appreciate their quiet devotion to modern, understated, well-made jeans free from any of the eye-catching experimentation of, say, Samurai (though def respect ).

My primary denim complaint over the years has been the very slow awakening of many of the 501-devoted old-school Osaka Five to the Western market demands for modern cuts like the 0306 tapered fit. I think many of us older denimheads have closets full of fits that we did our best to love on, but just couldn’t pull off. I know my own trial and error process with Momotaro (and every other Japanese brand out there) caused me to sell dozens of pairs (excluding those I sold because I got fatter)...

When Japan Blue was launched in ‘10, I watched Momotaro be one of the first Japanese brands to try innovating the Japanese denim market with new western cuts. Almost everyone followed suit in the next few years, even true old-school devotees like Pure Blue Japan and SD’A. Since slim taper cuts are the best for me this has been a goldmine of returning to previously avoided brands just because fits previously didn’t work for me.

I like that your interviews really reveal this hard work that Momotaro invested in western market research. Thanks for contributing that!

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So I got these like 2/3 months ago but the seller wouldn't ship to UK so luckily my brother lives in Boston and he brought them back for me 

0605 - 18oz, supper dark and hairy with a "natural taper fit" 

 

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Nice evo, great texture, chambo2008. You single handedly keep the Momo thread current!

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Lol, thanks I guess so, would be nice to see more of everyone else's :)

 

 

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On 12/31/2019 at 12:41 AM, mlyngard said:

This is some great writing and interviewing! As an early devoted Momo and Japan Blue fan, I came to appreciate their quiet devotion to modern, understated, well-made jeans free from any of the eye-catching experimentation of, say, Samurai (though def respect ).

My primary denim complaint over the years has been the very slow awakening of many of the 501-devoted old-school Osaka Five to the Western market demands for modern cuts like the 0306 tapered fit. I think many of us older denimheads have closets full of fits that we did our best to love on, but just couldn’t pull off. I know my own trial and error process with Momotaro (and every other Japanese brand out there) caused me to sell dozens of pairs (excluding those I sold because I got fatter)...

When Japan Blue was launched in ‘10, I watched Momotaro be one of the first Japanese brands to try innovating the Japanese denim market with new western cuts. Almost everyone followed suit in the next few years, even true old-school devotees like Pure Blue Japan and SD’A. Since slim taper cuts are the best for me this has been a goldmine of returning to previously avoided brands just because fits previously didn’t work for me.

I like that your interviews really reveal this hard work that Momotaro invested in western market research. Thanks for contributing that!

Thanks for the kind words! Stay tuned for an SDA interview in the near future. B)

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0901 (tapered)

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A update on the super rare blue owl colab, needs a crotch repair so not being worn in rotation right now. 

 

 

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Wife got me a new jumper, same old jeans 

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Cooking my 0901s low and slow...just a few days a week here and there so they'll stay dark awhile for "nicer" occasions.

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Some cool pocket puckering; the fold at the top of the pocket opening seems filled in like a raised belt loop. 

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Roping hems courtesy of Indigo Proof.

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