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the quality looks pretty good, but it's hard for me to tell without having worn them at all. but i think they're safely worth the $60. i'm not sure what style you're looking for, but perhaps this 66-model might be interesting:

http://www.j-e-a-n-s.net/cgi-bin/item/A1/a1-163.htm

you can find many of their models at j-e-a-n-s.net:

http://www.j-e-a-n-s.net/cgi-bin/src2/?brand=%A5%D6%A5%E9%A5%F3%A5%C9%CC%BE%A4%CE%C6%AC%CA%B8%BB%FA%A4%F2%C1%AA%A4%F3%A4%C7%A4%AF%A4%C0%A4%B5%A4%A4&key=blue+way∨=0

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those look interesting..what is a 66 cut?

vintage repros are often categorized by which year their originals were made. that's why you often hear things like: 47, 55 and 66 models.

usually, the order is from loosest to tightest: 55 ---> 47 ---> 66

sugarcane and lvcs follow this model.

on the other hand, full count 1108, eternal 811 and flathead 3008 are all based on the 66 cut, but they don't call themselves 66s because they're altered from the normal 66s to their likings.

you'll find more about this topic if you search.

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I love what I've seen of Joe McCoy but haven't been able to find any info on them. Can someone throw me a store or something? Rakuten has turned up nothing

Joe McCoy is now known as both Real McCoy's and Toys McCoy...I'm not sure which one is the operating name of company atm, because the number of stores that offer real mccoy products on Rakuten seems to be shrinking. It's too bad, they look unbelievably sturdy and colorfast.

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I've been wanting to check for Kapital since I heard they'd have it at the American Rag World Denim Bar. Don't know if they do or not. I remember coldrice bringing up one of their models (zipang) as a nice and more affordable substitute for the 45rpm jomon.

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vintage repros are often categorized by which year their originals were made. that's why you often hear things like: 47, 55 and 66 models.

usually, the order is from loosest to tightest: 55 ---> 47 ---> 66

sugarcane and lvcs follow this model.

on the other hand, full count 1108, eternal 811 and flathead 3008 are all based on the 66 cut, but they don't call themselves 66s because they're altered from the normal 66s to their likings.

you'll find more about this topic if you search.

oy. no 66 for me then!

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could be being really dumb here but isnt the swastika the mirror image of that?

oh, and LA Guy, D & D are awesome i agree

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and `green` is good jeans brand in Daikanyama Japan.

skinny nice cut !

i would like to know more if its possible, i like the name green jeans, enough to make me want to know more

these look pretty good, like the green-line selvedge and interesting looking leather patch

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interesting choice of 'icon' on the leather patch...

yeah....what's up with the pseudo racist japanese jean companies...

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^ shit, that's embarrassing.

i think it's ignorance. and i don't think it's just the japanese jean companies. i think it's japan as a whole.

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i think what it does tell us is how as a western world we are so politically correct now that we cant have images like that without causing some offence. usually offence to the people its not portraying!

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I think it was rowntrees ( british sweet company ) who allways used to have a kind of "gollywog" logo but after years of not using it on their products they lifted the trademark and abolished it. If its a minstral or a gollywog it would not happen in the west.

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i think what it does tell us is how as a western world we are so politically correct now that we cant have images like that without causing some offence. usually offence to the people its not portraying!

ugh, really?

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i would like to know more if its possible, i like the name green jeans, enough to make me want to know more

these look pretty good, like the green-line selvedge and interesting looking leather patch

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Yeah those Two Moons are really nice, I've spotted them before. Other hidden gold I think are those Domingo / Omnigods that Chicken has + if I were a betting man, I would say a pair called 'cisco' by 45rpm like brand, Kapital would blow up on here if, say BIG started to stock them.

kapital alert

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Those socks are dope. I like a lot of what they do, their whole line seems like a tribute to 45rpm, which isn't a bad thing considering I love their stuff too!

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kapital people at the kapital store in kobe were mighty friendly too ;)

i'll try to dig up some pictures of the natural indigo kapital jeans i tried on...

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Ah very interesting topic i was just about to make one myself.

So I went to a store called chiodo (melbourne) yesterday, which stocks some japanese labels like comme, junya and their own label which is chiodo.

And the guy who works there come up to me and said they also stock a new label called Aika which has only started in Japan a year ago.

Their stuffs are really nice, basically military casual for everyday use.

Raw denim (i think one wash) 14.5 oz and some thick cotton m65s.

They also makes some nice slim cargo pants.

Anyone ever heard of the brand Aika? I've searched on google rakuten with no luck.

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come on lets see more of those brands man, im loving Heddielovu. nice processed denims!

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