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Thanks IH, 

I read "they use original Smith's Overalls parts" it's me who's putting 2+2 together and possibly coming up with 5 because i can't think of any other Smith's Overalls other than Big Smith Overalls... it could be just lost in translation.

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These nos Buckayro 3001's (Buck's) in my size sold on Yahoo recently, 1 poxy bid of the 12000¥ start price.

 

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I would have snapped them up but i'm still on a strict 'no buy policy'

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...and these lightly worn Zool jeans (for the Zool store Tokyo) sold for ¥1600

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Not the finest repro known to science, but c'mon £11 quid!! It's not even Primark money.

Right... i'll leave y'all in peace

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14 hours ago, Double 0 Soul said:

Thanks IH, 

I read "they use original Smith's Overalls parts" it's me who's putting 2+2 together and possibly coming up with 5 because i can't think of any other Smith's Overalls other than Big Smith Overalls... it could be just lost in translation.

I would note here that “original” when used by most Japanese brands means new/repro, not vintage originals. 

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I will note here that 'i did note' that "it could be lost in translation" :rolleyes:

The Steam Locomotive

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Already mentioned in this thread but i don't think there are any photo's...anyway there's a lightly worn pair in size 31 on Yahoo for ¥10,000

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4 hours ago, Double 0 Soul said:

I will note here that 'i did note' that "it could be lost in translation" :rolleyes:

I just skimmed your post, don’t get bent out of shape about it. 

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For fucks sake Iron Horse, stop acting like a petulant teenager, i would suggest that the only person getting 'bent out of shape' here is you.

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What happened to the Christmas spirit you massive benders?! 

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1 hour ago, Double 0 Soul said:

For fucks sake Iron Horse, stop acting like a petulant teenager, i would suggest that the only person getting 'bent out of shape' here is you.

I think we’re both quite good at bending each other out of shape. :P

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.. ive done a bit more reading up and i'm as sure as i can be that those Smith's buttons are indeed original, deadstock, vintage.. from 'Smith's Overall Company' a well known established American brand (apparently)

...but rather than these being 'old, old stock' vintage, Smith's was still making overalls/workwear in the USA until relatively recently, taken over by a Japanese workwear/denim company in the 90's so those buttons, if 'old stock' were probably not that old at the time the jeans were manufactured.

A pair of MiA Smith's overalls

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the ability for Japaneses companies to copy the big guys home work and make it a little different is pretty incredible 

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I look at it this way Charles "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery that mediocrity can pay to greatness" (if only Levi's felt the same) the jeans which they're paying homage to 1930's-1960's Levi's being "greatness" and if Levi's would have maintained some level of 'greatness' up to the 1990's instead of cutting costs/maximising profits there would have been much less need for the Japanese replica boom, obviously availability played it's part too.

Today's offerings.. 'Barns 7011' from budget sweatshirt/t-shirt brand Barns Outfitters. These jeans are £5 on Yahoo....

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...and these are a tenner

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I bought a few bits n bobs from Barns back in the midst of time (S-Town put me onto them) they're great staples for very little money.

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Old Hands OH15-9 found on Yahoo for 80 bucks. Very straight legged/wide cut in the leg, somewhat snug top block.
Natural indigo denim that's been washed pretty heavily, so these feel very soft and pliable.
I'm going to give these a wash as they smell of cheap, strongly perfumed detergent. :wacko:
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These Triple R's are a nice old repro..

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Colour is a bit off due to the awful January lighting

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Coleslaw mentions these RRR's earlier in the thread

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Only 250 pairs were made back in 1998 so it's surprising that i managed to land a pair in one wash...and lightly worn condition.

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Scovil hardwear

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From the limited information ive gathered.. in 1998 Mr. Kiyofumi Yuta who owned a garment factory in Okayama (years later he went on to make Ark Jeans.. shown below)

 

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...worked with 'Real Jeans' 'Rare Rare Club' & 'Ray Design Unit' to repro the 'Triple R' jeans, hence RRR

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I sized dowm 1 on these to a 31" and kept my fingers crossed

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...which worked out quite well and good job too because beggers can't be choosy

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Here are some examples of the worn denim

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Those are beauts

From the final shot (of the hem), the fabric looks much thicker / heavier than we usually see on this style of repro—is that the case, or are my eyes just messing with me?

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Thanks, i'm pretty happy with them

Your right it does but its just an optical illusion, they feel like.. no more than 14oz just a touch lighter than SC-47's

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Lovely , seems your on a real pre Levi's lawsuit kick lately 

Fit looks great by the way 

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Heck yes, those turned out great.

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