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So not unknown because it’s all been discussed here before :dry:

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This pair is from the 2004 Lightning Denim Style book. They are sanforized 1954s, hence the lower price. They also have black fly buttons. There are a number of references to Evisu/Yamane in the text.

This is similar to the pair that @julian-wolf posted (on sale for ¥63k) a couple of pages back.

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A washed pair from Lightning 2006 Denim Style book. There is some talk about a hiatus (8 years - 1997-2005?) between the original (sample?) model and the resumption of production. Further mentions of Yamane but it may simply be because he was so revered in the denim world.

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All the Gardener info is on their own website

Spiral Jeans Shop link too.

Those recently produced 1954s were 16oz but are sold out.

Also found this summary re Gardener history (translated version):

Ichiro Ueki founded Allen & Hanson in the 1980s to sell American-style clothing. Since 1995, it has been producing high-quality jeans. Since Ueki means gardening in Japanese, EVIS founder Hidehiko Yamane (Ueki San friend) named the brand Gardener, and also undertook the production of Gardener jeans. The jeans are knitted with old-fashioned looms to give the pants a deep indigo blue. In 1997, Gardener, EVISU, DryBones, and Storm Blue jointly launched the TAKE 5 collaboration series to push Ichiro Ueki to the peak of his career.

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Nice find Martin, on their own website too? who'd ever think to look there of all places....

I love that blue Koi Hawaiian shirt...damn my no buy principles are under threat

 

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In for a penny, in for a pound. Why not order the 37s too, for ¥25k? Only 16 pairs (of 70 produced) left!

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Jesus! i'm not made of money!!

I wonder if they run those 37's annually.. i was chatting with flash about them back on the 9th of April 2020 and the photo's had been floating around for some time

I'm sure they would have sold more than 54 units in 12mts

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Recently snagged this Deluxeware 91b repro on rakuten for a whopping 4000 yen. Don’t know much about Lee repros, but I really fell in love with the design the first time I laid eyes on it.

For you zipper enthusiasts, how accurate are these Waldes zippers compared to vintage 91b’s?

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I think (but stand to be corrected) Lee mainly used Talon but your jacket looks right to me (maybe slightly slimmer cut) so ¥4000 is a bargain

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Re: Neputa Genus, I have a pair and I’ve never been quite sure what to call them as they are also branded as Tsugaru Jeans. I usually just lump them in mentally with the rest of my Warehouse collection (apologies for posting photos previously seen in the Warehouse thread)

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