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Anybody else into Lee Japan repro denim? Here's a photo of my three year old '44 Lee repros that are just starting to look the part.

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my next planned pair is the lee repro-esque samurai joints. after that is the wrangler type sammies... do you know how the samurai lee-styled jeans compare to the ones you have? by the way, lookin' good!!!

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I would like a pair but the only place I can find them is Aero and I hate to pay that much for shipping.

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Nice!

The leg twist is going left!

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excellent stuff. are these edwin lee repros? i never knew lee jp had their own repro line. :)

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Mate , if my 52 101zs (Lee/Edwin) turn out anything like that I will be well pleased . Top stuff !!!

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my next planned pair is the lee repro-esque samurai joints. after that is the wrangler type sammies... do you know how the samurai lee-styled jeans compare to the ones you have? by the way, lookin' good!!!

There was some discussion of the leepro sam's in the sam thread a week or so ago...I put up some fit pics.

cz - love the leg twist!

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Is it safe to get the fades in while these are raw? I have a 1936 that is still raw and worn for about 2 weeks. I have read that some people's have shrunk even though the tag says sanforized.

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I've only used the Lee Euro repros, altho they do use the same fabric, I believe, as some of the Edwin-made versions. The Sanforized versions DO shrink more after a proper wash but not so much as to be problematic. In fact, I reckon they fade much better that way.

You will move from a small turnup to none at all, but none of the other fading areas moves enough to be a problem.

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I've only used the Lee Euro repros, altho they do use the same fabric, I believe, as some of the Edwin-made versions. The Sanforized versions DO shrink more after a proper wash but not so much as to be problematic. In fact, I reckon they fade much better that way.

You will move from a small turnup to none at all, but none of the other fading areas moves enough to be a problem.

Paul,

So you're saying that the sanforized versions fade better than the unsanforized versions?

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how much will shrimk my 1937s 101s the inseam is 37" now and not as stated 33" ???

actually I don´t wanna wash em because the denim seams much heavier when rigid, but infact it´s only 11 1/2oz...

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the 34s 101b (love the cut, details and the denim on these) and haironhides are pretty much my dream denim, but they are too expensive!

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the 34s 101b (love the cut, details and the denim on these) and haironhides are pretty much my dream denim, but they are too expensive!

Get them if you get the chance one day :P I like to tuck my shirt in with them because the high waist show that cowboy look. My friend says I look like a fob when I do that.

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Paul,

So you're saying that the sanforized versions fade better than the unsanforized versions?

I have both, the differences are minor, tho' the sanforized ones have the edge. It's more the fact you can wear them from their unsoaked state. But the Sanforized ones in particular look terrific, exactly the same kind of fade as vintage lees, which is very distinctive, and notably different from, say, old levi's .

(You don't have to look for long on here to find a pic of all my old Euro Lees, Sanforized & unsanforized, in one pic. I daren't post it again but it's probably on 50% of the Lee threads here, including this one... http://www.superfuture.com/supertalk/showpost.php?p=665488&postcount=9)

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I have the 60 (or is it 66?) japanese 101z's... awesome jean, though I fear I washed too soon.

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i saw some cheap lee's here in tokyo.. lee japan are they good? cost only around 120 $ a pair

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i saw some cheap lee's here in tokyo.. lee japan are they good? cost only around 120 $ a pair

shouldnt you be able to tell?

no, just because they're japanese it doesnt mean they're good.

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i could not im not really into lees or levi's..

well can i get a straight answer?

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Well I got the jacket (101J) from Edwin and it's pretty nice. Try and get a pair from the Real McCoy's though. Quality's probably a bit better.

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hi buddy its triple the price though haha!

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Well I got the jacket (101J) from Edwin and it's pretty nice. Try and get a pair from the Real McCoy's though. Quality's probably a bit better.

The Lee Originals made by Edwin are good. However, regular Lee Japan isnt anything special.

I don't find the RMC Lee to be any better than Edwin Lee.

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thanks for the answer maybe you wanna meet up here in tokyo?

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I think the Edwin-made Lee repros are great value for money, in Japan at least- these jeans are capable of excellent fades. But watch out for the sizing, it's all over the place - and AFAIK the so-called Sanforized models do shrink.

Shikimayatu, only just seen your note - I didn't do anything special with those jeans, just wore them heavily.

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