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It is, dispite the waist being fairly tight. That's what the BIG measurements already indicated (but they weren't up when I ordered). Anyway, that denim is wonderful and should stretch back. The thighs are perfect and the leg opening is even slimmer than I expected.

 

Strange, how much more royal blue the 710 OG looks in comparison. I thought the 500 would look alike after the soak & wash, but they're still more greyish. I haven't worn the 710 more than 4 times, so either it fades pretty fast or the denim is another Lot. The second picture in #21398 shows that a bit.

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Keep us posted on the waist stretch Max.  I find it easier to stretch the waist a bit than to avoid my wife's cookies, but you're looking trim already.

 

John

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Keep us posted on the waist stretch Max.  I find it easier to stretch the waist a bit than to avoid my wife's cookies, but you're looking trim already.

 

John

 

They stretched back pretty easily. I didn't take measurements, but they are a lot better already. Would have preferred 1" more from the start, but that's no big deal in this case. I'm not sure wether much more stretch will occur. as the whole fabric is still stiff I think the fit in the top block will improve in a few days.

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Only washed it once, will probably do a wash after each winter when it gets retired for the summer.

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Anyone have any idea how the geisha denim stretches?  Got a deal on a pair of GA0510LXXII and they might be just a smidgen tight in the waist. Hoping they stretch like the men's denim can...

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They shouln't behave much different. Are they new? Geishas come one washed if I'm not mistaken, so they should stretch back to raw measurements under some pressure.

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they are used but looks like they were never really worn.  We will see, really want the wife to have a pair of samurais to match mine ha.

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Hi, I'm about to buy my first pair of samurai, in particular s711vx and I'm a bit worried about the size. I measured a pair of N&F which fit well and the waist is 83cm. I asked Pirates and they suggested me 33 but I think they would be really really big. What do you think? 32 could be good?

Thank you

 

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Hi, I'm about to buy my first pair of samurai, in particular s711vx and I'm a bit worried about the size. I measured a pair of N&F which fit well and the waist is 83cm. I asked Pirates and they suggested me 33 but I think they would be really really big. What do you think? 32 could be good?

Thank you

 

It seems like a 32 could work based on various sizing charts that show a range of 82-85cm in the size 32 waist. The waist could be kind of tight after you wash them, but they'll stretch back to raw (or beyond) after a few days/week of regular wear. It's a bit surprising Pirates recommended a 33 given their own chart lists the size 33 waist at 86cm.

 

For what it's worth, I've been wearing a size 34 for several weeks and the waist has definitely stretched beyond raw, but I'll put measurements up tonight to confirm. Other factors you'll want to consider are the rise and thigh. Measure the jeans you're in currently and compare them with the 711 various sizing charts online. If your N&F are slim or skinny cuts then the thigh may not be that much of an issue for you, but in my opinion, the 711 rise is very low.

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Did you happen to give them any other measurments than just the waist? Because if I remember correctly, the things on the 711 are pretty tight. So that recommendation by pritates might be due to that and not the waist measurement. Since the larger waist can be solved by a belt but if they have too small of a thigh, you won't be able to wear them.

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The tight should be ok the only problem could be the waist, this is what the wrote me:

 

 

S711VX would shrink about 4-5 cm.

Please refer to this chart.

This is raw measurements of S711VX.

size

30

31

32

33

34

36

38

waist

79

82

84

86

88

94

98

inseam

95

95

95

95

95

95

95

upper thigh (round)

58

58

59

60

62

65

67

leg opening (round)

38

39

40

41

43

43

46

front rise

24.5

25.5

25.5

26

26.5

27.5

29

back rise

34.5

34.5

36

36.5

37

38

39

(cm)

 

I think size 33 would fir you good , but I'm sorry I don't have size 33.

May I get S711VX in size 33 for you?

 

(their chart is very different from what I can find in samurai jeans website, as their raw measurements are really similar to those of samurai's one wash chart) 

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I have the 711vx in size 33. and posted measurements a couple pages back.

Waist measured 34 inches raw and shrunk to 33.

Sounds like you might be better with 32

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As expected, my size 34 s711 stretched beyond raw and now measure 35 1/2 in the waist.

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 Can anyone clarify the difference between the black 17 and black 19 oz denim?  Do they fade/shrink/stretch the same?  Thanks! 

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@pdxvegan Do you look past the leather patches on these jeans? I only ask because I have a few vegan friends here in Atlanta and some care about it and some don't. 

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I'm okay with the leather patch.  Maybe I've grown complacent, but after 15 years of being vegan a little leather patch doesn't seem like as big of a deal to me.  

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Anyone with post soak waist measurements of the 710og's in a w35 or 36? Trying to decide between the two. Thanks

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Anyone with post soak waist measurements of the 710og's in a w35 or 36? Trying to decide between the two. Thanks

 

cmo,

 

I have a size 35.  Here are the measurements after a 45 minute warm soak, line dry, and about two full days of wear, including stretching.  Haven't washed them in the machine yet.

 

John

 

Waist              36.5"

Front Rise      11.5"

Back Rise      16.0"

Upper Thigh  13.0"

Knee               9.5"

Leg Opening   8.5"

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Thanks John, that's great. Looks like I need the w35. Finding a pair outside of BIG now is the problem as looks like they're sold out almost everywhere.

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They can stretch a lot further than that. My size 34s measure around 38 inches after a couple weeks. And that's after 2 warm machine washes. The OG denim can be really stretchy if you need it to be. Also, last time I checked a couple days ago, Denimio had stock in every size.

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Apart from 35!! If the 34 stretches then they would work for me. I had a pair of w34 in the 19oz 710 but they didn't stretch enough.

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I haven't had any of the experience with the 19 oz denim but I'm sure they stretch at least as much as the 19 oz does and probably more. The OGs also measure an inch larger in the waist than the 19 oz does in the same size. If you're worried once you soak the 34s, just wear them while slightly damp or stretch the waistband before you put them on. Should have no problem if all the other measurements will work.

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Samurai 710 OG. 2 weeks of wear. These fade quickly.

 

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hi.  i am wondering if you would say that the 

15oz S003JP Yamato 15th Anniversary Model

or the

 

15oz S003JP Yamato - Slim Tapered Leg Fit

 

are a loose weave with really good breathability? 

 

basically, i'm looking for a very breathable slim tapered denim.  i love oni, but if i can't find the fit i may need to look at other brands and i like samurais selection and have never owned a pair of them. 

 

i have some PBJ xx-012 but i would like a jean with a little stronger taper, and i found that oni are more breathable than these PBJ.  

 

I appreciate any advice!!!  thanks.

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