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i think it looks extremely similar to the effect on the mister freedom jeans. it’s my understanding that MF and MiUSA sugar cane jeans are made in the same facility. it looks to me like christophe has his buttons painted to give them an “oxidized” effect. i would be much happier to realize this isn’t mean’t as faux patina, so i’m happy to be wrong here. 

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I'm not being too dogmatic about it rooms, There was a conversation on here (maybe the other place) sometime around 2012 after i bought my FW's 47's where the general consensus was...the yellow is proofing?
After said Freewheelers conversation i started saving photo's of the yellowing but being a 'lazy bones' i never tagged them/lost interest...the one i posted on the previous page being the most extreme example, you can see where it has transferred to the denim, i suppose oxidisation or proofing could be capable of this.
 
This fly button def looks like a coating/treatment (i assume wax) rather than a forced/faux oxidisation (maynard's right, we've see it on other repro's/vintage ect) because the coating has washed off leaving a shiny button underneath,  if it was oxidised it would have eaten into/affected the surface of the metal.
 

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...and you would expect some kind of proofing if the buttons are prone to rust and they're been sold in areas of high humidity, you wouldn't want to buy a pair of jeans which had been folded up on the shelf for a few years to find the fly had rusted, now if they were proofing the fly you would expect them to proof the top button too. 
 
If the yellow is oxidation? ive been working with metals for years and ive never seen bright yellow oxidation but having said that it all depends on exact metal spec, environment ect which would be impossible to recreate and to give that pov some weight you don't see the yellowing on every pair of vintage Levi's so it could be unique to certain conditions..and maybe the top button looks more yellow than the fly because it's more exposed to the atmosphere rather than encased between the folded denim... clear as mud, i know but best i can do at 7am :)
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Yep, the yellow paint was a form of protection for the button- from oxidation. Not very effective I’d say, but then we’ve seen dozens of similar ‘ideas’ that were probably great at the moment of conception and a good bit less so as time wore on.

It’s quite simple to oxidise metal buttons so painting the effect seems a bit dumb to me - although there’s a very rare chemical that can be used on all aspects of jeans ...

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^^ rub it on your jeans twice a day while wearing them, gives you twice the process :D
Warning: may cause splinters in hands, thighs and butt area.

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2021 47s look great. Can you order from this Japanese site for shipment to USA? 

Are Sugercane 1955s long gone?

Cheers

 

 

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56 minutes ago, Mifune said:

2021 47s look great. Can you order from this Japanese site for shipment to USA? 

Are Sugercane 1955s long gone?

Cheers

 

 

Send them a note through the site and Tom Tanaka will sort you out. Super fast and very easy to deal with. They don't take overseas orders through the online shop.

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@Mifune what size are you looking for? I have a pair of pre-lawsuit MiUSA 1955 in size 33 that I’d let go of, still new in the box

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1 hour ago, persco_ said:

Send them a note through the site and Tom Tanaka will sort you out. Super fast and very easy to deal with. They don't take overseas orders through the online shop.

How did you message them Cheers lee

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2 hours ago, lee porter said:

How did you message them Cheers lee

I just used the contact page on the store home. It goes to here: [email protected].co.jp. A day or two later, Tom sent me an email and explained what to do.

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5 hours ago, persco_ said:

Send them a note through the site and Tom Tanaka will sort you out. Super fast and very easy to deal with. They don't take overseas orders through the online sho

Thank you. I will send him a note. Cheers

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4 hours ago, julian-wolf said:

@Mifune what size are you looking for? I have a pair of pre-lawsuit MiUSA 1955 in size 33 that I’d let go of, still new in the box

I can wear 36 or 38....thanks anyway!

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