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Shameless Interest Check: is anyone interested in a pair of 15th anniversary 5000XX in size 32 BNWT? These were released in 2010 and are the ones described in the link below:

http://blog.selfedge.com/2010/05/skull-5000xx-15th-anniversary-jean.html?m=1

They were bought from Self Edge and I'd be looking for £150 plus shipping (from UK).

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Skull 6x6 5010xx Size 30

Best Jeans I own.

 

Bought 2nd hand from owner who never wore them around 2009 (so I presume it is the Texas fabric?). Was missing back belt loop oddly enough, and I had a friend replace it with some denim from a free Nudie broken twill tote bag I received with a Terry jacket. Almost every stitch replaced buy hand. No idea how many years of wear (as it was rotated with some Flat Heads, Strike Golds, Iron Hearts, and Imperials over the years). A couple of soaks and perhaps 2-3 hand washes. 

 

Denim is wonderful. Feels very dense and is the most tightly woven fabric I have felt for denim. Very smooth feeling, the complete opposite of Strike Gold/Pure Blue Japan. Has an audible 'snap' when pulling fabric apart. My impression is that the denim is far and away the most durable denim (i have seen) due to the characteristics above. I will nurse these with ardent love until I am an old man. 

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Just found a pic of the missing loop for reference. I never did get an explanation for where is ran off to. Anyone else ever see this with skulls? 

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its a spwcial pair its a yakuza pair they cut off the belt loop when someone does not pay debt

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The 5010xx was my first pair of unwashed denim. I liked them except for the rise that I personally thought was to low.

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its a spwcial pair its a yakuza pair they cut off the belt loop when someone does not pay debt

 

This does not make sense to me.... can you elaborate? I am very curious now...

 

My jeans were never worn and there there was never a loop sewn on...so it could not have been cut off.

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Few more questions for Skull historians:

 

1) what is the difference between the XX models with the tan patch vs the XX 6x6 models?

 

2) Are these made from the much loved Texas cotton? Perhaps there were a few types of Texas cotton Skulls back in the day? http://shop.fabfour.co.jp/showcase/BB029.html 

 

3) What are the differences between my 6x6 5010xx above and the 5010xx in the link above? 

 

edit: link above is correct....Just highlight address in address bar and submit and it should go to the site...

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I can't say anything about the missing loop.  themaster could very well be correct about the gangs.

 

Tan patch is 7x6 indigo, Linda :),  or white core black.  7x6 was a lighter weave.  Linda was for some ladies.  Black is black.

 

Hey, what is the deal with Nudie broken twill?  I would like to know more about that. 

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Gave my 5010xx their first wash, excuse the cellphone pictures. I'd say 6 months of wear.
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Tag with the spelling mistake, lol.

 

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Warakia, looking good! You are pretty rough on jeans considering this is only 6 months. Time for a few spot stitches.

 

P.s. I am studying down in Maastricht, NE! 

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Post Machine Wash #1:

Skull 5010

3 hand washes, couple soaks

1-2 years of wear

 

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knee split no more:

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Green Pen stain, example of  had stitched preventative repair work:nexus20140524140539615.jpg

 

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its a spwcial pair its a yakuza pair they cut off the belt loop when someone does not pay debt

i lold so hard

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Nice bigsugar, yours seem to be holding up better than mine in terms of damage and repairs. Hope you're enjoying maastricht, and more importantly delicious vlaai! Haha.

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hi sufu

anyone who have experiences with the 7x6 5507xx model? forgot to mention, it's the black pair

do they stretch a lot?

is it ok to go upsize? im size 29 and im planning to buy size 30 from my friend

answesrs will be much appreciated as this is going to be my first japanese denim

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Here's one of 4 pairs of Skull 5010xx 6x6 in my collection. This pair I picked up in Sept 2010, Pima cotton. 2 washes so far. These haven't been worn daily, but in a small rotation since.

They were last washed in Dec 2013, but were getting stinky now that it's pretty hot in Austin. What finally did them in was a trip to Home Depot for cement bags which got everywhere. Anyways took some pictures right before.
 

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Crosspost from the evolution of jeans thread:

 

Skull 5010xx, worn for 10 months and washed 3 times. 

 

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Good stuff.  Had to sell my skulls several years ago due to a size change (posted here previously).

 

Just got some new 5010s — glad to see still awesome.  Personally — I think in retrospect the change to pima from texas cotton was a good move.

 

Construction as good as ever.

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Decided im getting some 5010xx 6x6 from denimio but im a 32 and how much stretch should i be lookin at?

thinkin about goin with the 30's

 

the sites size chart is for one-wash but they only have the non-wash type, is it actually non-washed?

 

if someone could help me out thatd be greattttttttt

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They stretch out a standard amount (maybe a size eventually?). Skull denim very tightly woven so it doesn't have too much ability to stretch. I have a 30, however I am probably ideally a 28-29, but bought my skulls when I had some kind of identity issue and thought I was a 30. They are a bit loose on my chicken legs, but I absolutely love my Skulls...Size down 1-2 and if they are too tight after the initial hot soak....put them on, hope in the tub, hop out, and do a crouches on your toes and pull them off to dry...perfect fit guaranteed!

 

Decided im getting some 5010xx 6x6 from denimio but im a 32 and how much stretch should i be lookin at?

thinkin about goin with the 30's

 

the sites size chart is for one-wash but they only have the non-wash type, is it actually non-washed?

 

if someone could help me out thatd be greattttttttt

 

 

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For sale Skull 15th anniversary 5000XX size 32 BNWT. These were released in 2010 and are the ones described in the link below:

http://blog.selfedge...y-jean.html?m=1

£140 plus shipping (from UK). They have a very slight flaw in the chainstitched hem on the right leg (pictured).

 

Measurements BiG style:

- Waist: 33"

- Front rise: 11.6"

- Back rise: 15.6"

- Thigh: 13.4"

- Hem: 9.4"

- Inseam: 37"

 

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"ARTSIT"

 

Lots in transtlation?

ARTIST misspelled I think :D

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5010 32w black one cold soak for sale.

No signs of wear. No hige.

Looking for $150USA plus shipping.

PM Me for more details if you are interested.

Cheers

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So I just got my skull jeans repaired by SELA and on the first day after getting them repaired, this happens. Debating on what to do with these jeans, I wanna keep and wear them but if i do, they will keep ripping/tearing all throughout the jeans. 

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These are the 5507. They seem to be the older models and are definitely the lighter weight jeans than my 5010xx 6x6. I love the fit on these jeans and the way they are fading. Definitely love this brand a lot

Worn on and off for about 7 months, would say they have about 3-4 months wear.

 

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Skull jeans 5000XX :D

 

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