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You have a ladies clutch bag in your back pocket! You'd be an osteopath's dream if you tried to sit down with that thing in there :)

Edited by Maynard Friedman

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I've never paid much attention to Skulls but if my anal chemistry is right -

5010XX 6x6 - super slim (ouch!) fit tighter than;

5507XX 6x6 - traditional slim straight,

Both no.6 14.5oz sanforised denim, while;

5000 - 40/50's XX cut, 6x6 unsanforised denim,

5001 - regular fit (?), 14oz unsanforised denim,

5002 - early 40's war model, no. 6 6x6 14.5oz denim (probably unsanforised?)

..and

5109XX - traditional straight, seen referred to as a '66 cut?

Correct me if I'm wrong?

You're correct. I wouldn't say the 5010xx is as slim as advertised. If you check the measurements on BiG they're fairly large per size compared to most. I wear a 34 in most jeans (red cloud, 3sixteen, samurai) but can do a 32 in skull 5010xx

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I don't think the 5010xx is that slim either, plenty of space in the thighs too. If the rise was a bit longer they'd be even better, it's quite short. 

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Yeah, the rise is my only problem with 5010xx. Skull 5010xx was my first pair of Japanese denim. Love them and still wear them from time to time.

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Thats odd. I went TTS but realized i couldve sized up one on the 5010xx for a better fit. But the 3sixteens ST were definitely slimmer than my 5010xx

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5000XX + kawatako :D

 

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After the first soak usually in the skulls how much do they stretch/give after you start wearing them ? And if I bought the one wash from BiG they don't shrink much more than that correct?

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After the first soak usually in the skulls how much do they stretch/give after you start wearing them ? And if I bought the one wash from BiG they don't shrink much more than that correct?

Theyre sanforized so i wouldnt expect much

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We've discussed this previously and I still cannot find any information that suggests the 5510 and 5507 are sanforized.

 

BIG states: "Rigid/Unwashed"

 

Denimio states: "raw denim is not prewashed it shrinks by 3-4% after washing"

 

shop.fabfour.co.jp/ states: "Non-Wash"

 

Can you site a reference that states these two models are sanforized?

 

I have read up on the process of what it means for a textile to be sanforized. 

 

http://www.sanforized.biz/e_what.htm

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanforization

 

So I'm gonna go back to my original statement that my 5507 6x6 pair were truly raw, unsaforized when I purchased them in 2010 at SELA.

Edited by Wörn75

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I thought the only unsanforized skulls are the 5000? Or perhaps they are just raw vs the others being one wash.

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I think Skulls (with the exception of the 5000XX) were always described as partially sanforized, so they will shrink but not as much as proper stf denim, hence the 3-4% figure.

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rigid/unwash has nothing to do with sanforized...as sanforized denim doesn't has to be washed to be sanforized. It's a different process.

 

There was always the general opinion, that Skull's denim is only partially sanforized and thus shrinks ,ore than the usual sanforized denim. When I handeld my Skull 5010 the denim was obviously very flat and felt "pressed".

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Right I understand what the sanforized process is. 

 

But if they are in fact even partially sanforized it seems odd that I can find no mention of it anywhere, not even the fabfour site.

 

Not a big deal, but it's always kinda bugged me.

 

I'm well versed in our world of denim.

Edited by Wörn75

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But if you see it the other way 'round...

the 3 sites you mentioned also don't state that the denim is "unsanforized" ;)

 

edit: or loomstate or whatever...and from the feel of the denim I can guarantee you that they are not loomstate :)

Edited by beautiful_FrEaK

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From BiG's description of the 5000XX:

"Same denim used for S5010XX 6x6 but left in its unsanforized state to allow for shrinkage"

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A clue!

 

Good detective work @Maynard!

 

True @beautiful_FrEak

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I still want to get a pair of 5010xx after i get some wear into my current pairs =x

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Here:

 

http://shop.fabfour.co.jp/showcase/BB035.html

 

http://shop.fabfour.co.jp/showcase/BB046.html

 

防縮加工 - 'Shrink Proof'

 

You might see it sometimes referred to as ã‚µãƒ³ãƒ•ã‚©ãƒ©ã‚¤ã‚ºãƒ‰åŠ å·¥ - 'sanforised processing', but the Fab Four site uses the term é˜²ç¸®åŠ å·¥ as above.

 

Hope that helps.

 

Excellent!

 

Thank you very much @hoggreaser for the definitive answers.

 

Much appreciated.  B)

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Skull jeans 5010xx (Texas Cotton) purchased in 2010, didn't wear them too much in 2013-2014 

pics without the belt are pre wash, with the belt post wash

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Edited by .BQ.

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Those of you that have had both Texas and Pima cotton skulls. Do you really have a preference or if I'm interested in skulls It doesn't matter what cotton is used. This is a brand that's intrigued me for a few years.

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I only owned the newer Pima Cotton model but I always preferred the fades of the Texas Cotton models. That said, I think you have a very hard time to find any pairs with Texas Cotton. They were already scarce when Skull jeans switched to Pima cotton and this move is what…4-5 years ago?

 

Besides that, there are no signs to see what denim was used on the pair you look at (as far as I know). So when you buy them online you have to trust the person selling the Texas Cotton pair.

To sum it up: it’s way easier and faster to simply buy a pair from Denimio or BiG (since you are in the States).

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I agree with BF in the sense that I preferred the way the Texas cotton faded over the Pima, so I made sure that I got a pair of Texas cotton and I was definitely not disappointed. Others preferred the way the Pima cotton faded also, so to each their own. It took me a really long time for me to find a pair of texas cotton ones in my size especially, but I am pretty sure there are still a few out there. 

This is a brand that I really loved and was not disappointed with though.

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Skull 5507XX

Tried searching and couldn't find anything about pairs with a zipper fly after like 2007. The Fab Four website says Texas cotton for the zip fly version.

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Denim is really hairy right now

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my orignal first pair, needs alot of repairs but i love them...

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^ One of the best fades I've seen recently. Just wow!

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