Denime

Discussion in 'Japanese Denim Brands' started by Tiro, Apr 8, 2007.

  1. Tiro New Member

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    Well I figured we could do with a Denime topic, so I don't have to hijack other threads with the updates in this adventure...
    Also because it's a damn sweet brand offcourse...

    Anyhow, I changed my mind completely on my Denime XX, now that they are completely soaked an totally dry, you can hardly see the 'faded creases' unless you put you nose against my leg or crotch... :lol:
    The inside looks a bit less bad also...

    So today I started wearing these and I love these! I don't know how the fading will turn out over time (due to the situation) so I am definatly going to get a second pair of XX and put those in the closet till these are broken in.
    One thing is for sure, these are amazing, denim, details, fit and cut, all are perfect!

    I need these to soften up tho, they been in the machine and in the dryer and they still feel like they are bullet proof, I could wack someone in the head with these and the guy would pass out for a couple of days I reckon.

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    Oh yeah, sorry bout the 'wife beater' pics but I wanted to show how good the ALD belt goes with these, imho anyway...
     
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    perfecto man, cool fit, and now by looking at your denimes im thinking of buying one, but i have to finish from my damn 2 projects ...

    PEACE UP
     
  3. bilmaga Super Moderator

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    Lookin good man. Love the belt as well :D
     
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    They're really looking great Tiro, i was kinda shocked after seeing those pics of them right out of the dryer, but looking at them now i think you'll be fine!
    I like the cut very much, looks like the cut of my LVC 'war edition'.
    Do you know if they are they modelled after the 1944 Levi's, and i was wondering what the denim weight is?
    And yeah the belt speaks for itself offcourse! :wink:
     
  5. Tiro New Member

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    they are modelled after the 55 501's actually M!ch and it's 14.5oz denim...
     
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    for a pair of baggier 501 style jeans, the denim looks great, but they are baggier, which i'm not opposed to, but its not my style. maybe after they fade nice and you give them a wash they'll get more formed up. they don't have to be snug, but they should complement you more.
     
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    Is that sanforized denim?
     
  8. bilmaga Super Moderator

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    I highly doubt it.
     
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    Rare found! I seem to have taken this picture when they were still dry
    (the fade samples can be found at my personal gallery below)

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    That was two years ago (sigh.....) :oops:

    Yes, Denime makes two different types of WWII models, too.
    They look really cool with "army-green" herringbone textiles for pockets
    whereas LVC uses white herringbone textiles.
    The weight may be slightly lighter than XX models as the fact that
    actual S501XX were lighter (13.75oz?) than 55-501XX (14.5oz?).
     
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    That's what I'm guessing because the jeans are huge right now, as if purposely so in order to allow for shrinkage.
     
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    My LVC WWII have the orange & blue striped cloth pocket material, i believe the first reissue of them had the white herringbone one, correct me if i'm wrong, but army green pocketlining sounds very cool!
    I don't actually know what the denim weight is...

    But the WWII cut is not what i'm going for in my search for a great pair of Japanese denim, i'm looking for a more fitted, slim 501 model.
    Does Denime also make a model like the Levi's from the 50's which i believe had the slimmest cut of every 501?
    Your worn in Denime's are what got me interested in them in the first place Naoto, they are so beautiful!
     
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    No, these are unsanforized, they are soaked already tho, but still stiff as hell... if they soften up they'll fall a lot better I guess, right now, when I pull them on, they don't even fall over my legs, they just stay at the height they end up from putting them on, then I have to pull the legs down myself...

    Oh M!ch, I think the XX's are modelled after the 1950 501, atleast that's what I make from the site, but there is a slimmer cut of this model also, it seams, Naoto could explain a bit more probably...

    http://www.denime.jp/item/jeans/jeans/xx/xx.htm
    http://store.yahoo.co.jp/denime/denime-xx-type.html

    these links might be helpfull... :D

    I think this would be the one for you :arrow: http://store.yahoo.co.jp/denime/7000-5017-.html
     
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    IMHO...the cut you've chosen Tiro is just perfect...
     
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    Thanks for the links Tiro!
    Sadly my Japanese is a bit rusty :wink: , but i'm going to look around a bit on the site to check out the different cuts.
     
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    Thanks Dave, I quite agree, it's the original XX and I'm very happy with the cut and fit, if only they would soften up a bit, right now, I can't even undo the fly buttons without undoing my belt and the top button... Also then they'll fall more naturally and look even better! :D

    No problem M!ch, my Japanese is pretty non-existant also, but you can read the numbers :wink: and with the XX there is marked 1947~1950...

    Oh, also, you all saw the pictures when they came out the dryer, I was shocked when I just took them out, so I also mailed to Tamiko from Denime and her reply came today...
    This seems to be normal for the XX, she sent me pictures of a XX they got theirselves...

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  16. horriblyjollyjinx New Member

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    The slimmest jeans are from late 60's-70's, so you want the 505/805/66/Tokyo/Kyoto from Denime.
    I love Naoto's jeans as well. I might be getting the Tokyos.
     
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    if I'm not mistaking, the 805 and 66 comes in XX denim right?
    in that case, that might be a good choice indeed...
     
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    Yeah, most cuts come in the XX denim. The Tokyo cut is the same, or very similar, as the 66. The Tokyo denim is special though.
     
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    the Tokyo and Kyoto is lighter weight then the XX denim, isn't it, atleast that's what Naoto told me if I remember correctly...
     
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    looks good tiro!
     

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