Okay so i know theres already a Evisu topic somewhere below this one but lately I've been getting a lot of questions about the sizing, stretching and quality of evisu jeans and thought id put a topic here for all to view. Feel free to post your Evisu Genes questions here As far as i know there are two lines from evisu. Japan Evisu - the original evisu, The founder is Hidehiko Yamane and he established the brand in 1991. There were rumours of him buying the old american Levi's shuttle looms but those rumours were put to rest last year after someone from sufu somehow got in contact with him. ( i think ) As far as i know they are very limitedly available outside of japan but BiG and the new flagship store in NYC should have some coming in soon. EU ED - european evisu. Same guys respsponsible for Blue Blood bought the evisu license so they can use all their branding and stuff like that, thats where all the evisu junk seems to come from with all the crazy designs! For the most part i want to keep this about the japanese line and not the EU ED line although i guess the PumaXevisu thing was pretty cool in concept but the fading was so bad (imo). The japanese line has 3-4 basic standard lines of denim quality and is denoted by a number on the patch. so No.0, No.1, No.2 and No.3. 0 being the highest in quality and price and 3 being the lowest in quality and price. No.0 - I'ts like a evisu prototype denim, seems very rare/limited and is meant to be more irregular and textured than the no1. Really no one knows much about it. No.1 - 14.5oz. selvedge and made in japan. high quality and is not pre-shrunk (unsanforised), is slightly darker than no.2. No.2 -14.5oz selvedge and made in japan. high quality but may be not as dark or seen as good quality as No.1 and is preshrunk (sanforised) No.3 - mass produced outside of Japan in CHINA. medium grade quality and not selvedge. (sanforised) Evisu are just another repro company in respect to their fits. all vintage cuts. Heres a chart kinda thing showing the different fits and prices.