Evisu Genes - official topic!

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  1. cameland New Member

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    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 :D

    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 )

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    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.
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    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.
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  2. cameland New Member

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    I actually need to go to school right now so I'm gonna reserve this space to include some pictures of their details which i think are pretty cool. For the meantime here is an update on my 2000s

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    Single sided fly placket, thought this was strange as none of my other jeans have this, maybe its indicative of the 66 repro. not sure. You can also spot the crotch rivet, again, you dont see this often.

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    Half lined pockets, a nice touch by evisu, although realistically my wallets always make holes in the top half of the pockets rather than the bottom half.

    And of course the fit...x post though.
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    Wait so some Euros own Evisu now? Are they still producing the quality looking stuff? :)
     
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    They don't own it they just have a license to use all their branding and logos. So they pay royalties to JP evisu on their EU products.
     
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    Ahh gotcha!
     
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    When I first glanced at the guy in the first post, I thought he had a giant ear :lol:
     
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    so is everything from japan. (rakuten) Japan made denim. I always loved the gulls but now everyone is wearing them and there are so much replica's

    I'd love to have a No1 with the white gulls
     
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    great thread!
    I think I'll get a no.1 2000 somewhere next year, with handpainted white or black gulls... problem is, how to get them... :roll:
     
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    intresting link indeed, I might have to go with a 2001, that being the wide straight type... and 2000 being the smart straight type... dunno... :lol:
     
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    In my opinion the 2000 is not that slim, well not on me anyways. But maybe the 2000 is more suited to your needs but i think they really look huge, especially in the seat and hips.
     
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    well, I am quite worried about that also Dom, your 2000's look good in the pictures, not too much hipflares, I'm afraid of what the 2001's might be like...

    do you know how much the leg opening of your 2000 is?
     
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    Around 19.5cm opening.
     
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    hm, that means in my size, they would be right on the edge I think...
    my pace ltd. has a leg opening of 22cm give or take a few mm's and I def. don't wanna go any smaller, with my big feet and consequently, big shoes...
     
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    Yeah i have big feet too and i hate it. Kinda restricts the kinda shoes i can buy and the jeans i can wear.
     
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    yeah it's a bitch... I've got a US size 12 and believe me, with a 22cm leg opening, my feet still look like cruisships... so I def. don't wanna go any smaller, same problem with real slim shaped shoes...
     
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    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170126127219&indexURL=0#ebayphotohosting

    These are ultra-rare early 90's Evis jeans. Evis was the early name of Evisu, and as some may know, the quality of the early Evis jeans was of the highest grade. All the details are here: chainstitching on the bottom seams, lining in the back pockets, painted gulls, elk tab (which has cracked but is still hanging on fine), hidden rivets, some of the metal buttons read evis industry limited, while others read stylecraft. The tab reads a size of 31x35, and the waist actually measures 16.5 across but will shrink with a soak or wash. These are definitely collector's items. ANd of course, they are made in Japan.
     
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    nice find but not my size!
     
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    i was looking at those evisu genes and style in the first post......is der anything special about evisu Lot.0001?
     

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