Discussion in 'Japanese Denim Brands' started by wowsors, Sep 8, 2007.
Aha, awesome, thanks. Will update here if I happen to pick up a pair in the next few days.
I bought a pair of the new Made In Japan denims a couple of weeks ago from Uniqlo in Oxford Street, London. I've got the selvage denims from a couple of seasons ago, but these new ones are so much better. Nice heavy raw denim, beautiful cut (I got the slim fit) - for £69.90 they are an absolute bargain IMHO...we are talking similar to the $400 Japanese selvage such as Iron Heart and 3sixteen.
Oh & there's no way I was gonna wait until the sales to get a pair as I wear a 36 waist long leg and they go fast!
They're really value for money, aren't they?
Of course they're not as heavy denim as S*mu*ai or I*on H*art, but considering of its price (almost the 1/4 price of these brands' jeans), they're really good.
When you buy is when you want - but I'm still waiting for the next sale.....
Translation below, since I don't want to come off as racist
(Happy New Years!
Naoto-san, are you only wearing Uniqlo jeans now?)
Happy new year too, DoitsuJin-kun.
Well, I'd like to buy other brands' jeans, but due to poor exchange rate, I just can't afford it right now :cry:, though I'm quite chuffed with Uniqlo's AMIJ jeans.
Once the exchange rate has been back, then I'll start to indulge my shopping spree. Cash is very tight. :wink:
I tried some Uniqlo AMIJ jeans that I thought about getting my friend for Christmas - but since the sizing was wrong I sent them back and got him 3Sixteens instead.
The AMIJ are nice quality. They didn't blow me away, but are definitely a good value for the money. My Samurais cost more, but they are far better than the Uniqlo ones...
Because they're long.
The little details are nice (engraved rivets and buttons, silver selvage, jacquard pockets, insane slubbiness) but it all comes down to size. It's pretty hard to find something proper-fitting when you're a tall, thin guy like me and wear 31x36. You short (or should I say normal?) sized guys have it easy! You can wear anything.
We know that there's no much point in talking about and comparing between Sammy's jeans and Uniqlo's jeans in the same arena, don't we? :-D
In other words, if we asked Samurai (or FH or IH, whatever) to make a pair of jeans at the same price of the AMIJ (5.990yen), I bet the quality would be quite the same or even could be less.
I'm just waiting for the exchange rate to bounce back. In the meantime I enjoy my style quite cheaply. It's not wise to buy something from Japan unless I live in Japan like you do now.
Yeah, I'm very thankful that I live here and make money in yen - there's absolutely no way I could afford things like Flat Head shirts, Samurai jeans, etc. if I was paying for it in dollars! I wish the yen would get weaker, it's not like having a strong yen makes much of anything in Japan cheaper, it's just more trouble for everyone.
Long time no see?
I cleaned my wardrobe last night and I found these - even I forgot myself that I'd had.
It's such a waste if I don't wear, so I've started wearing them from today. :icon_frown:
Nice, I love the blue selvage! Never seen any like that, bet they'll turn out great.
Apparently it's green - but looks like blue, doesn't it?
And I completely forgot about this too...... (5 years ago! :shock: No wonder I've become an old fart)
My Japanese pastor's Uniqlo bootcut jeans. They're several years old and have been washed a few times. Other than that I don't know the specifics - but they're the best-faded pair of jeans of anyone I know in real life! Some of the kids really wanted in on these pictures, too. Impressively, the crotch on these jeans isn't worn at all. Me and my friends are getting him some Flat Heads for his birthday; he's going to make those look bad ass.
Uniqlo would often be said "very uncool and poor quality" in Japan, but now here they are......!
Yeah, the denim feels similar to a lot of Nudie's fabrics - it's thin, smooth, and stretchy. But it obviously holds up pretty well judging by the lack of tears on these.
Honestly, I think Uniqlo's clothing in general offers the best bang-for-the-buck of all the big name brands I've tried. Their quality is much better than H&M, Gap, etc. in my opinion.
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