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Old 02-26-2010, 03:25 PM
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Hey ScoobaSteve, it's cheaper to get them directly from Japan!!!

I'm not rich, I got most of them on sale! I also sold a lot of my old jeans on the forums to buy new ones
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Old 02-26-2010, 03:56 PM
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^Do you make trips, or use a proxy service?
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Old 02-26-2010, 04:10 PM
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hmmm, what do you guys think of Skulls?

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I think they don't suit your body type. Stop buying slim jeans, they look bad. Also, pick one pair of jeans and wear them rather than buying several.

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In my opinion, these are awful.
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Old 02-26-2010, 04:29 PM
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What is a proxy service? I have seen that term thrown around but don't know what it means
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Old 02-26-2010, 04:43 PM
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What is a proxy service? I have seen that term thrown around but don't know what it means
You use a proxy service when you are unable to order items from a store, or that store will not ship to you. They buy the goods from the store and then ship them to you. In exchange for performing this service, you pay a percentage of the total cost plus shipping costs. For denim, many people use a proxy service to purchase items from stores in Japan.
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Old 02-26-2010, 05:34 PM
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^Do you make trips, or use a proxy service?
I make very occasional trips. But mostly I buy directly from the shops online - I'd go on the website of whatever brand I'm interested in, look up there list of dealers, and contact them directly - PayPal makes everything easy and many shops are willing to ship overseas.

I also buy a lot of the denim locally in Australia - the LVC, etc in the top pic were all local buys whilst they were on sale. Premium denim (by that I mean artisan Japanese denim) in Australia are usually marked down quite heavily after a season or two, since Aussies in general don't have much of an idea of Japanese denim.

I tend not to use proxy, because I can communicate fairly well with the shops on my own and I've had enough experience with the my favourite brands to know my sizing/shrinking, etc.

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Old 02-26-2010, 06:17 PM
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i'm in love with this

Those are fucking hideous. Looks like rip offs of FH8005A
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Old 02-26-2010, 09:53 PM
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Nice mock selvage...



I think they don't suit your body type. Stop buying slim jeans, they look bad. Also, pick one pair of jeans and wear them rather than buying several.



In my opinion, these are awful.
thanks
anyway why awful? it's unique isn't it?
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Those are fucking hideous. Looks like rip offs of FH8005A
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Old 02-26-2010, 10:13 PM
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^^ Those are ugly IMHO, but if you seriously like 'em that go for them. The shape, the wash and the contrast stitching are just..
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Old 02-26-2010, 10:41 PM
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ok now what about this?
sorry OOT(out of topic) just my wishlist
Lot808 Jeans, 13.5oz Denim




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Old 02-26-2010, 10:58 PM
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You certainly like your vintage style clothing!

I'm not a big fan on the old fashioned cut that Workers make, but I guess a lot of bigger brands like Toyo & The Flat Head makes similar clothes as well - just more for the Japanese market (I can't imagine anyone in Australia wearing these, people will stare a lot :P) I think for a more modern (but more expensive) interpretation, you could look into Sugar Cane x Mister Freedom stuff?

In terms of the 808 jeans though, they look simple & well-made. The hardware seems to be pretty good for the price they're asking. Denim seems alright - never know until you touch it... They look like they would be a loose fit pair of jeans?

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Old 02-26-2010, 11:03 PM
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Skulls are awesome! I almost want to buy those and I don't even need a new pair!
edit: mehhh maybe if he dropped the price $40!


One wash is just a factory washed pair. Instead of soaking them yourself te company does it for you... Gets rid of all the shrinkage so you don't have to guess how much the pair will shrink. Only complain I've heard is that commercially washed jeans get out through a much more rigorous process than soaking them yourself but I've seen some equaly great results from one wash's

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Old 03-02-2010, 05:04 AM
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You certainly like your vintage style clothing!

I'm not a big fan on the old fashioned cut that Workers make, but I guess a lot of bigger brands like Toyo & The Flat Head makes similar clothes as well - just more for the Japanese market (I can't imagine anyone in Australia wearing these, people will stare a lot :P) I think for a more modern (but more expensive) interpretation, you could look into Sugar Cane x Mister Freedom stuff?

In terms of the 808 jeans though, they look simple & well-made. The hardware seems to be pretty good for the price they're asking. Denim seems alright - never know until you touch it... They look like they would be a loose fit pair of jeans?
i should try this
anyway i found this stuff in the market
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here's the pictures..



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should i make a jacket or a jeans? or a chino?
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Old 03-02-2010, 09:15 AM
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I didn't want to start a new topic for this so I'll just put them here. I got my APC New Cures today. Here are fit pics. What do you guys think?





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Old 03-02-2010, 11:24 AM
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I would have personally sized down 1 more, as I see some sag already on your thighs, which will eventually sag even more. But stacks are fine.
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Old 03-02-2010, 12:02 PM
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The waist is too loose for me. I got 33s. 32s would have fit fine in the waist now but probably would have eventually stretched too much. and I think 31s would have been too tight in the thighs.
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Old 03-02-2010, 01:21 PM
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I think they look too loose too



And that carpender style pair looks like something the overweight old farmers around here wear
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Old 03-02-2010, 01:38 PM
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Bummer dude, yeah...just a little too loose. That's the most relaxed NC fit I think I've ever seen.

And boy...those carpenter jeans are just about the fugliest things I think I have ever seen! No offense meant to the OP, of course . Way too vintage for me
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I would have sized down 2 in those APCs. They are huge.


As far as the raws from Indonesia ... I think they look cheap but I guess you get what you pay for. Personally I would have put that money into a quality pair.
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Old 03-02-2010, 04:01 PM
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ya, down 2, at least... APC's stretch more than pretty much any pair of jeans you can buy.

I don't understand the need of people on here to purchase multiple pairs of cheap dry denim but say they "can't afford" to spend the money on one solid pair. A good pair isn't even going to get into their prime until they are close to a year old and will last for 5+ if you take care of them. Wear your pre wash's until you can afford to buy one top notch pair and you'll be able to wear them exclusively for years.
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Old 03-02-2010, 04:04 PM
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Old 03-02-2010, 04:49 PM
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Daniel,
If I can't find a fit that works for me with the cheaper denim do you think I would magically get the perfect fit if I ordered a pair of Samurais or Flat Heads? Your reasoning doesn't make any sense.

Also, I sell the pair that doesn't fit me and then use the money to buy the next pair. It's not like I have 4 pairs of $100+ jeans sitting in my closet now.
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Old 03-02-2010, 05:29 PM
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yes, you would because they make cuts that fit your body style. New Cures are meant to be worn super slim by tiny dudes, they don't work for you. I have big thighs too so I don't bother with brands/cuts that I know wont fit me. It's great that you buy pairs after selling the previous but you still pay money for shipping/ loss money on resale a lot of the time. I got my last Samurais (19oz s710's which fit me great and are the best jeans I've ever owned) for $155 shipped because I was patient and waited for exactly what I wanted.
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Old 03-02-2010, 06:07 PM
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So should I go for something like this? They just lowered the price on them today. I am just worried these will be too baggy.

105BSP - Straight - $180.00 : Self Edge : Japanese Selvedge Denim

The way they describe the denim and how it fades sounds perfect to me but the sizing seems weird to me. I guess I would have to get the 34 because it will be 36 pre-soak but will shrink to 34.

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Old 03-02-2010, 06:27 PM
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I understand the whole "buy one expensive pair and use the hell out of it" philosophy...

However, I don't believe that it's the "right" way, just one way.

Had I started out with a pair of sammies or flat heads when I was just starting to figure out what kind of fits I liked...well...I think it's extremely likely that I would have sold them at a significant loss a few months in, much like I did with my nudies. The difference is I would have likely had to have sold them at a much larger loss.

Cheaper western brands are easier to find on sale...a pair of samurais costs about three times as much as I typically spend on a pair of nudies. At this point in time, I'd rather spread my money over a few different cuts and hues for the sake of versatility, rather than spend a chunk o' change on one amazing pair.

I've got no doubt that I'll eventually take the plunge on some nice Japanese jeans...but that's got to wait until either my current job picks up, or I find something better.

Just to clarify the position on the other side of the fence .
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