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Old 05-06-2010, 10:18 PM
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Did I get older style of Uniqlo?

Hi guys, this is a thread for anyone who is familiar with Uniqlo's latest lines. I just bought a pair of denim from Uniqlo flagship in NY and I told them I wanted the raw selvege "Made in Japan" slim fit straight jeans, but when I received them, they were a little bit different than what I had in mind. Therefore, I'm wondering if this is their new line up, or if I had gotten the older models.

After looking through eBay, it seems like I have the identical pair as this one: UNIQLO JAPAN DENIM SLIM BLUE DRY SELVAGE JEANS 34 NWT - eBay (item 130386851871 end time May-28-10 09:08:31 PDT)

I was actually expecting this one right here with the red "All Made in Japan" tag like this one here: UNIQLO JAPAN DENIM SLIM BLUE DRY SELVAGE JEANS 32 NWT - eBay (item 130385581705 end time May-23-10 09:47:16 PDT)

After comparing these two, it seems like they are identical in that they are both made of 15oz Kaihara. I was educated with the facts that S001 is Uniqlo's regular denim and the Made in Japan (MIJ) ones are their raw denim.
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Old 05-07-2010, 01:15 AM
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Perhaps the second pair is made in Japan only. This may be irrelevant, but my cousin went to Hong Kong and purchased a pair of regular denim that was not available at its US flagship store. Maybe the same can be said of their raw denim.
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Old 05-07-2010, 02:13 AM
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Not sure which one you have, but fyi the older line fades much much better. I don't think the new line fades at all unless you wash them very regularly.
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Old 05-07-2010, 03:35 AM
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I have just gotten a pair of raw kaihara denim too but mine was with zipper fly, but i got it at 35usd.
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I have just gotten a pair of raw kaihara denim too but mine was with zipper fly, but i got it at 35usd.
From what I know (research), there are the cheaper ones (~$40) and more expensive ones (~$79). The cheaper ones weren't raw kaihara or selvege before though which was why it made them so cheap. But if yours is, then you got one heck of a steal! Mind posting some pictures and the tags as well so I can differentiate?
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Old 05-11-2010, 01:44 AM
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From what I know (research), there are the cheaper ones (~$40) and more expensive ones (~$79). The cheaper ones weren't raw kaihara or selvege before though which was why it made them so cheap. But if yours is, then you got one heck of a steal! Mind posting some pictures and the tags as well so I can differentiate?
Sure, I will post some pics tonight, need some help here to validate too. Hold on tight !
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Old 05-11-2010, 07:58 PM
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MY cam gave up on me. But quick question, mine has the selvedge on the coin pocket and outer seams..it doesnt kaihara denim written on the label though. so its kaihara still?
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Old 05-11-2010, 10:04 PM
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MY cam gave up on me. But quick question, mine has the selvedge on the coin pocket and outer seams..it doesnt kaihara denim written on the label though. so its kaihara still?
I believe you have the Kaihara selvage then. Here's mine:



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Old 05-11-2010, 11:54 PM
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^ yup, my inner outseam looks exactly like yours, though mine has the same selvedge on the coin pocket and came with zipper. Its a S-001 too with 'leather' waist patch at the back. From what i noticed, uniqlo has a lower range of denim which is not raw, and they differentiate with the back patch and buttons etc.

But the disappointing part is mine is made in China.
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Could my pair be raw too?



from Uniqlo also.
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^ you got a pic of the coin pocket?
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Is this pic good enough?
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Looking good. If i'm going to uniqlo store again, I will get the denim brochure, i remember reading about kaihara there...yours look similar to mine, except mine has a selvedge trimmings on the coin pocket. I will set up some pics tonight if my cam breathes again.
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I got these around 07/early 08. Where can I get a denim brochure? I used to shop there all the time but I never found/received one.
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Could my pair be raw too?
Well, if the wax is still on the fabric (i.e. you haved soaked or washed them yet), then it's raw/dry. Looks fine to me
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Old 05-12-2010, 09:20 AM
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Here's mine, managed to snap a shot before my cam breathe its last...
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I got these around 07/early 08. Where can I get a denim brochure? I used to shop there all the time but I never found/received one.
I found it once in the store here, by the way I am from Singapore. You should be able to check it out wherever you are, from its store of course. Its not all that informative but it comes with pics and various washes, and that was where i discover they use kaihara denim too.
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Old 05-12-2010, 12:25 PM
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Mine is Made in Japan and it doesn't have all the size tags in the back. Mine is located on the inner side of the front pocket. The back just has a little red U logo for Uniqlo. I think the older models are Made in China. I also heard older models tend to fade better or something, if I recall correctly.
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Well over here, I did see some 'made in japan' ones but not for the Raw ones, perhaps i should work harder to find one. LOL
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Old 05-14-2010, 04:36 PM
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Trailblazer, yours jeans are the lower quality selvage ones. Uniqlo now (as of early 2010) has two tiers of selvage jeans. The ones with the exposed selvage on the coin pocket and zipper fly are normally sold for around $40. However I'm pretty sure its still Kaihara, although that's by no means an indicator of quality. The $20 jeans at Uniqlo are not Kaihara however. If you want to go grab some, the MIJ selvage ones are on sale at the NYC store for like $50.

I also hear that the older jeans with the red leather patch fade faster than the current generation of UJ jeans.
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Old 05-17-2010, 07:39 PM
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^ hi there, over the weekend I took a trip to local UJ store and found the exact same pair MIJ that was posted by TheBenchMarkSociety and it was going for 72usd. Now i am thinking if i should buy that. It comes with heavier denim compared to mine which I do believe is the lower range of raw denim, kaihara or not, I can only hope as there are no details printed on it
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