The Flat Head WoW!

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I always wanted the Flat head, and recently I got them! They are FH F310 with slim cut. They are in my heavy rotation with Dry bones now. I’ll post more pics soon. I really love these jeans! I should have got them long time ago…

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Balcony report: Imperial Duke

This is the denim that started my rawww obsession, the Imperial Duke! I may have owned some used vintage Levi’s and admittedly some lame fashion jeans in the past, but this was the first new raw denim for me. It was the first time I stopped by Self Edge 3-4 years ago. I tried on a few jeans like Imperial, Sugar cane, Flat head, and Iron heart, to get the feel of different fittings. I like many of them but had to choose one. The Duke is a mid/high rise slim straight jeans. At the time, I wasn’t used to the really tight and uncomfy jeans, so I bought a tagged size 33. My usual waist size is 32. After a few months wears, the waist and thighs stretched out quite a lot. Though these are the slim straight jeans, the thighs are quite roomy. I should have got size 32, so if someone is looking to buy Imperial Duke, I’d recommend true-to-size.

They call their cut a ‘low yoke’ skinny/straight cut, but the jeans really feel like a mid/high rise. Maybe I’m not exactly sure what ‘low yoke’ means. The denim is 14.25 oz, but after many wears, it felt quite soft and thin. To be honest, I didn’t wear them as much after I got Sugar cane and PBJ. My Imperial hasn’t faded much yet. I’ve seen my friend’s Imperial Duke with heavy wears, and the fading is quite something. Another thing I like about Imperial jeans is that the selvedge line comes up all the way to the waistband, which gives that distinctive fading to the sides of the jeans. You can see the selvedge detail in the last 2 pictures. I’ll continue to update these when I get back on wearing them. From the pics, my Imperial is about 1 year ‘not-so-regular’ wear and one hot wash.

Imperial Duke tagged size 33 current measurement:

Waist = 33.50″
Thighs = 12″
Knee = 8.25″
Leg Opening = 8″
Front Rise = 11″
Rear Rise = 14″
Inseam (Hemmed) = 31.25″

Balcony report: Levi’s Vintage Clothing LVC 501 1947

A classic is always a classic. I love Levi’s. The classic ‘v’ arcuate  back pocket and ‘2 horses pulling jeans’ leather patch design that inspired many other brands. The trademark ‘red tab’ with Capital E on vintage 501s is simply classic. I bought this a few months after PBJ (almost 3 years ago). It’s Levi’s Vintage Clothing LVC 501 1947 reproduction. At that time, I found it hard to find LVC around. The Levi’s store in SF downtown didn’t carry them only until recently. I got this at a local shop in Portland called Blake.

This LVC 501 1947 has a very different character comparing to my other Japanese selvedge jeans. The Cone Mills 14 oz fabric feels and looks somewhat stretchy to me. It has a classic slim straight fit with medium-to-high rise. From what I understand, it is the slimmest 501 out of all the classic 501s. Maybe that’s why it feels sooo tight on my thighs! The color is still quite dark, and it doesn’t fade much at all. I wore it regularly for 8-10 months and no wash yet. Later, I found that the Levi’s shop in downtown can do custom embroidery for all your Levi’s jeans. So I got my name embroidered on the top left front pocket and a bit of ‘stars’ on the rear thighs. I think the stars embroidered turned out a little bit much, but they are there now…Check out my fit and detail pics. You can also find more info for all LVC 501s reproduction here. They just launched their official site a few months back.

LVC 501 1947 tagged size 32 current measurement:

Waist = 32″
Thighs = 11″
Knee = 8″
Leg Opening = 7.75″
Front Rise = 11″
Rear Rise = 14.75″
Inseam (Hemmed) = 33.5″

Balcony report: Pure Blue Japan PBJ xx-005

This PBJ xx-005 came right after I got Sugar Cane, so they were in my frequent rotation during the first year. It also has a very nice slim straight fit and a little taper from knee down similarly to SC. When I bought the jean, I believed it is 12.5 oz. Now the xx-005 I see is 14 oz. My favorite part of this jean is the slubby texture. The jean looks so nice when aged. I bought this from Blue in Green NYC, and you can find more info here. Check out the slubbiness pics~~!

PBJ xx-005 tagged size 31 current measurement:

Waist = 32″
Thighs = 11.5″
Knee = 8″
Leg Opening = 7.75″
Front Rise = 9.5″
Rear Rise = 13.25″
Inseam (Hemmed) = 31.5″

Balcony report: Sugar Cane x Self Edge sexsc02

Here’s my no.1 favorite jeans, a collaboration between Sugar Cane and Self Edge, the SEXSC02! You can find more info on SE site here. The jean is a low-rise slim cut, 14.5 oz Japanese selvedge denim w/ ostrich leather patch. It’s the second pair of selvedge denim I bought 3 years ago. The fitting and fading of this jean is just WOW! I love everything about this jean. I wore this almost everyday for the first year. It’s only been washed once. Although other jeans are in my rotation right now, the current fading of this SC is just great! I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves. Thank you Self Edge for all the great jeans!

SC x SE  SEXSC02 tagged size 32 current measurement:

Waist = 33″
Thighs = 11.25″
Knee = 8″
Leg Opening = 7.75″
Front Rise = 9.5″
Rear Rise = 13.5″
Inseam (Hemmed) = 32.5″

Greetings obsessing world!

SC SEXSC02, LVC 501 47, PBJ xx-005

After I’ve been so obsessed with classic style clothing for many years, I’ve decided to create a blog to share my love for selvedge denim, leather shoes, silver sterling accessories, and many more. More than 3 years ago, I bought my first pair of selvedge denim. It was the Imperial jeans from Self Edge, and I’ve been obsessed with raw denim ever since. If you love denim, you knew that different jeans create different characters and fading. I want to share my experience for the jeans I’ve owned and seen. The pics above are the 3 of my favorites: (From left to right) Sugar cane x Self edge SEXSC02, Levi’s Vintage Clothing LVC 501 1947 reproduction, and Pure Blue Japan (also called PBJ) xx-005. I’ll post some more fit pics soon.

Thank you for viewing if you came across my blog. Have a happy obsessing life!

Levi's Vintage Clothing LVC 501 1947

Sugar cane SEXSC02

Pure Blue Japan PBJ xx-005