Momotaro Jeans

Denim, Dialogue, Momotaro, Selvage

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Finally, I’d manage to sort out the formatting issue with wordpress. 

Now, major Japanese selvage denim costs between a humble \13,000 for a simple, affordable, good quality and yet classic pair to \30,000+ for a more elaborate pair with natural indigo and other special touches. And if that is consider cheap to you, try a buying a \60,000-\80,000+ limited edition pair of denim available only from selected labels.    

Momotaro label covers most price ranges and then came their \178,500 super exclusive denim. \178,500 which equates to roughly $1550, just for a pair of denim? You must be out of your mind to spend that kind of cash on a pair of trousers in my own term. 

For the price you are paying, you’ll get exclusivity, the selvage denim fabric alone takes a whooping one year to get ready. 

Katsuya Kimura of Denim House was very helpful with my enquiries and here you’ll find details of Momotaro’s selvage denim line up. 

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     MOMOTARO JEANS

The collection of Momotaro Jeans is made up of four different labels. High-end class is “Momotaro Jeans Gold Label”. Only the topnotch materials and traditional skills of artisans are concentrated to make “Momotaro Jeans Gold Label”.

Then “Momotaro Jeans Copper Label” for upper class, “Momotaro Jeans Red Label” which they recreate the jeans of good old days, and “Momotaro Jeans Blue Label” as jeans of the future are created with some arrangements from basic jeans.  

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G001-TGOLD LABEL   

Jeans of all hand-made from natural indigo.

Retail Price: \178,500

l  The fit is a little roomy, straight legs with higher rise.

l  The material of cotton is extremely fine as it is used for the fabrics of dress shirts. Natural indigo from plant is used for hand-dying the warp, and the fabric is hand loomed.

l  This one does not fade, but it has beautiful thick and thin color.

l  The leather patch is made of steer hide with the illustration of Momotaro gilded on it.

l  The pocketing fabric is also dyed with natural indigo.

l  The quantity of production is limited because it needs more than a year from dying yarns to finish garments. This is the best and the ultimate you can buy.

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G003-AGOLD LABEL 

Jeans made of hand-dyed yarns with natural indigo.

Retail Price: \81,900

l  The fit is a little roomy, straight legs with higher rise.

l  The material of cotton is extremely fine as it is used for the fabrics of dress shirts. The warp of the fabric is hand-dyed with natural indigo.

l  This one does not fade, but it has beautiful thick and thin color.

l  The fabric of back pockets is woven with a hand loom using hand-dyed warp yarns with natural indigo.

l  The leather patch is made of steer hide with the illustration of Momotaro gilded on it.

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G003-OGOLD LABEL

Jeans made of hand-dyed yarns with indigo.

Retail Price: \37,800

l  The fit is a little roomy, straight legs with higher rise.

l  The yarns are blended of three different types of organic cottons, which reflect the look of ancient times.

l  The warp of the fabric is hand-dyed with indigo.

l  The fabric of back pockets is woven with the warp hand-dyed with natural indigo.

l  The leather patch is made of steer hide with the illustration of Momotaro gilded on it.
 

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G003-MCOPPER LABEL  

Classic Jeans made of yarns dyed with indigo.

Retail Price: \23,100

l  The fit is a little roomy, straight legs with higher rise.

l  The fabric is made from Zimbabwe cotton which is soft, glossy, and superior in whiteness.

l  The leather patch is made of saddle leather branded with the illustration of Momotaro on it.

l  The original buttons are used for front closure.

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MVPA01RED LABEL

14.7oz Old Blue Jeans 1st type.

Retail Price: \23,940

l  This model is made of the denim woven by most experienced artisans and sewn with persistence to the details. l  The fabric is made from Zimbabwe cotton which is heavy and strong but easy to fit your skin.l  The color is the recreation of the denim they began to make for the first time in Japan.

l  The fabric is woven carefully, and only one piece can be finished a day. And the raw fabric is used for this model in order to make full use of the good texture it has by nature. After wearing repeatedly, the expression of jeans becomes more and more peculiar by the character of raw twill fabrics.

l  This is the ultimate jeans for daily wearing. The more you wear it, the more you like it.

Source: http://www.japanblue.co.jp/ 

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9 thoughts on “Momotaro Jeans

  1. how the hell is 178500 yen equal to 1550 dollars? are you stupid? 178 500 yen is roughly 180 canadian dollars.. wow whoever wrote this article is a dumbass.

  2. Regardless what label it is, the denim is superb. The Gold Label is of course on another level. Nowadays the availability is very limited due to the seasonal and rare production (and of course the long production time). The jeans are still available for order though.

  3. Wow, James, you shoot your mouth off and dare to call someone else a dumbass before you’ve even double checked a simple sum in your head? Whatever you do…don’t join the army, the USA’s already atrocious friendly fire rate will go through the roof – as you obviously like to shoot before you’ve engaged your BRAIN!!!

    On to my main point. You can now buy a great pair of heavy duty, strong shuttle loom selvedge denim jeans for pocket friendly prices – so this handmade jeans thing is just a status symbol, and the prices are just crazy. The reason I wear selvedge denim is because of the fabric strength and the character in the fabric from the old looms. All you achieve from a hand-operated shuttle loom is the same cloth type, made a lot slower…as it is basically a hand operated shuttle loom. I love premium jeans as much as the next denim freak, but I draw a line in the sand…and these overpriced hand made jeans are on the wrong side of my line. Perhaps if James’ “dumbass” sums were correct, I’d be interested…but not at the real price. LOL 🙂

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