The Official Momotaro Denim Thread

February 23, 2010 @ 23:55:46 PM
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Worn mine every day for 1,5 months now. Putting the jeans through the test of Finnish winter, heh. I wear size 38 Momotaros which fit just right.
March 17, 2010 @ 04:24:12 AM
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Hi guys,

A little info on a new line from Momotaro Jeans intended for the Summer 2010 launch. We introduced the collection at the Terminal-2 during the Copenhagen Fashion Week and we're hoping to get your initial thoughts on the collection.

For the Spring and Summer 2010 Momotaro Jeans is introducing Europe Label, lines of denim that feature the essence of vintage denim.

Original (Raw, 15 oz Grand Blue and Japan Blue) Denim Fabrics from Momotaro Jeans that use warp yarn recreating deep indigo shades Momotaro is known for. The Grand Blue line is woven with warp yarn that uses indigo and black woven yarn.

The original (Raw, 13 oz Melange) gray colored Denim Fabric is woven with warp yarn made of natural and dyed top gray cotton thus called "Moku Gray"-yarn.

This season Momotaro Jeans is also introducing a line of washed jeans (14 oz) that feature fading lines on the thigh and at the back of the knee which are made individually by hand. Complete hand finishing makes every pair one of a kind. The jeans are made all in-house in Kojima, Okayama.

Japan Blue Denim


Grand Blue Denim


Melange Denim


Washed Deep Blue Denim


You can find more pictures and details on the collection on our blog.

Momotaro Jeans
April 09, 2010 @ 08:37:33 AM
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just wondering how you guys would size on teh momotaro 0701? and if anyone here has fit pics or info
April 24, 2010 @ 04:18:18 AM
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Below an approximate size chart in centimeters and a pic of raw 0701 Vintage Label Momotaro Jeans pre and post soaking. The jeans fit pretty much true to the dedicated waist size and I wouldn't recommend sizing down.

April 25, 2010 @ 16:19:00 PM
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that fit looks nice as helll. would be even better after they settle. thx for the info tony.
April 30, 2010 @ 02:41:45 AM
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that fit looks nice as helll. would be even better after they settle. thx for the info tony.


No problem! The pic on the right was taken straight after the soaking and drying. The jeans only get better with the wear, heh.
April 30, 2010 @ 14:29:05 PM
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^ Liking the fit of those 701s, that pic might have just put them into the running with Eternal 811s for my denim pick up this summer
May 09, 2010 @ 15:48:45 PM
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Look dope, I actually like the white stripes on the back pocket.
June 01, 2010 @ 11:51:01 AM
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I guess this one could have a thread of its own, but since it has some nice footage of Momotaro Jeans, will post it here, heh. It's footage of a denim documentary, Jeans, a Faded Blue Planet.

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http://www.fadedblueplanet.com
October 13, 2010 @ 14:22:45 PM
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Hello, I am choosing between the 0701 and 0705BIG RAW, Does anyone have experience with the 0705 stretching?

I am confused about the 0701 because the measurement charts are different in BIG, Contex and Nordic, so .... if anyone here has a pair, could you please post the measurements pre soak to see which chart fits better?

thanks a lot and kind regards
October 19, 2010 @ 12:02:01 PM
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Hey could someone recommend a good momotaro fit to start with if I like how the Nudie Average Joe fits?
October 24, 2010 @ 15:32:46 PM
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i don't know nudie's but the 0701 is a great fit tts or sou check measure your best fitting jeans (blue in grean style) and compare to the momotaro size chart....
October 27, 2010 @ 04:56:28 AM
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Now I am thinking about 0201 , is seems a straight cut
November 07, 2010 @ 19:57:31 PM
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been having a tough time deciding which cut to go with so I bit the bullet and just planned a trip to NYC to hit up BIG. Best way to find the perfect fit is to try them on.
November 13, 2010 @ 04:15:34 AM
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Momotaro Jeans x KIKS TYO
I posted details on the Momotaro Jeans x KIKS TYO collaboration due this upcoming February on our blog.

The denim collaboration will feature 14.7 oz denim from Momotaro Jeans and the Going to Battle Label approach is chosen as a part of KIKS TYO's SS2011 military based "squad" theme.

Momotaro Jeans x KIKS TYO Collaboration

December 03, 2010 @ 17:12:46 PM
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No love for Momotaro here?

Boards like Sufu and SF have threads containing hundreds of pages about this brand. Why not here?

I have a pair too, the Vintage Label 0201. And a pair of G007-MB's is on their way to my house. Should arrive next week.
January 10, 2011 @ 00:42:59 AM
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Got my first pair of momo's big question...should I wear them for a couple months with no soak or wash, or give them a warm soak to get the initial shrink and then wear for couple month nonstop? They are raw 701s
February 08, 2011 @ 15:54:44 PM
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What's the deal between Momotaro and Japan Blue? Sort of confused on it even after reading articles.

From what I read in this article: http://www.nordicdenimhouse.com/blog/2011/01/momotaro-by-japan-blue/

Japan Blue Group owns both Momotaro and Japan Blue Jeans.

Momotaro is supposed to be the higher quality/vintage line under JPG, while Japan Blue is the lower-end line for mass consumers?

Selling (if my sig still lists it, it's still available!): N&F Japan Heritage 32, N&F x Big John 31 and 32

February 09, 2011 @ 22:35:41 PM
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What's the deal between Momotaro and Japan Blue? Sort of confused on it even after reading articles.

From what I read in this article: http://www.nordicdenimhouse.com/blog/2011/01/momotaro-by-japan-blue/

Japan Blue Group owns both Momotaro and Japan Blue Jeans.

Momotaro is supposed to be the higher quality/vintage line under JPG, while Japan Blue is the lower-end line for mass consumers?


You are right, Japan Blue Group owns both brands and it's pretty much as you said, Japan Blue being a brand targeted to mass markets with lower price point. Momotaro Jeans again is higher end pure vintage denim brand.

The brands' positioning is still a work in progress I might say. Most of the people I have talked about this have also expressed their confusion. I mentioned this to Momotaro Jeans as well but as said, they are different brands and with Japan Blue being still new to the markets, still looking for its place. I am sure the marketing will further differentiate the brands in the future. The recent Momotaro Jeans by Japan Blue line does not really help with the confusion though. The line-up features Momotaro Jeans style, labels and approach mixed with Japan Blue. It is a collaboration as Momotaro Jeans calls it, Japan Blue products marketed with Momotaro Jeans' name. Collaborations are cool but these types of collabs can really confuse the customers. blushing
July 08, 2011 @ 11:01:40 AM
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Momotaro Sale
Great deal over at Goodhood. Momotaro jeans 30% sale and also free worldwide shipping.

source: fashionstealer.com/momotaro-jeans-sale
July 24, 2011 @ 20:05:26 PM
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Just ordered some jb0701. Size 29. Should be here next week. Only serious denim I've been rocking for the past 3 years has been A.P.C. Decided to venture out with these. They look promising.
July 24, 2011 @ 21:22:37 PM
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Great sale link, just picked up some Indigofera from Goodhood.
July 24, 2011 @ 22:18:20 PM
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pretty crazy this popped up, I was fortunate enough to be working and to meet the overseas managers for Momotaro last night. The ability to see the denim and hear the background from them really changed my perspective.

The pricing on Japan Blue is great, right with APC including the collab of Momotaro and Japan Blue.
July 25, 2011 @ 08:06:41 AM
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Yeah. I stopped through the Denim Bar in Va yesterday because my friend wanted to get some 3sixteens and they said that the creator/manager of the company came over to drop off some denim to sell and to work out some deals for sales.
July 25, 2011 @ 10:05:13 AM
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^lmao, i was the white dude workin @ db.
July 25, 2011 @ 10:35:57 AM
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... No way.... I asked you about them. Whatsup man. lolol Ironic.
July 26, 2011 @ 13:17:55 PM
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Hey anyone interested in buying a pair of momotaro 0705 sp tagged size 31x35 bought these off of bluegreen for 295 but got them and they fit a little tight wore them for about 4 days to see if they stretched but nothing
if anybody's interested I'm willing to part off with these for 245, pm me for pics
July 28, 2011 @ 16:21:37 PM
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Just got my 0701's they feel so nice.To me the fit is on point but Idk it's just me judging. But I'd say it was well worth the bread. smokeyface
July 28, 2011 @ 16:39:44 PM
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^ Fit pics?

They look like the ideal cut for anybody.
July 28, 2011 @ 22:01:33 PM
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My phone camera won't do justice but they fit exactly how I wanted them too. My friend is going to take pictures of them sometime later. And I will be sure to post pics.
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