Self Edge x Imperial = SEXI14

[B]Self Edge x Imperial = SEXI14[/B] Imperial, our sole brand from Australia, comes back with another jean made for lovers of slim cuts. This is a further interpretation of the slim centimeter cut, this time tweaking the silhouette a bit to match up to the 18cm fit. This fit isn't necessarily slimmer than the last collaboration we did with Imperial, it's just a little different in it's shaping. We've had Imperial produce this collaboration jean in Japan, whereas their regular jeans are made of Japanese fabrics but cut and sewn in Australia. The denim is a 15oz unsanforized selvedge fabric that's a super loose weave available in both indigo and black, both are sure to age very well considering the texture of the denim and the loomstate nature of the fabric. The denim was woven in Okayama and the jean was cut and sewn within minutes of the denim mill. The denim has a very unique feel to it, it's abrasive at first but definitely not very rigid due to the lack of starch. The belt loops are rolled for sturdiness, the pack pockets are riveted, and the inside pocket bags are screened. [B]SEXI14 Indigo & Black [/B] [Image]

2 Weeks ago in Denim

Self Edge x Dry Bones x Superfuture x Styleforum = SEXDBXSXS12

[B]Self Edge x Dry Bones x Superfuture x Styleforum = SEXDBXSXS12[/B] One of the most popular jeans we've carried since we opened was the first collaboration we did with Dry Bones and Superfuture two years ago. We've decided to expand on the theme of a forum based jean with a bigger project including Styleforum and a 22oz denim that Dry Bones have woven for this jean. The SEXDBXSXS12 jean has been produced by Dry Bones, one of Japan's longest running vintage Americana style denim manufacturers. The jean is made up of a rope-dyed 22oz unsanforized selvedge denim consisting of a combination of Texas & San Joaquin Valley cotton fibers creating a rigid denim that's slightly hairy, but not slubby, because we requested that the denim not be singed and calendered. The indigo dyed yarn has a sulfur top to create a super dark indigo color that crocks fairly easily with normal wear. The jean has heavy-weight hickory striped pocket bags, military grade green rear pocket linings, coin pocket selvedge, cotton poly-core stitch, hidden rivets, and two leather patches. The Superfuture patch was designed by JimmyC of Superfuture and the Styleforum patch was designed by Brian SD, you can easily remove one of the two patches leaving the one you like better. The fit is a slim fit with with a bit of taper and a medium rise, graded to look great in all sizes. [URL] was founded in 2002 in reaction to the poorly run, corporation-owned, men's style discussion forums of the day. Founder Jeremy Jackson and his partner Fok-Yan Leung, who started posted on the forum as a way to procrastinate from writing his doctoral thesis, see Styleforum as a dive bar populated by guys who also happen to really like clothes, often to the point of obsession. A few discussion rooms have been added to the forum since 2002, discussing anything from travel to food, but these are still guys who want to be wearing the best clothes no matter what they are doing. This jean is limited to 250 pairs between our three stores, once sold out there will be no restocks. [Image]

2 Weeks ago in Denim

Roy's Jeans - Single Man Made

[B]Introducing Roy's Jeans - Single Man Made[/B] Every now and then a product comes along that makes us rethink everything we know about jeans. This new product is from a man by the name of Roy Slaper. Roy's jeans bring aspects of jean production to light that we haven't seen on any level including deadstock vintage pairs. We've known Roy for a while and he's been steadily perfecting his craft over the past four years, when we finally saw the jeans he'd been making we had to rethink the entire idea of "hand made". The term is thrown around a lot these days with the resurgence of Americana and American made products, many of which unfortunately are lower in quality than their Asian made counterparts. Roy's jeans are made by one man, every aspect from the patterns to the leather patch starting out as a large piece of cowhide, Roy makes one pair at a time and nothing is automated. The studio where the jeans are made is filled with vintage pre-1960's machines by Union Special and Singer, the hardware is all made in Japan YKK, there are seven different thread types used, and the Roy signature on the pocket-bag is freehand chainstitched. We don't know of another jean available anywhere with this level of detail in the production. We've produced a video showing off some of Roy's skills, it was difficult to show what takes two hours or more compressed into a three minute long video, but we hope you enjoy seeing a glimpse into the world of Roy. [I]Click the full-screen icon in the bottom right corner of the video for the full effect:[/I] [URL] [B]Roy's RS1 - Straight Leg Jean[/B] [Image]

2 Weeks ago in Denim

Strike Gold Jeans from Japan

[B]Introducing Strike Gold from Japan[/B] Hailing from Okayama, the denim capital of Japan, Strike Gold is a line created by the Hamamoto brothers with over twenty years of experience in the Japanese denim industry. Starting off the collection with two denim styles and two belts. The SG1101 jean is a straight leg fit with a flattering silhouette for all body types with a medium rise and a classic fit. The SG1105 jean is a slim leg fit that's got a medium rise and is slim from the top to the bottom but doesn't hug the calf. The jean has a burly feel to it at first due to the rigid denim that comes in it's loomstate form, after a warm water soak the denim opens up a bit and begins to soften with wear. This denim from Strike Gold has massive character even when raw with a lot of loom chatter visible from both the warp and weft sides of the denim. Due to the abrasive nature of the denim when raw the jean will age faster than most jeans and yield an extremely high contrast fade with normal wear. Strike Gold has gone to the extent of getting custom rivets made which have a male part made of iron and a female piece made of copper. The reason for this is that the male piece will begin to rust over time but the female piece will darken and leaf over time giving the wearer a well rounded aging pattern even on the rivets. Crazy for some, essential for others. [B]The Strike Gold SG1101 - Straight Leg[/B] [Image]

2 Weeks ago in Denim

Self Edge x Dry Bones x Superfuture = The Superfuture Jean

[B]Self Edge x Dry Bones x Superfuture = SEXDBXS09 ** The Superfuture Jean[/B] Superfuture, a website dedicated to the finer points of shopping, traveling, garments, and more was launched in 1999 by Wayne Berkowitz and Simon Kristoph. Hailing from Australia, their website took on a life of it's own within a few years, and five years in was already home to one of the largest databases of information about garments, and to be more specific, denim. Superfuture offers the world a frequently updated set of traveling maps, a listing with reviews of over 1000 shops around the world which are "Superfuture Approved", a blog updated with cutting edge events around the world, and a forum called Supertalk which at times overshadows the other services Superfuture offers. Supertalk, boasting an extremely active 40,000 users, is home to a sub-forum named Superdenim which is dedicated to all things denim, workwear, leather boots, and Americana reproductions. Over the years Superdenim has seen it's fair share of denim contests, where the contestants are to wear the same jean every day for a certain duration of time, most commonly the span of the contest lasts from 12 to 24 months. With the SEXDBXS09 jean we've allowed the users of Superfuture and Superdenim to give their input on styling, cut, and accents for a very special jean to be released on February 28th; even the leather patch was designed by a renown artist from Texas named JimmyC from Superfuture. The SEXDBXS09 jean has been produced by Dry Bones, one of Japan's longest running vintage Americana style denim manufacturers. Months were spent getting the denim exactly where we wanted it and the denim was woven for this project; as the denim has never before been used on another garment nobody knows exactly how it will age. Self Edge has chosen a denim with a little more weight than the classic styles, at 16oz it's got heft to it, and with massive amounts of character showing from the warp and weft it's sure to age well. The fit is that of a straight leg jean, slightly slimmed down, with a button fly and a long inseam which can be hemmed to the wearer's length without altering the silhouette. We're proud the way the denim has turned out, it's something we've never had in the store before. The denim has been calendered and singed, yet hasn't lost any character which is instantly recognizable even at a quick glance. Rounded out with hidden rivets, cowhide leather tag, Superfuture dual-tone "Rep Bar" stitch, military grade green rear pocket linings, coin pocket selvedge, and a cotton poly-core stitch; this jean is exactly what we want to be seen in. [Image]

2 Weeks ago in Denim

Real Japan Blues - Jeans & Shirts...

[B]Real Japan Blues Jeans - The 106BSP & 105BSP[/B] Hailing from Nagano, Japan.. Real Japan Blues is known for their psychotic ways of producing even the simplest of garments. They take everything from western shirts to five pocket jeans and create them in an entirely new way using fabrics that impress even the most seasoned garment junkie. Two new models from RJB are being released this weekend in limited numbers, at this point RJB is not sure as to whether or not these will be reproduced once this run is gone. The 106BSP is a slim fit jean with a straight leg and the 105BSP has a mid-rise and a straight leg. We're quite into the cuts because we feel there is a gap in the Japanese denim market for jeans that aren't exactly reproductions but have a heavy nod to the Rockabilly days of the late 1950's, jeans that make you look like you're Marlon Brando or James Dean but aren't really the cuts they were wearing fifty years ago. A combination of the denim, leg silhouettes, tags, and knife pocket.. We see a badass from the 50's that wreaks havoc on civilians with his motorcycle gang, and we love it. The denim on these is a new denim which has impressed us here to say the least. It's similar to Flat Head's 3XXX denim in terms of how hairy it becomes after the first soak but has a deeper indigo color straight off. The dye method yields an extremely high contrast fade which we'd only seen this intense before on Flat Head's denim, yet it's quite different considering it's pure indigo and the cotton is from Zimbabwe. Spec list for both the 106BSP and 105BSP: 13.75oz Rope Dyed Japanese Selvedge Unsanforized Denim Zimbabwe Cotton Fiber Denim Double Length Knife Pocket (Coin Pocket) Hidden Rivets Black Dyed Cowhide Leather Tag Red RJB Embroidered Logo Copper RJB Rivets [I]Modeled by Cesar Ramos of Mission Hill Saloon and shot by Sidney Lo. Both the 105BSP & the 106BSP will be released at Self Edge on December 20th at Noon and at the same time via our online store. 100 pairs of each model were produced by RJB. Check the online store for more hi-res photos, specs, and pricing:[/I] [URL] [B]Real Japan Blues 106BSP[/B] [Image]

2 Weeks ago in Denim

Mister Freedom by Sugar Cane (TOYO)

[B]Mister Freedom - The Second Chapter #1 [/B] One of our favorite lines here at Self Edge, Mister Freedom comes back with the second installment in the story of a Merchant Navy Sailor in the 1930's who had his clothes custom-made by the local Naval Base Tailor as he cruised around the world. The second chapter of this concept is he sailor's last cruise that took him to the cold waters of the Souther Indian Ocean, after serving ten years in the Navy. This Winter Collection, "The Last Cruise, Salty Years" focuses on extreme weather gear, custom Naval Tailor-made. Our Sailor had become an "old salt" (an experienced seaman) by then and his clothes were weathered and faded by sea water, sun and wear. Although non-regulation, a popular practice since the 1920's for Navy enlisted men, was toe have custom "LIBERTY CUFFS" and multicolored stitching added to their uniforms by local tailors. Sewn on the inside of the garment and invisible to the patrol officers, the fancy cuffs were rolled up and displayed while on shore leave. The sailor CPO denim shirt and forthcoming denim Pea Coat are "LIBERTY ISSUE", customized by the MFSC Naval Base Tailor, featuring a mermaid patch (also used as a secret money pocket) and hidden custom stitching in the form of a inner rainbow chainstitch. The collection also includes a Modified Type of jungle cloth Deck Jacket, a pair of Modified Type 7161 denim jeans, a wool/cotton sweater, a rain hat, and an undershirt. MF has also reissued the extremely popular chambray shirt from last season. We've done something a bit special again for this photo-shoot, modeled by Samuel de Goede, shot by Sidney Lo, then each main photograph was digitally processed by Ordo, also check the online store for hi-res shots of the rest of the details. [I]The 7161md Jeans, Foul Weather Hat, CPO Overshirt, Chambray Shirt, and Mister Freedom T-Shirts are now available in-store and in our online store, these items are made in small runs and restocks are not available. Please check the online store product pages for far too much information on every single piece in the collection:[/I] [URL] [Image]

2 Weeks ago in Denim

Self Edge x Sugar Cane = SEXSC06 - THE SECOND COMING OF FIRE

After 9 months of R&D, we are pleased and honored to offer the SEXSC06 Jean; a cutting-edge collaboration style designed by Self Edge and Japan's world-renowned denim brand - Sugar Cane. Sugar Cane is the pioneer brand that got its name for manufacturing denim and other fabrics crafted from blending some of the world's best cotton and sugar cane fibers, yielding exotic, unparalleled garments that produce absolutely outrageous personality with age and wear like nothing else on the market (and they smell sweet, too, thanks to the generous blend of sugar cane). The SEXSC06 jeans offer plenty of inseam length on a mid/low-rise, narrow-leg body made with specially crafted 13oz Japanese denim produced from 50% Okinawa cotton and 50% Okinawa sugar cane that is loomed on vintage power-operated shuttle looms in such a way as to duplicate the looser, more-porous, slubby weave associated with hand-powered wooden looms from the 19th century, creating a breathable jean that's perfect for warmer climates. -13oz Slack Weave Unsanforized Japanese Selvedge Denim -Hand Loomed Style Denim -50/50 Cotton / Sugar Cane Fiber Blend -Reinforced Crotch (Denim Patch) -Black Anodized Buttons -Buffalo Leather Tag -Pin-Check Rear Pocket Lining -Japanese Sun Stripe Pocket Bags [B]Once this jean sells through, no further supply will be available due to this one-time production run. Available in-store at Self Edge on Saturday November 8th at Noon. Online sales will start at [URL] [Image]

2 Weeks ago in Denim

Buzz Rickson - Official Thread

No, this thread is not about the Buzz Lightyear SB's.. [B]Head Porter x Buzz Rickson x William Gibson Bags[/B] Head Porter, Japan's most famous bag company comes together with Buzz Rickson (Sugar Cane) and William Gibson to bring us this new collection of bags. This may be Head Porter's most ambitious project yet... The fabrics used for the collection is nylon originally developed for military bulletproof vests, which is 5 times stronger than regular nylon fabric, and genuine horse leather made for Buzz Rickson's A-2 jackets. Both bags come with a Porter MAG light as a zipper pull, various inner hidden pockets, gusseted outer pockets, removable shoulder straps, and more. You can't ask for a better built or more well designed bag from any company. [I]There is also a William Gibson party coming up at Self Edge on November 9th with the man himself, more information to follow. Both the shoulder bag and the laptop bag (book bag) are now available in-store and via the online store in extremely limited quantities. Check the online store for more photos and specs on the bags:[/I] [URL] [Image]

2 Weeks ago in Denim

Wild Child - Official Thread

Wild Child, the brainchild of Kiya Babzani from Self Edge and Samuel de Goede, aka Cotton Duck. Coming together from two opposite sides of the world, San Francisco to Amsterdam, to bring you twisted creations based on two age old materials, denim and leather. The Wild Child garments are all cut and sewn in San Francisco, while the upcoming leather belts, wallets, and accessories are made in Japan by one of Japan's top leather crafters in the west of Japan. Offering a new take on vintage classics, the Wild Child ethos is forever never changing, as they stay true to the patina of denim and leather.

2 Weeks ago in Denim

The Flat Head Party @ Self Edge - Sunday, September 7th

[B][U]The Flat Head Party @ Self Edge - Sunday, September 7th[/U][/B] [B]We're happy to announce that the men behind The Flat Head are coming to Self Edge from Nagano, Japan this Sunday for a party and product release. The president and vice president of Flat Head are both coming from Japan along with the editor-in-chief of Lightning Magazine on Sunday, September 7th.[/B] Self Edge 714 Valencia Street @ 18th Street San Francisco Sunday September 7th 2pm to 6pm Along with the party things that'll be happening at this fine event: -The new Flat Head slim cut tapered jean, the SE05BSP, will be released -Self Edge x Flat Head Chambray Long Sleeve Shirts (navy, black, & red) with custom Kiryu Embroidery will be released. -Self Edge x Flat Head "Around the World" Loopwheeled T-shirts will be released -First 50 people to purchase anything in-store get a Red Flat Head Souvenir Bandana -A large selection of leather goods (wallets, belts...) and silver jewelry (rings, necklaces..) will be on display available for custom orders (this will be the only time to see these products in person and order them for a six week delivery) -Sidney Lo's Flat Head 3001 WAYWT Exhibit will be on display including before/after jeans/shirts and the DVD of the progress [I]We'll be serving 21st Amendment's new Hell or High Watermelon Wheat and Brew Free! or Die IPA for those old enough to drink, along with a heavy dose of Flat Head's favorite rockabilly music..[/I] [B]The "I am particular about my clothes" Sale:[/B] 15% off everything at Self Edge for those wearing any Flat Head item at the party (excluding the three new release items above and the leather/silver collection). For those that aren't local, email us at [email]denim@selfedge.com[/email] with a photograph of you wearing anything by Flat Head between Noon and 6pm (on Sunday) and we'll send you an email back with a discount code good between Noon and 6pm the same day. [U]Whatever stock is left from the party will be put for sale up in the online store the following week.[/U] [Image]

2 Weeks ago in Denim

Self Edge - Official Thread

[B]Self Edge House Brand of Shirts = Al's Attire + Cone Denim White Oak[/B] Over the last year many of our local customers have had the pleasure of seeing the Self Edge line of shirts in person at the store, by this time photos of the black denim, grey denim, the rawhide canvas shirts ones have ended up surfacing on the internet from those that had purchased the shirts in-store. Initially we had not intended to release these shirts for sale neither in a large scale or via our online store due to a pending deal to have this line be a Japanese exclusive line distributed at quite a few denim stores across Japan. We're now pushing the exclusive deal back to this winter and we're going to offer a few of the pieces in small quantities via our online store. We're working closely with Cone Denim (the White Oak collection to be exact), so the denim, thread, buttons, and manufacturing all take place within America, with all the cutting and sewing actually taking place in San Francisco by Al's Attire's studio. An important but little known fact is that Cone narrow looms are American-made by Draper, a loom manufacturer that no longer exists. When the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company supplied Levi Strauss the lot of XX denim for the original Levi's riveted denim waist overalls those goods were woven on Draper looms. Through the many decades, including the golden years of workwear, Cone-forged fabric was the requisite for durable denim garments for brands both obscure and famous. Today Cone Denim continues that tradition by not compromising on quality, from fiber to fabric. Today, Cone Denim is the only manufacturer of selvedge denim on this side of the hemisphere and almost certainly the only supplier of selvedge denim woven on the American looms in the world with roots reaching back to the original riveted five-pocket. Organic super low run denim, hand sewn button holes, vintage deadstock buttons, hand braided faux-chainstitch run-off, hand machine sewn labels (not embroidered), and denim side-seam accents are some of the features on all the shirts within our collection. Construction and design that's a bit over the top, yet very subtle in every regard. We're starting the launch with three fabrics. A 11.5oz Natural Super Slub Selvedge Denim, a 9oz. Gray Denim, and a 9oz. Black Denim that fades to indigo within two washes and fades to look like a vintage piece within six washes. All of these fabrics are Cone White Oak Black Seed Denim and we assure you that you've never seen anything like this denim before. [I]Check the online store for more photos, measurements, and pricing. These will sell out quickly, but we will receive restocks within ten days of all the styles.[/I] More photos, prices and specs are in our online store: [URL] [Image]

2 Weeks ago in Denim

Self Edge x Flat Head = SEXFH05

The most anticipated release we've had since our opening will take place on April 19th in the form of the SEXFH05. Our collaboration with Flat Head is a reworking of the famous 3001/F310 jean. We took what we think is a great slim cut jean, and tweaked it to create the perfect slim cut jean for us. We reduced the leg opening of the jean so that there is more of a taper near the hem, increased the denim weight (16oz for Indigo - 14.5oz for Black), made it a button-fly enclosure, brought back half of the old arcuates with the forked tongue, all the stitching consists of Cotton-Poly Core thread, and the pocket bags are made of military grade olive herringbone fabric. [B]The SEXFH05 will be released on Saturday April 19th at 12:00 (PST) in-store and at 17:00 (PST) via our online store.[/B] [I]Sizes run from 28 to 36, and will retail for $335. Each pair comes with a Self Edge x Flat Head Branded Classic Duncan Butterfly Yoyo.[/I].. Production run: SEXFH05 = 110 / SEXFH05BK = 35 Please see the product page under Flat Head for all specs, sizing/shrinking/stretching info, and more photos. SEXFH05: [URL] [Image]

2 Weeks ago in Denim

Dry Bones - Japanese Denim

I couldn't find a thread that was about Dry Bones, so i figured i'd start one. I've been into their stuff for years.. i'd say i was into their work far before Flat Head, Samurai, Oni, JB, etc.. They're from the first wave of Japanese denim companies, about twenty years old now.. We'll start this off with their newest release.. I know a few of you on here have some Dry Bones jackets and some jeans... if you've done some good damage on them, post up some shots, i'd love to see some it.

2 Weeks ago in Denim

Dry Bones Japan

Dry Bones is a brand i've never seen mentioned across this board so i thought i'd drop the photos and info here to introduce to you the newest brand to come to Self Edge, we're proud to introduce our newest North American exclusive brand, Dry Bones. Info and such: [URL] [Image]

2 Weeks ago in Denim
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