Tag: Going to War Label
Momotaro Jeans has been our staple brand since our humble beginning in 2008 and we’re still proud stockist and online representatives for the brand. It’s truly one of the brands that you have to experience to fully understand the attention to detail that goes into their products. With the growth of the brand, more stores are carrying Momotaro Jeans with more people thus getting an access to the brand. It’s also awesome to find more media catching up with the brand. Latest video we’ve found is by myfatpocket who released a video series focusing on Japanese denim. Their clip on Momotaro Jeans features our friend Tabuchi, explaining the fine detail that makes Going To Battle Label jeans. Check it out!
Watch pocket, coin pocket, fob pocket. Originally designed for pocket watches, hence the name, today it is used almost exclusively for just about any other item than a pocket watch.
There are deep, shallow, low rise, high rise, wide, narrow, tiny, huge, uncomfortable and unnoticeable watch pockets. Yet all these are just scratching the surface, as the different styles are as varied as the brands that make the jeans.
Time for an update on the Going to Battle label project I’ve been working on.
This was what my Momotaro Going to Battle labels looked like six months in. Now, two months and three washes later.
It is noteworthy to mention that a boat was captained while wearing these. Initially the jeans got soaked from the spray and the rain, but after the storm eased up they dried quickly in the wind and when dry (much to my liking), became rather wind proof. The skiff was pushed for all its clattering 35 horsepower Evinrud was worth, and still nothing permeated the protective layer of hardcore Japanese denim. Momotaro 1, The Elements 0.
These Momotaros have experienced no noticeable extra shrinkage after the initial washes. My Going to Battle labels were also dipped into the Baltic Sea nearby and given a little rub with sand after which they were left to dry out in the sun. The irregular blotches and lines at the front and back of the knees is from said sanding. The stacking abrasions at the hem have grown lighter. I discovered that the more the denim is washed the higher the contrast between the unbroken, unscathed indigo and the worn parts becomes. The jeans adduce more wear than tear, with only a slight rip at the hemline from cuffing.
Second day of the year and the weather is getting even colder. Yesterday I finished my Vintage 0901 -project with another wash and today I am starting my new Copper GL003-MB journey. Am I excited? Yes, who wouldn’t love a pair of new jeans. The project will start off in a very, very interesting weather as the temperature is about -20 degrees Celsius as I am writing this and should drop down to -30 tonight. Thus I will start my report tomorrow, after I put these jeans through their first elemental test.