April 27, 2015 at 10:58 am #2637
I’m typical South Korean denimhead 🙂
My lightweight contest jeans will be from Japan’s Hiroshima area named “Oriental United”‘s type 39.
Denim: 14oz Japanese (Bingo) 100% Cotton, slight beige weft
Fit: Slim Straight (not too fitty)
the fabric’s freakin interesting, there’s no artificially made slubs or neps, but all natural.
Me and the brand designer actually met up in Japan, Okayama Kojima’s Denim Festival last weekend, and I got the jeans from him directly LOL
(pic at the rooftop of Kojima, the first wear on 4/26)
manufactured in Japan ‘Bingo’ area with all Union Special machines (43200G 35800), and got all the essential details like hidden rivet, also the patch is oil paper!
Lookin forward how this would change !!
P/S: me and the designer will start wearing the same jean for DWC!
Attachments:You must be logged in to view attached files.May 1, 2015 at 2:42 am #2860
Good!May 18, 2015 at 1:27 pm #3929
So, I’m still wearing it non-soak!
but thinkin of quick soaking this weekend 🙂
http://instagram.com/handmadejeans/May 18, 2015 at 5:18 pm #3935
Haven’t heard of this brand yet, but they look very nice!May 19, 2015 at 4:08 pm #3969
Me and the brand’s designer is participating with the same model!
It’s small yet, but aiming high! 🙂
http://instagram.com/handmadejeans/June 26, 2015 at 4:39 pm #4781
It’s been already 2 months past!!
For the Challenge, Denim in the Hood, I’ve got some pictures of recent activities lol
I just live around Seould City, and went to the neighbor city called ‘Goyang’
their mascot is a Cat, since Goyang-yi is Cat in Korean
Since Seoul has been capital for more than 600 years,
there are some palaces left in centre of the downtown.
though.. most were destroyed in Wars and by Japs
this looks creepy lol
Most of the buildings are apartments/condos,
too many ppl in so little city zzz
And got some best shops in the world for tourist/shoppers
We’re going through some serious political issues.
present President got illegally elected, and trying to dictate. (semi-dictating now)
but still, we’re having fun :)!
This is one and only custom bespoke denim shop in Korea.
He’s in the Denim World Championship Heavyweight division with his own 19oz.
Does anyone Else love Bike ??!?
If you’re in Seoul, lets meet up and go for a ride zzzz
my whole family including uncles, cousins ride bikes!
Seoul’s freakin hot place to come by!
http://instagram.com/handmadejeans/September 2, 2015 at 2:26 pm #5732
Man, it’s been so long since i wrote last post.
had some embarassin moments retreving my ID/PW !!
the summer’s almost gone in Seoul.
its around 27 degree celcius (80’F), and best season to wear and tear our denim!
Of course we’ll wear it anyway no matter the weather.
The best part of this Oriental United denim’s,
that it fits on any kind of footwear..
Nike Airmax 90
Red Wing Iron Ranger 8114
Santa Rosa MocToe
or anything else you can imagine!
(Maybe, engineered boots is the only exception since 39 fit has small hem)
Anyways, we all need time to chill out,
and I’ll come back with some denim evolution pics next time!
http://instagram.com/handmadejeans/September 3, 2015 at 9:53 am #5737
HolioParticipantSeptember 6, 2015 at 1:06 pm #5755
man you should visit here once a lifetime lol
http://instagram.com/handmadejeans/October 21, 2015 at 2:30 pm #6084
hey it’s been almost 6 months already !!
it was still lookin dar at the mid of Sept.
but it’s starting to losing its indigo 🙂
as the Fall’s coming in and fading out rapidly with my beeeeer..
been hiking the hills around Seoul
with my OU type 39 as usual,
and I’ve got plans to visit Lijiang mountains this weekend!!
Visited one and only bespoke denim shop in Korea, owned by “허정운” (hurjungun)
yup, he’s got no fancy English name lol
he’s workshop is loaded with all vintage machines such as
Unionspecial 43200G, Singer 114w103, 299u230.
these are the results i’ve got last weekend
5.5 months, approx 4 washes
i just love how this denim’s turning out after all those frequent washes.
next time, i’ll comeback with more denim evolution!!
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