Evisu “Year Of The Dragon” Raw Denim – Just Released

Ryu Jeans - Year of Dragon by Evisu

Just Released - 1/2 "Year of the Dragon" Evisu Raw Denim

While some of us bring in the Chinese New Year with a straightforward “新年快乐!”, “恭喜發財!”, or “Happy New Year!” (for those whose Mandarin/Cantonese is a little rusty), others choose to commemorate the year ahead in a slightly different way.

Announced recently via their various online presences, Japanese denim heavyweight Evisu has just released two limited edition raw denim jeans that are themed with the animal of the upcoming year, the Dragon.

There are two models available – the Ryu Jeans and Gold Edition – and neither are easy to come, come at a low cost, or exactly modest in design (compared to more minimalist denim). However, given Evisu‘s long history and time in the industry (see our previous article – “Evisu Genes – Designer Hidehiko Yamane, 20th Anniversary) you can’t help but give them a peek.

If you are interested in picking up a pair, note that the pre-order sale began yesterday (January 22nd, 2012) and will close on February 11, 2012. Regardless, take a look and let us know what you think via the comments area at the bottom of the page!

Details

  • Name: Evisu Ryu Jeans “Year of the Dragon”
  • Weight: Unknown
  • Fit: Regular Slim (unconfirmed)
  • Cost: Approx. $388.00
  • Available at: Evisu International Website
  • Other Details
    • Back pocket designs are hand painted in-store
    • 30 units available

Photos (source: international.evisu.com)

Ryu Jeans - Year of Dragon by Evisu

Ryu Jeans - Year of Dragon by Evisu

Ryu Jeans - Year of Dragon by Evisu


Details

  • Name: Evisu Gold Edition “Year of the Dragon”
  • Weight: 13 oz.
  • Fit: Straight Leg
  • Cost: Approx $750.00
  • Available at: Evisu International Website
  • Other details
    • Some sections decorated with gold and red kimono pattern
    • Gold rivets, buttons, selvedge
    • Given with special edition wooden box and serial number

Photos (source: international.evisu.com)

Evisu Gold Edition - Year of the Dragon by Evisu

Evisu Gold Edition - Year of the Dragon by Evisu

Evisu Gold Edition - Year of the Dragon by Evisu

Evisu Gold Edition - Year of the Dragon by Evisu

Evisu Gold Edition - Year of the Dragon by Evisu

Evisu Gold Edition - Year of the Dragon by Evisu

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A long-time denim enthusiast, Chad has spent the last year between a pair of Allevol and Naked & Famous jeans. In addition to contributing to RawrDenim.com, he also keeps busy with Sporting Charts.

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  • http://twitter.com/adrianghaust Adrian Ghaust

    interesting. the gold edition so gangsta! for mafias.

  • http://twitter.com/adrianghaust Adrian Ghaust

    interesting. the gold edition so gangsta! for mafias.

  • Anteezy

    These look tacky, I am curious to see how these would age though.

  • Anteezy

    These look tacky, I am curious to see how these would age though.

  • Mike

    those are horrendous… 

  • Mike

    those are horrendous… 

  • J. Lenard Jackson

    evisu has gotten gawdy as hell.

  • J. Lenard Jackson

    evisu has gotten gawdy as hell.

  • Dustin Holtz

    Yeah, I would never wear those, but I am curious as to how they fade and look when worn.

  • Dustin Holtz

    Yeah, I would never wear those, but I am curious as to how they fade and look when worn.

  • Ant the master of the universe

    Tacky

  • Ant the master of the universe

    Tacky

  • Cameron

    Quit yo bitchin
    Different strokes for different folks

  • Cameron

    Quit yo bitchin
    Different strokes for different folks

  • coolfadezbro

    Next on Jersey Shore…

  • coolfadezbro

    Next on Jersey Shore…

  • Grazfather x

    Hahaha. You’ll definitely stand out of a crowd in those.

  • Grazfather x

    For the record: 
    “for those who’s Mandarin/Cantonese is a little rusty”

    it should be ‘whose’

    Feel free to delete this after :)

    • http://www.rawrdenim.com Rawr Denim

      @google-c6ee0457bf41c6bb94ec25fa68668d8d:disqus Oops, thanks for that – nice catch ;)

  • Grazfather x

    Hahaha. You’ll definitely stand out of a crowd in those.

  • Grazfather x

    For the record: 
    “for those who’s Mandarin/Cantonese is a little rusty”

    it should be ‘whose’

    Feel free to delete this after :)

    • http://www.rawrdenim.com Rawr Denim

      @google-c6ee0457bf41c6bb94ec25fa68668d8d:disqus Oops, thanks for that – nice catch ;)

  • bryan solid

    The Ryu edition is alright, if you like a splash of colour, but the Gold edition is just hideous. The Gold is the kind of clothing that rich people without any fashion sense wear. People are going to be wearing those ones for the price tag as much as they are the look.

  • bryan solid

    The Ryu edition is alright, if you like a splash of colour, but the Gold edition is just hideous. The Gold is the kind of clothing that rich people without any fashion sense wear. People are going to be wearing those ones for the price tag as much as they are the look.

    • andy

      just because you cant afford it, doesn’t mean you should hate on it

  • http://www.facebook.com/denimartistpp Perrythinks

    Nice art. Fit for the Imperial.

  • http://www.facebook.com/denimartistpp Perrythinks

    Nice art. Fit for the Imperial.

  • Nickoles

    I love raw denim but I hate how evisu puts those stupid paint markings on them. They ruin the natural beauty of raw jeans

  • Nickoles

    I love raw denim but I hate how evisu puts those stupid paint markings on them. They ruin the natural beauty of raw jeans

  • http://denimartistpp.wordpress.com/ DenimArtist P.P

    From all comments so far, Imperial art style doesn’t fit for everyone.

  • http://denimartistpp.wordpress.com/ DenimArtist P.P

    From all comments so far, Imperial art style doesn’t fit for everyone.

  • ms

    All those gold ones need is a 50 year old european dude drowning his midlife crisis in cologne and ed hardy gear.

  • ms

    All those gold ones need is a 50 year old european dude drowning his midlife crisis in cologne and ed hardy gear.

  • Jonny

    i would rock the ryu ones. different strokes

  • Jonny

    i would rock the ryu ones. different strokes

  • Jake

    They look great! I guess some people are just a little timid in their style :)

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