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The Strike Gold - the treasure in the world of denim

The Strike Gold was founded in the year of 2006. This brand takes a very unique and personal  take on their best pieces of denim, with unusual details and very high standards to produce the best quality denim you can get in the market.  The Strike Gold manufactures its products in very small quantities, though luckily, you can find their stock here on Denimio!
In addition to the brand The Strike Gold, the same company is developing the Tenryo Denim, using varieties of a color weft thread in their denim to obtain fun and interesting fades.

Styles

The TSG styles are a staple for this brand. The same variants of cut jeans are used for different series and releases. All models of jeans have a digital designation, the last figures of which designating its style. Below are the examples and key components of this rare denim brand.

 03 styles (1103, 2103, 3103, 5103, 7103)

This is classic regular straight style with mid-rise - traditional and full of history.

05 styles (1105, 2105, 3105, 5105,7105)

This is a tight, slim, straight, style with a low rise.

09 styles (1109, 2109, 3109, 5109, 7109)

This is a tight fit with a low rise and slightly tapered leg.

04 styles (7104, 5104)

This is the new style of  TSG.  These jeans come in mid-rise, with a more relaxed vibe than the 09 and 05 styles, and a slightly tapered leg.

Denim

The Strike Gold - They are one of the traditional-thinking Japanese manufacturers that believe in natural fades and the importance of texture. In each series, the denim is very much different- not only in its density but also in its color and texture (from an even texture to a ultra-slubby finish).

The denim type numbers of The Strike Gold indicates the first marking names.

1000 series (1103, 1105, 1109)

Denim with an average density of 14.5OZ (sometimes labeled 14OZ). It has a classic combination of pure indigo-colored warp yarn and unpainted weft yarn. The texture has a noticeable slubby detail. This denim can be compared with the classical variants of Pure Blue Japan, for example, ХХ-005, ХХ-015, ХХ-013

On another side, you can see also the slubby texture.Notice the gold selvage line of The Strike Gold :

Denim of the 1000 series (and any other series at The Strike Gold) at the very beginning of fading begins to show a bright saturated color of indigo. Gradually, it will move on to lighter shades.

(photo - Reddit)

Faded jeans of 1000 series.

(photo - Reddit)

THE STRIKE GOLD SG1109 14OZ SUPER TIGHT STRAIGHT JEANS

2000 series (2103, 2105, 2109)

This pair of denim has a density above average, 17OZ. The texture of this denim is quite even and has no slubby texture. The main feature of this denim is that the warp thread is colored in the same thick dark indigo color, and the weft thread has a dark beige, almost brown color. On the front side, this denim looks like it has a hidden "golden" or "bronze" color.

Faded jeans of 2000 series.

(photo - #weftside66)

THE STRIKE GOLD SG2103 17OZ REGULAR STRAIGHT JEANS

THE STRIKE GOLD SG2105 17OZ TIGHT STRAIGHT JEANS

THE STRIKE GOLD SG2109 17OZ SUPER TIGHT STRAIGHT JEANS

3000 series (3103, 3105, 3109)

Denim of the 3000 series has 17OZ density and non-slubby texture. This is made from left-hand twill (LHT). The warp thread is colored with a dark indigo dye, while the weft yarn is gray.

Faded jeans of 3000 series:

(photo - Reddit)

THE STRIKE GOLD SG3109 17OZ SUPER TIGHT STRAIGHT JEANS

THE STRIKE GOLD SG3105 17OZ TIGHT STRAIGHT JEANS

Denim 5000s series (5103, 5105, 5109, 5104)

Denim 5000s series has a 15OZ density. It possesses a very noticeable and unusual ultra slubby texture.

Faded jeans of the 5000 series:

(photo - Reddit)

THE STRIKE GOLD SG5103 15OZ REGULAR TIGHT STRAIGHT JEANS

THE STRIKE GOLD SG5105 15OZ TIGHT STRAIGHT JEANS

THE STRIKE GOLD SG5109 15OZ SUPER TIGHT STRAIGHT JEANS

THE STRIKE GOLD SGJ50S 15OZ 50'S DENIM JACKET

7000 series (7103, 7105, 7104)

This denim has a 17OZ density. This is one of the most beautiful types of ultra-ultra slubby and neppy denim, which are produced by Japanese brands. The weft thread here is made of super short cotton fibers, spun very slowly and delicately.

If you look closely, you will notice a very mild "nap" on the front side of denim.

The texture is clearly visible even from the other side. Despite the 17OZ density, this denim is very soft and comfortable

THE STRIKE GOLD SG7104 17OZ SUPER SLUBBY SERIES REGULAR TAPERED STRAIGHT

THE STRIKE GOLD SG7105 17OZ SUPER SLAB SELVEDGE TIGHT STRAIGHT JEANS

Details


Many manufacturers, try to fix the attention of the owner on the very texture of denim and its color (for example, Oni Denim or Pure Blue Japan, produce jeans with a minimum of the most basic details. The Strike Gold is an exception. This brand features many unusual details. The details of all the series at The Strike Gold are identical for all series (except for some special releases), so let's first check out the 7000 series.


As a material for the TSG patch, they prefer deer skin, like many other Japanese manufacturers. The skin here is thick enough, and its color is also very interesting: At first a pinkish hue, then a darker yellowish color. On the skin, wrinkles quickly become visible, giving the patch a "vintage" look.

If you look from the side, you will notice the beautiful texture of the skin.

The pockets of these jeans have a classical pentagonal shape. There is an embroidered arc of TSG.

From the other side we can find hidden copper rivets, (which are the most  noticeable and expressive detail of traditional jeans), are clearly visible.

The edge of the pocket is made with a very expressive rounded "rib", the same on the belt loops. On the upper corners of the pocket are hidden rivets.

The Strike Gold uses a red tab, on which the name of the brand is embroidered in gold letters.

As already mentioned above, the belt loop looks very complex and beautiful

Buttons made in Levi's style.

These rivets are very unusual. The core of the rivet is not made of copper, but of steel, which will gradually rust. This is done deliberately. Over time, this gives the jeans a vintage look.

For example:

Let's take another look at the beautiful texture of the material and the golden selvedge line.

So, we looked at the styles of The Strike Gold, the types of denim and the details that are embodied in the products of this brand. Trust us, this is as exclusive as jeans can get.

Enjoy the shopping!