Why We Call Them As "Bungle" Instead Of "Bangle"

April 16, 2016

Why We Call Them As

We had some customers that asked us why we always call "bungle" instead of "bangle", and they asked us if it was a typo or not. So we think so we should write about this. 

As you might know, we like to use "Janglish" (Japanese English) to describe our products even for our name.

Around 9 years ago, we started to know MIJ native American style silverwares. The very first brand that we know is Goro's. Through Goro's we know more different silver brands in Japan including First Arrow's. The more we learned, the more we realized how unique and delicacy of those silverwares. And the philosophy of "Balance of Ying Yang", "Wabasabi" behind the products are much more deeper than we thought before. Through learning, we noticed the unique pronunciation of "bangle" - "bungle".

We think "bungle" is actually a better spelling to explain MIJ "bangle".

First Arrow's uses quite unique 950 silver - 95% of high quality silver with 5% classified metals. Through 3 strictly processes of sterling, their silver presents a unique kind of sheen. Jewrly brands nowadays like to make their products lighter with lower percentage of silver to reduce the cost. Through the process of making a bangle, FA always has a process to stress out the extra air bubbles in raw silver to make their products with a higher percentage of silver. This process will make the jewelry more durable and the sheen looks unique like white gold. We even have some customers confused about FA's silverwares as white gold.

The thickness of solid silver is like a "bun". Especially through long time in use, the scratches by users create an uneven kind of texture is like a diary of time. The "wabasabi" of silver makes each of them unique and better looking.

So this is why we say "Bungle" instead of "Bangle". It tells the difference between old school top grade silver smithing and modern crafting process. It represents the spirit of Japanese craftsmmanship - not just a try hard style but also obsession of quality and tradition.


How We Measure

Pants and Shorts


With the major buttoned up (i.e. the top button) open the jeans and lay them flat, like shown. Measure from the front where the major button closes to the back belt loop. Double this measurement to find the waist measurement.

The way we measure the waist is different from the 'Side to Side' technique. If you are used to the 'side to side' technique you can roughly roughly downsize by 1 inch.

For example, 'side to side' measurement for The Flat Head 3002 waist is 28inch and using our method measures at 29.25inch.

Front Rise:

With the jeans lying flat measure from the crotch bar tack to the top of the waistband. 

Back Rise:

Spread out the crotch so the bar tack is visible, then measure from the crotch to the top of the waistband.


One inch down from the crotch, measure flat across to the other side.


Flatten the leg and measure along the inseam from the crotch to the leg hem. 

Leg Openning:

Measure straight across the hem from side to side.





Lay flat then measure from the shoulder's edge to the other shoulder's edge.


Lay shirt flat and measure from pit to pit.

Sleeve length:

With the sleeve flat measure from the shoulder to the cuff.

Arm hole openning:

Measure from the shoulder down to the pitt.

Vertical length:

With the shirt facing down, Measure from below the collar to the bottom hem.