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mandel9000 last won the day on December 5 2017

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  1. Levi's Vintage Clothing

    Not sure about the new rinse version, but I find the 55 501 in sz. 30 to fit tighter (not a full size but maybe about a half) than the TCB 20s in the same size.
  2. Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

    No tearing apart cats, please! May I suggest two strong cats tearing apart a Volvo 240? Or would that be just as cruel in your eyes, @volvo?
  3. Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

    I also wrote a note since the patch is fried and illegible but forgot to put it in the pocket, only noticed it when I got back from the post office last Tuesday. Should I send an email to Inoue with info so that he can match sender address with SuFu name and jeans?
  4. Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

    True, but I'm fine with it as I'm partial to the high water look. Works very well in the snow. And lately I have also discovered that my inseam sweet spot is either longer or shorter than 79cm depending on how I wear it.
  5. Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

    I've been measuring meticulously after every wash except the third one, when I was going on vacation and didn't have time. Here are my numbers for a size 30, 79 cm leg. Wash: Pre / 1st / 2nd / 4th Waist: 15.75" (40cm) / 14.75" (37,5cm) / 14.5" (37cm) / 14.5" (37cm) Inseam: 33" (84cm) / 30.5" (78cm) / 30.25" (77cm) / 29.5" (75cm) --- WHOAH! I have all the other measurements too, but they're in the +/- 1" range, nothing extraordinary, and most didn't change this time. I was just thinking a couple of days ago that I should have gone with either 1" longer or 1" shorter inseam since I found it neither here nor there after the previous wash; too long to wear without a turn-up, too short with one. I'll have to see tomorrow when I put them on but they're probably (even) more to my liking now. Note that the washer and dryer that I have access to are of the industrial kind, they probably go a little harder than the regular home appliances that most people use.
  6. Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

    Trying to bypass the photo upload problem with a lil' instagram embed. The first three weeks I alternated with the Roy tour jeans and after Christmas I've been at quite a few formal events with work where baggy blue jeans should be avoided, so I'd put wear in the 1/2 to 2/3 of days since November 7th range. Three trips through washer and dryer, now contemplating if I'm going to give them a fourth before or after going to Eurosonic in The Netherlands next week.
  7. Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

    Hah, they're actually red, just washed a lot. I edited the image size to around 2GB and then it worked. But I also waited a couple of hours so I'm not completely sure about causality here. ---- Went cross-country skiing today, and I wasn't the only one. One thing is walking slowly in a queue uphill, it's quite another when going down those steep slopes. Saw so many accidents (not the serious kind) that I decided to just go up-up-up to the top and take the metro from there instead of where I started from.
  8. Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

    A little blurry, but this - the middle section of my upper thigh - is where the suitcase rubbed.
  9. Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

    I was going to post a little update, but I get an error message when I try to upload photos from the good camera. This is the only one that went through so until I figure out what the problem is, this is what you get: weekend cat. And I forgot: Congratulations, Mason!
  10. Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

    Happy new year and sorry about the lack of updates! I'm still wearing the jeans almost every day, just a lot of catching up to do at work after taking the whole month of December off. I feel nice and rested though. When I traveled back to Oslo after Christmas my suitcase wheel broke and I had to carry the 20kg+ thing for 15 minutes. It has a coarse surface that made quite an impact on my right hip, the train tracks are really something right where the suitcase rubbed against me when walking. Hopefully the rest of the jean will catch up eventually.
  11. Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

    Woooohooo! Btw, if you paste the IG link here, it will embed.
  12. Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

    This year’s lutefisk update: Also, it’s ten celcius below zero today and some nice ice crystal action on the window To quote our neighbor’s sign: Merry Christmas, everyone! Congrats on the second home, @Foxy2! Lovely photos.
  13. Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

    Good question! Not that it makes much difference, but it’s actually “just” two months. I was born here and grew up with it and can’t say I thought a lot about it then. I was just used to it, I guess. Plus there’s an equal amount of time with 24h sun in summer to make up for it. To be fair I moved south to Oslo once I finished high school more than a decade and a half ago, and only visited for 1-2 weeks at a time since. That’s ok, even a little exotic, but more time here in winter would depress me a little, I think.
  14. Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

    Home for Chrismas, braving the elements. A bit nicer today, as seen from my mother's apartment. This is about as light as it gets these two months without sun. Well, that's not completely true, because even though the sun doesn't rise above the horizon between November and January 21st, we still see a bit of sunlight...for an hour, maybe, during the middle of the day. I checked the 7 day forecast before I left Oslo and it said it was going to rain the whole time so I didn't bother with ski equipment. Now I deeply regret it, perfect conditions. Can I sue?
  15. Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

    Did another wash, only a couple of weeks after the last one, but after wearing the 20s everyday during my quite active vacation and falling in the woods a couple of times, it was due. I haven't measured yet but I do believe they shrunk a little more, plus the patch said thank you and good night (it looked more or less brand new up until this wash). I think this is a) because one of the machines in the laundry goes harder than the others, and/or b) I was distracted when I did the settings and accidentally chose 60 degrees. Indoor flash photography is a bit hit or miss for me, mostly the latter, but I think this came out pretty true to colour. Wear is really starting to show at this point and I'm exciiiiited.