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  1. Denim Stores In Australia

    Measurements are accurate, as I recall, but I've mostly bought t-shirts which I knew were going to fit. I bought a Fullcount t-shirt one year that was accurate, then the following year I bought another after they'd ordered a run that were a couple of inches longer (for "Western" builds) and it was indeed longer by exactly the amount they said it would be while remaining the same in other respects. I'd be inclined to trust their measurements.
  2. The Flat Head

    yeah, they'll turn out nicely.. I have a couple of pairs of 3005s in a 34, but I.. uh, fill them out a bit more in the thigh area, shall we say. That fit will produce some classic FH fades.
  3. Denim Stores In Australia

    I've never had a problem with Corlection's online service, it's always been excellent... orders are filled from either the Sydney or Melbourne store, depending where the item actually resides – I've had brief emails along the lines of "order has been dispatched from our Melbourne store, so will take an extra day", which is hardly a problem. It's usually more convenient to purchase online, even though I could walk to the shop from my place if I had a spare hour or so..!
  4. TCB

    ^ is that a Seiko Bellmatic..? it looks exactly the same as mine, at that distance..
  5. Denim Stores In Australia

    Corlection has branches in Sydney and Melbourne, if that's what you mean
  6. Sugar Cane Denim

    Dude, they look good.. stop wondering, start wearing, they'll be Max Powered in no time..
  7. Sugar Cane Denim

    The colour has softened a bit, but hasn't changed much in three or four washes and trips through the dryer. Some nice subtle marbling going on here and there.. I should take photos one of these days.. heh
  8. Sugar Cane Denim

    Depends somewhat on whether you've washed them in hot water, I'd think... my 1947s have been washed around 8 times over a couple of years (not worn constantly, but about 9 months of that would have been daily wear), always cold washed in the machine and usually run through the dryer afterwards. After the first time, I went from a double cuff to a single. They usually feel pretty snug when first out of the dryer... like, if-they-were-a-new-pair-I'd-be-looking-for-a-size-up snug. But they settle in within half an hour. So, I would say if you haven't lost about an inch in the legs through your current washing routine it'll probably happen when you put it through the dryer. And your patch will become shrunken, cracked and distorted—at least, mine did; I've just received a new pair so will have to see if it happens again. In my experience most Sugarcane patches don't fare too well in the dryer... I have Okinawas and Hawaiis with patches in great condition, but I don't think I've had them in the dryer. The 47s, 66s and a persimmon-dyed pair have all got damaged patches, but to be fair the last two have paper patches. Images have been posted before in this thread I think... from mid-2016; since that time the patch has aged, but not much additional evolution as I like them this way.
  9. cumstains and cockfades on second-hand 501s were big in the '80s in certain parts of Sydney
  10. Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

    ^ when you have arcuates that can be unpicked to resemble a certain trademarked iconic shape like a child's drawing of a seagull, it's going to be *that* company who takes exception
  11. Levi's Vintage Clothing

    I have Valencia St type 1 and type 2 jackets—cherished op-shop finds! The denims used are markedly different; meaningless without pics, I know, so I'll have to see what I can do... type 1 is very dark and hairy, even after 20 years, while type 2 is more electric blue. I guess they could be from somewhere other than Cone... I don't know what LVC was doing in the late '90s
  12. UES Denim

    yes, I think once they started making the size 5 versions full-time they became the best Japanese shirt option for me, at least... I have a couple of flannels—my best-fitting and most reliable shirts. Burgus seems to "get" Western sizing as well... I've not tried many others though, really, except TFH which did not work for me.
  13. Tender Co. Denim

    ^ Ha! not so much for me—my pair is the same as oomslokop's, but I'm guessing I'm a bit taller and I, uh, fill them out nicely, shall we say. On a side note, glad to see oomslokop bringing Volleys back—like mullets, they will totally be a thing! Also, hands down coolest family unit ever; I've long thought, but never mentioned.
  14. Tender Co. Denim

    Lovely work, bartleby... I hope my recently-acquired 129s will achieve similar status, although they don't have the drape to develop those long diagonal thigh creases