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  1. somatoform

    The Flat Head

    I bought them from 2nd Japan, but they should be all the same. I scored one of the older models, from 2014 I believe, so they were even cheaper.
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    The Flat Head

    Size 36 raw 3005: waist: 18" across waist band not aligned front rise: 12" back rise 16.5" leg opening: 10" upper thigh: 13.75" to 14" - I measure at crotch total fabric across the leg; I don't stop at any seams upper thigh: from the inside leg seam attached to the crotch and across the leg 12.75" to 13"
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    The Flat Head

    I can see where the confusion lies. Self edge is not accurate for upper thigh and back rise, even accounting for their one inch down on thigh measurement, it's still not 12.5" for a size 36. I have a 36 raw FH 3005 sitting in my closet (no, it's not for sale). I'll check tomorrow for you, but off the top of my head upper thigh BiG style measures more like 13.75" to 14" upper thigh and back rise is like 16", maybe 16.5. My 36 3009 shrunk from about 13.5" upper thigh to 13", so expect the 3005 size 36 to settle at about 13.5 upper thigh after all shrinkage is done. I'll give you precise full measurements for the whole jean tomorrow.
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    Levi's RED

    I'm not familiar with the Levis RED label, but I did have a pair of what were known as Levis Engineered jeans circa 2007 which were identical to what you guys are posting here as Levis RED. Mine had a raw look to the denim, identical to what a raw LVC denim looks like. I bought mine in Asia. I assumed then that they were a Europe/Asia thing.
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    The Flat Head

    Hard to say. Founders keep things intact, often stubbornly. Anytime the founder of something moves along certain aspects of his brand that remained core to the brand may move along with him. Then again, he's also the same guy who insisted on making shirts with an odd chest to shoulder proportion (odd by a lot of shirtmakers' standards) based, ostensibly, on his own personal frame. And he also came up with blue suede arcs. So some things moving along may not be such a bad thing. I hope they don't touch the 3009. I have a 1005 and 3005. I just want a 3009. I had one from Japan in a smaller size than I need and post shrink it was an absolute no go, but great silhouette. Also, a FH slant pocket denim western shirt in Western sizing (like they had before) would be very nice. I'm sure they could expand their leather jacket range. There seems to be no shortage of FH leather jacket fans.
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Yeah, but if Zidane were a Sufu or SF member he would say, "I've got big thighs". Except he would be legit. Interestingly, he's in Madrid, no? Tightest man jeans I ever saw in my life was in Madrid.
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    Sorahikos for $88? https://www.ebay.com/usr/ontariodiscounts?_trksid=p2047675.l2559
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    Oi Polloi has the one wash 105 in sizes 1, 2, 4, 5 for $198 USD with VAT deducted. I have no clue what shipping is. Don't know if that's a great deal, but, hey....
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    Bartleby, Which boots are those? Crockett and Jones Coniston comes to mind.....
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    Stuff you would like to see made

    I'd like to see a return of a certain RRL denim western shirt (or a new version by any brand) which was made in a fabric I can best describe as probably a 10oz version of Sugar Cane's fabric used for the Hawaii jeans. That's the closest thing I can compare the fabric to.
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    iconic denim photos

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    Eternal Jeans

    I read about the 30 dips on BiG when they carried Eternal. I have had a pair of 884 for a while now and speaking as someone who does not easily fade jeans I can confidently say that my 884s are fast fading, but they are also slimmer fitting in the top block. This is part of the dilemma. It's a size 36 one wash and came in probably 33.5 in the waist, but certainly no more than 34 (this is not a fluke, they're all like that). They taper aggressively from the waist band to where the waist band connects (top of the hips) and this area does not stretch with ease. The front rise is like 10.75. And then the Upper thigh is like 13.75 and it's wide all the way down. So kind of what a SDA 103 in the same size would fit but with a slightly higher rise (the Eternal being higher). I've tried a 36 in 811 and it is a nicer fit, slightly bigger in the waist and more generous in the front rise. But I had to return it because the thigh a few inches up from the knee was stupid tight, a problem I have never encountered with any other brand in this area (tightness in the LOWER thigh). I'll have to try the 811 again. That pair may have just been a fluke. The denim is very crinkly and remains so for a while, but once it settles it is very nice. Mine are due for a 2nd wash. I'll post pics some time.
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    Vintage Denim?

    Find the fades on these especially nice (some instagram pic from thousandyardstyle):
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    I tried some Kamakura a while ago at their store on Madison Ave. They didn't work out. I know this info is useless without a specific reason as to why, but I can't seem to recall what the issue was. I believe that the higher armholes force you to size up which in turn makes them too billowy in the midsection and big in the neck. I'm speaking of the NY classic fit. Gitman has a neck opening that are just too large in my preferred XL. Pity as the overdye navy oxford is a beauty in person. I found that Brooks Brothers' Regent fit is a pretty damn nice fit. Oconnell's in Buffalo makes a nice shirt. If you find your neck size, the body falls in line quite nicely. They do however have some collars which are obnoxiously large. Otherwise, none of these shirts render a good enough fit and low enough price to not justify mtm.