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  1. bencap

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Did you go to high school in San Jose? I grew up there and there was no one at my school that fits that description. Although if you grew up in Gilroy or south-east SJ heading towards Gilroy/Hollister I could definitely see how you'd have those types of kids around in high school.
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    WAYWT 2019 (denim edition)

    Wearing a lot of black while it's still cold enough (temps were at end of winter levels today). I'm dreading the arrival of warmer weather. Robert Mackie wool beanie Schott P213 jacket Brixtol waffle knit sweater Samurai 710NBK jeans Dr. Marten "For Life" 1461
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    The Sneakers we wear with our jeans

    Shearling lined Diemme Veneto Alto with Skull 5010xx. About to be too warm to wear these sneakers, I think they're going back into the closet until Autumn.
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    Samurai Jeans

    Those look great. Did you manage to size down? They look slimmer than the way those usually fit.
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Super useful info @Pedro, I didn't know that.
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    Oooh, really tempting. Where are you based (to have an idea of shipping costs)?
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Here's a question about creasing for you guys: Will the sharp creases from jeans being stored go away with wear? I just busted out the Samurai S710NBK one wash that I had in storage for a few months, and there are some sharp creases from being folded up for so long. I've never had a problem with this before, because I've always bought raw in the past, so creases went away after the initial soak or wash. Since these are one-wash, I wasn't planning on doing a soak or wash, but I'm worried that the creases running down the side of the legs will be fade and end up super visible. Any of you guys run into this problem before? Will the creases relax with time? I have a feeling they won't, and should maybe do a soak to prevent that (even though I'd rather not)
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    Samurai Jeans

    A google search didn't turn up anything on those two models. Any more info? And to be clear, there are Samurai models that I like a lot (S710 is a perfect slim straight imo), I was just hoping for something that would come closer to my "ideal fit". I would love more info on those two models mentioned especially if they've got a more aggressive taper without being tight in the thigh. The S511 seems like a typical slim tapered fit without being overly tight fitting, not exactly what I'm looking for since the thighs are fairly slim.
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    That rules, congrats! What'd you get?
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    Samurai Jeans

    Those look great IMO, but if they're really uncomfortable then it makes sense to sell them off. I wish they had done the arcs the same way they do on the S710-19oz to match the color of the denim. I think that the light blue is really tacky looking (the rest of the details are nice though) I wish samurai would do a cut with more generous thighs but an aggressive taper - basically the s711 with a smaller hem. Their slimmer fits are tight in the thigh, but look baggy below the knee on me (admittedly I've got stick legs).
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    I never clicked on this thread because I thought it would literally be about people getting chewing gum stuck to their denim or getting their pant leg stuck in their bicycle chain or whatever ("denim blunders"). Rather pleased to find it's actually a general denim discussion thread!
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    RESOLUTE by hayashi-san!

    Those look great, and dig the shirt. Power trip rips, one of the better bands I've seen in the last couple of years!
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    Eternal Jeans

    One of those brands I've always wanted to try, although I do prefer a higher rise these days. Might get around to it one day. Thanks for posting Chambo, not common to see well worn eternals.
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    3sixteen Jeans

    Here are some pre and post wash pictures of my 21BSP. I think I've had them about two and a half years, although they were worn on and off over that time. Not sure how many washes, probably between 6 and 8. Unfortunately they've shrunk continuously even after the first two washes, and I've gained a bit of weight too, so they're too tight for me now. A pity, because they were just getting nice and had a lot of life left. These would have looked fabulous after another year. The color was hard to capture, it definitely changes a lot depending on light source. While being very rich indigo, they're not as intensely blue as the pictures in direct sunlight would suggest. True color is somewhere between the color of the first and last photos, but being closer to the last photo. Pre-Wash Post-Wash (looks weird to me due to lack of creases, but gives a good idea of the fading)
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    1966 501's... in 1966

    What a great first post. Thanks for sharing, cheers!