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beautiful_FrEaK last won the day on December 20 2018

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    Naoki said the one-wash pair has an inseam of 81 cm. That would work but only 4 cm shrinkage? Doesn't sound right for the OG XX denim.
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Has anyone of my fellow EU folks ordered directly from Japan since the trade agreement? How was the experience? I guess VAT is still to be paid but what about additional taxes?
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    I'm not so sure anymore if I get a pair of the new Denime XX. Naoki quoted me a raw inseam of 85 cm (funnily I didn't ask for that measurement earlier) and now I might pass them. Just waiting for measurements of the one-wash pair to compare. But as it's just talked about in the Blunders thread: I also rather concentrate on what I have and reduce my collection.
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    Conners Sewing Factory

    You don't have to understand it or like it. Everyone has their own ideal. Brands like SDA and the like are making idealized iterations of vintage jeans, taking inspiration and want to make perfect jeans. Therefore I expect "perfect" sewing. With CSF it's different: he tries to make the perfect reproduction of actual vintage Levi's jeans. So if you would own a deadstock pair of Levi's 501XX from 1943 and this pair has all this failures, wonky stitching and loose threads and you want to make a copy, what would you do? Konaka-san has examined a lot of real vintage jeans, saw these failures and adopted them for his jeans. And if you are like Flash or myself and a real deadstock pair is out of reach, CSF is the second best option. Although I admit, the price is steep. Edit: @JohnM hey mate, I still owe you a mail! It's a bit odd. You waited over a month, it's ok to write him again and ask about a time frame. He surely busy with the new 1942 model though but he still answers on IG.
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    RESOLUTE by hayashi-san!

    I'm sure you already tried Pants Shop Avenue? Have you looked here? https://www.sapporo-base.jp/smp/item/RESOLUTE_011.html
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    Wrangler Repro Appreciate Thread

    That's an unfair comparison! Everybody knows the LVC '44 has absurdly small front pocket bags The jeans look great
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    Conners Sewing Factory

    Yeah it's really crazy how much you can upsize on CSF to get a good or true fit. The hip flare is of course pretty prominent
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    That rough feeling is totally normal and something many people like. It will go away though after some time. Give it more days. If your jeans fit you tight, the rough feeling might be stronger.
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    Full Count Denim Thread

    Yep, that's the question. Maybe "let the product speak for itself"?!
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    Full Count Denim Thread

    I'm not so sure if Levi's is really the main reason. Levi's was after all the Japanese brands in 2006/2007 and I doubt Full Count wasn't part of that lawsuit. Also, as the be expected, Levi's won that lawsuit. So now 12 years later, Full Count "suddenly" changes does not necessarily mean Levi's was after them again. At least in Japan there is no reason for those brands to change and many didn't. Although brands like Flat Head SDA, Samurai, Iron Heart and so on changed their look. I really think it's about widening their target market and thus to avoid conflicts with Levi's, better change before you go bigger. But after all orSlow is already widely available overseas and maybe they really got in the way of L. And I agree with you about LVC
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    What are your jeans doing today?

    Again no jeans but orSlow cargo pants. At Torres del Paine
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    Thanks for that! Is that the whole fabric measured directly at the crotch seam for the thighs?
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    I haven't used the waist tabs yet. The pants fit good right now. The ripstop fabric is definitely a lighter fabric and I can see it wearing well in summer. That said, it's also nice while hiking through Tierra del Fuego
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    Anyone owing the 107 in size 4, could you please provide BiG style measurements?! thanks!
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    What are your jeans doing today?

    Currently hiking through here: