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  1. GhostMeat

    The Flat Head

    Heh...I totally just accidentally bought a pair of F2001's. Just meant to see how much it would end up being with all the shipping. And, BAM, i hit a button that definitely did NOT say "place order" or "confirm this or that". But, hell, I'm keeping them!
  2. GhostMeat

    bnwt flat head denim jeans only $190!

    Man, I keep coming back to this thread, hoping someone has bought those 33" 1001's, giving me a good reason not to buy them.
  3. GhostMeat

    Iron Heart Jeans

    Nice Rick Hinderer blade. Very, very nice. For the uneducated, A Hinderer knife is about as tough as a pair of Iron Hearts. So there, I've given you all something else to obsess over! When I first started exploring denim, I used to think it was pretty crazy that people talk about all the stuff you put in your pockets to show wear. Now I find myself thinking "should I post something about carrying an Emerson CQC7 Mini (about the size of a stick of gum -- legal to carry just about anywhere) in their back pocket to get some fades going?" I figure we all obsess about rugged denim -- why not super rugged knives? I know, there's a whole other forum for that. Hah! gm.
  4. GhostMeat

    Iron Heart Jeans

    Here are a few of my IH-461s Bootcuts. I actually wore them for the first time in a while since I've been working on a pair of Flatheads. Man, my new place is made for photographing denim: Big natural light window... tall mirror right next to the windows that the seller left... Perfect! These are about 18 - 20 months or so, I forget. Only one wash.
  5. GhostMeat

    You know you're addicted...

    Ah, man, I'm at work and I'll get photos about this up later... So the wife and I bought a new home 2 weeks ago and, it's so funny, the first thing that I noticed about my new walk in closet (there are two, I get my own) is that it's made for 1) storing multiple pairs of denim and 2) there's a mirror and window situation that is perfectly suited for photographing denim. I'm a photographer and am a picky bastard. I even noted which bathtubs in the place are best suited for soaking. Super denim nerd! gm.
  6. GhostMeat

    Iron Heart Jeans

    Hey is there some kind of technical name or tailor jargon for this kind of repair? I haven't ever had to repair denim holes like this, but if I do, I'd like to know what to tell a tailor to do in their own language (without having to learn Korean -- the best tailors around here are Korean dudes!).
  7. Also, don't forget that you don't have to buy the size that some mystical rulebook tells you to. Common practice says that you size down one and let the denim stretch out. I got a pair of 3001's and bought them true-to-size. So now I have a pair of 3001's that are somewhere in between 'slim straight' and 'straight'. And trust me, they were still pretty tight when I first got them, especially after a soak. You'll still get some fadin' happening.
  8. GhostMeat

    Iron Heart Jeans

    Thought it might be fun to put up some photos here. I've spent a little over a year and a half with these Iron Heart 461s' and I'm about to put them in the wash for the first time. Original Photos http://shadowflood.com/_temp/ih461s/ ...20 months later just before a wash http://www.shadowflood.com/_temp/ih461s-2/ Well, I should say it'll be the first time they've been washed with water. I've had to take them to the dry cleaners once or twice. The first time I did it it was because I must have sat in something damn awful! gm.
  9. GhostMeat

    The Flat Head

    Thanks. The slightly looser fit is actually intentional out of taste and necessity. I actually got these in Japan in Ueno and they only had a 31 and a 34 in stock and I had to go with the 34. Because, you know, I couldn't leave Japan without something. Honestly, I could go a little tighter, yes. These have only been warm soaked for 30 minutes and line dried once, so I have a little room to play. I'm not totally in to the ultra slim fit. I'm old and can't pull it off with the rest of my wardrobe. MiKE
  10. GhostMeat

    The Flat Head

    Here are my 3 day old 3001s -- and my wife's dope-ass bunny slippers. Rad. ...and of course, my wife is Japanese. Thus the gushing cuteness of the slippers. At least that's my excuse. :
  11. GhostMeat

    Lightning Magazine Thread

    Man, about 10 minutes ago, my wife just plopped a copy of the Dec. '09 Lightning Buyers guide in my grubby palms. I'm totally stoked. She's Japanese and works for a Japanese company based here in the US and she actually had one of her coworkers bring a copy back for me when he came over for a business trip. It's pretty intense. My woman rocks. ROCKS!!
  12. I can tell you that I looked far and wide for a great bootcut. I've settled on a pair of Iron Heart IH-461S. They are a slight bootcut -- before I got into raw denim I wore a lot of Diesel Zathans and Ruehl Vandams and the 461s are not as flared out as those. I've worn a pair of Nudie Ralphs and they're kinda like that. And damn they are stubborn -- a 21 ounces, they're pretty heavy. Everything else feels like paper. I love it. Urban battle armor. A friend of mine has a pair of Studio D'Artisan SD-105s and they looked pretty well cut as well. Similar to the Iron Heart 461s in that they didn't seem really flared.
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    I just got back from a trip to Japan and bought a light natural colored Samurai Jeans curved belt from Americaya in Ueno. The guy said to tan it in the sun for 2 days before wearing it. Anyone ever done that? Have before and after photos? I wore the belt for a little bit (it's a beastly thing), but have since put it down since I want to tan it evenly.
  14. GhostMeat

    What were the last three pairs of jeans you wore??

    - Iron Heart IH-461s (16 mnths) - Nudie Ralphs - ALD Prescotts (rarely) Though, I just got back from Japan 2 days ago... going to prep a pair of FH 3001s I just picked up.
  15. GhostMeat

    Iron Heart Jeans

    I just got back from a trip to Japan. Hung out with my wife's parents and toured all over the country. Got to visit a few denim places and picked up a pair of Flat Heads. So, I get back home and I realize, man, I've had my Iron Heart 461S's for over one year and have never washed or soaked them. Since 6/6/2008. I have taken them to the dry cleaners twice (no laundering, actual dry cleaning). So, considering I sat in my in-laws dogs slobber all week, I decided I'll wash the things. I'm stoked to have some clean jeans for once. I know they won't fade much, but at least I'll have no more dog slobber and DNA in them. gm.