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  1. The Australian retail scene is pretty tough. The largest independent chain here in Sydney has closed down. Now with Great Southern Denim gone, there are fewer stores pushing interesting brands. As a shop owner, I would love to stock everything that a brand did. However, the reality is that this is simply not possible. My advice to people is to support their local stores, go in and talk to the owners and let them know what they want. They are more likely to stock things if they know there is a viable market.
  2. The looser fit and 9-ounce fabric make them pretty breathable for a denim pant. However, it all depends on what you are used to. For example if all you wear are 14-ounce denim, then these are going to feel lighter, however, if all you wear is 6-ounce cotton pants these will feel hot.
  3. I would start here and check if any of them have websites
  4. I asked Orslow about the size discrepancies and they said that the tagged size is what they expect them to be after wash and dry. However, it's likely that individual pairs will vary just like vintage denim, which never runs exactly to the same measurements. So that their size chart is an averedge and a guide to help people get an idea from it. This is their size chart.
  5. Samurai 15 ounce is tough
  6. We did talk about this a few pages back. The 105 is a regular fit, the 107 a tapered fit. The two jeans are almost identical, except for past the knee, where it is a full leg for the 105 and the tapered leg for the 107. The official Orslow measurements for waist Size 4 are 35". A lot of stores say they are a 34" probably so as not to confuse customers. Also, the thigh and rise measurements are a little small for western guys who wear a 34" so a size 4 would fit better than a size 3 even though the size 3 is a 34" waist. I'm assuming the Burea has taken this into account I measured the thigh and hem using the BIG method. I'm not sure how The Burea has measured. I'm happy to concede that my measurements are out a little. It is never an exact science measuring denim. If you have any other questions always happy to help.
  7. Some pics of my Orslow USN pants. Shot inside with lights. Wish I had a pair of them new to show a comparison.
  8. Let a few things go and acquired some more since my last post in this thread. Sydney has been so hot and humid it has been so hard to get much wear out of the denim lately. 1) Visvim Fluxus 05 these are 8 years old now and look amazing, crotch and pocket bags are finally going though 2) Anatomica 618 Slim Fit. A recent addition, love the no side seams. 3) Samurai 500xx Pushing 10 years, been repaired once. 4) Samurai 710 evolution is coming along nicely 5) Post Overalls Five Pocket. Made in Japan, this pair is a really nice modern tapered cut. 5) 3sixteen 120x ST Shadow selvedge evolution is so interesting to watch on theses. 6) Orslow USN pants, still denim? not quite jeans. The 9-ounce one wash is finally yielding some nice fade results.
  9. yeah in some circles tight denim never really went away.
  10. They actually have some nice fade potential. I'll try and snap some pics when I'm not wearing them
  11. I'm wearing my pair of the USN pants right now. Great denim and very comfortable. Definitely, give them a few hot washes before you alter them. They have a little bit of shrink in them.
  12. Yes, if you are a size 2 in the 107, a size 2 in the slim fatigues should fit fine.
  13. TCB

    That tailoring job looks great.
  14. Apartment Store, Outpost and Ben's Burgers. Egg Records and Rocking Horse if you like music.
  15. Gonna have to wait for a DVD release I guess as I'm stuck in Sydney!