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  1. BrownMetallic

    Denim Repair

    Patchwork, is like building the plane as I’m flying it, really .... no idea how they’re going to turn out. I do try to layout the materials I’d like to incorporate, in front of me before take off ... IG has been inspirational. I learned to chainstitch lately, so that’s a fab addition to the arsenals. Thanx @428CJ Sample patches & stitches: Jeans patch is for a lady friend. The prepped [half-finished] round patch is mine, tho. •SD 1334: 14oz natural indigo... mine.
  2. The patchwork, is like building the plane as I’m flying it, really. I do try to layout the materials I’d like to incorporate, in front of me before I take off ... IG has been inspirational. I learned to chainstitch lately, so that’s a fab addition to the arsenals. Thanx peeps @Geeman @501XX4EVER edit: Sample patches & stitches ... btw, jeans project is for a lady friend. The prepped [hslf-finished] patch is mine, tho. chainstitch & backstitch [front & back]
  3. All these talks of a TCB contest pair got me elevated & anticipating. Got huge amount of time on hand, due to the lockdown, so I thought I’d revisit past denim contests that I had an a epic pleasure of being a part of. Warning!!! I’m not a huge denim shredder like some fade artists here, so it’s more of a a soft p0rn than hXc Contest jeans still fit & get rotated during S/S ... *except, the FCs, w/c are W32. • Jin s0110xj : HWDC 2013-2015 • FC 1108C : BiG x FC x SuFu 2009-2011 • Momo G014-MB : HWDC2 2017-2019 • Evisu X WH X Yamane: EW-0110 : HWC 2015-2017
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    The Flat Head

    Exactly! I checked out @space_cowboy’s fit pic ... other than the waist, the rest of the jeans seem draping well ... & he said he just need another inch past the initial [actual] waist measurement ... so, IMO, LHT Zimbabwe ... it’s doable. .... versus, having to pack-it-up, resell @ a loss way below retail, then buy a size up or another model @retail ... he was willing to try
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    The Flat Head

    Caveat: 1st considerations when buying a quite expensive pair of jeans, if i’m not familiar with the brand, is to research pertinent info regarding sizing & shrinkage. Like what @julian-wolf said, buying “jeans that fits in the first place ...” is the simplest way to go .. the golden rule. Having in mind that, what u want & what fits are 2 different things. I wouldn’t advice “stretching” before copping a pair. I only gave my 2¢ cuz @spacecowboy got & wearing his pair already. We’ve all been that road before ... once [raw] touches water &/or u put wear on them, U lose a chunk of the resale value. So, between resell & sizing up or buy something else versus giving it a try ... either way, it’s an “expensive” lesson to learn ... money wise or time/effort wise
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    TCB

    If I can sew on an arc, mosdef can paint one myself ... still got latex paint from the momos. ALL IN !!!
  7. BrownMetallic

    The Flat Head

    ^Yup, another inch is definitely doable. Just keep wearing ‘em ... [it] will come.
  8. BrownMetallic

    TCB

  9. BrownMetallic

    TCB

    How about an Inden-ya deerskin patch
  10. BrownMetallic

    TCB

    Okey, this is going to be a special [contest] run right?! Practically, jeans are not going to be sold in a store or on an online website. Product will be shipped individually to us, directly. Frankly, I’m not savvy to the particulars of the Levi’s lawsuit, so I am merely asking ... does this jeans project fall into, technically or otherwise, any of the “ban” criteria? Anyway, if it does, the template @Double 0 Soul was suggesting is a feasible option. In BiG X FC X SuFu contest, all we had were paper templates of the arc [L/R] & a couple of red tabs. It was up to us to either leave the pocket/s blank or DIY paint/stitch the arc/s &/or tab
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    The Flat Head

    ^Btw, what’s the tagged size, actual waist measurements before wear & current...
  12. BrownMetallic

    The Flat Head

    Thought I’ve read here somewhere, awhile back ... RR stands for Renzo Rosso, the Diesel guy.
  13. BrownMetallic

    The Flat Head

    Thanks! Got mine like mint condition from a member, but were stuck in a “holding pattern“ for years ... IIRC @ColdStorage who has moved on doing other pursuits ... sorry CS, if that’s not U
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    The Flat Head

    Yeoman’s job @stresMaldo ... I’m not even half-way on mine
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    The Flat Head

    @space_cowboy See the post above, I got exactly the same model. If you’re willing to soldier on, waistband is bound to stretch w/ wear. Of course, that depends on how much stretch you’re looking. From experience, up to 2” is possible on a LHT Zim. Here’s an old trick that might help, meantime: • cold soak the top block for a bit • carefully hand-stretch the waistband, like on the Levi’s patch ... unbuttoned, to make sure u don’t pull against the top button cuz you’ll pop it. • button up • stick a hanger [or anything that corresponds to desired waist] @waistband ... let dry. Next time, before u soak, make sure u prop up the waistband with the same gadget [hanger or w/e], so as not to allow the waistband to snap back to its original ... let dry. Repeat the process, when soaking, until the denim softens up & become more pliant from wear. Cheers!
  16. BrownMetallic

    TCB

    Kendo & kasuri ?! I’d be harvesting the pocket bags later on, for my Sashiko repair projects
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    TCB

    I’m good with “no flannel”, actually. My D1334 has the flannel pocket bags & it bulks up ... @2-ply, it’s much thicker than the denim itself. Also, not appropriate to have in hot & humid summer, like NYC.
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    Denim Repair

    @julian-wolf Superb repair, mate! @428CJ Fancy stitching... I’m gonna try that technique. Thanx.
  19. BrownMetallic

    Samurai Jeans

    Jin s0110xj : Sprung these out today from my denim treasure chest for some TLW ... tender, loving wear A quick warm soak to refresh the yarn & now hang-drying... Fit reference:
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    Leepro Appreciation

    Thanx @lance Samurai invested on unique, detailed hardware ... it’s what set them apart 10 or so years ago, IMO. Can’t have too many of the same brand, but what was left from the “purge”, I still love
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    Leepro Appreciation

    @Cold Summer Yamato comes in 3 silhouettes 001jp= 5000, 002jp= 510, & 003jp= slim tapered like 610LX. Here are mine ... ‘don’t post them much here cuz they’re sorta quasi-leepro ... Jins s0110jx & Yamato 001jp *Lazy S were DIY ... hand-painted using black latex paint.
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    TCB

    DWC2 was a self-imposed last denim contest for me ... or so, I thought Must be the Covid19 effect that I’m reconsidering ... a man has to let himself @least a couple of guilty pleasures in life ... denim is one, for over 2 decades now. I’m mosdef IN, if it goes to fruition.
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    Sugar Cane Denim

    *not mine* At the time I posted it @mynudies back in 2008, I thought I had the hang of their designation game ... But, it proves hard to make sense of their coding system through the years ... @julian-wolf @Double 0 Soul
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    Sugar Cane Denim

    Found this: 40105 was chambray. Okinawa arcs = red circles
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