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Maynard Friedman

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  1. Maynard Friedman

    Neutral Jeans

    I’ve just had a quick read through the entire thread, didn’t take long. Has anyone been sporting these lately?
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    RESOLUTE by hayashi-san!

    I’ll probably never get around to buying a pair of Resolute but I think they really are great jeans so everyone else buy a pair and I’ll enjoy them vicariously through you!
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    Interest check: Denimbridge contest

    Jeans look great Bobbo, I’m so tempted I might just be in! The cut, denim, hardware and details all look top notch, well done. I think the waist on these is 1” larger than the samples if that makes a difference to anyone.
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    Interest check: Denimbridge contest

    Damn you Bobbo! Those measurements in size 33 look perfect for me and I’m on a ‘no buy’ unless I sell something first ... I have an interesting pair that has just cleared customs (after a week and a half) and is awaiting an additional payment from me. This is to replace the TCB50s I sold. Anyway, you have me thinking now
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    Interest check: Denimbridge contest

    ^ Why not make them her surprise return-to-work present for you? I’m sure she’d be thrilled!
  6. Maynard Friedman

    TCB

    Time to start a new thread for TCB rather than leave it in the "Unknown Japanese Brands" one as it's very well known now. Post all your TCB non-competition stuff here.
  7. Maynard Friedman

    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    My understanding is that the 1978 were a lower-rise version of the 1976 (possibly more tapered) but use the same denim.
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    I’d say they tapered them very gradually from the mid/lower thigh to the hem on the inseam only. This avoids a sharp taper that might interrupt the flow of the leg I think. I asked for an 8” hem but they are probably 7 3/4”. I used a pair of Ande Whall Buffalo as the target silhouette.
  9. Here you are: Warehouse 1001XX with measurements, 13.5oz denim.
  10. Maynard Friedman

    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    I bought them years ago from eBay in what was essentially a one-wash condition with no obvious wear. The cinch was already cut, old-timey style (and made clear from the sale photos) so I unpicked the stitching and eased the rivets off, then darned the holes with indigo thread. Not bad for £22 plus postage. @Pedro - sorry, as explained above, I never had the cinch.
  11. Maynard Friedman

    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    (Cinchless) 37s getting ready for the summer.
  12. Maynard Friedman

    Warehouse

    A bit more Warehouse love... Bonus pocket bag photo!
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    Studio D'artisan

    Good thinking b_F, I must say that other than the 101s, SDA offer nothing of interest to me any longer. I know they’ve always been a bit experimental but just about everything they produce seems wide of the mark to me. I’m just glad I bought a pair of the 001s years ago (still waiting patiently in their crispy rawness). I’ve no idea why SDA stopped producing the 00 range in that lovely left hand twill denim. Here they are:
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    Not really I’m afraid, the single pocket and exposed back rivets simply mean they’re not my cup of tea. However they’re lightweight (therefore ideal for summer) and the denim is an attractive shade so if that’s your thing then I say get them. just realised today is the last day of ‘501 Day’ - all 501s, including LVC models are 20% off on the Levi’s online store in the UK, not sure if this applies elsewhere.
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    That looks like a great pair, really well made (in March 2007 according to the inner label) although interestingly, the neat and perfect finish is almost the antithesis to the Conners WW2 interpretations (which I’m sure are more accurate). I have a pair of natural indigo LVC Japan 503 BSXX from 1991, I’m not sure which model they’re based on as the ‘B’ usually indicates small or children’s sizes and these are a tag 33.
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    Funnily enough I found the 1915s to be a reasonably slimmer fit (I have athletic ie non-slim legs) in comparison to my 201s or 37s, especially from the knee down, where they had what I’d describe as a stove-pipe fit. This may be because I had to size down 2 sizes (from a 32 to a 30) as the waist came up so big - this was the same on 2 pairs, although I sold one, still new, due to back rivet scratching on furniture, floors, etc. I’d recommend the 76s. I have a raw pair of 66s too and would probably swap them for another pair of 76s. I have no knowledge of, nor to be honest, interest in, the 47s as they are a fairly slim cut.
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    I’ll be wearing my 37s once again this summer and I really liked the cut and lightweight denim on my 1915s. I never got to wear my 201s as they were too big so I gave them away, practically new. Having said that, of my raw pairs, I’m really excited about breaking in both my 55s and 76s. I like the silhouette and denim of each model but particularly the 76 denim.
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    iconic denim photos

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    Warehouse

    I’d say the same. I don’t have the 800 or 1000 models so am assuming they’re sized like the cuts I do have (below, with waist measurements, all tagged 32): - Warren (well worn and lots of washes): 33” - Warren (one wash - unworn): 31” - 1001XX (raw): 34” - 415 (rebadged 700): 34”
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    @vexed_wear both pairs are rigid, ignore the slight difference in description of the colour. I bought a pair of 66s from them myself a couple of years ago, they had the same listing and were rigid.
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    Warehouse

    ^^ You’ll be fine with a 32. Warehouse are usually 2” above tag in my experience (4 pairs) and will shrink 2-3 inches then stretch back as required, to raw dimensions if need be.
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    I read Volvo mentioned that he’d taken up running!
  23. Maynard Friedman

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Are those Samurai jorts?
  24. Maynard Friedman

    Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

    @chambo2008 just a little joke, no offence intended and as you say they’re your work tools so it makes complete sense, although I didn’t know that before. Unfortunately there are people with large knife collections who really have no need for them, which I find a little unusual and worrying.
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    Levi's RED

    Thanks for that link @alitarbegshe - £85! Oh for a return to the good old days...