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  1. Graytrain

    Denime

    Ha! I have been looking at them daily and considering. Optimally I would like a bit less worn and I am not exactly hurting for another pair right now lol.
  2. Graytrain

    Denime

    And yeah I agree with your previous point. The second hand market is pretty hot right now. Way more goodies more often than I remember ever seeing.
  3. Graytrain

    Denime

    Looks perfect @beautiful_FrEaK I am also on a hunt for a size 34 pair of orizzonti 66s. I have that 36 pair that is more anti-fit and I am curious to see the real fit. I love the 66 denim, very soft, almost fullcount levels of comfort.
  4. Graytrain

    Evisu is still loved!

    And fit!! Still a bit wrinkly from the wash but the fit is stellar. I've never been one to have a "rotation" but these will have to go alongside the Denime 66XX I am wearing now.
  5. Graytrain

    Evisu is still loved!

    Another oddity I found on these was on the arc on one of the back pockets. It is double sewn in two spots, looking as if it was done maybe as a custom job and definitely by hand.
  6. Graytrain

    Evisu is still loved!

    Well hot dog! On this episode of weird Wednesday, I bring you something I have never seen (okay one other very small pair but it was pretty worn). If you have seen some of my posts recently, I have been on a hunt for some early examples from each of the osaka 5 in a new state that can serve as "my" examples of each brand. This has turned into a bit of a problem with me chasing the rabbit, so to speak, through several pairs trying to find "the one" that ticks all the boxes. Well this is an interesting edition and one that I don't think I can top (for Evis) that is new (never washed), early, seemingly rare, that also fits me in a way I like. Okay enough justification of my problem: An exaggerated early Levi-esque sewn arc'd pair of water Buffalo 2501s:
  7. Graytrain

    WW2 repro / detailed jeans

    Ah I am sensing some of the drama around this. Sounds like the year long waiting list I had access to a couple years back (that I thought was crazy enough) would have been the path of least resistance. Lol
  8. Graytrain

    WW2 repro / detailed jeans

    WW2 repro still is and probably forever will be my favorite "type" of garment. From details, fit, to denim. It just has so much soul to it, with so many wonky details to get into and the grainy gray caste denims that are so good. I have been dying to try as CSF pair for several years but am confused and slightly turned off by the accessibility problem. I'm not opposed to paying second-hand prices (which seem to be $1k+) But even still I can't find my way to snagging a pair. From what I have seen, they sure seem like the end-all pair for my neurotic perfection quests. And yeah Nils, the rise on the TCBs is comical but otherwise, I have really enjoyed them.
  9. Graytrain

    SugarCane 1990's M-Series Archive

    Thanks Chicote!
  10. Graytrain

    SugarCane 1990's M-Series Archive

    And the fit.
  11. Graytrain

    SugarCane 1990's M-Series Archive

    I'll get a fit pic up soon as well. I love this fit. Straight down from the hip.
  12. Graytrain

    SugarCane 1990's M-Series Archive

    I acquired an interesting pair of M41001. My previous pair are some of the early non-laurel button version but I am a sucker for wartime details so I was looking for a pair with them as well. I came across these with details I hadn't seen anywhere. Levi's arcs with an unbranded tab.
  13. Graytrain

    Denime

    Woops
  14. Graytrain

    Denime

    For ease of comparison 66XX:
  15. Graytrain

    Denime

    I think the 66XX still has a bunch of shrink in them and I don't like to put too much wear on a fit that's going to change so I chucked them in the wash for a hot cycle. Pray for my muffin top. While I wait I put on the Orrizonti 66s. The comparison is wild. I really love this fit. It's like a low rise 40s fit. Denim is so much softer as well. Completely different jean in look, fit and feel. Both are w36
  16. Graytrain

    Evisu is still loved!

    It's funny because I always thought Evisu were soulless. Until I began looking at the older stuff. The details on these 2501 are wild. Sturdy with so much attention to detail. And now that I have a few pair, you can see the life in the ever changing fits between jeans as they evolved the shape. I'm just dying to get my hands on old No. 1 denim to see how it compares. I like character, wrinkle and pucker in my denim and there isn't much in no2. Admittedly I haven't worn it out yet so could be surprising.
  17. Graytrain

    Evisu is still loved!

    Okay admittedly I have a problem. But as part of my seemingly never ending search for some early days Evis 2501 No. 1s, I came across this pair of water Buffalo patch 2501 no. 2 in great shape and couldn't pass up. It's interesting to see how much the 2501 fit changes between the later gens and this early example. Straight as straight can be with that good ol' hip flair. The denim also has this wild brown hue to it, almost like unbleached cotton.
  18. Graytrain

    Vintage Denim?

    How interesting. It's so wild to see a regular supply of these pieces of history.
  19. Graytrain

    Vintage Denim?

    Those are unreal. I agree here, the fade is very similar to cuff fades I have. I wouldn't ever guess that just simply covering an area would prevent so much fade. I think it just shows that exposure fade is more impactful than we think. I've always wondered, how do you get your hands on a pair of vintage jeans like this privately? Are there dealers or is it all auction based?
  20. Graytrain

    TCB

    And also my favorite pocket shapes of all time. Best character with wonky stitching and fading threads.
  21. Graytrain

    TCB

    FINALLY got around to repairing the crotch on my contest 40s so I threw them on. I just love this fit and denim. Such an awesome gray cast to it.
  22. Graytrain

    Denime

    That's awesome. Basically the pair I am looking for. I love that fit.
  23. Graytrain

    Denime

    Thanks BF! Yeah I am thrilled with how they fit. It's funny coming from full fitting repros, when I put these on I immediately said to myself, "these are skin tight". Then you see them in the mirror and they look great. These will be the go-tos for the next couple years!
  24. Graytrain

    Denime

    Here to deliver the Orrizonti 66XX fit pics from the above jeans I shared. As I mentioned, I am most often a hard 30s-40s-50s repro wearer so this is a much slimmer fit than I am used to but as they settle, I am falling in love with it.
  25. Graytrain

    Vintage Denim?

    This wonky stitching is some of my favorite details on old, even repro, denim. Top of it all for me is S501XX back pockets. Irregular shapes of fabric with wonky stitching. It makes it very human, like a little fingerprint of the one who made it.
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