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  1. EdwardBear

    Full Count Denim Thread

    I hear that Tsujita San wants to get back to a more vintage style cut, so a much higher rise with an extra button and wide leg (the 0106 cut is what 0105 will turn into apparently) and that many stores wouldn't carry the brand currently because of the arcs and tabs, as well as Levi's being on their case almost constantly. Tsujita San thinks that the brand has enough of an image and reputation that doesn't need the Levi's heritage tributes anymore. However the arcs got approved patent wise last year so there's always the option to bring it back if needs be. Interesting that Warehouse have recently upped their own hidden arcs and red tab on all their DD range, and the new 800XX now has a red tab. So where Fullcount are going less repro Levi's wise, Warehouse seem to be doing the opposite.
  2. EdwardBear

    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    I've heard from a very good source that LVC have a whole load of Cone White Oak NOS denim they are saving for some very limited editions in the coming years, and that the rumours of them having to get Kaihara to source their denim is misplaced...
  3. EdwardBear

    Full Count Denim Thread

    Depends what you mean by a little bit loose- in the waist or as a silhouette? If you want looser in the waist, go true to size as the rule with Fullcount is size down one, and it will still stretch. If you want a loose cut, the 1108 is not the one to go for- you'll need 0105 which is in my opinion the best Fullcount jean. Hope that helps!
  4. EdwardBear

    Warehouse

    I'm tempted but as they put the true value on the shipping, last time UK customs absolutely hit me hard, as did the UK ParcelForce (ParcelFarce as I call them) on 'release fees'. Maybe a proxy who marks as a gift is my way forward. Not that I need another pair- the DD1003XX 1943 I've got are still in the canvas bag!
  5. EdwardBear

    Warehouse

    Did you order direct from Warehouse JP John? I've been super tempted as I have the DD1003XX in both 1943 and 1945 and love the fit so these would add to the collection!
  6. EdwardBear

    Full Count Denim Thread

    You can't go wrong with either denim, and both will give you beautiful vintage style fades just like old 1950s Levi's. I tend to prefer the heavier XX denim as it's got a little more character and softens beautifully with wear, but the 13.7oz also so comfortable that it's ideal for warmer days. I tend to wear only Fullcount and Warehouse socially as both are just so comfortable and the cuts are great. 1101 a great fit, the 1108 tighter in the top block and a slimmer straight fit. Don't overlook the 0105 either- it's the same top block as the 1101 but a straight fit rather than a slight taper and it's one of my favourite cuts- I'll be getting the 13.7oz 0105 at some point but got several other pairs of Fullcount to break in first.
  7. EdwardBear

    Conners Sewing Factory

    @Broark Your first two lines are exactly what I've been thinking today! I had messaged Konaka about them as I also don't have any CSF but I didn't expect any in my size to be left over. I'm still breaking in my Warehouse DD1003 1945 and have the 1943 still in their canvas bag waiting their turn. £385+shipping+ customs fees then take them realistically to £500, which is crazy. I could easily get 2 more pairs of Warehouse DD for the same money. So tempting but I think just too expensive when I'm not short of denim at the mo. But then again, those amazing arcs...
  8. EdwardBear

    Full Count Denim Thread

    Exactly this. Always size down 1 in Fullcount ( PS we're the same size @Maynard Friedman if you get bored of any pairs!) and both denims always stretch out beyond original tag size- my 31 waist 13.7oz WW2-1100-15 (1101 cut) feel more like a 34 at mo as I've not washed them for a bit. They shrink back, then stretch again. Sizing down 1 gets the correct profile- if you want a slimmer one, opt for 1108, 1109, 1110. Sizing down more than 1 in Fullcount means you should probably look for another brand rather than spoil the intended cut.
  9. EdwardBear

    Warehouse

    Hi Oliver, I own both the 1943 and 1945 DD1003xx, and as @beautiful_FrEaK correctly suggested, the fit is pretty much the same for both pairs and if there is a difference it's not noticeable when trying both pairs on! I ended up with both as Warehouse initially sent me the wrong ones (1943 when I'd ordered 1945) but I ended up keeping both as the cut, details and denim are all absolutely fantastic. Already the 1945 are one of my faves but I also love the WW2 details of the 1943. I'm already tempted by the painted arc version mentioned further up this page but I'll need to resist or face some heat from the missus! I think you're going to love the 1943, and I'd recommend the 1945 too. I was contemplating the 1947 but again these might have to wait for the same reason as the ltd edition 43's! Enjoy the jeans when they arrive- I'm a massive Fullcount fan and my 1003's were my first foray into Warehouse. Both brands are now joint top faves- I'd always recommend the Fullcount 0105 as a perfect jean too!