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  1. Cold Summer

    The Flat Head

    Those shirts are really cool, but I've never been that into them because I still wear jeans most days, and feel weird wearing a dark blue top with jeans. If they made that exact same fabric in some other colors I might've gotten one. Of course, the indigo fading potential is half the appeal. I should be getting my 3005s back from Indigo Proof this month. They've got a full year of wear in them, and are ready for round two. I've always thought FH denim really comes alive when it's been worn 1.5-2 years, so the way I see it, these jeans are just getting started.
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    How many pairs of jeans do you own?

    Here's what I currently have. Retired Flat Head 3009 - Worn Q4 2012 - Q3 2013. Unknown wears, probably at least 1.5 years. Worn for me for about nine months before I gave them to my brother. Pretty busted up. I cut off part of the leg intending to use the denim as a patch on something else, but never did, so these are essentially out of commission. Flat Head 1001 - Worn Q3 2013 - Q4 2014. 290 wears. On indefinite loan to Rivet & Hide's fade collection. 3Sixteen ST-120x - Worn 2015 - 2018. 540 wears. Repaired by Indigo Proof. Great jeans and well faded, lots more life in them - but skinnier fit than I prefer nowadays. My most-worn pair thus far. 3Sixteen RH15 - Worn 2017 - Q2 2018. 366 wears. Another well-faded pair with plenty of life left, though they'd need some repairs. But these are another very slim fit I don't care to wear anymore. Active Samurai S710xx - Q3 2012 - Present. 380 wears. Great looking jeans, nice for colder weather. Could use some repairs to busted stitching. These feel a little lower rise than I like these days, but I still wear them sometimes. Flat Head 3005 - Q3 2018 - Present. 365 wears. These have a ton of life left, but are currently being repaired at Indigo Proof. I like wearing these with engineer boots. I'll consider these "finished" at two years of real wear time. Full Count 1108 - Q1 2019 - Present. 310 wears. These are my primary jeans for the warmer months of the year, as they're extremely comfortable even in hot weather. I wear these most of the time from May through September, and will probably keep doing so for the next few years. They'll probably need repairs after this summer. Warehouse 800xx - Q4 2020 - Present. 60 wears. My current "main" denim project, these are what I'm wearing most days in the cooler months of the year. Flat Head 7002W Shirt - Q2 2015 - Present. 430 wears. I wear this denim shirt as an overshirt in spring/summer mostly, as it's absolutely useless for keeping me warm in anything but the mildest weather. Great-looking fades though. Strike Gold SGJ50S Jacket - Q1 2019 - Present. 90 wears. I wear this jacket over flannels or sweaters in warmer weather. Pending Eternal 811 - I've worn these a few times but have yet to really focus on them. Great jeans that fit pretty well and ought to fade great. This will be my main pair probably after I've completed either my Full Count 1108 or Flat Head 3005s. Flat Head 3005 - Japanese edition I bought from an auction site, the final iteration they made before the dubious introduction of ultrasuede arcs. These have the double-stitched front/back pockets and Japanese arcs. Will probably get around to wearing these in a few years, certainly not until my first 3005s are finished. Sold Jeans I used to own and wore for at least a bit, but sold. Nudie Thin Finn Organic Ecru (2009) Nudie Thin Finn Dry Stretch (2010) Nudie Grim Tim (30) (2011) Nudie Grim Tim (29) (2011) Pure Blue Japan XX-011 (2011) Flat Head SE05BSP (2012) Samurai S0500xx (2012) RJB D105 (2013) Dawson Regular (2014) Flat Head 2111 (2015) Nudie coated black jeans (2017) Nudie black jeans (2018)
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    The Flat Head

    It would probably drive me crazy if I actually put anything other than my hands in front pockets.
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    The Flat Head

    I sent my 3005s off to Indigo Proof to have some routine repairs done (tons of broken stitches, cuff tears, etc.), and decided to include something new - to enlarge the front pocket openings in the process of having the pockets repaired. As we all know, the FH pocket openings are too small for guys with big hands, so I'm going to have Rain lower the opening. On FH jeans, there's usually about a 2" space between the bottom of the waistband and top of the pocket at the outseam. On my Warehouse 800xx, which have a comfortable pocket opening, it's about a 3" space. So an extra inch ought to make these pockets much more comfortable. Will post some pics/impressions when I get them back.
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    Samurai Jeans

    Awesome, love the texture on those. Were these your jeans, too?
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Keep in mind the big wallets are mostly popular in Japan, which is still a cash society where you pay for almost everything in bills and coins. As someone who lived there, it was very useful. But after I moved back to the US I sold my long wallets as they were no longer practical for anything. Last year I got a Monk Made short wallet, which is perfect for my needs nowadays.
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    Awesome jeans @chantheman, those are made from the same denim as the 800xx, right? Nice to know I have good stuff to look forward to with my pair. I'm loving my 800xx, these are the best-fitting jeans I've ever worn and super comfortable despite how crunchy the denim is. The only bad thing is that there are a couple of spots where there are little "lumps" in the fabric: I've experienced this on other jeans as well but this is on the thigh so I touch it all the time. I'm tempted to get a pair of scissors and snip this off though I realize that's probably a bad idea.
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Congrats! I've had my daughter for eight months now and while I get a lot more physical activity in my jeans from playing with her, I've managed to avoid her getting my jeans dirty. It's really your shirts and jackets where you need to be careful. She pretty much stopped barfing three months ago or so and now just drools on me.
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    It's a cotton thread thing. Hasn't happened on my 800xx yet, but has on many other pairs over the years.
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    Nice jeans. Looks like the 14.5 oz fabric from the 800xx - right?
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    The Flat Head

    Long overdue update on my 3005s. Worn 317 days, I think washed about nine times or so? These should hit 365 days in the next few months. I feel like these have been slow to evolve due to the (relatively) loose fit on me, but I think with another 6-8 months of wear time they'll look great.
  12. Cold Summer

    Full Count Denim Thread

    Long overdue update on my 1108s. Worn 305 days, washed five times.
  13. Cold Summer

    Samurai Jeans

    I wear 31 in basically everything but Flat Head (where I'm 32). I wear 31 in Samurai S710xx and S0500xx. And 31 in Warehouse 800xx, Full Count 1108.
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    I got a size 31, same size I wear in most jeans.
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    Got my 800xx about a week ago. Really enjoying these jeans so far. Love the fit and the crunchy denim. These probably fit me better in the top block than any other pair I've worn, the rise is perfect.
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