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  1. The Flat Head

    Love the shirts mpukas, and awesome fit! I could wear a 46 if I just weighed about 50-70 pounds more
  2. Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Good point, basically nothing on this forum seems to work right and it's probably why I hardly post here anymore. The forum used to work fine, most of the "updates" over the last few years have only made things worse. The Reddit format sucks but at least it's stable.
  3. The Flat Head

    Hot dang those look awesome.
  4. denim whats your way to getting the best fit possible.

    Inspired by, but not directly in response to the above post, rather a general rant... Since the majority of people around here wear jeans and associated clothing as casual fashion rather than to engage historical mining reenactments, yeah, they understandably want a fairly slim fit. Fetishizing old photographs of 1920s railroad and construction workers and then trying to cosplay as them with $2500 outfits, like Denimbro does, is extremely weird, and more than a bit ironic. You really think an actual blue-collar Depression-era worker wouldn't laugh his ass off at 21st-century IT guys spending a small fortune to emulate their dirty work clothes? It's silly. If this is your thing then go ahead and do it, but don't act like it somehow makes you more "authentic" or superior to the dude who measures a few pairs of pants before dropping $250 on a new pair to get a good fit. And yes, I know I'm a weirdo for paying attention to how my pants fade and taking eight seconds a day to mark down which I pair I wore in an Excel spreadsheet, but I'm not pretending that my hobby has anything more than the barest possible connection to the past. For me, denim is a nerd hobby, like how gamers treat their elaborate PC rigs, or obsessing over your baseball card collection, but I definitely don't expect everyone to be so OCD about it.
  5. Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    I, too, am trying to use the rituals of human civilization I want to use it.
  6. Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    My oldest Flat Head shirt is a green western flannel I bought in December 2011. It's still going strong all these years later, with no noticeable wear anywhere, even though I estimate that I've worn it at least thirty times a year since then. My FH Chuck-style sneakers have been ridiculously durable, I've owned those for about five years, wore them five times a week for the first six months or so, and 1-2 times a week since then. They're definitely worn down but are still quite comfortable and have plenty of life left. I did blow out the elbows on my FH denim shirt, though they've been good since Indigo Proof fixed them. Ditto for a sweet FH jacquard zip hoodie I have. As far as jeans go, the pairs of 3Sixteens I've worn have held up better than anything else. I think that a lot of that is due to the poly/cotton thread, sanforized fabrics, and washing every 2-3 months on average.
  7. 3sixteen Jeans

    3Sixteen's rise is generally quite a bit better than other slim tapered jeans, you usually get at least an inch more in the front compared to Rogue Territory, Nudie, etc. in similar fits.
  8. 3sixteen Jeans

    Personally I've found the construction quality of 3Sixteen's to be as good or better as any Japanese brand I've worn. It doesn't hurt that they use poly/cotton thread, the back pocket sewing on my 3Sixteen pairs, for example, has held up considerably better than on all of my Japanese pairs.
  9. The Flat Head

    Great fades on those. The pointy pockets are so weird though, no idea what they were thinking with that.
  10. Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Yeah as someone who can read Japanese, there is zero ambiguity about what that guy is talking about, haha.
  11. Land of the Lowrising Sun

    I think 3Sixteen's CT cut could be a good choice for tall/thin guys. Based on the measurements going down to a 29 in this pair seems like it'd be a nice slim fit with a long rise. Haven't personally tried it yet, though it's probably next on my list.
  12. Land of the Lowrising Sun

    My Dawson Denim jeans have the longest rise by far, and are the only pair that really sits on my true waist (above my hip bones.) As someone tall and thin, I run into struggles with rise a lot. Some pairs, like my 3Sixteen ST-120x, have a good amount of rise but I end up wearing them at/below my hip bones because the waist is a lot looser than my true waist. Others like my Samurai S710xx don't get worn much anymore at least in part because I find the rise uncomfortable. When I'm wearing short sleeves I'm fine with lower rise like on my 3Sixteen STs. With long sleeves (or especially tucked in), I appreciate a more generous rise.
  13. Dawson Denim

    I sent my Dawson Regular jeans off to Railcar for a taper. The top half of this fit has always been really nice but the lower leg is a bit too wide. I think these should fit really good so I'll expect they'll start to get a lot of wear after basically sitting in my closet for the past three years
  14. The Flat Head

    Yeah the multi-stage sewing process makes them more expensive to manufacture than similar jeans. I'm not really sure if this results in objectively higher quality (I feel that my pairs by Samurai, Flat Head, Pure Blue Japan, and 3Sixteen have all been about the same, construction quality-wise) but it does contribute to a pair of jeans that stands out from the average pair.
  15. Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    I hang them in my closet with regular plastic hangers - the hangers are wider than the waist of my jeans, so I can put them inside the waistband and they stay in place. This won't work if your waist is bigger than size 32 or so. I find that if I have a pair folded for a while, it drapes kinda weird until I soak/wash it, so I usually prefer to hang up my jeans.