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Cold Summer last won the day on December 6 2019

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  1. Cold Summer

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    It says on their Twitter bio that they closed down on January 15th, they're definitely closed, unfortunately.
  2. Cold Summer

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Not a bad article. It's nice to see it becoming more common to wash your jeans after a reasonable amount of time instead of waiting until they're unbearably gross.
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    The Flat Head

    Gfarina55, those are some seriously old stock. Flat Head stopped using that patch, tab, and arcs by 2008 or so - they're from before the Levi's lawsuit. Cool stuff!
  4. Cold Summer

    Full Count Denim Thread

    The changes at Full Count have made me pleased I bought my "classic" pair before they started screwing with stuff. For one thing, the inseam on my size (31) has since been changed to 32" rather than 34, so a new pair wouldn't even be long enough for me.
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    Wow. I never knew I needed a braided belt until now.
  6. Cold Summer

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Yeah I saw something on their Instagram recently saying that they're going out of business. They were one of Flat Head's biggest retailers so the brand's decline in popularity over the last few years probably hurt them a lot.
  7. Cold Summer

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    My goal is to buy no new clothes for myself in 2020. I spent way too much this year but on the upside I have pretty much all of my bases covered now, so I don't need anything else, anyway.
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    Looks great, that shirt is on my wish list I wear my Flat Head denim shirt as an unbuttoned overshirt on top of tees more than anything else - but if it's a loose enough fit, you can also wear it as a jacket over shirts.
  9. Cold Summer

    The Flat Head

    Whoa. I've never even heard of that model, how old are those?! That definitely doesn't look like Flat Head's 14.5 oz. Pioneer denim, either.
  10. Cold Summer

    The Strike Gold

    Looks good! I love mine, I wear it all the time.
  11. Cold Summer

    The Flat Head

    I have both in the same size. The 3005 is just slightly smaller in the very top of the thigh than the 3009, but the 3009 tapers and is slimmer overall below that.
  12. Cold Summer

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Wanted to share this Denimhunters article on photographing jeans here since it's probably the best thing I've seen on the subject, though I'm curious what you guys do. My technique is pretty simple, I take photos around 8-9 in the morning, on the driveway, out of direct sunlight. I have access to an iPhone XR that takes great photos, though my wife has a DSLR I really ought to learn how to use. I developed my strategy from trying to take photos that looked like Sidneylo's documentation of his infamous Flat Head 3001s, and though I'm not a pro photographer I feel like this gets me reasonably close. Whose photos stand out to you guys as being particularly good? I always like itsbenhere's photos of his jeans (he seems to do a similar technique to me, but with a better camera) and Double 0 Soul's pictures are also quite good and consistent so you can really see the differences between models of jeans.
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    The Flat Head

    FH jeans are pretty consistently undersized in the slimmer cuts. It's not weird at all to go up two, or even three, sizes from what you usually wear. FH actually tried really hard (at least when I was there!) to get their shirts to fit similarly from one to the next. They made new patterns for each shirt and tried to take fabric shrinkage into account. However, this was really hard to do because each fabric shrunk differently and it wasn't real easy to predict, especially when scaling up or down for other sizes. Usually they would make tweaks after getting a sample, so they put a lot of effort into it. The lady who did the patterns at FH was definitely one of the best and most significant people there. Don't know if she still works for them or not.
  14. Cold Summer

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Looks more Kaiser Wilhelm than Hitler to me.