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Cold Summer last won the day on March 3 2016

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  1. Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    I, too, am trying to use the rituals of human civilization I want to use it.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. The Flat Head

    Great fades on those. The pointy pockets are so weird though, no idea what they were thinking with that.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 3sixteen Jeans

    I don't think of it as a lifters cut. I'm a pretty skinny dude and a 29 in the CT fit, based on measurements, looks like it'd be a perfect higher-rise fit on me. But if you sized it to sit at your hips instead of your true waist, it would probably work well for bigger thighs/butt.
  13. 3sixteen Jeans

    3Sixteen x Rivet And Hide RH15 at 10+ months of wear, and one wash.
  14. The Flat Head

    That definitely got snagged on something.
  15. The Flat Head

    Those boots are seriously cool, and don't really look like anything I've seen before. Love it when Flat Head tries totally new stuff.