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  1. Cold Summer

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Worth pointing out that Warehouse patches are deerskin, which seems to handle stress from hot water better than the cowhide of vintage Levi's, etc. I've had jeans with patches from goatskin, cowhide, and deerskin. Deerskin is my favorite patch material, and goatskin my least favorite, though the best patch evolution is undoubtedly that of my Samurai S710xx (cowhide):
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    @mpukasDefinitely get one of the Flat Head wallet ropes if you can. They're made out of kangaroo leather which is extremely supple, oftentimes wallet ropes are made out of stiff cowhide that doesn't really "fall" naturally against the jeans but kind of sticks out, as you can see in this picture of one of my outfits from around 2011 or so: I always loved the long wallet look and I'm sure I'd still be using one if I lived in Japan, but for life in the US, I like the simplicity of my current Monk Made short wallet. Here are my wallets from the Japan days, by Redmoon and Flat Head.
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    Just now reading the last couple pages of this thread - love the fit on the XX ’51 and 66 30th Original Line @beautiful_FrEaK, those are pretty much my ideal fit for a pair of jeans these days, and I think the big cuff on the former pair is perfect. Also, maybe I’m just imagining this, but you look a lot slimmer than in the days of the Samurai fit guide. Personally, I’m still the same size I always have been, but since my preference has changed so radically from the very slim fits I wore a decade ago to classic straight fits over the past four years or so, the end result isn’t much different than if I’d outgrown all my old jeans anyway.
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    How many pairs of jeans do you own?

    Here's my updated state: Retired Flat Head 3009, 32 - Worn Q4 2012 - Q3 2013. Unknown wears, probably at least 1.5 years. Retired, used for repair scraps. Flat Head 1001, 32 - Worn Q3 2013 - Q4 2014. 290 wears. On indefinite loan to Rivet & Hide's fade collection. 3Sixteen ST-120x, 31 - Worn 2015 - 2018. 540 wears. Repaired by Indigo Proof. Retired, as I no longer wear such slim jeans. My most-worn pair thus far. 3Sixteen RH15, 30 - Worn 2017 - Q2 2018. 366 wears. Retired, slimmer than I wear nowadays. Samurai S710xx, 31 - Q3 2012-2021. 12.5 months. I occasional still wear these. Full Count 1108, 31 - Q1 2019 - Q3 2021t. 13 months. Might wear these more in the future. Active Flat Head 3005XXX (Export Version), 32 - Q3 2018 - Present. 13 months. Repaired by Indigo Proof. Still wear regularly. Warehouse 800xx, 31 - Q4 2020 - Present. ~3 months. Main pair at the moment. Warehouse 1001xx, 31 - Q3 2021 - Present. ~ 3 months. Probably my new "summer jeans" going forward. Flat Head 3005 (Japanese Domestic version), 32 - Q4 2021 - Present. ~1 month. Flat Head 7002W Shirt, 40 - Q2 2015 - Present. 15 months. Strike Gold SGJ50S Jacket, 42 - Q1 2019 - Present. ~4 months. Pending Samurai S0510xx, 31 - Pre-brand overhaul version with yellow arcs, red tab, long inseam. Sold Jeans I used to own and wore for at least a bit, but sold. Nudie Thin Finn Organic Ecru (2009), 30 Nudie Thin Finn Dry Stretch (2010), 30 Nudie Grim Tim (30) (2011), 30 Nudie Grim Tim (29) (2011), 29 Pure Blue Japan XX-011 (2011), 31 Flat Head SE05BSP (2012), 32 Samurai S0500xx (2012), 31 RJB D105 (2013), 31 Dawson Regular (2014), 30 Flat Head 2111 (2015), 32 Nudie coated black jeans (2017), 30 Nudie black jeans (2018), 30 Eternal 811 (Currently for sale), 31 Want To Wear, Someday Samurai S3000vx TCB 50S TCB 40s Sugar Cane Okinawa
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    I find the whole graphic T-shirt thing to be a bit silly as well. The older I get the more I shy away from graphics on my tees/sweats/whatever, but since WH offers these as plain versions as well, it seems easy enough to get exactly what you want. I think it's hard to really grasp the whole mindset behind the appeal of that stuff if you weren't a Japanese teenager in the 80s basking in the exciting world of buying cool vintage stuff in cool thrift stores, fresh off the boat from America. I think to the (mostly older) Japanese buyers there's a heavy amount of nostalgia that goes into all this which is really tough for us to approximate. It's funny to think that if my Dad had kept his Houston Second Baptist Church men's basketball team T-shirts instead of cutting them into rags to use for putting polyurethane finish on woodworking projects, some Japanese guy would probably have bought them for a hundred bucks apiece on eBay decades later. By the way, what's up with the parenthetical (1000xx) on some WH jeans? For instance, the Lot S1003XX(1000XX) available for preorder.
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    RESOLUTE by hayashi-san!

    Is it low for a 50s cut? I can do a rise as low as that of my 3005s (which is still a medium rise), though I admit the longer front rise on my Warehouse pairs is more comfortable, especially when I'm tucking in my shirt.
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    RESOLUTE by hayashi-san!

    These look great. This comment is probably a reflection of my preference for classic straight fits nowadays, but I like this fit more than the 710s. Looks comfy, but not sloppy.
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    His Samurai S0500xx are one of my favorite faded pairs of all time. Isn't that the pair that won the contest? Wonder where they are now.
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    Samurai Jeans

    Yep, 2ND still has most of the old Samurai models in stock. Which is good because I'm not crazy about Samurai's recent brand refresh. I actually ordered a pair of S0510xx from Denimio the other day. Not sure when I'll actually get around to wearing these but I love the 15 oz. Otokogi denim and wanted to get a pair with the classic arcs/tab while I still could. I think the fit will work a bit better for me than the S0500xx I had in the past, which were a little low rise for my tastes nowadays. The S3000vx is another pair I'd kind of like to stash in the closet, I love the big, silly painted arcs and actually like how the 17 oz Zero denim fades despite generally preferring denim in the 13-15 oz range.
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    I do the exact same thing Unders, glad I'm not the only one.
  11. Cold Summer

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Yep! I'm the oldest.
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    Double 0 has a point, a lot of blogs cover topics that aren't interesting to those who've been "in the game" for a long time. When I touch on those subjects, it's usually in a more editorial manner of sharing my particular opinion on what I think works, and Jake/AlmostVintageStyle's blog is even more in that vein, which I like. But I don't think it's bad there are blogs like Denimhunters as it's useful information for noobs who don't yet have any of this accumulated knowledge we take for granted.
  13. Cold Summer

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Thanks! With my tall/skinny proportions nothing off-the-rack would fit me well. But the guys at Sid know what they're doing, they're great at crafting suits that look slightly slim but also classic. I definitely feel like I got my money's worth.
  14. Cold Summer

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    For my wedding over three years ago, I splurged and got a custom suit from Sid Mashburn. It's a great suit, I should probably wear it more often. I went for a fabric that's almost gray but actually brown, which I think matches my features pretty well, but if I had to do it all over again I'd probably go with a navy fabric since it's more versatile. Don't think I ever posted it on here.
  15. Cold Summer

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    You guys are killing me. A few years ago I entered the Denim World Championship in the "Denim Tux Division" with my Flat Head 7002W shirt and 2111 jeans. But I dropped out after about six months because I didn't really like wearing the 20 oz jeans. In retrospect, I wish I'd worn some JDM 3005s instead and stuck with it. However, I still wear the shirt all the time, it's probably my favorite item of clothing I own and my best fade ever. It's insane to me that shirt has 450+ days of wear in it and isn't even close to reaching its maximum fading potential.
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