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Cold Summer last won the day on December 6 2019

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  1. Cold Summer


    Those look great, more evidence this is a really well-done cut.
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    They seem slimmer than they actually are, that's the effect being tall and skinny has. If I was the exact same build but stood 5'10" instead of 6'3", they'd look pretty loose on me. But 31 is my true waist size, and out of the box they fit just right on my waist. It probably would have been possible even to go down a size, but I like this fit more.
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    Got my 1001xx the other day, and have been loving these denim pants. I got a size 31, same as I wear in most jeans. I can't believe how much I enjoy this 50s-style fit. Yeah, there's hip flare and stuff, but the whole leg is a not-tight straight fit, so who cares? It's all just part of the look. This fit feels great. It's a little slimmer than my 3005s, but with a more comfortable rise. The construction is perfect, the fabric has tons of character and is just the right weight, these feel like the platonic ideal of vintage-style jeans. I'm sure you could find something more accurate to a specific vintage year, but that's not really what I was looking for - just a really well-executed version of a classic pair of jeans. I think similar jeans like the TCB 50s and Sugar Cane 1947 also sound great, but something about this particular model attracted me a bit more. I also have the 800xx and like the contrast between these two models. The 800xx is a bit more modern feeling - a little heavier and more aggressive denim, a slightly slimmer fit. They're both great jeans with subtle differences between them - it'll be fun to see how they diverge with some wear.
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    Conners Sewing Factory

    Holy smokes, he really is the Japanese version of the WH Ranch guy! Lol.
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    Conners Sewing Factory

    Oh yeah, now I sort of remember hearing something about that. Definitely a jerk move... I still like my 1108s I've worn for the past few years (bought before they removed the arcs, though the arcs on my pair disintegrated a long time ago!) but wouldn't buy more. In part because they modified the cut so that the inseam on my waist size is a couple inches too short for me. It's interesting how our perception of brands can change based on their misbehavior. Since I actually worked at Flat Head and frequently had unpleasant experiences (especially toward the end) and ended up feeling like the company/people running it were at least a little crazy, you'd think that completely soured me on them, yet I continue to wear and enjoy my Flat Head gear and think highly of their work (at least up to their reorganization, after which I don't know very much) despite all that. I guess in the end, I concluded that you had to be a bit crazy to produce the kind of Flat Head stuff I liked. I just decided I didn't want to be involved in the inner workings of it anymore. I've never really been into CSF so I don't have a dog in this fight but his behavior does seem extremely ridiculous, and combined with the outrageous prices and wait time I don't know why I'd put up with that rather than go with perfectly good jeans offered by brands like Ooe, Freewheelers, and Warehouse. Of course Warehouse's main line is about as vintage-y as I really care to get (and what, half as expensive as CSF?), so I'm not too hard to please in this department. What I can say is that I completely stopped shopping at one retailer because I found their extremely opinionated and obnoxious behavior on social media completely off-putting and basically a direct assault on customers (like me) who were not in line with their particular agenda, intentionally goading their customers via social media and posting private emails to advance a certain narrative about themselves. I don't demand brands or retailers believe all (or any) of the same things as I do, but this behavior was so childish and unprofessional that it completely ruined my opinion of this store and eradicated any desire to ever spend more money with them. Another store I stopped following when I got sick of all their social media posts slamming a particular sports team (even though I'm not a fan of either team.) It is really weird just how much of this kind of unprofessional behavior I've seen from retailers who seem totally oblivious to how bad this makes them look and probably hurts their business.
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    Conners Sewing Factory

    What was the story behind this? I've never heard of this before.
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    I pulled the trigger on the Self Edge 1001xx, really excited to finally try these jeans. I'm especially interested to see how the banner denim compares to the similar-weight and vintagey Full Count 13.7 oz denim I've been wearing a lot these past few years on my 1108s. I also expect the fit (very similar measurements to the 800xx fit I love) to work great for me. Will post some pics and a full evaluation when they show up in a few days.
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    The 1001xx that Self Edge is stocking looks awesome. Measurements almost identical to my 800xx, which are my best-fitting pair of jeans. I had no idea they were going to release a longer-inseam version of the 1001xx, that's a pair of jeans that really caught my attention over the last few years but I never thought there'd be a version that was actually long enough for me. I sure don't need more jeans right now but those are extremely tempting. Self Edge's product page describes the fit as the "newest version of their straight leg silhouette" so it's entirely possible these are a different fit than previous iterations.
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    The Flat Head

    Beautiful shirt! Flat Head is working on a new cut, the 3004. This looks like a 3005 with a longer rise and slight amount of taper - which sounds like something a lot of people (including myself) would be interested in wearing.
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    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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