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  1. TCB

    @sk8eddie I don't think you need to worry. I didn't notice a dramatic difference after the second wash.
  2. TCB

    @tigerstrom to echo what volvo said, you shouldn't be concerned. i am tall and after two initial machine washes/dries, they are PLENTY long
  3. Samurai Jeans

    Those look great. Samurai jeans can fade a number of ways but the texture and color from washing like this is my favorite -- subtle but striking.
  4. Looks like the rep value is the same, but one has a snazzy lightning bolt for added flair and one has a trash can for SHAME
  5. DWC2 2017 - 2019

    Payment sent. As someone who is been on SUFU for a while but mostly as an observer, I'm looking forward to contributing here and getting more involved with the community here, as well as the individuals on the IH forum. Will be rocking the TCB 50's.
  6. TCB

    Got my 50's last week. Very pleased with them! The fabric is lovely and very hairy. These took two trips through the machine and pretty much kept their raw color, but I my fingertips becoming slightly blue after resting my hand/drumming against my leg in the car. Closeup: \ Some roping beginning after initial hot machine wash/dry: Fit
  7. @propellerbeanie yes, right after the wash is done. A machine dry does help with shrink and emphasizes the characteristics you mentioned. I just threw a new pair in a machine wash/dry to try to maximize shrinkage so I could throw em in the machine down the road without too much additional shrinkage. Things that I think would affect how much shrink you get in the dryer would be your wash cycle (how wet the jeans are when you open the machine), and the dryer temp.
  8. TCB

    That's basically what I was going for. The machine is my friend but this would be my first time doing it at the beginning and you basically confirmed what I was planning. Thanks
  9. TCB

    Oh yeah, after initial shrinkage I would be washing cold and using low-temp machine dry. I really just want to as much initial shrinkage as possible, so I can take advantage of the convenience of the machine and not end up with too much unexpected shrink down the road. It seems like people in this thread generally have an intense approach to shrinking this denim which is different from what I've done in the past to get shrink out (hot soaks, hang dries, etc) so I appreciate all your advice (and any others who want to chime in).
  10. TCB

    My jeans are en route to be delivered today. From what I understand this denim lends itself well to machine washes and dries, and I'd like to be able to use the machine to wash & dry as I wear them. Do you guys recommend a hot machine wash and machine dry to maximize initial shrinkage, instead of a soak/hang dry? I would use cold wash/machine for any subsequent washes. Any advice is appreciated!
  11. DWC2 2017 - 2019

    Nice, I'll be rocking a pair of 50s that are en route to me right now too.
  12. TCB

    Had the denim itch lately, especially with the DWC coming up....decided on a pair of TCB 50's. Really seems like an incredible value based on everything I've seen. Looking forward to rocking them, will post pics ASAP.
  13. Sugar Cane Denim

    Those are great. Beautifully subtle
  14. @e_o not really sure what jeans might fit that exact aesthetic, but these might be up your alley http://www.selfedge.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=1453 I am breaking in a pair, they are a nice slim fit and very dark (black warp/weft), and a great value
  15. Speaking of...can anyone confirm whether Samurai denim weights are based on post-wash weight, or raw weight? I noticed the flashers say "x oz after laundering" and others simply state the weight.