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  1. Bobbo

    What about Jeans Jackets ....

    Fades slowly yeah, but definitely worth the wait. Lovely denim.
  2. Hey guys, I have some very exciting news to share. Soon I will release a collaboration I’ve done with my good friends at http://www.goteborgmanufaktur.se and Shingo-san of Denimbridge, sewn by the one man army Kuniyoshi-san of Double Volante in their new project Denim Base. 14 oz greatness made in Japan with a really nice vintage vibe to the fabric and a lovely olive herringbone fabric for the pocketbags. Measurements: Size W26 W27 W28 W29 W30 W31 W32 W33 W34 W35 W36 W38 W40 Waist/inch 25 26 27 28 29 29.9 30.9 31.9 32.9 33.8 34.4 36.4 38.4 Front rise/inch 10.6 10.8 11 11.2 11.4 11.6 11.8 12 12.3 12.4 12.6 13 13.4 Back rise/inch 12.6 12.8 13 13.2 13.4 13.6 13.8 14 14.2 14.4 14.6 15 15.4 Thigh/inch 11.1 11.3 11.6 11.8 12 12.3 12.5 12.8 13 13.2 13.5 14 14.4 Knee/inch 7.5 7.6 7.8 8 8.1 8.3 8.4 8.6 8.7 8.9 9.1 9.2 9.2 Leg opening/inch 6.9 7 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.7 7.8 7.9 8 8 8 Inseam/inch 34.5 34.5 34.5 34.5 34.5 34.5 34.5 34.5 34.5 34.5 34.5 34.5 34.5 Shingo measures the front and back rise a little differently which gives different measurements from the BiG-method. Here you can see how he measured them if you scroll down: http://denimbridge.jp/overseas Fabric: A14 oz denim with a very light pink selvedge-ID made by a blend of US cotton. It was made to capture the essence of vintage Cone and I'd say it turned out very well. It starts out flat and uniform before it hits water, then it crocks like crazy (which you kind of can see in the pic above). Should get some nice vertical falling, going by the washed samples. The fabric is made exclusively for Denimbridge by Yamaashi mill in Okayama on a Toyoda shuttleloom. According to Shingo it's a small factory which is an important factor for both Shingo and us in this project. If you want to see a little of how the fabric ages Shingo has started using it for his latest Denimbridge cut. http://denimba.com/denimbase/2018/11/03/23478 Since there's been talk about doing a Denimbridge contest for a few years now I was thinking now might be a good time with a special release. The jeans will be made in August so a contest could be possible to start late September. The prize: The winner will win two prizes: a pair of Denimbridge jeans, sponsored by Denimbridge, and also a prize from Göteborg Manufaktur. Pre-order: The pre-order is running until June 15th via https://goteborgmanufaktur.se/brands/goteborg-manufaktur/goteborg-manufaktur-x-indigo-veins-x-denimbase-gbg001-jeans-pr.html I'll have more info to share in the next couple of days and will post more details about the jeans. But for now, what do you guys say, shall we put up a contest? Participants: Beautiful_Freak (confirmed) Tigerstrom (confirmed) Srudy (confirmed) Thanks_M8 (confirmed) jegr (confirmed) maharu (confirmed) space_cowboy (confirmed) Babaron (confirmed) Broark (confirmed) longshanks ALB (confirmed) unders JohnM (confirmed) Edit: I will continue to update the first post when we release more info. Here's sneakpeak shots to get a little bit excited:
  3. Bobbo

    Interest check: Denimbridge contest

    Haha all too trye @schmallo15 We'll probably go down that route. Btw, today is the last day to preorder, so don't sleep on it if you're still on the fence. Can't wait to get this started!
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    Interest check: Denimbridge contest

    Got a reply from Kuniyoshi-san that he will be able to sign the pocketbags.
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    Interest check: Denimbridge contest

    Wrote a short piece of our partners in Japan and their background on my blog: http://indigoveins.com/the-team-behind-the-collab-jeans-gbg001/ Some of the info about Sakamoto denim is from b_F's links but perhaps you'll find some new info about Kuniyoshi-sans backgrund etc.
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    Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

    Solid 3 year improvement!
  7. Bobbo

    WAYWT 2019 (denim edition)

    Great tee Volvo!
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    Interest check: Denimbridge contest

    @dau Shoot the Gbg Mfg boys a note that you want them raw. Better safe than sorry. @d-rew12 Yeah I get that. Not a massive difference betweem the 36 and the 38 though (except in the waist). Give it some thought, you've got a couple of days before the preorder closes, although I'm pretty sure the boys will order a couple of extra pairs to have in the shop. Could probably swap sizes then if you want to get them for the preorder price. Btw, we have around 40 orders now, so it looks like it will be a decent contest!
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    Interest check: Denimbridge contest

    @srudy Shoot me a dm with your name and email. I'll see what we can do. Totally forgot to ask Kuniyoshi-san about ut. @d-rew12 Don't have the raw measurements I'm afraid but I did get 3-4 cm stretch in the waist.
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    Interest check: Denimbridge contest

    Hi mate! Happy you like them! Yes, it's after shrinkage. Just beware how Shingo has measured the jeans. Of course there's no worries if you want to alter them.
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    Interest check: Denimbridge contest

    Hi mate! As much as I'd love to have you onboard @UkeNo since you were the first Bridger amongst us, I need to think about it and discuss it with the other gents.
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    Interest check: Denimbridge contest

    Well played John! Edit: Might as well spam with some more pics. Jonas, the skinny one of us is wearing the old sample which is slimmer than the final jeans will be. Don't think I've mentioned that, but might be good to know!
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    Interest check: Denimbridge contest

    Haha! I'll see what I can do. Can you guys dm me your name and email so I can pass it along? Nice that you're joining @ALB!
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    Interest check: Denimbridge contest

    So who of you lot asked for signed pocketsbags by Kuniyoshi-san?
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    Interest check: Denimbridge contest

    Great to hear it @Babaron!
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    Interest check: Denimbridge contest

    14 so far @beautiful_FrEaK so hopefully it kicks off properly soon! Edit: I have updated the original post with participants. Let me know if I've missed anyone!
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    Ooe-Yofukuten & Co.

    Great stuff @Collin and @tigerstrom. Still bummed about missing out on the 1702XX...
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    Interest check: Denimbridge contest

    When I'm in between sizes these days I go for the larger one, if the waist is a little big there's always a belt to solve it. Not much to do if they come up too small. Done that mistake too many times before...
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    WAYWT 2019 (denim edition)

    From a couple of days ago Warehouse cap Indigofera Norris flannel Göteborg Manufaktur x Indigo Veins x Denim Base GBG001 jeans Redwing Beckmans
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    Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

    Was it good @Maynard Friedman? I haven't seen it yet.
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    Interest check: Denimbridge contest

    Hey @ALB! My jeans are at Göteborg Manufakturs shop and has been there since the photoshoot on last thursday. I'm sure they can measure it for you. Shoot them an email to [email protected] or a dm on Instagram.
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    Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

    Dang, I've been busy lately. But here's a few pics at least to get us on page 1 again. A while ago I went to visit colleagues in Malmö that has their office in Turning Torso, the tallest building in Sweden. It was pretty neat when we visited the top floor and had some low foggy clouds rolling in beneath us. Also went to a really big day of thrifting last weekend. Basically a large chunk of the city turned into an outdoor garage sale. In 4 hours we didn't even manage to see half of it. No big scores but I did get myself an old leather rucksack.
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    Interest check: Denimbridge contest

    ^ Happy to have you mate! @srudy It was just an automatic confirmation. You'll receive a new one when they're actually shipped! @dau We won't accomodate tweaks on the pockets. Of course it doesn't stop you from doing it later on yourself. No hidden rivets so it's not very difficult to re-stitch the pockets.
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    Interest check: Denimbridge contest

    Hi mate! I don't think we'll provide that service. It will be hard to keep up the schedule if people can change the details, hemming is a little easier. I will check with the boys though, to see what they think. If it's possible I would be happy to provide the service for the community. It shouldn't be a problem, unless we get a massive landslide of orders, then some pairs will of course take a little longer to finish. But fabric-wise there's no problem. Pretty well accommodating, I'd say. Definitely not as horridly tight as The Flat Head for instance. Hm, I'll check with the boys. Probably just an order confirmation. I'll get back to you.
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    Interest check: Denimbridge contest

    @beautiful_FrEaK It will be the new Denim Base top button! Sadly they were not done in time for our sample jeans. Shingo got his first sample of the button the other day. Re judging I think it would be fun if the guys who have made the jeans were judges: Kuniyoshi, Shingo and Sai that has made the pattern. @SLAB My Lee wallet is pretty big and barely sticks out. Shoot the Gbg Manufaktur boys a dm on Insta and I'm sure they can give you a fit pic with a mid size wallet. They have my jeans in the shop.