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    Happy jeans: TCBxSufu S40s WW2 contest thread

    I smell a wood dust conspiracy... I read all your posts with much interest always and I remember you telling about some of your very first SC pairs that you didn't wash for long until you wife forced you to do it, or something like that. Those jeans looked almost brown, muddy and filthy, like my first pair of 60s. A story I can totally relate with myself, been there done that. Might be a fault of my memory anyway, I'm getting older. Anyway, I hope you can vulture a pair, and show the wonders of the que sera sera approach [edit] don't take me too seriously! with socialvolvistic rear wheel drive respect volvino
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    Happy jeans: TCBxSufu S40s WW2 contest thread

    Welcome back, son! you're in the list with no. 124!
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    Happy jeans: TCBxSufu S40s WW2 contest thread

    I lost track of the conversation haha! It's hard to keep the pace of this thread. If you refer to your post saying you're surprised that folks have fading strategies, I have to tell you that even your apparent "no strategy" is a strategy, in a way. To not mention that some of your older SC jeans look so filthy that I can't imagine you didn't wash them because "que sera sera". You clearly had a strategy of no washing that made the jeans to look filthy forever. I've been there done that myself too with many pairs of Edwin and with my first Tcb's! So don't act as you are are above and beyond all of this discussion, you clearly are not
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    Happy jeans: TCBxSufu S40s WW2 contest thread

    it didn't sound at all like bullshit! I am all for diversity and I have always looked with interest at your approach actually. for the sake of variety, why not. After all is the wearer that decides how to wear his/her jeans. I am deffo more into keeping it nice and simple and not overthink it, and think that the frequent wash it's the most accurate way to wear in jeans.... by the way, as we speak of this, it comes to my mind that @Paul T never ever disclosed information on his fading methods...
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    Happy jeans: TCBxSufu S40s WW2 contest thread

    dude I've seen your IG, your fades are PURRFECT! you're on the right track, don't be distracted by the beguiling sing of the sirens...
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    Happy jeans: TCBxSufu S40s WW2 contest thread

    good point! i'm the opposite side of the spectrum. Wash at home with a biodegradable detergent, hang dry cause in this part of the world we're blessed with that beautiful thing called "sun" and no one owns a dryer! I like the scientific, highly technical approach to it! On loose cuts I have never succeeded to get any decent honeycomb, but I can live with that. I've entered the dad stage in my life and can't be bothered with that anymore. I always get the same kind of hige (whiskers) on every jeans I own, they're my signature Zorro mark to jeans, and found that they'll show up no matter how much I wash the jeans. So my route for the next pair is let it go naturally and wash every time I want. Don't want to be too anal but perhaps apart form the break in, when jeans don't get dirty easily, I will wash every two weeks +/- The more I get older the more I think that washing machine fades are the best fades. They just look natural, and nothing is more beautiful than nature.
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    Happy jeans: TCBxSufu S40s WW2 contest thread

    Final update total JP 68 total sufu 126 GRAND TOTAL 194
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    Happy jeans: TCBxSufu S40s WW2 contest thread

    @7890 welcome aboard! you're in the list with #126
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    Happy jeans: TCBxSufu S40s WW2 contest thread

    I feel we'll just leave it with the tee option. The more I think about it the more I believe the original tcb designs are better.
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    Happy jeans: TCBxSufu S40s WW2 contest thread

    so that dude is a believer of laundromats. that's another very Japanese thing, many denimheads in Japan go to wash the jeans in laundromats instead of washing at home.
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    Happy jeans: TCBxSufu S40s WW2 contest thread

    at first Ryo told me these were not eligible for the free shipping. I don't know exactly how it works, if it's because it's too low of a price or for other reasons. I'll investigate
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    Happy jeans: TCBxSufu S40s WW2 contest thread

    it's gotta be small and without the patch frame I think. I'm not entirely sold myself but I thought to ask. I'm going for Caturday night fever
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    Happy jeans: TCBxSufu S40s WW2 contest thread

    so I need your opinions peeps Tcb is branching on t shirt making now, as you may have seen. Tees are not made in Tcb factory, they're made in Japan but Sure Manufacturing, a factory owned by a friend of Hajime in the prefecture of Gifu, specialized in t shirts and bags. Ryo wrote me this, after I enquired to buy the Caturday tee: Made of 100% cotton, 30/2 combed yarns used. Woven, keeping a high tension on the fabric by sinker looping machines. What we want for a T is that it'll look best after 100 times of washing. Stretched and shrunk by wash and wear, this T reaches its perfection after ample amounts of wear like unsanforized denim. The sewing is all done with cotton threads. The collar is finished by Union Special and the sleeves and the waist are finished with the overlocking stitch like the 70's~80's Hanes. The print is done mostly by pigments so it'll gradually fade and show you the color like the faded red selvedge I.D. They're [supposedly] very nicely made, high quality, loopwheeled, made to look better with wear. They're not cheap either. approx cost 55 usd. These were initially made in very small quantities only for JP market, but they are looking to sort out international shipping too, since there's been some request. They have two designs out, and they are perhaps considering (after I suggested that) to make a memorial TCB WW2 contest tee. This could have the patch design on it. If any of you guys is interested we will try to see a t shirt computer render design and see how the patch would look on a tee. Kinda difficult to imagine. I am for sure getting the Caturday one. Best tee for a cat daddy. Just wanted to see if it's worth bothering to try and see a render or not. Back in the 20s contest I remember we talked about a tee, but then the interest kinda dissipated with time.
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    Happy jeans: TCBxSufu S40s WW2 contest thread

    I've done that to my second pair of 60s and I totally regret it. Won't do it again ever. The whiskers are so sharp that they look fake. You live and learn as they say...
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    Happy jeans: TCBxSufu S40s WW2 contest thread

    I am curious if on the long way the ow pairs will achieve the same result... I've ended ordering ow for extra peace of mind.
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    Happy jeans: TCBxSufu S40s WW2 contest thread

    Final update from Ryo re Jp participants numbers, which changes the numbers here AGAIN three more JP guys who preordered the jeans decided to participate to the contest, hence why the change. total JP 68 total sufu 125 GRAND TOTAL 193
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    Happy jeans: TCBxSufu S40s WW2 contest thread

    guys have a look at what that dude achieve on the chainstitch of his jeans with the same method. Mind blowing. totally worthy of the banderas gif if you ask me
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    Happy jeans: TCBxSufu S40s WW2 contest thread

    DREMEL BRO...
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    Happy jeans: TCBxSufu S40s WW2 contest thread

    well this technique allows to achieve more definite "washing machine" fades, and much more quickly. I prefer the natural fades, but to each its own. I am not bothered if someone prefers to use these tricks to fade the jeans as they want. We don't need a referee or strict rules!
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    Happy jeans: TCBxSufu S40s WW2 contest thread

    Here's the pro of starch glue at work So the dramatic train tracks are achieved by applying the starch glue after wash and before tossing the jeans in the dryer.
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    Happy jeans: TCBxSufu S40s WW2 contest thread

    you forgot a bit of peasant forum fight and drama. that's was quite historically accurate too.
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    Happy jeans: TCBxSufu S40s WW2 contest thread

    not really. the starch they use in Japan is liquid and much stronger. they do crazy vodoo fade shit like washing jeans in a laundromat, apply liquid starch to the traintracks (outer selvedge) and then toss the jeans in the dryer. Same on other parts like the back yoke, to maximize puckering effect. I much prefer a natural evolution. I find that what makes difference is using an aggressive detergent, but we all want to use the less polluting stuff possible ain't we in 2020?
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    Happy jeans: TCBxSufu S40s WW2 contest thread

    next level. Is the wife cool with sizing choice? is she going for no cuff, double cuff, triple cuff, double folded cuff? Washing strategy already planned? Some Japanese guys are going to use starch to indrease contrast at the beginning, it'll be cool to see the JP wash voodoos
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    Happy jeans: TCBxSufu S40s WW2 contest thread

    every fabric has its own shrink ratio % so it can vary a lot.
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    thie trend of late made me dig through the archives anyone into car models? This is a Stahlberg model of my old 244 gl, same color of my very same car and here with a black Amazon model kindly sent my way by @Paul T for my daughter a couple years ago
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