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    Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

    hello everyone! time to open this thread. We're programming a new TCB contest, this time it will be focused on the TCB 20s cut only. The sponsor of the contest will be our own @edmond and Regiment Store in Manila. Start date: sept 1st 2017 End date: march 1st 2019 Preorder deadline: july 15th 2017 Cost: USD 245, shipping included, hemming included if needed (done by TCB) Customization: it's possible to order the jeans without suspender buttons (they don't make much of a difference as far as comfort when wearing a belt, though) Payment: it's possible that payment will be via credit card only, no paypal. More details about it later... Prizes: thanks to the Asian Charles Bronson & Regiment store we'll have perhaps the most generous prize line up I've ever seen in a contest. 1st Prize = 1 jacket 1 pants 2nd prize = 1 jacket 3rd price = 1 pants 4th prize = newspaper bag 5th prize = hat or cap All TCB products! TCB 20s Replica of a 1922 pair of Levi's 501 from Hajime Inoue's personal collection. typical details of a 1920's pair of jeans, straight cut, cinchback, exposed back pocket rivets, crotch rivet, suspender buttons, iron buttons that will rust over time. Fabric: 8x8 Memphis cotton denim, 12.5 oz weight. Superb fabric, I must say! Special details, only for the contest pair custom patch, designed in Italy special pocket bag fabric, selvedge indigo duck fabric weaved on old looms. Inoue's own words: "indigo canvas can also enjoy discoloration" custom arcs, designed by Inoue, I have no pictures yet of the arcs design, but it'll be something that could be partially unpicked to reveal "proper" arcs waistband chainstitch runoff
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    WAYWT 2019 (denim edition)

    Happy new year to all denim fetishists out there!
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    The Sneakers we wear with our jeans

    Cool, I have the Hoka Bondi 6, I use them mostly to run on streets. Totally reccomended for heavier runners, it feels like running on a sponge.
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    Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

    xxx postfrom waywt
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    WAYWT 2019 (denim edition)

    Triffer hat Telnyashka Tcb 20s Excelsior
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    The Sneakers we wear with our jeans

    I love hoka running shoes, i guess their hiking shoes are just equally as good.
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    Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

    20s on the way to Sardinia
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    WAYWT 2019 (denim edition)

    Tcb 20s/30s tux Bob Dong white tee Excelsior
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    Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

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    Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

    Yabuyoshi from IG is up there with PaulT I think, different kind of fades but equally fierce!
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    Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

    mine neither ^
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    Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

    I love that shade of almost cobalt blue that the 20s denim has, very nice..
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    WAYWT 2019 (denim edition)

    daddy cool
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Taobao is a huuuuuuuge marketplace and you can find dozens of so called heritage style brands and designs, some of them (few tbh) offer similar quality to the products made in Japan, most of them just offer similar goods at a lower price point. As a general rule of thumb if you want to have the best, don't even waste your time browsing Taobao. If you don't care to have the best and if you like to get max value for money it may be worth the hassle of browsing a chinese website, translate everything via google translate, use a proxy etc etc.. I do enjoy the hazard of buying from China, I don't care to have the best (apart from jeans), and I am a cheapskate so I use it. I have mixed feelings regarding Bob Dong, I hate the fact that he copied some MF designs, but to be honest his basics are really good, fit great and bear an incredible price x value ratio. I have lots of his heavyweight basic tees, the fit is perfect for me and they stood the test of time much better than the Japanese counterparts I had. So when it comes to t shirts to me it doesn't make any sense to buy Japan made stuff. I also love the way his jeans/pants are cut and like them for what they are (very nicely fitting jeans/pants), but there is no friggin comparison fabric and workmanship wise with Japan made denim. A pair of Bob Dong jeans doesn't give me the feel of "soul" that I get from my Tcb's, too. I think of Bronson as a Chinese version of Buzz Ricksons, which offers lots of military repro garments. The quality isn't comparable to Buzz, but again for some type of garments I don't feel the need to have the best, so Bronson works great to me. As far as ethically made goes, I have no idea, but between buying from a Chinese owned company that makes stuff in China and buying from a US/Euro/Jp owned company that sells stuff made in China I definitely prefer the first option. Some of these Chinese brands are very small operations, I think they're just as much ethically managed as their Japanese counterparts. I'd love to hear what our Chinese forum members think about this.
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    TCB

    ^ right!
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    WAYWT 2019 (denim edition)

    Business meeting attire 9 usd taobao jacket Bii free ocbd Bob dong n31 jeans Sanders tassel loafers
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    Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

    More peasant repairs. Zorro style I am back wearing these as much as i can for the final stretch. I hope the mediterranean heat and frequent washes will make the difference in the home stretch.... BTW I am really digging the 20s look without a belt and cinched to the max. Something i never thought about in the last months. Im also delighted to have discovered that yours truly is aknowledged as a "style icon" on a chinese denim forum. I would have preferred to be described as a "style genius" but I can live with that too...
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    WAYWT 2019 (denim edition)

    at your swervice https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a312a.7700824.w4002-14577281987.86.69c74bfcGZGwLR&id=574960323278
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    Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

    I had to do again the repair, it looked made by a 7 yes old, now it looks done by a 10 yrs old.
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    WAYWT 2019 (denim edition)

    hey Ken! Glad to see you still post here from time to time. Post a fit sometimes! your IG feed was one of my absolute favourites! it's so stupid that it almost can't be true, but it's true, and I had to buy it.
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    WAYWT 2019 (denim edition)

    20s Taobao engrish t shirt Chucks
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    Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

    Fuck Chup socks
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    WAYWT 2019 (denim edition)

    Bob dong henley Edwin vest Tcb 20s Chucks
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    Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

    Absolutely purrfect Bartleby Xpost from waywt. Cinched to maximum
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    WAYWT 2019 (denim edition)

    Tcb x 2