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    Happy jeans: TCBxSufu S40s WW2 contest thread

    @volvo240thebest 2 of my French mates are joining in. They've just ordered the jeans and will post on here asap
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    Happy jeans: TCBxSufu S40s WW2 contest thread

    Glad you could join @chicote ...I've send you a message on instagram, be sure to get back to me
  3. Will do gents On the subject, I would LOVE to read/listen to/watch a Visvim boots review by @dudewuttheheck ! Don't think he will ever do it tho
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    Happy jeans: TCBxSufu S40s WW2 contest thread

    Well done ! It seems that, after Volvo of course, I am the ultimate recruiter
  5. Won't go into details why I love Visvim and why I own plenty. But talking about the boots: they are made in China in a factory only producing for them (as they have a high number of orders coming thru), they are hand Goodyear welted, leather selection is amazing and most of the time is veg tanned from Europe. Most of their boots have a workwear aesthetic with modern details (like plastic "absorber" pieces) and definitely a designer vibe. In the same time they are much lighter than White's, Viberg etc. They definitely feels like sneakers compared to most of the brands. Not that a well broken-in boots isn't comfortable, Visvim footwear is often as comfortable out of the box. Retail prices outside of Japan are out of this world, but in Japan, a pair of Virgil boots (one of their most famous boots) is the same price as a pair of N-1 from John Lofgren and a Viberg service boots. Their more expensive footwear often features special treatments like mud dying, indigo, cochineal and special distressed treatments. (I don't own John Lofgren yet so can't compare the two of them construction wise, but I guess John Lofgren transparency and commitment to the craft is already an argument to support him over Visvim. The latter is rather silent about its manufacturing and working conditions etc. Hiroki Nakamura, Visvim designer, always said he doesn't mind at all where the product is made when it's the best he can find.) You also need to consider design, R&D on techniques that are not often used and retail experience in the prices as well. Anyway, Visvim is getting more and more expensive and is definitely a luxury brand (with all that comes with it). You definitely get more bangs for your bucks getting some Red Wings. You can often see Instagram fanboy wearing only Visvim and honestly, while they have AMAZING pieces that cost 1k each, their fits aren't good in my opinion. It's more like a cosplay. If you want to see some Visvim pieces worn with other brands, I've posted a lot of WAYWT on here.
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    Happy jeans: TCBxSufu S40s WW2 contest thread

    Hey buddy, glad to see you back! It’s 30th Japan time!
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    Happy jeans: TCBxSufu S40s WW2 contest thread

    Hell yeah brother ! You made a hell of a good choice !
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    Happy jeans: TCBxSufu S40s WW2 contest thread

    I live in Lausanne, next to the Olympic committee building, I'll go and ask them tomorrow morning then
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    Happy jeans: TCBxSufu S40s WW2 contest thread

    @volvo240thebest If it's what it takes to get him in, just do it for pasta sake !
  10. Nothing fancy for their price point (now over 30'000jpy). Visvim is a luxury brand and not every item can justify its price point.This denim is sanforized with nice vertical slub, a lot of Levis 50 era details while being a "modern" jeans with a slimmer silhouette. I'll do a full review in a while. I'm a Visvim fanboy so for the sake of it I had to try at least once one of their denim. But in my opinion it doesn't worth it.
  11. Thanks mate, appreciate it. Puckering on the back yoke is due to my hand stitching. I tend to break back yoke stitching quite quickly when it's 100% cotton thread and this jeans was no exception. I re-sewed the entire back yoke using waxed linen thread with some tension. Definitely get some puckering doing that hehe. The weird back pocket fade is because the back pocket have an hidden zippered pocket in it. You definitely can see where the zipper is. I', not really fond of it in the aging progress but I didn't wanted to remove it to see how it would evolve.
  12. Not a brand often seen here, if ever... But here is my recent denim project going quite well. Visvim Social Sculpture denim 01.2R. Duration: 6 months. 3 machine washes with Warehouse denim detergent. Love the indigo dyed elk leather patch subtle aging.
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    Happy jeans: TCBxSufu S40s WW2 contest thread

    I definitely want to see @chicote in this contest! After all he's the guy who helped me get hooked on Raw denim !
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    Happy jeans: TCBxSufu S40s WW2 contest thread

    4 more to go! Let's do this @istewi
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    Full Count Denim Thread

    Get the larger size. Short are suppose to be really comfortable and have space for your butt to breath during summer. Wear a nice belt. If it ends up being too big, just wash and use the dryer, it will certainly get smaller.
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    Happy jeans: TCBxSufu S40s WW2 contest thread

    @dudewuttheheck Im glad you are participating! It should be fun
  17. @Double 0 Soul Thanks for your input, appreciate it! I looked up Mash before buying my OakStreetBootmakers and they look good and decently made! But my choice is made in the Lofgren as I’ve already pre-ordered a pair
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    Roy. (expurgated edition)

    I wonder what denim he will use
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    Happy jeans: TCBxSufu S40s WW2 contest thread

    Will we reach the beautiful number of 100 Sufu? Only a few days left, hurry up people don’t miss this !!!
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    Happy jeans: TCBxSufu S40s WW2 contest thread

    The « French » team is here ! Hell yeah!
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    Happy jeans: TCBxSufu S40s WW2 contest thread

    Hell yeah dude! Let's go !
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    Happy jeans: TCBxSufu S40s WW2 contest thread

    @RemsB well done mate
  23. Can't recommend TCB and TRMC bucket hat enough. I have both and they are excellent.
  24. Collin

    Samurai Jeans

    I've put online a Samurai S5000VX 17oz. soaked and unworn/unhemmed with old arcs and tabs up for sell : https://www.grailed.com/listings/14984033-samurai-jeans-samurai-s5000vx-17oz-zero-31x36 Hit me up if you are interested for a SUFU discount by Paypal/Revolut
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