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  1. 501XX4EVER

    Roy. (expurgated edition)

    The denim does look very nice, they're a bit to rich for my blood though.
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    iconic denim photos

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    iconic denim photos

    Nuff said... Cuffs... More cuffs... Even more cuffs... Cuffs and a bonus cows head... Some more cuffs... Night of the living cuffs... And for those who remember Sesame Street, "one of these kids is doing his own thing"
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    Full Count Denim Thread

    If anybody has short legs, there is a pair of 1101xx with the arcs and tabs for sale on ebay at a very low opening price, not mine and too short for me... FULL COUNT JEANS 1101XX 15.5OZ
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    iconic denim photos

    R.I.P. Albert Finney.
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    Sugar Cane Denim

    I'll correct myself, after looking at some vintage 501zxx etc on Insta, it seems Talon zips were around then, just not the famous Talon 42 model. Also, another brand called Conmar. Please forgive me internet.
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    Warehouse

    I was going to post this before but as there is discussion on sizing, Warehouse is definitely, or at least seem to be, focusing on the Japanese market at the moment and maybe for the foreseeable future, check out the inseam lengths on the new releases... 2ND-HAND 1105(ONE WASH) 2ND-HAND 1101(ONE WASH) 2ND-HAND 1100(ONE WASH) I'm pretty sure they're not typo's.
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    Full Count Denim Thread

    In fairness, at the time, this was as close as he could get to skinny jeans.
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    W. H. Ranch Dungarees

    Dumbness seems to be one of the core elements that are essential to supporting this brand.
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    Full Count Denim Thread

    Yikesssssssss...
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Yea, Maserati of Omaha have like, the worst deals on Maserati's.
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    W. H. Ranch Dungarees

    Because you can only fool some of the the people some of the time, not all of the people all of the time.
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    W. H. Ranch Dungarees

    Sorry, couldn't resist.
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Speaking of very expensive jeans... Asymmetric jeans???
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    I'd be more in this boat, I prefer to look for deals. I've had some very good luck on Yahoo auctions over the last year. If you're patient you can get great pairs for well under $200.
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    Sugar Cane Denim

    I think, and I stress think, the Gripper Zipper is more historically accurate for a 50's pair, I don't think Talon were around as much on jeans then. Warehouse seem to use the Gripper Zipper branded zips on all their non button fly jeans.
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    Sugar Cane Denim

    I love the way they did the arcs to get around the copyright issues, if you look inside the back pockets you can see how much of a pain in the ass it must have been to do it this way. Is there a brand name on the zipper? Gripper Zipper or Talon?
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    Sugar Cane Denim

    Damn, those lot 501 Edo Ai are streaky.
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    W. H. Ranch Dungarees

    I'm not trying to start a beef with anyone who likes the brand or anything, but I'm not sure I get the point you're making. I don't think being raised in Kansas or having family ties to LEE would necessarily make you an expert, he may have seen and handled a lot of old jeans but that would hardly make anyone an expert in reproducing them. That's a completely different skill set and one that would take years to develop. I would think the likes of the Osaka 5 guys would be experts because some of them have been in the game for over 30 years, long before it became trendy/hipster-y. How long has he been doing it, over 5 years??? I mean would this guy be more of an expert than the brothers that run Warehouse, who actually went to the extreme lengths of analyzing the way the cotton was wound on a vintage Levi's Banner to recreate old denim? Their own denim. This guy uses denim from Japanese mills yet apparently he also has " cracked the code "??? WTF indeed. The funny thing is, I don't think I gave a shit about this brand until I had a look at his Instagram page, it's just so annoying. As others have said, this is just Lawless all over again. In my opinion, if you're looking for a high end $300-ish pair of jeans, give your money to brands that actually deliver, ones that do so consistently because it's their "actual" business and not someone who is running a pyramid scheme as a hobby.
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    Sugar Cane Denim

    Post a link to the review when you've finished it, I love those old school Japanese repos, wish I had been aware of the scene when they were making them.
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    W. H. Ranch Dungarees

    Also, this is my favorite post from this whole topic/thread.
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    Sugar Cane Denim

    @julian-wolfHave you soaked those M41058's yet?
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    Warehouse

    Just looking at the Lot 800 and the new Lot 800xx on the Warehouse website, there doesn't seem to be much difference between the two, except one is raw, the other one wash with a few bells and whistles, they're both made form the same denim. Lot 800. via Google translate; A jeans which was a symbol of the under statement is a contemporary standard sublimated by the elegant style of Europe and a silhouette of any style. Straight slim straight without any resistance, while being simple and chic, non-tapered silhouette considering three-dimensional detail and fitting after 1 WASH. The fit around the waist and the line where the diaphragm was effective at the knee part is a moderate hem width which fits neither sneakers nor boots. The sewing specifications follow the specifications of the golden age as industrial products of the United States of the 1950s, such as hidden rivets, sewing with different numbers. Memphis cotton single cotton lid approximately 6 number × latitude about number 6 Lot 800xx. via Google translate; A series 100 series that makes silhouette not in vintage with sewing at the time. Lot. 800 xx is a slender non-tapered straight that you can wear without resistance. The fit around the waist with a shallow rise and the line where the iris in the knee worked is set to a moderate hem width matching any shoes. Sewing specifications followed the specifications of the 50's jeans golden era such as hidden rivets, sewing with different numbers. No. 6 × 6 (14.5 Oz) Memphis cotton single cotton
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    Warehouse

    @kameidaclubThey are absolutely perfect, in a few more years they will be able to pass for vintage and the arcs are, if I might say, are just a little bit sexual.
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    W. H. Ranch Dungarees

    Thanks very much for that @mpukas. I suppose I will have to eat a small bit of virtual humble pie, but only a small bit. I was basically a bit annoyed by the arrogance of one of his posts on his Instagram, mainly this one here. The text is as follows; "whranchdungarees Worth a read: I’ve been collecting vintage Lees for many years and have made the ultimate sacrifice and taken many apart to reverse engineer the construction. It was an obsession. I have also done the same with many repros from Japan. After helping to date some pieces with Lee’s historian and learning many inside baseball details, I can tell you this: the Japanese reproductions are wrong and their years are best guesses. They only ever saw photos and I can tell you for certain they missed two crucial design features that were Lee innovations and they drastically effect (affect, who the crap actually knows?!) the way these jeans fit and wear on the body. I have cracked the code. Know this: all W.H. Ranch Dungarees are made using genuine vintage patterns; not a modern pattern modified to mimic vintage specs. End of speech. Ron Swanson." This is complete fucking horseshit. To say nobody in Japan that makes Lee repros has seen the real thing in person is just moronic and completely untrue. He is passing himself off as some kind of expert and "keeper of the flame", which does a great disservice to a lot of great Japanese Brands that have done some fantastic work keeping the actual Raw Denim/Retro Denim, Industry/Market alive, and for a lot longer than he has been on the scene as well. The main reason I take offense in a race I don't have a horse in, is because I am a proud owner of 2 pairs of these, 1940's Lee×Warehouse 101z Cowboy-Riders. One pair is well used the other is still raw and they are probable the most accurate repo's EVER!!! They are a stitch by stitch recreation of a pair of extremely rare pair of Lee's that seemed to belong to someone called "Tom Kenkel" back in the 40's, the repos are absolutely perfect in every way, even using a once off special organic left hand twill denim, use google translate on this page from the Warehouse blog to give you some indication of how great they are. Warehouse clearly had access to a pair of vintage Lee jeans. I was asking about the out seam as for some strange reason all vintage Lee's, I'm guessing up to the 70's, had a Double Chain stitched out seam. I have had a pair of Sugar Cane 1945 B Lee repos and they had the Double Chain stitched out seam, I have had a pair of the 1952 "James Dean" repos, and they had the Double Chain stitched out seam. If @setterman still posted here he would probably be able to confirm this. For all his reverse engineering he seems to have gone half way, as that looks like a single Chain stitch on that out seam. I know it's nit picking in the extreme but when you set yourself up as some sort of Denim Deity, you should at least get your facts 100% right first. As I say, I don't have a horse in this race and if I was going to be a fan boy of any brand, I would be a Warehouse fanboy so I'm probably a bit biased but that post really fucked me off for some reason. This topic was stared for this brand around 2015 and if you go through it almost within a year or 2, people were already experiencing big problems with bizarre wait times. Let's hope 2019 brings with it a cure for full blown Dwight-Yoakam-itus. P.S. Dwight Yoakam wore Levi's, not Lee.