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  1. Loving the Deninbridge jeans -- great cut, weight, and crinkly feel. Evo will be slow since I bought both 35 and 36 -- both fit, depending on the waistline. With loud McCoy's/Buco shirt and Lofgren engineers in Choco/Black.
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    Real McCoy's / Joe McCoy's Jeans

    Recently picked up a nice, if a little bold (for me), Buco long-sleeve T. Great weight and feel to the fabric.
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    Recently picked up some Lofgren MTO Engineers in Choco and Black. Just love em -- perfect fit, fit/finish, etc. Thanks to John and the Sendai team, as well as the folks at Standard & Strange.
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    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    ^ She wants to take care of you, so wear those FW and let her do it!
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    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    They look good to my sufu trained and certified eye. How do they fit compared to your Denimbridge pair in 38?
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    UES Denim

    b_F, that's a heavily worn and faded pair of jeans. What the heck? I thought we were brothers in buying too many pairs and finishing last in various fade contests? ;-)
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    Orslow

    ^ FWIW Broark, I wear a 3 but could also comfortably wear a 4. You are I are typically one size apart. The 3 is a trim but a good fit on me -- decent room in top block and nice rise but pretty trim everywhere. The 4 would be 'relaxed fit'. So I'd say 5 for you if you're ok with them a touch loose. I suspect this doesn't help much but it's all I have! ;-)
  8. Fantastic review b_F -- thanks for taking the time to do this. I'm amazed at the attention you pay to each detail, some of which I can barely discern due to a little colorblindness ;-)
  9. Love the crinkles Thanks_M8. b_F, I have no idea what you're eating!
  10. ^ After one warm soak and one wash, the inseam on my size 36 shrank 2" -- from 36.5" to 34.5". Here are all the measurements: Raw / Post-Wash. The Post-Wash measurements include minimal stretch, as I wore the jeans for about 15 minutes before measuring. Size 36 Raw / Post Wash (stretched slightly) Waist 36" / 35" FR 13" / 12.5" BR 16.375" / 16" Thigh 14" / 13.25" LO 8.675" / 8.25" Inseam 36.5" / 34.5"
  11. They look great b_F -- perfect fit, just like I told you ;-) Love the shoes too. P.S. I told him to get a size 36 and the 35 looks perfect.
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    Ooe-Yofukuten & Co.

    ^ The Ooe will fit a little differently with relatively more room in the hips and thighs and less in the waist. The 1108 is great for lean/trim body types, whereas the OA01/02 is more forgiving and works well for those with bigger hips and thighs. I have the 1108 in 36 and it's too big in the waist, yet almost too trim below. The Ooe in 36 fits perfectly with room in the top block but a trim waist. Ooe is my favorite cut followed by the FC1101 and a couple of Warehouse models (e.g., DD-1001XX, 1943). While I love Fullcount, Ooe is a great brand, beautifully sewn by Ryo and Hiro.
  13. ^ sorry to hear this b_F. We all look forward to hearing more about the jeans when they make it to you. Thankfully, research has shown that extra time in the delivery truck enhances vintage appeal through fade acceleration, though your mileage may vary ... ;-)
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    Interest check: Denimbridge contest

    That 36” waist on a size 35 is encouraging Bobbo. Looking back in the thread, I see your post-wash waist measurement was only 42cm or 33”, so they’ve stretched out a full 3” with wear. Overall, it looks like these shrink a lot, but then stretch back a lot. Given how much stretch that is, let me know if that all makes sense and you agree!
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    Interest check: Denimbridge contest

    Two pairs delivered today. Beautiful jeans -- nicely sewn, substantial, and a nice grayish color. The 35 is likely to be too small in the waist for me, but the 36 should be perfect. Below are raw measurements, BIG style. I'm guessing the slightly under tag size waist measurement on my 35 is due to button placement (it's a little farther from the edge than on the 36). So mine are essentially starting out at tag size in the waist, with shrinkage and stretch from there. Size 35 / 36 Waist 34.75 / 36.0" FR 12.5 / 13.0" BR 16.25 / 16.375" Thigh 13.75 / 14.0" Knee 9.5 / 9.75" LO 8.25 / 8.675" Inseam 36.25 / 36.5"