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JohnM last won the day on October 7 2019

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  1. JohnM


    Here’s the 1000XX DSB next to the S1000XX DSB after a warm soak. Pics are lousy but the 1000XX looks bluer and feels lighter, softer, less crinkly/stiff than the S version. I’ve heard 1000XX is 13.5 oz. — not sure about S version’s weight.
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    West Ride by Western River

    Nice jeans and fit b_F. But don't lose any more weight -- you're trim and fit enough!
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    Like Flash (with less knowledge), I had been wearing a pair of Conners for the past month, but recently picked up a couple pairs of Warehouse in size 34 raw -- the 1000XX DSB and S1000XX DSB. Look forward to comparing them. Interestingly, the waist of the 1000XX was 35" raw vs. 36.5" on the S1000XX. I know the 1000XX denim is 13.5 oz. -- not sure about the S1000XX. Nice jeans, from what I can tell so far.
  4. Happy for you Tilmann and for Ellie, Duke. Good health to both little ones.
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    WAYWT 2021 [denim edition]

    Best to your daughter Duke -- may everything go well, including a quick recovery and superb health.
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    ^ Agree! This is my first pair of Warehouse 1000XX and I can see why it's well regarded -- classic and comfortable proportions. If you or others know what Levi's year this pair is modeled after, I'd love to know. Regardless, it has the feel of simple, no frills Levi's from years ago.
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    Here you go Dr_Heech: Size 34, 1000XX DSB, soaked (warm water, 60 minutes) and worn for two hours (denim stretches easily): Waist: 35.25" FR: 12.5" BR: 17.375" Thigh: 13.25" Knee: 9.875" LO: 9.18754421985" ;-) Inseam: 33.0"
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    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    LazyS -- love FW but never tried their jeans. What do you love most about these?
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    ^ Sure -- I'm soaking them now, but will get some measurements post-soak.
  10. JohnM


    ^ thanks b_F. The pair of 1000XX DSB (34) came today from Hinoya. FYI -- raw inseam and waist are both 35".
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    Sorry for the basic question, but does anyone know the weight of the denim on the 1000XX Dead Stock Blues?
  12. JohnM

    Real McCoy's / Joe McCoy's Jeans

    ^ thanks lance -- the N-1 SPL runs big. Mine is a 42 and I almost went for a 40. For context, I'm a 42 or 44 in most Japanese-made jackets.
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    Real McCoy's / Joe McCoy's Jeans

    Real McCoy's N-1 SPL (size 42)
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    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    It would be interesting to (definitively) know what the alpaca percentages are for various jackets, including original/vintage N-1s. I wouldn't be surprised if a 50/50 alpaca/wool blend is the standard and pretty much ideal. Having owned a few alpaca-lined jackets (FW B-15 and McCoy's B-10 and N-1), I can tell you that the warmth/weight ratio is extremely high. My guess is that unless you live in a very cold environment, blending wool with alpaca is a good thing. For some, alpaca can be a little itchy, which is why I sprung for the McCoy's N-1 SPL with the mouton collar, which is incredibly soft and comfortable and fully reveals my non-military, poser status.
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    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    ^ I'm not an alpaca expert by any means, but in my efforts to understand various N-1s that I was considering (FW, McCoy's, Buzz), I learned that most fabric sold as 'alpaca' is not made from 100 percent alpaca fibers, oddly enough. Alpaca is often blended with wool to produce a fabric that many still sell as alpaca. It can be difficult to know for sure what you're getting and, sad to say, I'm not sure I figured it out with a high level of confidence for any of these jackets.
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