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JohnM last won the day on January 31

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  1. JohnM

    Interest check: Denimbridge contest

    Order placed. When you can't decide between a 35 and 36, order both! Look forward to seeing which fits better, as well as where my waistline is in September.
  2. JohnM

    Roy. (expurgated edition)

    Happens to me only with this buckle.
  3. JohnM

    Interest check: Denimbridge contest

    ^ That's good enough for me Bobbo (and also how I measure the waist -- put on em the bed flat and measure across the top). If you're a 35 in Ooe and I'm a 36, I must be a 36 in these jeans, as I think you said several pages ago ;-)
  4. JohnM

    Interest check: Denimbridge contest

    Bobbo, It sounds like we can add about 4cm to these numbers for stretch. So a size 35's post wash waist of 42cm as above (16.5" or 33" overall) will stretch to about 46cm (34.5"). And when you say the 'waist is measured flat', you mean the BIG method (i.e., laying the jeans fly up and measuring across the top), right? John
  5. JohnM

    Interest check: Denimbridge contest

    ^ b_F, good to see the size 36 Ooe OA02 is too loose on you -- married life is keeping you fit! As an old man with muffin top, I find the 36 Ooe about right, so I'm still torn between 35 and 36 ... or may just ask Bobbo to order the jeans in 35.5" ;-)
  6. JohnM

    Interest check: Denimbridge contest

    Bobbo, trying to decide between size 35 vs. 36. It looks like 36 based on our Ooe / TCB sizing (36/34 for me vs. 35/33 for you) -- thoughts? My size 36 Ooe's have a waist circumference of just under 35".
  7. JohnM

    Interest check: Denimbridge contest

    Regarding waist and rise, here are some comparisons: Denimbridge (36 post wash) / Ooe OA02 (36 stretched) / OrSlow 105 (size 3 after washing/drying): Waist: 34.4" / 34.4" / 34.5" FR: 12.6" / 13.25" / 13.25" BR: 14.6" / 15.25" / 14.5" Relative to the stretched Ooe's, it looks like the Denimbridge will have the same waist and slightly lower front and back rises. With stretch, however, I wouldn't be surprised if the Denimbridge in size 35 will more closely approximate the fit of a size 36 in the Ooe OA02.
  8. JohnM

    Interest check: Denimbridge contest

    Bobbo, sounds like you're a 33 in TCB, 35 in Ooe, and 35 in these jeans. I'm a 34 in TCB and 36 in Ooe -- so it sounds like 36. Back rise was my concern since most of the jeans I really like measure over 16" (the BIG way). But I'll remeasure some Ooe's or OrSlow 105's the other way to see where they come out.
  9. JohnM

    Conners Sewing Factory

    Great fit and beautiful jeans b_F. You're looking trim and lean yourself ;-)
  10. JohnM


    Any suggestions for a natural Chromexcel belt? Looking for something that will look good with a pair of Vibergs in natural Chromexcel, which are more tan/grey than tan/yellow: https://viberg.com/products/service-boot-natural-chromexcel
  11. JohnM

    Interest check: Denimbridge contest

    ^ that's funny 501XX4EVER. It does seem one hobby can lead to another.
  12. JohnM

    Conners Sewing Factory

    My guess, based on no evidence or specific knowledge (other than owning a bunch of 501s in the 60s and 70s), is that these mistakes were unintentional by Levi's but intended by CSF.
  13. JohnM

    Full Count Denim Thread

    I've had no problems with my Fullcounts Cold Summer, but most of them were raw to begin with. True, the arcuate stitching fades pretty quickly, but otherwise fine.
  14. JohnM

    Ooe-Yofukuten & Co.

    Loved the jeans from the last Ooe contest — one off #17 denim and the 02 fit, if I recall. My favorite pair of jeans, bar none.
  15. JohnM

    Shoes that look better with age...

    I love Wescos scooby, including the Axe Breaker in horse. What was it about the Lofgren boots that you weren't wild about -- fit related?