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JohnM last won the day on October 7 2019

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  1. JohnM

    Roy. (expurgated edition)

    ^ I wondered that myself ;-) I guess I could re-measure but my wife tells me my DCB is already off the charts (Denim Compulsive Behavior).
  2. JohnM

    Ooe-Yofukuten & Co.

    I have a bunch of Ooe jeans in 01 and 02, but not 03. The top blocks are all the same, except for two. The waist is trimmer on the Golden Gates and bigger on the Standard & Strange short-run collaboration. The latter is my favorite, with #17 denim and its beautiful vertical fades.
  3. JohnM

    Roy. (expurgated edition)

    Here are some RT measurements. I was torn between 34 and 36 and went for 36. Soaked in warm water for an hour and (God forbid) put them in the dryer to maximize shrinkage for a partial dry, then hung outside to fully dry. The denim looks like it's been stored in a barn for 15 years -- slightly faded color (grey cast), interesting irregularities, lots of blue/brown color in the warm water and on my hands, beautifully sewn (the lining is especially nice). For a new pair of jeans, they feel vintage (as in old, but in a good way). Raw / Post Soak-Dry-Slight Stretch Waist 37.5" / 36.0" FR 12.675 / 12.0 BR 17.5 / 17.375 Thigh 14.5 / 14.5 Knee 9.875 / 9.875 LO 9.0 / 8.875 Inseam 38.5 / 36.5
  4. JohnM

    Ooe-Yofukuten & Co.

    How does 03 compare to 01 and 02, other than being their sum?
  5. JohnM

    Conners Sewing Factory

    ¥42,000 is a lot to pay for a pair of jeans. But I've done it three times without regret -- well, maybe a little. No doubt, there's something unique about the CSF experience -- trying to communicate with Konaka-san, wondering how how each model is different, receiving the box of boxes in the mail, noticing that nothing else quite fits the same (for better or worse), and figuring out what to do with all that extra thread. Opening a CSF box is a hobbyist's dream. But I do ask myself, 'Is everything I see here intentional? Does it matter? Am I a fool?" Please don't answer the last question. I just paid more for a pair of Roy jeans. But I know what I'm getting here -- a perfectly sewn pair of pants made by one guy in Oakland who loves sewing machines, makes no compromises, and puts his heart and soul into it. I've visited Roy but never met Konaka-san or been to Japan. No idea what the reality is behind One Piece of Rock. Hoping it's 'good' and true to the history that he's trying to recapture. But I'll leave that for others to comment on -- i.e., who know the history better or who have visited him in Japan.
  6. Broark, have you tried the 710 in 38?
  7. JohnM

    Self Edge, SF/NY/LA/PDX - updates & info

    Ha! Kidding, of course. I know these are Roy's babies, coming to us via the SE Adoption Center.
  8. JohnM

    Self Edge, SF/NY/LA/PDX - updates & info

    125 pairs?! Did you sew these Kiya? ;-)
  9. JohnM

    Samurai Jeans

    I wear CSF in 38, Ooe in 36, WH in 34, Fullcount 1101 in 33 or 34, and Samurai 710 or 510 in 35.
  10. JohnM

    Samurai Jeans

    Shameless plug: 3 pairs, size 35x36, CONUS shipping included, message for details/questions: S710XX - $100 (moderate wear) 19 oz. 710OG - $150 (slight wear) 16 oz. S0510XX - $100 (moderate wear)
  11. JohnM

    Conners Sewing Factory

    ^ interesting about the stretch Flash. The WW2 denim is a looser weave, right?
  12. JohnM

    Happy jeans: TCBxSufu S40s WW2 contest thread

    I get what b_F and others are saying about the high rise (and am sorry the jeans didn't work out for him), but have to admit I'm enjoying the high rise and tendency for the jeans to sag down. The fit is definitely old school and reminiscent of pants which are the antithesis of crotch grabbers. The denim itself is also very nice (e.g. weight, feel, color) and it's been fun to get to know TCB better -- Ryo's enthusiasm for the brand is infectious, if not viral ;-)
  13. JohnM

    Conners Sewing Factory

    Great to see the jacket MJF9 ... ... as well as the jeans comparison shots Flash. Is the cut pretty similar between WW2 and 46? Thoughts on the WW2 vs. 47 denim -- does the latter shrink more?
  14. JohnM

    Conners Sewing Factory

    ^ Would love to see the comparison Flash. For example, are both 46's first half, with the ww2 denim? Also, do you see much difference in the sewing, details, or cut of the ww2 vs. 46?
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