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JohnM last won the day on January 31

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  1. 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 Ooe's, looks like the Denimbridge will have the same waist and slightly lower front and back rises, but not significantly different.
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    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.
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    Conners Sewing Factory

    Great fit and beautiful jeans b_F. You're looking trim and lean yourself ;-)
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    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
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    Interest check: Denimbridge contest

    ^ that's funny 501XX4EVER. It does seem one hobby can lead to another.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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?
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    Very nice Broark. I wonder how the Inazuma denim compares to the Lot DD-1003SXX LIMITED(1943 MODEL) denim. They look (kind of) similar at a glance. https://www.google.com/search?biw=1440&bih=686&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=34WmXID8HJPg-gSnwoH4AQ&q=Lot+DD-1003SXX+LIMITED(1943+MODEL)+one+wash&oq=Lot+DD-1003SXX+LIMITED(1943+MODEL)+one+wash&gs_l=img.3...23312.24415..24574...0.0..0.65.498.9......1....1..gws-wiz-img.k9NwIeHhc_s
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    Real McCoy's / Joe McCoy's Jeans

    Sorry, I do not know this God, who is he?
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    Conners Sewing Factory

    ^ ah yes Flash, memories of childhood -- skateboards, dodge ball, spin the bottle, and hope these fit me, etc.
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    Conners Sewing Factory

    ^ Thanks b_F -- I may be too old for Instagram, but did message him there ;-) This discussion of Levi's jeans of the past (and their unique characteristics) is interesting to me since I used to buy them when I was a kid in the 60s -- or my mom used to buy them for me. They were thick, flat, and stiff, shrank a lot, and had a sort of odd, baggy, straight, non-contoured fit. They weren't necessarily cool at the time (or 'Boss'!) but they were interesting and different, since you had to soak them. I sometimes think of Roy Slaper's comment (or a messed up paraphrase of something he may have said) that jeans are an ill-fitting garment. That's pretty much how the 501 felt to me at the time. And now we're trying to build in these characteristics from decades ago. Reminds me of when I took my Dad (now long gone) to a nice B&B in northern California for his 80th birthday. After taking one look at the inside, he said, "Thanks very much for arranging this for my birthday. I'm sure we'll have a great time. But, just so you know, I grew up with bathtubs with legs and hardwood floors. Now I like wall-to-wall carpeting and air conditioning."
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    Conners Sewing Factory

    Quick question regarding ordering and communicating with CSF. I paid for my first pair (1947, size 38) on February 11th and haven't heard a peep. I assume this is normal, given that Konaka is essentially a one-man shop and busy making jeans. For this who've been through this process, was it your experience to wait a bit, with no word for a while? Also Flash, would love to hear more about what you (or other) find unique or special about Conners.
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    Conners Sewing Factory

    ^ Funny! No idea whether it's intentional, but I think Levi's tended to have that on the right leg instead ;-)