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  1. JohnM

    Belts

    ^ Crazy good Duke. I need another belt like I need more jeans. But we're fanatics and temptation is what it is ... ;-)
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    Warehouse

    ^ agree on the 14.5 oz. Memphis denim Josh'N'Roll -- thick, yet soft and comfortable.
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    Buzz Rickson

    ^ Nice comparison pic. Sounds like you like them enough to replace them! I had a pair briefly in size 35, which fit great in the top block but very loose from the hips down.
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    Denime

    b_F, I assume the XX will fit like the pair we both have. Any thoughts on what the BigE will be like?
  5. Cold Summer, if you're interested in something different than minor variations on the same repro denim themes, you might be interested in the work that Mohsin Sajid is doing at Endrime. I attended his presentation last night at Standard & Strange in Oakland and he covered topics ranging from denim history to the future of denim, including non-cotton materials (e.g., hemp, tencel), (almost) zero waste pattern cutting, non-cotton/non-poly threads, etc. Mohsin is a consultant to Cone, among others, and also designs jeans, jackets, and other clothing.
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    Denime

    ^ exactly Maynard, same for me. Regarding the 800 vs. the 1001 Cold Summer, I'd agree that the 800 is a little trimmer and more tailored up top. But neither has an especially dark or hard-finished denim, so they're both pretty casual, as jeans go.
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    Denime

    ^ I agree Cold Summer -- we're talking minor variations and extreme hair-splitting. I thought that was what we were supposed to do here! More seriously, there are some jeans that are trimmer, more linear, or harder-finished that I might wear out to dinner and others that are heavier, nubbier, or wider that I'd do real work in. At the end of the day, they're all five-pocket jeans, no doubt. But to my extreme hair-splitting, OCD eyes, they're not all the same.
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    Denime

    It will be interesting to see what (if any) changes Warehouse brings to Denime's cuts and denim. With encouragement from b_F, I've recently added XX and 66 pairs from Denime's Original Line. They're fairly similar, with mid-rises and a really nice denim that is initially fairly stiff and hard-finished, but not heavy. Never having owned anything from Denime when Hayahsi-san ran the company, I can't say how these Original Line jeans compare to the actual originals, but they're consistent with (what I understand to be) his appreciation for 'smart', clean, European lines, and less workwear oriented than what I've experienced from Warehouse.
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    Denime

    b_F, I'm really enjoying these jeans. The denim and cut are both good -- normal, not exaggerated. Is there a Resolute model that fits like this? The 710 is trimmer through the hips.
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    Denime

    Here you go b_F. Nice to have a pair that isn't way too long ;-)
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    Denime

    ^ I've only soaked them b_F. But I owe you a pic and will get it done. Great jeans, by the way, and thanks -- wouldn't have known about them without ya.
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    Warehouse

    Thanks Maynard. In searching around, I found this 800 review from b_F, including his specific comments regarding the denim. Do you or others know if there are other Warehouse jeans in their current lineup that offer this same 14 oz, Memphis denim? I see various models with similar (1000XX) nomenclature that have different denim (e.g., 13.5 oz. banner or lighter weight DSB). https://indigoshrimp.wordpress.com/2016/08/27/warehouse-800-review-by-beautiful_freak/ "The 800 model uses Warehouse’s 1000XX denim , which is a 14oz 6×6 denim made of 100% Memphis cotton, warp dyed with pure indigo. This denim was also used in the Warehouse 660 Contest that was held by Blue in Green many years ago. It isn’t overly engineered like Oni, Samurai or PBJ denim but has a decent amount of hairiness, neps, slubs and irregularities without losing the vintage-vibe of the denim."
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    Warehouse

    ^ Sorry guys, not the cotton/linen 800, just the standard version from 2015. Was just curious about the denim. I think it's around 14 oz. but the texture is different than more recent Warehouse models.
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    Warehouse

    I have two 800 pairs in size 34, one I've worn occasionally for a couple years and one still raw. I was going to sell the raw pair, but have to say that there's something unique and really nice about the 800 denim -- soft but highly textured. Seems different than other denims. Can someone tell me more about its weight or other properties?
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    RESOLUTE by hayashi-san!

    Ok, but keep those diapers on L or you'll have to wash the Resolutes too often ;-)
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    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    I'm a 17 in FW shirts and prefer XL in their tees. L would probably fit better pre-wash, but they'll come in a little.
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    Roy. (expurgated edition)

    I'm a natural size 35 (and most of my Roy jeans are 34), so like Josh'N'Roll, it can be two weeks before the waist stretches out to the comfort zone. Compared to other denim (certainly Full Count), I find Cone not particularly stretchy, maybe due to the tightness of weave. If I had it to do over again, I'd buy some of the trimmer Roy models (e.g., Kinda Special) in 36 rather than 34. I'll try to keep this in mind when Roy brings them back ;-)
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    WAYWT 2022 [denim edition]

    ^ How old is Puma now? JK -- good to see that big boy with a smiling b_F.
  19. ^ Like others, I really like the people at TCB. Ryo, in particular, is a fantastic guy, who will go to great lengths to be sure you're happy and satisfied with their products and service. I also really like the 40s jeans and jacket. The jacket runs small but the fit and proportions are spot on. A simple TCB product that I use everyday is the newspaper bag -- beautifully made, the right size, and easy to carry. So good, I bought two. To top it off, TCB pricing is lower than many of its competitors.
  20. I've owned a bunch of Roy jeans over the years and got to know him a little (we had coffee together in Oakland years ago). I can't remember exactly what prompted this, but Roy laid some truth on me, letting me know that my incessant questions and (or) price inquiries were annoying as hell. He said something like, 'John, you may think retailers like you because they're nice to your face, but they don't. No one is making a lot of money in this business -- show some respect.' It wasn't fun hearing this and Roy is direct like a laser. I was tempted to be defensive and react in anger, but I've learned that this gets me nowhere and I learn nothing. So I engaged him further and we sort of got past it. He admitted that he has his faults and is not an easy guy to get along with. My relationship with Roy, such as it is, is somewhere between difficult and non-existent. But I do respect the guy -- honest, direct, creative, and not without insight.
  21. Not feeling much hate, but certainly some regret, including buying too much too fast, especially slim fit jeans. Regarding CSF, I actually like the jeans but buying them never felt quite right (e.g., high prices, full payment up front, and long wait times). As nice as the jeans are (not to mention the boxes and packaging), I always asked myself, 'Is this guy for real?'
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    WAYWT 2022 [denim edition]

    ^ Boots look great — beautiful, rich color and simple, classic style.
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    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    One Mulholland owner mentioned to me that he only uses the interior pocket.
  24. ^ Thank God for all of you -- my only friends.
  25. Whoops, sorry -- tried to copy/paste but f'd it up ...
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