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    got the chance to handle a pair of shins 66s today. had never been worn, just hot washed and line dried. fabric was thicker than i expected! and felt somewhat grainy (not sure if that's the correct way to describe it)- more textured and rougher than other jeans i've handled (including resolute). curious if that checks out with other's 66 denim experiences, can anyone chime in on this? would love to hear about others general feelings towards the 66 fabrics.
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    you can buy newer production 66 501s made with kaihara denim from japanese sites. intriguing! seem these haven't been available for purchase in the west for years. anyone have firsthand experience with them? apologies if i missed some discussion of this, i looked and didn't find it. rakuten listings all seem to have the same copy- must be supplied by LVC (japan?)- size up 2 in the waist, inseam measures at 86cm raw but then shrinks 5 or 6cm. don't really trust levi's advice at this point... would be great to get measurements from someone with a newer pair... anyone? related- anyone know if there were L36 pairs in smaller waist sizes while the 66s were miUSA with cone denim (W29, W30, W31)? Never see L36s, just L34s & L32s... and just to confirm, those were typically true to waist size after washing?
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    No strong disagreement mate, it doesn't bother me that you don't find the differences between contemporary and vintage clothing meaningful... most people don't. Your comments and perspective make sense considering you have zero interest in vintage clothing.
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    I don't think you understand what warehouse is reproducing. Do you follow the vintage market at all? That is definitely not the case in the US generally and I doubt your local thrift store has a single graphic tee from the 50s or 60s in it right now. Tees are a huge part of what specialty american vintage dealers sell domestically, not just to japan. Original graphic tees from the 40s 50s 60s are in high demand and often sell for 5x what warehouse charges for repro tees.
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