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About ReverendGlasseye

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    847, Chillinois
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    state-sponsored adolescent information-processing facilitator
  1. Thanks guys! The amateurish pictures don't do the scenery justice. Iceland's landscapes are so dramatic and feel prehistoric with all of the geological activity going on. I'll drop one more set of photos and post-wash (they've really developed an interesting texture) before I send them off to @wolfofthesea this week.
  2. Sorry for the lateness in my updates! But the rest are a series of photos ranging from basalt columns in the southern coast, empty roads, lava fields by Lake Myvatn, and a final evening hike to Glymur (Iceland's second highest waterfall). The trip was the most exciting part of my leg of the tour (I live in a quiet suburb north of Chicago) and it's near the end of the month so who is next?
  3. Hi all, my wife and I are back from our 8 day trip to Iceland. We took ~2k photos (of varied quality) in order to vividly remember the trip. We rented a car, took the Ring Road around the country, and stopped at various spots we found interesting. For example, we didn't stop by the Blue Lagoon (far too pricey and overcrowded with tourists [an issue Iceland is presently facing]), Geysir, waterfalls (Gullfoss, Godafoss, Detifoss, etc.), and others. From Chicago, we took an evening flight from O'Hare to Reykjavik and landed there around 6 in the morning. Because we didn't want to be jet lagged, we decided to power through the first full day by quickly checking out the city and a few other spots before our stop to Skogafoss in the south. Among many things, we passed by the Hallgrímskirkja Church. After seeing a few sights in Reykjavik, we stopped by Þingvellir National Park about an hour outside of the city. This is where the European (?) and North American Plates split and where Iceland's Parliament during their early settlement period. It's also where, I believe, they filmed the Bloody Gate from Game of Thrones. Then we headed south on the Ring Road. We stopped by Bobby Fisher's grave in Selfoss; my father-in-law came with us and is an avid chess player so he wanted to pay respects. We also stopped by the Seljalandsfoss waterfall off the highway. It's supremely gorgeous and you can take a quick 15-minute walk around and behind it. We then camped out at Skokafoss. On the second day, we spent the entirety of this day on a long day hike called Fimmvörðuháls hike. It's a 9-12 hour hike that ascends ~1,000 meters in between two glaciers and near the Eyjafjallajökull volcano that last erupted in 2010 that disrupted flights in/out of Europe for some time. On the third day, we left Skogafoss, headed South, stopped by the black beaches of the south coast in Vik, checked out the glacier lagoon of Jökulsárlón, and camped in Hofn for the night. More pictures to be added soon.
  4. I just received the Roys from @Hendsch! This is the first time I've ever worn or fondled a pair of Roys but, as everyone else had said, the construction is impeccable. I find myself staring down the inseam looking at the SPI more often than not. With regard to fit, they've made me realize that I've put on some weight in my butt/thighs making them much tighter in the seat than the 3009s I'm used to.. :/ Nevertheless, I will soldier on and plan on wearing them as much as I can on my trip to Iceland next week! Below I attached some quick fit pics; they're actually lighter in person, borderline Wrangler-esque in comparison to the inky blue of the 3xxx denim. EDIT: Below are some comparisons of the Roys with some of my more worn jeans. They're from left to right Samurai S710xx (worn for ~2 years [essentially retired]), Sugar Cane Okinawa (worn for ~1.5 years [infrequent rotation]), The Flat Head 3009 (worn for ~8 months [mainstay in rotation]), and the Roys. The bright Summer Sun washed out their true color so they're a bit darker in real life.
  5. @FeloniousMonk That's right! Thanks for remembering. I'll be there from July 8th to the 17th with my wife and father-in-law. We'll be going in and around the Ring Road hiking, camping, etc. Any recommendations for anything out of the beaten path for those that have been? Also, @Hendsch I'll PM you my address.
  6. @marcusV2, the fit looks good! I have two TSG sweats (black and gray) and they have shrunk, mostly in length, with subsequent hot washes and spins in the dryer.
  7. @itsbenhere They're a 33. Honestly, they're mildly loose in the top block/waist (I could have easily gone down one size). The fit is great everywhere else but the extra fabric in the seat lends to a pronounced moose-knuckle in the crotch unless I'm wearing looser fitting boxers to help fill in the space.
  8. Ever since I saw @itsbenhere's RJB 105BSPs. I've been itching a pair for myself. There's a Grailed listing for a size 30. How have people sized them? According to the seller, they're TTS at the waist right now. Is there some give and stretching? I know that they should have been a 32 pre soak.
  9. @FeloniousMonk When do you expect the jeans to be back in your hands? I know the're headed to the west coast of North America soon. I'll be spending a week in Iceland early July and wonder if my leg of the tour would allow me to take them along.
  10. TCB

    So it won't be a 50s fabric in a 60s fit?
  11. Why won't he be able to do the buttons?
  12. Any measurements for the ballpark sweat?
  13. @Jeef1 I've worn it all weekend and love it to death. I may pick up the gray or oatmeal one in the future.
  14. @goodrain Like you guys recommended, I went for a medium.
  15. I got my crewneck sweat yesterday! It fits perfectly after a hot wash and dry.