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  1. Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    That is to say, to not wash one’s jeans would indeed be barbaric.
  2. Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    The jeans are good actually; denim is nice and hairy, with some slubbing. I tried to size down one a pair of the 601XX 1947 but just ended up being too small, and I had to sell them off. Will look to maybe get the new 1943's coming out at the end of the month:
  3. Which pair if you were stranded on an island?

    Leroys with two back pockets and a longer inseam. SC1947. TCB '20s. Still haven't tried Warehouse though...
  4. Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Speaking of washing and drying methods, a multiple-part series here:
  5. Waywt 2018 (denim version)

    Nope, I went TTS, the blousing just has to settle down some with wear and washing. Edit: IME, hip flaring is caused by the bottom outside corner of the back pocket. Since it’s comparitively stiff, it holds its shape and pulls some of the looser hip fabric. Actually I don’t mind hip flaring at all, and just enjoy that it’s one detail that separates straighter fit jeans versus tighter fitting ones.
  6. Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

    That's most definitely not regulation, No. 27642, I mean, Paul...
  7. Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Yes, they were quite the score. But yeah, bacteria growing on the crotch is a big issue, IME.
  8. Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Another big issue is washing regiments. It's no secret that the loinal region isn't the cleanest on Earth, and sweats a lot. Regular washing is key, and in my recent experience, regular hot washing is better. Case in point (and I talked about this on DB): last year I picked up a used pair of Sugar Cane jeans off Yahoo Auctions JP for the little lady. The jeans in question are pretty darn faded, and have obviously been worn hard for years. And yet the crotch shows absolutely no signs of tearing or blowing out. Judging by the fried patch, and very white weft and pocket bags, the previous owner had clearly hot washed them often. The average Japanese denim head seems to wash his jeans about once a week, no differently than you would a pair of mall Levi's. Double 0 at Denimbro, for example, regularly hot washes his jeans, outside-out (contrary to what most people prescribe to) to get his jeans clean after doing manual labor and traipsing through mud, etc. in them. tl;dr wash your jeans often to prevent crotch blow outs.
  9. Warpweft Company

    Well, I don't know that I'm a Taiwanese brand per se.
  10. TCB

    I wish I could get some solid shots of the inside of original 1920s Levi's right now, but I know for sure that up until the late 1890s the insides of pairs and inseams' stitching was not as clean as today, and there were lots of loose threads. The Leroys, for examples, were full of loose threads inside, but that's entirely period-correct. Maybe @PaulT can chime in on construction quality internally re: 1920s Levi's. Until then, some pics of the TCB '20s with the original pair they're modeled after:
  11. Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    No worries, I know the feeling
  12. Warpweft Company

    I like that denim fabric a lot, and the cut looks good too; we've gotten a number of Warpweft fades at Heddels. The shirt and Kurt's shoes looking good too.
  13. Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Did this work? Any results to share here?
  14. The ugliest Jeans in the world thread.

    Now we're swaggerjacking Andre the Giant's steeze?