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  1. fresh1

    Stuff you would like to see made

    More brands offering a size 35 instead of jumping from 34 to 36...
  2. Thanks! Did you get that shrink from a machine wash or tub soak?
  3. How should I size a standard 501 stf these days? Looking to get a pair for working around the house and they are 30% off right now. Would probably prefer to machine wash and dry. My best fitting pairs measure around 35" at the waist. Thinking I should go with 35. Thanks.
  4. How tall are you? I've considered buying a TCB I or II, but have been worried I'm too tall. Yours looks good.
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    I'm not really in the market to buy one now, but since we're on the subject... I've been interested in the Type I (or possibly Type II) jacket from TCB, but have always been concerned that I'm just too tall for one. I'm 6' 2" (188cm). Are any of you of a similar height with a Type I or II jacket? Do the jacket and sleeve lengths work for you? The sleeve length of my best fitting jacket is about 65cm. The jacket I have with sleeves that are just a tad bit on the short side measure 61cm. I've looked at the measurements on TCB's website and Denimio and it didn't help. Denimio shows the Type I with longer sleeves, and TCB shows the Type II with longer sleeves. @volvo240thebest If you have a chance, would you be able to share measurements on your Type I and II jackets? I'm probably a 42, but it looks like the sleeves are the same length for each size. Not in any kind of a rush.
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    If you're going to hem, I would recommend washing or soaking however you plan to in the future. If they end up shrinking some, you'll be glad you did. If they don't shrink, then they just got wet and you couldn't wear them for a day...no loss in the long run.
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    Sugar Cane Denim

    No earthshaking fades here, but I don't think I've seen a pair of these shared...at least not as long as I can remember. These are the SC2013 Summertime Jeans. I've had them for about 5 years and they are my warm weather pair. They had some repairs done last year and am hoping to get at least a couple more years out of them.
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    Pure Blue Japan

    I meant that the difference would stem from the fact that the manufacturer did one set of measurements and denimio did the other. I've looked at pairs on that site in the past where they only had flat for either OW or raw and 360 for the other and haven't been able to fully trust the comparison. The best bet would be to ask for actual measurements...or to look at the same pair's measurements on Blue Owl...
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    Full Count Denim Thread

    Making a note to myself not to click on the WAYWT thread if I see that you are the most recent poster...
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    Full Count Denim Thread

    It's probably the way we handle the buckle or possibly the top touches our stomach when sitting.
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    Pure Blue Japan

    I *think* that the flat measurements on Denimio's website are done by Denimio, while the 360 measurements are by the manufacturer. If the OW is flat and the raw is 360 or vice versa, that could explain the difference in sizes you are unsure of. Denimio will measure an actual pair for you, but it will take an extra few days or a week probably. I recently ordered a pair from them and asked for actual measurements on the chat, but they told me that I had to actually order the pair and note that I wanted measurements, then the pair got shipped from their fulfillment warehouse to their office where they took the measurements. You have the option to cancel the order if you don't like the measurements they send you. You'll want to do the chat and order the size they recommend, because then you can ship them back for free for an exchange if they aren't the right size. If you don't do the chat, the return shipping charges are on you. This is a very slim cut in the thighs, so unless you've got stick legs, the difference in two sizes is probably going to mean wearable or not wearable. Make sure you've considered that before you order.
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    Full Count Denim Thread

    Okayama Denim says it's a brass buckle, so it's probably just the natural patina. This is my brass buckle. It started out uniformly shiny, and now one side is considerably duller than the other. I'd just go with it, but you may be able to polish it.
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    Samurai Jeans

    The 710 doesn't have that strong of a taper, so hemming them shouldn't make that big of a difference. Maybe the problem is you just aren't used to them without a stack. I'd recommend you wear them for a while before doing something like sending them to get tapered. Maybe you'll get used to how they look and like the fit better.
  14. I always used Blue Owl and had good results until the last pair I sent. The hem width on that pair was much wider than previous pairs. I later found out that the guy that had previously done all the hems left to start his own shop and took his machine with him. You might want to email to confirm, but I'm 95% sure he's the guy that would have done my previous hems. If so, I would highly recommend his work. https://www.wrighthandtwill.com/products/hemming-service