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andrewrose last won the day on September 20 2021

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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Anybody get the wordle today in one guess?
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    Unknown Non-Japanese Brands

    Posting these here- the brand isn’t unknown, but he also doesn’t do much denim, so no point in starting a thread. Sidnaw Company denim pants, these were released about a year ago as a limited run. It’s a 16.5 oz Cone Mills denim that was then waxed by Fairfield Textiles, cut and sewn by Rusty himself. All single needle, so lacking some features you’d expect like chain stitching or bartacks. Cool copper hardware all backed with leather. Cut is fuller and roomy. I’ve only seen waxed denim in the context of fashion, so thought this would be an interesting pair. And behold, waxed denim does fade, albeit more slowly. It also seems to be darkening in places, as you normally see on waxed fabrics that are lighter in color. Wearing these for the indigo invitational. At ~170 days before a rewax using Martexin: And after a rewax:
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    Happy jeans: TCBxSufu S40s WW2 contest thread

    Here’s my final photos. I can thank my now 2 year old daughter for help in developing the combs; she was 7 months old when the contest started and I spent a lot of time sitting or crouched on the floor playing with her. I counted 426 days of wear in the end- sure I missed a few and I took about a month off to wear something else for a change. Didn’t wash much at first but more frequently as time went on. The only repairs I did were to the pockets, mainly so I didn’t loose anything. I didn’t really like the cut at first. I’m a slim/athletic build and these were quite a departure from my usual preferred slim straight cuts, but it certainly grew on me. Now I’m back in a pre contest pair and they felt ridiculously tight at first! Thanks to all for participating. It was fun to see everyone’s posts along the way and to see small snapshots of your lives and world.
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    Happy jeans: TCBxSufu S40s WW2 contest thread

    Gave them their last wash today, at day 424. Pre wash photos: Finally blew through the rear pocket for good reason- going down a slide with my daughter on her second birthday! I like seeing the still dark denim through the hole, like looking back into the past….
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    Conners Sewing Factory

    Saw this recently posted video of Kaoru, who makes the M-54 model and probably some other stuff too as the “2nd generation”. Shot in real time for the most part, looks like it takes about an hour per pair, not including cutting the fabric. Same user also has a few other videos of CSF jeans.
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    Bridge of the Times

    Same! Or if not a contest, perhaps a group buy?
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    Happy jeans: TCBxSufu S40s WW2 contest thread

    @CSL pretty much. Someone will probably start a final submissions thread, and you can add final and progress pics and any thoughts. There will be some time limit, say two weeks, to submit photos before judging. Several of the Japanese contestants are on IG only, so I guess they will be submitting photos here.
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    Happy jeans: TCBxSufu S40s WW2 contest thread

    401 wear days and just gave them their 6th wash. No darns, but good to know darns can be darned upon! Got through the left knee, but won’t do any repairs at this point. A few recent other photos: Looking down to Boulder, Colorado from Gold Run Road. I didn’t. Hall Ranch, Lyons, Colorado. Gold Hill Memorial.
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    These are certainly nothing special compared to all the cool boots and actual shoes people have posted. I got them because I had an ankle injury and everything else irritated it. Sanuk slip ons in grey canvas, which had faded quite nicely. I didn’t expect that!
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    Happy jeans: TCBxSufu S40s WW2 contest thread

    I thought it was 18 months, which would mean the end of February, since it started September 1st.
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    Happy jeans: TCBxSufu S40s WW2 contest thread

    381 wear days in… discovered that both pocket bags have blown out, so I’m not wearing them today so as to not loose anything and going to patch em tonight. Hole in the back pocket as well, don’t think I’ll repair at this point with ~1.5 months left. Probably won’t wear them much once the contest is over. Not that I don’t like them, but have the same problem as many of you. Too many jeans and not enough legs! I have to say wearing a normal slim straight cut feels very odd and a pair that was previously a favorite feels too tight. Or did at first, feeling better with a few hours of wear.
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    My blog, which is absolutely not denim related, but still might be of interest to some of you. The focus is hiking, trail running, snowshoeing, and generally being outside in and around Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. http://www.hikingrmnp.org/
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    Happy jeans: TCBxSufu S40s WW2 contest thread

    365th day of wear!
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    Roy. (expurgated edition)

    Not great mirror shot, but hopefully this gives some idea of the fit. Definitely slimmer and the white fabric is pretty gauzy. I’m 5’10” and 135 lbs, slim/athletic build. Went with a small which is what I take in all tshirts I can think of. It’s a 50/50 cotton poly blend, so hopefully no shrink, but it feels like it’ll stretch right back out too. With the TCB WW2 contest pair and their very high waist.
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    Roy. (expurgated edition)

    @goodrainWill do, might be a few days until I can though with work/etc.
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