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About VivaMarlon

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  • Birthday 10/31/1991

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    male
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    Los Angeles
  • denim
    size 30
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    medium
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    us 7 uk 6.5 eu 39 jp 25

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  1. VivaMarlon

    WAYWT 2019 (denim edition)

    Nice, we're the same size. I wear 30 in just about every pair I own except for my FC 1108 which are 29, many SuFu members said they stretch a lot so I sized down. Great recommendation too, they've stretch beyond some size 30 pairs I own. Is Zimbabwe cotton prone to stretching? I know TCB 50s are also made from Zimbabwe cotton.
  2. VivaMarlon

    WAYWT 2019 (denim edition)

    Those 50s look great! I think you mentioned in an early post that they weren't the slim version, did you size down at all?
  3. VivaMarlon

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Sorry, I meant which is closer to the original Levi’s 1947 cut, the LVC version or the Sugar Cane?
  4. VivaMarlon

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    I'll have to keep that in mind, aren't the TCB 50s also similar to LVC 55 in terms of fit as well? To those familiar, which is closer to the original? LVC or Sugar Cane? I still go a long time in between washes mostly because I work an office job so I only get to wear jeans once or twice a week with very light wear at that.
  5. VivaMarlon

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    I'm lucky enough that I live in Southern California where there are a multitude of offerings so I'm able to actually see and try things in person, I can't begin to imagine what it's like to not have any idea at all. Luckily Self Edge carry Sugar Cane so I can check those out, TCB might be trickier though.
  6. VivaMarlon

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    I have a question for anyone who has an opinion. When you guys purchase a new pair of jeans, or even when searching for a new pair, do you try to stick with a fit/cut that you like or do you buy a pair because you like certain qualities or characteristics and consider the fit as secondary within reason? Currently I'm debating between two different pairs, one based on a fit I have found really works for me (Sugar Cane 1947) after purchasing a pair of LVC '47, and one based on a fit that I have no familiarity with being the TCB 50s. Maybe this is a two-part question as well, do you stick with a fit you're familiar with or like to venture out and try something different?
  7. VivaMarlon

    WAYWT 2019 (denim edition)

    They look great! Gonna go look at that now.
  8. VivaMarlon

    WAYWT 2019 (denim edition)

    Which Sugar Cane's are those?
  9. VivaMarlon

    Full Count Denim Thread

    To be fair, the newer Flat Head arcs are pretty “out there,” had no problem with the old ones though.
  10. VivaMarlon

    Full Count Denim Thread

    Personally, I love the arcuates and the fact that many Japanese repro brands create their own take as a wink/homage to Levi's with Full Count being the closest to the real thing. This is just speculation but maybe a lot of "first time buyers" don't prefer the arcuates because they feel that by paying a premium price they want something different from Levi's which has come to be seen simply as standard by the uninitiated or unfamiliar? Also, not entirely untrue considering upwards of 80% (90%?) of Levi's sales are probably their mainline products. With all of that being said, I'm glad these new models aren't replacing the old ones, I love Full Count and it's exciting to have someone on here that has a relationship with the brand!
  11. VivaMarlon

    TCB

    Sounds like I might have to go with the 50's as I'm looking for something with a higher rise with no taper. One of the pairs in my current rotation are Full Count 1108 which are also Zimbabwe cotton and they're amazing and very soft. I own a pair of LVC '54 so I wasn't sure if they were similar to that, sounds like not so much. Thank you!
  12. VivaMarlon

    TCB

    A few questions for the TCB experts: What's the difference between the 50s and 60s? I'm leaning towards the 50s but I'm interested in both. Obviously it's a 50s repro, is there an LVC model that it most closely resembles? What's special about their hem job that produces such great roping? How do you size them? When digging through this thread it seems that it's pretty common to machine wash/machine dry them, I generally prefer to hot soak and line dry, should that affect how I size them? Thanks!
  13. VivaMarlon

    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    That is a very good deal, I'd definitely buy a pair if they had my size and I don't really know how the 76 fits. It's a shame this last season of LVC will be the last using US made Cone Denim, I'm debating purchasing another '47 pair or buying something I don't already own (currently own '47, '54 and '67). I'm surely open to any recommendations...
  14. VivaMarlon

    Full Count Denim Thread

    Makes me glad I purchased a pair before this change, been wearing my 1108 a lot and only loving them more with each wear.
  15. VivaMarlon

    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    I've been wearing '54s a lot lately and just bought a '47 on this last sale. Compared them very briefly ('47 getting hemmed currently), the '54 has a higher rise and tapers down below the knee. I'm not 100% sure what is meant when people describe round vs. square top block, but if my assumptions are correct, the '54 feels rounder. Your pair looks great Cuckoo, that's the fit I'm hoping for though I went TTS so I'm a little worried. They were difficult to button up but so were the '54.