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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    I like Fremont, Reubens, Holy Mountain, and Cloudburst for breweries. Pine Box is a good general beer bar. I have had good food experiences at Bar del Corso (pizza/Italian,) Stateside (French/Vietnamese, solid brunch), The Shambles (meat and beer,) and Nirmal's (Indian.) I have been meaning to try JuneBaby, Mean Sandwich, and Xi'an Noodles on a visit, but it hasn't worked out yet. There is a sushi place with a chef that trained under the Jiro Dreams of Sushi guy too. There are the obvious tourist stops like Pike Place and the Space Needle that are fine, ideally experienced at not peak hours. Gas Works park is nice if the weather works out in your favor. The music/pop-culture museums are cool if you are interested in those things. It was not for me, but I have a friend who loved the Seattle Underground tour. If you like Twin Peaks and are renting a car, you can check out a lot of the original spots in Snoqualmie not too far away, though I am not sure how much the locals like Twin Peaks visitors.
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    Roy. (expurgated edition)

    I am wrapping up my KS1002/RT1002 rotation soon and have a perhaps overly ambitious plan of comparing 4 pairs of black seed by doing one pair frequent wash and dryer (test lot R01,) one pair my normal routine with initial hot wash to get shrink out and regular cold washes every 3 months or so (regular R01,) one pair with his site instructions 15 minute initial lukewarm soak hand washed sparingly (Test lot 00 pair,) and one worn raw for as long as possible, which I believe is his preference (no pair currently on hand, but hopefully he does another round of the new RT cut)...so check back here in 10 years or so for the results. I definitely respect and understand his appreciation for the properties of unwashed, loom state denim and am looking forward to wearing a pair that way, but I think losing a bit of that in exchange for getting the shrink out of the way up front is reasonable for many people and in no way ruins the jeans from my experience.
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    Roy. (expurgated edition)

    They do not go on sale until Friday.
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    Roy. (expurgated edition)

    RT2 page is up on Self Edge's site.
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    Roy. (expurgated edition)

    I imagine Roy has modified the cut a bit since, but the original RT measurements are available here. Size 30 31 32 33 Waist 31.5 32.5 34.0 35.0 Inseam 38.0 38.0 38.0 38.0 Thigh 12.0 12.3 12.6 13.1 Knee 8.6 8.8 8.9 9.1 Leg Opening 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.4 Rise 11.1 11.4 11.7 11.9 Size 34 36 38 Waist 36.0 38.0 40.0 Inseam 38.0 38.0 38.0 Thigh 13.5 14.1 14.7 Knee 9.2 9.6 10.2 Leg Opening 8.5 8.8 9.2 Rise 12.1 12.4 12.6
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    Warehouse

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    Roy. (expurgated edition)

    I have primarily been rotating a pair of Cone Project denim (KS1002) and Black Seed (RT1002) for the last 3 years and I still cannot figure out which denim I like better. It is usually whichever I am wearing, currently the cone project denim, same as the RS04. It seems like a lot of people prefer the original contest denim most of all from his stuff, but unfortunately the rare pairs that come up on eBay are all pretty worn. I had both pairs fixed up at Indigo proof last summer and had a similar issue with the thickness of the crotch repair on the KS1002s/mostly the weight I had gained, but they broke in pretty quickly again. The cone project denim seems to have about as much stretch as the black seed has shrink.
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    Roy. (expurgated edition)

    Kiya said they would be a different fit than the R01 on his first IG announcement, but those measurements do seem familiar.