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    I have also been debating a pair of 505s for a while but the measurements on the site have it around 11" which isn't quite high enough for my preference... That fit is spot on @JimTheBrass seeing that there is actually a 13" rise on the size 33 might just tip me over the fence
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    Anyone have some wisdom about the denim used for the 67 505 over the years? Specifically about the Kiahara vs. Cone debate - I saw earlier posts here mentioning that it has always been Kaihara, but have also seen conflicting points that there were also Cone versions at some point. A friend of mine is offering me a brand new without tags pair I believe is from ~2012 or earlier. Don't have any pics on hand at the moment, but they paper patch still has very small "made in USA" printed between lot # and size, which I know was eventually removed on more recent versions
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    I always found it a bit amusing the DD line is so precise on certain period details (stitching/pocket shape/rivets etc) yet use the same 1930s banner denim for 40s/50s/60s models. Depending how its washed it can have a variety of looks and it is definitely a nice ~neutral medium for letting the other details / the silhouette shine
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    Bears teased a DSB Zipper model on their IG a while back. Possibly a new 551 model? Pocket shape looks different than regular 1000XX https://www.instagram.com/p/CGNSnu6jlRm/
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    Anybody interested in a pair of seaman trousers size 32 (not hemmed) ? Worn a few times and washed once, practically brand new. Looking for $100 shipped in USA. Happy to provide pics & measurements, too
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    Denim books

    I got the jacket book + 501 book reprint, and am thrilled with them. Though they were not cheap, I would say the price is fair considered there is quite possibly millions of dollars worth of denim in there that would be nearly impossible to see in such detail, short of traveling across the world to Japan. In that sense they are just as much an art book as it is reference guide/text book for vintage denim. I also think the fact that they both have full english captions/translations makes them totally worth it
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    Looks like self edge has their first pieces from warehouse coming in... Just the 403 sweatshirt in oatmeal and 4601 (?) pocket tee in white on the site so far
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    Roy. (expurgated edition)

    Wearing my XX20s for the first time I keep thinking about how heavy these pocket bags are, 10oz pocketing on a pair of 12oz jeans is insane in the best way Would love to have a shirt or even a pair of jeans just out of this stuff
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    That blanket lined zip denim jacket is a must cop... hope someone in US or EU stocks it, seems likely WH still won’t be shipping web orders to US as long as EMS service is still suspended
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    Roy. (expurgated edition)

    Received my XX20s yesterday, and man I am blown away. First pair of Roys and definitely one of the most beautifully constructed garments I have ever put my hands on. Just gave them a hot wash, drying in the sun now... test lot pocket details are neat, but may actually wind up picking them off just as a personal preference
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    Conners Sewing Factory

    SOLD!!! Managed to snag a pair of 409XX M-54 from Foremost back in March, but unfortunately they aren’t quite right for me so I’m going to have to part with them, if anyone here is interested. Hot washed once, and worn about 10x, I paid $275 for them, just looking for $200 + shipping. The denim is 16oz deep indigo, with some slight nep to it. Constructed start to finish on 1950s & older machinery by Karou of the CSF 2nd Generation team. This version is the Foremost special version, which features 2 different thread colors on the rear seam, and 34” rigid inseam (vs 36” standard). Here’s a link to a video of Karou demonstrating all the techniques used, and vintage equipment - Tag size W 35, actually fits a 32-33 waist best. Here’s the measurements - Waist - 16.5” Front Rise - 12.5” Back Rise - 16” Thigh (1” down from crotch) - 12.25” Inseam - 32” Hem - 8.5”
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    Pretty stoked to see it at more stores in North American, even if it may be a little cheaper to buy directly from JP. I would definitely rather support stateside retailers carrying it. Self Edge picked them up too, and will have a decent run of denim, tees, and sweats from what I have heard. A little surprised James Dant has mostly tees and no denim though. Personally hoping one of these new accounts will be stocking the 3076 chambray, but I have emailed around and no dice yet...
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    DD 1550s with about a few months of wear spread over 2 summers. I don’t think I have seen any pics of them on this thread but I know Jorts may not be everyone’s cup of tea Frequent washing these has given the banner denim lots of nice puckering. The hem width on these seems way wider than a regular pant hem, which has lead to some intense roping
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    RESOLUTE by hayashi-san!

    Decided to take a few pics of my pair of 710s, worn on and off for about a year and a half, with maybe around 6 actual months of solid wear. Washed And tumble dried every 2 weeks or so. I have a complicated relationship with the fit these, I love everything about the denim / construction/ concept overall, but the proportions of the front rise and around the crotch area start to bug me after a few wears. I wish the rise was just a bit higher.. I sized up 1 thinking I would get a slightly roomier fit and bit higher rise but in reality it just feels a little loose in the waistband. Still amazing jeans but imo the cut is definitely best suited for Japanese proportions
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