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  1. Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

    use imgur please. Pinterest will expire.
  2. Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    take it to a tailor if you are not confident in your sewing skills
  3. Pure Blue Japan

    It’s the same fabric but in different fit
  4. Tanuki Japan

    “Hello there, sorry for late reply. Grey cast and red cast are very different. In denim industry, grey cast is most of the time a method of changing the color of denim with the use of chemicals and enzymes in the wash stage. It is done because it makes jeans look vintage worn. It is popular but not so popular in traditional Japan denim because people prefer no use of chemicals in wash. Some people call grey cast other things, like using weft that is grey in color with a loose weave warp on top To show a bit the grey, but that is not what denim manufacturers would consider grey cast and what you see more often being popular Our red cast is completely different because it is set in the indigo, dyeing process, so jean is not altered with chemicals in wash to make it look a certain way. The Ph balance of the indigo we use reacts with environment and oxidizes giving a bit of red feel. We combine this with a beige with slight red tint weft so when it fades gives more vintage feel Deep indigo denim is not considered cast. It is simply indigo warp and weft which makes them look very deep color blue. Some manufacturers dip the yarn one or twice more to make darker. Cannot dip too many times (some brands claim that, but is only marketing because too much indigo will make sticky texture for denim... many in the Tanuki team have tried it). You are right. For the repro jeans in general they are straight forward production techniques. They are not grey cast as manufacturer would see it, but when worn produce that same grey cast feel because that is exactly the type of effect that grey cast wash is trying to achieve. So it is more the other way around. Maybe some brands market them like that because grey cast is more popularized so easier to understand. Most brands are not manufacturers of fabrics but are expert in marketing. “ Some information I received from Tanuki which you all might find interesting when I asked them what’s the real definition of grey cast.
  5. Yeah iron heart is nice. The thing with 100% cotton jeans is they are more fragile than stretched denim if one is going to size down. And a slim tapered 100% cotton jeans will never be as comfy as skinny stretched jeans with elastane...that's why during our grandfathers time all of them wear boxy and baggy jeans!
  6. Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    If you like Oni, Naked and Famous, Pure Blue Japan.....basically any fabric that is wild in character then reddit will suit you better!
  7. Real Japan Blues - Jeans & Shirts...

    wow this is like the pioneer denim with additional vertical fading steroids! Nice fades man
  8. W. H. Ranch Dungarees

    Well looks like he's just giving the bare minimum of commitment to keep his business running which I think it's really unprofessional.
  9. W. H. Ranch Dungarees

    konaka-san is prob a workaholic, working more than 10 hours a day
  10. DWC2 - Photo Updates Thread

    supima cotton is smoother and less coarse in texture so it has more give and resistance towards abrasion, less abrasion means less indigo loss...if im not mistaken as well it also absorbs indigo better hence contributing to their slower fading properties.
  11. Conners Sewing Factory

    Our grandparents will think it's crazy to pay so much for a repro Levi's jeans
  12. it's not just the waist issue...it's the entire seat that's too tight
  13. Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    I bought most of my OCBD and workwear shirts at the link below because they are slim and can be worn untucked. The brand is Bufan Studio (Tang Bo Xiao Hu) from China. If I google translate it correctly the boss actually do all the sewing himself. I still can't tell the differences in quality especially when it comes to typical fabrics such as OCBD so I can't justify paying few times more the price to Japanese brands. As long the shirt fabric don't pill (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pill_(textile)), fading and distortion (不起球、不褪色、不变形) then I guess it can be consider as high quality. https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=2013.1.20141002.11.22464244842ZsV&scm=1007.10009.70205.100200300000001&id=540565568803&pvid=90d62353-0280-4ab6-b66e-5568300e35a2
  14. The Flat Head

    Progress pics 2 months of wear
  15. Belts

    Equus Leather handmade in the UK