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  1. Ooe-Yofukuten & Co.

    Very nice! The sleeve length seems to be rather short though...
  2. Levi's Vintage Clothing

    From what I've seen, a lot of stores/brands generally measure the knee 13" to 14" from the crotch. Having a standard usually causes less confusion. A person's knee is obviously not going to be at the same position for everyone, but the knee measurement is still useful in deducing how straight/tapered a pair of pants is especially if you've been given the thigh and hem measurements. Also, standardising the knee measurement based on inseam length wouldn't be a good idea because it will most likely confuse/deter people, especially newer customers that are unfamiliar with your measuring procedures. People also wear their jeans differently, e.g., closer to their natural waist as opposed to hanging on the hips, so having the same inseam length as someone else won't mean the knee will be in the same position.
  3. Warehouse

    I haven't spoken with them in regards to hemming, but I have contacted them via their "contact us" link to ask about the knee width of a pair of jeans. They should be able to tell you where to leave a note in regards to hemming. My assumption would be to leave a comment in the order form, but my suggestion would be to contact them first saying that you're an overseas customer and would like to have your jeans hemmed (use basic English). They were quite fast in preparing my order and packing it, so it would be better to ask beforehand.
  4. Orslow

    I always thought the white tab was quite pleasant, so that's a shame that they'll be disappearing. In my opinion, tabs only look nice in the “normal” position as opposed to anywhere else. I'm assuming this ban also includes placing it on the bottom right corner of the back pocket?
  5. Tender Co. Denim

    Hey @rodeo bill, I noticed on your Instagram that you put links to your products in the comments of your posts. I think if you make it a business account, you should be able to tag products (i.e. like tagging a profile in a picture). Should be easier for your followers to get linked directly to your products as I don't believe users can copy/paste comment text!
  6. Levi's Vintage Clothing

    What do you mean by this? I agree that the buttons are notified fantastic.
  7. Warehouse

    ブラック The third option!
  8. Levi's Vintage Clothing

    My 31x34 from around a year ago had measurements that were slightly bigger than your 32x34!
  9. Thanks for the info. Do you just use a backstitch?
  10. Hello all, Just a quick repair question. How would I go about fixing this by hand? I don't really have any knowledge/experience with sewing, so I don't know how to tackle this. Thanks!
  11. Levi's Vintage Clothing

    @Pedro I would try to stay away from using starch because it has negative effects on the strength of cotton fibres. Considering the fading progression of those who don't dabble with starch, I would consider it rather unnecessary to use. You can get great results from just wearing them and washing/drying when needed! I use a dryer when I wash my jeans. To shrink them initially, it's usually a hot machine wash and straight into the tumble dryer. I remember the first time I stopped merely hot soaking my jeans in the tub, and seeing the blue water entering the sink from my washing machine did make me worried; I thought my jeans were going to be very light in colour. They were, of course, lighter than before they went it, but it began to bother me less and less. Anyone looking at them would still have considered them to be "dark denim". I like how the denim develops a bit more character using this process, especially how a washer/dryer combo can help the promotion seam puckering, roping, and leg twist. Something to watch out for is the fold lines that can develop, but making sure the washer is not behaving like a tornado will help. Checking on your jeans in the dryer and repositioning them can help too. Also, there's the comfort in knowing that each subsequent wash won't result in a pair of jeans that's too small. In saying that, if you're not ready to experiment with a beloved pair, just hot soaking them and air drying is probably the way to go. There is ample shrinkage data out there regarding the jeans I wear, so I can confidently determine my size these days. I'm not too sure what you'll be able to find about your MiJ 501s though, so it'll be a little more difficult to gauge. In terms of using dryers, I think larger, well-known companies these days tell you to stay away from dryers in fear that any plastics used in their denim will eventually lose their integrity when exposed to high heat. It could also be an environmental thing. I haven't had any issues with mine! So yeah, if you're worried, I suggest using a tub of water to soak and just air dry. It will be much easier to manage the amount of shrinkage.
  12. Levi's Vintage Clothing

    @Pedro I'm pretty sure they are genuine. If you look up 37501-0117 then you will see a bunch of links to Japanese sites. In fact, Pants Shop Avenue, which is a reputable store amongst this area, has the same pair for sale. I don't know between what years Japan made Levi's 501 reproductions and whether it was actually called LVC, but your pair might be from 2006. I'm basing the year on your fourth image where it says 0406. You will find that other pairs that show to care tags look pretty much identical such as here where it's 0306 (2006 like yours) and here where it's 0601 (for the year 2001). However, the care tag might have changed in different years because this pair here has a different format and says 0908 (presumably from 2008). As for the denim itself, not 100% sure whether MiJ reproductions were made from Cone denim or Kaihara. Maybe @Paul T or someone more knowledgeable might be able to chime in.
  13. RESOLUTE by hayashi-san!

    True. I actually have the 711 already, but I kinda want to try the 710 as well...