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  1. The ugliest Jeans in the world thread.

    found another precedent from japanese streetstyle book c.2012... better undergarment useage than the thibaut perhaps edit: props of course for suspenders and tuck
  2. Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

    ^^ hey erk, welcome aboard! fyi i compared hems on my w.38 20s (after soak, wash and dryer) with w.36 (well worn) 50s and they matched up pretty exactly (somewhere down the thread when first got the jeans - pic here again, l-r, 50s > 20s) as cucoo sez, sizing down is def. possible with these as stretch is not insignificant (and certainly for mine, it stretched back to raw size, not tag size, so is now only w.38 when cinched...) - but agreeing w. volvo that cinch solves bagginess for tts fit (and suspenders for the oversize - i am still boggled at karl the IG-er going for w.40), and the fabric is such that it drapes well (for my personal wouldn't want the 50s fabric or fit baggy) and hangs well - is not superheavy and even with my oversize fit wearing with just belt does not create discomfort on hips... i like these with some movement allowed... (i like the 50s as clamped on...) and thanks again to volvo, ed and jsn (and inoue-san!) for facilitating all this, and getting the clan expanding!
  3. Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

    ^ agreed; killer layering and shaping aho; same with not too tight
  4. Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

    Oh yes! a thing of beauty! then and now...
  5. Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

    @mandel9000 @Paul T @volvo240thebest
  6. Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    my homage! i'm standing on my head whilst doing it! pointed toes for n00bs i doing some l33t bizz
  7. Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

    ^ my tender are biggest crockers i worn so far but here is rivet-furniture first blood: a museum bench took the hit...
  8. Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

    ^ fking awesome so getting nostalgic leaving usual work-home routine off to bristol to visit No.1 daughter so proud of her many achievements (which include laser eyes, navigating by stars and moon, and other god-tier science understandings) but for this conext in particular the wearing of some og 3pleat heritage denim continua! a walk about town... [& micky finn lives; who'd a thought it...]
  9. Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

    ^ that's it. we're doomed! edit; that bro is da don: great news rly edit 2: w.40!!!!!!! getting srsly srs
  10. Levi's Vintage Clothing

    xl less shrinkage than expected in warm soak (i know there is prediction shrink of up to 2 sizes - i.e. xl becomes m in some versions - but nothing like that for me - the version i had was from stylecreep bought earlier in year; just before what i think is current seasons stuff released [the current season has one that has raw or one-washed]) not washed yet (i think - i actually can't remember! maybe a short 30c? but not the drastic shrink i was anticipating) - sorry havent answered yr small questions thread, but as this related; will do here; 3-pleat pros for summer: light weight and the natural indigo shade is perfect for summer colouring / with lighter colours and more worn jeans (i pair with worn in tcb50s relentlessly - it is akin to a french labourer's jacket ala Bill Cunningham also, for that electric blue tang), the denim has wrinkled a charm: it likes being worn (i know some of db seem to have pampered theirs a little) summer cons: has pretty strict wrists, which can keep the heat in... buttons sewn on give me a terror of popping off winter pros: makes a good shirt that can cover braces! (but dont try to layer much under it... arms dont allow...) overall quite short: which can be good or bad dependent on needs: I like wearing short jackets with untucked garments for layering; but taste... the two lower pockets of 3-pleat remind me of smocks and similar primitive turn of century garments: which i like a lot, and the detail is extraordinary combined with super simple stitching. [for my body shape - stick with balloon middle - it feels pretty perfect and is forgiving, but may be too boxy for some, but i like boxy clothes... for me also, 3-pleat reminds me of what i like most about tender garments, but without being 16oz fabric] but i say all this with history of love for the triple pleat from 1st 00s version and no real time wearing any double pleat. strongly concretely considering the tcb30s to avoid any more doppelgänger clash with paul t, and to get a tcb competition onesie going... my issues with tcb30s is the pleats: they look a bit 'flappy' compared to super-neatness of the triple pleat (which in many ways seems like a more unstructured garment...) and the garment seems tubular and long: but will be measuring... certainly: if it is the same fabric as the 20s jeans: a very pliable and comfortable fabric (but then really key difference is having a deep indigo or more natural indigo colouring...)
  11. Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

    boom! nice look mandel! now; more pix to follow 2morrow but intergenerational triple-pleatism achieved today!
  12. WAYWT (denim version) 2017

    ^ coffee drinking waywt action shots ftw! & great socks and tender vest!
  13. Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

    ^ negotiate hard bro! remind them what u done for 'em, and spread glamour on what u will do... favour follows the bold, but, as sun tzu tells us, the best victories are those of diplomacy and alliance good luck! and looking fwd to yr denim nerd photo-bomb
  14. WAYWT (denim version) 2017

    ^ tuck, tuck, tuck agreeing once more on that cream shirt tuck: most resolutely on point 2018 will be the year of it for me! i think mason's tucking research will put him in great stead for the 20s (and rly enjoying the shifts between hats - fkkyh) i have opposite problem lanky, pot belly tucking contours me belly just too much and then tuck always pops out unless is something really designed for tucking (once had the most amazing half-placket shirt with the most long tails from earlier half of 20th cent. - but fabric became too too worn to wear any more) tuck coverings are most preciously sought for myself: triple pleat will be the winter version, considering universal works vest for summer, but on look out for something with a napoleon pocket; liek the rising sun or post overalls...
  15. Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

    and then last bonus shot buttons l-r tcb20s, lvc 1915, lvc 201 3, 4, 5!