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owlofminerva last won the day on June 4 2018

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  1. owlofminerva

    Self Edge, SF/NY/LA/PDX - updates & info

    This is an interesting detail. For hang drying? Anywhoo, I was planning on picking up my repaired Iron Hearts from SENY tomorrow. But I really don’t want to walk out the door $400 poorer... Quite the dilemma.
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    Stevenson Overall Company

    I own two pairs of jeans by Stevenson (plus 4 pairs of pants) and I really like the fit. My advice: ignore the waist and focus on getting the other measurements right. If you’re ok with a low rise jean, there’s a good chance you can make these work. Maybe it’s my big butt, but I find I don’t strictly need a belt (though I usually wear one). And the details and denim are truly special. I'm not sure if this is their reasoning, but I will say this: these are the only slim fitting, low rise jeans I own that are comfortable to sit down in.
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    Self Edge, SF/NY/LA/PDX - updates & info

    Kiya, am I correct in assuming I should size down one size on the chambray?
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    Roy. (expurgated edition)

    Those are awesome, Broark. I didn’t know Roy had made cinch back jeans. But it might be a bit risky to post pictures of those back pockets on a public forum...
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    Ooe-Yofukuten & Co.

    Yeah, not complaining at all. But surprised.
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    Ooe-Yofukuten & Co.

    Just got my pair of Boss Overalls. I’m anticipating these will be in heavy rotation this fall. They look <kissing fingers emoji>. Love the high rise. Definitely a fuller cut than I’m used to — I think these are a true straight leg cut — but hey, I’m not as skinny as I once was. And I’m definitely planning on making use of those extra buttons once I find the right accessory. Will post pics when I do. One thing I didn’t even notice until a few days of wear — it’s a feature I’m so used to seeing at this point that I guess I even see it when it isn’t there — is the lack of selvedge. Anyone know the story with that design choice? A pretty bold move!
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    The Strike Gold

    Thanks! I ride my bike just about everywhere so there’s probably 50 miles at least on these; maybe that explains the difference? You got a much better fit out of these than I did, by the way. I probably should have sized up one. Agreed on the rise being a bit too low...
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    Ooe-Yofukuten & Co.

    Thanks, @felonius monk. That is super helpful. Also, your jeans look awesome.
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    Imperial Jeans

    Wow, thanks Ruedi!
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    Imperial Jeans

    Thanks, Maynard!
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    Imperial Jeans

    Wow, two years without any action here? Is Imperial still making jeans? SEXI23s. I bought these at least 5 years go. During that time, my thighs got a bit bigger. (Beer? Squats? Middle age? I'll never tell.) I'm not sure the slim tapered look is for me anymore, but I can still just barely squeeze into these. But I don't think I can mount a bike in these without ripping them in half, and since I ride a bike just about everywhere, these are definitely on the back burner. Probably at least a year of wear. At least 10 washes in the bathtub. One repair. I am pretty proud of these.
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    Ooe-Yofukuten & Co.

    Saddle pants. I bought these when they came out (last September, maybe?) and have been wearing pretty regularly since then. Maybe 100 wears? At least 5 washes in the bathtub. The denim on these shrinks/stretches A LOT. These go from skinny jeans to actually-quite-baggy jeans in just a few days. I've never had jeans stretch out so much in the leg. I feel like even the calf and leg opening stretch out. I really love the details and how they feel, but I was somewhat on the fence about the look of the fabric. And then something happened (the weather changed?) and they started looking pretty good. Still nowhere near what other folks' OAs are looking like -- ALB's and Broark's are what I am aspiring to. Probably need to be washing more regularly. In any case, I think by the end of the summer, these will be looking as good as they feel.
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    Stevenson Overall Company

    Yeah, I’m sure. For me, the infrequent washing is entirely a function of not wanting to wait for them to dry.
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    Stevenson Overall Company

    Stevenson 714s. These jeans are... perfect. I could maybe do with an ever-so-slightly wider leg opening -- I can't fit them over my engineers, but they fit all of my other boots just fine -- but otherwise the fit is perfect. People should not get hung up on the big waist. It doesn't matter as much as you think it will. In my opinion, it makes them more comfy. And you wear a belt, don't you? Pretty happy with how these are coming along. These have been my main jeans since I bought them in October. Over 100 days of wear, I think. 3 handwashes. Tossed them into the washing machine to see what will happen. These are the "before" pics.
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    Roy. (expurgated edition)

    I can't compete with ecsong, but here are my Roy Test Lots. Front only because reasons. A fair amount of wear on these (at least 90 days, I think), lots of bike rides, and mostly during the warm and sweaty months. 2 or 3 handwashes. Aaaand... not much to show for it. This denim takes a very long time to reveal its true character, apparently. Fit is my absolute favorite of all of my jeans. Construction and detail are fantastic (you'll have to take my word for it). The denim is finally starting to impress, too, but I'd say the jury is still out. Threw them in the washing machine for the first time Thursday; maybe that will help. I also tossed in a Roy denim work shirt. Didn't take "before" pics of that one because despite lots of wear it still looks almost new -- hairy and purple. Maybe I need to roll around on the ground a bit. We'll see what it looks like when it dries. I try not to be too precious about my denim, but it is very hard to convince yourself to machine wash a garment when the guy who made it literally hand embroidered the words "Hand wash only" on the inside.