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  1. Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

    to even say that I'm jealous doesn't even scratch the surface! I simply hope y'all had an amazing time and represented the rest rest of us properly...
  2. Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

    pink socks.... "killin' it"!!
  3. Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

    at least it's something, my wife laughs when I refer to South Florida as "the place that denim comes to die"... seriously it's pretty much like a post from "the ugliest jeans in the world" thread came to life down here, or it's all diesel-esque pre-made fades and wear in the wrong places you've totally nailed it!! (how appropriate for a carpenter) I've found myself marveling at how despite socio-political differences, millions of miles, and even language barriers we've got such an amazing community... I certainly feel like everyone on this journey together has become an "extended family" of sorts and I sincerely look forward to updates from this thread!
  4. Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

    I'm an LED project manager. I work for a large production equipment rental company and spend as much time climbing LED as I do sitting on my butt planning to climb LED! I haven't put on my climbing harness (fall protection) with the 20's yet, since the recent stuff has been smaller in scale.. I'm concerned about the suspender buttons will wind up below the pads for the waist belt and do some real damage if I had to rely on it.
  5. Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

    I went with the 40 vs the 38 to take advantage of the cinch and to a lesser extent I'd potentially be climbing in them for work... I calculated a comfortable thigh measurement and estimated up based on the flexibility I'd need to climb comfortably. If you look back at my raw, initial soak and second soak measurements I got a load of initial shrink but they're hella stretchy... I should measure 'em after a week or so of wear just to give the "bigger dudes" an idea of what to expect. oh and if you haven't acquired a set of braces/suspenders you might want to set your sights on a pair, a lot of us are beginning to swear by 'em
  6. Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

    looks like we're gonna have to wrestle to see who is the biggest "knuckle dragger"!
  7. Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

    I know the feeling! although I'm pretty used to 'em at this point and have managed a wear or two on the outside... mine certainly look a bit wider and the duck surely makes 'em heavier, getting used to that "extra bulk" has been the strangest part. we'll see how it goes when I've gotta climb in 'em...
  8. Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

    agent #19 checking in... as per @volvo240thebest proof of said "happening" *all images extracted from the secure server on instagram for your review*
  9. not sure if it's the same duck fabric that i've got on a pair of tellasons... kinda 10oz duck but it crocks something fierce, i rinsed 'em once and wore 'em a bit but the cut is just a bit tapered for me... shame really since the fabric is so incredible here's a closeup of the fabric detail and selvedge
  10. Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

    at least the ones in the music videos are!
  11. ...heck if it was half ignored, oh wait... doh! i for one would dig seeing more of the non-levi's cone selvedge and also wonder if that absence is simply due to newer brands using it not really designing anything out of the ordinary? also wondering if the vintage lee heavyweight selvedge came from cone? i used to see loads of deadstock lee double front "logger" jeans around my old neighborhood in chicago, should have nabbed a pair when i had the chance... they'd be a little hot here in florida though
  12. that was only part of the point... ultimately, i really thought i had too and am sorta realizing it deserved another look... and although i sorta singled you out because you were takin' flack in the bigger picture my comments aren't necessarily aimed squarely in your direction. there are a load of folks unnecessarily "bagging" cone right now and i think there's much more grey area to the discussion... ultimately my 2 cents isn't going to change anyone's opinion nor is it an attempt to. although i grew up as a STF 501 kid (yes, back in the selvedge 70's) and i eventually parted ways with levi's, i'm just kinda realizing that my general association with cone has always been via levi's. now i see i'm still somewhat surrounded by their denim and didn't really appreciate it as something diverse... well, until now. btw, i can't say how much i appreciate the nostalgia, the personal histories, and the candor
  13. i read back through the thread and oddly enough the majority of posts mention LVC or Roy (as far as owning denim from white oak) as do the pics... this might have to do with folks having issues with what they consider a "short sighted" opinion... and, yes, @dudewuttheheck is entitled to his opinion... the closing of white oak has made me go back through the range of jeans i own and really look at the diversity of denim from a single factory, my tellasons have been around for nearly a year (huckberry tellason colab) they've been hot washed and dried to get a little shrink out of 'em and my fingertips still wind up blue while wearing 'em! although they're not as "hot" as other pairs i own they're pretty damn fine and slowly they'll develop their own character if anything this has truly forced a certain kind of reconsideration with a different set of eyes, in the end the true shame is that it's gone. i know ryan (wh ranch) has mentioned he's secured more denim from white oak and it's made me consider purchasing another pair simply so a year or so from now i'll be surprised with another piece of history what i'm saying, in a rather rambling way, is that it's possible the folks with "lesser opinions" of cone's white mill selvedge simply haven't seen this diversity first hand and consequently, due to that limited view have created their opinions... possible right?
  14. Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

    agent #19 checking in... first off apologies for not posting sooner, inevitably when i get on show site i disappear from real life i had hoped i could get away with wearing 'em today and snap some fit pics yet i was told it would be "show blacks" all week. doh! in the meantime i can at least get online and see all of yours! like @nycsurfer530 i've already got some nice rust on my buttons and like @bartlebyyphonics some great roping on the hem detailed measurements (& a bit of background on my process with radical shrinking) Raw: W (flat) = 42" / W (inside) = 42" / Inseam = 40" / F. Rise = 13.25" (seam) 14" (fold) / R. Rise = 18" (seam) 17.5" (fold) / Thigh = 14.5" @ 2" / Knee = 11.5" @ 11" / Leg Opening = 10" 1hr Hot Soak + 30min Hot Dry: W (flat) = 40" / W (inside) = 40.5" / Inseam = 38" / F. Rise = 12.5" (seam) 13.25" (fold) / R. Rise = 17.5" (seam) 17" (fold) / Thigh = 13.5" @ 2" / Knee = 11" @ 11" / Leg Opening = 9.5" 30min Warm Soak + 40min Hot Dry: W (flat) = 39" / W (inside) = 39.5" / Inseam = 47" / F. Rise = 12.75" (seam) 13.5" (fold) / R. Rise = 17.5" (seam) 16.5" (fold) / Thigh = 13.5" @ 2" / Knee = 11.5" @ 11" / Leg Opening = 9.5" originally i'd thought i would do a single cuff but the denim is so soft and the taper is enough that it needs a double, although i've managed to swing the fancy double with the hem peeking out of the top to show off the roping... although i may try to use some moisture + tension to stretch the cuffs so they're flatter... like most of you i'm surprised by the amount of stretch in the denim (even with approx. 5 -7 minutes of wear) somehow i managed to snag 2 pairs of second hand suspenders locally, they're from C.O.W.S. (the folks who did most of the vintage repros for "hell on wheels") and are a mid-weight duck with leather tabs... they seem to compliment the 20's pretty well (even if they're historically supposed to be from the 1860s) @volvo240thebest i promise some fit pics over the weekend when i can wear whatever i please
  15. Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

    #19 arrived yesterday! due to my current show schedule it was too dark and too late for anything more to happen to the largest pair in the contest... well, except for being rapidly removed from the DHL bag! measurements and pictures to come.. I opted to go "oversize" in order to get some real shrink out of 'em, so expect a litany of data