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  1. SmokeStackLightning

    The Flat Head

    9.5 is my size in Converse 70's. I could be interested if you ever decide to sell them. I'm sure they are awesome.
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    The Flat Head

    How does the 27.5 correlate to a Converse 70 size or fit wise? (roughly).
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    The Flat Head

    I like the nice blue color, good fit. The stitching really seems to pop on it which I also like. I've never felt the natural mix fabric.
  4. SmokeStackLightning

    Sugar Cane Denim

    I went with a size 33, while I typically wear a 34 in most other brands. The waist will easily stretch back to raw and then some if needed. I lost probably close to 3 inches in the inseam with a hot wash. The amount of indigo that came off was really quite surprising during the wash. I prefer raw just for the fun of it all, but buying a one wash would give you more certainty. The top block almost feels rounded, in comparison to say the Okinawa. They have quite a bit of room, so they are not very slim. Maybe you could size down 1 from your typical Sugar Cane or normal size? History Preservation also carries both raw and one wash, if ordering in the United States makes you more comfortable. I used Pants Shop Avenue, and enjoyed the experience.
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    The Flat Head

    This is the indigo mix dye, it shouldn't shrink as much so I wouldn't worry too much.
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    The Flat Head

    That jacket is a great find. Brand new and raw, nicely done. Wish they still offered just the straight forward type II and type III's like they made in the past.
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    W. H. Ranch Dungarees

    His Instagram sure is a hoot. Couldn't help myself after reading this thread.
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    THIS OR THAT? (Use me for all your Should I Buy...? questions)

    Check Franklin and Poe, I got one of (or maybe both, I can't remember) from them. Blue Owl had them too. They sold out on their website last year when I wanted to get some and that's where I found them.
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    THIS OR THAT? (Use me for all your Should I Buy...? questions)

    I have two Knickerbocker ones, both all cotton. I still wear them pretty much all winter. Seems they updated them this year, they look thicker now.
  10. SmokeStackLightning

    WAYWT 2019 (denim edition)

    Flat Head Buzz Rickson Flat Head Sperry
  11. SmokeStackLightning

    The Flat Head

    Starting to show some small signs of life.
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    Thanks. Kind of leaning towards a 33 so I can use the dryer if I want to.
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    Size 33 in Sugar Cane Hawaii is about the closest thing I have to compare. They certainly aren't tight anywhere.
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    I decided to get the ranchman from denimio for a fantastic deal with their sale going on instead of the 50s. The small amount of money saved getting the 50s from denimio after factoring in sending them off to be hemmed isn't worth it after more thought. I am going to do exactly as you wrote and wait and go through TCB directly for the 50s, once I decide on sizing. Only thing that worries me is the hip area. They seem to fit so many people so well when hemmed and cuffed to no break.
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    How do the TCB 50s do in the summer? I was thinking of getting a rigid pair from the TCB site, mostly to have that wonderful roping from their hem work. Trying to decide what size. The denimio measurements suggest I could do a 32 or 33. Leaning towards a 32 since it seems the 50s stretch and every jean I've ever had, the waist goes back to raw (thigh etc. will still have plenty of room while downsizing). Edit: Denimio sale is making me reconsider, %18 off.... Wonder if Indigo Proof could replicate his hem work.