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  1. Warehouse

    @i_denim : @Maynard Friedman is right about the denim weights for the Warehouse 800 and 900. You should not have any trouble with the waist stretching on the 800s. I'm a size 35 waist and my 800s were slightly under 36 raw, shrunk down to 33 1/2, and easily stretched back to 35. If you are tall, check the inseam length before you buy! I got 2 3/4 inches of inseam shrink after a hot soak with lots of agitation and a subsequent cold wash. Freakin' love Warehouse denim and you should definitely pull the trigger if the measurements line up.
  2. Warehouse

    Hey @julian-wolf. I bought a pair of 800s size 34X32 a couple months ago and they were shrink-to-tag. The inseam started out a little over 35" and shrunk to 32.25" with a hot soak and cold machine wash. These jeans are made with the 14.5 oz 1000XX denim, not the Banner Denim, though.
  3. Ooe-Yofukuten & Co.

    I updated the table with measurements of my OA01 after a week of daily wear. The waist has stretched out considerably and fits damned near perfectly. The denim is smooth, uniform, hairy, and as soft as a comfy pair of sweats - the break in period was minimal, 2-3 days and they had already softened up. I don't have a vast collection of jeans to compare these to, but they are easily the most comfortable of the 4 pair of raw denim I own. That denim is something else, I tell ya! Here are the measurements BiG style. OA01XX – Size 36 Raw Hot soak 8 days of wear Waist (flat) 17.875” 16.125” 17.375” Front rise 13” 12” 12” Back rise 16.875” 15.5” Didn’t measure Thigh (at crotch) 13.75” 13.25” 13.375” Thigh (2” down inseam) 13.25” 12.375” 12.5” Knee 10.125” 9.625” 9.75” Hem 9.375” 9” 9” Inseam 35.625” 32.5” 32.5”
  4. Ooe-Yofukuten & Co.

    My new OA01xx arrived last week and over the weekend I gave them a 1-hour soak in the hottest tap water my faucet could generate, agitating them every 15 minutes. I asked Ooe to hem them to a post-soak inseam of 32.5 inches and they hit the measurement bang on. The waist shrunk over 3 inches, from just under 36" to 32.25" (I am TTS 35). I thought "how the hell am I going to button these bastards?" when I tried them on this morning before work. Buttoning the top button was a bit tough, but they began to stretch immediately once I started moving around in them. I'll post an update once I've worn them for a few days. OA01XX – Size 36 Raw Hot soak Waist (flat) 17.875” 16.125” Front rise 13” 12” Back rise 16.875” 15.5” Thigh (at crotch) 13.75” 13.25” Thigh (2” down inseam) 13.25” 12.375” Knee 10.125” 9.625” Hem 9.375” 9” Inseam 35.625” 32.5”
  5. Ooe-Yofukuten & Co.

    Thanks for the info, @goodrain! I figured the size guide on the Ooe website was accurate, but it's good to have that confirmed. I sized up 1, so I should avoid too skinny of a fit (which my beer gut will appreciate).
  6. Ooe-Yofukuten & Co.

    @goodrain Bummer that they haven't stretched out as anticipated. I have a pair that I am going to soak this weekend. I like to hot soak initially, but may adjust my routine based on your experience. How much did the waist shrink with the cold wash? Did you go TTS or size up?
  7. Warehouse

    I bought the jeans raw (as others have pointed out, OR = raw) from a local shop, so I was able to try them on before purchasing. I found the advice that @setterman provided throughout the Warehouse thread to be spot on regarding the 800 - the waist will shrink to just below tag size, then stretch back to tag size and beyond if needed. It sounds like a 36 will work for you - it will shrink to 35 1/2 or so, but will stretch to 37 easily with a couple day's wear. I would ask for measurements from the retailer just to be sure.
  8. Warehouse

    Forgot to mention that I am TTS 35, so I sized down 1 on the 800 and they fit perfectly.
  9. Warehouse

    I recently purchased a pair of Warehouse 800 size 34 and have done 1 hot soak (1 hour). Measure flat BiG style, the waist was 18" (36") and shrunk to 16 3/4" (33 1/2"). They stretched out to 17 3/8" (34 3/4") after 2 days of wear, and I'm sure they've stretched a bit more as I've worn them everyday for the past 2 weeks. The front rise went from 12 5/8" to 12" after the hot soak, and has stretched slightly with wear to 12 1/8". The denim stretches pretty easily in the waist and seat, so I don't think you'd have any trouble with the 800 stretching back to the raw waist measurement. Blue in Green stocks these in one wash, so someone there could provide sizing advice, too. Be sure to consider the inseam measurements. The size 34 is tagged with a 32 inseam. The inseam started at 35" and shrunk down to 32 1/2". There is at least another 1/2" of shrink in them if I were to do a hot wash. The 800 are a great pair of jeans and I highly recommend them if the measurements work for you.
  10. Ooe-Yofukuten & Co.

    I'm temporarily trying to live vicariously through you. I ordered mine last night and they're scheduled to arrive on Friday. It's going to be a long 48 hours. You've more willpower than I have - I'd have them steaming in a tub of hot water within minutes!
  11. Ooe-Yofukuten & Co.

    What are you waiting for...try them on!
  12. @Broark Thank you for the ace comparisons! This is exactly the type of response I hoped my post would elicit. I was already leaning towards the OA01, but your info on its uniform texture, fitted top block, and aging properties, along with the quoted line below, sealed the deal. I had the same thought as I was considering the Ooe vs the FC, so I'm glad you pointed it out, too. Gotta grab the OA01 while they're hot! I can always pick up a pair of 1101 the next time I have $225 burning a hole in my pocket. Thanks again for the great comparisons!
  13. I've narrowed down my next denim purchase to the Ooe Yofukuten OA01 (size 36) that dropped recently or a pair of the Full Count 1101 (size 33). The denim weight is nearly identical. How do the denim hand, top blocks, and details compare? My best fitting/feeling/looking pair of jeans are the Warehouse 800 in tag size 34. The OA01 measurements are very similar to the WH 800 and I really like the higher rise of both. The FC look to taper more below the knee and have a slightly lower rise. My guess is that I can't go wrong with either pair, but am interested to hear what people who own or have tried on/felt both have to say.
  14. 3sixteen Jeans

    I washed mine in a top loading washing machine, so lots of agitation. A more delicate washing regiment would maintain the rise measurements I would suspect. I sized these completely wrong, too, going with a tag size 32 (33" measured waist) when my TTS is 35". They were my first pair of raw denim and the store clerk who helped me advised that the jeans would stretch considerably in the waist. It was a painful month, but they stretched from 33" to 35". After the machine wash shrinking fiasco, the waist, rise, and thigh measurements are too small. Totally my fault, though, and not a reflection on 3sixteen. I'd buy them again in the correct size if I wasn't spiraling down the Full Count/Warehouse/Samurai rabbit hole.
  15. 3sixteen Jeans

    I bought a pair of the CT and one of the rivets popped off within the first week. Though I purchased the jeans from a local shop, I contacted 3sixteen directly and they shipped a baggie of rivets to me for free via priority mail. I have read similar stories about their excellent level of customer service. The denim looked like nothing special at first to my eyes, but faded nicely. I consider them worth the money (though $350 landed to India is steep). Regarding the rise, I wouldn't consider this model a high rise jean. I bought a tag size 32 and the rise was 11.5". This worked for the first 4 months until the first wash, but the jeans shrunk after a cold machine wash/hang dry and the rise now measures just over 11".