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    Happy jeans: TCBxSufu S40s WW2 contest thread

    #41 here with a slightly belated one year check-in. This shot seems to represent the colors fairly accurately, and was taken right before my dog ran off with the jeans. After I let her outside, I was able to capture photos of the full front and rear. Minus maybe two weeks off during the coldest part of the winter (switched to heavyweight PBJs) and probably a month off during the hottest part of the summer (wearing shorts cause it was so dang hot and humid), these have been my daily drivers since the start of the contest. Washed and dried a dozen or more times by now. I really like the cut -- if the rise was 1" lower these would probably be the perfect cut for me. The fabric is also very interesting, and I'm enjoying watching the fades slowly progress [very slowly compared to many of the recent posters, wow!]. I knew before getting these that TCB had a reputation for great roping, and these definitely don't disappoint in that department.
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

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    Happy jeans: TCBxSufu S40s WW2 contest thread

    Those look great, @el padre
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    Happy jeans: TCBxSufu S40s WW2 contest thread

    Time for a check-in from #41. Progress is slow, especially since I switched to wearing a heavier denim for about a month during February's cold snap, but finally starting to show some visible fading.
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    UES Denim

    I ordered the polo, sized up to a 3 to be safe. I have no pecs to speak of, so I didn't want to risk an unflatteringly tight chest. Since it won't be here until May I grabbed an indigo extra heavy flannel to hold me over. I already have one of their extra heavy flannels, and have been eyeballing the indigo for ~2 years. Glad I finally snagged one.
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    UES Denim

    I've been looking at that. How did the chest stretch for you? I'm usually a size 2 (5'11", 150lbs) and look for around 40" chest and 16.5-17" shoulders...not sure if I should go 2 or 3, but leaning towards the 2.
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    Happy jeans: TCBxSufu S40s WW2 contest thread

    Contest check in with my usual outfit of late, featuring [unseen] Gustin waffle, UES extra heavy flannel, TCB jeans, and New Balance. The pants are coming along slowly but surely. *weird cropping because the den is a bit of a mess, and it's easier to photoshop than clean.... Bonus shot of some cupcakes we got to celebrate my wife's birthday today. I think she forgave me for the contest jeans crocking all over the couch =D
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    Happy jeans: TCBxSufu S40s WW2 contest thread

    Did you buy your pair a year early or something @mzasch? Dang.
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    Happy jeans: TCBxSufu S40s WW2 contest thread

    We adopted a new little helper to take my fades to the next level. Unfortunately he's not heavy enough to actually displace any indigo. (and thankfully his little claws don't penetrate the fabric)
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    Pure Blue Japan

    Fresh out of a warm wash w/ air dry, these are my XX-019-WID in 33. Roughly 16-18 months wear with 6 or so washes. These have always been a bit big - especially in the waist and top block - hence the waistband fading along the back where my belt bunches the fabric. I purchased these raw, and initially only cold soaked to preserve the thigh dimensions. After losing some weight, I hot washed which caused the combs to shift a bit. That, combined with washing relatively frequently, desk worker life, and the lightweight and soft nature of the fabric has resulted in relatively lackluster combs for a double indigo pair. Patch is looking great. Cat tax. More shots in the complete album, if you want. These have been back-burnered for the TCB contest, but I'm looking forward to putting another year and a half into them.
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