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    Happy jeans: TCBxSufu S40s WW2 contest thread

    my jeans - no 77. Not so well worn as many of you all - but still pretty happy with their darker look. Actually the lighter parts are close to wearing through - think that'll look good... In some lights they look more grey which not so keen on - but mostly good blues. And look different outside and in and in the sun (which we get lots more of here than you might think). × Pasted as rich text. Paste as plain text instead
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    Happy jeans: TCBxSufu S40s WW2 contest thread

    just been looking through all our end of the contest pictures - appreciating all the many great jeans - and it brought back peoples' posts throughout of course so has felt really nostalgic. Its flashed by 1 1/2 years - and what some of you have said recently shows how many significant things on a personal level have been going on (bad and good). Its been great to be involved and connected up (and jeans brought about that connection!!. ) Really liked the TCB40's and will keep wearing - think they'll change quite a bit more in the next months' wear so looking to that to come. tons of very different looks from really super worn down pairs to far darker but still looking fine pairs. I know the push to wear just one pair, because of the contest, has felt an effort (only at times) but then i remember its so worth it for all the extra people and info and connection parts that result from it. and extra Thanks again to TCB and Volvo. Cheers
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    TCB

    Just thought this was good to see - a picture of a type 1/213 Levis jacket which is what the Two Cats Blouse is based on. What a bargain... Maybe I should clarify that it may not be exactly based on this model in the photo as what Mr Inoue told on TCB's site the Two Cats jacket is part of Victor's Voice project - with the idea for the jeans and jacket inspired by seeing the remnants of jeans with Olympic branded 20's denim that collector Victor Fredback has. Olympic was a secondary (third?) sub-brand of Levis - made with Amoskeag mill denim. It has lighter weight with very irregular uneven texture - I guess TCB given their interest in different denims really wanted to make something reproducing Amoskeag style.. And I thought it was appealing to get some older Levis type denim from most of the jeans I have in an older looking jacket.. older age goes with age
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    Conners Sewing Factory

    ^ I never figured that on the stiching on pleated jackets.. @Dr_Heech.. It always looked like it was something that part expands but I couldn't figure it further. DOH! . almost asked on here but never did. Cheers for that And the jackets coming on good
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    TCB

    And to add a picture. Just received a late present of their new two cats blouse j- which is beautiful. Very hairy and lovely colour. I’ve only had a chore coat previously denim jacket wise. Looking forward to it…
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    TCB

    I saw on their TCB site that they are 10 years today. And 14 years since they began making jeans for other companies What a great company with a mix of repro clothes - and their interpretation of repros and dedication to creating denim to replicate that of previous decades’. Just felt heartwarming to see Hajime Inoues post. And quick thank you to the people on this forum who made me aware of the company those few years ago. And especially @volvo240thebest who I most closely associate with them on here. Happy anniversary - an excuse to raise a glass.
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    Happy jeans: TCBxSufu S40s WW2 contest thread

    ^ Ha - you're too kind @Newman - they are among the darker of the ones on here probably - but they do look different (and show the lighter parts better) outside - sun also making quite a difference to both pics and to my eye.. The top picture makes them look a bit lighter than they are - but also does capture the faded parts of the leg... I think washed 4 times now....
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    Happy jeans: TCBxSufu S40s WW2 contest thread

    Enjoying everyone’s posts - many different looking shades and fades. Here’s my updates after their wash - more minor but still interesting as I compare them with my other jeans. takjng the photos recently - and seeing other peoples’ - have really reminded me how difficult it is to capture the colours well : - the different lighting makes a big difference. But dont the white and blue warps and wefts as you get much closer, throw the phone camera off far more than expected?? - it often appears to bring out a sheen on the pic that just isn’t what you see in real life… Drying after the wash : then a couple taken outside then a couple to compare new to now of the jeans and patch.
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    Happy jeans: TCBxSufu S40s WW2 contest thread

    @volvo240thebest -sorry to hear things have been bad but nice to see you here again. Here's to a much better 2022 - and best of luck with any late on s40's dremeling. If only a pic of an old (very )yello Volvo could brighten the day.....
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Yes @unders - it’s always felt like some confirmation of being welrd also have you ever noticed that just when you’re doing something like this or jeans related how it will immediately draw whoever else is somewhere else in the house to hone in on you so you feel even stranger? Sort of related - I always think one reason people don’t take pictures and post as often as they might it’s partly because of the disapproval of our partners that when there’s all this other proper stuff like roof leaks and repairs that need doing - and youre actually taking PHOTOS of your JEANS??
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    TCB

    This is my Black Cat chore coat. Outside and inside pics.
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    TCB

    Is it just me or is it really tricky to capture denim - can look really different and v silvery sometimes. Have discarded pictures often as they have blah-ed out all the interesting variations..
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    Happy jeans: TCBxSufu S40s WW2 contest thread

    Quick pre-wash update in the afternoon light.
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    Warehouse

    ^ that’s interesting on the 46’s @Broark. I couldn’t resist the siren call of all those appealing Warehouse anniversary year jeans and as well as the 100xDSB’s I did also get the 46’s. They’re Darker and much stiffer than the others - and so I could do this after their soak - which I’d never managed to do before.. (Beautiful freak - think I’d somehow filtered out that the 14.5 oz was still on the 800
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    Warehouse

    Cheers - yeah that cut is really good. I love getting you all's comparisons of jeans you all have some experience with....I've wondered how much it is a 47 cut, that many Warehouse shapes are both around now and in recent years. Some of the Japanese sites suggest most of their new cuts are v like their DD 47 (the 1001's and 1000xDSB are described like that and even the 1946 has v similar measurements). Its like Warehouse feel like they've created and refined their ideal shape...(just a view tho....). Only just started to wear my 1000xDSB so too early to say - but the feel and colour after a soak I really like - they hang softer earlier on then most of my other jeans... Banner denim looks amazing - can't get that as well now tho
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    Warehouse

    hi - Broark, just to put you on the spot - do you have any favourites out of all your different Warehouses? - cut or denim?
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    Warehouse

    I couldn't say for certain, but I think this is a current version of the Warehouse 1000 denim from before the banner denim - this is what's on my jeans (the 700 I bought in 2010 and possibly the D5 tho that had a deadstock element to it so possibly a different version of the 1000xx). It's 100% Memphis cotton and 14.5 oz 6x6. And as far as I remember it seemed to be known as 1000xx back then. Their naming of denim and cuts didn't seem to have consistency but may just have been lost to us outside of Japan.... Agree Coldsummer about the weight of 13.5 oz feels good tho - hangs well when newer... that's the weight of the new 1000x deadstock blues too
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    Happy jeans: TCBxSufu S40s WW2 contest thread

    I maybe owe a better jeans update for the contest - it’s been a year after all But a sort of fit pic combined showing the wear (or lack of it) They haven’t been my only jeans this 12 months - but I’ve worn them a lot and like them a lot. year 2 here we go…
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    Happy jeans: TCBxSufu S40s WW2 contest thread

    Away westwards on a v rare short trip. Across to Mull with the sky closed in until a brief break in the clouds gave us a view of the lighthouse from the ferry over. plus a Misty morning start and a lush sunset. also saw An opportunity : a new chance to work anywhere….( Midge cream needed) And the TCB40’s as they are (a brightened shot) as had a handy mirror in the cottage
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    Happy jeans: TCBxSufu S40s WW2 contest thread

    Nice updates all. Yot and El Padre, LazyS and Srudy, Hopethisone and Esakafurasan and Heyson they are so faded Mind, everyone’s are far lighter blue than mine (except maybe not yours Aho. Been a while and got a bit of catching up to do on the thread
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    Warehouse

    Hi Julian-Wolf I havent started wearing them yet tho I've washed and the length is 32 1/2". Not dryered yet tho Really nice of course - denim is not as thick as my older Warehouse (1000 - the Memphis denim) so I think they are going to hang differently and better earlier in their life......
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    Warehouse

    Wow - Couldn't not say how good this looks
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    Happy jeans: TCBxSufu S40s WW2 contest thread

    not sure just how much searing sun you get @roomtemplacroix but did you notice anything yet - (or are they there for the summer?)
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    Happy jeans: TCBxSufu S40s WW2 contest thread

    77 and a 3/4 year old (small) progress update. I added day one photos - which look needed to show there's really been more evolution than there might appear at first sight.... Plenty time to 2022......
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    Happy jeans: TCBxSufu S40s WW2 contest thread

    Happy Monday one and all. - Loads of nice updates and good denim ( and on this page @Yot and @diggers I can hardly believe they're even the same jeans as mine. @Bartleby :Hawaiian shirt season at last here
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