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  1. Making t-Shirts smaller is probably one of the easiest tasks for a tailor.
  2. I use my two Merz tees for yard work and the gym.
  3. Merz b. Schwanen gets a lot of hype on YouTube from reviewers who haven’t actually worn the tees. and I’m saying that as a German…
  4. Merz B. Tees are not anywhere close to WH. polyester threads vs 100% cotton Merz B. Cotton pilling is very annoying. Looks crappy after just a few washes. (Standards 50s tee) when I take my tees off I tend to pull more on one side than the other. Most people probably do the same. I found this out by looking at my Merz b. Shirt. It’s 5cm longer on the side I pull more on. Does not shrink back like other loopwheeled shirts. one shirt came with two heavy heavy crease lines right in front. I told customer service and they ignored me. Said It’ll go away after a few washes. A year on the lines are still there and customer service doesn’t give a f*KC after having made a sale. construction is on par with H&M or Uniqlo maybe. Nothing special. Strong plastic threads. Unimpressive fabric that distorts and doesn’t shrink back… the plastic threads are enough to keep me away from Merz but they do have a good story I give them that. Like moleskin and their hemmingway BS story
  5. vlad_III

    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    I noticed a little diaper butt in these 601RB. waist 36” and they feel like they stretched a ton in the waist. Probably because my son likes to stand on my belt/waist line when I’m holding him. overall pretty happy with them, although they feel like one of the fastest fading jeans I’ve ever had.
  6. vlad_III

    Loopwheeled/Vintage T-Shirts

    Does anyone here know if velva sheen and/or Nigel carbourn tees are stitched with cotton or polyester thread?
  7. vlad_III

    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    not really, because they don’t have my size in stock usually. Jeans are no problem but jackets, flannels and t-shirts are almost impossible to find. But yes, all the stores are here in the same area. Flathead, FW, trophy, RMC etc etc and then the select shops like Hinoya.
  8. vlad_III

    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    I live in Shinjuku. 20 min walk to desolation row. But they don’t usually have anything big in stock. Their retailers are better. Not that I need anymore shirts…
  9. vlad_III

    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    Believe it or not. One of my friends looks like that and it didn’t fit him. The size of the belly takes up much more length than you would think. The XXL Looked like a crop top on him.
  10. vlad_III

    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    I politely asked them at Desolation Row about the interesting shape change from XL —> XXL. they told me it’s on purpose and supposedly fits the Japanese body type. I’ve lived in Japan for 16 years and I can say I’ve never met anyone that would fit in a T-shirt like that. It really is bizarre…
  11. vlad_III

    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    You’re right! That’s the only guy it’ll fit.
  12. vlad_III

    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    It’s pretty weird. It literally feels square.
  13. vlad_III

    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    Yeah the measurements online are awkward too. To be honest, the xxl measurements were so weird that I thought they must be wrong. I knew XL was too small so I just went for XXL. Like you said. They literally just added width. And a lot of width! It’s bizarre. I did wash it, yes.
  14. vlad_III

    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    I got a powerwear T-shirt in XXL from Freewheelers. XL was much too small everywhere so I got XXL this time. amazingly XXL is almost the same length as XL but just magnitudes wider. It almost looks like a big square. I’ve never seen a T-shirt in that shape before and can’t imagine what type of body would fit a cut like that. It’s so awkward. Can’t help but think they made a mistake. I mean XL in Japan is rare, so XXL is just out of the realm of reality to these guys. I’m not surprised they aren’t experts at bigger sizes but this is really really awkward.
  15. vlad_III

    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    Must be the cheese dyed weft.
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