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Just grabbed a pair of FH3002. I hear everyone talking about shrinkage. I went TTS. Shall I expect ball crushing pressure after the hot soak which I need to do because I’d love to get the inseam down to 33” if possible. Thanks in advance 

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1 hour ago, The Chad said:

Just grabbed a pair of FH3002. I hear everyone talking about shrinkage. I went TTS. Shall I expect ball crushing pressure after the hot soak which I need to do because I’d love to get the inseam down to 33” if possible. Thanks in advance 

My pair shrunk about 2 inches in the waist and about half an inch in the thigh and knee area. FWIW I sized up two from my usual sizing...

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4 minutes ago, 1fookntitefd said:

Some pre and post soak fits of my 3002...

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I plan on a cold soak on jeans for about 20 minutes then a steaming hot soak on a little above the knee down to see what I can take off the length. Then probably a hem but I need to get all the inseam shrinkage out

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2 hours ago, The Chad said:

Just grabbed a pair of FH3002. I hear everyone talking about shrinkage. I went TTS. Shall I expect ball crushing pressure after the hot soak which I need to do because I’d love to get the inseam down to 33” if possible. Thanks in advance 

Are you able to exchange for a bigger size? These shrink a ton. They will likely be too tight on the hips etc. after shrinking. 

If you plan on never washing them, I guess you could be ok doing a cold soak and hot soaking other parts of the jean if you find it worth doing. But once you wash them in a machine on cold, they likely won't be wearable.

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1 hour ago, beautiful_FrEaK said:

You plan on never machine wash your pair then?

Ah, tbh it wouldn’t be unheard of for me to never machine wash them. Probably just do a shower wash while wearing them with Woolite dark

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1 hour ago, The Chad said:

Ah, tbh it wouldn’t be unheard of for me to never machine wash them. Probably just do a shower wash while wearing them with Woolite dark

It'll probably still shrink unless you are going to wear them until they are dry. Why not just size up?

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Heddels 

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1 hour ago, 1fookntitefd said:

It'll probably still shrink unless you are going to wear them until they are dry. Why not just size up?

Ebay pickup. I’ll post a fit pick unless they’re embarrassingly tight. In rotation with other jeans it’ll probably be 2 years before I even consider washing so if I get 2 years for what I paid I’ll be content.

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13 hours ago, The Chad said:

 

Ebay pickup. I’ll post a fit pick unless they’re embarrassingly tight. In rotation with other jeans it’ll probably be 2 years before I even consider washing so if I get 2 years for what I paid I’ll be content.

bought TTS and after cold soak they were hell in thighs and hips

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I have some pretty damn skinny legs. We shall see, update pics coming. Shipped out today. You have a fit pic anywhere?

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On 2017/11/30 at 4:11 AM, kiya said:

We've learned throughout the years that there is not a single Japanese store that puts the care into the product pages which stores outside of Japan do.  It's not even close..

The photos and information on Japanese sites are generally just copy/pasted from the brands' line sheets while (some) stores outside of Japan shoot great photos, offer extensive spec lists with info, measurements, etc.. The stores outside of Japan almost have to do this, if you can't beat em on price you beat em every other way.

I will bite. Show me any shop aside the 2nd and possibly Samurai compared to which your product description and pictures and measurements are better, more informative and more conductive to a purchase? And 2nd might be soon out of fashion with the developments over the FH homepage and their push into online sales. Still, the old RJB page had everything - pictures and descriptions.  

Do not misunderstand me, Japan might be slow to warm and understand new trends but once the wheel gets rolling they try to do as best as possible. 10 years ago, I was in the Bratislava city center using some city sponsored free wi-fi network to do some work lamenting the fact that there is almost no where a free wi-fi network in Japan. Then come the tourist interest in/onslaught on Japan and things start changing. Now with selfie stick yielding talking over the free public wi-fi with some folks back home type of tourists are everywhere in Japan and you almost wish that the wi-fi gets charged to reduce public nuisance.  

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2 hours ago, mikkadehachikai said:

 Show me any shop aside the 2nd and possibly Samurai compared to which your product description and pictures and measurements are better

https://global.rakuten.com/en/store/klax-on/item/br12666/

http://www.selfedge.com/buzz-rickson?product_id=647

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LOL, decades after becoming popular in the west, credit cards are still barely used in Japan. Fax machines, on the other hand, are as popular as ever. Brick and mortar retail in Japan will always dominate online selling, so there's a reason why Japanese websites have looked basically the same for fifteen years. And I'm still totally unconvinced that Western sales will ever be more than an afterthought for the vast majority of amekaji brands. They're lucky to have international retailers like Self Edge, Rivet And Hide, etc. who put care into how they present Japanese products.

 

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On 12/19/2017 at 10:37 PM, mikkadehachikai said:

Show me any shop aside the 2nd and possibly Samurai compared to which your product description and pictures and measurements are better, more informative and more conductive to a purchase?

hahahahahahaha

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It runs the whole gamut. Some e-stores are horrible and others are superb. Some of the best product detail pages & pics I've seen are at some of the big Freewheeler dealers like Mirrorball. Even they have a crappy browsing experience though.

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Can anyone here compare the front pockets of the 3005 to other TFH models?

I want to order a pair of the 3005's once Self Edge restocks, but I have a pair of 3009's I pretty much abandoned due to unuseable front pockets. 

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same shit

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Its weird because although my F310's are the slimmest flat heads I own, the pocket openings seem bigger and more comfortable  than my 3009's or 3012's.

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That's a real bummer to read. Maybe I will pass on them then.

I don't really store things in the front pockets, but the few times I want to put my hands in them or throw something in real quick, the small openings drive me crazy. It's a struggle to even get a lighter in and out of them. 

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Yeah I can confirm this as well. If there is one factor (aside from jp price going up) that keeps from from another pair of flat head's, it's the small pockets and the flimsy material. 

You may look into eternal. Many people say the denim is similar to pioneer denim, although I'd claim eternal's has more variation.  The 811 was one of the only pairs I've had where the pockets were noticeably larger and usable. 

I hear UES has great pockets too. 

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Some FH jeans have the bigger pocket openings, F310 and 3005 should both have them. But 3009 and the skinnier fits all have the tiny pockets, no idea why these companies ca't put usable front pockets on their jeans for those of us who like to put our hands in them.

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Wait, who actually uses front pockets? Wallet in back pocket, phone in other back pocket, lighter in coin pocket. What else is there to carry? Edit: I guess smokes would need a placement.  I normally use shirt or coat pockets for that.

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Even if you don't use them to carry stuff, not being able to even put your hands in is quite the bother IMO. 

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I put my keys and coins in my front pockets plus occasional paraphernalia from my kids. Oh yes, occasionally my hands will hang out in there too.

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I use front pockets for my phone and wallet

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