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Thanks volvo looking for contest jeans will roll the dice TCB or lee101

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it's in cantonese. 

Edited by heavydoom
no reason at all.

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tcb makes stuff for other people as well.  there may be a blanket lined jacket coming for next fall/winter though.  may.

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9 hours ago, heavydoom said:

tcb makes stuff for other people as well.  there may be a blanket lined jacket coming for next fall/winter though.  may.

Yes they do other brands aswell. I learnt last summer at the factory that they are making now the jeans of one of my favorite brand of all time ! But Inoue told me to keep it secret....

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^ Better keep it that way so we'll still be able to visit the factory. 

Not that surprising though since he started his business as a sewing factory for other brands before starting his own brand.

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Makes sense. I remember seeing garments which were labeled under a different brand but had all the details of the TCB brand. Even used the same "international world jeans" copper buttons.

I'd still like to see a proper Lee repro jacket made by Inue

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if you read his blogs on the happyjeans site you see sometimes how the tcb staff sandblast the crap out of some denim items and you can already deduct from that that tcb makes things for others.

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I'm pretty sure they make the jeans and cotton duck stuff for Moto(r), as the owner Hideo Motoike showed up on the TCB blog and then shortly thereafter Moto(r) started offering USN denim pants, cotton duck pants, etc.

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workers brand too.  why not?  make more money, create more jobs great for the denim economy i'd say.

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yeah, not a bad thing at all. It's not like the brands collide. Different esthetics and brand philosophy. And prices would be a lot higher too if he was only producing in small batches.

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I forgot about Workers too; they show up in each other's blogs on occasion.

It's kind of fun if you like TCB too, to then discover these other brands and know that they're imbued with that TCB craftsmanship. :)

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Yea i was looking at getting pair of Workers jeans while back. 

Do these other brands source their own denim and then give to TCB to produce into products?

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1 hour ago, Niro said:

Yea i was looking at getting pair of Workers jeans while back. 

Do these other brands source their own denim and then give to TCB to produce into products?

I think it depends; sometimes sewing factories keep extra fabric on hand and can get working right away. They might be able to get it for you too, though it's possible that will cost a bit extra if they want to charge a bit of fee for that service. You can always source your own fabric/hardware/etc though and provide it to the sewing factory to use. 

So, hypothetically, you could buy scratch-and-sniff denim on your own and ask a sewing factory like TCB to sew it into jeans for you, if you like.

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TCB 50's. 1 month wear. Fastest fading pair I've owned for sure. 

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4 minutes ago, Bobbo said:

That's crazy! Mine took forever.

I have two jobs which require ALOT of movement. Can’t wait to see these in 5 more months.

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The general consensus in them is that they're stubborn to fade! I think the direct sunlight highlights fades a lot. Anyhoo that's very very promising @cottonskinblues

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5 minutes ago, volvo240thebest said:

The general consensus in them is that they're stubborn to fade! I think the direct sunlight highlights fades a lot. Anyhoo that's very very promising @cottonskinblues

That is promising! I’m honestly surprised myself at this point

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I concur on the fast fading. I'll get some photos of mine over the weekend to compare but I really was not expecting how fast they would fade, my 50's jacket was a stubborn fucker for the first 6-9 months.  

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These TCB 50s look great, is anyone interested in a cheap unworn pair in size 32, raw, BNWT?

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1 hour ago, Maynard Friedman said:

These TCB 50s look great, is anyone interested in a cheap unworn pair in size 32, raw, BNWT?

Yes. I haven't done much research on what size I need but I'm a 32 in Samurai 710xx, Warehouse 800, SDA-101, IH-634 and a few others. Can you pm me the raw measurements whenever you get a chance @Maynard Friedman?

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God damn.  That makes me want to throw mine in the wash again.

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Feck, did Inoue change the denim on these jeans or I'm just an amateur fader?
I remember the first 9 months of wear my 50s were SLOOOOW to show any progress.
The last two pairs posted are ridicolous!

 

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I don't know but my 50 Slim is starting to show some real evo with a shy of 2 months of sitting in the library and 1 wash. Ill try to post a picture when the weather is better.

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