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^I would break out my contest Ooe's but we're in the negatives this week (fahrenheit) and they're holey :P

 

 

When are we to send the TCB's back? And will Inoue-san be repurposing existing pairs, or creating a whole new batch? Just curious when we're thinking of re-starting

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I sent mine back today. 

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I'll wash my pair and document my pair over the weekend before I send it back next week...will be busy with my Bowery Blue Makers Triple Pleat and another pair of Dawson Denim until the replacement arrives.

here's my soundtrack for this week - more peasant music from Volvo's people.

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from early music to avantgarde, Foxy covers it all....
I'll see Jordi Savall next week, used to be a big fan. He's doing a program fully dedicated to Marin Marais and the music he recorded for Tous le Matins du monde, I have high expectations, I'll let you know...

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great to see momentum on this

will be returning the jeans tomorrow when get to a post-office

had this all queued up and ready to go before news yesterday

an appropriately melancholic update / stage finale for this pair

taking a walk around chatham

a town that never received any of the benefits of the pre-2007 boom

and is bearing post-crash austerity economics

the original heartland of ukip (those who stoked the brexit bonanza) 

historical repetitions; nationalism and introversion breed in ruins

wintery lighting

architectural melange

wandering situational hipster

some impressions

hoping for better days

 

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and then life's sweet ironies

[to keep with the thread's developing booze epicurean-isms]

around the corner from the last shot is an international food shop

has a fine selection of vodka from poland

pic related

edit: what is missing from bottle drunk most happily with a colleague and friend from what was once east-germany...

 

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lovely chatham farewell/update, bartleby. Fucking depressing, but lovely all the same. Love that little chapel building.

Mine are in the washing machine now, hopefully will be dry and can return home tomorrow morning.

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2 hours ago, volvo240thebest said:

from early music to avantgarde, Foxy covers it all....
I'll see Jordi Savall next week, used to be a big fan. He's doing a program fully dedicated to Marin Marais and the music he recorded for Tous le Matins du monde, I have high expectations, I'll let you know...

life's too short to stick to just one genre of music or to only listen to pleasant/peasant muzak...

@bartlebyyphonics - great realism right there!

over here - everything still under wraps...

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As contest is to begin from the start are new contestants allowed (at least to replace ones who asked for refund)? I would consider joining..

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Wow. What an outcome to such an entertaining contest. Certainly memorable on all counts. Suppose there is no place for a final reveal @volvo240thebest? Will look forward to the restart!

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Just sent my jeans to the big man. Looking forward to the restart. 

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I really want to get mine sent back as soon as I can and have this mess cleaned up, but I still havent heard from Ed or Jason regarding a refund. On the brightside.. i get to put in a few more days of wearing them

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I gave instructions to Inoue to sew the old patch on new jeans. Write a note in the parcel to be extra sure if you want. It should be fine though.

 

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not at all tcb 20s related but I think this pic belongs to this thread anyway!

 

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you think it would be ok to cut off a part of the leg fabric to save for future repairs? or should I just send the whole pair in to Inoue?

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been a bit AFK, so repping but not talking

back at the keyboard (missed post office; posting first thing next week then, sorry...)

@Paul T thanks for kind comment and yes: kentish towns have a sublime despair and fortitude all quite their own (i say this having grown up a while in whitstable with the glacial north sea winds of its winters); re: chapels - the church just the other side of the street of that shot has actually been turned into a gym that advertises 'self defense actualisation' - quite the divine promise) 

keeping with kentishness and its builds; if you ever find yourself that way; i recommend a visit to the town of deal and its 'middle street'; once a den of smugglers, now a site of perfectly preserved architectural gems - also its' pier made not for pleasure walking but local fishermen (also ramsgate; has some crazy builds, including a brooding flint church designed by augustus pugin - the guy who did big ben if i remember correctly...)

@Foxy2 glad you enjoy a bit of realism: to go further... a favourite quote, taken from linda nochlin's excellent book on the topic, citing emile zola; “the day is coming when a single original carrot will be pregnant with revolution” / also remembering brecht's call: realism is “not linked to the good old days but to the bad new ones. It does not involve undoing techniques but developing them” - to struggle to represent the reality of our times as they change (reality and modes of representation, that is, as they are intertwined...)

also calling out for all peeps involved to take last pics and measurements and to share...

[plus: won't be jorting mine, purely for sentimental reasons and because i am hella superstitious...]

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10 hours ago, MasonAlexander said:

I really want to get mine sent back as soon as I can and have this mess cleaned up, but I still havent heard from Ed or Jason regarding a refund. On the brightside.. i get to put in a few more days of wearing them

I also haven't heard from Jason yet either, waiting for a refund confirmation to send them back.

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5 minutes ago, Broark said:

I also haven't heard from Jason yet either, waiting for a refund confirmation to send them back.

I am doing the same. Id prefer to not have them leave my hand before somebody can make sure that i am getting the refund. Hopefully hear back after the weekend 

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My 20s are packed and ready for shipping, but I think we can document what our ersatz jeans are up to while we wait for replacement, no? So here's a bartleTM dump of me and my daughter's playground excursion this AM, not a soul in sight and the bleak February morning would have made for post-apocalyptic vibes if my daughter hadn't lit up the place with toddler laughter.

Wearing LVC 1955

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The sun finally won the battle as we made our way home.

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I put on my former Ooe Contest jeans and they were...Way too tight! I think the 20's cut has spoiled me and I grew my waist to help accommodate it! Will be sending off my pair early this week, but can't wait to get the replacement :/

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Anybody in the states ship them out yet? I'm heading to the P.O. on Tuesday, and I'm not an experienced international shipper. I'm curious if there's an obvious better (i.e., "more economical" (i.e., "cheaper")) option than a usps priority international flat rate envelope. Maybe just a first-class international package? Thanks.

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1 hour ago, MileHighEvertonian said:

Anybody in the states ship them out yet? I'm heading to the P.O. on Tuesday, and I'm not an experienced international shipper. I'm curious if there's an obvious better (i.e., "more economical" (i.e., "cheaper")) option than a usps priority international flat rate envelope. Maybe just a first-class international package? Thanks.

I went ahead and did a padded flat rate priority mail envelope just to be safe.  Wasn't cheap, 32.05, but I wanted to make sure they got them quickly.  For some reason I trust Priority mail, not sure why.  I'm guessing, but if you did a regular envelope, it would probably be 12-15 bucks. 

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From EU Ems it's the way to go, at around 30 eur. I'll re check DHL through on online courier 'broker' service, but unless something happened it will still be much more expensive than that.

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DHL package with tracking was just under 20€ for me from Germany.

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now Russia on the other hand - have to ship everything by courier out of the country...

did take final pics over the weekend. before washing:

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they were coming along just fine, considering my work style (office, chair, etc).

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after the wash:

I did cut off the cinch/buckle ( helping Inoue to save materials) and the patch. I will keep the patch here in Moscow and have it sewn back on after the initial soak of the new pair...

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while wash produced nice train tracks and revealed nice initial fades it was definitely too early for my wear habits - would have held out with the first wash for another 2-3 months.
will bag them later this week and send them home.

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Just heard back from Jason and finally started putting the wheels in motion for my refund

In the meantime, here is a few photos (shot on 35mm film) wearing a TCB chambray and the contest jeans from a month or so back. I guess these will probably be the last photo update of the contest for me

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