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Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

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12 hours ago, Uncle Karl said:

Long time no see …

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the jeans look great, now that you washed them a bit too!

work in progress here in casa volvo, repairs look made by a 7 yr old, I know, but fuck it, as long as I can slip back into them... They are still absolutely massive, now I weight 82 kilos and these fitted me well when I was 92.

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Final product

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Good job Volvo! Embrace the wabi-sabi.

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Posted (edited)

It's a long way to go, this first repair leaves much to be desired but I did enjoy the whole process. I will surely make more repairs on my other tcb jeans soon. Just need to sort out decent scraps and some thinner clothes.

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Looking great.

Mine are just starting to do thru;  well above the knee for some reason. Maybe it's where I sit the Macbook. Sign of a tough life.

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Absolutely purrfect Bartleby

Xpost from waywt. Cinched to maximum

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thanks @volvo240thebest!

only three months to go and i've gotta lotta catching to do with many here and on the 'gram

hoping the summer isn't going to be so punishingly hot this time

and btw: think the bigger cinched look suits you

[but then as a 'japanese' baggy fit fan, my obvious bias is obvious!]

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+1 on the Japanese baggy fit w/cinch!

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Fuck Chup socks

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Pardon my complete ignorance about these jeans but the photos posted these last months show real quality fades.

Are these still available new and No-Wash? 

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Posted (edited)

@Pedro Yes, this thread has really been fascinating as of late. Beautiful Fades. I did chat with Inoue about a getting a larger size up in my 50s and he informed me that all of the Stock has been washed this go around. I'm not sure about the 20s, but he made it sound like he's having trouble keeping up stock for raw and washed, so It's now just washed. 

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@FreeCharlesManson

Best grease stain remover is pre-soak with dish soap and a nylon bristle brush.

For greasy stains, use a mechanics hand cleaner like Goop. Let soak overnight with both methods.

Grease stains are not cool on denim. Paint? Yes. Grease? No way Jose.

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Posted (edited)

I like to say that i really in love with how the jeans fades 


@FreeCharlesManson

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@FreeCharlesManson  yours are looking absolutely amazing!  I really love the contrast you've gotten, but still vintagey.

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Solid 3 year improvement! 

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thanks guys! 

also when i was taking my photos a wasp flew into my room and started buzzing around

I'm thinking now they may be a bit large and that's why they're falling apart. Waist is a little big even with the cinch as tight as can be, in general top block is very roomy.

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Posted (edited)

More peasant repairs. Zorro style

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I am back wearing these as much as i can for the final stretch. I hope the mediterranean heat and frequent washes will make the difference in the home stretch....

BTW I am really digging the 20s look without a belt and cinched to the max. Something i never thought about in the last months.

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Im also delighted to have discovered that yours truly is aknowledged as a "style icon" on a chinese denim forum. I would have preferred to be described as a "style genius" but I can live with that too...

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@volvo240thebest

There is opportunity in your China Stardom.

If you joined, you would have about a bajillion followers/friends in the first week. Thats money.

Your life could be spent traveling to search out the perfect photoshoots for your denim collection. 

Soon your unique signature sewing repairs will be mass produced in Chinese factories.

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I love that shade of almost cobalt blue that the 20s denim has, very nice..

 

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Do any of you use a clothes dryer?

 

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