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Happy jeans: TCBxSufu S40s WW2 contest thread

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Great to see all the well worn pairs on here and a flavour of what is to come with my jeans with future wear.

My pair were one wash and the patch has relaxed a bit with future washes. The design has become more prominent as the patch has become smoother. The red tab has also unfurled a bit too over time, which was welcome.

 

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2 hours ago, SLAB said:

これらを高く評価することを本当に学んだ一部は、高層ビルです!私が着ている他のすべてのペアは今私に低い上昇を感じます :笑う:

 

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Very great!  If these jeans were sold in a vintage shop, I would definitely buy them.

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Been on vacation for a week and the 40s got a well deserved break. Decided to work from home today as there’s a storm coming in a few hours, but trying to catch the last sun rays for the day. 

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washed and ready for the final count down. 

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Yes @Hopethisoneisnttaken, that's the fun of a contest where so many people wear the jeans hard til the end - we get to see so many different results from the same start. I always wear through the crotch multiple times in a year and require back pocket repair. The crotch tears from cycling and a lot of walking in NYC. The back pocket tears from my keys hanging from the fob and the excessively thick leather on the Kawatako wallet. I lose about six weeks of wear time on a year-long contest getting the jeans darned for repairs. I could have them back faster from basic patch repairs, but darning just looks and wears so much better.

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Interesting @Jared_Lee, I haven’t tried a crotch darning repair yet but can you have them re-darned over a previous darned repair?

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@Maynard Friedman, yep, they can continue the darning over the existing darned area as it wears thin again and also expand out from the first repaired area as needed.

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^ Best 'fits in the contest, Bartles. ^

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Last couple of repairs before the finale!

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13 hours ago, Jared_Lee said:

^ Best 'fits in the contest, Bartles. ^

don't you get this old narcissist blushing now!

many many great fits in these last 17 months; yourself included!

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^^ are those some kind of samples?

not much to offer on my pair. crotch ist getting holes right back pocket is blown. stitching starts to weae out here and there. patch is jerky. still a bit damp after the last wash.

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:)!!! Fab fadez allaround.

I’m wearing my contest pair for the 1st time since before the Christmas holidays … life & work got in the way, sadly.

I’ll be Michael Douglas [ᖇᑌᑎᑎIᑎᘜ] ... awful-lest Olympic movie, btw:laugh2: … injured & limping across the finish line after midnight when everyone has gone home & in bed sleeping, or whatevs.

 

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Since I've never been involved with a contest like this before I'm curious as to what happens at the finish. 

Do we all submit photos on March 1st?

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I'm excited to see everyone's results! Some stress/work from home weight gain made these pretty uncomfortable to wear for a good part of last year, but I've shed some lbs and I'm back in them. Sadly I have no chance of winning. 

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@CSL pretty much. Someone will probably start a final submissions thread, and you can add final and progress pics and any thoughts. There will be some time limit, say two weeks, to submit photos before judging. Several of the Japanese contestants are on IG only, so I guess they will be submitting photos here. 

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