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Blimey O’Reilly! The British & American forum dominance (and associated regional in-jokes) are a thing of the past. 

Apologies for that awkward vote we cast mid-2016 old chaps. Hopefully water under the bridge and all that. 

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Land of syrupy beers put up a strong 3 members representative.
I think I will have to take on the example of @MJF9 and get an extra pair for my Italian cat.

 

 

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On 6/19/2020 at 6:19 PM, volvo240thebest said:

Participants list

  1. volvo240thebest (Italy)
  2. Topgearskin (England UK)
  3. Julian Wolf (USA)
  4. Tigerstrom (Sweden)
  5. Kylito (USA)
  6. Lazerr (USA)
  7. Broark (USA)
  8. Graytrain (USA)
  9. Ar Thor (Denmark)
  10. NycSurger (USA)
  11. Darren Barbera/mindfulbiscuit  (England UK)
  12. bartlebyyphonics (England UK)
  13. Brownmetallic (USA/Philippines)
  14. PaulT (England UK)
  15. Hopethisoneisnttaken (Israel)
  16. Mtvare (england UK)
  17. tjandaputra (Sweden/Netherlands)
  18. Jared Lee (USA)
  19. Maharu (Sweden)
  20. Roomtemplacroix (USA)
  21. Corporalclegg (USA)
  22. Thanks_M8 (Germany)
  23. Erockisalive (USA)
  24. Ecsong187 (USA)
  25. Aho (USA)
  26. Momokun (Australia)
  27. Cottonskinblues (Canada)
  28. Erk (USA)
  29. Least Weasel (USA)
  30. Andrew Rose (USA)
  31. Unders (England UK)
  32. DoitsuJin (USA)
  33. Uncle Karl (Japan)
  34. Frost (Germany)
  35. Slab (Belgium)
  36. Nayuta and her cat (Japan)
  37. Justintk (USA)
  38. Yot (Indonesia)
  39. moimanuh (India)
  40. Mariano Vittori (Switzerland/Italy)
  41. RunMountainDrew (USA)
  42. Illcutz (England UK)
  43. Facini (Denmark)
  44. garden gnomes in space (USA/Italy :D)
  45. srudy (USA)
  46. UkeNo (UK)
  47. MrCknNuggets (Japan/Canada)
  48. kameisenpai (Japan)
  49. Hermit (USA)
  50. JDelage (France/USA)
  51. Collin (Switzerland)
  52. Spiraltoy (Sweden)
  53. irual (Finland)
  54. Duke Mantee (Scotland - not UK)
  55. YossarianRaw (Denmark)
  56. plattertough (USA)
  57. discwork (USA)
  58. longshanks (USA)
  59. Lori13 (USA)
  60. jigsaw (Indonesia)
  61. mandel9000 (Norway)
  62. yabyoshi (Japan)
  63. lefty (USA)
  64.  iad2020 (Indonesia/USA)
  65. olmecasteve (Mexico/USA)
  66. Elmer.Richard (Philippines)
  67. BionicEye (Netherlands)
  68. RemsB (Belgium)
  69. Edmond (Philippines)
  70. JohnM (USA)
  71. Esakafurusan (France)
  72. Mrs MJF9 (England UK)
  73. Qube (Belgium)
  74. Bowler (Canada)

[to be completed]

@Bowler welcome aboard! you're in the list, # 74

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considering the other 25 JP participants we hit number 99..
 

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@volvo240thebest please update my name on list. 
the Sufu gods have granted my wishes to correct username. Finally. Haha 

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New to the forum and in for the contest! Ordered my pair today. 30 one wash. I am from the UK.

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On 6/19/2020 at 6:19 PM, volvo240thebest said:

Participants list

  1. volvo240thebest (Italy)
  2. Topgearskin (England UK)
  3. Julian Wolf (USA)
  4. Tigerstrom (Sweden)
  5. Kylito (USA)
  6. Lazerr (USA)
  7. Broark (USA)
  8. Graytrain (USA)
  9. Ar Thor (Denmark)
  10. NycSurger (USA)
  11. Darren Barbera/mindfulbiscuit  (England UK)
  12. bartlebyyphonics (England UK)
  13. Brownmetallic (USA/Philippines)
  14. PaulT (England UK)
  15. Hopethisoneisnttaken (Israel)
  16. Mtvare (england UK)
  17. tjandaputra (Sweden/Netherlands)
  18. Jared Lee (USA)
  19. Maharu (Sweden)
  20. Roomtemplacroix (USA)
  21. Corporalclegg (USA)
  22. Thanks_M8 (Germany)
  23. Erockisalive (USA)
  24. Shredwin_206 (USA)
  25. Aho (USA)
  26. Momokun (Australia)
  27. Cottonskinblues (Canada)
  28. Erk (USA)
  29. Least Weasel (USA)
  30. Andrew Rose (USA)
  31. Unders (England UK)
  32. DoitsuJin (USA)
  33. Uncle Karl (Japan)
  34. Frost (Germany)
  35. Slab (Belgium)
  36. Nayuta and her cat (Japan)
  37. Justintk (USA)
  38. Yot (Indonesia)
  39. moimanuh (India)
  40. Mariano Vittori (Switzerland/Italy)
  41. RunMountainDrew (USA)
  42. Illcutz (England UK)
  43. Facini (Denmark)
  44. garden gnomes in space (USA/Italy :D)
  45. srudy (USA)
  46. UkeNo (UK)
  47. MrCknNuggets (Japan/Canada)
  48. kameisenpai (Japan)
  49. Hermit (USA)
  50. JDelage (France/USA)
  51. Collin (Switzerland)
  52. Spiraltoy (Sweden)
  53. irual (Finland)
  54. Duke Mantee (Scotland)
  55. YossarianRaw (Denmark)
  56. plattertough (USA)
  57. discwork (USA)
  58. longshanks (USA)
  59. Lori13 (USA)
  60. jigsaw (Indonesia)
  61. mandel9000 (Norway)
  62. yabyoshi (Japan)
  63. lefty (USA)
  64.  iad2020 (Indonesia/USA)
  65. olmecasteve (Mexico/USA)
  66. Elmer.Richard (Philippines)
  67. BionicEye (Netherlands)
  68. RemsB (Belgium)
  69. Edmond (Philippines)
  70. JohnM (USA)
  71. Esakafurusan (France)
  72. Mrs MJF9 (England UK)
  73. Qube (Belgium)
  74. Bowler (Canada)
  75. Strat (England UK)

[to be completed]

@shredwin_206 noted!
@Strat welcome aboard!

and it's 100!

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I hate to be that guy with the fit questions.. I've spent – what? 15 years on the sidelines here and always thought I'd know what to do when the time came, but no.

All my jeans be 34s, baby, but I can see from the way they fit the model at the start of this thread that it's going to be a bit of a.. stretch. I'm the same height as that guy, but somehow have an extra 20-odd kilos stashed away about my person.

If it means anything, SC47 in a 34 is my goldilocks fit (so much so that I busted out a fresh pair I'd been hoarding in the hope that it would make me forget about this competition, but again, no). I have at least three pairs of those (actually, one's a 33, which is still good), as well as a metric f___ tonne of other makes in those two waist sizes. Of all of them, LVC 54z is probably the snuggest fit in a 34x34 that still looks acceptable.

So I dunno, 36 seems the logical choice, but vanity and insecurity must be considered.. plus the fact that the few pairs of 36 I've accumulated because they were like $10 at the thrift store (hello, SC2014) look like absolute crap on me – but (again, thriftiness) I've never had the pleasure of shrinking 36 raws down to fit. I guess I could keep ramping up the temperature until they work. Hmm.

Have I just answered my own question?

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12 minutes ago, mondo said:

I hate to be that guy with the fit questions.. I've spent – what? 15 years on the sidelines here and always thought I'd know what to do when the time came, but no.

All my jeans be 34s, baby, but I can see from the way they fit the model at the start of this thread that it's going to be a bit of a.. stretch. I'm the same height as that guy, but somehow have an extra 20-odd kilos stashed away about my person.

If it means anything, SC47 in a 34 is my goldilocks fit (so much so that I busted out a fresh pair I'd been hoarding in the hope that it would make me forget about this competition, but again, no). I have at least three pairs of those (actually, one's a 33, which is still good), as well as a metric f___ tonne of other makes in those two waist sizes. Of all of them, LVC 54z is probably the snuggest fit in a 34x34 that still looks acceptable.

So I dunno, 36 seems the logical choice, but vanity and insecurity must be considered.. plus the fact that the few pairs of 36 I've accumulated because they were like $10 at the thrift store (hello, SC2014) look like absolute crap on me – but (again, thriftiness) I've never had the pleasure of shrinking 36 raws down to fit. I guess I could keep ramping up the temperature until they work. Hmm.

Have I just answered my own question?

when in doubt, measure your waist!

my method and my measures:

  1. Tcb suggest to everybody to buy the same size as on their 50s jeans
  2. My size in 50s is 36, mt natural waist where the jeans seat, measured snug with a tailor tape is 92 cms
  3. Tcb 50s come with a 91 waist and stretch to a 92 easily. jeans fit right, I can wear them without a belt, but they're not constricting by any means. *
  4. voilà

* I also confirm that I wore a 36 when my waist measured 95/96 cm, but the fit is better now of course.

As a comparison in my size 36 SC47 were a touch wider than the 50s, but still I wore a 36 on both cuts.
I think these S40S will be more snug than the Sc47, but not that snug to justify a size up, unless you've got a tight waist fit on those canes.

Hope this helps.

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5 hours ago, Bowler said:

Im in! from Toronto, Canada... just ordered mine then! 36 raw...!

Welcome to the competition!  We got another Torontonian here!!! I'm living in Toronto too. I'm looking forward to see "the 6ix fades".

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hey, can we get TCB to hem the jeans to a specific washed length?  I dont see that option anywhere on the page, nor at checkout.  Im sure this was addressed somewhere is the last 14 pages...sorry :)

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18 minutes ago, garden gnomes in space said:

hey, can we get TCB to hem the jeans to a specific washed length?  I dont see that option anywhere on the page, nor at checkout.  Im sure this was addressed somewhere is the last 14 pages...sorry :)

I was thinking this same thing. I gave a length but I want to make sure its the washed length and not the raw length

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@garden gnomes in space @nycsurfer530

Just shoot Ryo an email w/reference to ur order# & verify your hemming instructions, if you were not able to do so at check out ... e.g. “Please, hem at 32 inches post wash”.  If you opted the rigid version, they’ll make the allowance upon hemming.

I guesstimated shrinkage on mine, so I indicated to hem exactly at provided inseam measurement ...  ie, 34.5” rigid

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^I didn't see it either but replied to the order confirmation and Ryo was able to notate that way

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6 hours ago, volvo240thebest said:

when in doubt, measure your waist!

my method and my measures:

  1. Tcb suggest to everybody to buy the same size as on their 50s jeans
  2. My size in 50s is 36, mt natural waist where the jeans seat, measured snug with a tailor tape is 92 cms
  3. Tcb 50s come with a 91 waist and stretch to a 92 easily. jeans fit right, I can wear them without a belt, but they're not constricting by any means. *
  4. voilà

* I also confirm that I wore a 36 when my waist measured 95/96 cm, but the fit is better now of course.

As a comparison in my size 36 SC47 were a touch wider than the 50s, but still I wore a 36 on both cuts.
I think these S40S will be more snug than the Sc47, but not that snug to justify a size up, unless you've got a tight waist fit on those canes.

Hope this helps.

Thanks, Volvo, that is indeed helpful. Turns out I'm the same as you around the waist, but my various pairs of jeans have accommodated my girth over time (that is, they all measure 18" across the waist when laid flat). S40S 34" raw measurement is spot on for me, so I'd imagine that the waist would stretch back to raw after some discomfort.. but not so sure about the rest of the top block. TCB measurements are all greater than that of my other jeans (as thighs etc do not stretch in my experience), but still.. do not want to look like ten pounds of shit in a five pound bag..

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32 minutes ago, mondo said:

Thanks, Volvo, that is indeed helpful. Turns out I'm the same as you around the waist, but my various pairs of jeans have accommodated my girth over time (that is, they all measure 18" across the waist when laid flat). S40S 34" raw measurement is spot on for me, so I'd imagine that the waist would stretch back to raw after some discomfort.. but not so sure about the rest of the top block. TCB measurements are all greater than that of my other jeans (as thighs etc do not stretch in my experience), but still.. do not want to look like ten pounds of shit in a five pound bag..

If you're about my natural waist size I would.deffo suggest 36! Don't rely on raw measurements. Please refer to one wash!

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1 hour ago, garden gnomes in space said:

but where did you indicate length?  I see no option to even add a comment

they have the comment box on the CART section before checkout, i stated my length there and it works

hope it help

 

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Got my email from Ryo confirming hemming etc. 

I just used that special instructions box when I ordered - proof, I guess, of how easy the process is

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10 hours ago, mondo said:

I hate to be that guy with the fit questions.. I've spent – what? 15 years on the sidelines here and always thought I'd know what to do when the time came, but no.

All my jeans be 34s, baby, but I can see from the way they fit the model at the start of this thread that it's going to be a bit of a.. stretch. I'm the same height as that guy, but somehow have an extra 20-odd kilos stashed away about my person.

If it means anything, SC47 in a 34 is my goldilocks fit (so much so that I busted out a fresh pair I'd been hoarding in the hope that it would make me forget about this competition, but again, no). I have at least three pairs of those (actually, one's a 33, which is still good), as well as a metric f___ tonne of other makes in those two waist sizes. Of all of them, LVC 54z is probably the snuggest fit in a 34x34 that still looks acceptable.

So I dunno, 36 seems the logical choice, but vanity and insecurity must be considered.. plus the fact that the few pairs of 36 I've accumulated because they were like $10 at the thrift store (hello, SC2014) look like absolute crap on me – but (again, thriftiness) I've never had the pleasure of shrinking 36 raws down to fit. I guess I could keep ramping up the temperature until they work. Hmm.

Have I just answered my own question?

I have a lvc 54 in 30 and they are skinny for me. I have ordered tcb s40 in 30 ow. My other ww2 jeans was from samurai s3000vx in size 29. They were tight post soak, but they fit perfectly after few months of wear.

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I ordered a pair for my son. He doesn't have an account here, but you can write him down as 'MilesTheGreat', US / France...

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In here chaps

4 hours ago, garden gnomes in space said:

but where did you indicate length?  I see no option to even add a comment

 

4 hours ago, aho said:

^I didn't see it either but replied to the order confirmation and Ryo was able to notate that way

 

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^ Worth noting that the special instructions box pictured above only shows if you select 'Add to Cart' on the product page.  If instead you click the 'Buy it Now' button, you're taken to shipping and payment info with no way to enter the desired inseam length.  In that case, it seems an email is the way to go.

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9 hours ago, mondo said:

Thanks, Volvo, that is indeed helpful. Turns out I'm the same as you around the waist, but my various pairs of jeans have accommodated my girth over time (that is, they all measure 18" across the waist when laid flat). S40S 34" raw measurement is spot on for me, so I'd imagine that the waist would stretch back to raw after some discomfort.. but not so sure about the rest of the top block. TCB measurements are all greater than that of my other jeans (as thighs etc do not stretch in my experience), but still.. do not want to look like ten pounds of shit in a five pound bag..

 

8 hours ago, volvo240thebest said:

If you're about my natural waist size I would.deffo suggest 36! Don't rely on raw measurements. Please refer to one wash!

 

Actually, I was thinking about this. I think you fit a 36 in these jeans. if they're anything like the 50s they won't stretch over 18 inches waist.
Also more on the SC47 comparo, I sold my pair last year because they were too loose. I'm 178 cm x 85 kilos right now same waist circumference as you, and pretty confident I could fit a 34 on the canes.

 

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On 6/19/2020 at 6:19 PM, volvo240thebest said:

Participants list

  1. volvo240thebest (Italy)
  2. Topgearskin (England UK)
  3. Julian Wolf (USA)
  4. Tigerstrom (Sweden)
  5. Kylito (USA)
  6. Lazerr (USA)
  7. Broark (USA)
  8. Graytrain (USA)
  9. Ar Thor (Denmark)
  10. NycSurger (USA)
  11. Darren Barbera/mindfulbiscuit  (England UK)
  12. bartlebyyphonics (England UK)
  13. Brownmetallic (USA/Philippines)
  14. PaulT (England UK)
  15. Hopethisoneisnttaken (Israel)
  16. Mtvare (england UK)
  17. tjandaputra (Sweden/Netherlands)
  18. Jared Lee (USA)
  19. Maharu (Sweden)
  20. Roomtemplacroix (USA)
  21. Corporalclegg (USA)
  22. Thanks_M8 (Germany)
  23. Erockisalive (USA)
  24. Shredwin_206 (USA)
  25. Aho (USA)
  26. Momokun (Australia)
  27. Cottonskinblues (Canada)
  28. Erk (USA)
  29. Least Weasel (USA)
  30. Andrew Rose (USA)
  31. Unders (England UK)
  32. DoitsuJin (USA)
  33. Uncle Karl (Japan)
  34. Frost (Germany)
  35. Slab (Belgium)
  36. Nayuta and her cat (Japan)
  37. Justintk (USA)
  38. Yot (Indonesia)
  39. moimanuh (India)
  40. Mariano Vittori (Switzerland/Italy)
  41. RunMountainDrew (USA)
  42. Illcutz (England UK)
  43. Facini (Denmark)
  44. garden gnomes in space (USA/Italy :D)
  45. srudy (USA)
  46. UkeNo (UK)
  47. MrCknNuggets (Japan/Canada)
  48. kameisenpai (Japan)
  49. Hermit (USA)
  50. JDelage (France/USA)
  51. Collin (Switzerland)
  52. Spiraltoy (Sweden)
  53. irual (Finland)
  54. Duke Mantee (Scotland)
  55. YossarianRaw (Denmark)
  56. plattertough (USA)
  57. discwork (USA)
  58. longshanks (USA)
  59. Lori13 (USA)
  60. jigsaw (Indonesia)
  61. mandel9000 (Norway)
  62. yabyoshi (Japan)
  63. lefty (USA)
  64.  iad2020 (Indonesia/USA)
  65. olmecasteve (Mexico/USA)
  66. Elmer.Richard (Philippines)
  67. BionicEye (Netherlands)
  68. RemsB (Belgium)
  69. Edmond (Philippines)
  70. JohnM (USA)
  71. Esakafurusan (France)
  72. Mrs MJF9 (England UK)
  73. Qube (Belgium)
  74. Bowler (Canada)
  75. Strat (England UK)
  76. MilesTheGreat aka JDelage Jr (France/USA)

[to be completed]

MilesTheGreat, you've been nominated!
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76 + 25 JP = 101

 

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29 minutes ago, volvo240thebest said:

 

 

Actually, I was thinking about this. I think you fit a 36 in these jeans. if they're anything like the 50s they won't stretch over 18 inches waist.
Also more on the SC47 comparo, I sold my pair last year because they were too loose. I'm 178 cm x 85 kilos right now same waist circumference as you, and pretty confident I could fit a 34 on the canes.

 

well, we shall see... ordered 36" rigid, hoping for 33" inseam after washing – I like a modest single cuff, if I'm wearing one at all

 

Count me in!

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On 6/19/2020 at 6:19 PM, volvo240thebest said:

Participants list

  1. volvo240thebest (Italy)
  2. Topgearskin (England UK)
  3. Julian Wolf (USA)
  4. Tigerstrom (Sweden)
  5. Kylito (USA)
  6. Lazerr (USA)
  7. Broark (USA)
  8. Graytrain (USA)
  9. Ar Thor (Denmark)
  10. NycSurger (USA)
  11. Darren Barbera/mindfulbiscuit  (England UK)
  12. bartlebyyphonics (England UK)
  13. Brownmetallic (USA/Philippines)
  14. PaulT (England UK)
  15. Hopethisoneisnttaken (Israel)
  16. Mtvare (england UK)
  17. tjandaputra (Sweden/Netherlands)
  18. Jared Lee (USA)
  19. Maharu (Sweden)
  20. Roomtemplacroix (USA)
  21. Corporalclegg (USA)
  22. Thanks_M8 (Germany)
  23. Erockisalive (USA)
  24. Shredwin_206 (USA)
  25. Aho (USA)
  26. Momokun (Australia)
  27. Cottonskinblues (Canada)
  28. Erk (USA)
  29. Least Weasel (USA)
  30. Andrew Rose (USA)
  31. Unders (England UK)
  32. DoitsuJin (USA)
  33. Uncle Karl (Japan)
  34. Frost (Germany)
  35. Slab (Belgium)
  36. Nayuta and her cat (Japan)
  37. Justintk (USA)
  38. Yot (Indonesia)
  39. moimanuh (India)
  40. Mariano Vittori (Switzerland/Italy)
  41. RunMountainDrew (USA)
  42. Illcutz (England UK)
  43. Facini (Denmark)
  44. garden gnomes in space (USA/Italy :D)
  45. srudy (USA)
  46. UkeNo (UK)
  47. MrCknNuggets (Japan/Canada)
  48. kameisenpai (Japan)
  49. Hermit (USA)
  50. JDelage (France/USA)
  51. Collin (Switzerland)
  52. Spiraltoy (Sweden)
  53. irual (Finland)
  54. Duke Mantee (Scotland)
  55. YossarianRaw (Denmark)
  56. plattertough (USA)
  57. discwork (USA)
  58. longshanks (USA)
  59. Lori13 (USA)
  60. jigsaw (Indonesia)
  61. mandel9000 (Norway)
  62. yabyoshi (Japan)
  63. lefty (USA)
  64.  iad2020 (Indonesia/USA)
  65. olmecasteve (Mexico/USA)
  66. Elmer.Richard (Philippines)
  67. BionicEye (Netherlands)
  68. RemsB (Belgium)
  69. Edmond (Philippines)
  70. JohnM (USA)
  71. Esakafurusan (France)
  72. Mrs MJF9 (England UK)
  73. Qube (Belgium)
  74. Bowler (Canada)
  75. Strat (England UK)
  76. MilesTheGreat aka JDelage Jr (France/USA)
  77. Mondo (Australia)

[to be completed]

@Mondo you're int the list
 

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