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That's a mighty good fit, @chicote!  I ordered the same size in OW and going by your measurements I think I'll be fine, phew. Now I'm just staring into space, waiting for that shipping notification. 

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

Participants list

                 
1    volvo240thebest (Italy)        @volvo_sufu
2    Topgearskin (England UK)        @topgearskin
3    Julian Wolf (USA)            n.a.
4    Tigerstrom (Sweden)            @kristoffertigerstrom
5    Kylito (USA)                @umamikyle
6    Lazerr (USA)                n.a.
7    Broark (USA)                @br0ark
8    Graytrain (USA)            n.a.
9    Ar Thor (Denmark)            @Ar_thor
10    NycSurFer (USA)            @mbrewer530
11    Darren Barbera (England UK)    @mindfulbiscuit
12    bartlebyyphonics (England UK)    n.a.
13    Brownmetallic (USA/Philippines)    @Brownmetallic_sufu
14    PaulT (England UK)            n.a.
15    Hopethisoneisnttaken (Israel)        @omrimeir
16    Mtvare (england UK)            n.a.
17    tjandaputra (Sweden/Netherlands)    @kynankr
18    Jared Lee (USA)            @jared.lee.blakenship
19    Maharu (Sweden)            @m4haru
20    Roomtemplacroix (USA)        @roomtemplacroix
21    Corporalclegg (USA)            n.a.
22    Thanks_M8 (Germany)        n.a.
23    Erockisalive (USA)            @ericgosselin
24    Shredwin_206 (USA)            @shredwin_206
25    Aho (USA)                @ahonobaka
26    Momokun (Australia)            @demoxiix
27    Cottonskinblues (Canada)        @cottonskinblues
28    Erk (USA)                @rickytylerson
29    Least Weasel (USA)            n.a.
30    Andrew Rose (USA)            @hikingrmnp
31    Unders (England UK)            @billyspa
32    DoitsuJin (USA)            @sirojin
33    Uncle Karl (Japan)            1188sft
34    Frost (Germany)            @bjrnsblg
35    Slab (Belgium)            @sasaki_kojiro13
36    Nayuta and her cat (Japan)        121nayuta
37    Justintk (USA)            @jdeare_1990
38    Yot (Indonesia)            @rdwnsetiawan
39    moimanuh (India)            @bhaskar.89
40    Mariano Vittori (Switzerland/Italy)    @marianovittori
41    RunMountainDrew (USA)        @RunMountainDrew
42    Illcutz (England UK)            @illcutz
43    Facini (Denmark)            @dafa.denim
44    garden gnomes in space (USA/Italy )@gnomechompsky
45    srudy (USA)                @denimbitch
46    UkeNo (UK)                @ukeno_
47    MrCknNuggets (Japan/Canada)    @mrcknnuggets
48    kameisenpai (Japan)            @kameisenpai
49    Hermit (USA)                n.a.    
50    JDelage (France/USA)        @jossdelage
51    Collin (Switzerland)            @C_jonas
52    Spiraltoy (Sweden)            @Spiraltoy
53    irual (Finland)                n.a.
54    Duke Mantee (Scotland)        @duke_mantee
55    YossarianRaw (Denmark)        @redheadbluebottom
56    plattertough (USA)            n.a.
57    discwork (USA)            n.a.
58    longshanks (USA)            @sirlongshanks
59    Lori13 (USA)                n.a.
60    jigsaw (Indonesia)            @wiliamsonmariomichael
61    mandel9000 (Norway)        n.a.
62    yabyoshi (Japan)            @yabyoshi    
63    lefty (USA)                @thetwoclicks
64    iad2020 (Indonesia/USA)        @digdayaa
65    olmecasteve (Mexico/USA)        @elmezclilladeacero
66    Elmer.Richard (Philippines)        @elmer.richard
67    BionicEye (Netherlands)        n.a.
68    RemsB (Belgium)            @remybrich
69    JohnM (USA)                @hesalitedome
70    Esakafurusan (France)        @Esakafurusan
71    Mrs MJF9 (England UK)        n.a.
72    Qube (Belgium)            @qube.head
73    Bowler (Canada)            n.a.
74    Strat (England UK)            @Strat_Indigo
75    MilesTheGreat aka JDelage Jr (France/USA)        
76    Mondo (Australia)            n.a.
77    Christ T (Scotland)            n.a.
78    not too tight (USA)            @johnbluejean
79    buler (USA)                n.a.
80    Daf123 (Indonesia)            @rakhmaddaffa
81    Dan_F (USA)                n.a.
82    dudewuttheheck (USA)        @almostvintagestyle
83    urbancitizen (Switzerland)        @urbancitizen_ch
84    Claes (Sweden)            n.a.
85    wmb (USA)                n.a.
86    Foxy2 (Scotland/Germany)        n.a.
87    LazyS (USA)                n.a.
88    CSL (USA)                @casoley
89    tpun (Hong Kong)            @puntaco
90    adastrus (USA)            @adastrus
91    Sattyz (Indonesia)            n.a.
92    Eggplant (Hong Kong)        n.a.
93    ThatDudeOrion (USA)        @ThatDudeOrion
94    tongtommy (Netherlands/Indonesia)    @tongtommy
95    81611 (USA)                n.a.
96    Jurassic (UK)                n.a.
97    breakingfad (USA)            @breakingfad
98    djungelorm (USA)            n.a.
99    istewi (USA)                @istewi
100    Martin13 (France)            @martind013
101    Frs (Indonesia)            @farraswibisono
102    theguywhoknewthatguy (USA)    n.a.        
103    diggers (Indonesia)            @jo_dundee
104    SugarCane (USA/France)        @fade_in_progress
105    Capsicum Fried Meat (China)    @capsicumfiredmeat
106    propellerbeanie (Australia)        @propellerbeanie
107    beautiful FrEaK (Germany)        @bf_sufu
108    el padre (UK)                n.a.
109    JRendon02 (USA)            @JRendon02
110    Chicote (USA)            @iyangruyere
111    Indigo_Junkie (Australia)        n.a.
112    Crocodino (Indonesia)        @joshuaprakasa
113    Olerth (Norway            n.a.    
114    vpgosnell (USA)            @blackandbrownblues
115    dau (Russia)                @Dauern
116    ocellarismax (France)            @cars_watches_and_3d
117    Toegun (UK)                @toegun
118    Slowdownarthur (UK)        @dimjerky
119    Furnituremaker (USA)        @mleggettfurniture
120    Farood (France)            @Farood
121    Boras (France)            @boarasification
122    H...crimper (UK)            n.a.
123    Mustacchio (Italy)            @moostang83
124    Tiro (Belgium)            @timmybeylemans
125    JohnnyD (UK)            n.a.
126    7890 (Hong Kong)            @Kin 112 2
127    shotime59 (Japan)            shotime59
128    juzuya_ihei (Japan)            juzuya_ihei
129    Anonymous 1    (Japan)    
130    Stylefactory.sugawara (Japan)    @stylefactory.s
131    Stylefactory.matsuno    (Japan)        @stylefactory.matsuno
132    Anonymous 2    (Japan)
133    Kiriyamaworks (Japan)        @kiriyamaworks
134    tmht_sg (Japan)            @tmht_sg
135    Yagi Komatsu    (Japan)
136    tt76_insta (Japan)            @tt76_insta
137    beck-J    (Japan)
138    hirossy    (Japan)
139    kazzkitattoo (Japan)
140    okihika (Japan)
141    yass1973 (Japan)
142    Ooangoudama     (Japan)
143    Pink Black White (Japan)
144    diez-katsumi1989 (Japan)
145    tetsu_OT (Japan)
146    SEISAN (Japan)
147    Shiitake (Japan)
148    ginrei2020 (Japan)
149    Miyabuhin (Japan)
150    kabuyyy (Japan)
151    50star    (Japan)
152    sasakic     (Japan)
153    883masa go go (Japan)
154    flstsc.07 fuji (Japan)
155    Ulala (Japan)
156    kazuki    (Japan)
157    Momochi Sandayu (Japan)
158    Jaguar    (Japan)
159    310_h    (Japan) 310_h
160    eddie ramone    (Japan)
161    Charinko Samurai (Japan)
162    TAKA11 (Japan)
163    108 (Japan)
164    nachi_s143 (Japan) nachi_s143
165    aloha.palaka_official    (Japan) aloha.palaka_official
166    tetsu    (Japan)
167    TETSUJI (Japan)
168    Chara shima Japan    
169    suzuki    (Japan)
170    tamayu     (Japan)
171    Anonymous 3    (Japan)
172    Kiwi    (Japan)
173    SG-93 (Japan)
174    Anonymous 4    (Japan)
175    stove-nakameguro (Japan)
176    tangoblack (Japan)
177    beck19771977     (Japan)    beck19771977
178    h_monkey_82    (Japan) h_monkey_82
179    MIKE    (Japan)
180    blue marble (Japan)
181    Blue Beans (Japan)    
182    Aliens exist (Japan) – that’s Ryo
183    Yumo (Japan)    
184    koyaji07 (Japan)
185    yota (Japan)    
186    Momosu (Japan)
187    Tochi (Japan)
188    Michi (Japan)
189    Dunga Lee Hooker (Japan)
190    GG (Japan)
191    Iaigiri bomber    (Japan)
192    Underdog (Japan)
193    344 (Japan)
194    ka_pa_pa (Japan)
195    hohokekyo (Japan)
196    tsumiremaru (Japan)
197    Haru (Japan)
198    Sho (Japan)
199    Kenko     (Hong Kong)    
200    Mr. TanGO (Japan) – that’s Hajime
201    DenimHound (USA)

   

 

 

I've just added to the list  @DenimHound who preordered the contest jeans back in june but just joined sufu now.
Welcome aboard Sir
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[EDIT] I've also written down in strikethrough characters the member who've already said they're out.
I'm sorry to see not everyone's happy, I hope this won't f**k up the general good mood we've been enjoying on this thread so far.

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This is what made me realise that 34 was going to be a tight fit, I am normally 33 in other makes and went for 36.

36 is loose on me but that the fit i wanted.

Getting jeans to fit how you like is like chasing the holy grail. image.thumb.png.9dd2f108cea556f7e0bc24c9c8adf34e.png

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1 hour ago, Foxy2 said:

Been watching the last few pages...

That's what I don’t like about big contests - big drama.

People that can’t accept uncertainty or can’t afford to make mistakes should refrain from participating in contests of new cuts & denims!

I understand there’s money involved, but if money’s tight don’t throw it at something that has not been done before - chances are no matter how much you try to outsmart a proposed size chart you’ll end up only fooling yourself...

Good thing is most people will take it as a “controlled” gamble and try to make it work.

Mine hasn’t arrived, yet - they made it from Paris to Cologne overnight.

Well that’s a slightly arrogant post... why did u join if u don’t like big contests then?

personally I can handle the gamble and I’m used to it after 15+ years. The most annoying part is that I might not get to wear this beautiful pair of jeans as much as I would have liked. Worst case scenario it’s another pair for the collection.  But please don’t go talk to me about variables for new denim and cuts. New denim is always a gamble but raw denim is raw denim, if u cut it to 32” it’s not gonna be 33”, variables come into play after shrinkage... and a WW2 or 1944 cut isn’t exactly new either is it  

that being said. It is important to try and stay positive in these situations and I’m pretty sure the big number of participants is a plus. Surely if we all work together a lot of people can get a better fitting pair through trades or something...

on another note, I did contact Ryo and he told me if any other customers want a size exchange or cancel their order, he would try and get me a size exchange. If possible that is since there are no left over pairs at this moment. 
 

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19 minutes ago, H...crimper said:

This is what made me realise that 34 was going to be a tight fit, I am normally 33 in other makes and went for 36.

36 is loose on me but that the fit i wanted.

Getting jeans to fit how you like is like chasing the holy grail. image.thumb.png.9dd2f108cea556f7e0bc24c9c8adf34e.png

Yeah, in effect we had a choice as to whether we went with the measurements or the completely incongruous model fits. You made the right choice!

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32 minutes ago, volvo240thebest said:

I hope this won't f**k up the general good mood we've been enjoying on this thread so far.

Yeah, let's not let it do that. Totally understand those who don't want to keep with it, that's fair enough, but we'll still end up with a good contest I reckon, after swaps and stretches. And I'm in as long as I can get them on.

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2 minutes ago, el padre said:

Yeah, let's not let it do that. Totally understand those who don't want to keep with it, that's fair enough, but we'll still end up with a good contest I reckon, after swaps and stretches. And I'm in as long as I can get them on.

Exactly! 

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(nervously) looking forward very much to them arriving - I was on edge of 33 so :unsure2:...

Though some peoples seem really oddly wrong and on whole they must run smaller but I reckon some of the differences probably due to how everyone measures - esp thigh say..

Don't the pocket bags give it something different though -  and thanks to people who posted fit pics  - they all look pretty good:biggrin:

GIF time Volvo!?

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So what's the numbers on inseam shrinkage after soaking? I'm loathe tho hot soak mine prior to having a better understanding of the shrink. I was hoping for a 4" shrink. If they're only coming up 2" I'm tempted to get them hemmed prior to soaking to get the roping I enjoy so much on my 20s.

1 hour ago, H...crimper said:

Size 36 raw after one soak

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6 minutes ago, Topgearskin said:

So what's the numbers on inseam shrinkage after soaking? I'm loathe tho hot soak mine prior to having a better understanding of the shrink. I was hoping for a 4" shrink. If they're only coming up 2" I'm tempted to get them hemmed prior to soaking to get the roping I enjoy so much on my 20s.

 

They shrunk quiet a bit in length but I never get my jeans hemmed for some reason, I really like the way the a lot of Japanese wear them.

Edited by H...crimper

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Here's a comparison between my 2019 LVC 44s (36x32) and my tcb 38

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coincidence that I got one pocket like my LVC pocket

 

Also some T back goodness on the 44 OW jacketIMG_5444.thumb.JPG.58234e89978995f6fcba40a3ad67e398.JPGIMG_5445.thumb.JPG.25428be18766e8353f4831b86b37a471.JPG

 

fit comparison 44 TCB OW vs LVC Valencia st 44 type 2. (From 96 iirc)

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old ipad, hence the exceptional photo quality....

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This is the same thing that happened with my Iron Hearts (888-NT). They arrived smaller than the charts and I couldn't wear them. I put them in the back of my closet as a goal, and FWIW, I'm wearing them as I type this. The TCBs waist size, which is what I worry about most, appears to be very similar to the IHs, and I ordered the same size (the IH were not OW but I followed that IH guide to "set the stitching" that included a hot wash}. So I'm not too worried yet. It is, however, going to be 94F/34C here today so these IH won't be on for long.

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3 hours ago, volvo240thebest said:

I've just added to the list  @DenimHound who preordered the contest jeans back in june but just joined sufu now.
Welcome aboard Sir
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[EDIT] I've also written down in strikethrough characters the member who've already said they're out.
I'm sorry to see not everyone's happy, I hope this won't f**k up the general good mood we've been enjoying on this thread so far.

Well, looks like I have a bunch more people to follow on Instagram at least.

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1 hour ago, H...crimper said:

They shrunk quiet a bit in length but I never get my jeans hemmed for some reason, I really like the way the a lot of Japanese wear them.

Quite a lot like four inches? Or quite a lot like two inches? I'm hoping the former, with associated leg twist.

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So Ryo's reply to lefty said a OW size 33 measures 32.28in. I can work with that. 

My memorable sizing screw-up for comps was the Warehouse x BiG 660. Purchased a size way too big based on the thigh measurement (BiG 'style' measuring isn't the common way). Couldn't make the waist work, even with a belt. Tried to have the waistband shortened by this 'denim guru' in Manly (big mistake) and ended up selling that Frankenstein pair for $50. I'm usually gunshy about sizing up because of that, and I usually size down. 

That being said, I actually sized up on this pair and the jacket. If it's a little smaller than the measurements, it might work out, but we'll see.

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my raw pair feels smaller than expected.  I originally ordered a 36 and emailed Ryo and changed to 34 based on the chart (on P1 of the thread) and because I thought the 1946 cut would be full and did not want an oversized pair -- if I were to order again I would order the 36.  

 

These fit just about perfectly now in the raw condition but they will be way too small if they go through the washer and dryer, esp if there is a 2" shrinkage in the waist.  

 

Going to wear them like this initially then only soak from then on -- hope they loosen up a bit with wear then stretch back to here after any contact with water.

 

 

 

 

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This thread has me sweating. Hopefully I'll sweat enough so that I will fit my jeans haha

I messaged Ryo in regards to my OW measurements, but he said that he'll get back to me on Monday. We'll see how things pan out!

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Posted (edited)

Back in the day,  I used to size down a lot,  so  I’m used to making lemonade out of ... :blush2:

If you’re willing to see your “waist situation” through, my advice is:
1) Rigid: find a hanger or stick that measures the waist of your rigid pair & jack it up against the waistband before soaking. 

2) O/W:  wet the top block;  unbutton;  slowly stretch the waistband by hand.  Do it by section, so u don’t accidentally rip anything. Button up & repeat 1)

Keep the routine on the first few soaks until denim softens up & become more pliant from wear.
 
Edit:  I know this is common knowledge for a lot of you ... just thought I’d share:biggrin:

 

Edited by BrownMetallic

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For any other Husky folks out there.

 38's Raw

waist 48cm measured across the top, seam to seam

rise from top of waistband to crotch seam 37cm

outseam 132cm

inseam 96cm ((diagonally)

 leg opening 23cm

thigh 34cm at crotch seam

knee at 50cm from hem is 26cm

pocket bag from lower seam to bottom is 27cm

 

just put mine in a 60 degree machine wash to shrink. Probably won't see any detail of the patch again...

 

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Smaller waist might be a blessing for us 35" people. :ph34r2:

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@CSL that’s the best fit shot yet. 
I was hoping that is how the cut would be on us all but they look quite trim in some other shots. 
we will see. Like @Duke Mantee I don’t want to jump to the group mentality. I will decide on my own once they arrive. 

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My pair left enough indigo in the dryer to stain the bedsheets. First time that has happened to me. GF is a little annoyed at me now. 

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If anyone has a pair of raw that measure 35-35.5" waist, I would be up for trading a pair of Mister Freedom Lot 54 buckleback that are 35" after 2 hot soaks. Then I have a "spare" for fat days.

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finding the fit very similar to Roy R01

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1 hour ago, wmb said:

finding the fit very similar to Roy R01

agree!

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Im not fully committed to giving up quite yet. Not sure if I’ll be as active in the beginning but these are too unique to just get rid of. My position still stands though, it’s a bit absurd the size discrepancy. Carry on y’all!!

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checking in

quite the news of receipts...

still waitin' here

[mine ow hemmed]

thanks @Topgearskin for the lvc comparison: I def. tend to size up one in tcb from recent lvc... the fit pic on the tcb site of the 34 did look pretty trim for me...

looking forward to receipt of the jeans...

great fit @chicote and hoping others can find their path too...

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