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@indigo_junkie's report of the 33 OW waist has me wondering whether sizing up 1" isn't going to be enough. Any reports of waist measurements on 34 and 36 OW gratefully received...

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@Toegun ah the phone camera flipping issue...

In future for your photos, you're going to have to lie down with your head facing 3 o'clock, the phone will rotate you 90 degrees anti-clockwise and you'll be golden pal!

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2 hours ago, Tiro said:

Sooo it seems trading up for a 34 isn’t happening, guess I’ll cold soak over the weekend and wear till dry...

maybe also go for a while without buttoning the top button... :-)

Did u check w/ Ryo if they have some viable returns to exchange with ...

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1 hour ago, YossarianRaw said:

#55 have arrived in Aarhus, Denmark. The city of Smiles as it is known here.

And for good reason on my part right now. Very happy with the fit:

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The denim itself feels really good, you can just tell they will fade nicely:

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Triumph

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10 hours ago, Uncle Karl said:

Hi everyone!  Contest jeans are steadily reaching you!  I'm glad to see everyone posting happily.

Today's lunch was somen noodles

But I realized that I don't have chopsticks, so I made it in a hurry.

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#33 Uncle Carl 34 inches

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When I went to the tcb factory on June 22nd, I weighed 78 kilos, but since then I have exercised and weighed down to 69.9 kilos.  34 inches is loose...

I hope everyone participating is happy and successful.

Killer with the engineers ! 

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34 minutes ago, volvo240thebest said:

Triumph

Thanks Volvo!

And here's a GIF you could have used:

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1 hour ago, justintk said:

This is an anecdotal experience, but in college I had a pair that were baggy except super tight waist for some reason. I wore them with the top button unbuttoned on a trip down to Rocky Point, Mexico (which is now like a resort area, but at the time you could drive your car right onto the beach and sleep in it) where I drank Coronas and vodka with fresh picked limes from my friends house in Arizona for a week. We realized after that we didn't really have any food. By the end of that I could easily button the waist.

PLAN

(Maybe except the coronas)

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1 hour ago, Topnotcher said:

Killer with the engineers ! 

This has to be the classic fit.

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#19 checking in! I like my pockets but have the same issue as everyone else with the waist coming in at 75 cm (37,5 x2) instead of 83,5 is giving me some trouble.. and I already sized up! The fit actually work really well though, exept for the top button. So I might just skip that one until I adjust my waist measurement accordingly (much needed:)) 

 

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Posted (edited)

I soak the jeans one more time (OW version) and I realize there is (much) more shrinkage based on the visible 'bubble-air-trapped' between the leather patch and the denim.

I think this can explain the deviation between OW version vs Raw+self soak version

 

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Edited by tongtommy

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Oh, and to everyone I hammered with the "trust the chart, trust the chart, trust the chart." You have my sincere apology as I misled you.

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Posted (edited)
2 hours ago, heyson said:

Thank you @Duke Mantee here they are before a wash.

bittersweet that I'm wearing them, but you aren't. I'm about to throw them in a hot wash, and possibly tumble dry, not sure yet.

No thanks to me buddy - the fit is all yours, and you’ve nailed it. I’m delighted for you 

Edited by Duke Mantee

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4 hours ago, Mtvare said:

@indigo_junkie's report of the 33 OW waist has me wondering whether sizing up 1" isn't going to be enough. Any reports of waist measurements on 34 and 36 OW gratefully received...

Here you go, just measured after wash

Size 34

Raw
Waist: 34.5"
Front rise: 14.25"
Back rise: 18.25"
Thigh: 13"
Knee: 9.875"
Leg opening: 9"
Inseam: 33.75"

One-wash
Waist: 33"
Front rise: 13.9"
Back rise: 17"
Thigh: 12.5"
Knee: 9.5"
Leg opening: 8.75"
Inseam: 31.75"

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Agree strongly with @Jared_Lee—very happy that so many have lucked out with excellent fits, but the sentiment floating around of “shoot, I guess I should have sized up” really misses the point: no, we shouldn’t’ve sized up; given the posted size charts, we ordered the correct sizes, and claiming in retrospect that we should have acted differently unfairly and unreasonably shifts the blame
 

Anyway, just got the notification that my jeans and tee have made it—looking forward with thorough excitement and mild trepidation to finally trying them on this evening—fingers crossed!

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On 6/27/2020 at 9:37 AM, bartlebyyphonics said:

nice swift and definitive action @volvo240thebest and @Broark

... unacceptable behaviour is unacceptable... this is enough of a sausage factory, we don't need it to be a toxic one too!

@Darren Barbera nice fit on the shirt; how do you find the relative tightness / looseness of the collar?

@Collin - you are the ultimate recruiter; good work!

 

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Arrived today just showing the jacket I think I got the size right a little snug but I didn’t want the jacket to baggy 

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Mine arrived a little bit ago. Size looks like pretty much what I was expecting. They're cold soaking now, will probably put up some pics later.

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This is super entertaining as a bystander. 

 

(If someone has a size that they didn't expect would fit like a size 32.5 inch waist/31,32 inseam lmk)

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3 minutes ago, thedapperdane said:

 

This is super entertaining as a bystander. 

 

(If someone has a size that they didn't expect would fit like a size 32.5 inch waist/31,32 inseam lmk)

I may have my 33s if you want. I’ll probably send back and get a 34. But if want message me. The 33 ow measure about what you are looking for. Maby even smaller. 

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15 minutes ago, thedapperdane said:

 

This is super entertaining as a bystander. 

 

Haha. Yes, the whole clusterfuck is pretty amusing.

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If I remove a hip bone and sew a large elasticated triangular gusset into the fly, I may just be OK...

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22 minutes ago, Maynard Friedman said:

If I remove a hip bone and sew a large elasticated triangular gusset into the fly, I may just be OK...

That's about the color of it.

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1 hour ago, beautiful_FrEaK said:

Here you go, just measured after wash

Size 34

One-wash
Waist: 33"
Thigh: 12.5"
Knee: 9.5"

Ugh...  This is just not going to be comfortable. I will give them a shot but I don't think the thigh / knee measurements are going to work...  Sigh...

I also agree with @Jared_Lee, moreover I think TCB should pay for shipping for returns. 

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