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SUPERDENIM SMALL QUESTIONS THREAD (Use instead of making new threads)

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I was interested in Evisu for a brief minute after I saw bod's pair, and I forget where I read this, but I read that Evisu purposefully makes the waists big on their pairs so that you can cinch it with a belt, like in the "good old days." I then realized it wasn't worth trying to make a fit work (that probably wouldn't anyway), especially if it's directly going against the spirit of the jeans.

 

This reasoning makes less sense to me though with strike gold, who is already offering non-historical fits...

 

 

 

 

Dunno where you read this but IMO this is not true at all. A pair of Evisu 2000 or 2001 in the No.1 denim has a waist at tagged size and shrinks 2 - 2.5 " with relative big legs. So the 2001 would definitely be a pair that could be of interest for you.

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if anything id say that evisu has a small waist relative to the hips  

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Has anybody successfully altered a leather patch that is stitched all the way round so that a belt will slip under it a la Iron Heart/Ande Whall patches? 

 

Too many patches are too nice not to display.

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Obviously it needs to be a sturdy, thick patch to be able to do that. I love the extra support/hold that my Ande patch provides for my belt but if I tried to use my SDA patch (that I'm wearing today) in a similar manner, it's way too thin and would just rip.

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That worries me! Guess some patches are for our eyes only.

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Quick sizing question regarding Converse Chuck Taylor '70s.

I think I remember seeing the advice to take half a size smaller on the '70 compared to your regular Converse size. Is that true? Or just size as regular Chucks?

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ive just got my regular size and they fit ok 

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Same size or half size up, I find the toe box narrower than normal chucks. Great sneakers though.

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Half size up for me but I must say I find them really uncomfortable. Have put them aside in favour of vans this year.

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Any derby shoes that can take a beating? Latigo or oil tanned leather perhaps?

 

Already looking at the northampton companies and viberg but either not my style or I'm not sure if the leather is what I'm looking for.

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if you like the shape (they're very special, and kind of love/hate) you can have a look at William Lennon shoes.

the make two derby style work shoes

the "slim" shoe (which in fact it's not slim at all!)

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and the hill shoe, which I own

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they sure can take a beating or three.

their range of waxy leathers are all by Horween.

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Are there any fits from JBOs or Momos similar to pbjs but with a tad bit more room overall? I have 007s, 011s, and 012 contest pair.

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What's up guys,

 

I've been into denim for about three years now, and I own 3 pairs of Iron Heart's since. I love iron heart and their products but after my third pair I'm finding my self kind of bored and I think it's time for me to see whats out there and try something new.

 

I wanted to go in more of a slubby direction as that's where my curiosity and interest has been taking me.

The thing is, is I still yearn for heavy weight denim as I really love the way it feels but I am open minded. Also construction is a huge aspect for me as I'm super active in my jeans, as they get tons of mileage when I'm out skating or biking. 

 

I just wanted to know what your guys' thoughts are in terms of brands and maybe your experiences, as some of you may be able to relate.

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Immediately I'd think maybe you could try the new 18oz PBJs? Or if you could track them down, a pair of Samurai s5000s or 0500s from one of the older lots (17oz zero, 21 or 24oz) seems to fit exactly what you're looking for.

 

I also really liked my Tenders, which aren't necessarily slubby but marble really well—they're sewn with all cotton threads, however, so you'd probably need to make a lot of repairs.

 

Non-Japanese brands that come to mind immediately are Red Cloud and Oldblue... in my experience the Red Clouds are pretty durable; I've climbed, biked and, ah, studied in them for around 14 months and they're still holding up for the most part.

 

I think my primary recommendation would be to look for an old pair of Samurais if you can!

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yes that's pretty much what I've been looking into, aside from the older sammy models.

From what i've seen samurai wear down pretty fast, maybe not construction wise but the way they weave their denim, I may be wrong but I'd like to know how long they really can last.

 

The new pbjs look crazy but their cuts aren't very catering with my body type, as I am a bit more stocky.

 

I've been really eyeing what's going down in the east Asian denim community, particularly the Malaysian scene.

 

Oldblueco, sage, hanzo, and worker shield all look really badass.

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I think UES would look great on you. They're midweight, fade awesome and the construstion is really good.

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Thanks for the suggestions guys, both of these brands are awesome as I've only heard of them but haven't really done any in depth digging

 

@maxpower - I really dig UES's 400T and 400s so far, the red and white tabs are killer, and the fit is spot on

 

@Ironhorse - Damn...... that fabric is awesome, i think these may be a serious consideration for my next pair. Is there any other cuts in the Okinawa fabric?

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Well, the fabric is Sugarcane's, so there's the SC Okinawas (similar cut to SC1947).

MF also used the fabric for their Okinawa Topsiders.

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the sc okinawas and hawaiis are indestructible. at least out of all my jeans they look like they can withstand anything even being pulled by two horses. 🙃

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How could I forget that; I posted it here first!

 

Alzheimer's...

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I checked out the sc Okinawa and Hawaii's and their both really awesome. The Hawaii fabric seems like my cup of tea.

Haha I thought asking would make things a bit easier but actually I just have even more options than I did initially haha.

Anyways thanks for all the input guys I really appreciate it

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The SC fabric looks really nice, but if you're still not sure about the decision I can recommend oldblue as well

The 21/23 oz held out the 2 years pretty well while hwdc2 and the 25oz I'm wearing right now are still going strong with no repairs after 7 months of wear and are starting to develop a lot of character.

They also teamed up with Indonesian leather making brand voyej to start a brand together called Blue Muscle Union, they use pretty heavy denim with slub and your type of fits as well.

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@greathoudini

Thanks man that's actually quite

reassuring. Oldblueco's stuff looks amazing and I've been courious about them for awhile now; knowing their construction is good is definitely brownie points haha

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Looking for a regular tapered cut. Recommendations please.

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