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You bet I do. Just about to add roping pics of my Eternal 888.

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^^ well, the pairs have been washed multiple times or already came one washed. I feel like an early wash makes the fabric shrink and sets the roping so it will wear off in the exponated areas.That's also why the effects are more pronounced in the inner hem, as you got more friction between the shoes and the fabric.

 

It could be less on heavier denim or denim that doesn't touch water often. The fabric is not draping in forms of roping then. But that's just my guess... Thanks for the nice comments.

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Quoted from Ringring (SuFu Encyclopedia)

hems - certain chainstitching machines, such as the old union specials, roll the hems. this is a very different process to folding the hems up twice over, pressing them, and edge stitching them. the hemming is done in one process and in a circular motion, creating a slight torque at the hem. many times the hem will be twisted, so that the side and inside leg seams don't completely match up. this, added to the rolled hem and the chainstitching v denim shrinkage, gives the roping effect that's much sought after amongst denimnerds.

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Past two pages are bananas. Nice work everyone. 

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Very nice mate , do you still wear the momotaro's ?

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Hmm. Maybe 4 times the last year when I needed a change or washed other models. So, not much.

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I took new photos of my most faded pairs.

 

Samurai 710

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19oz? Looks real sick. Current lot still using the same denim?

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It' always the same 19oz denim.

But each prodcution run of denim differs as there are many many factors that have influence on the outcome.

So, you can't predict if it will look exactly the same but always real close

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You can have a look at my 500XX in the Heavy Weight Contest. They also are made of the current 19 oz denim, that, in my opinion, has a little more slubs but fades a bit more blueish than grey. But as they are nowhere near the 710s, I can't judge yet. But the differences should be minimal, as b_F said.

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I can't figure out how you always get such crazy contrast Max, I wear my FHs almost every day and walk around a lot, up and down stairs, ride my bicycle, move boxes and heavy stuff around, squat and stand up countless times each day... and I have barely any combs to speak of. 

 

Maybe I just need to start taking my photos indoors, with camera flash. :D

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I like indoor photos better, but, at least in real life, contrast is more pronounced when you're standing outside in sunny weather. but I don't get the white balance right then and the whole jeans look too bright. Regarding the fading - it helps to concentrate on one pair and wear them for a while before the first wash. The rest seems to be personal lifestyle or habits.

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I find Indoor shots w/sufficient available light take more accurate jeans photo.  i have better control of the lighting condition__ flash flattens the image & washes out the crease details.

With re to fading/developing righteous combs, i also agree w/Max. Concentrating on breaking in a pair at a time gives best+quickest result, IMO. 'Wish I could follow that rule myself. I don't have Max's focus & will power.

besides getting tired of wearing same effing dirty/smelly  jeans for months on end, I get denim anxiety if I don't rotate.  for me, it's like I'm missing out on the other good stuff.

 

But, what I lack in focus, I make up in patience. I just keep rotating them, knowing fully well that one day it'll get "there;)

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some ropings on mine.

 

Momo 701 vs FC 1108C

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PBJ 007 vs Sam 710

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Kapital Cisco

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PRPS '55

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Denime 66

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+1 repped. I had all my denim hemmed with a union special but i cant get nearly the roping these do! the only ones are my flat heads because i dipped the hem after i had them hemmed to get them started

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roping on my contest ooe's while we're at it ;)

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Guys stahp. I'm envious

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hi, brownmetallic. the prps looks very nice. is this a purple selvedge barracuda and are there any mor pics?

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^here you go__ xposting from styleforum:

 


 

'55 cut :
 
PRPS '04 prod'n :: 14oz Zimbabwe :: su1 @34 [couldve TTS to 33]
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current measurements : w= 34, ins= 32, f/r= 12, b/r= 16, u/t= 13, kn= 10, l/o= 9.5
 
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