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@501XX4EVER Oh sorry, I never answered your question. Yes of course they have a double-chainstitched outseam ;)

 

And while we are at it, here is the fit pic of these jeans after they have been hememd to 34" (to allow for some future shrinkage and cuffing).

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Speaking of Leepros…

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(No time to post much of a writeup right now, but will plan to do so some time this weekend along with detail shots)

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^ so much for "this weekend"

Anyway, here are some phone-quality detail shots. Cane's Riders, circa early '90s. Picked these up on Yahoo a month or two ago, still rigid. They've now been washed to shrink and worn for maybe four days. Sorry for the glare.

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The fabric's started off really blue—the color is closest to true in the front and rear photos of the top block, and in the close-up of the hip pocket. Some areas are already starting to fade to an electric blue, and some stray threads in the pocket confirm that the dye doesn't go all that deep.

 

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Took some detail shots of the hardware, too, but none are great photos.

All of the fly buttons are donuts with (very cleanly-hammered) double shanks, and the top one reads "Union Made" on top and "Cane's" on bottom. They look anodized to a blackish color, but I'm not sure what they're made of.

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The backs are stamped "S".

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The fronts of the rivets read "S-C" in Lee-style lettering, and the backs are blank.

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The hip pockets are half-lined with a mid-weight twill, with the Lazy S stitching holding the lining in place.

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There's no product code to be found, just the size tag.

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Posted some fit pics over in WAYWT. The rise on these is high, the hips are snug, and the legs are straight.

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it looks like Lee Archives (Japan) are re-releasing the 1944 101B model on 21 June. I don’t think they ship internationally though so you’ll need to buy via a proxy, a friend in Japan or in person. Great price too!

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I think I am going to pick up a pair. I can't find any details on the length of the rise, or other size dimensions though.

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If you click on the blue rectangle at the top, it will display the measurements. I’ve shown them in Japanese but Chrome may auto-translate if you use that. 

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Looks like "Front Bowl" translates to Front Rise and "Watari" is the thigh measurement.

Awesome, thanks man.

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