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about a week into the busters... they're loosening up nicely (finally). the waist is the most stubborn part. now i need to just decide

to cuff

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or not to cuff

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the dilemma is that when the effort is put in, the stacks look good but after a while of walking around, etc. the broken ankle look kicks in and makes it look weird. i'm not sure if i should just stack them and wait for them to soften up enough to fall right or just roll with a cuff.

out of the box fit pic here: http://www.superfuture.com/supertalk/showpost.php?p=2556443&postcount=4852

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^ cuff definitely

i agree. cuff those.

it's just my opinion, but i think too much "stacking" just looks sloppy.

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I really love going overboard on stacking - fuck a classical fit, we're not wearing your average jeans anywhow...

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about a week into the busters...

to cuff

or not to cuff

Why not hem? Better than either of the above options, imho.

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Just cuff em and call it a day. I have a similar fit and I double cuff..It looks good imo

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finally the devil took control of me... ;)

Devil:

please allow me to introduce myself, i'm a man of wealth and taste...

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Giles is THE MAN - UK -> Germany in 2 days! Much kudos mate and thanks again for everything...

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sry for a shitloads of pics in advance, but this pair has just way too much to show...loce it!

IH666Sod tagged 38/36

measurements (unworn!):

waist: 35.00

fr/rise: 10.90

b/rise: 14.50

thigh: 12.50

knee: 9.00

hem: 8.30

inseam: 36.00

pics: (full front-/backshots)

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detail: (leather patch, w, inner tag)

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hardware: (buttons, coinpocket rivet)

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to cont. ...

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cont. ...

selvage: (coinpocket, button fly,hem)

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gimmicks: (lined rearpockets, beltloops sewn into waistband

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thx for watching!...

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^in the making mate!... ;)

edit:

imo those feel really comfy and i love how they fit...they do need to stretch out a bit for a nice overall look, but i'm really happy that i've chosen IH as my new pair of denim!

can't wait to see first signs of evo happening :P...

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How did you size in relation to your actual waist?

W38 is deceiving since it actually measures 35"

My actual waist is 33.5" and I picked up a size 34 which is supposed to measure 32.8" initially. We'll see once they come in...

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^well i had to look out more for fitting thigh-measurements then for the waist ones!

i've first purchased the BeatleBusters in a tagged 34 but they was way too small (just could do the first button!) and so i've figured that my perfect BB size would be a 36.

So i've talked to beatle and Giles and according to beatle you have to size up one compared to your tagged buster size, so i went with the 38/36 and they fit just as any of all of my tagged 34 pairs (samurai,warehouse,lvc,nudie)...

fitpic :)

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Some additional measurements.

Size 36 - 7301's worn about twenty times (no washes). Original waist measurement was 36.5 now measures 38.2

Size 36 - SEXIH07BK - worn a few days a week for a few months (no washes yet). Original waist measurement was 36 now measures 37.2.

Size 36 - 301's - worn 3 to 4 days a week for over a year (one wash). Original waist measurement was 36.5 now measures 38.0.

Size 36 - 9301's - worn about two days a week for a year (one wash). Original waist measurement was 36.5 now measures 38.0

I love all these jeans.

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^^ nice fit there eggplant...just give the denim time to stretch...after some time the wrap and weft will give in a little and loosen up nicely..forcefully stretching them will weaken and put alot of stress to the stitching.. just saying ya know...

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^^thanks, at first the thighs were real tight on me, slept in them for a couple nights and now the thighs are alright. glad i didn't sell them..lol...now thinking if i should go into the contest with these...

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Some additional measurements.

Size 36 - 7301's worn about twenty times (no washes). Original waist measurement was 36.5 now measures 38.2

Size 36 - SEXIH07BK - worn a few days a week for a few months (no washes yet). Original waist measurement was 36 now measures 37.2.

Size 36 - 301's - worn 3 to 4 days a week for over a year (one wash). Original waist measurement was 36.5 now measures 38.0.

Size 36 - 9301's - worn about two days a week for a year (one wash). Original waist measurement was 36.5 now measures 38.0

I love all these jeans.

wow thas a lot of stretching. I just got a pair of slightly worn size 36 301s and they fit fine after a wash...but ur measurements make me wonder whether I should have gone for a size 34 (and let it stretch) since my true waist is slightly over 36". Did u wear a belt with any of these?

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can anyone post a link to Haraki's BossTalk post that explains the procedure for soaking the 634SR or just remind me what he said to do?

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stretching them...

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after stretching...

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Nice fit on those! How do you like the 1000 milers? I got the Addisons and I love them!

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This was posted by Giles over at the IH Forum and was printed on a card I received with my annies...

The following is Haraki’s advice on how to treat your Ih-634SR before you wear them:

"This denim is not processed. It will shrink and skew. I have made this pattern "shrink to fit", after washing or soaking a couple of times it will shrink to tag-size

When you get your jeans, soak them in a bath tub of cold water overnight. Turn them inside out and then wash them in a washing machine at no hotter than 30 degrees C, you do not need washing powder or detergent

Don't spin too fast and don't put them in a tumble dryer, it is far better to allow them to air dry (still inside-out) in the sun, try to smooth all wrinkles in the fabric before the jeans get too dry

After the initial soak, the leg will shrink about 2", after the wash, there will be further shrinkage of about 1". So in total you will get about 3" shrinkage. Please bear this in mind if you are hemming before washing”

On subsequent washes, always wash inside out and do not spin too fast or tumble dry.

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Just received my IHSH-17 - thinking i should give it a good warm soak to soften it up.... any reason i shouldnt?

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Just received my IHSH-17 - thinking i should give it a good warm soak to soften it up.... any reason i shouldnt?

it wont really soften up with a soak alone, it would probably be best to do the soak and very low tumble dry. i wore my 17 for about 7 months before washing it and hang drying and the shrinkage was pretty small. it wasnt really any softer than when i first received it but then again i did not dry in a dryer.

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