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5 hours ago, Foxy2 said:

...GX-T was part of the Elements-Series.

probably the same denim and dying technique.

That seems likely, thanks. Do you remember what weight were the Element-denims? My Google-fu comes up short trying to dig up related facts.

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7 hours ago, Critical Observer said:

That seems likely, thanks. Do you remember what weight were the Element-denims? My Google-fu comes up short trying to dig up related facts.

My s5000gx-s wind were 17oz. Here are few picks from last year.

 

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Awesome denim evo Tamgen2

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Hey what’s been going on guys. It’s been a while. Hope everyone has been well. It’s about time to retire my S710XX24OZ , So I picked up a pair of S710XX19OZ from denimio. Will post presoak and post soak pics in a bit. 

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Samurai 710xx, 4 yrs old, ~7 washes. This guy has been with me for many memorable days and might be my favorite pair I've had. no plans to retire anytime soonCSKXy.thumb.jpeg.8b6733a2483e83f3991b34b6d433be38.jpegIMG_4552.thumb.JPG.04ff7734280a8c3ada1dcffe1528f4b9.JPGIMG_0594.thumb.JPG.1171e6b01654e14dd4dae16a88293e2e.JPGIMG_8946.thumb.JPG.fdcbda0a6aebfbf61df468ae8b8e014d.JPGIMG_7906.thumb.jpg.e408d97747f5888fac9d130cf60596c8.jpg

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 Damn, that's an ugly pocket flasher.

Dunno what they thought when they used that 80s Atari graphics castle :D

 

 

 

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Game of Thrones edition!

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Hello and thanks to y'all. I used the info in this topic to score some S710mog18oz Samurai Jeans from 2nd and the experience has been great. I did a 2hr warm water soak and they were almost ideal waist-wise and then they stretched out to a comfy size with a day's wear. Now I want to do another soak to try and shrink them down closer to Samurai Jean's hypothetical maximum shrinkage. Is that strategy overkill/ocd since I've already gone 2 hr? Also, I've seen some people not really recommending wearing your jeans while you soak. I can think of some reasons why, but, would that be a good option if you were trying to limit shrinkage on a model that could potentially shrink a bit beyond ideal not-broken-in size? Thanks if you have any insight but I'll get some pics up next time i'm with a decent camera. Thanks Samurai bros/sisters. 

 

    

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Throw the jeans in a dryer if you want more shrinkage 

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S510XX 19oz post soak fit. Threw them in the washer and dryer to shrink them up and they fit really well, just a little wrinkly from the dryer. Love this denim

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@scooby great to see some S510's! It's a great cut that deserves more attention. 

They look great, but I have to say this: they either need a little more shrink, or maybe are a  size too big. Once you wear them for a while the denim will soften and drape more loosely. I like to iron my jeans when new after the first couple of washes - not so much as to get the wrinkles out but to get the fabric to relax a little and drape better. Regardless, after a couple weeks they'll soften. 

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@LuckiestRacoon welcome and congrats on your new Samurai jeans! Their denim will shrink a bit more with subsequent washings. I recommend a machine wash with hot water - inside out. Also, as mentioned, put them in the dryer on high heat - inside out. Hot water and heat will shrink denim more than cold water, regardless of time. Inside out is key to avoid fading at the creases. It also minimizes indigo loss on the face of the fabric, but does not prevent it. Don't wear jeans wet - they'll stretch out the wrong way, in all the wrong places. You'll end up with diaper butt and knee bagging. If they're snug, just wear them and they'll stretch as needed. If they're too tight, then they're too small. 

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4 hours ago, mpukas said:

@scooby great to see some S510's! It's a great cut that deserves more attention. 

They look great, but I have to say this: they either need a little more shrink, or maybe are a  size too big. Once you wear them for a while the denim will soften and drape more loosely. I like to iron my jeans when new after the first couple of washes - not so much as to get the wrinkles out but to get the fabric to relax a little and drape better. Regardless, after a couple weeks they'll soften. 

Thanks! I love the cut. They definitely have more shrink in them but I also could’ve taken the size down. For jeans I plan on working in I prefer a little wiggle room.

 

I’ll try to post updates with each wash here every couple weeks or so.

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8 hours ago, scooby said:

 For jeans I plan on working in I prefer a little wiggle room.

 

Same here.

34W fit best but 36W for work.

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Thanks for the response and warmth. I think I get it except maybe a minor point. Are your recommendations aimed at "eliminating all the stretch" or a similar logic? I thought I would be letting go of all control as to whether my jeans would shrink past a wearable size if I used machine heat/agitation. I suppose the idea is to pull the jeans out of the dryer and measure them every few minutes to make sure you don't go too far? Or are you saying there is a rock bottom shrinkage state you recommend trying to get to?

I look forward to seeing how those roomier s510's develop! 

Edit - scratch all that I re-read B_f's fit guide and I get it now!

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Got my 510XXs hemmed, gave them another hot wash, wore them for a week. They fit 1,000,000 times better after that additional hot wash, especially in the top block :D 

Definitely longer inseam than I typically wear but I’m pleased with the fit nonetheless

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On 4/30/2019 at 7:38 AM, Critical Observer said:

This piques my interest... while wondering about the relevance of having ”regular indigo warp with natural indigo dyed weft”.

 

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Hmm... did the the details change. When looking at these today on OD and 2nd, I only see kakishibu weft.

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1 hour ago, ShootThePier said:

Hmm... did the the details change. When looking at these today on OD and 2nd, I only see kakishibu weft.

I gotchu fam

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3 hours ago, ShootThePier said:

Hmm... did the the details change. When looking at these today on OD and 2nd, I only see kakishibu weft.

It seems the original report on the release was worded wrong and the gx-t was always going to be kakishibu. Unfortunate, as I for one would have liked 710 cut in indigo-indigo. :/

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Since they seem to be doing the Elements in different cuts is there any info on or ideas about what cuts the other elements might come in? I wouldn't mind the Wind being a s711 or so...

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