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Are these the Black Maria sulfur dyed ones? I think I may have found my next pair of black denim.

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Probably one of the best black denim fades I've ever seen.

 

Thank you!  But you should see Christian's pair...

 

Are these the Black Maria sulfur dyed ones? I think I may have found my next pair of black denim.

 

They are the Collect Mill Sulfur Dyed Black Greasers - the only difference between those and the Black Maria's is the BM features new pocket bags, all black hardware, and a black patch.  Both are the same denim so you can expect fades something like that.

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^ so let's see some pics of Christian's!

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Those are black? goddamn!

 

Here's to hoping a pair of Black Maria Chelseas wind up in the seconds pile...

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The top picts lighting came out looking like indigo, the bottom picts are what the blacks look like. Were going to throw up a couple more full length shots. But in person they don't look like indigo? C

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Don't normally do this, and it's been a looong time since I even posted over here, but I had to add to the chorus of praise about Left Field.  Great customer service: ordered a pair of Black Maria Greasers last Wednesday afternoon, which arrived in London this morning.  That's 2 working days; I can't get stuff within the UK that quickly most of the time.   [The jeans are great, obviously - lovely stiff black denim currently soaking in the bath (to get those travel creases out before I put them on for next six months)]. 

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Hate to do this, but i tried a couple pairs of LFs on and although they "fit", i need to concede that the cut really isnt flattering on me (i'm fat, its not LF's fault).  I got a 32 (the ones i posted before) and 33 in the supermarket, both light wear and no washes. shoot me a pm if interseted. thanks

 

http://supertalk.superfuture.com/index.php/topic/151360-left-field-greasers-32-and-33-like-new/?hl=%2Bgreasers#entry2985982

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I really love my indigo selvedge chinos.  Anyone have advice on how to help them KEEP the color?  Basically want to keep them crisp and fresh for when I class up my life and put them on.  

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^ I agree. I love mine. They fade really beautifully, but it's almost a shame because they look so nice brand new.

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Just ordered the Black Marias.  The office is business-casual monday through thursday so I'm going to try to sneak these through for as long as possible.  Ready for that sulphur stank.  Not sure my co-workers are. 

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Hey Scotto, treat them like raw denim. Wear as long as possible raw(until they start feeling damp), then rinse cold inside out in your bathroom sink. Hang dry on the corners of your shower caddy, and pull legs down and reform the legs hanging so that when they dry they are twisted or wrinkled. 

Good idea Sombrero casual friday's shouldn't be limited to Dockers and Hawaiian shirts! C

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need to get off my ass and post some pics of my greasers.

 

LOVE THEM.

perfect all around jean. great with chucks and a t, or dressed up with an oxford shirt and derbies.

 

seriously.

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Here are a couple shots of my Left Field Tweed that I've been working on for the last couple years...not exclusively, but worn a lot.  Probably 5 or 6 washes over that time...not sure why the last pic keeps turning sideways....

 

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nice JD, can you shoot a close up of the fabric. Sure wish i could get my hands on more of that fabric. Old school LF coin pocket too. 

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hi christian, do you know if there are different versions of the cone indigo duck fabric with the white and red selvedge line? if i remember correctly you said somewhere on denimbro that that fabric was going to be a limited run but then cone dumped a whole lot of them into the market, but, were they all the same or some are different to the others? the reason i asked about this is ive got a rising sun vest that uses a fabric with that selvedge line and just this afternoon i saw a stanley & sons apron in a local shop in jakarta made from also an indigo duck fabric with the same selvedge line but--though maybe im wrong--the hand-feel of the two fabrics seems to be very different. the apron's fabric seems to be thinner and more "sheet-like" (as in a bendy sheet of thin smooth metal--it was raw). the rising sun's fabric (if i remember correctly--maybe ive forgotten how it really felt when it was still raw) was thicker and less smooth (though not at all slubby) when it was raw.

 

hopefully this is not too oot for this thread. thank you in advance, christian. 

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^^ I also have a rogue territory Double indigo Workshirt in the same fabric.

I'd be interested to know if they are all the same?

Perhaps the Same production - but maybe they've varied slightly according to each run -when made and so on?

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btw, if this means anything, i bought my rs vest in early 2011. i cant remember if left field had released their indigo duck work trousers by that time, but i remember the hipster part of me being a bit miffed a few months later when it seemed like everyone was putting out something in (what looks online like) the same fabric.

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I think there was two runs of the indigo duck, but I believe all three you mentioned were from the same run, check the selvedge ID. There is 12 threads on the selvedge edge that determine the ID of the fabric. There was only four brands included in that run including Left Field but Cone dumped 1800 yards of seconds off price with a fabric Jobber so that is why so many brands ended up using the same fabric. The ones using it outside the original 4 were using seconds. I was not happy about that either. 

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The other factor may have been whether it was laundered. Cone used a lot of starch in that run so if it was raw it might seem thicker and stiffer then if it was washed. 

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thanks very much for the answer christian. what exactly is a fabric "jobber"?

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A jobber is someone that sells  left over, deadstock or irregular fabric. 

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ah cheers!

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nice JD, can you shoot a close up of the fabric. Sure wish i could get my hands on more of that fabric. Old school LF coin pocket too. 

 

Thanks Christian!  Sorry it took so long to get back to ya, in the process of moving.  Anyway, here are a few random pics I had on hand of the fabric...and, yes, I agree...it is amazing fabric.  I definitely wish I could get some other things made it in!  And...I love the old school Left Field coin pocket being up high.  Think you'll do that again anytime?

 

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they look great JD! Probably not regarding the coin pocket, it was inspiration from the belt less denim days, but too many complaints about people not being able to wear a belt and use their coin pocket. 

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That's an all around great looking pair of jeans. They came out great!

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I need some advise. Ive been looking a buying a pair of the Black Maria sulphur died Chelsea jean. The cut looks pretty good. Anyone know how they wear. Do they stay dark or fade to grey quickly. My other option is the Pure Blue NC-011 which looks to be a similar cut. These definitely stay dark for a while. Cant decide which will be a nicer jean for me. Any suggestions would be welcome.

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^ look up a couple posts to see what christian did to them with some serious wear. for the price the chelsea is quite a great deal and will wear  nicely.

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