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How did I never see this thread before…
How, Slainte!



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Good to see a quality Scotch Malt whisky drinker here. Enjoying a dram of Glen Scotia Victoriana right now, myself.

Slainte Mhath

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Future and Planned Products / Re: Ultra Heavy Raw (UHR), AKA 21/23oz Denim
« on: November 25, 2021, 06:29:03 pm »
Bonus photo with 63SR on top of post soak - new 888 UHR.

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Future and Planned Products / Re: Ultra Heavy Raw (UHR), AKA 21/23oz Denim
« on: November 25, 2021, 06:20:51 pm »
Soaked for two hours in super hot water straight from the hot tap at around 70 degrees. Then drip dried for two days.
Post-soak measurements are:
Waist: 34.5
Leg: 30.25
FR: 12.25
RR: 16.75
Thigh: 13.7
Knee: 9.5
Hem: 9
Weight 1.25kg
This new version of the UHR doesn’t appear to shrink anywhere near as much as the original, which is probably a good thing all in all, I remember getting nearly 2” of leg shrinkage and nearly an inch in the waist, on the old stuff which made guessing post soak sizing real hard. I also note that there is no noticeable leg skew, where as the old stuff twisted like a crazy, as you can see in the photos. I guess this is a preference thing, personally I like the raw nature of leg skew. I’m geeky enough to have weighed the old 634SR in 34 waist 30” leg at 1.25kg, I’m delighted to see the denim weight is the same between both generations.
If these fade like the original UHR denim the evo on these things is going to be something else as you can see from the two old pairs of mine here. I’ll post some updates on these as the evolve, this denim is the absolute muts nutz, epic to see it coming back in to production.

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Future and Planned Products / Re: Ultra Heavy Raw (UHR), AKA 21/23oz Denim
« on: November 25, 2021, 06:18:09 pm »
Giles & Alex have very kindly found me a sample pair of 888 in the re-launched UHR denim Here are my initial thoughts on these before I put some wear into them:
These are tagged 35 waist and have been expertly hemmed to 31 inches in length.
My pre-soak raw measurements are:
Waist: 34.75
Leg: 31
FR: 12.5
RR: 17
Thigh: 13.75
Knee: 9.5
Hem 9
Weight: 1.25Kg
Denim is slightly lighter in shade than the XHS in the pics (also raw unworn)
Out if interest the XHS 888 in the pictures are 40” waist 31 leg and also weigh 1.25kg.
The detailing on these sample jeans is amazing! I’m loving the bronze buttons as seen on the original 2010 21/23 oz 634SR jeans. Selvedge fly details -check, fully lined rear pockets – check, hidden selvedge on coin pocket – check, perfect stitching - check.
I’d like to put a request in here for 100% cotton stitching on the back pocket arcs, as per the original 634SR’s?

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Shirting / Re: IHSH-75 - 12oz Indigo Selvedge Denim Work Shirt
« on: December 23, 2020, 11:12:16 am »
A few evo shots of my original version. Great shirt, love it.

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Other Brands and Shops / Re: OOE YOFUKUTEN & CO.
« on: August 21, 2020, 09:36:02 am »
By the way, I’m just gonna take over this thread as I’m the only one posting here.  :D
Still lots of love for Ooe here. In the UK at least its almost impossible to get hold of now, when a new run pops, it sells out almost immediately.

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Nice buy Seul, Mortlach is absolutely one of my favourite malts. Signatory are one of the better independent bottlers as well, your in for a treat.

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General Chat / Re: IHUK - A day in the life of....
« on: May 24, 2020, 09:38:46 am »
@giles can’t beat the old singer machines. My grandmother bought this new, my mom had the motor changed in the eighties sometime, and I’m still using it today

Nice machine @el camino. What you have there is a Singer 201, the undisputed pinnacle of domestic Singer production. Unfortunately, with few exceptions, it was all downhill for Singer after this model.

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General Chat / Re: IHUK - A day in the life of....
« on: May 17, 2020, 10:35:20 am »
I think the bobbin tension is screwed.  It throws a random birds nest on the underside of the fabric every so often.

If I did not have an alternative, I'd spend more time trying to fix it, but I actually prefer the end-result on the old Singer. And, it's very Zen using it.... :)

I doubt its the bobbin tension. It will Probably be an issue with the upper tension, either its too low (I suspect not as you will have checked this first!) more likely its the little pin that releases the upper tension to allow thread to run through the tensioner on the downward stroke of the needle, when it gets jammed the take up lever pulls from the spool rather than locking the stitch, leaving a loop under the material, which then bird nests. Can’t hurt to try a few drops of oil on the tension release pin, you could also look for a tread jam in the upper tensioner?

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General Chat / Re: IHUK - A day in the life of....
« on: May 16, 2020, 07:08:28 am »
What’s wrong with the walking foot machine then Giles?

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@Simon will be there and he is a veggie too (yep, and he's still welcome)...
. I should make Saturday, probably not Friday? That weekend is the Round The Island Yacht Race, which is massive in the boating calendar, the worlds biggest yacht race in boat numbers, should be plenty to see on the water if you make your way to the beach.

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These have now sold, hopefully we will see them pop up again on this forum in the future?

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I think they have sold now, will confirm tomorrow?

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I've had a number of PM's from forum members with a "0" post count who have only just joined the forum. Great as it is to see new members here, and I'm sure they are genuine guys. I am going to heed Appfaff's waring above; these items are available to members who have contributed... something to to this forum community over a period of time. Hopefully members with kids who might pass these on again in the future. If it was about the money I would eBay them myself!

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IHSH-106 XS in classic brown with orange quilted lining - £35.
TWSH-01 S In pure white Chambray £15.

+ whatever the postage costs?

Worn by my son until he grew out of them - so light usage, now freshly laundered and ready to go.

Children grow fast, I'm sure these quality pieces will get passed on again soon at a reasonable price to another lucky child!

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TWSH-01
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