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Looks fantastic! Very very nice indeed. Great jacket if it fits. XXL would fit my chest but the 28.9 inch sleeve measurement scares me off, sadly.

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These are sized exactly the same out of the box as the 888UHRs I own... which fit beautifully (aside from the weird extra fabric at the hip).  Do these shrink much?  Do I need more room considering the even thicker fabric?  Can I justify the best part of $500 on a pair of jeans?  ???

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Mine are coming along nicely, though I regretted the machine wash they got...

Owned them for a year, due to the hot weather in China I probably wore them for 4 full months of that.  And I wore them after only a shower and fairly brief soak!  (yes, I must be mad, these things were brutal!).  Washed them at 30 in a front loading washing machine and got some weird fade marks that I can only think were caused by being rammed into the machine, sadly.  Having taken them from stiffer than cardboard to wearable I kinda wish I dragged out the wear even longer.

Do you guys use even low spin on your jeans?  Just take them out weighing about 20lbs with all the water still soaked in?  :D  Oh, and do you fold your jeans when you wash them or just shove them in like regular clothing.  My machine didn't like the low agitation setting and couldn't so much as even flip the beasts over...   :o

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Bottoms / Re: IH-816-BLK - Black 17oz Cotton Work Pants
« on: October 18, 2018, 04:44:37 pm »
Wow, those measurements are perfect in 36.  Never have IH made anything more tailored to me  ;D

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Other Brands and Shops / Re: Levi's
« on: October 18, 2018, 04:18:52 pm »
What the heck is going on with the construction of Levis?  I've been buying 541s as a standard 'smart' looking jean for years- lightweight, tapered, relaxed thigh and ass- basically the only jeans I've ever found off the shelf that fit me perfectly.  I bought all my old pairs around the UK, but this week I picked up 3 new pairs from Texas.  The fit still works but the details REALLY changed, and they look so much cheaper now...

Hello crappy cardboard, goodbye pleather"IMG_4427.JPG"Nicely cut, square pockets are no more"IMG_4431.JPG"
They've cut back on the stitching on belt loops
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The inseam has changed. Overlock is out, and flat-felled is in.
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Bar-tack moved down so the pocket isn't held tight and can catch now
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Chain stitched hem is no more. Why?
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Saving stitches again inside the fly.
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Basically all the historic little details that separated the jeans from your run of the mill mall-jeans are gone. E.g. all the little features Iron Heart and other high end jeans manufacturers also pride themselves on observing are gone.  Way to no longer differentiate yourselves, Levis...  :-[

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Bottoms / Re: IH-634-XHS - 25oz Indigo Selvedge Straight Cut
« on: March 07, 2018, 09:35:54 am »
I’m crossing my fingers for 888-XHS one day.
Just get these and taper? There's not that much difference. These have a tad less front rise but in my size they are otherwise the same...

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Bottoms / Re: IH-634-XHS - 25oz Indigo Selvedge Straight Cut
« on: March 07, 2018, 09:23:33 am »
I always liked the measurements here, but was put off by the very large leg opening (waist 36) and need to taper. I'd rather not have to screw around with jeans straight off the bat, but that might be what I do if I buy these next. I have the 888 UHRs now, so time to eye up the next thing  :D

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Bottoms / Re: IH-888-NT - 21/23oz indigo Selvedge DWC Jeans
« on: February 12, 2018, 02:38:43 pm »
2inches seems to be standard loss, then.  So based on my existing jeans with higher rise (1955S) being 30.4 and a tad too long, and my jeans with lower rise (Levis 541) being 30.7 and perfect, I should aim for 30.5 I guess?  Which means hemming to 32.5

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The Resource Centre / Re: Repairs & Modifications
« on: February 12, 2018, 02:21:32 pm »
How big is the problem?

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The hole appeared rather suddenly.  The other faded areas around the crotch are also thinning quite considerably.

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Bottoms / Re: IH-888-NT - 21/23oz indigo Selvedge DWC Jeans
« on: February 11, 2018, 11:34:19 am »
Thanks for the reply @neph93 . Interesting that you lost the full 2 inches, from a 33.5" starting point. As I tend to wear boots predominantly now, a little extra rather than a little bit short seems to be the side to hedge my bets towards.  Nice if you can wander around the house without treading on the hem or needing to cuff, though.

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Bottoms / Re: IH-888-NT - 21/23oz indigo Selvedge DWC Jeans
« on: February 11, 2018, 02:47:48 am »
I'm giving in, and buying some 888 UHRs...  I'm 6'1 with relatively short legs, and need some help deciding what length to hem the 888s to.

1955S measure: 30.4 inseam, 42.25 total length
Levi's 541's measure: 30.7 inseam, 41.5 total length.

The Levi's length is perfect, while the 1955S could lose half an inch (despite being shorter in inseam, they make up for it with front rise).

It looks like these 888's should lose 1 or 2 inches when machine washed.

Recommendations?  Cheers!!

Edit: I'll be wanting to wear these without a turn up, after they have shrunk.  The 1955S I have do have a turn up, and the measurement above doesn't take that extra fabric into consideration.

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The Resource Centre / Re: Repairs & Modifications
« on: February 11, 2018, 02:22:24 am »
Who do you guys recommend for a properly blended darning style crotch repair in the UK? (Or China/Hong Kong for that matter, I'm back and forth)

I've always been disappointed with previous jeans crotch repairs, and wouldn't want that with my lovely IH jeans. Cheers!

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General Chat / Re: Arm length - Ultra Heavy Flannels (UHFs)
« on: December 09, 2017, 03:27:55 am »
Is that for all shirts, even for the Asian market?  I suppose if cuffs are quite tight some excess there is tolerable. And indeed, lengthening isn't an option. 

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General Chat / Re: Arm length - Ultra Heavy Flannels (UHFs)
« on: December 09, 2017, 03:06:24 am »
Was there ever an update on future arm lengths?

I tried on a couple of these shirts from Iron Heart today and had to go XXL to fit my chest, but was left with sleeves that were a couple of inches too long (usually wear 25.5 sleeves with 17 inch collar fitted shirts). The body was also pretty long. Obviously designed for tall, slender men. It seemed odd in a shop in Asia, where tall men with very long arms are few and far between. Being a stocky 6'1 I'm also not a norm around here  :D

I'd be all over a couple of these shirts if they fit, the material and construction seemed to be perfect

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