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@cander49 For a runner, that's some pretty gnarly heel wear!   :D  :P

I've owned a few pairs of Quoddys, and, even though I've never experienced the same issues as you, all of my pairs had some "quirks."  I'd be frustrated by their "fix," too.  That price for resoling is robbery.

I picked up a pair of Rancourt Harrison boots in kudu last year, and they've been my go-to casual boot.  They feel like running shoes, with the EVA wedge midsole.  Resoling should be a snap, too, since the sole is glued to the leather midsole; peel off the old sole, glue on a new one.

@tvenuto , @neph93,

Thanks guys, it's good to be back on here, surrounded by a bunch of enablers!   :D

Crotch shot.  IHSH-88, ONI-902, Zonkey Boot.  I like the fit of the ONI's, but they smell like a volcano (sulfur-based dye).

Bottoms / Re: IH-555-02 - Super-Duper Slim 18oz Indigo Selvedge Jean
« on: March 25, 2019, 03:35:09 am »
Thanks @manufc10 ! The spot mostly came out in the wash, fortunately. 😊

IH-555-02, IHV-24 vest, Sodo Slu hoodie

Bottoms / Re: IH-555-02 - Super-Duper Slim 18oz Indigo Selvedge Jean
« on: March 24, 2019, 08:22:19 pm »
Picked these up from @manufc10.  (I didn't realize these were listed here, too, until after the fact...sorry bud!)  Thanks for getting them to me quickly!

Here's the first wear, post hot wash and line dry.  They took about 2.5 days to completely dry.   :D  Overall, I'm very pleased with the fit.  I'll need to have them hemmed, eventually, since the inseam is as big as Texas.  I'm 6'0', and I have them cuffed 4 times.   :D  For reference, I'm 160-165 lb, and I usually wear a 33 or 34 in IH bottoms.  These are a 34.  I could manage a 33 in the waist in the 555 cut, but the thighs would likely be too tight.

News / Re: Bitch Please... FAKE Iron Heart?
« on: March 24, 2019, 06:38:22 pm »
I'd say they're on par with department store jeans.  I'm a little surprised they're actually selvedge, though.

News / Re: Bitch Please... FAKE Iron Heart?
« on: March 24, 2019, 05:42:45 pm »
I'm ashamed to report that I was blinded by a (perceived) good deal on eBay and purchased some fake IH.  I've already requested and been granted a return, but the seller still claims they're authentic.  I know with 100% confidence they're fake, but I thought it'd be helpful to post an album showing otherwise.

The first five images are from the eBay listing, and the rest are mine.


Here's a list of details that are wrong: (I'm probably missing many other details)

* Fabric is not 21 oz, as advertised
* Constructional thread is the wrong color.  It should be tan, not green.
* Buttons and rivets are not correct.
* Back pockets do not have hidden rivets
* Inseam does not have double chainstitch
* Belt loops are not tucked into the waistband
* Non-selvedge fly
* Chainstitch around the upper part of the waistband.  IH uses a lock-stitch around the top and a chainstitch around the bottom
* Does not have "The Works" tag on the inside of the waistband
* The "W" on the back pocket is not stitched the same
* The leather tag is not the correct thickness
* Shitty quality  :D

Did I miss anything?

Sport / Re: Runners
« on: November 25, 2018, 03:06:46 am »
Good luck and take it steady as this type of training can easily lead to injury if rushed.

Exhibit #1: Me  :D


Lots of strength training and stretching nowadays.  I'm still eating like I'm running 40+ mi/week, though, which has resulted in some winter insulation.

IH flannel, IH 633S, Wescos

Anyone care to chip in with their ¥0.02 worth, if I'm 8.5E in White's (SJ, SD) and Nick's (Robert and whatever the #2 toe last is called), would I go 8.5E or 9E in these?

I really shouldn't... But they are nice... The best dressed hobo in the shelter etc. etc...

I'd go 1/2 size up from your White's size.  I'm a 9.5 in the SD last and 10 in this Wesco last.

Sport / Re: Runners
« on: July 11, 2018, 06:30:35 pm »
@Engineer thanks for joining! It’s been pretty cool to see what everyone else is up to.
I did my last longest training run last week, ending with 42 miles and 12k vert, with about 20 miles above treeline (around 11000 ft here) and off trail. Phew!

That's a lot of elevation!!! Damn! I'm trying to gradually increase my weekly elevation/distance in preparation for my first 50k this fall.  https://www.daybreakracing.com/wyeast-howl-50k

Sport / Re: Runners
« on: June 27, 2018, 11:29:30 pm »
Joined the Strava group!!! (Ian)

I'm not as active on here as I used to be, mostly because I dropped 40 lbs, so a lot of my IH gear is way too big.

Sport / Re: Runners
« on: October 11, 2017, 11:22:31 pm »
@den1mhead Nice work, Barcley!  Were you able to eat much during the race?  Do you have any preferences for nutrition and electrolytes while you run?  (i.e. Clif bloks, GU gummies, Nuun, etc)  For myself, trying to figure out what my body will tolerate during a long run has been a painful trial and error process.

Hoping to do my first 1/2 in a few weeks and first full marathon in the spring.  Here are a few of the races I have planned.




Sport / Re: Runners
« on: October 01, 2017, 06:11:04 pm »
@den1mhead  Good luck Barcley!  Let us know how you get on!

General Info About Iron Heart Products / Re: Under The Radar Classics
« on: September 27, 2017, 06:43:44 pm »
I'll say the IHV-24, Black Cordura Trucker Vest.  I reach for it often during the fall/winter and on rainy days.  It's warm, water/wind resistant, tough as nails, lightweight, and it packs well in luggage.


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