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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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My view.  UHR harder to stretch than traditional 21oz....
Cheers. So which do you think is likely to end up more spacious in the thigh out of the two 888 variants, in tag 36?  Assuming some cold rises and whatnot to minimise the shrinking on the UHR.  Or are we just splitting hairs and there's nothing much in it between the two?

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Bottoms / Re: IH-888-NT - 21/23oz indigo Selvedge DWC Jeans
« on: October 28, 2017, 10:10:22 pm »
In 36" waist jeans, 17" rear rise and 14" thigh (min, and this is post-shrink) are where it's at for those with big muscular legs and arse. By the time an alternative to the 1955S come out I probably won't be this big or strong anymore.   :D

(P.S. I'm wearing the 1955S right this very minute, but after 21 months the crotch is ready to blow.  To give the 1955S their dues, I've never got this many wears out of a single pair of jeans as an adult.  These days if I buy shorts I can expect to have annihilated the crotch before I've even washed them twice.   :(  And yes, I've stretched out the rise and thigh beyond 17" and 14" at this point, in the 1955S!  :D )

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Bottoms / Re: IH-888-NT - 21/23oz indigo Selvedge DWC Jeans
« on: October 28, 2017, 10:01:35 pm »
So I did some research and I see that shrink tests show nearly an inch loss in back rise. That’s good news.

Boo. This is not good news, it is bad news, my small-arsed friend.

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Got a question, lads...

In tag 36 these are 14.1" in the thighs, compared to 13.5" for the 888S.  But these'll probably shrink to 13.5 or 13.6 after washing.  But might stretch out again?  (the thighs will certainly come under strain as my thighs push the limits of 14" thigh jeans)

So the question is, will these stretch out more in the thigh than the S version in time?  Or will they be practically identical? Thanks

Denim will only stretch out as far as your body will stretch it.  It's not like you will stretch one pair out to a measurement significantly more than another unless your body changes significantly. 
 

Of course... I was just hoping of a comparison of the two fabrics involved, the UHR vs the classic IH weave. If the UHR can stretch back to where it started, it'll be bigger. Unless of course the 21oz stretches just as much...

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Got a question, lads...

In tag 36 these are 14.1" in the thighs, compared to 13.5" for the 888S.  But these'll probably shrink to 13.5 or 13.6 after washing.  But might stretch out again?  (the thighs will certainly come under strain as my thighs push the limits of 14" thigh jeans)

So the question is, will these stretch out more in the thigh than the S version in time?  Or will they be practically identical? Thanks

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What's the deal with the indigo arcuates by the way?  It can barely be seen in the pictures, giving a bland look to the pockets.  Standard arcuates are perfect...

I wasn't sold on the indigo arcuates until I saw these:  https://imgur.com/a/5Vqrt

Looks great when they come in imo!

Wow! They're quite the hidden gem as they appear disappointingly invisible at first but appear very nicely after heavy wear

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What's the deal with the indigo arcuates by the way?  It can barely be seen in the pictures, giving a bland look to the pockets.  Standard arcuates are perfect...

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Wow, well done on the dimensions for this! Awesome! I'd buy it immediately but I'm flying to China in a couple of days... hmm.... I'll have to google import duties to see if they can come meet me there  ;D

Whoever it was that wrote it was the best Iron Heart cut ever ... you're right!!

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It's all down to perception I guess, but I'm certainly amongst those with a big, meaty butt and thighs and these are roomy af. I can do high kicks in them and all (If I wanted to).  ???


I guess it comes down to people's opinions of what constitutes a big, meaty butt and thighs.  :D  When I was properly training I was far bigger in that region, and even now I don't fit these.   Imagine if I slimmed my tummy back down to 34" again  ???

Feel sympathy for my best mate, and former england badminton player, who had thighs only an inch smaller than his waist.   :D :D :D

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What are you people doing to your thighs to make them so big  :o

Initially, just badminton! Legs were huge before ever lifting a weight. Then I got into weightlifting, and had a 34" waist with 30" thighs.  This was however impractical and I was stuck wearing super baggy 38" crap with a belt.  The last two years I've been perpetually injured, and I gained some fat and lost some muscle.  Legs vary with weight, which fluctuates. Currently legs are 28", waist 35.5". 27.5/35 is where I'll try to stay indefinitely (probably ;))

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