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I hope Pronto reconsider and get these in stock, it's got to be one of the very best Iron Heart cuts

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Yep, Gav and I requested that....

Brilliant! Delighted to hear it :)

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13" is the minimum I shoot for on my thigh measurements and the 888 in a tag size 34 shows a 12.9" thigh so I'm thinking I should be good.

Oh...I didn't realize the measurement table had been updated again. A 35 might actually be better for me.

Oh yes, so it has.

It's interesting looking at that table, how the front rise creeps up proportionally higher than the rear rise as the sizing goes up.

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By the way, the jeans look excellent in your pictures, guys!!

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..I'm a bit iffy on the thigh too...
G did the thigh come out smaller than planned on these?
I didn't get one from this run because of the thigh as well; I was hoping for a little bit larger.
I didn't get a pair because of the thigh. It was smaller than expected...

Unfortunately this describes my feelings exactly!


Enjoy ya addiction!
Add me too.  Only just barely squeezing my thighs in isn't ideal. (tag 36)  Chuffed to hear the next run may improve this!

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My ideal pair of Iron Heart jeans would be the 1955S without the high front rise... these are going some way towards that :)

1955S      888
36 tag     
35.5         36.2
13.4         12.3
16.6         16.7
13.9         13.6
10.3         9.4
8.8           8.6
36.5         36

The 1955S measurements have generally all fractionally diminished since two years ago.  Rise aside, the only big difference between the 888 and 1955S is the location of the taper, which I'm somewhat cautious of as 13.6 inch thighs are just barely large enough for me.  Having said that, the knee always looked big and baggy on the 1955S compared to other jeans I own, maybe this pair would be perfect!  I'd love to try these on somewhere, assuming they fit I'd choose them over the 1955S because high front rise doesn't work for me.  Sure, I'd choose a regular rise (11-11.5 inches in tag 36) given the choice, but I love the build quality and fabric so much I'd suck it up.

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Sport / Re: Lifter problems
« on: June 22, 2017, 05:55:56 pm »
Count me among the bro scientists who thinks "ass to grass is bad for your knees" is a vicious communist lie. Go ass to grass, you'll be fine, your body will get used to it. Start light and build up.

Once your knees are shot, depth can become a problem, as I'm finding.  My sister-in-law is a surgeon who also lifts, and is convinced that below parallel isn't for everyone.  I studied biomechanics back in the day at university, and it's easy to see how some percentage of people would have difficulty.

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Other Brands and Shops / Re: T-Shirts
« on: June 20, 2017, 08:37:16 pm »
Excellent purchase, Jordon .. congrats!


3sixteen dyed Pocket T edition  - purple, charcoal & olive .. ♥

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Those look lovely! The slightly odd collars (look somewhat inside out) work well in these colours as opposed to plain white.

I just looked them up and they seem to be out of stock, not that it matters anyway... holy sh*t they're tiny!! The 2XL is considerably too small for me, which has a LOT more to do with their sizing than my torso.

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Other Brands and Shops / Re: T-Shirts
« on: June 07, 2017, 12:53:44 am »

Lady Whites have arrived....arrived several days ago actually but I wanted to wash them once and wear them a bit before I gave some feedback. 

To keep it short and simple, they are very nice T shirts and I will be ordering more.  I ordered two white ones and the fabric  is very nice.  Midweight with an almost off white color.  The fit is a very good happy medium between a more fitted athletic T and some of the boxier Tubular knit T's. Not too tight but not too boxy.  They aren't the longest T's but they have some good length to them which is a big plus for me and others on the forum as well I know.  Overall, very happy with the purchase and I have to say that as of right now these are up there with my 3sixteens at the top of my favorites list.  The only difference being that the 3sixteens feel heavier and they are not tubular knit so they have a taper. 

I also want to note that after a cold machine wash and lay to dry cycle, they did not shrink noticeably at all.  I didn't actually measure but I actually think I gained a bit in the length which is a bonus.  I believe I read that these are supposed to shrink .5" in length and width but I did not notice that at all. 

I highly recommend these.

Sounds good... do you know if they taper from chest to opening?  Can just fold over on itself rather than measure if you go to check. Cheers mate!

I'm assuming since they are tubular knit that there is no taper from chest to opening and it also feels that way when I wear them, but I will double check tonight and get back to you.

You're right, if it's tubular it won't taper... in XL everything tends to need a seam, and usually tapers (which must be a bugger for the lads who have bigger bellies than chests come to think of it  :D )

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Other Brands and Shops / Re: T-Shirts
« on: June 06, 2017, 09:09:44 pm »
What is everyone's take on sleeves for T's by the way... I see a lot of the ones talked about on here have the long (5") inside half of the sleeve, while most high street T's (and seemingly classic Levi's) have short (2-3") inside sleeves.  These are typical measurements with standard 8" sleeves (measured along the top of the sleeve when flat).

I own both, and generally like the look of the short inside as if it's long it just bunches up.  With a couple of exceptions the long inside sleeve is what I'd associate with boxy T's you'd buy either at a gig or in an Asian market, or a plain cotton sports t shirt.  Is there a technical reason I'm unaware of?

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Other Brands and Shops / Re: T-Shirts
« on: June 06, 2017, 08:58:09 pm »

Lady Whites have arrived....arrived several days ago actually but I wanted to wash them once and wear them a bit before I gave some feedback. 

To keep it short and simple, they are very nice T shirts and I will be ordering more.  I ordered two white ones and the fabric  is very nice.  Midweight with an almost off white color.  The fit is a very good happy medium between a more fitted athletic T and some of the boxier Tubular knit T's. Not too tight but not too boxy.  They aren't the longest T's but they have some good length to them which is a big plus for me and others on the forum as well I know.  Overall, very happy with the purchase and I have to say that as of right now these are up there with my 3sixteens at the top of my favorites list.  The only difference being that the 3sixteens feel heavier and they are not tubular knit so they have a taper. 

I also want to note that after a cold machine wash and lay to dry cycle, they did not shrink noticeably at all.  I didn't actually measure but I actually think I gained a bit in the length which is a bonus.  I believe I read that these are supposed to shrink .5" in length and width but I did not notice that at all. 

I highly recommend these.

Sounds good... do you know if they taper from chest to opening?  Can just fold over on itself rather than measure if you go to check. Cheers mate!

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Cut & Sewn / Re: IHT-1610 - 6.5oz Plain Loopwheel T-Shirts
« on: May 27, 2017, 02:08:33 am »
Totally agree with all of the comments above.  Fit is such a personal preference and I fully acknowledge I like my T shirts on the longer side than most do.  It's just an odd pet peeve of mine, having a T shirt that is too short.  Like neph said you win some and you lose some, and fortunately for me nearly everything else IH fits me great especially the westerns and 634 cut.  Sometimes I just state my selfish opinion on this because that damn marled grey fabric on these 1610's is so lovely it's a shame it doesn't fit me to my liking.

Just sharing our 2 cents I figure, I'm sure Giles is more than happy to disregard our idle waffling rather than take it to heart. I hope so anyway..

The length thing seemed worthy of mentioning, especially as it is a company than prides itself on offering super-duper long jeans than super-duper tall people can wear.  My 6'5 cousin loves his IH jeans he got on my recommendation, but the XXL t-shirt probably wouldn't even reach down to his belt.  It's only a pity cos we all want to buy the maximum amount of IH goodness 8)

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Cut & Sewn / Re: IHT-1610 - 6.5oz Plain Loopwheel T-Shirts
« on: May 27, 2017, 01:58:45 am »
To taper a loopwheel you need to add side seams.
I did suggest to do this only with XL and XXL, as these have side seams regardless  :)  I wouldn't dare suggest adding seams where they don't belong, I own some loopwheeled t's and the seamless nature is part of the attraction.

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Other Brands and Shops / Re: T-Shirts
« on: May 27, 2017, 01:10:51 am »
Indeed!  It's been a painful 5 years or so since Sir Alex left but this year has been a huge step in the right direction and the win on Wednesday was an absolute MUST so thank god Mourinho pulled that off....but I digress. 

I placed the order for the Lady Whites this morning so I'll report back when they arrive.

I'm glad we got Champions League football for next year, it means so much in terms of prestige and purchasing top players, as well as competing for the ultimate prize in club football.  It's a pity we have had yet another year of piss poor football in terms of entertainment, though- finishing sixth having played an exciting brand of footie would have been one thing, but finishing behind all our rivals having played the most negative, boring, game which is so untraditional for the club really hurts me.  I don't think Jose is the right man for the job, but then again he did manage to make Madrid score a LOT....

But I digress too, back to the T-shirts...

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Other Brands and Shops / Re: T-Shirts
« on: May 26, 2017, 04:09:01 pm »

I am in the same boat as you. So far the best ones I have found are the 3sixteen T's.  I am also about to put in an order for some Lady White T's as well so I will see how those fit.

Always nice to see a fellow Man Utd fan around these parts!  Let us know how you get on with those new T's, fingers crossed for you

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