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JackCrank's IH-9301: The Progression
« Reply #45 on: February 09, 2010, 12:46:54 am »
The following are posts from the "Iron Heart" thread on Superfuture. I contacted JackCrank by PM and asked him if he would please sign up on here and post his IH-9301's for all to see, but he declined. He said he only has time for one forum at a time, but told me I could post these up if I would like. I opted to do so as these should be seen by everyone. Hope this helps resolve some questions.

Quote from: JackCrank Posted (12-17-09)
Iron Heart 9301's bought Sept. 8th, 2009.  Worn every single day give or take (I think two warm days).

Original Condition






After 4 months and about a week:





Quote from: JackCrank Posted (12-17-09)
Anybody have issues with the back pockets on their IH's wearing out pretty quick?  I've only had these for about 4 months. (Warning: I'm ride a bicycle every day but I'm not doing full days messenger work any more, really just commuting and riding around for transport.)


Quote from: JackCrank Posted (12-17-09
Damn, just got 100% schooled by Kiya.  Apparently, actually washing them every once in a while keeps them from wearing through as fast.  That guy and Self Edge in general are awesome.  Thanks Kiya.

Quote from: JackCrank Posted (1-2-10)
Funny you mention it, I was just coming here to post the repair job I just had done on my 9301s.  Somehow I managed to basically rip off half the left ass pocket, get a nice little case of crotch blowout going, and wear a nice big hole through the right ass pocket.

Thanks to Self Edge NYC and Stanton Tailor for making them whole again.

Here's the inside:



From the outside:


Quote from: JackCrank (1-2-10)
Thanks to Self Edge NYC and Stanton Tailor for doing a great repair job on my IH9301's.  Took about a week but this shit is bulletproof.  Andrew is a good man.

Quote from: JackCrank Posted (1-2-10)
Oops!  Forgot to post the coolest repair shot.  I'm really impressed with this tailor.  Shit feels bulletproof.



Sorry to flood the thread, just want to rep Stanton Tailors and Self Edge.  Look man, jeans are jeans are jeans. Shit breaks down over time.  I definitely made the mistake of not washing them which probably escalated the deterioration.

 I just wish they came with a patagonia warrantee sometimes...

Quote from: JackCrank Posted (1-2-10)
Much appreciated man.  Basically, I have no idea what to do with pants other than wear them a lot.  I really own one pair of jeans (I got one for work as well I guess but they don't see very heavy use) and I wear them every day, rain or shine or snow or sleet or hellfire.  I ride my bike every single day of the week, rain or shine or whatever, and unfortunately, because I didn't do my research, I didn't realize that washing the grime out of your pants would extend the life of the denim. 

For some reason though they didn't get too funky.  I aired them out when they were wet with a fan and it seemed to work out great.

Quote from: JackCrank Posted (1-2-10)
My 9301's probably won't see too much use during the warmer months.  Then again, when it's shorts weather, it's shorts weather.  They're pretty damn hot with the black/thickness combo.  I wore them for a night or two in nicaragua 2 weeks ago (85deg weather) and wasn't too stoked.

Swamp crotch is a bummer.
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Re: The Evolution of Iron Heart
« Reply #46 on: February 09, 2010, 02:35:49 am »
those are amazing. i'm glad that i just bought a pair! :) i hope they will arrive soon.

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Re: The Evolution of Iron Heart
« Reply #47 on: February 14, 2010, 09:59:20 am »
My FBJ-101.  3 years wear, 3 washes.  I only wear this in the summer, so does not get serious wear.  I got my inspiration for the TWHRII from this early Haraki-san piece. Although not identical, the denim of the  jackets is the same weight and fades in pretty much the same way. G

"OK face up to it - you're useless but generally pretty honest and straightforward . . . it's a rare combination of qualities that I have come to admire in you" - Geo 2011

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Re: The Evolution of Iron Heart
« Reply #48 on: February 15, 2010, 07:35:30 am »
I love that blue...
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Re: The Evolution of Iron Heart
« Reply #49 on: February 16, 2010, 02:31:25 pm »
reposting these 634s
Had them almost a year, with 5-7months of effective wearing, lost count of wash
Had to take some pics last weekend because the sun is somewhat shining for a while







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Re: The Evolution of Iron Heart
« Reply #50 on: February 16, 2010, 02:40:33 pm »
said it on sufu - say it here ..beautiful pair
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Re: The Evolution of Iron Heart
« Reply #51 on: February 16, 2010, 04:46:37 pm »
Yeah! Looking very good. Congrats.

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Re: The Evolution of Iron Heart
« Reply #52 on: February 16, 2010, 04:47:24 pm »
I can only second that, and the leather patch looks great as well!

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Re: The Evolution of Iron Heart
« Reply #53 on: February 20, 2010, 02:58:07 pm »
Those are great, hopin' mine will be on that level.  I'm only at 2.5 months.
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Re: The Evolution of Iron Heart
« Reply #54 on: February 20, 2010, 03:04:10 pm »
The reason I don't post evo is because my evos suck. You guys would laugh at me. :) Maybe after 2 years, I'll post something up (If I'm still around). But drz, thems' jeans of yours are wearing beautifully indeed.

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Re: The Evolution of Iron Heart
« Reply #55 on: February 23, 2010, 11:05:56 am »
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Quick evo update at almost 2 months

SEXIH07BK  12/18/09 - 14/02/10

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Re: The Evolution of Iron Heart
« Reply #56 on: February 23, 2010, 11:16:40 am »
V V nice looking Jeans...the pics are excellent quality, what's the secret (or is that going off topic ?..and I am not be facetious)

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Re: The Evolution of Iron Heart
« Reply #57 on: February 23, 2010, 11:19:15 am »
not off topic - this forum is not for robots - if you have a question rgearding a post, product or in this case - photo - you shall get an answer.

No secret, really, but you have to take pictures outside with sunlight , or indoors with enough lighting equipment. And you have to try and fail a lot...
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Re: The Evolution of Iron Heart
« Reply #58 on: February 23, 2010, 12:12:11 pm »
Probably the secret is a DSLR (Canon I suspect), really good light (diffuse and lots of it because of the snow) and a size reduction compression done with good software. But I also think that those are really good quality pics and would like to know what's the secret/method, please.

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Re: The Evolution of Iron Heart
« Reply #59 on: February 23, 2010, 12:21:05 pm »
No DSLR ..just the Canon S90 ...this little thing takes some really decent pictures.
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