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The Evolution of Iron Heart
« Reply #2850 on: January 10, 2021, 12:49:22 pm »

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Re: The Evolution of Iron Heart
« Reply #2851 on: January 13, 2021, 06:53:05 pm »
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634XHSib 14 months 3 soaks 1 gentle machine wash in cold water with a tide pod

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I got tons of shift 😩
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Re: The Evolution of Iron Heart
« Reply #2852 on: January 13, 2021, 06:55:23 pm »
Great texture and colours @Filthy

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Re: The Evolution of Iron Heart
« Reply #2853 on: January 13, 2021, 06:56:19 pm »
Thanks. Wearing these has been such a pleasurable experience.

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Re: The Evolution of Iron Heart
« Reply #2854 on: January 13, 2021, 11:37:22 pm »
Dang @Filthy those look really good!!

Did you notice the shift after the wash or on the soaks? Im assuming the wash with the agitation..

Eaither way epic stuff.

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Re: The Evolution of Iron Heart
« Reply #2855 on: January 14, 2021, 12:01:53 am »
Yeah I did a machine wash in my front loader so the combs were toast on the right leg.  I had worn them for like 6 months raw, unsoaked, unwashed. So they shrunk a little with the wash. But they have stretched completely back out in 2 days wear. I lost some weight so this is a bummer 'cause I was hoping a wash would shrink them.

I sprayed a little starch on the INSIDE of the combs while the denim was just a little damp to bring them back to life. The legs are relatively loose on the knees unless I am squatting. So now that the sizing is gone the combs would be pretty flaccid otherwise 😆

But some Niagara in a can brings the stiffness back. I also have started to hot steam iron the top block and the legs to get that same shiny smoothness the denim has before it seems any water. It helps a little but it definitely is not the same. Don't worry because the extreme shine goes away after a few wears.

If you do decide to use starch, don't put it on the outside of the legs or it will leave white marks that look like dandruff. 🤮

I have owned like 6 or more pairs of 25 XHS and I think this is the longest I have ever worn a single pair because I usually feck them up in the washer. Also I applied a liberal amount of Wesco bee oil on the patch to try and keep the patch from cracking, and did this after while the patch was still wet. The patch usually gets all cracked and I hate that. IDK of I just got lucky on this one or like this bee oil really works. But the patch didn't get all shriveled up this time. You can see it in the one picture above.
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Re: The Evolution of Iron Heart
« Reply #2856 on: January 14, 2021, 12:02:47 am »
@kkibbey23 my session timed out while I was typing this so I couldn't tag you. My browser crashed for whatever reason...

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Re: The Evolution of Iron Heart
« Reply #2857 on: January 14, 2021, 12:24:58 am »
No worries Mike!

I agree the patch looks great. I’ve never used the wesco tuff before but have had good amount of luck with obenaufs. I’ll have to try some of the wesco stuff next time. Also as prob time to treat my boots too so win win

Yeah, I’m at just over 100 days with my 777xhsib. I also seem to mess up my combs on my 25oz stuff In the wash too. I’ve got a speed queen that’s hard AF on clothes... This pair is the longest I’ve got without a wash. Hopefully it pays off.


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Re: The Evolution of Iron Heart
« Reply #2858 on: January 14, 2021, 02:32:42 am »
@Filthy nice electric blues showing. Keep on rocking them.

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Re: The Evolution of Iron Heart
« Reply #2859 on: January 14, 2021, 02:49:14 am »
Thanks buddy  :)

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Re: The Evolution of Iron Heart
« Reply #2860 on: January 14, 2021, 06:49:42 pm »
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I took advantage of the mid-day sunshine to get a detailed shot of the fade shifting. I took more but I was unhappy with them. This camera on this phone is garbage.

I am looking forward to what these will look like in a few more months.

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Re: The Evolution of Iron Heart
« Reply #2861 on: January 14, 2021, 08:15:04 pm »
The shifting is not that bad... I think they look awesome Mike!


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Re: The Evolution of Iron Heart
« Reply #2862 on: January 14, 2021, 08:35:37 pm »
Yeah they look pretty crazy. 😄
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Re: The Evolution of Iron Heart
« Reply #2863 on: January 14, 2021, 08:36:55 pm »
Yes
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Re: The Evolution of Iron Heart
« Reply #2864 on: Yesterday at 05:38:54 am »
How can you get those nice fat combs that I see so often?

Does it depend on the heaviness of the denim?..21oz compared to 25?

Ive been wearing the 666-21s for almost nine months and have got nice combs going, but they are close together and look like an accordian.

I wear mine every day, work in them, play in them--its just how they are.
Does IB or OD bring out the fatter combs?

And how exactly would you "set" the combs--?

I thought that maybe the cuff has something to do with it depending on how much stacking there is.

I would really like to get those FAT ones with my next pair. Any tips?
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