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Re: IH-888S - Indigo 21oz Selvedge Denim Medium/High Rise Tapered Cut
« Reply #496 on: January 11, 2019, 09:14:22 pm »
I can't count, nor do I want to count how many pair of IH jeans I own, but I have a habit of adopting a behavior and tossing away the reasoning and now I'm wondering whether I've been doing things kinda incorrectly, which is a long way of saying "I've got an embarrassingly noobie question for you guys".

Should I size down slightly and stretch the jeans to get the ideal fade/fit?  I ask because all of my recent purchases have been for jeans that already fit out of the bag.  So, if my fully stretched thigh measurement is 12.5", should I be buying a ~12.5" thigh or would it be better to go with a ~12.3" thigh and get that stretch?

I want to pick up a pair of these and the OD 888S and both of them have size that would fit comfortably right away and a size that would be a little tighter but I think I could stretch out to my preferred size.
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Re: IH-888S - Indigo 21oz Selvedge Denim Medium/High Rise Tapered Cut
« Reply #497 on: January 11, 2019, 10:06:17 pm »
Thigh stretch is a little hard to come by. The percentages are minimal, but .2” on a 12.3” thigh should be fine.

Personally I look for a smaller waist measurement than usual on the 888 because of the high rise. Seeing as this is 21oz I’d be extra careful to get the smallest waist I could, still with a comfortable thigh.

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Re: IH-888S - Indigo 21oz Selvedge Denim Medium/High Rise Tapered Cut
« Reply #498 on: January 11, 2019, 10:41:01 pm »
Heya Reuben, thx for the info!

Why would you try to get the smallest waste on account of it being 21oz?  Because it stretches well?
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Re: IH-888S - Indigo 21oz Selvedge Denim Medium/High Rise Tapered Cut
« Reply #499 on: January 12, 2019, 12:22:41 am »
Exactly.  The waistband gets a lot of pressure, so it stretches a lot. The thighs, not so much of either.  Some people are more dedicated masochists than I, and will do squats and lunges and other activities to put pressure on the thighs and stretch them out.  It will work, especially with this denim, but it's not as easy as getting the waist to enlarge.

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Re: IH-888S - Indigo 21oz Selvedge Denim Medium/High Rise Tapered Cut
« Reply #500 on: January 12, 2019, 03:18:22 am »
Thanks guys, that helps!
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Re: IH-888S - Indigo 21oz Selvedge Denim Medium/High Rise Tapered Cut
« Reply #501 on: January 12, 2019, 04:01:17 am »
I'm certainly no denim expert, but...  I think it's worth remembering that the fairer sex may--unless you're a pencil-thin metrosexual type who by some stroke of fortune can actually make it work--consider jeans with overly tight thighs to look woefully ridiculous.  And, honestly, I can't say I blame 'em.  You can leisurely work away on a tight waistband behind the concealing comfort of your woolly jumper, but when it comes to the thighs, well... there ain't no hiding that!  Ever since being called out on the ridiculous tightness of a pair of jeans which I had thought were actually quite flattering, I have realised that having a bit more room up top is a whole lot better for me in terms of both comfort and fashion.

Still...  Horses for courses, and all that.

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Re: IH-888S - Indigo 21oz Selvedge Denim Medium/High Rise Tapered Cut
« Reply #502 on: January 12, 2019, 04:55:19 am »
I'm certainly no denim expert, but...  I think it's worth remembering that the fairer sex may--unless you're a pencil-thin metrosexual type who by some stroke of fortune can actually make it work--consider jeans with overly tight thighs to look woefully ridiculous.  And, honestly, I can't say I blame 'em.  You can leisurely work away on a tight waistband behind the concealing comfort of your woolly jumper, but when it comes to the thighs, well... there ain't no hiding that!  Ever since being called out on the ridiculous tightness of a pair of jeans which I had thought were actually quite flattering, I have realised that having a bit more room up top is a whole lot better for me in terms of both comfort and fashion.

Still...  Horses for courses, and all that.
Thanks being the one who went beyond whether one could to whether one should ;)

Seriously, this is also a good point. Much to consider!
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Re: IH-888S - Indigo 21oz Selvedge Denim Medium/High Rise Tapered Cut
« Reply #503 on: January 12, 2019, 07:45:21 am »
@Paul9221 a pair of IH-888-OD are on their way to me now. My IH-888-UHR now measure 34.6” after shrinkage and wear and fit perfectly. The OD pair have a starting waist of 33.5”. If they’d existed I would have gone for something closer to 33” but allowing for 1” stretch should be enough. The 21oz stretches quite easily.

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Re: IH-888S - Indigo 21oz Selvedge Denim Medium/High Rise Tapered Cut
« Reply #504 on: January 12, 2019, 05:02:55 pm »
Could anyone of you attest this is the same fabric as 555-01 (just wanted to be sure if not for the letter ‘S’). If yes, I want to try it.
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Re: IH-888S - Indigo 21oz Selvedge Denim Medium/High Rise Tapered Cut
« Reply #505 on: January 12, 2019, 05:14:16 pm »
Could anyone of you attest this is the same fabric as 555-01 (just wanted to be sure if not for the letter ‘S’). If yes, I want to try it.
It is the classic 21oz denim, just like the IH-555-01.

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Re: IH-888S - Indigo 21oz Selvedge Denim Medium/High Rise Tapered Cut
« Reply #506 on: January 12, 2019, 05:31:13 pm »
@Paul9221 a pair of IH-888-OD are on their way to me now. My IH-888-UHR now measure 34.6” after shrinkage and wear and fit perfectly. The OD pair have a starting waist of 33.5”. If they’d existed I would have gone for something closer to 33” but allowing for 1” stretch should be enough. The 21oz stretches quite easily.
Thanks, Reuben!  How about the thigh?  Did you size that so that the thigh fits out of the box?  Or did you size down a bit so that it stretches to you?
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Re: IH-888S - Indigo 21oz Selvedge Denim Medium/High Rise Tapered Cut
« Reply #507 on: January 12, 2019, 05:42:06 pm »
The 888 has a more relaxed thigh than many other IH cuts so I was more concerned about it not being too big. At 12.9” on a tagged 34 I expect no more than a third of an inch stretch. 13.2” on me is comfortably fitted.

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Re: IH-888S - Indigo 21oz Selvedge Denim Medium/High Rise Tapered Cut
« Reply #508 on: January 12, 2019, 05:51:02 pm »
Could anyone of you attest this is the same fabric as 555-01 (just wanted to be sure if not for the letter ‘S’). If yes, I want to try it.
It is the classic 21oz denim, just like the IH-555-01.
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Re: IH-888S - Indigo 21oz Selvedge Denim Medium/High Rise Tapered Cut
« Reply #509 on: January 12, 2019, 05:59:33 pm »
The IH lot number system is not without its peculiarities. If a model for some reason gets a lot number out of sync with the others then it sticks.

The first three iterations of the 555 cut were called -01/-02/-03. Probably seemed a good idea at the time. The 01’s could have been IH-555S but that would have conflicted with the IH-666S which was made out of the same 18oz denim as the IH-555-02. So IH-555S-21 would have worked better perhaps. The 03’s should have been 555-SBG at any rate. It is what it is now