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Offline Megatron1505

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Retirement Home
« on: October 07, 2017, 11:41:12 am »
The retirement home is a thread for folks to post their past IH jeans, which may have fallen out of rotation, been beaten to death, or are just at the end of their useful life.

By nature of the Denim Championship contests my own wear is 48 month cyclical mostly, these first two are from the last 2 contests. Whilst they aren't anywhere near as destroyed as some of the contestants, these pairs are now firmly in the retirement home, still loved but barely ever seeing the light of day.

First up the original MBB (Mega Beatle Buster), made for the HWDC2 from Iron Hearts 25oz Denim. This denim has strong vertical fading properties, wears in like sweat pants and is ridiculously comfortable after the initial pain.

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Next up is the Iron Heart DWC x UHR, made from from the 21/23 ultra heavy raw denim. Incredible fading properties in general, this denim is hairy with a beautiful blue hew when new and then fades with stark contrasts all the way through.

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That's me done, let's see your former, heavily worn, favourites out in the daylight again.
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Re: Retirement Home
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2017, 01:41:26 pm »
Those both look awesome and imho still have a few years left in them!
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Re: Retirement Home
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2017, 04:20:08 pm »
^^Agreed^^ Those have not reached retirement age, yet. I would say, they're simply on extended layoff. One day, they need to go back to work....
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Re: Retirement Home
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2017, 10:11:14 pm »
Those look great @Megatron1505

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Re: Retirement Home
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2017, 10:18:43 pm »
Cheers guys, like I said my wear goes in 24 month cycles, so whilst these may not be dead they are dead to me ☠️
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Re: Retirement Home
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2017, 10:55:59 pm »
I think this thread is awesome and will soon showcase some grail items! Nice job Mega! Fortunately for me I don’t have any retired IH yet


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Re: Retirement Home
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2017, 05:49:33 am »
I've recently started getting items I'd considered 'done' back out of retirement and have been wearing full time again. Currently in my 2012-retired sugarcanes. Next to exit retirement are my 634s'. VERY keen to get back into them, once I get these SC's dead and buried.

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Re: Retirement Home
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2017, 09:14:45 am »
Semi retired really, until the next dirty job comes along.
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Re: Retirement Home
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2017, 12:41:00 pm »
Brilliant Nick, both look amazing.
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« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2017, 01:40:28 pm »
Pics @Snowy?


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Re: Retirement Home
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2017, 01:17:14 am »
Anesthetist; most def will be doing - this is a great thread idea, just need to wear my jeans until they retire, they're gettin' there!

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Re: Retirement Home
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2018, 10:45:50 pm »
SExIH01 purchased March 2007 and subjected to 3+ years of heavy abuse.

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Sterling silver rivets. Really would love to see them again. Also notice the blank fly buttons.

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Half arcs, still my favorite back pocket design ever. Unlined pockets.

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They originally came with a number something like xxx/100 hand written on the pocket bag that has long since faded away.

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Repaired multiple times before I gave up.

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Re: Retirement Home
« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2018, 11:18:40 pm »
Wow. Beautiful


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Re: Retirement Home
« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2018, 02:41:46 am »
One of my biggest regrets is that I never got a pair with silver rivets.

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Re: Retirement Home
« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2018, 11:03:42 am »
great images @peregrine thanks for sharing
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