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After a 12hr day it was nice to see these on my doorstep! So I am now official on this page.

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@732fraziea BOOM! Congratulations.

Coincidentally I’m wearing mine today, after their second wash. These have had about 80 days of wear so this is what you have to look forward to...


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Thanks and looking good!
After Thursday I will be off for a week. So I plan to wear them every single day!

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5 days in so far...

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Brave wearing them Air forces with new denim!!


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I hear you! These AF1's definitely have some blue at the ankle from my other pairs of IH. But sometimes you just have to do it!

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But sometimes you just have to do it!



This is the conclusion I have come to.

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Perfect fit I would say!

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Thanks!
I had UHR's in 666 about 4yrs ago. I tried but could not make them work. These feel great, totally got the right cut.

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Freshly washed. Crispy AF.

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I am strongly considering picking up one of the remaining pairs of 888 UHR with yellow arcuates (I'd prefer indigo, but my size is sold out), but I am curious, has anyone eventually machine washed these on HOT, no spin? I have seen the directions give for the initial wash (cold soak several hours, wash on warm), but I am a stickler for getting all the shrinkage out that I can, though I do not want to wash on hot if it will cause issues with denim of this weight.

Also, after several washes, what total shrinkage in the inseam can be expected? 2"? 3"?? Trying to decide what hem length to specify upon purchase.

Thanks in advance for your wisdom of experience!

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I am strongly considering picking up one of the remaining pairs of 888 UHR with yellow arcuates (I'd prefer indigo, but my size is sold out), but I am curious, has anyone eventually machine washed these on HOT, no spin? I have seen the directions give for the initial wash (cold soak several hours, wash on warm), but I am a stickler for getting all the shrinkage out that I can, though I do not want to wash on hot if it will cause issues with denim of this weight.

Also, after several washes, what total shrinkage in the inseam can be expected? 2"? 3"?? Trying to decide what hem length to specify upon purchase.

Thanks in advance for your wisdom of experience!

Every pair will behave differently, but regardless of what you do, you'd be better off getting them in and soaking/washing them to get the all the shrinkage out then send them back for hemming. If you hem before shrinking your pair, you're taking a gamble. Just my opinion!

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@dreigh I have the 888-NT's made out of the same UHR denim that I'm wearing for the DWC2. I've washed mine in hot water + a hot dryer many times. I think I gave them 5 washes in the first 6 weeks or so to get as much shrink out as possible. This raw denim doesn't shrink as much as other raw denims I have experience with. Less than 2" in inseam, about 1.5" - 1.75". About 1" in the waist, total. As instructed, you should give them a cold soak for an hour before washing in warm/hot water.

This denim is also one of the fastest fading that I've had. It looses dye very quickly. These HAVE to be soaked/washed inside out or else you'll get terrible marbling and fading along the inevitable creases that occur during washing in any manner.

I recall Giles saying at some point that this is an enthusiasts denim. My interpretation of that statement is that these don't do well with frequent washing, as they loose dye so easily. If you want high-contrast fades, then wash these as little as possible. Mine have some high contrast in the lap, but overall they kind of have a washed-out 90's acid wash vide.

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@mpukas  experience matches mine, 1.5” in the inseam and 1” in the waist is about right. The 888 is quite a forgiving cut so you can afford to go TTS from raw as a rule. I size down in sanforised iterations.

You can hot wash for sure (I’ve done 60C) but please do the soak first then wash them straight afterwards. No spin the first few times.

@brobles  suggestion of shrinking then hemming is the only way to get the hem exactly as you want it.
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