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Offline gaseousclay

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Re: Favorite denim brands
« Reply #15 on: August 09, 2018, 01:32:30 pm »
Right now my overall favorite brand other than IH is probably 3sixteen.  Not necessarily for the denim alone but for the brand as a whole.  Great T's, hoodies, chinos...some cool outerwear, thermals, sweaters...and some Good Art and Viberg collabs as well.

I like their jeans and knits.

I’ve also taken a shine to Momotaro’s and SDA’s shirting — I think they do work wear and military inspired shirts pretty well. I also like some of UES’s shirts but their fits are a little weird.

I still have other denim from brands like Gustin, N&F, Taylor Stitch, Strike Gold, etc, but sadly no IH jeans yet. Hopefully that will change this year


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Re: Favorite denim brands
« Reply #16 on: August 11, 2018, 12:17:08 pm »
My denim personality is decidedly unsanforized. The closer to loomstate, the better. A heavy dose of slub gets me every time, too.

PBJ - Top of my list. Hands down, the greatest character of any I've owned. The slim tapered cut works fabulously for me, as well.
TFH - I recently scored my first pair. The Pioneer denim is fantastic. Not crazy slubby, like PBJ, but a good dose. I believe, a great example of just how things were done before projectile looms.
ONI - Love the slub of my 22oz Kabuki Vedge. I also like the character of the secret denim.

I will try SDA, someday. At some point, I'd also like to replace my TSG 2109(possibly with the 2105)… The denim is great, but the cut was a monumental failure for me.

I think, @Giles has mentioned the possible development of a new loomstate denim. I'm very hopeful it comes to fruition.

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Re: Favorite denim brands
« Reply #17 on: August 13, 2018, 10:07:11 pm »
Besides IH.....  Companion, PBJ, The Strike Gold, Mister Freedom, and Roy.

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Re: Favorite denim brands
« Reply #18 on: August 13, 2018, 10:37:12 pm »
I will always love Samurai because they were what got me into the whole raw denim game.  A well worn pair of 710’s in the 19oz is a beautiful pair of jeans.
I recently got my first pair of PBJ and I am impressed with denim and craftsmanship . Not a 100% sold on the fit though.
Flathead have always been on my radar but dunno if I will ever get a pair.

While I like these other brands and I may buy a pair every now and again nothing really hits the spot like a pair of IH’s. If someone said to me you can only ever wear one brand of jeans for the rest of your life,  there would be no question it would be IH.


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Re: Favorite denim brands
« Reply #19 on: August 14, 2018, 04:02:33 am »
^This could have been my post almost word-for-word, but I went from PBJ to Samurai and then IH. Way back in the original HWDC, I rocked a pair of Samurai 710’s which I still have, and the denim is beautiful. They’re the closest to IH in my heart, but there’s really no competition at the end of the day.
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Re: Favorite denim brands
« Reply #20 on: August 16, 2018, 07:15:46 pm »
I made the mistake of trying on an Oni secret denim type III jacket last year. Best fitting type III  I've ever worn. I will buy one one day. Gulp.

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Re: Favorite denim brands
« Reply #21 on: August 16, 2018, 08:46:09 pm »
I made the mistake of trying on an Oni secret denim type III jacket last year. Best fitting type III  I've ever worn. I will buy one one day. Gulp.

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Re: Favorite denim brands
« Reply #22 on: August 18, 2018, 11:03:51 pm »
I have jeans from many different brands but my favourites are probably, in loose order:
1) Ande Whall (great fit [Buffalo] and construction)
2) Full Count
3) Warehouse
4) LVC
5) SDA

I’m also enjoying some Momotaros for winter wear (15.7oz) and have a few pairs of Sugar Cane waiting in the queue.

As for jackets, I have a TCB Type I and Eternal Type II and really like both.

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Re: Favorite denim brands
« Reply #23 on: August 19, 2018, 03:02:31 pm »
real japan blue
pure japan blue
roy
dying to try out some flathead stuff
i have a pair of trophy and samurai that are nice too
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Re: Favorite denim brands
« Reply #24 on: August 23, 2018, 12:38:30 am »
IH will always be my first love of denim. I have a huge vintage collection of Levi's. Since I live in the South and the heat and humidity are brutal on me in IH, I fall back on some old Levi's.

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Re: Favorite denim brands
« Reply #25 on: August 23, 2018, 02:53:56 am »
IH will always be my first love of denim. I have a huge vintage collection of Levi's. Since I live in the South and the heat and humidity are brutal on me in IH, I fall back on some old Levi's.
I too have some Levi's: but the 14oz IH is worth a look whenever you wear through your lighter ones.

My first selvedge were an excellent pair of Rag & Bone of all things. Really well-made with great details. Decent enough denim as well.

First Japanese, IH. First raw, Strike Gold.

IH and Strike Gold are my favorites I've owned and I really admire Flat Head from afar. Oni is interesting too.

But I really love IH best.
Think it, be it.