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shubharamani

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Re: Iron Heart 634SR
« Reply #15 on: January 27, 2010, 02:43:05 pm »
I'm surprised as hell that this topic doesn't exist yet. There's Moscow, but what about just generic ?This thread is for all thoughts, questions about the most wonderful Iron Heart jean called 634SR.

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Re: Iron Heart 634SR
« Reply #16 on: January 27, 2010, 02:48:39 pm »
OK, I tried these on once at Self Edge, San Francisco...and if I'm not mistaken, Derek had to choke back his laughter. I tried em both in a W29 and W30. The real problem was the rise...it was insanely high. Not far from my boobs actually. But, I remain fascinated with these jeans. The nagging obsession with 634SR has never left my system, try as I might.

Should I give up ? Will the rise ever shrink down to normal proportions...comparable to the 634S ? I own a pair of 634S in a W30 which I wear boyfriend style -- and they look great on me. If I got 634SR, I'd probably buy them in a W29 (W30 turns out to be slightly too baggy).

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Re: Iron Heart 634SR
« Reply #17 on: January 27, 2010, 03:16:03 pm »
The SR is considerably roomier than the 634S, even after shrinking

I'll overlay the 634S over the 634SR later to demonstrate later
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Re: Iron Heart 634SR
« Reply #18 on: January 27, 2010, 05:34:34 pm »
That´s right, roomier. I `ve been wearing mine for a couple of months now and they have a more relaxed fit than my 643s`s. Not sure which I like best though, both are great jeans. The 634sr are starting to fade in a nice and more pronounced way than my 634s and they are fading much faster. Only thing that´s disturbing is the legtwist on the left leg. A bit too much for my liking and comfort. Can´t help but thinking this is something that should have been fixed before start selling the jeans. But, all in all a pair of jeans that will be a favourite for a long time.

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Re: Iron Heart 634SR
« Reply #19 on: January 27, 2010, 05:45:38 pm »
That´s right, roomier. I `ve been wearing mine for a couple of months now and they have a more relaxed fit than my 643s`s. Not sure which I like best though, both are great jeans. The 634sr are starting to fade in a nice and more pronounced way than my 634s and they are fading much faster. Only thing that´s disturbing is the legtwist on the left leg. A bit too much for my liking and comfort. Can´t help but thinking this is something that should have been fixed before start selling the jeans. But, all in all a pair of jeans that will be a favourite for a long time.

Leg twist is a fact of life with unsanforised raw denim.  Espcially if no anti-skew processing is applied.  Haraki wanted these to be as true as possible to a jean that had no processing, so unsanforised, no wash, no anti-skew.  Here a few lines from the 6434SR page:

"There's about 10% shrinkage in the leg after the first couple of soaks or washes and because the denim has not been tampered with, there's going to be some serious seam-skew. If you like your side seams at the side, then buy a pair of IH634S!!"
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Re: Iron Heart 634SR
« Reply #20 on: January 27, 2010, 06:20:10 pm »
Don´t mean to be picky and, as I said, a favourite for many years to come. Haven´t read about Haraki`s intention to trueness but it´s interesting to know. Well, i´ts only a reflection and not something that reduces the greatness of the denim.

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Re: Iron Heart 634SR
« Reply #21 on: January 27, 2010, 06:32:44 pm »
DougNg, I'm curious to see your "overlay between 634S and 634SR" pics. I'm glad I asked this question.  All along I was under in the impression that 634S and 634SR are sized similarly. I figured, if I buy a tagged size 29 in 634SR, then after shrinking (and alteration of the length), they should look great ?

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Re: Iron Heart 634SR
« Reply #22 on: January 27, 2010, 08:55:55 pm »
I can tell you right now that the waist shrinks to exactly where it's supposed to be. I leave the length to fate, I tell Giles "please hem it so the final length is 32" and I hot soak it. I know I'll be within half an inch, give or take
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Re: Iron Heart 634SR
« Reply #23 on: January 27, 2010, 10:31:36 pm »
I've been wearing my 634SR for about two months‚ rotating with 634S. I def' prefer the fading on the SR but the fit of the S's. All in all I love both pairs. Here are a couple of pics (on Iphone ergo not greatest quality) of the SR's taken a couple of days ago at work - friend was making his first purchase from Giles (FH 1001) I sent him some snaps to get him in the mood !


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Re: Iron Heart 634SR
« Reply #24 on: January 28, 2010, 08:12:02 am »
Mine has about equal wear to that. Have had mine since late October 09. So three months. Total wears perhaps 25-30. One hand wash in bath tub. Line dry.

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Re: Iron Heart 634SR
« Reply #25 on: February 02, 2010, 01:56:09 pm »
Giles, considering that a W30 in 634S is too big on me, and Haraki says that the jeans should shrink to tag size....what size would you recommend I get in the 634SR, should I decide to try them out ? I'm thinking a W29 ?

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Re: Iron Heart 634SR
« Reply #26 on: February 02, 2010, 02:05:22 pm »
Giles, it's interesting -- how come you have "Japanese Lengths" (***) in your 634SR for W28 & W30 but not for W29 ? If I"m not mistaken, the "Japanese Length" version starts at inseam 35 inches and shrinks to inseam 33, correct ?
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Re: Iron Heart 634SR
« Reply #27 on: February 02, 2010, 02:19:22 pm »
Shub,  I do, the *** means ONLY japanese length left, so in 29 I have =both versions.  Yes, Japanese ends up at about 33 in length. G
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Re: Iron Heart 634SR
« Reply #28 on: February 02, 2010, 02:34:29 pm »
So, G....which size would I need -- a W29 or a W30 ? I might just order those fuckers (in a Japanese length) from you one day soon. If I get the *** (Japanese), I wouldn't even need length alteration...I could just wear them cuffed. If they shrink to tag size, a W29 would be OK, right ? What's your advice ? Do you think I could ever make those work boyfriend style ?

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Re: Iron Heart 634SR
« Reply #29 on: February 02, 2010, 02:40:21 pm »
Shub, order exactly the same tag size as you would with a 634S.  Everyone of my customers who has both, has the same tagsize.  I think they'd look pretty hip boyfriend style, but you'd be carrying a lot of weight around with you  :)
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