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« Reply #2430 on: July 03, 2020, 06:58:58 am »
Welcome - enjoy....Hope Atlanta is being kind to you atm....
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« Reply #2431 on: July 08, 2020, 07:24:09 pm »
Hi All!
Lurked around for a minute after my first IH purchase a few months back and decided to introduce myself.  I live in Seattle w/ my wife and pup and I do taxes (I know, I know...) for a large local company.  I grew up a military brat, but WA state has been home for some time and I'm sure I'll die here. 
My journey to IH: after college, maybe around 2008ish, (Go Cougs!) I set out to intentionally buy made in USA clothes, whenever I could.  This kind of led me to heritage/workwear inspired brands.  But back then I also had a lot of American Apparel clothes lol.  I eventually heard the saying "Japan does America better than America".  I was intrigued and started perusing the Japanese fashion mags at Kinokuniya bookstore here for more made in USA brands, oddly enough....  I was also led to the book Ametora, which is a great read.  A few years back I got into Japanese brands finally.  Now that I'm in a better financial situation I've been slowly (granted, much more fast during lockdown) replacing any fast fashion, cheap, etc with higher quality, longer lasting items.   
I have a few IH pieces now and I know my collection will grow.  I also love Freenote, Filson (duh, being in Seattle), Merz and other Japanese brands for loopwheel.  Quick, crappy pic below is me in my lovely ihsw-41 and my AMAZING ih-803-wh.  I love these pants!  When not in my house slippers I'm usually rocking Birks, Vans or RWs.  I also just picked up a fantastic pair of lefty 634s from the outlet.  So another thing that brought me to IH was the abundance of wider fits.  I love my heavy tapers (Freenote!) for my big thighs but I just want some wide fits also!  And while my Dickies 874s are great, they don't age particularly well and can get a little stale looking in my wardrobe.  Phew, sorry for the life story...but excited to be here and to have this forum as an excellent resource!
Thanks all! -Kenny
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« Reply #2432 on: July 08, 2020, 07:29:39 pm »
@GoCougs

Hi Kenny and thanks for that great intro. It’s always fun to hear how people gravitate towards the brand and this hobby/interest in general. Good to have you here.

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« Reply #2433 on: July 08, 2020, 07:39:59 pm »
@GoCougs

Great intro and the outfit is superb The IHSW-41 and 634S-21L are two favorite and often-worn pieces of mine.

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« Reply #2434 on: July 08, 2020, 09:22:54 pm »
@neph93 @Alex_24 Thanks for the welcome guys!  Another fantastic part of IH: the warm community!  :)

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« Reply #2435 on: September 11, 2020, 07:41:38 am »
Hi,
I have been looking at these jeans since I lucked into a pair of Viberg x Iron Heart engineer boots a couple of years ago.
I went for IH 555 01 as they measure nigh on the same as my Levi 502.
Wow I was not disapointed with the denim or cut. But. I have worn them for two evenings around the house and they are tough to sit in and are uncomfortable on the back of the knee.
I nearly sent them back after putting them on but bit the bullet as they are so close to the 502s.
The Levis though are thin and have a bit of elastane in them which is why they are so comfy, the 555s on the other hand don't!.
They have given a bit already but are restrictive up top and behind the knees, I guess this is normal?
I read somewhere getting them wet and wearing them and and doing some stretching can help.
Or do I need to grow a pair and battle them to comfort?

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« Reply #2436 on: September 11, 2020, 11:02:42 am »
@JR.303. Welcome to the forum.

Your 21oz 555’s are around twice the weight and thickness of a pair of Levi’s and as you say contain noe elastane or polyurethane. They are also a slim cut, with a small knee measurement. In addition your Levi’s will have gone through many aggressive post construction treatments designed to soften the denim or to change it’s appearance (which also softens the denim).

What you are describing is totally normal. You are at the start of the break-in process. The good news is that the 21oz is a relatively easy jean to break in. Soaking won’t help much, stretching might but may also have unwanted side effects (knee bagging for example). The key is to wear them. Just wear them, and not only when you’re sat at home. Go for a walk, climb a hill, go to a party (while practising social distancing, of course). Do whatever it is you normally do with your jeans on and at some point they’ll be broken in and the most comfortable jeans you own.

Check out the product threads for more info/experiences.

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« Reply #2437 on: September 13, 2020, 11:11:38 am »
A few days in now and they have thanfully become wearable!

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« Reply #2438 on: September 13, 2020, 11:38:06 am »
A few days in now and they have thanfully become wearable!

Good to hear. It would have been a shame to give up on them.

It is easy to think heavy denim doesn't fit the first time you put it on. Always wise to give it a chance before flipping or returning.

Have a look at the product thread for other's experience... https://www.ironheart.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=3937.msg653834#msg653834
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« Reply #2439 on: September 22, 2020, 11:00:44 am »
Hi there

I am Andy from Switzerland, 43 years old.

Some years ago I got interested in nice boots (a Red Wing Iron Ranger). Soon I got interested in nice denim. Soon I got interested in nice leather jackets - and finally I landed here  :D

I am also interested in old espresso machines, cooking and kitchen knifes - these are also ways to spend a lot of money  ::)

Regards
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« Reply #2440 on: September 22, 2020, 11:04:14 am »
Hi there

I am Andy from Switzerland, 43 years old.

Some years ago I got interested in nice boots (a Red Wing Iron Ranger). Soon I got interested in nice denim. Soon I got interested in nice leather jackets - and finally I landed here  :D

I am also interested in old espresso machines, cooking and kitchen knifes - these are also ways to spend a lot of money  ::)

Regards
Andy
Hi Andy, and welcome.

Sounds like you’re at the right place. Apart from the IH related discussions we have a coffee thread, a knife thread and many boots and jackets threads. The RW thread may not be as active as it was as many folks here have a thing for Wesco and Viberg.

Thanks for the nice intro!

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« Reply #2441 on: September 22, 2020, 01:02:04 pm »
Hi there

I am Andy from Switzerland, 43 years old.

Some years ago I got interested in nice boots (a Red Wing Iron Ranger). Soon I got interested in nice denim. Soon I got interested in nice leather jackets - and finally I landed here  :D

I am also interested in old espresso machines, cooking and kitchen knifes - these are also ways to spend a lot of money  ::)

Regards
Andy
Hi Andy, and welcome.

Sounds like you’re at the right place. Apart from the IH related discussions we have a coffee thread, a knife thread and many boots and jackets threads. The RW thread may not be as active as it was as many folks here have a thing for Wesco and Viberg.

Thanks for the nice intro!

That's good to know! I just have one pair of RW left, other boots have replaced them  ;D

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« Reply #2442 on: September 23, 2020, 09:49:42 am »
Hi there

I am Andy from Switzerland, 43 years old.


Welcome Andy! Tremendous intro, you have found the right place it would seem!
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« Reply #2443 on: September 23, 2020, 01:36:13 pm »
Welcome back Mr Z  :)
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« Reply #2444 on: September 24, 2020, 12:23:57 am »
Thank you G-san!! Nice to be here!!
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