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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #14055 on: January 17, 2021, 09:41:40 am »
Many thanks for your help and guidance.

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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #14056 on: January 17, 2021, 10:20:37 am »
What type of detergent do folks use for washing IH Shirts?

Shop detergent is fine. I wash them how I’d wash any clothes, that is what they are after all. 

The only exception is indigo shirts on their first wash. They still get a regular detergent, machine wash, but they get soaked first.

I would recommend the "black" detergents, for example Woolite Black.  Many of the other detergents contain fluorescents which shift UV light in the environment into the visible spectrum and therefore make your clothes appear brighter.  You can test if a detergent contains brighteners with a black light.

Brighteners can make denim look less natural.  I don't like it for my flannels either.  Don't worry if you've washed your IH with detergents containing brighteners, washing them again with a black detergent will remove fluorescents.

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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #14057 on: January 17, 2021, 05:10:16 pm »
...very interesting information DrPat. ;)
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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #14058 on: January 19, 2021, 06:45:36 pm »
I have this question, but first let me tell ya how I started my IH adventure. My first pair was 666 19oz lefty denim V2 jeans tag 36. This was the only size i could fit my tights in. I have been wearing these jeans since Nov 24th non stop and I love the electric blue fades that started to appear. I decided to buy two more pairs and decided on 666 21oz indigo tag 34 and 777 21oz OD tag 35 jeans. Both pairs fit and feel great. I cant believe how soft the 666 21oz indigo denim is. Back to my question, my 666 19oz lefties feel sturdiest and heaviest(literally) vs, 666S 21oz and 777 21oz OD pairs?? Not that I am complaining (love all 3 pairs), but out of my curiosity I thought that 19oz will be lighter than 21oz denim... I am just fascinated how these garments are made, and I would like to know the difference between different denim weights. My only problem is the rotation, since Id like to wear all three pairs every day, LoL.
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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #14059 on: January 19, 2021, 07:09:25 pm »
I'm not sure what your question is @Derada , if it is as simple as it appears then denim weight is what a square yard of loom-state denim weighs in ounces....
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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #14060 on: January 19, 2021, 07:16:09 pm »
I think he’s trying to understand why he perceives the 19OZ to be heavier than the 21OZ,thinking that possibly something in the weaving process might account for the disparity.

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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #14061 on: January 19, 2021, 07:17:35 pm »
If that is the case, maybe because the 19oz has a tighter weave than the 21oz, so it feels heavier...
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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #14062 on: January 19, 2021, 10:35:05 pm »
out of my curiosity I thought that 19oz will be lighter than 21oz denim...

It is the differences in the fabric playing tricks on you. Its texture and heft make the 19oz seem heavier, although it isn’t. The same thing happens with the 12oz wabash. You can’t believe it is the same weight as th 12oz shirting denim. It seems much heavier. Heavier in fact than the 14oz kersey and 13oz serge shirting fabrics.

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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #14063 on: January 19, 2021, 10:44:50 pm »
out of my curiosity I thought that 19oz will be lighter than 21oz denim...

It is the differences in the fabric playing tricks on you. Its texture and heft make the 19oz seem heavier, although it isn’t. The same thing happens with the 12oz wabash. You can’t believe it is the same weight as th 12oz shirting denim. It seems much heavier. Heavier in fact than the 14oz kersey and 13oz serge shirting fabrics.

As someone who has a couple 12oz shirts and just acquired a 12oz Wabash- can confirm of feels much heavier.
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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #14064 on: January 19, 2021, 10:47:15 pm »
I recently bought a IHSH-198 and love the little red W on the pocket. I also noticed there is one on the IHSH-197, another badass touch to a shirt.

Question is- what other shirts, if any, share this attribute? It is my favorite detail on my pants and jackets and would love to see it happen more. Anyone else on here share this sentiment?
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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #14065 on: January 20, 2021, 12:38:41 am »
The red W is killer! I agree that it’s my favorite possible piece of branding.


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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #14066 on: January 20, 2021, 12:44:06 am »
If that is the case, maybe because the 19oz has a tighter weave than the 21oz, so it feels heavier...

Thats exacly what I was trying to understand. Thanks for explanations. The 19oz feel heavier and sturdier than 21oz jeans. Must be the waving process.

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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #14067 on: January 20, 2021, 12:59:41 am »
IHSH-38 had the red W :)


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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #14068 on: January 20, 2021, 03:40:44 am »
@sabergirl heck yeah!

@Appfaff nice! I just looked that one up, I dig it.
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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #14069 on: January 20, 2021, 12:44:00 pm »
agreed - the red 'W' would look awesome on any of the Dark/OD CPO's