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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #13320 on: November 12, 2019, 07:53:45 pm »
A shit load.....

It is hyper-expensive and H has tried many alternatives, he has also tried weaving with Aspero in the weft and another long-staple cotton in the warp (and vica versa ) with results that don't make us smile.  So go big or go home - 100% Aspero for us.

If there is a shortage, we're fucked....
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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #13321 on: November 12, 2019, 07:59:55 pm »
Oh, and we only know of one guy/one loom who can weave it the way we like...
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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #13322 on: November 12, 2019, 08:01:01 pm »
Oh, and we only know of one guy/one loom who can weave it the way we like...

Lets hope this man lives for a very very long time. 

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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #13323 on: November 12, 2019, 08:10:59 pm »
A shit load.....

It is hyper-expensive and H has tried many alternatives, he has also tried weaving with Aspero in the weft and another long-staple cotton in the warp (and vica versa ) with results that don't make us smile.  So go big or go home - 100% Aspero for us.

If there is a shortage, we're fucked....

Thanks. If there were a shortage I’d still buy IH flannels even if they were woven with regular cotton. Were IH’s older flannels woven with long staple cotton? Or are UHF’s with aspero a recent fabric that came about 7-8 yrs ago?


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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #13324 on: November 13, 2019, 05:43:29 pm »
That was an great question @gaseousclay, its certainly a very cool thing...Aspero cotton...like you I would still buy IH flannels as they are quite the best! Cool to hear some behind the scenes stuff.

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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #13325 on: November 13, 2019, 05:49:24 pm »
On the topic of UHFs. I was curious how people wash them with regards to buttoning them. I have always buttoned the cuffs, turned inside out and left the rest unbuttoned. Does anyone keep them completely buttoned up? I suppose this could also go in the no stupid questions thread, to maybe lessen the blow of this being a stupid question.. ;D

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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #13326 on: November 13, 2019, 05:53:11 pm »
On the topic of UHFs. I was curious how people wash them with regards to buttoning them.

However they are buttoned when I pick them off the bedroom floor, which is to say, probably not very buttoned at all, but I couldn’t tell you for sure...

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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #13327 on: November 13, 2019, 05:59:35 pm »
I button everything on my western shirts, cuffs, pockets & placket. I flip the collar up and turn inside out. Immediately after the spin cycle is done I take it out, smooth the wrinkles as best I can, and hang to dry. While still slightly damp, I like to turn rightside out and unbutton everything. Sometimes I wear it while still damp to activate the creases again (only on my denim jacket & cpo's), sometimes I just put it on for a few minutes and bend my arms and things and then hang it back up, and sometimes I just let it dry completely (the uhf's).

The snaps on the westerns are serious enough that I feel better if they aren't banging around on my beautiful aspero. I'm sure it's unlikely to do harm, but just like my IH zippers (which will cut you!), it is better safe than sorry.

On the workshirts, maybe you could hypothesize that buttoning them up would increase the stress on the stitching holding the button to the shirts and potentially shortening the lifespan of that thread? But you might also argue that if they aren't buttoned up, the button might catch on something in the wash and stress the thread?
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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #13328 on: November 15, 2019, 12:41:45 am »
Hope this works? Apologies if I'm not doing this correctly. I am a forum noob :) So. I discovered IH a little less than a year ago and have been completely obsessed with the high level of workmanship in these garments. I'm a tall, skinny dude that has a hard time finding clothing that fits well, and add to that all the shrinking properties of raw denim(which I'm also still trying to figure out)... Anyway, I've had quite a journey of buying/returning, and buying/soaking/cryingthatitshrunktoomuch/reordering. As of now, I have a nice little pile of IH denim jackets and a couple UHF that are not returnable since I've soaked them. I need to sell some of these lovely pieces... What are your experiences selling here vs Ebay or Grailed or something? Any ideas? I really appreciate this community... I've definitely read the forums and looked at pics you guys have posted on each of the items I've purchased prior to pulling the trigger... Thanks for your time!

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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #13329 on: November 15, 2019, 01:42:43 am »
Sell here....audience is lower, but you know you have a knowledgeable base.  Ebay and grailed are full of cheapskates, only looking for a deal.  Unless you need cash fast, I wouldn't bother with those.  I've gotten some truly ridiculous offers for things on ebay....was selling a new pair of jeans, rare and retail was something like $450....someone offered me $75 when I didn't realize ebay had opened the listing for offers.  It took ALL of my willpower not to respond that I would rather soak them in gas and burn them in a pile on my front lawn then sell them to that jackoff.

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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #13330 on: November 15, 2019, 01:51:54 am »
Welcome to the forums!

I'm going to echo a lot of what @DigitalPopsicle already said but I always sell here first.  The members are friendly, no one's going to try to gouge you, and you're not going to get ripped off, especially if you sell to a member with history in the forums.

And you don't have to limit your sales to IH stuff.  Lots of members list stuff from other brands.

But sure, you might not sell as quickly and maybe not for as much, but the headaches you'll save are worth it.
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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #13331 on: November 15, 2019, 02:27:56 am »
Thanks the feedback @neph93 and @adam313. I did your method Adam and kept it all buttoned up this time. I have wondered if the snaps banging around on the fabric could do harm, never noticed any though. This is tough stuff after all, and simply clothing, nice to hear what others do though.

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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #13332 on: November 15, 2019, 03:06:35 am »
And, if you care (I do), whatever you sell here is likely to find a good home where someone will really appreciate it.
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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #13333 on: November 15, 2019, 03:51:42 am »
With the snaps, it’s more the female part of the snap that I’m concerned about. The male half is pretty smooth and harmless, but the inside of the female snap has an edge to it that might eventually snag something at sometime. Better safe than sorry for me, even though the likelihood of an issue is minimal. “First world problems” type of thing
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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #13334 on: November 18, 2019, 09:03:34 am »
So. I sold my black vest to get another cotton duck vest, as I have this idea of making a brown battle vest.
I already know that I want an AK backpatch, there are two similar designs. One is very rare but I have hopes of getting it, the other one is cheaper and available.
I won't tell you which one is which but would like to know which ones goes better with the vest.
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The vest is of course this one:
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