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Re: We know you love IH, but where do you think we can improve?
« Reply #540 on: October 03, 2018, 01:26:18 am »
Fair enough.

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Re: We know you love IH, but where do you think we can improve?
« Reply #541 on: November 04, 2018, 07:02:56 pm »
I’m a huge fan of the recent big brass buckle, but there’s one thing that bugs me:

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I’m not sure if there’s a reason for the part where the belt attaches to be so huge, but I think it would look a lot better if it was a bit lower profile. I’m half tempted to find a machine shop to grind it down and re-weld the bar that the belt attaches, but if there were a re-run or a different buckle altogether with a less bulky profile, I’d probably just go ahead and buy that one too.
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Re: We know you love IH, but where do you think we can improve?
« Reply #542 on: November 04, 2018, 07:16:39 pm »
@xtcclassic I hear you. I took a rubber spacer with a hole in it and stuck it on the hook. Works a treat.

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Re: We know you love IH, but where do you think we can improve?
« Reply #543 on: November 05, 2018, 01:44:29 am »
Good idea, Rueben. I’ll have to try that out on mine. Or find a belt strap that’s twice as thick. (pretty sure that doesn’t exist)


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Re: We know you love IH, but where do you think we can improve?
« Reply #544 on: November 05, 2018, 05:20:14 am »
If my belt was any thicker, it wouldn’t fit back under the first loop. It barely fits as it is. I might have to try this idea, @neph93 can you post some pics?
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Re: We know you love IH, but where do you think we can improve?
« Reply #545 on: November 05, 2018, 07:36:54 am »
I might have to try this idea, @neph93 can you post some pics?

Not wearing it today but I’ll get on to it when I can.

The point is that if you slide a suitably dimensioned spacer over the hook of the prong and onto its shaft, when the belt is hooked on the prong, the spacer raises the buckle away from the belt so the buckle sits parallell to the waistband instead of the left hand side being raised and the right side angling inwards.

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Re: We know you love IH, but where do you think we can improve?
« Reply #546 on: April 14, 2019, 08:38:25 pm »
If you guys do make another 219/225 shirt in a different color ....it would be great to line the pockets with a chambray or the white pocket bag material.

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Re: We know you love IH, but where do you think we can improve?
« Reply #547 on: April 15, 2019, 09:26:19 pm »
If my belt was any thicker, it wouldn’t fit back under the first loop. It barely fits as it is. I might have to try this idea, @neph93 can you post some pics?

I can see how that could be uncomfortable. The buckle on my mega double prong is about as thick of a buckle that I could manage.



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Re: We know you love IH, but where do you think we can improve
« Reply #548 on: April 22, 2019, 07:22:57 am »

I’m probably gonna come in for a lot of abuse and online ‘trolling’ over what I am going to post but I need to get this off my chest as it’s been bothering me for some time now.
I’m not one for contributing much to this forum, one or two silly posts in 12 months barely warrants any justification for my continued inclusion, I’d rather let my jeans do the talking however on one thing i am adamant. The choice of 25 oz denims is pitifully low, for a company that prides itself on their heavy denim the choices on offer are becoming less and less every day. The 666XHS is ‘where it all began’ yet for the past 2 years IH has been unable to fix the run1 and run2 .In the meantime we can all continually choose the 777’s. The talk recently was about the 555 XHSib 25oz. Upon closer inspection I figured I could use these jeans yet low and behold, this pair of 25oz jeans is now endangered like some panda in a zoo in a Chinese city.

The roll-call of extinct jeans  grows by the month like some long list of never-to-be-seen-again classic cars. Please ironheart there are people out there who choose your jeans for the sheer weight of your denim not to visit the website and reminisce over what might had been had I pulled the trigger and bought this or that pair of 25oz jeans ‘when I had the opportunity ‘
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We know you love IH, but where do you think we can improve?
« Reply #549 on: April 22, 2019, 08:02:20 am »
@Jackhammer happily we get extremely little “trolling”on this forum and encourage expression of honest opinion. You’re using this thread absolutely as intended so if anyone trolls you, you can be sure the mods will deal with it.

As to your point, I can say this... I too love 25oz and would happily see all IH cuts in it.  That being said, because of the type of product and the section of the clothing industry we are talking about,  there are real logistical issues with this. Here are a few:

- production of the 25oz is notoriously difficult to do, to the high standards Haraki-san requires.
- It doesn’t get made in very high quantities.
- It is expensive to make, leading to expensive jeans. You can’t have that much expensive stock lying around if you aren’t going to move it.

These issues are parts of the reason behind some of the things you point out. The 555-XHSib snd 888 in the same denim are endangered because of the quantities involved. It is spesialist, unusual denim, hard to make and expensive to make. It therefore fits the «limited batch» model IH and most other Japanese «secret» brands employ. The 777-XHS is a response to the popularity of the 777 cut, as was the 666 version when originally released. The point being as long as they sell, they will be remade.

The 21oz is the heavyweight denim IH has as its flagship product. The 25oz was initially a one off project that Haraki-san was sceptical to.  Other company’s produce heavier denim but H thinks his 25oz is at the limit of what can be made well and worn comfortably. It is extreme, special interest denim. It will never be produced in massive quantities and you’ll never see that many cuts that are Extant made of it.

Happily this forum exists so that fans of the 25oz can get the lowdown first and they can pick up pairs of limited batch 25oz as they drop. Discussions about the last of the XHSib denim and which cuts will be made of it are underway, so watch this space.
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Re: We know you love IH, but where do you think we can improve?
« Reply #550 on: April 22, 2019, 08:13:40 am »
We pride ourself primarily on our 21oz.

The 25oz was a thing I dreamt up with Roger Hatt of VMC in the bar of the Granbell Hotel in Shibuya a few years ago.  It is extraordinarily hard to make, we get an immense amount of wastage and the mill we use for weaving it hates making it.  Any sensible company would have dropped it as a production item years ago, and that did nearly happen as the mill wanted to stop weaving it because they get so much wastage, it is only because we agreed to buy all the denim they make, even the 2nd and 3rd quality that they agreed to continue.

Please can you expand on this statement, I don't really know what it means:

"The 666XHS is ‘where it all began’ yet for the past 2 years IH has been unable to fix the run1 and run2".

When you say "The roll-call of extinct jeans grows by the month", do you mean 25oz or jeans in general?  If you mean 25oz, then there are not many that are extinct other than intentionally limited runs that were done for competitions or special events.  If you mean in general, we still have 72 different styles of jeans available, frankly, that is an asinine number of models to offer for a company our size.
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Re: We know you love IH, but where do you think we can improve?
« Reply #551 on: April 22, 2019, 01:26:58 pm »
In addition to the above, the 666-XHS rerun is due in the next couple of weeks so.

The run 1/run 2 thing you refer to is what happens when two batches of jeans measure differently, we opted to provide accurate meausments for all units in stock rather than provide a simpler, inaccurate measurement chart.

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Re: We know you love IH, but where do you think we can improve?
« Reply #552 on: April 30, 2019, 12:39:51 am »
A minor "complaint" but the collars on IH work shirts and westerns are too large.  The ends always curl and it gives off a bit of a 70's vibe.  Nothing that stops me from buying them obviously but if the collars were made just a bit smaller they would be perfect. 

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Re: We know you love IH, but where do you think we can improve?
« Reply #553 on: June 21, 2019, 12:02:22 pm »
Is it possible to implement something like this?

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Re: We know you love IH, but where do you think we can improve?
« Reply #554 on: July 02, 2019, 06:11:58 pm »
A minor "complaint" but the collars on IH work shirts and westerns are too large.  The ends always curl and it gives off a bit of a 70's vibe.  Nothing that stops me from buying them obviously but if the collars were made just a bit smaller they would be perfect.

I agree with this, FWIW.