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Re: IH-634SII - 18oz Indigo/Indigo Straight Cut Jean
« Reply #15 on: December 20, 2014, 08:41:03 AM »
My best guess as to behaviour is on the product page:

Treat as raw:  you will get about 1" shrinkage in the waist and the same in the inseam, the waist will stretch back out to pre-soak/wash over time - so if they fit you as you like them pre-soak/wash, then that's your size

Much stiffer than 21, not as stiff as UHR

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Re: IH-634SII - 18oz Indigo/Indigo Straight Cut Jean
« Reply #16 on: December 21, 2014, 08:55:35 AM »
I've read all the disclaimers regarding this.

Besides the shrinkage in waist and inseam, I'm assuming the thigh/knee/leg opening will also shrink accordingly?

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Re: IH-634SII - 18oz Indigo/Indigo Straight Cut Jean
« Reply #18 on: December 21, 2014, 04:49:31 PM »
Man the measurements look good and the fabric amazing. Maybe late next year if they are still around.
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Re: IH-634SII - 18oz Indigo/Indigo Straight Cut Jean
« Reply #19 on: December 22, 2014, 01:05:47 PM »
I ordered a pair last night!
These in size 32 pretty much match the UHR in size 33, which i own, so i went with a 32.

I have the 634s, the 634 UHR, and the 634 XHS, so it will be interesting to see how this 18oz compares to the other ones.
Will report back once i have given them a soak and worn them a little.

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Re: IH-634SII - 18oz Indigo/Indigo Straight Cut Jean
« Reply #20 on: December 23, 2014, 02:52:13 PM »
Well, as usual Iron Heart delivers! 24h after ordering, UPS man is at my door!

Fit wise, these do indeed come up one size large... I have always worn 33 IH 634, and these size 32 fit me pretty much just like the size 33 IH 634 UHR.

The fabric is very interesting, at 18oz, it is the lightest pair of IH jeans i own, but it is probably almost as rigid as the UHR. The most interesting thing to me is the density of the fabric. For some reason it feels very very tight and dense. No surface hair, it almost has a certain sheen going on.
It feels like if you were to rub a spot you would actually polish it.
I am pretty sure that although it is the thinnest it will be a very warm fabric, as it feels like no air is going through it.

Color wise, it's not actually that dark, somewhere in between the 634s and the 634 XHS, but the fact that is is fully dyed might give some interesting fades.
The jeans are in my bathtub right now, when they are dry i will update the thread to let you know how much they shrunk. I don't usually give them a pre wear wash, just a soak.

One thing i noticed, these are the only IH i have that don't need to be weighted down to stay at the bottom of the tub, they just sink like a stone, which to me confirms the fabric is super tight and doesn't store much air.
They also don't have that sulfur smell when soaked, i wonder if the dyeing method is different, and how this will influence fade.


Here are some pictures, they are shown from lightest to heaviest. So 18oz 634SII, 21oz 634s, 21/23oz 634UHR, 25oz 634 XHS.

Personally my favourite ones are still the XHS, but these could come in second!
Worth noting they are very long, meaning i will actually be able to cuff them, and am really looking forward the blue on blue cuff! Until now, only the XHS has been long enough for me to cuff it.








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« Last Edit: December 23, 2014, 04:49:15 PM by Carlos840 »

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Re: IH-634SII - 18oz Indigo/Indigo Straight Cut Jean
« Reply #21 on: December 23, 2014, 04:52:49 PM »
@Carlos840 nice collection man! Thanks for the update I'm sure this is helping many people (myself included)as you have various different denim types to compare to

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Re: IH-634SII - 18oz Indigo/Indigo Straight Cut Jean
« Reply #22 on: December 23, 2014, 05:11:05 PM »
Thanks Carlos for the review about the fabric!
Good 634 collec! Congrats!


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Re: IH-634SII - 18oz Indigo/Indigo Straight Cut Jean
« Reply #23 on: December 23, 2014, 06:49:59 PM »
Just received these beauties, and i think they are are gonna be my new favorites over my 634 UHR which is the ultimate fast fader jeans. So flat and shiny this denim is. Thanks for the fast shipping and reliable measurements IH UK.

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Re: IH-634SII - 18oz Indigo/Indigo Straight Cut Jean
« Reply #24 on: December 23, 2014, 07:12:54 PM »
Nice review, Carlos.

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Re: IH-634SII - 18oz Indigo/Indigo Straight Cut Jean
« Reply #25 on: December 24, 2014, 01:23:49 PM »
Thanks guys, happy i can help!

So, the jeans are dry. I measured them and they shrank to pretty much exactly the same size as a size 33 IH-634 UHR.
One thing worth noting, the inseam shrank noticeably more.
They are now both 36", but the UHR started at 36.5" and barely lost anything. The 634SII on the other hand started at 37.5" so it shrunk a lot more.

Now that it is dry, the denim lost a bit of the sheen it had in the beginning, but it still feels pretty rigid, and although it's only 18oz it still manages to stand on its own.

Looking at it closely you can really see that the indigo doesn't look like it is deep into the fiber. Scratching it lightly with your nail shows bright marks very easily.
I have a feeling this one is also going to be super quick to show fades, and might look awesome really fast.

I kinda wish i didn't have so many pairs to wear, speed up the evo!

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Re: IH-634SII - 18oz Indigo/Indigo Straight Cut Jean
« Reply #26 on: December 24, 2014, 02:39:37 PM »
nice job @Carlos840

thanks much
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Re: IH-634SII - 18oz Indigo/Indigo Straight Cut Jean
« Reply #27 on: December 30, 2014, 05:44:19 PM »
Scored the last pair of 32s in these. Don't tell my wife.
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Re: IH-634SII - 18oz Indigo/Indigo Straight Cut Jean
« Reply #28 on: December 30, 2014, 06:03:46 PM »
Sheeeeeeeee-it, that has caught me with my trousers down.......
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Re: IH-634SII - 18oz Indigo/Indigo Straight Cut Jean
« Reply #29 on: December 30, 2014, 06:58:20 PM »
Time for another run......in indigo stitching.....