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Offline Giles

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Re: Repairs & Modifications
« Reply #570 on: April 21, 2017, 04:04:33 pm »
Pay me in Parmigiano, next time I see you.  That's the Italian currency I prefer..... :P
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« Reply #571 on: April 22, 2017, 01:33:50 pm »
@tvenuto Not sure if this would work for you,or how you would accomplish it,but Harley puts a small snap at the back of all their shirt collars to keep them from flapping around while you're riding. Also looks really good when the top buttons are unbuttoned. if this sounds interesting to you I could send you some pictures.

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« Reply #572 on: April 22, 2017, 01:50:44 pm »
if I can climb over the British wall after Brexit... ;)
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« Reply #573 on: April 28, 2017, 06:37:07 pm »
I've worn my 301s for about 3.5 years and have already had them repaired several times.  They are again in an unwearable state due to holes in the crotch.  The following needs to be done:

(1) Fix holes in the crotch and other places
(2) Fix the pocket bags (which are completely shredded)
(3) Put a patch over the existing darning.  Self-Edge did a bad job last time and there are huge balls of thread in the darning which scrape my legs like a cheese grater (this is even after wearing them for more than a year after the darning).

Is it even worth repairing these or would it be better to retire them?  If a repair is worth it, who do I go about getting them to IH Japan?

You can see some pics here:
http://www.ironheart.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=6757.msg498142#msg498142

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« Reply #574 on: April 28, 2017, 08:08:11 pm »
Whether they are worth repairing or not has to be your decision. If you do decide to get them done, send them to me, I know someone in Japan who may be able to help...
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Re: Repairs & Modifications
« Reply #575 on: April 28, 2017, 08:29:46 pm »
If it's the same guy you sent my MBB's too then well worth it. Did a amazing job on them.

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« Reply #576 on: April 28, 2017, 08:30:58 pm »
It's Gon san @ The Works...
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Re: Repairs & Modifications
« Reply #577 on: April 28, 2017, 08:39:31 pm »
Retirement has my vote. The crotch looks already beaten up.

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« Reply #578 on: April 28, 2017, 09:02:24 pm »
IH UK is offering a great customer service, opportunity to Pimp and several hemmings (the rainbow thread is my most favorite  ;)).

But I was wondering for a long time, why you guys don't offer a repair service!?

So @Giles , if you are able to provide an IHUK Repair Service on regular basis, like all the one we now outside of Europe, it is time to launch it.

Some of the machines are available right in Gos Vegas.
And I would enjoy to see some beautiful garments send back to Japan!

"Once upon a time, I send back my HHSH-87 for busted Yoke  and it turned out as the invisible, most admired repair, you can ever dream of.............,....."

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« Reply #579 on: April 28, 2017, 09:22:36 pm »
We have all the machines we need here, but we just don't have the time to offer repairs as a proper professional service....And, if we can't do it properly, promptly and efficiently, then all it can do, by offering a less than amazing service is hurt us....So we play, do repairs for friends and ourselves and leave it at that......

Sad, but true...
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« Reply #580 on: April 28, 2017, 10:18:04 pm »
Sad, but once upon a time ................ ;)

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Re: Repairs & Modifications
« Reply #581 on: May 10, 2017, 08:06:17 am »
Pity, I have a pair of overdyed 666s I've not worn in two years  because they need repaired. 1st repair was by the denim doctor, (who did what I didn't want him to do and no better than local places, would not use him again). Keeping them for when I can eventually take them to Self Edge for some darning type repairs.


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« Reply #582 on: May 10, 2017, 08:58:35 am »
What sort of darning.......We can do it here
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Re: Repairs & Modifications
« Reply #583 on: May 31, 2017, 07:34:31 pm »
Hi,
I'm after some advice...
I regularly wear through the left knee of all my jeans well before the right knee and well before anything else serious needs repairing. I usually send my jeans to the Denim Doc in Manchester (UK) who does a great job reinforcing the knee and then over-stitching. This works pretty well for most jeans, however my current jeans (Trophy 1607) are super-soft and the reinforcing material changes the way the jeans hang at the knee; it looks like I've got kneepads underneath!
I've unpicked the stitching and am thinking I might ask him to re-do the repair with a lot thinner reinforcing material. Before I do, can anyone suggest any other way to repair small holes in the knee and where could I get it done?

Cheers,
Dan

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Re: Repairs & Modifications
« Reply #584 on: May 31, 2017, 11:29:16 pm »
You could always embrace the wabi sabi and get sashiko repairs.