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Offline neph93

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Re: Repairs & Modifications
« Reply #660 on: January 22, 2018, 06:32:00 pm »
The fabric on that thing is so good that a funky neckline makes no difference at all.

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« Reply #661 on: January 22, 2018, 06:37:04 pm »
yeah, I'm over the moon with it, and honestly if it really bothers me I'm sure I can send it back and have her tighten it up a bit...but I don't know if I want to be without it for that long again  :D
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« Reply #662 on: February 11, 2018, 02:22:24 am »
Who do you guys recommend for a properly blended darning style crotch repair in the UK? (Or China/Hong Kong for that matter, I'm back and forth)

I've always been disappointed with previous jeans crotch repairs, and wouldn't want that with my lovely IH jeans. Cheers!

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« Reply #663 on: February 11, 2018, 02:33:28 am »
How big is the problem?
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« Reply #664 on: February 12, 2018, 11:18:25 am »
I took my 801’s to my tailor for a couple modifications. I wanted the leg opening down to 9” from 9.8 and had him take them in at the waist at least an inch. I think he did a great job because to do it properly he had to open them up at the knee to taper correctly. You can’t really tell from the pictures but I guess that’s a sign of a good job. The best part is that he left the material at the waist that he took in on the inside of the pants so they could be let out again in the future. He said he did this because “these pants will outlive me (he’s 80 years old) and you may gain some wait back when you are an old man” a true testament to the materials and workmanship. Here are a couple pictures.



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« Reply #665 on: February 12, 2018, 12:08:44 pm »
Looks like a really good job @deanclean
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Re: Repairs & Modifications
« Reply #666 on: February 12, 2018, 01:35:21 pm »
Stellar mod for sure


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Re: Repairs & Modifications
« Reply #667 on: February 12, 2018, 02:21:32 pm »
How big is the problem?

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The hole appeared rather suddenly.  The other faded areas around the crotch are also thinning quite considerably.

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« Reply #668 on: February 12, 2018, 10:44:30 pm »
Hmmmm.  I could repair that, but I would not say my darning skills are anything to write home about.  The repairs in Japan are sometimes brilliant, sometimes not.  The only person I trust 100% is Raine from Indigo Proof...
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« Reply #669 on: February 15, 2018, 08:19:13 pm »
@Giles (or anyone) - have you any experience or opinion of the www.denimdoctor.co.uk?

I've got a smaller version of the above appearing on my r&h666 colaborations...who's proper name I've forgotten.

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« Reply #670 on: February 15, 2018, 08:20:17 pm »
We can do small stuff like that here.....
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« Reply #671 on: February 15, 2018, 08:41:57 pm »
Ok, great. I was probably paying too much attention to your previous post, but I'm more than happy sending them your way.

I'll give you a shout when I get a chance and may even drop them off or collect them personally if you'll allow. I'd love to have a nosey around the place if possible and it'll make a change from GOSH.

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« Reply #672 on: March 08, 2018, 05:00:31 pm »
My (no longer) white IH thermal waffle and my Wrangler ecru selvedge denim jacket have both received the at-home-overdye-treatment. I was hoping that the denim jacket would end up black however, it's more like a deep blue. The thermal came out superb. I am happy with the results however, my attempts at avoiding buying an IH-101J-BLK have been foiled.

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« Reply #673 on: March 08, 2018, 05:12:30 pm »
Good job on the thermal!
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« Reply #674 on: March 08, 2018, 06:07:13 pm »
Looks like they came out pretty great to me. Love the Wrangler jackets that they make for then European market.