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What is everyone's favourite detail on their IH jeans?
« on: February 18, 2016, 01:29:37 pm »
What is everyone's favourite detail on their IH jeans?  What little detail do you appreciate the most and why?

The selvedge on the fly and the watch pocket?
The lined pockets with that nice tough fabric?
The hidden rivets?
The super tough polycotton thread?
Those lovely belt loops that are sewn into the waist band?
The zinc buttons?
The cool IH arcs on the back pockets
The red W?
The fantastic fabrics? (though i'm reluctant to call that as a detail as it's fundamental)
Etc etc?

What do you look out for in a new purchase?  Any that are especially important?

I've been slightly obsessed with IH clothing since discovering and buying my first pair- I just love the all round quality that extends to all the finer details, and it has totally sold me on the brand.

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Re: What is everyone's favourite detail on their IH jeans?
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2016, 02:50:50 pm »
@Giles What details are you most proud of, or fond of?

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Re: What is everyone's favourite detail on their IH jeans?
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2016, 03:01:51 pm »
I'm most proud of/pleased/humbled that someone would even start a thread like this.....
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Re: What is everyone's favourite detail on their IH jeans?
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2016, 08:32:32 pm »
Not on the jeans but the buttons/rivets/buckle on my IHxVS-T1 were submerged in Kojima Bay for 3 months before being added to the jacket.  Easily my favorite detail.

For jeans.....  The fully lined back pockets or the initial battle you have with a new pair where the jeans begin your enemy and slowly become your friend. 

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Re: What is everyone's favourite detail on their IH jeans?
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2016, 09:29:39 pm »
I adore the look, feel and weight of IH's denims. They're all unique and incredible on their own, their construction and quality is second to none. Details like sewn-in belt loops, the tidy selvedge fly or lined back pockets are the cherry on the cake. It doesn't get better than this.

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Re: What is everyone's favourite detail on their IH jeans?
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2016, 09:37:37 pm »
Easily the hidden rivets and lined back pockets. Not that other details are any less fantastic. I've just always had issues with pocket peel or wearing holes through them.
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What is everyone's favourite detail on their IH jeans?
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2016, 09:50:50 pm »
Of all my pairs, the details on my DC4 are my favorite. A selvedge belt loop, off set rear belt loop, half lined pockets, and ghost arcs. I also really love the IronHeart tab at the coin pocket and DC4 embroidery. It's definitely one of the most detailed pairs of IH that I own and I wouldn't mind more of these features in more pairs. I also like a selvedge fly although I dont think it serves any function.


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Re: What is everyone's favourite detail on their IH jeans?
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2016, 09:52:06 pm »
Now you are talking.  I'd forgotten we did a load of that shit......Note to self - remember

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Re: What is everyone's favourite detail on their IH jeans?
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2016, 10:01:32 pm »
I like the hidden W on my back pocket of my MBB's which is now become visible as they have faded. Lined back pockets are bloody lovely too.

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Re: What is everyone's favourite detail on their IH jeans?
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2016, 10:04:27 pm »
(I'm taking notes......)
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Re: What is everyone's favourite detail on their IH jeans?
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2016, 10:20:05 pm »
My favorites are the functional details: the selvedge fly and the triple stitched inside leg seam (on the 705, 814...).

Both details prevent inevitable deterioration longer than the lesser options. The inside leg/crotch seam gets the most abuse on my pairs and so far, in my experience, the triple stitch wears away slower and retains its structural integrity longer than a double stitch.

The selvedge fly does indeed have a function. After years of wear, the fly on my xhs have worn down and allowed the edges of the denim to start unraveling (albeit just slight unraveling):



Conversely, my sr's that are the same age look like this:



Those are the details that scream durability. But there are so many others. The unique fabrics that have been created are really what I value most of all. Thank you.
« Last Edit: February 18, 2016, 10:26:07 pm by adam313 »
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Re: What is everyone's favourite detail on their IH jeans?
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2016, 10:24:35 pm »
The inside leg/crotch seam gets the most abuse on my pair
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Re: What is everyone's favourite detail on their IH jeans?
« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2016, 10:32:48 pm »
Hey that's not fair!  ;D :-X Guess I walked right into that...

How else was I supposed to say it, lol? It's always the first place that needs to get repaired on my jeans. The 705 & the 814 are holding up much better with the triple stitch.
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Re: What is everyone's favourite detail on their IH jeans?
« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2016, 10:39:07 pm »
Nope.  I only mentioned it, because @neph93 has a filthy mind.......

http://www.ironheart.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=231.msg446151#msg446151
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Re: What is everyone's favourite detail on their IH jeans?
« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2016, 10:41:47 pm »
It's true it's true  ;D ;D
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