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Re: Ask Giles Anything
« Reply #135 on: March 06, 2021, 03:22:44 am »
I believe it says gift on the tag, and I will use it as a tote.....

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« Reply #136 on: March 06, 2021, 09:11:59 am »
When you guys make a new denim. Do you pre distress it. So you can see how it will fade?

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« Reply #137 on: March 06, 2021, 10:01:37 am »
No.

I try and wear it, but that only usually gives me 6 months of wear before we release it.

That is why, when people ask how a new denim will fade, the answer is often "tell you in a few months"
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« Reply #138 on: March 06, 2021, 10:03:08 am »
Is the orange bag for something specific or just a friendly little gift? :)
A shopping bag....
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« Reply #139 on: March 06, 2021, 10:54:14 am »
No.

I try and wear it, but that only usually gives me 6 months of wear before we release it.

That is why, when people ask how a new denim will fade, the answer is often "tell you in a few months"
So do dyeing methods give you a slight idea?


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« Reply #140 on: March 06, 2021, 12:45:50 pm »
Yes, slight.....
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« Reply #141 on: March 06, 2021, 01:51:57 pm »
for those of us who work in an office that has "casual Friday", or now with the pandemic "casual everyday", a nice pair of jeans kept clean is much easier than wearing the same ones we were at the ranch with or in the yard with.

This is why I’m such a big proponent of the Superblack non-fade denim. Especially the 9666Z’s which have a black patch and black W. I can get away with wearing them at work.
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« Reply #142 on: March 06, 2021, 01:55:34 pm »
for those of us who work in an office that has "casual Friday", or now with the pandemic "casual everyday", a nice pair of jeans kept clean is much easier than wearing the same ones we were at the ranch with or in the yard with.

This is why I’m such a big proponent of the Superblack non-fade denim. Especially the 9666Z’s which have a black patch and black W. I can get away with wearing them at work.


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« Reply #143 on: March 09, 2021, 08:00:39 pm »
I was watching a product review by James Dant and he referred to the iconic red stitching as an “E”. I’ve always thought of it as a rotated “W” has homage to Triple Works. What’s the history and meaning of this logo?

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« Reply #144 on: March 09, 2021, 09:39:52 pm »
It’s a W that stands for Works Inc, the iron heart parent company. Or it can be an M for Motorcycle if you like..

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« Reply #145 on: March 09, 2021, 09:49:46 pm »
It’s definitely not an E. He once described the 21OZ denim as having a brown weft. I told him it didn’t,so he changed it to beige. I didn’t think it was my place to fight him on that.    "101E2D58-78FD-40DD-A0E1-A73AE2DEAEAB.jpeg"
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« Reply #146 on: March 09, 2021, 09:51:31 pm »
It’s a W that stands for Works Inc, the iron heart parent company. Or it can be an M for Motorcycle if you like..

Both make sense.  Thanks for clarifying.

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« Reply #147 on: April 28, 2021, 03:08:49 am »
...Sir Giles, is it safe to say that IHUK online would be the most likely place to find XXXXL in shirts/jackets etc and that retailers around the world generally don't ask for or want XXXXL's?

...and/or that very few XXXXL's are even produced?

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« Reply #148 on: April 28, 2021, 07:31:54 am »
Yes, IHUK is the most likely place to find XXXXL.  IH Japan never stocks them, for some unknown reason and very few western retailers take XXXXL. 

And yes, we make very few.  Oour buying from Japan is based on a bell curve related to previous demand for products of the same type. 

That said, the shape of our bell curves is skewed by the limitations of what we historically stocked.  So for instance, if we only stocked 4 x XXXXL of a product, then the most we could sell was only 4, even if we could have sold 20.  We realized this about a year ago with the super popular sizes, so we have been steepening the bell curve and are ordering a LOT more L's and XL's (in the case shirts and jackets), we very recently realized that we needed to order more XXXXL's, so we will start doing so from now.

Unfortunately, FW21 orders went in before we realized.
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« Reply #149 on: April 28, 2021, 07:35:41 am »
I'm just so thankful Iron Heart offers the 4XL because no other Japanese brand makes shirts or jackets that fit me and the overall vibe of IH just feels right.