Jeans to wear with your flight jackets ...

33-1729

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Kept looking at the great collection of Iron Horse by D97x7 and finally took the plunge. Much, much tighter weave than the PBJ and ONI. Durable is the first word that springs to mind. Listed as 14oz, but 18oz denim warp with a paper weft so more like 16oz and heavy enough for me (though I find I do prefer the heavier denims). Looking forward to see how they do!

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blackrat2

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Has anyone had any experience with TCB 20’s??, and also has anyone purchased anything from Denimio site?..any help would be appreciated
 

Boyo

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@blackrat2 I have heard great things about TCB brand and the 20's version.. but no first hand experience. I have used Denimio site once or twice with no issues at all, items delivered and as described.. Im confident you'll get what you purchase from Denimio.
 

blackrat2

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Thanks Boyo...just speaking with TCB via Instagram, gonna probably take the plunge on some 20’s as they seem pretty well priced and look good from what I have seen n read
 

Thomas Koehle

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Anybody ever considered DICKIES 874?

My son came up with his "skater pants" recently and i thought i give it a try: available in almost every size-combo, easy affordable, many different Colors ...

I wear 'em together with the CONVERSE

will drop some pics next time i wear 'em
 

stanier

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I’ve just noticed the only pair of US/EU LVC I now own are starting to get hole in the crotch! Every pair I’ve had have done this eventually regardless of model. I got this pair through my job for £35 and I wear them for work, but had I paid £180 or whatever they are these days I’d be really hacked off.

My Sugar Cane’s and LVC Japan have never done this. What is it with the US/EU LVC, rubbish, IMHO:mad:
 

Cocker

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Levi's has been really shitty for the better part of the last ten years, now. After having two pairs blowing their crotch less than one year after purchase, I vowed never to buy any pair of trousers from them again.
 

blackrat2

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So the TCB’s arrived, great looking jeans but not the waist size I ordered, cannot get a reply from the company via Instagram, very annoyed and truly fed up if I can’t return them
 

kirova

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For those who are in Australia who are interested in LVC

Levi's Australian website has discounted the 1944 & 1947 501 from $370 to $129, and the 1955 to $259, not sure where they were made though (I did email them in the past but couldn't get a straight answer from them).

I ordered a pair of 44 and 47 :)
 

Cocker

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Decisions, decisions.. 34 and 36 waist are 34 leg only.. Might have to do the cuff roll thing...
Damn people complaining because the only inseam lenght they can have will be too long and they will have to do cuffs... Anything shorter than 36 is too short for me, and that's an option that is not really common!!
 

kirova

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anyway, as far as my denim goes, my current f
Ordered the 1944 36 x 34.... Thanks much!
glad to have helped :)

PS you did took shrinkage into account, right? supposedly they could shrink up to 2" in waist and length after a few washes.

now, pair your 1944 501 with your A-2 jackets, you can achieve the "Post war occupation force US GI on leave" look :)

personally, I have too many pair of jeans already but still couldn't resist at that price :)

a quick count:

LVC 1944 501 (yes I already own a pair)
Lee Archive 101Z (apparently the "James Dean" jeans :))
Levi's 501 modern version with Cone Mills fabric
a few pairs of Brave Star and Gustin

assuming my size won't change too much, I will be good for the next 5 years, if not 10 lol
 
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kirova

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Damn people complaining because the only inseam lenght they can have will be too long and they will have to do cuffs... Anything shorter than 36 is too short for me, and that's an option that is not really common!!
lol I wish I have that problem, 30" inseam is already too long for me :(

anyway, not sure if it has been mentioned or not, but Brave Star's standard inseam is 36", not sure if I have ever seen any off the shelf jeans which are longer then 36" (not that I would look for them anyway, see above)
 

CBI

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Brave Star makes some nice jeans at very reasonable prices. For the fun of it, I own a pair of these, can hardly move in them but wow, quite something (below):

Only a few brands make a heavier option. Really, heavier than this and its like wearing concrete.

Not saying these are the best with A-2's but cool.

I simply don't care for the cut(s) of the heritage options for jeans so I don't go down that road on those rare days for an A-2.

Its all about comfort for me now with these Brave Star's being the one jeans exception.

Yep, I like skinny jeans as well - sacrilage!!!!

<img src="//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0337/0573/products/True_Straight_Sumo2_2048x.jpg?v=1561534948" alt="The True Straight 27oz &#39;Sumo 2&#39; Japan Selvage"> + Quick Shop The True Straight 27oz 'Sumo 2' Japan Selvage $198.00
 

kirova

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I quite like Brave Star's True Straight cut, which is not as baggy as other brands, probably similar to Levi's 511. BS's donut buttons are also quite similar to the ones found on the LVC 1944.

I once brought a pair of 18oz from Brave Star's lone wolf section just for the heck of it, it feels like wearing cardboard/carpet to me and I gave up after just one day, so not sure how you managed to wear 27oz :)

personally my sweet spot is between 14 to 15oz.
 
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