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post #106 of 6451
The slanted buttonholes are one of my favorite R&B features. My impression when I tried on the RB6 was that it was easier to button the jeans than with horizontal buttonholes.

The cotton waistband interface - did you make that phrase up? - is my next favorite feature.

I have a question: How will these hold up to aggro bicycling and sharp wallet edges? The lighter weight fabric was not a plus for me.
post #107 of 6451
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Originally Posted by tangerine
The slanted buttonholes are one of my favorite R&B features. My impression when I tried on the RB6 was that it was easier to button the jeans than with horizontal buttonholes.

The cotton waistband interface - did you make that phrase up? - is my next favorite feature.

I have a question: How will these hold up to aggro bicycling and sharp wallet edges? The lighter weight fabric was not a plus for me.

They may have a heavier (13.75) version. BTW, weight alone is not a deciding factor in durability. the density of the weave and the inherent strength of the yarn are as important, given the same weight, A.P.C. jeans, for example, are much sturdier than Corpus jeans, although they both wight in at 12 ounces,
post #108 of 6451
^ Good point, one which I often forget.

APCs feel very stiff and hard when new, whereas R&B (at least the ones I saw) were very soft and relaxed-feeling. I had the impression they would not be very robust. What's the concensus?
post #109 of 6451
Thanks for the features roundup, Brian. My RB2 trouser jeans (not selvage), which are my current favorite jeans, are slightly different:
  • black inner waistband and hanging loops
  • no braces buttons
  • no fancy logo'd rivets
  • no "handmade in North Carolina" waistband tag. It does say "made in USA" on the washing directions label inside
And the slanted buttonholes in the fly do a pretty good job of keeping the buttons in place. Quick question though: how many R&B jeans have dropped crotches? These do, which took a little getting used to.

I think I'm going to have to take them back and get them shortened summore, if you say the length won't shrink much post-washing. Luckily, 45RPM can and does duplicate the two lines of stitching at the hem.

Otherwise, they're well near perfect.
post #110 of 6451
Just picked these up today. They are Kicking Mule raw in the 1980 cut. The guy at Ron Herman said they'd shrink, they aren't sanforized?

post #111 of 6451
If they aren't sanforized, then is it not a good idea to wear a white hoodie with them? :/
post #112 of 6451
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Originally Posted by kiko
If they aren't sanforized, then is it not a good idea to wear a white hoodie with them? :/

Actually, doesn't matter even about sanforization. Wearing white (or cream, or whatever) with raw jeans is going to give you indigo ass, guaranteed.
post #113 of 6451
Haha, I didn't even think about that :P Was just trying it on though, thanks for the heads up. Its a new W&H I picked up yesterday.
post #114 of 6451
Sanforized jeans do shrink, just not as much as unsanforized. But I don't know if those jeans are sanforized or not.
post #115 of 6451
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Originally Posted by LA Guy
Actually, doesn't matter even about sanforization. Wearing white (or cream, or whatever) with raw jeans is going to give you indigo ass, guaranteed.
Is that a permanent thing? If it's a pair of raw jeans you wore for that magic six months and then washed, can you still not wear light colors with it?
post #116 of 6451
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Originally Posted by Arethusa
Is that a permanent thing? If it's a pair of raw jeans you wore for that magic six months and then washed, can you still not wear light colors with it?

It really depends on the jeans. Some dying methods are more susceptible to color transfer - a good example would be the new Straight Sven Dry selvages with the streaky indigo. They bleed a lot more than the average pair of dry denim. In any case, I'd give the average pair of dry jeans 2-3 months before I'd expect them to stop bleeding onto white/cream shirts. It's not that dangerous, unless you're wearing the same shirt every single day.

One-wash jeans barely bleed at all. I've got a pair of white shoes I wore almost every day with my 5EPs and they never got the blue ring around the laces that comes from wearing dry jeans.
post #117 of 6451
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Originally Posted by Brian SD
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One-wash jeans barely bleed at all. I've got a pair of white shoes I wore almost every day with my 5EPs and they never got the blue ring around the laces that comes from wearing dry jeans.

Same with my 5EPs, but my Eternal 811 one-wash bleed like crazy. I was surprised.
post #118 of 6451
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Originally Posted by tangerine
Same with my 5EPs, but my Eternal 811 one-wash bleed like crazy. I was surprised.

I guess its just more evidence that it really depends on the jeans.

although, to be fair, 5EPs are resin-treated, which can greatly affect this.
post #119 of 6451
So last night my jeans got really missed up after a two day bender with two of my friends. Naturally, I had to wash them. So here are my Earnest Sewns after only 5 weeks of wear. I'm rather happy with the results.
post #120 of 6451
5 Weeks grapist? Thats insane!! What do you do in your jeans? DarkNWorn, I dont know this for a fact (and Id be very interested in finding out), but I'm pretty sure 3-6 dips is not that many. You'd need 3 dips just to get a rich blue (not even dark), because the first dip barely makes it a light blue, and the second only a medium blue... I died a sweatshirt like 7 times to get it a dark turquoise color.
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