Damn I need a Strike Gold hoodie. Did you get your normal size? I had to size up on their sweatshirt and it's still pretty tight after a wash.
They will stretch quite a bit!! If its initially tight in the body you might get +2" of stretch. I was even able to stretch the length of the arms as I wanted to one roll the cuff.
Re: sizing: No, I sized up in this...so I went with an XL. This is one larger than my normal Japanese sizing. Frankly, I probably should have gone with XL in their other hoodies...and I will prob forgo traditional washing them.
Strike Gold boils the indigo ones in a vat of indigo dye and then puts them through an industrial wash/dry...so all the shrink is out of them and most importantly they don't bleed onto your other tops. The later was the selling point for me.
It's interesting that the the nap of the brushed interior is very different on the indigo ones...its like the pile appears broken and distressed. Very interesting and hard to describe. Edited by afranzheim - 2/1/14 at 11:06am
you know, i actually like the julius pants. it's the fabric that makes them work. on typical denim, the zips would look straight A|X. also, it helps that the zips themselves are pretty discreet. not beefy ykk or something