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A nice surprise today in the box, thanks @gdl203 & co.

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What's the hem opening like post shrink?

I would be concerned about waist, bum and thighs, but each to their own...
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Just got these in the mail this week...I think Viberg will quickly become my new obsession:

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Welcome to the club:slayer: they look great 

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Just FYI, the measurements for the brick red henley (nice piece!) look way off, unless trying to sell me a shirt with a 75 inch chest is your way of hinting that I need to go easy on the candy corn this Halloween.

 

Haha thanks for the heads-up, all fixed now

 

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Big John is nice stuff and these Rares are one of the nicest most thoughtfully put together pairs of trousers I've worn. The denim is lovely too.

 

Glad to hear you like yours!  They really pulled out all the stops on these.

 

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What's the hem opening like post shrink?
 

What size would you need? I can grab pre-shrink measurements - post shrink will be about 9% less

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So post shrink, a 34 waist is going to go down to like 31 ish? Yowza. My 33 slim tapereds are too big on me now... Should I grab the 32s in these? I may just grab them to give them a shot.
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So post shrink, a 34 waist is going to go down to like 31 ish? Yowza. My 33 slim tapereds are too big on me now... Should I grab the 32s in these? I may just grab them to give them a shot.

 

 

About there, but that is just a guideline.  Here are Big John's own, comprehensive measurements.  I will defer to these over our own measurements as they have a lot of experience doing this. (Click to enlarge).  Completely forgot that this was available.

 

 

Buying shrink-to-fit jeans is definitely a fun, very personal process, but it's not necessarily for everybody. There are a bunch of guides online about it, typically for Levis 501 STF but it's worth poking around if this is something you're interested in.

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when you say shrink to fit, do you mean unsanforized?

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So post shrink, a 34 waist is going to go down to like 31 ish? Yowza. My 33 slim tapereds are too big on me now... Should I grab the 32s in these? I may just grab them to give them a shot.

I'm not going to pretend to be an expert here, but I think it depends on how you soak/wash them. I sized up one from the black slim straights to the Rare regular straights. From 32 to 33. I wore the Rares around a bit and then soaked in warm water for maybe 20 or 30 minutes, I forget. Shrinkage was pretty moderate. This is prime YMMV territory of course.
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About there, but that is just a guideline.  Here are Big John's own, comprehensive measurements.  I will defer to these over our own measurements as they have a lot of experience doing this. (Click to enlarge).  Completely forgot that this was available.

 

 

Buying shrink-to-fit jeans is definitely a fun, very personal process, but it's not necessarily for everybody. There are a bunch of guides online about it, typically for Levis 501 STF but it's worth poking around if this is something you're interested in.

great guide! the other factor to keep in mind is you are going to get roughly 1" back in stretch post watch. So snug at first is good so that they don't become too big overtime 

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when you say shrink to fit, do you mean unsanforized?

 

yes

 

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great guide! the other factor to keep in mind is you are going to get roughly 1" back in stretch post watch. So snug at first is good so that they don't become too big overtime 

 

 

Very true - as Frank mentioned there are a lot of factors that affect these things.  There is how long you initially soak them for, if you wear them while they're damp until they dry, etc.

 

There are lot of approaches to unsanforized denim, so I would recommend doing some homework and seeing what appeals to you before taking the plunge.

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great guide! the other factor to keep in mind is you are going to get roughly 1" back in stretch post watch. So snug at first is good so that they don't become too big overtime 

To state what's probably obvious: that's in the waist (and totally agree with your advice in that respect). You aren't going to get that kind of stretch in other places, especially below the knee.
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When the cat's away, the mice will play :)

 

 

 

 

Minotaur arrived and it's awesome... more to come from @coolron or @willy cheesesteak

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True story...just returned from a visit to my Bay Area alterations tailor. I was having a jacket (made by another well known brand but not sold by NMWA) taken in and he looked at the shoulder with a wrinkled face saying, "Did someone alter the shoulder?" I said, "No, that is a Spalla Camiccia shoulder." To which he replied, "The good ones are from No Man Walks Alone. They have very well made suits and jackets."

Must be Mr. 6's tailor too.

 

Zoltan has seen a Formosa jacket or two, I cannot deny.

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Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

A nice surprise today in the box, thanks @gdl203 & co.

 

Oh, yeah, I forgot to thank @conceptual 4est for the copy of The Great Gatsby, which was thematically consistent with the item in the box.

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Any chance of an Inis Mean linen knit pre order again?

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