i just got 5 pairs hemmed at my local chain stitch specialty store (SELF EDGE SF) and two pairs from Jay @ blue owl. Jay hooked up the japan heritage and the Left Hand Twill in weird guy. My girl has been taking the denim thats been hemmed off and wearing it in with her hands for the LHT and they got soooo SOFT. LHT and Japan Heritage are my favorite so far. LHT is a fraction larger in waist than other weird guys, Jay describes this on Blue Owl so note that if you end up buying a pair. The Japan Heritage is just awesome, the texture, the color everything, i dont like extra heavy denim(im in California could only wear it 2-3months a year) BUT the LHT and Japan heritage are both like 14 oz a little heavier than standard 12 oz and they seem real durable. I can work in them so im going to post fit pics of LHT soon with some wear.
Also i had Slim Guys: Broken Twill & Nep Selvedge hemmed at Self edge. Broken twill is my favorite.
And Weird Guys i had done @ Self edge were the Weird Guy Organics(awesome pair great color and vertical texture). The weird guys regular indigo's(good standard pair) and weird guy lightweight selvedge 10oz perfect pair for california in october when its still warm.
Oh forgot i got the weird guy linen blend(didnt hem) they're so soft they stack up nice and look fine without the hem. Thos are 8oz and are great for warmer times in california too, and also they are softer than sweatpants, Brandon emailed me before i bought them( i was asking him questions through email) and said he envisioned them for a lounge luxury jean, i couldnt agree more. Def not a pair to break in, but a great pair none the less.
I got really good deals on all the denim and i wanted to make a purchase of a lot of pairs so i dont have to get denim for a couple years and i just retired a lot of old denim. But have only had one pair of raws before this but i really like N&F weird guy cut and for the price you cant beat it.
Don't get me wrong, I love the business model of N&F, really like the company and the guys who run it. I also like the retailers who sell it around here so I'm in no way trying to shit up this thread - at the same time there is so much great denim out there - I can't understand why you'd need seven pairs of N&F. N&F does some really cool stuff, some stuff i'd never wear but respect nonetheless (glow in the dark for example) - they fill that niche well. They also do great collaborations (can't wait for the Oni). Further, they do great jeans at a great price point (filling out the APC niche in a better way, IMO). But once you buy 7 pairs (which must have cost at least $700 - has to have been more) I can't see why you didn't just buy a couple killer pairs of jeans even at full retail from SelfEdge, BiG, or whatever. It takes 6 months worn every day to really break in and fade a single pair of jeans in a great way. I've seen someone else in this thread with like 12 pairs - to each his own - I guess you can get in to a collector mentality with this stuff at a good price point.
I've got three pairs of denim in rotation right now (one of which is N&F X Momo) and even that is too much to really dedicate to each pair.