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post #826 of 838
Looking to get a new pair of jeans, debating between getting a pair of 15th anniv 710xx or a pair of Iron heart 301s...anyone owns both?

Looking for a slim/straight fit à la LVC '67 505 with a leg opening of 7.5" or so...any inputs, other suggestions etc would be appreciated. I'm a W31, 5'8 145 lbs

Thanks
post #827 of 838
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Originally Posted by Knolok View Post

Looking to get a new pair of jeans, debating between getting a pair of 15th anniv 710xx or a pair of Iron heart 301s...anyone owns both?

Looking for a slim/straight fit à la LVC '67 505 with a leg opening of 7.5" or so...any inputs, other suggestions etc would be appreciated. I'm a W31, 5'8 145 lbs

Thanks

Neither are straight fits, and both are pretty different from each other. The samurai has less of a taper, and a higher rise than the 301. I'd consider the 301 a more modern fit. Between the two it sounds like you'd be more into the samurai, but I'm not familiar with your reference jean either. at that waist and your desired leg opening of 7.5" you're going to have some taper.

other suggestions:
Flat Head SE05BSP
Pure Blue Japane xx-13
Iron Heart either 666 or beatle buster ( don't own either)
post #828 of 838
freshly soaked & ready ... taking the Jins on a trip



post #829 of 838
Thanks ysb! I think I'mma go with the 710xx

Any post soak measurements on a pair of 15th anniv sz 30 and 31?

Any opinion on which one I should get? 31" fits me well without a belt, would like to get these to a 31" after a bit of wear.

Thanks
post #830 of 838
Guys,
I have a pair of s710xx which has been hemmed to 31.5". It's about 0.5-1" longer than I wanted. Is there a way to get a little bit more shrinkage?
It was 38" pre-soak. I did 2 hot soap (hot tap water in the tub) 45min each and one hot machine wash. All hang-dried. And I only got to 36.25" before I had them hemmed.
Should I do another (and longer) hot soak? Is it okay to use dryer?
I'm less concerned about the waist. After the soak the waist only shrank by 1.5". I don't even need to stretch it at this point.
post #831 of 838
did you register here to query about your jeans being 0.5 inches too long? i'm confused.
0.5 inches long is not a bad problem. why not cuff them, and if they shrink when you machine wash, great, if not, re-hem?
post #832 of 838
Thank you tropics. They're probably 1" too long. I don't cuff jeans so they get under my heels as I walk. It's not worth spending the money to re-hem I guess.
post #833 of 838
how much wear is on them? drier will probably give you some more shrinkage but 1" seems unlikely.
post #834 of 838
About two weeks. My previous pair of jeans was PBJ and it shrank a lot more. I'm new to 710 and didn't realize it's so shrinkage resistant. I know cuffing is always an option. Thanks again tropics.
post #835 of 838
seeing as it is coming into samurai season, updated pic. still plenty of work left to do.

post #836 of 838
Hey,
Which mill do produce the denim used by samurai?
post #837 of 838

Does anybody have the 15 oz heavyweight chinos from Samurai?  I want to check a pair out and was wondering if you thought they were worth it. 

post #838 of 838

Anyone have experience with the S003JP? I'm a 32 in the Momotaro 0702/0701 cut, curious how that would translate? 

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