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Topic: tcb happy jeans hajime inoue
Posted By: edmond
Subject: tcb happy jeans hajime inoue
Date Posted: 09 May 2014 at 6:04am
any one into tcb? awesome fabric.

well have a contest soon. special prize and special price for a pair
in their 50's cut


let me know



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Posted By: Ishmael
Date Posted: 09 May 2014 at 8:11am
The TCB jeans look great. But I've never seen them in person. I like the denim of the 60s jeans.


Posted By: kcobain123
Date Posted: 09 May 2014 at 9:52am
is that the same  contest  held by one of the member "Aho" in SUFU...


Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 09 May 2014 at 10:09am
Indeed it is... and someone called "themaster" whoever he is??


Posted By: hoggreaser
Date Posted: 09 May 2014 at 10:27am
/\ LOL


Posted By: Ishmael
Date Posted: 09 May 2014 at 2:52pm
Pic of worn TCB 60s (and follow the link for detailed shots of both 50s and 60s).




http://blog.livedoor.jp/mcfly_store/archives/cat_10024280.html" rel="nofollow - http://blog.livedoor.jp/mcfly_store/archives/cat_10024280.html




Posted By: hoggreaser
Date Posted: 09 May 2014 at 4:18pm
Also at the sweet-sue store (Okayama) blog for those interested;

http://sweet-sue.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/TCB" rel="nofollow - http://sweet-sue.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/TCB

Pig


Posted By: edmond
Date Posted: 11 May 2014 at 7:14am
hope you guys can join. well do a special price and a special prize for the winner!


regards




Posted By: kcobain123
Date Posted: 11 May 2014 at 7:56am
oops...Ermm


Posted By: Maynard Fried-San
Date Posted: 20 Oct 2014 at 4:43am
Just received my TCB Seamen's jumper today, very happy with it. I'll get some pics up eventually!


Posted By: Mr Black
Date Posted: 21 Oct 2014 at 2:00am
I've been hankering after one of those too. Lovely nubby denim and a really nice cut.

Where did you get yours from? They were £250 at son of a stag and even with my discount I couldn't quite justify pulling the trigger.

Show us your pics


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Posted By: Maynard Fried-San
Date Posted: 21 Oct 2014 at 2:15am
I bought it direct from TCB - £125ish shipped. Hajime is very easy to deal with.


Posted By: Mr Black
Date Posted: 21 Oct 2014 at 2:20am
no sting from customs?


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Posted By: Maynard Fried-San
Date Posted: 21 Oct 2014 at 2:28am
All went very smoothly!


Posted By: Mr Black
Date Posted: 21 Oct 2014 at 2:33am
hmmm, if I get one. perhaps we should meet up in matching outfits and look like jolly seamen on shore leave.




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Posted By: Maynard Fried-San
Date Posted: 21 Oct 2014 at 2:54am
It's a date!
http://www.ironheart.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=6695.msg369865#new" rel="nofollow - Hello sailor!


Posted By: Mindful
Date Posted: 03 Feb 2015 at 7:46am
Just wanted to show my tcb seamans jumper as
describe [IMG]http:// http://s1103.photobucket.com/user/mindful2/media/C7A675D2-286B-4632-A5D7-D407A9696ED4.jpg.html" rel="nofollow"> [/IMG]


Posted By: davito
Date Posted: 03 Feb 2015 at 11:47am
Very nice jumper looking good mindful


Posted By: Mindful
Date Posted: 03 Feb 2015 at 11:54am
Davito did you get the tcb type 2 denim jacket and what size did u get,I was thinking about either buying a warehouse version or tcb version which is cheaper


Posted By: davito
Date Posted: 03 Feb 2015 at 12:31pm
Yes mindful i have the tcb type2 fantastic jacket. I wear it in size38 which allows me to wear a heavy flannel or a Ballpark sweater under it. I think there might be a bit more shrinkage even though its onewashed. Could do prob a 36 with stretching but P2P would probably be too tight and uncomfy even for me small kid. The 38 suits me fitted under pits how i like but enough room overall for comfort, shoulder and arm length fit me just great. I would wear a 36 probably good in summer for a slim fitted look. The tcb type2 comes also a bit longer compared to the og cut afaik.
Believe you could be good with a 38 for a slim fitted look but recommend you doublecheck measurements


Posted By: The Jerry
Date Posted: 04 Aug 2015 at 10:20pm
At Denimbruin I was lucky enough to get one of their 50s cut jeans. Gotta say I really love my pair. No arc or anything flashy just a very solid pair of jeans. This might not sound very flattering or interesting but I can assure you they are amazing. Pics to follow.


Posted By: davito
Date Posted: 05 Aug 2015 at 3:55am
Great pickup the Jerry Love mine too
Great pair of jeans, pic from a few weeks back



Posted By: Broark
Date Posted: 05 Aug 2015 at 5:54am
I've got a custom size TCB type II jacket being made for me at the moment, can't wait for it to get here whenever it does!


Posted By: davito
Date Posted: 05 Aug 2015 at 7:07am
Good choice, you will def enjoy it.

Wearing size 38 could have gone 36 for crazysnug but wanted some room for a flannel or Sweater and not an uncomfortable jacket, and still giving me a slim fit



Posted By: Broark
Date Posted: 05 Aug 2015 at 7:39am
Seems hard to find a good type II in size 46, so I talked to Inoue san and he's going to make me one!
Yours looks very nice davito.


Posted By: davito
Date Posted: 05 Aug 2015 at 8:25am
Good stuff. Thanks broark and let us know when u got it


Posted By: Sardine
Date Posted: 05 Aug 2015 at 8:43am
^ Yes, would be nice see and find out about (measurements).


Posted By: Broark
Date Posted: 05 Aug 2015 at 9:15am
Once it arrives I'll post pictures and measurements, not sure how long it'll be. Likely a couple of months but we'll see.
I'll shoot Inoue san an email and see what he says.


Posted By: Mindful
Date Posted: 05 Aug 2015 at 10:51am
The custom type ll will be interesting to see, I never knew they did that I want one also but the arm length was to long for me so I got a fallcount type Il intsted and I'm pretty happy with it,but the cut is a lot more roomy.


Posted By: Broark
Date Posted: 02 Nov 2015 at 8:42pm
Hey guys, I received my custom size 46 type II from Inoue san and I'm very happy with how it turned out! I didn't take any pre-wash measurements, but this is how it measured out after two warm washes and a trip through the dryer:

Chest: 46 in.
Shoulders: 21 in.
Length (measured from the bottom of the back of the collar: 26 in.
Sleeve length: 26.5 in.

I asked Inoue san to make the jacket a bit shorter and I'm happy I did because it came out fitting just how I had imagined.
Here's some prewash photos I took, I'll try and get some post wash ones soon.



Posted By: Maynard Fried-San
Date Posted: 23 Jun 2016 at 5:52am
...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz....

Oi! Wake up sleepythread, you've been dozing for over 17 months now, you'll be covered in bedsores and your back will ache.

The wonderful volvo240the best over in Sufu - I'm sure some of you are familiar with it - is looking to start a world tour with a pair of TCB 1920s, possibly in a size 32.

Any interested Bros should contact him, I know a number of transforumites have already declared an interest. Anyway, here's the link, I'll leave it in your capable hands:

http://supertalk.superfuture.com/index.php/topic/155613-tcb-happy-jeans-contest/page-83#entry3222124" rel="nofollow - TCB World Tour

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Posted By: volvo
Date Posted: 08 Jan 2017 at 8:57am
tcb 50's







Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 08 Jan 2017 at 9:04am
Phwoar!


Posted By: volvo
Date Posted: 08 Jan 2017 at 9:53am
; )
you should try a pair. I think you would love the cut and the denim is the bees knees..


Posted By: volvo
Date Posted: 29 Jan 2017 at 8:14am
three pairs of tcb 60's, l to r
1 new, only one soak and one machine wash to get rid of the shrink
2 6 months 6 washes circa
3 4 years countless washes




Posted By: HP Sauce
Date Posted: 29 Jan 2017 at 9:17am
Holy cow.  This is science in service of the people.  The results of your aging experiment provide proof that evolution beats "creationism" every time. Clap


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Posted By: volvo
Date Posted: 29 Jan 2017 at 1:05pm
Haha you gave me a good chuckle,  Mrs Brown Sauce!


Posted By: HP Sauce
Date Posted: 29 Jan 2017 at 1:32pm
Seriously, Volvo, the most evolved pair look beautifully soft and they possess the colour of the kind of day I long for... 

And, you lucky guy, you never have to concern yourself with whether a pair of longjohns will fit under them.  In that connection, please note what passes for fashion commentary in these parts (fellow Canadians, most of you know what I speak of)...  http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/fashion-and-beauty/fashion/all-hail-the-humble-longjohn/article33725678/" rel="nofollow - http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/fashion-and-beauty/fashion/all-hail-the-humble-longjohn/article33725678/


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Posted By: volvo
Date Posted: 02 Apr 2017 at 12:26am
Here's some pics of my Tcb 50's jacket.

Bought in november 2013, worn every day (except summers) for three years, worn in rotation for the rest of the time. 1 soak and [I believe] 12 washes.


front


rear


front, artsy fartsy version



right combs



left combs



marbling texture in the front panel (color is off in this pic)



cuffs detail



cuff detail #2, the chainstitch has worn off with use, stitchings were redone on a simple lockstitch machine over the original threads.



fit



Posted By: Denimetc
Date Posted: 02 Apr 2017 at 1:11am
Originally posted by HP Sauce HP Sauce wrote:


And, you lucky guy, you never have to concern yourself with whether a pair of longjohns will fit under them.  In that connection, please note what passes for fashion commentary in these parts (fellow Canadians, most of you know what I speak of)...  http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/fashion-and-beauty/fashion/all-hail-the-humble-longjohn/article33725678/" rel="nofollow - http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/fashion-and-beauty/fashion/all-hail-the-humble-longjohn/article33725678/
Just getting out of the 5 month long-john season I can relate to that! Especially like the last paragraph: "McKenzie rested the long john’s case. “I don’t think anyone’s gonna die if only their legs are really cold, but it’s gonna suck!” she says. “And it’s as simple as that.”



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Posted By: SLAB2
Date Posted: 02 Apr 2017 at 1:27am
Thats a genuine masterpiece volvo👍


Posted By: EaseDownTheRoad
Date Posted: 02 Apr 2017 at 3:01am
that jacket is looking great Volvo, top class.


Posted By: Daniel
Date Posted: 02 Apr 2017 at 3:26am
Damn that looks nice, Volvo!!


Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 02 Apr 2017 at 9:24am
Originally posted by volvo volvo wrote:

Here's some pics of my Tcb 50's jacket.





Beautiful!


Posted By: volvo
Date Posted: 02 Apr 2017 at 11:16am
Cheers fellas!


Posted By: volvo
Date Posted: 04 Apr 2017 at 9:07am
my jacket made it yet again to the gotha of feline TCB-ism, the brog!

http://happyjeans.jp/tcb/2017/04/04/15168" rel="nofollow - http://happyjeans.jp/tcb/2017/04/04/15168

always enjoy to google translate the Japanese caption, this time is:

50's JK worn by Italian Brother VOLVO
Elbow wrinkles unique to musicians are the best
30 'JK seems to be wearing too, so I'm looking forward to fall colors

素晴らしい !!!!

Reality is I never play with a jacket on as I sweat like Pavarotti. But I won't tell Inoue San...


Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 04 Apr 2017 at 1:09pm
Nice volvo, as TCB's self appointed, unpaid brand ambassador a little recognition on the blog is well deserved.

Are you listening CSF? please send all freebies to Double0@Denimbro.com


Posted By: volvo
Date Posted: 05 Apr 2017 at 6:35am
pffhh I am only a TCB fanboy!
For sure I've helped my e-friends from Kurashiki to spread the good feline gospel. God knows how many intagram DM's sizing question I've replied to...


Posted By: Wasim
Date Posted: 05 Apr 2017 at 1:47pm
Originally posted by volvo volvo wrote:

pffhh I am only a TCB fanboy!
For sure I've helped my e-friends from Kurashiki to spread the good feline gospel. God knows how many intagram DM's sizing question I've replied to...


Thank you for your help sir ;)


Posted By: elrockers
Date Posted: 18 Apr 2017 at 7:37pm
hello gentlemen,
i am interested in the TCB Seamen's Jumper.  I would like to know if any of you could provide armpit to armpit and the sleeve length measurements for sizes 36 and 38.  thank you kindly.




Posted By: volvo
Date Posted: 19 Apr 2017 at 3:21am
hi there and welcome aboard.
measurements from the TCB online shop are bang on in my experience:
https://tcbjeans.stores.jp/items/54a7f4c9391bb3683e000d5b

here what google translate says
36 Body width 51.5 cm Shoulder width 44.5 cm Length 65.5 cm Sleeve length 61 cm Cuff width 14 cm
38 Width 54.5 cm Shoulder width 47 cm Length 68.5 cm Sleeve length 62.5 cm Cuff width 14.5 cm

I have a 42, it's generously sized. I could fit a 40 if I wanted to but then the jacket wouldn't look and fit the way it's designed for.

this is how it fits on me


for reference
height 178 cm
weight 90 kilos
bare chest 41 inches


Posted By: elrockers
Date Posted: 19 Apr 2017 at 2:11pm
hello volvo, 

thank you for the info.  i was not aware of tcb's website.  i see your point in relation to the fit.  the jacket looks great on you.  fit is spot on.  i went for the size 38. i will post a pic in due time.  

 cheers!




Posted By: Eldani
Date Posted: 20 Apr 2017 at 10:43am
Im on the verge of ordering a pair of TCB 50's. But i have 2 questions:

What's the shrinkage on them?

I have the option to Union Special hem them. This might be a stupid question, but are they Union Special stock as well?





Posted By: volvo
Date Posted: 20 Apr 2017 at 12:35pm
^ the 50's are made with Zimbabwe cotton, which is notorious to shrink a lot and stretch back. They don't shrink back as much as Fullcount though. They're sized pretty true to size. my 36 pair was 35.5 post shrink and stretched to 36, I could stretch it a bit further if needed but not much.
Tcb uses almost exclusively vintage sewing machines, and most of them are Union Special. The chainstitch hem is done on a Union Special 43200G, and they do it really well, with enough tension on the threads to acquire a perfect roping, but not too much so the hem doesn't break even after years.
here how it looks on my pair.








Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 20 Apr 2017 at 1:40pm
Nice! That's really as good as a hem gets, i wish all my aftermarket hem jobs looked like that that.
Does he use cotton or poly blend?


Posted By: volvo
Date Posted: 20 Apr 2017 at 2:21pm
 they use cotton throughout the 50's, a thick gauge thread. The thinner thread used on the 60's has proven to be quite more resistant but it doesn't move with the denim and produce puckering as much as the 50's.


Posted By: fix_me
Date Posted: 20 Apr 2017 at 7:18pm
Where were you ordering from? Which North American retailers have these?

Edit- this was supposed to be a reply to Eldani


Posted By: Eldani
Date Posted: 20 Apr 2017 at 10:26pm
I've seen them on denimio, but that's a Japanese site. If anyone knows a retailer in the EU, I'd love to know!

Edit: Volvo, I was thinking about sizing up to 36 and let it shrink to around 34. Would this be too baggy?


Posted By: volvo
Date Posted: 20 Apr 2017 at 11:00pm
The only North America retailer I am aware of is The Shop Vancouver.
EU retailers are Son of a Stag in London and Pancho and Lefty in Sweden.
Denimio is the cheapest place to buy TCB, even cheaper than buying from the factory.
@Eldani a 36 won't shrink to 34, it'll shrink to 35 and stretch back to 36 in  a couple hours of wear.
Measure your own waist at the top of your hips with a tape. If you're closer to 34 than 36 I'd suggest you to go with 34. If your waist is about 35 you could make both sizes work for you. The 36 will stretch and you'd need to wash often to let the jeans shrink back. If I was 35 I would personally go for a 34. My waist is around 36,7/37 inches most of the time (!) and I wear a 36. I could wear a 38 as well, but the 50's cut is quite loose, a 38 would be gigantic on me everywhere but the waist.


Posted By: Eldani
Date Posted: 22 Apr 2017 at 3:18am
Thanks! Always appreciate all of the experience that people have around here. Thanks a lot Volvo! 

I'll be sure to post some picture when i have gotten my hands on a pair...


Posted By: volvo
Date Posted: 22 Apr 2017 at 9:20am
nae bother mate. My pleasure. The 50's are a great pair of jeans.
My pair at the mo is enjoying a week off in the Mr Handy Denim SPA in the Nederlands. They need a lot of repairs (crotch, front and back pockets, fly, cuff holes), I am quite excited at the prospect of seeing how much will all those repairs cost...


Posted By: erk
Date Posted: 23 Apr 2017 at 3:48pm
denimio is the cheapest if you don't need the jeans hemmed. If you want them hemmed I'd say go with the factory store so you can get that nice tcb hem. This is coming from someone who bought a pair from denimio and would buy from tcb next time. 

and for what its worth the 50s are my favorite jeans I've found. best fit, awesome fabric. 

Originally posted by volvo volvo wrote:

The only North America retailer I am aware of is The Shop Vancouver.
EU retailers are Son of a Stag in London and Pancho and Lefty in Sweden.
Denimio is the cheapest place to buy TCB, even cheaper than buying from the factory.
@Eldani a 36 won't shrink to 34, it'll shrink to 35 and stretch back to 36 in  a couple hours of wear.
Measure your own waist at the top of your hips with a tape. If you're closer to 34 than 36 I'd suggest you to go with 34. If your waist is about 35 you could make both sizes work for you. The 36 will stretch and you'd need to wash often to let the jeans shrink back. If I was 35 I would personally go for a 34. My waist is around 36,7/37 inches most of the time (!) and I wear a 36. I could wear a 38 as well, but the 50's cut is quite loose, a 38 would be gigantic on me everywhere but the waist.


Posted By: fix_me
Date Posted: 23 Apr 2017 at 8:04pm
Originally posted by erk erk wrote:

denimio is the cheapest if you don't need the jeans hemmed. If you want them hemmed I'd say go with the factory store so you can get that nice tcb hem. This is coming from someone who bought a pair from denimio and would buy from tcb next time. 

and for what its worth the 50s are my favorite jeans I've found. best fit, awesome fabric. 

Originally posted by volvo volvo wrote:

The only North America retailer I am aware of is The Shop Vancouver.
EU retailers are Son of a Stag in London and Pancho and Lefty in Sweden.
Denimio is the cheapest place to buy TCB, even cheaper than buying from the factory.
@Eldani a 36 won't shrink to 34, it'll shrink to 35 and stretch back to 36 in  a couple hours of wear.
Measure your own waist at the top of your hips with a tape. If you're closer to 34 than 36 I'd suggest you to go with 34. If your waist is about 35 you could make both sizes work for you. The 36 will stretch and you'd need to wash often to let the jeans shrink back. If I was 35 I would personally go for a 34. My waist is around 36,7/37 inches most of the time (!) and I wear a 36. I could wear a 38 as well, but the 50's cut is quite loose, a 38 would be gigantic on me everywhere but the waist.




The note about the hem is helpful. I've had too many sloppy, chunky chain such hems done on jeans in the past. Guess I'll just get them from TCB


Posted By: volvo
Date Posted: 24 Apr 2017 at 5:50am
Erk you made a valid point. I never bought anything from Denimio, so I didn't know how much they charge for a hem. If you buy direct from the factory best thing is either email/DM/messenger Inoue and he'll send the paypal invoice. Beware unless you ask they'll declare the entire value on the parcel.



Posted By: volvo
Date Posted: 24 Apr 2017 at 5:57am


tcb 60's
this is my second pair of 60's, which I've started to wear in june last year. They don't have more than 6 months of actual wear. Washed 12/15 times I think. At this stage they start to look real nice and get that ocean blue hue that I really like.


Posted By: erk
Date Posted: 27 Apr 2017 at 12:23pm
yeah, I reckon just about everyone would need a hem since they come with that crazy 39" inseam. I had assumed that Raleigh Denim was still doing hems (and their price was less than denimio) so I opted to not pay the hem fee. turns out RD no longer hems other brand jeans and I had to take the jeans to another city to be hemmed. the place did a fairly unsatisfactory job. I'm wearing them uncuffed so you (I) can't really see it. 


Posted By: goodrain
Date Posted: 27 Apr 2017 at 1:27pm
You can send it to Rain at Indigo Proof for a hem. You can keep almost the same length if you are already happy with that.


Posted By: volvo
Date Posted: 29 Apr 2017 at 4:41am
Originally posted by erk erk wrote:

yeah, I reckon just about everyone would need a hem since they come with that crazy 39" inseam. I had assumed that Raleigh Denim was still doing hems (and their price was less than denimio) so I opted to not pay the hem fee. turns out RD no longer hems other brand jeans and I had to take the jeans to another city to be hemmed. the place did a fairly unsatisfactory job. I'm wearing them uncuffed so you (I) can't really see it. 


Denimio pairs are long, the standard tcb length if you buy from factory it's 33 post wash


Posted By: volvo
Date Posted: 06 May 2017 at 12:22pm
kinda enjoy the semi soliloquy feeling of this thread!
tcb 60s, wash no. 13 (I believe). from now I'll go commando on washes, aho style.








Posted By: HP Sauce
Date Posted: 07 May 2017 at 7:49am
OK, Volvo,  I waited and I thought about it but now I have to ask. 

"Go commando on washes like Aho?"  Here's all the potential interpretations of your statement that I have identified:

1.  Stop washing your jeans and visit the nearest Army recruiting centre.
2.  Stop wearing underwear while washing your jeans.
3.  Stop using soap and/or underwear when washing your jeans.
4.  Continue to wear underwear and use soap but start daubing your face with green and black grease paint prior to washing your jeans.
5.  Enlist a squadron of green and black-daubed, non-underwear-wearing  snake-eaters to wash your jeans for you, in soap.
6.  Consider the denim kilt, worn in the traditional style, as a new form of sartorial self-expression.

Please advise on your meaning because not knowing is killing me.


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Posted By: volvo
Date Posted: 07 May 2017 at 8:59am
^ hahaha. Aho is a forum member well known for his denim overwashing habits. So a basically meant that from now on the jeans will be washed weekly, they have developed well enough contrast for my taste.
My lack of educated knowledge of the language of colonial masters often generates unexpected hilarity, I've been told several times!


Posted By: HP Sauce
Date Posted: 08 May 2017 at 7:23am
Language of the colonial masters?
Volvo, if I'm not mistaken, your forefathers were pretty good at that operating a far-flung empire thing. Me, I'm all for well-engineered bridges and more "romance" in our language.  Wink
 
Never mind, just so long as you teach me to talk denim and to be circumspect in my laundering habits, I will gladly accept the occasional moments of confusion and weird imagery.
 
BTW, I immediately put my size 28 raw TCB50s into a warm wash (no soap) to achieve shrinkage.  There was some and I have worn them a couple of times but I am considering another go to see if more shrinking is possible. 
 
Your thoughts?  Is it OK if I wear underwear while I am waiting for the spin cycle to complete?


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Posted By: volvo
Date Posted: 08 May 2017 at 10:11am
I've spent a lot of time in Ireland and Scotland with bizarre people that certainly have a role in my idiosyncratic way of talking and writing...I've never studied English at school too...

My shrink method:
a - 1 hr soak with hottest water of the tap, in a green wide baby tub, adorned with a wide choice of bath tub toys (at least two different ducks).
b 40 degrees Celsius wash + spin in the machine with no detergent.
c hang dry (I have no dryer, who needs it in Italy?)

if the jeans are still too wide you may consider to give them a 60 degrees wash. I did it, no harm to the denim, although TCB doesn't suggest it. meanwhile I've put on some more timber, and I regret having done it, but that's another story entirely!
So how do they fit? Happy?



Posted By: HP Sauce
Date Posted: 08 May 2017 at 11:05am
Thank you, Volvo, and I hope you know I'm only ribbing you.  Anybody who has acquired and uses a second-language the agile way you do should be deeply respected.  (But we will not mention my respect for second-language acquisition to my bilingual husband, right?  That would ruin my fun.)
 
The fit of my TCB50s?  I kind of wish I had Gina Lollobrigida's curves because, oddly, I think these jeans might flatter them.  Despite the fact that I am by no means straining the seams on these babies, I'd like to think I am at least channelling a little of the French ingénue in them.  Maybe that or Alfalfa from the Little Rascals...
 
Pictures will come, when the flood waters recede and the snow stops falling here.  In that connection, it looks like the TCBs will be required to suffer another run through the dryer. 


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Posted By: haler
Date Posted: 08 May 2017 at 11:38am
Volvo, appreciate you keeping this thread going.  I'm eyeing TCB as my next jeans purchase, sometime this summer.  Thinking a pair of the 50s.

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Posted By: fix_me
Date Posted: 08 May 2017 at 12:31pm
Have they phased out the paper patch and red tab now? I like a red tab.


Posted By: volvo
Date Posted: 08 May 2017 at 12:42pm
Depending on the model, the 20s and the new slim 50s don't have a red tab. The standard 50s should have it afaik.
The new patch is gas  by the way



Posted By: volvo
Date Posted: 08 May 2017 at 12:47pm
Originally posted by HP Sauce HP Sauce wrote:

Thank you, Volvo, and I hope you know I'm only ribbing you.  Anybody who has acquired and uses a second-language the agile way you do should be deeply respected.  (But we will not mention my respect for second-language acquisition to my bilingual husband, right?  That would ruin my fun.)
 
The fit of my TCB50s?  I kind of wish I had Gina Lollobrigida's curves because, oddly, I think these jeans might flatter them.  Despite the fact that I am by no means straining the seams on these babies, I'd like to think I am at least channelling a little of the French ingénue in them.  Maybe that or Alfalfa from the Little Rascals...
 
Pictures will come, when the flood waters recede and the snow stops falling here.  In that connection, it looks like the TCBs will be required to suffer another run through the dryer. 


they're hanging off you in the hips? thats fine, there shoudn't be much hip flare though, the cut has usually very little of that on most body types I've seen them on.


Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 09 May 2017 at 12:36pm
Recently spotted these 60,s on an old http://sweet-sue.blogspot.co.uk/2014_04_01_archive.html" rel="nofollow - Sweet Sue blog entry

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Posted By: volvo
Date Posted: 09 May 2017 at 1:33pm
superb pair, those 3d traintracks....
sized loose, washed often, perfect.



Posted By: volvo
Date Posted: 12 May 2017 at 1:15pm
all my old faded pairs of tcb are back from an extensive session of repairs done my Melvin Rakers, Mr Handy Denim Repair in Nederlands. Sterling job as usual. Will try and post a few close ups of repairs over the weekend.
Meanwhile a triumphant tcb 50s fit


big crotch repair, rear left pocket resewn in, cuff holes mended. the cuffs are now thick and rough as a crocodile arse, had to iron a bit the cuff to make them stay firm.


Posted By: volvo
Date Posted: 14 May 2017 at 1:14pm
here's a couple pics of the 50s


mint crotch repair by Melvin


cuff repairs




fly repaired by myself. pretty bad job but it works just fine.


coin pocket re sewn in by Melvin


crap back pocket repairs by my local seamstress. She has the most incredible breasts though so I have forgiven her for having butchered my jeans...



Posted By: volvo
Date Posted: 02 Jun 2017 at 8:43am
Hello denim brothers!
Just a wee little heads up here to tell you that I am organizing a new tcb jeans contest.
Focus on tcb 20s jeans this time. We're having a special contest tcb20s jeans made. Custom patch, selvedge indigo  duck cloth pocket fabric, custom arcs designed by Inoue (which can be partially unpacked to reveal a proper period correct arc), 8mpressive line up of prizes.
Main contest platform will be sufu, I felt a bit awkward to promote it over here but I've asked to Mr Randal and I had his thumbs up, so thanks Mark for this.
For further infos just click here
https://supertalk.superfuture.com/topic/160965-tcb20s-contest-interest-check-thread/" rel="nofollow - https://supertalk.superfuture.com/topic/160965-tcb20s-contest-interest-check-thread/

And here's the custom patch design for your fine perusal





Posted By: Dr_Heech
Date Posted: 02 Jun 2017 at 9:49am
Lovely stuff Volvo, been following this over on sufu.

Can we please see a pic of the back pockets with 'pre-handpick' arcs?

This may be a deal-breaker for me



Posted By: volvo
Date Posted: 02 Jun 2017 at 3:54pm
Hey! I still don't have pics of the arcs. Inoue is working on that. I'll post pics as soon as I have them.


Posted By: Dr_Heech
Date Posted: 02 Jun 2017 at 9:56pm
Thanks, looking forward to that


Posted By: crispycornflak3s
Date Posted: 21 Jun 2017 at 7:41am
Hey, volvo! I'm planning on buying myself a pair of TCB 50's (one of my must haves!) in Denimio. Been wondering if it is better to get them in "one washed", or in raw?


Posted By: volvo
Date Posted: 21 Jun 2017 at 7:48am
Bonjour Monsieur, if you need a hem you'd better buy direct from Inoue, as the hem comes free and he makes them really well, perfect roping guaranteed. Denimio charges 25 eur circa for a hem. Either way (Denimio or TCB factory) I would definitely buy raw, as it's more fun, and you have a bit of flexibility re size (if they're tight you can just wash them at 30° C and keep minimal shrinking), to not mention that the TCB denim crinkles and puckers like crazy and it's nice to see the differences between washes if you buy them raw.



Posted By: bartlebyyphonics
Date Posted: 29 Jun 2017 at 5:39am
so excited by HPs display of how its worn, I post these older pix of some worn in 50s also...
a few years of wear...




Posted By: Mr Black
Date Posted: 29 Jun 2017 at 6:03am
They look good, as do the boots.


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Posted By: bartlebyyphonics
Date Posted: 29 Jun 2017 at 6:41am
thanks dear sir!
boots are the cheaney stormwelt, much loved
details of 50s also
(they may be huge, patience is begged)



Posted By: volvo
Date Posted: 29 Jun 2017 at 2:18pm
superb 50s fades and boots. I want those boots!


Posted By: indigo_eagle
Date Posted: 30 Jun 2017 at 3:42am
Thirded

Great boots and pants.

I was wondering: Clinch, Julian?


Posted By: HP Sauce
Date Posted: 30 Jun 2017 at 4:51am
Bartlebyyphonics, I love the close ups and the "hairiness" of these jeans.  Is there a proper term for that?

You said those boots are Cheaney.  As in Joseph Cheaney & Sons? 

I have a pair of Cheaney brogues and they are just so wonderfully well made.  Your boots have that same solid look to them. 

In my dreams, I'd be paying a visit to their shoe factory in Northamptonshire.  In fact, I'd love to combine that field trip with a swing through Oregon for the same purpose, seeing footwear bench-made in person. 

I really hope this is not a craft that is in its sunset years...  I think of how much hinges on younger people taking the plunge and becoming apprentices, like Brian the Bootmaker was when he stepped up and said "teach me how." 


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Posted By: bartlebyyphonics
Date Posted: 01 Jul 2017 at 12:12am
^^^
thanks all
indeed they are the joseph cheaney & sons fiennes derby veldtschoen country boot to be exact
paul t (a veldtschoen obsessive) did a mini write up on them a while back (only found it after I snagged these boots in a sale)
http://loomstate.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/the-great-grain-cheaneys-new-veldtschoen.html" rel="nofollow - http://loomstate.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/the-great-grain-cheaneys-new-veldtschoen.html
HP: I can't verify about the liveliness of the craft: but I suspect you speak the truth: certainly I believe Grenson and Loeke have both 'adapted' to the times with outsourcing production overseas with Grenson quality dipping significantly... 
and I can't verify tech terms, but hairiness is what I call it: tcb is the hairiest denim I have ever worn



Posted By: DR FEELGOOD
Date Posted: 01 Jul 2017 at 4:24am


Posted By: sebsakob
Date Posted: 17 Jul 2017 at 8:09am
TCB 50s, maybe 2 1/2 years old, worn on and off,  unknown washes
















Posted By: Dr_Heech
Date Posted: 17 Nov 2017 at 8:57am
Originally posted by volvo volvo wrote:

Hey! I still don't have pics of the arcs. Inoue is working on that. I'll post pics as soon as I have them.


Maybe there other members here, who are in the contest, who are not lazing around in their N1 on the bonnet of their P1800, who could oblige?

We need some 1920's Love!



Posted By: bartlebyyphonics
Date Posted: 17 Nov 2017 at 1:28pm
happy to oblige
have photobombed the sufu thread with this (p.27)
but highlights
tcb20s vs. lvc 201 (555 era) and 1915 (current model)
backpocket placements and buttons...
(in button shot l-r, cb20, 201, 1915)






Posted By: Inimitable N!
Date Posted: 17 Nov 2017 at 1:43pm
here are arcs modded... (please excuse the gratuitous "butt shot"Stern Smile)


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