TCB TCB 20's

TCB 20’s contest jeans – update 3

Final update for the TCB 20’s contest. It’s been a blast and I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that they turned out very, very well. As did so many other pairs. Check out the final submissions thread if you’re looking for more reasons to get a pair of TCB 20’s!

TCB 20's topblock front

Like I have mentioned before, the fabric Inoue-san used for these jeans and the TCB 30’s jacket is so swell. The light weight of it makes it very comfy, but not too light to wear during the winter here in Sweden (at least as an office warrior). But that’s only one of the many good points:

  • The vertical falling is well balanced
  • The indigo holds on well
  • Lots of marbling, even with pretty irregular washing
  • The different fabric used for the beltloops gives a neat contrast
  • The wide white selvedge-ID is probably my favorite one
TCB 20s front
TCB 20s back

End of the contest

So, after 18 months the contest is officially over. Compared to earlier contests I’ve participated in, I’ve probably worn these the hardest. If I had to guess, I’d say these have about 15 months of actual wear in them.

I’ve got no clue anymore about the number of washes. They were a little sparse at the beginning. Waiting about five months for the first one.

But at the end it was a lot more frequent. More like every 2-3 weeks. Don’t be afraid to wash your jeans. They will turn out great any way.

TCB 20's coinpocket
TCB 20's top button

TCB 20’s – signs of wear and tear

At the end of the contest the jeans have to no surprise started to show more wear and tear all over the place. Not as much as I thought, but I suppose that’s not a bad thing. Now I can wear them for a long time still!

tcb 20's topblock back
tcb 20s cinchback
The cinch keeping it in place
Leather patch
Back yoke tearing up

I’ll leave you with TCB’s famous roping and the thick selvedge-ID I love so much.

TCB jeans famous roping
tcb 20s selvedge
TCB TCB 20's

TCB 20’s contest jeans – update 2

Vacation have slowed down the posting a bit, soon there’ll be more pace again. But here’s a quick update on my TCB 20’s contest jeans after another wash or two back in June. Some three months left now of the contest and they’re getting washed every two-three weeks now. Love these even more than the sample from the world tour!

Update: Head over here to see how the TCB 20’s ended up after 18 months of wear. 

TCB 20's june 2019
TCB 20's june 2019
TCB 20's june 2019
TCB 20's cinchback june 2019
TCB 20's patch june 2019
TCB TCB 20's

TCB 20’s contest jeans – update 1

A year has gone of the TCB 20’s contest after the reboot. And boy are we seeing some great looking jeans. Check out the contest thread if you haven’t. I really really like the 50’s denim Inoue-san and his crew makes but man, I think he surpassed himself when he made the fabric which he uses on the TCB 20’s contest jeans and his type I-jacket. Loads of character, a nice more lightweight denim that suits a reproduction of Levi’s from the 20’s.

Since I was neglecting the blog for so long, there’s been a ton of little updates on the progress of my TCB 20’s contest jeans. Not gonna post them all, but you can find them over on my Instagram. I’ll just leave you with the latest update for now with something like a year of wear and 4-5 washes.

Best part of the TCB 20’s contest jeans?

A year of wear now. And I love them. But what is the best parts?

The fabric plays a really big part of course. I mentioned it at the start of the post but this hits the nail for me. Lots of marbling, vertical falling that is not too pushy and so so soft. It has character but doesn’t brag about it. Class act.

The iron buttons are also starting to shine more and more. Or less, might be more accurate. They are beginning to rust, adding another layer of patina to the jeans.

I’m also a big fan of the desintigrating arcurate stitches. The joy of Inoue-sans cats ear-stitches works best when they’re coming apart.

Update: Head over here to see how the TCB 20’s ended up after 18 months of wear. 

Not much left of the cat ear arcurates
TCB TCB 20's

TCB 20’s contest jeans

Hello TCB 20’s specials!

TCB TCB 20's

TCB 20’s World Tour

TCB 20’s prototype traveling around the globe