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Timmy2wheels

Member since Oct 2008 • Last active Feb 2020

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    Is that so! I might well do that if there's no love here.

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    Reminded me that I have some APC PNS jeans which I need to shift due to middle-aged spread. Tag is 31" but measured is 32-34: 16 across the waistband laid flat, but will comfortably stretch to 17 when pulled as if wearing, and they will stretch with wearing - just not quite to 35.5 as my true waist now is. Inside leg measured is bang on 32". Never adjusted, probably shrunk an inch from new.

    Worn for probably a year, hand-washed twice, but been sitting on a shelf unloved for a few years waiting for me to achieve the impossible. Lovely fades, loads of life left.

    No idea what to ask but the market will tell me. Start at £40 posted?

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    I personally will not use a washing machine for denim - or any pure cotton trousers, for that matter - having learned the hard way that those ghastly vertical creases can appear even without a spin. This is especially the case with heavier denim: my N&F Elephants have faint lines down them, presumably just from resting in the bottom of the machine between cycles. Same with some ED-55 chinos, which I think had a cold wash and a slow spin (400rpm).

    If you have a bath - or other means by which to wash denim by hand - I highly recommend using it for this purpose. Cold water if you want to minimise shrinkage, hot if you want to encourage it. Drip dry.

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    Got (IMO) some lovely Trickers Bourton's in the Herring sale. Right shoe fits perfectly: snug but not tight, with just a little of the expected heel rub that is inevitable with this kind of shoe when new.

    My left foot is a little less happy: due to a collapsed arch and a bit of over-pronation, I'm getting quite a lot of rub on my small toe. I have off-the-peg full-foot orthotics but they are overkill in these shoes, which have decent arch support in the footbed, so I'm looking for suggestions for just a bit of arch-lift for the left side. Has anyone resolved a similar issue with a particular product?

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    Will an angle grinder get into the corners?

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    Thank you! Can you please link to one? I'm getting lots of laminate flooring cutters...

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