IH-888S-UHR - 21/23oz Ultra Heavy Raw Indigo Selvedge High Rise Tapered Denim
Iron Heart's famed Ultra Heavy Raw Selvedge Denim returns after a few years of absence. The IH-888S-UHR denim is known for its incredibly dense fabric that can be quite tough to break in at first, and which starts out at 21oz but then becomes closer to 23oz after wash and shrinkage. The UHR denim is unsanforized and loomstate for a truly customized pair as you rinse and wear it in. Made for the true Iron Heart die hards or just the average joe who loves a pair to dedicate towards.
The 888 cut features a medium/high rise with a roomy top block and space in the thighs. If you're one for a comfortable fit but still want a respectable taper, you'll find the 888 cut perfect for you.
Note: These are unsanforized and loomstate, which means they will shrink about 1" in the waist and up to 2" in the inseam. However, shrinkage in the waist will likely stretch back out with wear to end up close to the original waist. So we would recommend buying the size with a waist measurement that equals what you want the end result to be. The thigh, rise, and hem opening will tend to not stretch back out post-wash. The amount of shrinkage will depend on how vigorously you wash and the time and temperature of washing and drying.
Model: 6'0" and 175 lbs, with moderate "lifter" thighs can wear size 31 for a slim fit (can just barely button up top botton when in raw state), but the thighs may be too tight for the model. In size 32 (which is his typical IH-888s size), model has an easier time buttoning-up top button and has ample room in the legs for the pair to shrink and still feel comfortable. Model would opt for size 32, and if more shrinkage is needed would go for additional warm/hot soaks to get the waist down to size.