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Does anyone know if Taylor Ultimatums are strictly retail or have they gone STD? I just bought a pair, and although I'm happy with the purchase, I was wondering why the wash was so...meh? It doesn't look like the wash you can find on that extensive wash guide...


Any info is bueno!

PICS BELOW!

John

*These pics DO NOT accurately depict what I see in real life. They are SO much darker than the pics show. The camera has been adjusted for white balance, ISO and everything and I still can't capture it accurately.

(Probably the most "Accurate" of them)

 

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as far as i know, ultimatum is a retail wash...unless R&R is doing some weird thing where they're making STD versions of retail washes? :IDK

imo, the wash isn't "meh"...hm. maybe you should post pics :D
 

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I don't think I've encountered wash demotion :jumping:
Didn't these come in different batches that looked different each batch? Maybe you got one of those with slight variations.
 

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How is the pair you received different than the ones in the AF Photo Guide? Just curious...

And R&R doesn't typically "demote" full retail washes to STD. The only possible exception is Henlee Morphine. I believe there may have been a straight-to-discount version of Morphine, but I'm not positive.
 

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I got my ultimatums off a friend who got it from a sample sale and the wash is nice.. they should sell for retail
 

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ultimatum is "meh"?! I refuse to believe that! :jumping

pics please?
 

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^ I got them off ebay from an AF member (like I said I couldn't be more pleased with the transaction- this thread has NOTHING to do with the transaction or member), but the wash itself is darker and "less washed" for lack of better term. If you look here (borrowed from the men's guide):

the wash is lighter than what I have (which I'll post some pics later). Mine is DISTINCTLY darker and "less washed". I know there could be variants of the washes, but this seems off a lil'. I'll post what I mean in a few.
 

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^ if the jeans were pre-owned I would expect the colors to fade a bit
if they were new I would like to see pictures
 

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IMO, the ultimatums from the guide doesnt look like its 1st quality either
Compare These (which imo are what bnwt ultimatums are suppose to look like


The guide's pair has yellow tinge to them, and are a shade or two darker then ith ones i posted
 

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Love the wash and its not "meh"!
 

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yes nick's first pic is definitely more like it ;score :drool2
 

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I'm at my girl's place right now, but as soon as I get home..I'll show you guys what I mean. Ultimatums are not meh. But mine happens to be meh. Mine looks nothing like hello123's pix. Nor the guide's pics either.
 

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See post 1 for pics. I guess lighting plays a MAJOR role in how things look...cuz what I've taken pics of...aren't even close to what I am looking at right now.
 

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I can kind of see what you mean although the pictures aren't the best quality. They do look pretty "flat" and not much fading going on. They do look like the ones in the guide actually. the ones in the guide look pretty "meh" too and there are yellow spots like nick pointed out. does yours have any of the yellow tinges?
 

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^ fortunately, no yellow tinges. I have to have my roommate take some pics with his high end camera. it bugs me so much that I can't show you guys what I'm talking about cuz the pics are NO way accurate at depicting the color at ALL.
 

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Ultimatum is one of the more difficult washes to photograph. My Henlee Ultimatums don't have a yellow tint to it at all.
 

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^ dude, tell me about it. I can't get how "Flat" and unwashed they TRULY are. Oh well... as long as they're ultimatums, right? :)
 

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^ dude, tell me about it. I can't get how "Flat" and unwashed they TRULY are. Oh well... as long as they're ultimatums, right? :)
That they are, but those blue R's don't pop like pictures.
 

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John... What is the Cut No. for your pair of Taylor Ultimatum? Sometimes washes will vary slightly when they are produced in different batches. My personal pair of Taylor Ultimatum are Cut No. 2801 and look a lot like the pair above with more pronounced fading. I also have a pair of Cut No. 2872 which have less pronounced fading but are still very nice.
 
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