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Posted 04 January 2012 - 12:31 PM

looks lovely on you, thanks! I reckon you'll shrink some more out of that no problem over the next few washes and dries.
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Posted 07 January 2012 - 06:34 PM

here's a little series I put together of how I roll my jeans cuffs....


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(not to be taken entirely seriously).

Free/Man kindly posted it, here's what they had to say:


William Kroll of Tender Co. has become a good friend of mine over the last couple of years. It's exciting to watch a friends both brand grow and evolve, especially when he has created such uniquely exceptional products. I highly suggest you familiarize yourself with the way he creates his hand dyed selvedge denim, the process of woad dyeing shirts and the intricate details that go into the chore coat– just to start.
The Tender Double Cuff is something he has fostered for quite some time, and it's a method I use as well. Some guys hem their denim to have little to no break, while others simply roll the excess length, which doesn't always stay in place. William explains a little about the Tender Double Cuff for you.
"The Tender Co double cuff allows more control over the length and depth of cuff, relative to how much you want to shorten your pants, to a regular cuff. Also it lets you show the hem of the jeans, which on Tender's jeans is double folded and lock-stitched, showing a little fringe of unbleached weft yarns. On a practical level, this type of cuff is less likely to roll down than a regular turn-up, as it's not a simple roll. Finally, I read a story once that cowboys on the prairie didn't want to throw cigarette butts away, as they might cause a wildfire. Instead while they were riding they'd put the cigarette out in their jeans cuff, using it as an ash tray. I like to think that the Tender double cuff is substantial enough that it could put up with this without the fabric burning through!"
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Posted 09 January 2012 - 06:32 AM

Hi guys, I am very interested in getting a pair of Tender Co. Denim. I will be visiting London(pretty much central, near Son of Stag area) next month.

Wondering where I can get a pair of this http://denimdebate.c...30-initial-fit/ (I understand that this was a sample, looking for the same sort of dye) . I've checked Goodhood but the dye seems different. http://goodhoodstore...age=51&id=1981.

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 07:42 AM

^thanks very much! I haven't delivered the new production (s/s12) just yet, but it should be in in time for your trip. Goodhood will have those jeans in, so you're in luck! You should also check out Number 6 (next door to Son of a Stag)- they'll also be stocking Tender as of Feb or so, although they didn't order those particular jeans this time. Hope that helps
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Posted 09 January 2012 - 08:15 AM

^thanks very much! I haven't delivered the new production (s/s12) just yet, but it should be in in time for your trip. Goodhood will have those jeans in, so you're in luck! You should also check out Number 6 (next door to Son of a Stag)- they'll also be stocking Tender as of Feb or so, although they didn't order those particular jeans this time. Hope that helps


Thanks alot of the info! Can't wait to get my hands on a pair :)
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Posted 09 January 2012 - 09:23 AM

Hi William,

I was told at the end of last year that you'll soon have some stock in Peggs & Son in Brighton. Great Addition to a very good shop!

What items will they be getting from you. Im keen to actually have a look at your pieces in person.

Thanks
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Posted 10 January 2012 - 09:55 AM

thanks for this interest! Peggs & Son is a lovely shop, yes I'm really proud they'll be stocking my stuff. They've ordered quite a few things actually- some jeans, Ts, jackets, shirts, and accessories so you should be able to get a good feel for the range. Peggs should be getting their delivery in around the end of Jan.

Hope this helps

Hi William,

I was told at the end of last year that you'll soon have some stock in Peggs & Son in Brighton. Great Addition to a very good shop!

What items will they be getting from you. Im keen to actually have a look at your pieces in person.

Thanks


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Posted 10 January 2012 - 10:25 AM

Thanks Very much William - i'll keep a keen eye out :)
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Posted 11 January 2012 - 04:08 PM

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 04:56 PM

Great fits all around, Thor. What are your impressions of the jacket?
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Posted 11 January 2012 - 06:10 PM

Cheers man,

I really like it, competely different from any other I have had.


it looks shorter in the pic than real life as my little boy is taking the pic knee height.

I probably best take the wash label off though.
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Posted 11 January 2012 - 06:23 PM

just missed out on a pair of 130s from hickorees which was on sale. :(

anyone can point me in the direction on where else to get a pair?
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Posted 11 January 2012 - 06:53 PM

http://www.unionmade...ender_Mens.html

full price, but hey.
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Posted 11 January 2012 - 07:25 PM

@ bunga, I've a few left here
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Posted 11 January 2012 - 10:27 PM

^^jacket fits lovely Thor, thanks very much for posting! The care label should tear off pretty easily if you make a neat little snip close up to the seam.

Your boy's got a bright future in photography ;)
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Posted 12 January 2012 - 01:48 AM

@ bunga, I've a few left here


thanks ruby but shipping to Asia is 111 euros? :(
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Posted 12 January 2012 - 06:08 AM

Thanks Bill,. hey,did you clock the "official" cuffs on my 130s ?

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 08:37 AM

Thanks Bill,. hey,did you clock the "official" cuffs on my 130s ?


nice! so sorry, I just looked through in a rush, didn't even realize they were Tender...... :blush: the fit's fantastic on you! thanks again
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Posted 12 January 2012 - 09:19 AM

Starting to appear in shops round about now are the first few pieces from SS12. There's a new belt buckle, of which more later, but I also did a new buckle treatment....

I met a stove enameller. This is where he works:
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And here's the man himself!
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The main work this guy does is enamelling bike frames, for restoration and custom jobs. First he sprays the prepared metal with paints he mixes himself:
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Then he bakes them in an oven, resprays, and bakes them again, creating a smooth hard finish:
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For me he enamelled Tender x The Hill-Side woggles,
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and buckles, which are coming around now. Here a few images:

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The enamel's hard, but not all that tough, so with a bit of wear it'll start to chip, showing through to the raw lost wax-cast brass underneath, which I think will look really nice!

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 05:13 PM

great thread! love the process documentation and pictures.

anyway, I'm looking to purchase the 375 logwood dyed henley, I think @groooveholmes posted his fit. Need info on sizing - I'm wear S in EG and WWM, typically wear pit to pit of around 20".

Which size should I get? Thanks in advance...
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Posted 12 January 2012 - 06:18 PM

Sure. I sized up 1, as they fit a bit slim. I typically wear a M in EG and WWM. So I got a size 4. Hickorees usually has some measurements posted if you need a bit more detail for sizing reference. It's a wonderful piece; hope it works out that you can get one.
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Posted 14 January 2012 - 02:33 AM

thanks grooveholmes....the measurements from hickorees are for the type 351. I thought I would need a sz3, but the measurements are slim. I might go for the sz 4 but seems that hickorees are out that. Anybody knows where else I can get the type 375?
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Posted 14 January 2012 - 07:14 PM

Whoah, it's Mario Vaz. He's does a mean frame respray in happy Hither Green. And now I find he's helping make such lovely things for Tender. Good stuff.
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Posted 16 January 2012 - 06:27 PM

Any fit pics of the dip dyed vest? I was thinking about picking one up and was curious about sizing. If I wear a 40 suit would I go for a size 2?
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Posted 16 January 2012 - 08:15 PM

This is the third day of wearing my Tender belt, and I noticed this crack, is there any reason to worry?
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This very same happened to me as well. Was probably after 1 week wearing it. A little worried at this time. Any advice? I'll post a pic if anybody wants me to...
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Posted 17 January 2012 - 11:32 AM

i'd be interested to here about this too, i was thinking of getting a tender belt next but the cracking doesn't seem quite right to me.. is it because the leather is so thick maybe?

I'm sure its not terminal.
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Posted 17 January 2012 - 04:41 PM

thanks for bringing this up, and uchison I'm very sorry this has happened.

As kimi says, it's down to the thickness of the leather- the outer surface has to stretch further than the inner surface when the belt's worn. This cracking has never happened on any of my own belts, and I've only heard about the instance in the photo above, from a while back, and now you, so it's uncommon. It shouldn't actually affect the strength of the belt, so it's only a cosmetic thing, but still it shouldn't happen. You could oil the belt to increase the flexibility. In my opinion as it ages it will become less and less of an issue as the whole thing darkens and patinates, and it will actually become a nice part of the texture, but as I say I'm sorry it's happened and you could get in touch with the store where you bought it if it's not how you like.
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Posted 17 January 2012 - 08:37 PM

Hi William, thanks for your reply!
Well lucky me the crack is at my left side more or less under the belt loop. So as long as it doesn't change the strength, I'm not bringing it back. Bought it at the red wing shop in Amsterdam and they don't have another one in stock.
It's my third Tender belt (2 hook version, one tan and one logwood dyed).
This is one, with the crack, is by far the thickest one of the trio. Not sure I want to oil it because I don't want to spoil the aging. Or will it not interfere with it?
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Posted 17 January 2012 - 09:45 PM

my belt came along quite nice, nicer than I thought!
I actually like the few cracks.
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Posted 17 January 2012 - 10:10 PM

That's really interesting, I haven't heard of Baker's raw bark-tan cracking too much at all...

Love the new buckles :)
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