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  2. Pedro

    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    Thankyou PaulT. This is the only sewn-in tag and I see no trace of any others tags being removed. 1) Front of tag 2) Back of tag 3) Pocket rivet 4) Back of top button There are no numbers or letters stamped on the back of the top button.
  3. Babaron

    Interest check: Denimbridge contest

    First post in this here little community! Count me in on the contest. Gonna order on Monday when I get paid and after Jonas has helped me with the correct measurements
  4. Broark

    Pure Blue Japan

    @unorthodox might be able to snap one today as the jeans are almost dry!
  5. unorthodox

    Pure Blue Japan

    Looking forward to a fit pic.
  6. thinker0217

    Shoes that look better with age...

    Thanks a lot for sharing, Bryan. Hope you guys enjoy the interview. Any feedback will be much appreciated! Thanks,
  7. soundbomber

    Urban Techwear

    Trash is expensive these days.
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  9. conqueror

    RESOLUTE by hayashi-san!

    it seems like every pair of 710s eventually get some crazy leg twist.
  10. volvo240thebest

    RESOLUTE by hayashi-san!

    I didn't even noticed you had a pair. Lovely marbling!
  11. xEMBx

    These cutz don't heal

    I still go back to my 501s as far as fit and function. I like the high rise with a slight taper, just enough to go over my boots. Also, the fly is my favorite. Idk if it’s just Levi’s wonky QC, but the extra length below the last button really does it for me. My TCB 50s have a five button fly and I get annoyed with the lowest button, like it doesn’t need to be there really. And going with the TCBs, I like the back pocket placement, a little further apart then my standard Levi’s. With back pockets my Norman Porters are my favorite. They’re big enough to hold my bill length wallet without half of it sticking out. The NPs probably have my favorite front pocket material as well. The only thing I’ve never been able to figure on cuts is getting a high enough rise with slim hips and slightly looser thighs. All that said, I can’t seem to stop wearing my warehouse 900xx even though I sized up to get at least a 10” rise and 7” hem. They’re just really nice and comfortable with the exception of the loose waist, hips and diaper butt I get.
  12. Collin

    RESOLUTE by hayashi-san!

    https://www.instagram.com/p/Bx4ieTCoPqq/ A little more than a year, washed every 14-20 wears approx.
  13. cameosis

    Shoes that look better with age...

    that's perfectly fine if you don't believe it, all good -- i don't have an obligation to prove anything and since we're online, everything should be taken with reservation (my posts included). i do find your questions a bit strange, however ... this isn't an interrogation, and as i said before, i certainly won't disclose any info regarding an active business contact of my former boss, すまん. i also don't know if you are familiar with how visits to a tannery or a leather wholesaler work -- i worked for a different branch in leather processing, as i wrote above in my post -- now, if i am responsible for quality control of the hides that go into production, of course i have to check and see every single one of them. when you go to a tannery to talk about leather that you use for production, you also check it out, because you want improvements or changes regarding the tanning process of the hides. now, even though my interest in shoes and shoe leather is purely private, i had a look at the hides the same way i used to inspect leather that i worked with, so it's odd to ask if i had seen the leather. it was a visit to a german tannery and a quote from 2012. but let's go through the べじたん blog entry (interesting blog about leather with a lot of devotion put into it -- i enjoyed skimming through the posts) that you linked step by step: point a) the newspaper article claiming that horween and shinki are the only remaining cordovan suppliers in the world is from 1991, from a chicago tribune freelance contributor, is false. the majority of the horse hides are imported from europe to asia (japan) and north america (usa). the tanning knowledge originated in europe (asia and africa, too -- but for the purpose of this topic, i'll stick to europe), and you can find in spain, italy, france and germany (and very likely in a number of other european countries as well) at least one tannery that is capable of processing horse hides to obtain shell cordovan. point b) japanese pricing is generally higher, no offense. i have lived in japan and speak japanese, and basically everything is either twice the price or significantly more expensive than elswhere. sieck international in germany (which is not a business contact, so no problem posting here) sells cordovan horse hides for € 105 a piece (ranging from one to 1½ square meters). sieck is a reseller: cordovan culatten the links in the べじたん blog reference mostly u.s. sources or links with connections to shoe manufacturers/retailers in some way or another. shell cordovan has become a brand name, first and foremost, which is predominantly associated with horween in chicago and this is based on their successful marketing and close ties to the shoe industry in north america. nothing wrong with that, but again, i rather turn to sources that have no vested interest when they share information about something. why would a tannery publicly say that there are other tanneries (read competitors) who could do their job? you wouldn't believe how coveted these pieces of information are. do not forget that there are other languages besides english, and thus non-english notions for cordovan. another link (in german only) on how horse hides have to be tanned differently depending on their sections: rossoberleder point c) the vast (as in up to 95 %) majority of customers of tanneries and distributors are enterprises. retail prices are for end customers. but contacting a tannery and buying directly from one as a private individual works of course, and there you can save significant sums of money, depending on the amount you purchase. i have never been involved with the shoe industry apart from being a customer. i have been out of the leather processing industry for several years now, and this is my final say on the issue regarding shell cordovan. you have every right to disagree, that's perfectly legitimate -- but don't insinuate that i haven't spoken truthfully, just because you made other experiences or don't have the info that i received. i know what i had asked the tanner and i know what he had told me and which leather i had seen, thanks.
  14. maharu

    Interest check: Denimbridge contest

    Looks good! You mentioned earlier that they might not stretch to pre washed waist size. If I were to choose a size ending up ~42 cm after some stretch, would 33 or 34 be the way to go? Can't wait to order!
  15. tigerstrom

    Interest check: Denimbridge contest

    I think those measurements will work for me in size 35. Pretty close to my fullcount 1101 after the initial wash. I'm on the fence to size up to 36.
  16. Iron Horse

    Shoes that look better with age...

    Dr. Sole recently did an interview with Michiya Suzuki, former director of Red Wing Japan: https://www.drsole2011.com/blog-1/my-favorite-boots-9 Michiya has a new YouTube channel dedicated to boots too:
  17. Paul T

    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    we'd need to see the internal tag to know. But they'd have to be older than 20 years to be Japanese produciton. They kept producing the inbetween vintage models (502, a 55 501 etc) in Japan, often with cone, but the main models like the 37 were made in the US from 1999 or so, for Levi's Japan.
  18. Bobbo

    Interest check: Denimbridge contest

    Hi guys! I'm waiting for an answer about the hemming and we haven't decided how to handle the one-washing yet. Of course you'll be able to change your mind later on if you forgot to mention it, Kuniyoshi-san starts sewing in August after all. Here are measurements after a hot rinse and now a 40 degree machine wash. Waist is measured flat (not aligned) and the rises using Shingos measuring method. So it shrinks a little more than the chart says. But then it stretches out. Size 35 Waist: 42 cm Thigh: 32 cm Front rise: 31 cm Back rise: 36 cm Inseam: 83,5 cm Hem: 20 cm
  19. beautiful_FrEaK

    Interest check: Denimbridge contest

    Is there an answer re hemming by Kuniyoshi-san? Also who will perform the one-wash? Kuniyoshi, Shingo or Göteborg?
  20. Aries

    These cutz don't heal

    Came for the thread title, stayed for the discussion! My favourites have changed enormously over the years (I imagine this is true of almost all of us?), but at the moment I really love: The Mister Freedom lot 64 cut (extra medium, almost high rise, generous hem for engineer boots), especially in the Okinawa denim and NOS Organic Cotton. The Mister Freedom chinos also deserve honourable mention. The Real McCoys 004 and Joe McCoys 991XH. Very similar 60s style cuts, great fabric, an extremely comfortable jean. The Samurai 710 if I want something a bit more contemporary, quite a mid-low rise, slim silhouette. Following @Iron Horse's example, some fit pics. Mister Freedom Okinawa lot 64 (with bonus moody little man): Mister Freedom NOS 64: Mister Freedom Chinos: Real McCoys 004:
  21. Pedro

    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    Can you confirm these are Japanese made? They don’t say LVC anywhere but I bought them maybe 10 years ago on Ebay. Over 40 years of STF 501 experience but I don’t yet feel qualified to wear these. Wash tag is JP and pricetag is JPY. Thanks
  22. jegr

    Interest check: Denimbridge contest

    Seems so as the only numbers that have changed from @Bobbo‘s posted numbers are the waist measurements, which I think are a result of measuring the inside circumference of the waist. The waists seem big. I’m waiting on @Bobbo to post his measurements this weekend before ordering because going up +2, as recommended, yields a bigger waist than I’m looking for... Getting a size 35 would bring the washed pants to a waist of 33.8 instead of 33. Jeans look great though and I’m excited for them. It’s also worth noting that if you want your jeans raw you have to state so or else they will come one wash.
  23. Pedro

    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    Man I was stressin’ about this. Glad to hear you found them.
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  25. Maynard Friedman

    Neutral Jeans

    I’ve just had a quick read through the entire thread, didn’t take long. Has anyone been sporting these lately?
  26. Maynard Friedman

    RESOLUTE by hayashi-san!

    I’ll probably never get around to buying a pair of Resolute but I think they really are great jeans so everyone else buy a pair and I’ll enjoy them vicariously through you!
  27. SmokeStackLightning

    Interest check: Denimbridge contest

    This seems like a smart fit. I am debating on sizing up two, instead of one. Are the most recent measurements one wash on the site?
  28. Broark

    Pure Blue Japan

    So y'all know I'm the biggest opponent to the whole relaxed tapered thing, but I've found it impossible to find a pair of black jeans so I sprung for these XX-19-BB sized up. I'm surprisingly really happy with the raw fit, they don't feel super snug at the hem. They are in the wash now so hopefully they don't shrink up way too much!
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