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  3. JDelage

    Mister Freedom

    Lovely selection... I find a lot to like this year. I like (but do not need) the Mecano jacket. That HBT fabric is lovely, but it's a bit too light / open for a coat in my experience (I have the Belleville in the same material). The Tonkinoise in dble indigo & ranch blouse in midnight look great. The olive cord jeans look great but the sizing will have to be tip-top, given the lack of belt loops... The tea-core Campus looks awesome, and so does the Mulholland, esp. when oiled (or waxed).
  4. JDelage

    Trophy Clothing

    Ah, yes but those are not black. I don't need another pair of indigo jeans right now, but I'd love a pair of straight cut black denim.
  5. Haha! That was just a google search image but ours was about the same size with our large family. We all learned by about age 6 how to do laundry as one of our “chores” which may be why I still have such a fascination with the subject to this day.
  6. Maynard Friedman

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    How big is that thing @Pedro? It looks like a giant food mixer!
  7. Pedro

    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    Those sales have not always had my size available and ebay no longer has the abundance of raw LVC denim with tags. This will only get worse in the near future and we will also see more non-LVC listed as LVC now with the marketing decision to bring back the Big “E” on non-LVC denim. In fact, Ebay is already getting these mislabeled LVC by either accident or intent?
  8. Back in the day, clothes used to be far more heavily soiled between washings and soaps were much harsher (Fels-Naptha actually used Naptha) and lacked modern chemistry and enzymes. They were also subject to more hand washings and “washboards”. My family used an old tub washer (generic example in photo) with hand wringer when I was a kid and even when we updated to a machine with a spin cycle, we kept the old tub machine in the shed for our “work” clothes. If someone really wanted to replicate that authentic appearance of an earlier era, using those early laundering and detergent practices would be necessary.
  9. mpukas

    Shoes that look better with age...

    @Broark I'm a big fan of Tricker's. I think their design. styling and construction quality are awesome. Built bomber. But that's just my opinion, maybe they aren't all that for others... I like the marron color a lot better than the RW's you posted. They're a much classier, more dressy shoe w/out being a full-on dress shoe. If that's what you're after. I think they can be dressed up and go well w/ denim
  10. RemarkableArmor

    Acronym.

    Thanks for the feedback. It’s a real shame but I think mine’s going back. I really love it otherwise but I just feel like at that price tag it needs to be perfect. Sent my J50s back for that reason as well. Nice to hear they broke in but I just didn’t want to risk it... Also noticed the 59 had a bit of a weird smell out of the box (?) ... very strong glue kinda smell
  11. Danwise

    Acronym.

    Many tries grappling with the raccangi on my J50 taught me how particular a zip can be - that said it’s since gotten a lot easier, not sure if it’s just technique or wear... ...but the 59 zipper seemed okay on the few wears I’ve managed. Only thoughts, I wish it were a raccangi purely because the thicc chunky zipper just fits the aesthetic of the jacket.
  12. Broark

    Shoes that look better with age...

    So I returned the RWs I posted recently, just couldn't get into the red color of the leather. Now I'm looking at some Tricker's, saw these marked down on Instagram and emailed the shop and they have my size in stock. General consensus on Tricker's? What do you guys think of these in the marron color?
  13. Cold Summer

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    One problem is that I think it's easy to accidentally wash with way too much soap, especially if you're just laundering one pair of jeans - you only need a very small amount to get your jeans clean, and putting too much detergent in there might be why it's hard to rinse it all out.
  14. RemarkableArmor

    Acronym.

    I think this jacket is seriously awesome but they killed it for me again with a zipper that you can’t use without yanking it down to align and takes me like 5 goes each time...which for £1400 I just can’t really accept. As I’ve moaned when this happened on other models in the past I expect seamless usage for Acronym items. I shouldn’t be fighting a zip on an item made by the kings of articulation. I’d really like to keep it but I think this actually came out as the most expensive acronym jacket I ever bought which is mad. Same issue elsewhere or did I get a bum one?
  15. rodeo bill

    Tender Co. Denim

    Thanks for this! I'm so sorry for the delay. Here are a couple of images: It's a lovely fabric- the cloth is new, woven in Ireland, but it was woven from deadstock 1960s cotton yarn. When the shirt was washed after sewing the yarns shrink slightly differently so you get a subtle seersucker effect, which I really liked and pushed a step further with the indigo Welsh check fabric in SS19, but here it's a much gentler texture. There's a size 1 and a size 4 in stock, and they're really special! Please just let me know if you have any further questions.
  16. conqueror

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    with the exception of bed sheets, i exclusively wash all my clothing in cold water and don't have any issues.
  17. Iron Horse

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Can you really get soap out without using hot water? 'Back in the day' people boiled their laundry (hence all those jerky patches). Here's a laundry guide from 1927:
  18. beautiful_FrEaK

    Interest check: Denimbridge contest

    Shipped to you guys or to us?!
  19. Sympathy-For-The-Denim

    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    i am with VivaMarlon, and since i am hunter for the range i always find pieces via ebay at very reasonable prices.
  20. Aries

    Mister Freedom

    Definitely veering back towards my MF tastes, especially with the midnight releases.
  21. VivaMarlon

    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    I know it's not always easy to do this with more limited items, but the cost of LVC has never been a huge factor since I've always just waited for the one sale of the year (usually November/December) where they don't exclude LVC items at 40% off.
  22. kiya

    Self Edge, SF/NY/LA/PDX - updates & info

    Stevenson Overall Summer Collection - Delivery Three This week have Stevenson's final summer delivery which includes some nice t-shirts in very impressive fabrics, Recon fatigue pants in a new slub cotton fabric, and their new 220 Carmel straight tapered jeans. All these items are available now at all stores and online. Shop Stevenson Online
  23. julian-wolf

    WAYWT 2019 (denim edition)

    Weekend sorta look Bronson / Tender / Orgueil / Cane's / Chaco
  24. LuckiestRacoon

    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    @Pedro It's funny because I've worn but never owned Levi's jeans... I was sold on the concept of buying "expensive" jeans by way of the quality and cool factor of raw denim. The stories/history about denim are really intriguing but totally new to me. Levi's IS an anagram for evils though... I just jumped over to a random site to look at that 1966 501 rigid - looks really cool but ~250 for 12 oz. denim... and then looking at @propellerbeanie's comment again has me naively wondering where the appeal is/ if I should personally buy Levi's in the future.
  25. Pedro

    Sugar Cane Denim

    Does anyone know the first fabric that SC made that contained actual SugarCane? Were the Okinawa & Hawaii released at the same time? Were they the first? Cool bundle of SC fibers after initial stages of Bagasse processing:
  26. Pedro

    Sugar Cane Denim

    @FeloniousMonk Excellent! Thanks so much for the details and it was great to see the same denim in a different light (on the NYC rooftop).
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