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  2. scooby

    TCB

    It’s getting hotter each day in California... TCB 50s and sneakers for the next few months seems like the move Poor quality photo sorry, I’ll take some HQ stuff down the line Probably the most comfortable pair of jeans to wear in the summer heat, can’t really see myself wearing anything else when it’s 90 out
  3. JRendon02

    Warehouse

    I got these in today. Had to wash them as soon as they came in because they smelled like a musty thrift store. I'll do a small write up and post more pics later.
  4. Cold Summer

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Yeah, I think the whole "influencer" culture is ridiculous. I probably wouldn't even use Instagram but it seems like the liveliest community of denim nerds right now, so I kind of can't avoid it, plus I like looking at pictures (which at least in recent years is less common on here.) The biggest problem is the pressure to constantly be creating content and putting stuff up daily. I post every once in a while because I don't have a huge wardrobe or fancy photo equipment, plus I'm a bit lazy. I enjoy looking at it, but I don't really envy the effort that goes into creating all of it, particularly since I don't really care about likes or social media popularity to begin with.
  5. volvo240thebest

    Unknown Non-Japanese Brands

    I do not have a pair but I've bought a cdp type 2 jacket as a xmas present for my niece and was very impressed by their quality and denim.
  6. ColonelAngus

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    I don't watch very many fashion related YouTube vids but I like the ones by Carl Murawski. His videos are cool because he seems to research the brands he talks about and doesn't hold back if he has criticisms. I think it's important to have a balanced approach to reviews, otherwise, you'll just be that guy that praises everything. Social media has its purpose. When I was on IG it exposed me to a lot of brands and users who shared similar interests. But, I got fatigued on it pretty quickly once I saw it slowly becoming a way to monetise yourself and shill for brands. I also got tired of certain denim memes that would pop up everywhere, or seeing certain users posting the same stupid pictures of their closet because they're not creative enough to come up with new content.
  7. Broark

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    To me value is a personal measurement. Cost plays a factor, but also how much longevity and use I can get out of it is important too. I don’t mind minor issues as long as they don’t impact the usefulness of something. They remind me that these things we enjoy are made by humans (often using old equipment and practices) and there will be inherent flaws because of that. Maybe I’m a turning into an old curmudgeon at the ripe age of 27, but does anyone else find YouTube videos like this super lame? Using decisive titles that lead to more clicks (Is Chromexcel leather overrated? My short answer is no, they’ve been around for a long time so they must be doing something right...) just leads me back to my complaint about social media and influencer culture. Maybe I just long for the days where you used to buy cool shit because you thought it was cool. And shared it with other people who also enjoy that hobby just to connect with people.
  8. bartlebyyphonics

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    imma thinking the psychoanalytical equation the degree to which one fails to fully integrate into structure = the subject [i.e. the degree to which perfection is sought but not achieved defines our experience of humanity...] our objects fit the same equation; some sit near the sun, but what does it mean to live there?
  9. ColonelAngus

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Fair points but I think we tend to look at the amount of money spent and compare that with the finished product. It's hard not to consider something a flaw if you've spent hundreds or even $1000+ on a piece of clothing.
  10. bartlebyyphonics

    Conners Sewing Factory

    indeed, indeed. a fine pair, well well worn sir. nice to see the texture so.
  11. bartlebyyphonics

    Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

    good luck indeed with the move [sorry for the unhappy years, hope next will be sparkly] and happy post-easter all
  12. 501XX4EVER

    Leepro Appreciation

    Yes, they are the same ones that I had, I completely forgot about the back pockets, I remember the stitching came loose on the "inside" of one of them as my wallet is quite think/fat and I think it stressed the threads out a bit, especially as I cycle, so there was probably a bit to much pressure there. They look like they could do with another wash, still very raw looking.
  13. JDelage

    Indigofera

    Here are a Ryman & a Dollard.
  14. beautiful_FrEaK

    Leepro Appreciation

    Thanks! I got them from Vintage Paradise. You have the memory of an elephant, that's right! Nearly 10 years ago. I found them too short back then.
  15. lance

    Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

    Good luck in your new digs, MileHighEvertonian; oh and nice evo!
  16. mlwdp

    Shoes that look better with age...

    My Ironheart brass buckles came in.
  17. MileHighEvertonian

    Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

    Overdue update...crazy spring shifting into a crazy-but-exciting summer...moving back to the Rockies (Salt Lake City) at the end of May after a couple of less than joyous years in South Carolina... Here's the 20s...
  18. istewi

    Unknown Non-Japanese Brands

    @Spiraltoy @volvo240thebest Heckin' heck I'll post up some thoughts on both. I have the Overcomer 051, the CDP 44xx and 507xx. Once I get to a keyboard.
  19. Spiraltoy

    Unknown Non-Japanese Brands

    Actually just found the overcomer thread whiles Googling for them and saw your post there! Looks interesting and very cheap. Do you have a pair?
  20. volvo240thebest

    Unknown Non-Japanese Brands

    Check cdp as well.
  21. Maynard Friedman

    Leepro Appreciation

    Very nice b_F, where did you get them? I think I remember you having some SDA leepros years ago.
  22. Cold Summer

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    After watching @dudewuttheheck's Viberg boots review on YouTube, and re-reading the last page of the Conner's thread, it's making me wonder: What, exactly, do we consider "quality" that justifies the prices of high-end casual clothing pieces? For Jake, little things like loose threads on the vamp stitching are considered flaws that have no place on an expensive boot. For me, I see things like that and think, "this is where they cut off the last thread when they finished stitching." Some of these things honestly wouldn't occur to me to consider as flaws - I tend to see things like the finishing around the back heel (which I noticed when I had Vibergs in the past) as purposefully done like that - suggesting the hand-made nature of the boots rather than something perfectly, soullessly finished by a robot. Obviously, there are definitely things I consider to be defects - poorly-aligned stitchdown work, bad clicking, misaligned heels, etc. This isn't to say that I don't have tremendous respect for guys like Goto from White Cloud or Brian the Bootmaker who do something approaching perfection, but for me things indicative of the hand-made process are features rather than bugs - similar to how many view the "flaws" of jeans like CSF (though in CSF's case, some of these aspects are done purposefully.) My Flat Head 3005s, for example, have very narrow selvedge on the right outseam, about halfway down the thigh, which could be considered a defect (although there's no indication of this unless you turn the jeans inside out.) But I've been to Flat Head's denim houses in Okayama and seen them doing this stuff in person, the whole process is very inefficient and un-industrial so I just see this as a side effect of that. Most of my 3Sixteen shirts have had loose long threads/runoff at various points, so I just clip off the threads and move on. I think you can go to plenty of fast-fashion stores and find clothing items that have technically-perfect stitching and construction (and maybe last longer because they're probably sewn with poly thread) because they were essentially made by robots/highly automated processes. So I don't mind the imperfect some degree of imperfection. Vintage Levi's weren't perfect either: hem roping, uneven fabrics, hidden rivets, cotton stitching, and fading in general were unintentional side effects to begin with.
  23. beautiful_FrEaK

    Leepro Appreciation

    Lee 101-Z Rider 1952. The "James Dean" jeans. These jeans are really nice. They are from "The Archives" line and should be made by Edwin in Japan. Made of 13 3/4 oz denim, LHT of course, and they feature the half-selvedge. The back pockets are half-ined and the lining is so thick, it feels like the jeans are padded. Although they are sanforized, the pair came one-wash. Size 33. The back pockets are surprisingly small.
  24. Flash

    Conners Sewing Factory

    Correct , but i thought this was pretty well known by now to people who read the thread
  25. JohnM

    Conners Sewing Factory

    My guess, based on no evidence or specific knowledge (other than owning a bunch of 501s in the 60s and 70s), is that these mistakes were unintentional by Levi's but intended by CSF.
  26. Josh'N'Roll

    Roy. (expurgated edition)

    I'm looking for a pair of the R01size 36 and would jump all over these if not for the 31" inseam. I'm a tall drink of water and need at least 32.5" of inseam length.
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