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  2. oomslokop

    Shoes that look better with age...

    i reckon they'd be too dressy for your current styling preferences (working it out from yr various fit pics).
  3. AvantSol

    The ACRONYM Community Sales Thread

    WTS/WTT: SS2018 P10-S (M) black for 950 net J47ts-gt (M) trade only for white P23a-DS (s) trade only and +/- cash depending on item WTF/WTB: p23-S (S) black or raf J68-ws (M) would consider other material and colors. Ng4-ps Ss-j25 (m) any colorway J47ts-GT-WHT (M) SS-Cp1 (M) or (S) 
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  5. kicks79

    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    I think the made in the USA is not a direction that Levis seem to be worrying about right now. Talking to reps it seems the company is pushing its eco-friendly agenda and also investing heavily on laser technology. Which will basically allow people to customise and fade a pair of jeans in the shop sort of like Nike ID. So where the jean is actually made and from what cotton seems like a secondary concern.
  6. brainerd666

    The ACRONYM Community Sales Thread

    Final drop 900 all in F/F. Above terms still apply to everything else
  7. Aries

    Shoes that look better with age...

    Yep Tricker's are very well made. If you haven't had a pair before do your research on sizing, they're UK sized and the lasts can vary in fit widely.
  8. Iron Horse

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Pedro, you could likely chime in on this, but from what I gather, for most families wash day was on Monday and lasted until Tuesday or even Wednesday. I've been reading about this lately after taking another look at a second-hand pair of Sugar Cane jeans I got from Japan. The previous owner had obviously washed them in very hot water as the patch was pretty well fried, but also because the weft was so white and the denim/fades had a different look and feel to it, and there was little in the way of damage or blowouts aside from an unraveling hem. Since then I've been washing with soap powder and hot water but also reading more about how laundry was done in the past. Here are some descriptions from the 1930s, for example: https://www.findmypast.com/1939register/the-home-1939-laundry "On a Sunday evening, copper and dolly tubs might be filled with cold water in preparation for wash day. Clothes were sorted and segregated into woollens and cottons and colours and whites. As modern day biological detergents were not available in 1939, exceptionally dirty clothing like overalls would be left to soak overnight with soap flakes added. White shirts and blouses would stand overnight in cold water containing a "blue" whitener. At the start of wash day the electric copper was turned on, or a coal fire was lit under the brick copper to ensure that the water in the tubs was hot enough. A dolly peg, (an item resembling a four or six-legged wooden stool, out of which a wooden "T" piece protruded), would be used to agitate the items that had been soaking overnight. Rotating the dolly peg in this way was a physically demanding and tiring affair. The washing process itself involved lifting the items from the cold soak and wringing or mangling each item before transferring them, with more soap flakes, into the copper for boiling. Items that remained soiled, even after an overnight soak, were rubbed on a scrubbing board before being transferred to the copper. A clothes mangle, a hand operated machine consisting of two rotating rollers (which presented a quite serious potential hazard to anyone not paying attention), would be used to squeeze out all the excess water. Clothes would then be hung out to dry on a clothes line, or laid over a clothes-horse next to the kitchen or living room fire." Would jeans like these have gone through the same process?
  9. Ciabatta

    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    Bought a pair of one wash 55’s off eBay for $90 that were practically new. They’re made in turkey and have already ripped in multiple places and tbh I reach for my new pair of STF’s that I bought at Macy’s a month ago.
  10. brainerd666

    Acronym.

    I had the same issue re:zip on both my J47R and my 3TS and they both broke in after awhile. I was pretty disappointed with the J47 more so because of that at first, but once it broke in it felt great.
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  12. mlwdp

    Shoes that look better with age...

    Before I went with my White’s, I was seriously looking at getting a brogue boot by Trickers. It was a logger type boot.
  13. Broark

    Shoes that look better with age...

    Thanks for the feedback guys, I think they seem like a very nice casual/semi-dressy option that would be good for the summer. Going to think on it a little more, don't want to be too impulsive! Like mentioned above I would prefer that they were slightly more brown, but the color is appealing.
  14. mlwdp

    Trophy Clothing

    I’m going to contact her for a hem. My problem is, I want the same fit like this guy wearing them on Canvas’s site. He’s the same height but weighs less than me. He’s wearing the same size as me too, 34, with no hem! I’ll get her take on it as I want same length as him. I got some engineer boots from Wesco coming as well so I might need to hold off if I want the same look. I plan on wearing my Boss boots and vans as well with them.
  15. M1stral

    Japan Blue Momotaro

    Great looking jeans Chambo and YossarianRaw. I haven’t been wearing my 0701’s lately, they first need a backpocket repair unfortunately.
  16. ushokmwn

    Shoes that look better with age...

    @Broark I have the Woodstock in espresso with leather soles. Superb shoes. Also have the Burford in espresso and two pairs of Stows which I don't wear a lot anymore. Maybe again next winter. I like them a lot for their rounded front. Leather quality is A+. I prefer darker browns but among those two definitely the marron ones.
  17. Cold Summer

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    This is an interesting subject and I wonder if part of the reason why there's so much variation in the appearance of vintage jeans is because of inconsistent washing/wearing habits from one house to the next. A great-looking pair of vintage jeans might have that look because the hassle of washing meant they'd put it off until really necessary, and the detergent/washing techniques had a much bigger effect on the color than modern methods. Though I know that some Japanese vintage dealers insist the "air" (literally "kuuki," which can mean air but also a metaphorical sort of atmosphere) was different. There may also be some merit to that if jeans were worn around industrial environments with certain chemicals and stuff in the air, but this is pure speculation on my part.
  18. beepy

    Urban Techwear

    PS Second drop (Poutnik seconds) is up. Few M and L pieces this time - the Smith runs big so might work for an XL even.
  19. Flash

    Conners Sewing Factory

    Thanks lads Ww2's are about to go in for another wash so I took some quick pics
  20. mlwdp

    Trophy Clothing

    HWZN black denim would be your best bet. Bigger in the waist (90cm) but smaller in the thigh (31cm) than the 1607. Also the leg opening is .5cm smaller than the 1607.
  21. hooper

    The ACRONYM Community Sales Thread

    My P31-DS M are too short for me. Hoping to trade these for: P31-DS L P30A-DS L P24A-DS M P32-DS M Happy to consider other things too, but I'm basically looking to walk away with another DS trouser. I have someone lined up to buy these if I can't find anything so don't bother asking to purchase if you're not going to offer me an absurd amount that allows me to pay resale on something else.
  22. VivaMarlon

    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    Yeah, it used to be relatively easy to find a variety of styles and sizes on brand new with tags LVC stuff on ebay, I agree that it'll be much harder to do that now though. I was at the Rose Bowl Flea Market here in Los Angeles recently and found a guy selling bins full of LVC, mostly 1954 strangely. I actually found a pair of 1955s in my size for $150, I don't know why I didn't buy them cause that's what I'm holding out for on the next sale anyway. Knowing now that current versions might not even be Made in USA anymore definitely makes me regret not buying them even more considering that his stock was probably older seasons.
  23. 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).
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. Maynard Friedman

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    How big is that thing @Pedro? It looks like a giant food mixer!
  27. 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?
  28. 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.
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