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  2. Sharik

    Warehouse

    Can anyone tell me what’s the difference between the 800 and the 1001xx fit wise?
  3. Fadlan

    TCB

    Ranchman shirt. Sorry for low quality photo.
  4. Today
  5. ColonelAngus

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    You took the words right out of my mouth. The cuff adjusting mimicry is out of control.
  6. Exactly. And the person that built, fabricated, constructed, sewed, that product is getting paid an amount above his skillset. Perhaps a strong word but a fraud. Ofcourse, some of these craftsman simply do not have the understanding or the trained eye to understand how much they lack because they are self-taught. They think that because they use a particular denim or leather or snap that their product automatically becomes exceptional.
  7. As someone who grew up in an extended family of Craftsman (now Aritsan) of various trades in what then was considered the Old World Tradition and which has been enthusiastically reintroduced with a new young generation of guys who often didn't even start out in an Apprenticeship, I can say that there are certain practices in every craft that would entirely escape the untrained eye but which a peer would look at with disdain. It doesn't matter if this is the job of a farrier, a bootmaker, hatmaker, furnituremaker, tilesetter, machinist, etc.. Each profession has a reason for the macro and micro details of their craft which are to varying degrees aesthetic and practical. These skillsets used to be passed down after a lengthy apprenticeship but with the new generation of bespoke artisan, many of whom never apprenticed, such details may be lost. Ofcourse, not everyone will even develop the eye or the hand of the expert even after decades in the profession. It is much to do with the individual personality. EDIT: Reading further, what I am referencing has absolutely nothing to do with "influencers"...a concept I was not even familiar with until this college bribery scandal. I can't think of many worse names to be called than an "Influencer".
  8. julian-wolf

    Indigofera

    Thanks a bunch for posting those, especially with the pocket flap up-plus-down combo. Wearing them, do you end up noticing the size mismatch much?
  9. Geeman

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    I've never watched any of those YouTube vids, like a lot of the IG posts with people looking like they adjusting their cuffs to show their socks and moc toes it's just click bait. Taking a format that originally got a lot of likes then replicating it over and over for more likes..... There's a lot of people now who seem to be trying to hard, coming across a little 'manufactured ' and seeking a perfect product that probably doesn't exist..
  10. Dakota

    Acronym.

    @daniel thank you so much!
  11. diggers

    WAYWT 2019 (denim edition)

    Tropicthundervintage // Realmccoys // Visvim
  12. istewi

    WAYWT 2019 (denim edition)

    Triff / Freak's Store / Wallace and Barnes / Overcomer / Weejuns
  13. Yesterday
  14. 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
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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?
  21. 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.
  22. bartlebyyphonics

    Conners Sewing Factory

    indeed, indeed. a fine pair, well well worn sir. nice to see the texture so.
  23. 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
  24. 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.
  25. JDelage

    Indigofera

    Here are a Ryman & a Dollard.
  26. 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.
  27. lance

    Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

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