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    I'm an old man (hanging on to my 30's by a very thin thread) so I don't have a ton of pics of me posing in my clothes for insta or shit like that. Here's a couple candid pics my wife took. My twins just turned 1 so they're literally in every single picture she takes. Lighting isn't great for the second one. Sorry about that. You kind of get the idea of how they fit though.
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    Just waiting for the jutsu vid of the 26 where the crotch zipper opens and errolson gives birth to lenny
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    Been experimenting with putting a slightly bigger cut pant into my rotation lately, and I think I am liking it. Not so much as to be wearing a cut like this everyday, but Ive been enjoying the look. My only worry is that a wide cut and being short is going to make me look even shorter Knickerbocker mfg LVC HUF
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    D17-US Duty Guide for the United States Type UPS Gen. 1.1 Style Text Updated for FW17, this guide corrects a ton of incorrect information I put in last season's guide. This should be more accurate and comprehensive. HTS Codes supplied by the great @CARLOOA. Many thanks, my friend! If you're ordering anything that has a value over $800 USD, you will need to pay duties before UPS will deliver it to you. That means if you order two items in one shipment that each value $500 USD, you will need to pay duties since the total value of what's in that box is over $800. If you separate those two items into two shipments, you won't need to pay duties. Sometimes separate shipping costs can be much less than duties. Think before you order! Acronym mothership ships UPS and they use very generic HTS codes so duties end up being very expensive. If you call UPS and notify them that the shipper is using very generic codes and that you have a more specific code, most of the time you will be able to lower the cost of your duties. The person you call at UPS depends on the last name of the Importer (you). Here's a list of the people at UPS you should call once you have a tracking number and the tracking indicates that duties are going to need to be paid. If your name begins with A thru J, call Tina Griffin 502-485-2788 or her backup (didn't get the name) 502-485-2064 If your name begins with K-STL Jacoby Grant 803-502-6885 Or Linda 803-502-6844 If your name begins with STM-Z Call the Dallas office 972-304-6978 Give them your tracking number and tell them that the shipper has specified a very generic HTS code for the product they shipped to you. As a result, the duties are artificially high. Tell them you have a more specific HTS code that more accurately describes what's in the box. For Goretex or Windstopper jackets (J16-GT, J28-GT, J61-GT, J58-WS, J65-WS) 6201.93.47 Stotz (cotton) jackets (J56-S, J62-S, J64TS-S) 6201.92.47 Stotz (cotton) Pants (P23-S, P26-S) 6203.42.45 Schoeller Dryskin pants (P23A-DS, P25H-DS) 6203.43.0300 These codes should drop the cost of duties significantly. Once you get your duties lowered, you can call UPS bill pay at 803-502-2525 to pay them. Good Luck If you saved $ and would like to tip us . CARLOOA - 14whfHMopK1rupE9UM5NEoYndTtH8JXsp9 Me - 1FCywy3DRmbPREEWegkJH3djkxw3X4quPx
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    I mean in all seriousness, the pricing is a completely moot point. It's never going back down, it's only going to go up every season. Whether it's the rising cost of materials, labour costs, transportation or just a drive for higher profits, absolutely no amount of debating or discussion is going to change that. With Acronym, it really is as simple as this: you're either in or you're out. And that's not even to say purely financially, as you can easily flip your purchase and get the money you spent back, it's a mindset... i am willing to pay whatever it costs to own this piece of clothing.
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    Some progress on my 1001s. I'm at 84 wears and 9 washes.
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    taking the 50s for a walk with mauli, lvc, dek from the devils chimney to bonchurch beach sampling the end of summer anticipating the 20s arrival
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    Current fit of my 47 in size 36x34. Gave them a second machine wash and they finally shrank some more. But they stretched back quite quickly.
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    At the Danish coast with Conner's Sewing Factory M-47
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    USPS didn't make it easy but I finally got my 1101 today!
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    Velva Sheen TCB 60's (just about a year) Bata Bullets
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    TEXAS FOREVER SSDD military cap Nonnative Texas shirt SC1947 Whites Far away shot loll
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    ACG Goretex Blazer / Musto Quick Dry Shorts / Visvim boots / Dita Glasses / Child B
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    Second wash for my '66. Nice jeans. Maybe I prefer the 55 overall, but that could just be how they are in my memory. When I have time to dive into the box I will shoot the 47, 55 and 66 all together. In fact, I need to clear out some stuff so perhaps some will be off to eBay. Fade is pretty much what you'd expect, I think they're a bit blue-er than other LVC (as they always have been), smoother finish than the '47 denim, and they seem to marble pretty easily, even if you turn them inside out for the spin cycle. In that respect it's a bit like the SDA Natural Indigo fabric.
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    Update on my 1101, 8 months & about 10 washes.
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    Tcb ranchman Bronson army pants new pumps. Excelsior, made in Korea and bought from Allbluesco in Leeds, very happy with them.
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    Two things: 1) The chainstitch consists of a top thread and a bottom thread that will always be "knitted" together in the same way. In this way, chainstitch's are all the same. 2) The "folder" the machine uses to roll the fabric under before it goes beneath the needle is really what makes the much beloved roping. Regarding the chainstitch itself, thread tension can vary the outcome as you've noticed. Honestly, Blue Owl's machine looks to be in perfect tune. Perhaps a little loose but that will often be a necessity with older machines. The Railcars look nice too. While the Blue Owl's are showing us close to the minimum thread tension, the Railcars are showing maximum thread tension. Any tighter and I suspect they would begin to pucker the fabric, in fact they already might be a little bit. The Fullcounts stitch is flatter for a reason, the machine wasn't tensioned right. You can see the top thread, the lighter little dot, peaking through. Where the top thread intertwines with the bottom thread should occur 'in' the fabric, not above or below. This pulls the bottom thread into a 3 dimensional loop instead of the 2 dimensional looping they've achieved. Regarding folders: A perfectly made hem, as a tailor would do it, would be made by ironing the fabric under itself twice and topstitching that down. The fabric would be perfectly aligned and there would be absolutely zero 'roping'. By contrast, an old 43200G Union Special came with a folder that opens up, kind of separating the two metal halves, the user kind of rolls the denim under itself and 'clamps' it in that way, then lets the machine rip. You can imagine how this pulls a lot on the folded end and then stitches all this unevenness into place while it runs around the circle. Modern hemming folders are a little more clever so there's less uneven pulling and thus, less roping. Several companies are recreating the 43200G's folder and many places are putting those folders on different machines with varying results. My thoughts: Factory made goods are perfectly uniform; good for them. The closer you get to truly handmade, the more variation you find. These differences look beautiful to my eyes and I celebrate them. Perhaps at Fullcount the technician got in a fight with his wife who then didn't make his coffee that morning and you wear the result. You have a connection to him now, you're pants are human. There's a great documentary on Napolitano suit makers "O'Mast: The Art of Neapolitan Tailoring" in which the tailors talk about the imperfections are indeed, what make the suits perfect. Sorry for the long-windedness. A friend received a nice, used Kansai double needle chainstitch last week and I spent the better part of the day setting it up and tuning it for him. The wounds are fresh
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    I had a bunch of photos of my 1966 after their first wash. But photobucket ate them. Here's a quick pic of how they look now. In real life, this is some of my favourite LVC fabric. I remember the old Cone fabric was very blue; this is greyer, which I prefer. A good amount of subtle greeny grey mid tones which don't really come out here - overall what's great is that the indigo is really holding up on the legs etc. Maybe it's more flexible than most other denims I've worn, as the crotch hasn't blown out yet and there are few broken threads in the honeycombs. Definitely a good Cone denim, alongside my other favourites of the 44, the 55 (and probably the '76). Putting them on the floor to photograph I see they are pretty filthy with muddy stains. So I'll leave them a few weeks till their next wash.
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    Got my RW875 resoled again at Dr. Sole but went for a leather midsole, low block heel and black cork half-soles and heel:
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    Shout out to @chicote, wearing my repaired SD-103s. Can't thank him enough, they turned out great. Bonus kitty butthole
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    This made my day.
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    Hardly surprising Inoue wasn't finished with my 20's but we did have a nice dinner! Also took some photos with the new chorecoat.
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    TCB ranchman Conner Sewing Factory s409xxx M-47 Vans
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    Result after three washes in two weeks and walking/ hiking in them a lot.
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    @MasonAlexander looks fine to me with the sweat, even with an untucked shirt should work well too. today tcb 30s tcb 50s white's SD yesterday tcb seaman tcb 50s excelsior
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    Tcb 50s paired with Clark wallabees. Still getting used to the odd look of the shoes. I would describe it as comfortably fugly
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    very good @Cucoo here's my efforts of the last few days sunday tcb jkt/buzz chambray ì/hubb leather belt/wh 1004xx/excelsior pumps monday bronson hat/fruit of the loom t/bronson chinos/excelsior pumps wednesday tcb/fruit of the loom/red cloud R436xx/excelsior pumps
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    A couple shots from Sperlonga, the small and ancient town where Tiberius used to have his holiday villa on the beach. Then some emperor got to see Capri, and basically said "sod this seaside town" and moved the summer home. Most of the old city is built on a hill and still dates back to the middle ages. All the apartments and shops are just heaped on top of one another for several stories, and the streets are mostly maze-like narrow staircases criss-crossing the hillside, given a feeling of MC-Escher-as-city-planner. And because no post here is complete without the food photo, here is the best thing we ate in Italy. A reordering of the classic prosciutto and melon, with sheep cheese and salad. It was pretty astonishingly good.
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    Smoking is bad Yesterday, Mister Freedom / Bob Dong / Mister Freedom Today, Mister Freedom / Bob Dong / Warehouse / Nike
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    Entering the final stretch, and I wanted to indulge in one more photo update like the early days of the contest. We just got back from Italy for a friend's wedding, so the Ooes got a lot of wear in 90 degree heat, climbing a LOT of steps since every gorgeous little seaside town seemed to be built up the cliffs rather than across. Every restaurant, bar, and beach was inevitably a bit less than a kilometer away, yet 300 meters up or down. Was feeling pretty sore by the end of the week in seaside towns. As would be expected, the food was amazing. Though most of it was not very photogenic... Good pasta often still kind of looks like a dog's dinner, especially under the warm lighting of your typical trattoria. But the landscape was impossibly good looking along the coast. Terraces of olive, citrus, and squash starting 400-500m up, cascading down to the sea with only occasional small towns and large sheer cliffs of volcanic rock breaking up the waves of greenery. It has been seriously dry there, so we saw a number of large forest fires raging around the peaks at night. All the ash contributed to the hazy appearance of distant hills in the photos, but probably made the sunsets even better too. Already hoping to go back someday. The one shot including my jeans from the entire trip happened when talking a walk on the beach right after we got into Sperlonga (a small seaside town mostly serving as a resort for heatsick Romans, based around a medieval hill town) A couple random other shots from Rome, the Amalfi coast (Ravello and Praiano), and Sperlonga itself...
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    Another update of my s719xx's Sad the DWC is finished but still loving theses jeans! Little waterfall on Sombrio beach, Vancouver Island
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    While riding the subway over the manhattan bridge my subway train lost power so thought I'd snap a quick small pick of my type 1
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    i've just released a book of poems and last weekend started a book tour with my wife who is also a poet. she's signed to the biggest publisher in indonesia, i'm with the smallest. first stop in our #RelationshipGoals book tour was Bandung, West Java's hipster central. the space is called Kineruku, it's a library/book store/record store/vintage shop/cafe, all things cool the missus played some gbv, tall dwarfs, smudge, bright eyes my daughter jaemanis lending her screamos bonus beauty shot my garbs: fh tee tender molleton 129 dunlop volleys all photos by Shalahuddin Siregar
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    Thrifted | Tender Co. | Eternal | Santa Rosa
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    Carhartt / carhartt / lvc / samurai / delta tactical
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    I'll keep the chain of flannels going. First cool day of the year. old watch cap Vendor flannel old alma mater shirt SC1947 White's
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    Can't agree more @MasonAlexander. It's getting back to this 5-20C ideal range for shirt and jacket! So the flannels and heavy denim can come back in rotation. Getting familliar with my first pair of IH jeans. The perfect cut to replace my SDA-103. UES cap UES flannel IH belt IH 634s-19L RW Cheers,
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    FINALLY back to grey skys, cooler weather and some rain in Vancouver and I think I might be the happiest person jn the city. Autumn fits in full effect Mister Freedom TCB jacket Merry Company sweater LVC HUF
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    Went out around the area near my office here in Taipei for lunch and took some photos for yous guys, starting off with a cat-themed cafe since after all TCB is the two cats brand (though, I'm a dog person): Got breakfast food for lunch, a tuna "dan bing" a kind of dough crepe thing with egg in it: And of course spaghetti with chopsticks, because that's what you eat for breakfast. These kinds of little breakfast places are all over the place here and serve all kinds of fairly cheap food. I sure miss them whenever I leave, especially in Japan where everyone tends to eat breakfast at home: Moving on to the nearby Yongkang Street, a big-time restaurant and cafe area that's also popular with tourists, especially Japanese and Korean tourists. The place with the red sign is Jin Ji Yuan, or Golden Chicken Garden, one of the best xiao long bao places around. I'll eat there another day to give you a peek inside. The sky is pretty grey today, bad luck as it's been clear all summer until exactly today. Smog tends to roll in from China the most in winter, as it's getting cold there and everyone fires up the coal burners, or on rare occasions sand storms blow down from the far eastern Gobi Desert. We're pretty far from there, but we're also exactly downwind from northeastern China too. Duck anyone? This place is pretty good too! Yongkang Park has a partially defaced statue of Chiang Kai Shek, former military junta leader of Taiwan. What Taiwan is, legally, is kind of a complicated issue. This is kind of long but here goes: Taiwan's original inhabitants were Polynesians, usually referred to as aboriginal these days. About 400 years ago, people migrated from China, especially nearby Fujian province, mostly fishermen and tea farmers, but did not colonize the entire island because of its rough terrain and pushback from native people. The Spanish, Dutch, British, and Japanese all tried to colonize Taiwan in the next few centuries but mostly failed for the same reasons. During this time, China's ruling dynasties didn't really care much about Taiwan and considered it mostly a wild and untameable place with few natural resources, though they did extract some tribute. At the end of the first Sino-Japanese War in 1895, Japan stipulated to the Qing Dynasty that it wanted Taiwan as part of the Treaty of Shimonoseki, which from all accounts didn't bother the Qing very much. Japan was trying to become an imperial power at the time in the mold of Europe's imperial nations and saw great value in Taiwan. It would serve as a stopping point between the Japanese mainland and its prospective territories in Southeast Asia; raw materials would be taken from SEA, through Taiwan, and then on to Japan proper. Taiwan was also a source of timber, including the Camphor tree, which is used to make camphor, or menthol ointment. What's more, Taiwan was to serve as Japan's model colony, unlike Korea. The local people were treated well, so long as they didn't rebel, and Japan introduced railroads, standardized education, Taiwan's first universities, irrigation, running water, and much more. Of course, in turn the local people were educated in Japanese. This lasted until 1945, when Japan lost in WWII, and as part of its surrender it had to hand Taiwan over to the US; at the same time, in China, the Chinese government which succeeded the Qing Dynasty, the Republic of China (ROC), led by Generalissimo Chiang Kai Shek, was in a civil war with Mao Zedong's communist People's Liberation Army. The communists won, establishing the current People's Republic of China (PRC) and the ROC government fled in exile to Taiwan. While Chiang's reps had accepted Japan's surrender on behalf of the Allied Powers, the US never officially handed over Taiwan to the ROC, so one could make the case that legally it's still a US protectorate. At any rate, the ROC (or Kuomintang) became Taiwan's government starting in 1949 as a military junta and treated its stay as temporary with the intention of one day taking back China, though that was really a pipe dream. It was a one-party dictatorship, though better than the communist one back in China, and democracy and other parties were not introduced until 1996. The current Chinese government maintains that Taiwan belongs to it, though the PRC never had control of Taiwan at any point, making it a dubious claim, so for all intents and purposes Taiwan is a de facto independent nation with its own government, flag, passport, currency, immigration laws, etc. Anyway, back to sight-seeing! Sweating making noodles by hand at Du Xiao Yue, a famous restaurant from Tainan, the old capital in the south. Great food here. View of Taipei 101 from Dongmen Station. The air is clearly not so clear today. While here you need to eat at the original Din Tai Fung; I'll go back another day: Heading back, down Yongkang; if you think a lot of the architecture here seems pretty drab you'd be right, but it's for a few reasons. The buildings need to withstand earthquakes and typhoons, and it's pretty muggy for about half the year, so concrete is the best option. Also, the ROC's view of only being here temporarily led the construction of a lot of functional but unattractive buildings. Flirting: Gotta get a green onion pancake while here: Since I was full I settled for a salted cream black tea drink; the national drink is actually pearl milk tea, aka bubble tea/boba, which is from the city of Taichung. Anyway, that's it for me for now!
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    Quick and dirty pics of the 1108EX. 4 months, 2 washes.
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    I made a little review on several aftermarket MOLLE attachment systems.
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    Some shots of my first pair of Clinch boots after being used for a lot of actual work. The latigo leather is super heavy duty. I know this is probably not true, but it feels tougher than even the cordovan that I've handled. There is a reason I now have two more pairs of Clinch. These are incredible boots.
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    Past couple of weeks! ^ SDA/Samurai/Tricker's ^ Deluxeware/Tanuki ^ Freewheelers/Cushman/Tanuki/Viberg
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    TCB shirt Dehen sweater LVC HUF
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