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  1. 2 points
    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?
  2. 2 points
    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.
  3. 2 points
    P31 / LA6 / cool sandals™️
  4. 1 point
    Final drop 900 all in F/F. Above terms still apply to everything else
  5. 1 point
    Thanks lads Ww2's are about to go in for another wash so I took some quick pics
  6. 1 point
    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.
  7. 1 point
    I would think it's a bad move for the brand if they do that for all the models.
  8. 1 point
    It’s a teacore horsehide, I think standard and strange worked with Wesco to source it especially, not sure it’s a common Wesco option.
  9. 1 point
    Made in Bulgaria seems pretty disappointing. I know that something being made in the USA doesn't necessarily mean it's of higher quality, but it would have been nice to continue cutting/sewing the rigid pieces in the US. I mean, the price increase and different denim origin don't really add any sort of appeal to LVC jeans anymore. Maybe I'm being silly... I don't know.