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    Had to bless these serious waywts. Look my cat is doing everyone’s nerd-neck techwear pose. DITA shades. Suicoke sandals. Acronym pants and jacket. Sisp shirt. Pelican box holding random wires. Please Venmo for item IDs.
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    Whitesville x Tailor Toyo Leather & Wool Souvenir/Varsity Jacket Two of Toyo's finest brands have combined what they do best into one hot jacket. Taking Whitesville's amazing varsity style jackets and combining it with Tailor Toyo's many years of making Japanese souvenir jackets is a brilliant move. These are limited to only five per retailer, will not be produced again, and are available now at all of our stores. Shop Whitesville Online
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    If anyone is interested these just went up on ebay. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Levis-Vintage-Clothing-LVC-VERY-RARE-1911-Lot-333-jeans-38-34/153364654219?hash=item23b53ee88b:g:wcgAAOSwZKlcWFWn:rk:1:pf:0
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    Two backpacks made of Lariat Leather by Mulholland Brothers who made beautiful leather bags and accessories in San Francisco. The one on the left I bought new from them 20 or more years ago and have used it hard. It’s developed beautiful patina and wear over the years. The one on the right I found on eBay recently to give the old one a break. I’ve included a photo of a page from their 1998 catalogue describing Lariat Leather.
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    My patch detail is a distant memory
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    MFSC, Drake’s, SC, Paraboot...
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    new old Cane's again… Sun Surf / Joe McCoy / Sugar Cane / Red Wing
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    washed and in the wild filson-boncoura-tcb-grenson
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    Fall/Winter 19 preview at Hypebeast
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    Iron Heart 3sixteen Iron Heart PBJ Nike
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    walnuts-shop.com carreis Russell Moccasin. It seems they get RM to make some custom models for them. I've spoken with Sue @ RM before about the JP market, and RM does a lot of work for different shops. She described the JP market as "much more fashion forward." The majority - it not 99.9% - of RM's stateside customer base is hunters, for either hunting or casual wear before and after hunting. I don't know for certain, but I do think that their level of quality for the JP market is better than for the domestic market. At least in my experience, my boots were pretty rough around the edges and quite wabi-sabi. RM would probably say differently. I also suggest doing a search on IG for RM - there are several JP shops that posts pics of their RM stock.
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    •Samurai 710XX •Woolrich Woolshirt •EFFECTORfuzz X Vanquish •Post O’alls •Viberg Ironworker •Coach cap+gloves •DarnTough
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    So, the guy who makes Grizzly boots is still making them but at his own shop, made to order. He also used to work for White's. At the fringe of the yoga-soy block of hipness on West Main sits a small, dusty storefront where one man makes boots with his own thick, ink-stained hands. Cruz Albisu, an immigrant from the Basque region of Spain, has been practicing a time-honored but fading craft for decades. His main products are work boots for logging and other outdoor labor, but don’t pigeonhole him. “I do dress shoes, sandals – anything!” Albisu says in his enthusiastic and heavily accented voice. His shop, at 209 W. Main Ave. next to the new University of Washington center, is cluttered and jumbled with half-finished boots, shoe forms called “lasts,” antique stitchers and finishing wheels. The place looks nearly abandoned – the “open” sign hangs crookedly on the front door, the dusty front windows are mostly empty, and there is nothing like a front counter or entry point when you enter. But look closely at the finished footwear among the mess. It is beautifully crafted. Calf-high black logging boots with rows of golden hooks. Blood-brown leather work boots with Vibram soles and gleaming eyelets. Roughside black leather Oxfords. Caulks and packs and “Romeo slippers.” In a glass case sit two special pairs. “This is elephant,” says Albisu, in a worn red smock stained from years of work. “This is shark.” Near the front door sit shelves of work boots and Oxfords, bound for Japan. Albisu says he makes hundreds of pairs at a time for a Japanese wholesaler who came into his shop by coincidence 20 years ago. In this respect, Albisu and his one-man enterprise are representative of Spokane’s custom shoe industry – a small but unusually strong segment of the region’s economy that is centered on White’s Boots, according to an economic analysis prepared last year. While this “footwear cluster,” as the analysis termed it, relies on loggers, construction workers, firefighters, farmers and others who depend on quality, custom footwear, it has also developed a significant international market that is fashion-oriented. White’s, for example, sells about 35 percent of its boots overseas, in countries such as France, Russia and Japan, according to the 2014 analysis performed by business professors at Eastern Washington University for the Spokane Footwear Association. Spokane’s cluster of custom shoemakers – also including Nick’s Custom Boots and JK Tailors and Custom Boots – is unusual outside the East Coast, the analysis said. It traces directly to Otto White, who came west and settled in St. Maries in 1902 and moved to Spokane in 1915. “Handmade shoes are becoming a rarity,” the report said. “This is a unique cluster existing in only a select few states. There is a long history of businesses within this cluster in the Spokane area.” White’s is the largest, and a handful of bootmakers have left employment there to go into business on their own, including Albisu. When he tells his life story, Albisu can be a little fuzzy on the details – ages, years, numbers. But when he recalls his time at White’s, one thing is very clear, at least in his own telling: “I was No. 1 producer. I made nine pair of boots a day.” Albisu came to America as a young man in his early 20s, working on ranches in California and Oregon. He moved to Spokane in 1970 to work at White’s, plying a skill he had learned as a teenager growing up in the Gipuzkoa province of the Basque region of Spain. “No machine. All hand – everything,” he said, referring to his teenage apprenticeship. “One pair a day.” He left White’s and set up his own shop in the early 1980s. Along the way, he earned his American citizenship. In his shop, he displays letters of praise from customers, including a surveyor in North Carolina who bought three pairs of his boots, and who wrote: “If you don’t believe it, call me … and I WILL TELL YOU WHY YOU SHOULD HAVE CRUZ MAKE YOUR BOOTS!” This customer included his phone number, which is no longer in service. Albisu also has a giant carved grizzly bear looming over one side of the storefront, a reference to one of the names his business goes by: Grizzly Boot Co., a Montana company for which he has a franchise. He works alone, and it’s hard to determine the scope or size of his business. He says – and has been saying for several years – that he hopes to bring in an employee or two and really kick up his production. He works long days, sometimes 14 or 16 hours, and he says he gets tired more quickly now that he’s older. He doesn’t reveal his age, but he is in his 60s. “I pay my bills, but I want to produce,” he said. He starts each pair of shoes with careful measurements: tracing each foot, measuring where the ball, instep and ankle fall, choosing color, style and leather. He cuts and stitches and soles them, and buffs them on the finishing wheels. The finished products start at roughly $450. In addition to hundreds of shoe parts, Albisu has several pieces of older shoe-making machinery, from stitchers to jacks. Inside his shop, the air is still and warm – it can feel stifling in the recent triple-digit heat, but Albisu doesn’t mind it. “I like it hot,” he said. “It’s free now. It costs nothing. In wintertime, it’s not free.” http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2015/jul/04/shawn-vestal-shoe-craftsman-embodies-spokane/ His Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/cruz-custom-boots-and-shoes-spokane
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    Gave my ww2's a wash , love this denim ( 99% of the fades are a credit to Dr Heech's gardening work ) . Crazy leg twist and roping on this pair Curling tab
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    Last photodump of the day! Recently found a pair of lot 1955 MiUSA from the pre-lawsuit days on Yahoo, new in box. Got them in around mid-December, but decided to wait until the holidays to open them, figured I might as well treat them as a gift from me to me. Took some photos while unboxing since I wasn't sure how long it'd been since anyone actually opened up a new pair of these… …and then took some regular photos of the pants yesterday afternoon for cut, details, *etc.*
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    ^ The reddit writeup's not about the Wrangler repros in particular, just more of a general brand spotlight / rundown of what sorts of jeans Sugar Cane makes and where to find them. I'll reserve the repro talk for here; I think it would put the reddit folks to sleep fast. Anyway, here's a link in case anyone's interested: https://www.reddit.com/r/rawdenim/comments/afo2nw/sugar_cane_day_has_arrived_post_pictures_of_your/. If you see anything that I got wrong, please do let me know—I threw the whole thing together sort of last-minute, and I'm talking out of my ass most of the time anyway. That said, time for a photo dump. First up's the lot 401 Hawaii jeans, purchased pre-washed around March or April 2017 and worn pretty regularly since:
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    Took a family photo yesterday, too Planning to do a biggish photodump some time soon with detail shots of the above, so stay tuned
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    1001XX(Banner denim) almost 2 years
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    My SR7s are pretty much retired now, following a couple of crotch repairs, a split whisker and holy knees (from too much praying). I’ve been sporting my solid blacks a little more - I was trying to keep them for a smarter casual look (whatever that is) but they are fast faders so I just wear them whenever I like now. I’ll snap a few daguerreotypes of them when the light improves.
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    Oooooold pair of Cane's came in today. Just the teaser for now—will post some more photos when I have time to take them during the daylight
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    Bought in Tokyo on 05/06/173 washe so far. Tumble dry once for 48 minutes under medium heat.
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    New belts made of beautiful oak bark leather from J&FJ Baker.
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    @Darkthrone I hot soaked my TCB 50's for one hour in hottest tap water, then hot washed them twice. I'm rocking the original hem length with a fat folded cuff.