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  1. 30 points
    my mum comes from a family of batik makers up to the 80s. still remember playing near the dyeing pools and being chased away coz kids do fall into them (quite deep) and there were many horror stories to scare us kids of indigo dyed baby ghosts. here's a sarong i was given for my circumcision ceremony. i actually wore it as i had my foreskin chopped off by a "bong supit" at home. it's made from batik tulis, literally "hand-written batik", aka hand-drawn. from one of the last production from my mum's company in solo, central java. the city has one of the two major remaining javanese royal houses (the other being jogja two hours away, where my dad is from) but they would like to think they're the more refined and rarefied. the company went bankrupt because of the proliferation of batik cap (stamped batik using copper stamps) and batik print (self-explanatory). close up of the pattern on my circumcision sarong. the "negative" patterns are "written" into the cotton cloth by hand using a "canting" pen that discharges hot wax that quickly cools. the cloth is then dyed leaving the areas beneath the wax uncoloured. then you can put more patterns in, redye the cloth with other colours, you can go on endlessly (not gonna go on here, you can look it up on youtube – edit: just got around to watch the video @unders posted, it's all there! ). this cloth is at least 35 years old. the actual cloth, when it hasn't been made into a garment, comes in large rectangular shaped fabric (forgot the dimension). you buy it wrapped long like this in batik market. this is another batik tulis cloth, a "batik lawasan" (hand-me-down) from my late grandmother. insanely expensive. let's just say way more than a csf tuxedo, this one would be around 40 years old. close up of the pattern on the lawasan. close up on another lawasan, also around 40 years old. the same flower but not quite the same (see the dotted edges of the petals). isn't that what we just love here, same thing but not quite the same. and yes it's selvedge. that's why i can never quite bring myself to wear wabash bcoz pffft so primitive. it used to be in my bucket list to send some batik to kuniyoshi-san to be used as pocket bags on a custom order. oh well.
  2. 27 points
    The smart ones probably do. But not me. So, these are the 1880s natural indigo. For me they are the last great LVC. FOr all their many faults, there was some great work going on, especially from Cone. To think someone grew the indigo, experimented with dyeing, then developed a fabric from scratch for a run of a few 100 jeans is pretty much insane. I put them in a 30 degree wash wihtout soap to shrink them down as I know, being loomstate, these will shrink a lot. At the same time I hand-washed my 1890s then shoved them in the wash with the 1880s. these are the version with Kurabo fabric. Some weird odddities, like a paint finish on the buttons, but some great features, like the very agricultraul rivets. I was alerted to these jeans on sale very early in this thread. £75. THat was probably 12 years ago or more. I have worn them every summer bar the last one, light jeans being perfect for the hot weather. After maybe 10 months of wear, they are starting to look broken-in.
  3. 26 points
    and post wash. Two different interpretations of an 1800s fabric, with key similarities but also big differences. The Kurabo is very green, which we associate with natural indigo. These are a bit like the 201 fabric, very hard to wear in, with very turquoise mid tones. But these have a much much finer yarn. The 1880s fabric is fascinating, as it really is natural indigo, grown in Tennessee, but is a much more red or even purple hue - like we'd associate with synthetic. It's very fluffy, crinky fabric. You'd expect this to have a similar texture to the Roy Contest loomstate, which was loomstate based on a similar yarn design, but this is fluffier and crinklier. almsot certainly some of this is down to the variations of the cotton, year on year.I love the combination of very fine yarn and very fine stitching. It's one detail that LVC get right. The stitching seems to sink right into the denim, and I lvoe the muted effect in the 1890s. if these are like the 3-pleat jacket, or my old SDA natural indigo which had a fiarly similar hue, these will be absolute bastards to wear in. So i'll see y'all in 10 years. Dr Heech won't know, but I've executed a career swerve to being a teacher. So most of the year denim is weekend only, but for the summer I'll be clad in these babies, 7 days a week.
  4. 25 points
    More on topic today... Eternal / Resolute / Tricker's x The Bureau
  5. 23 points
    Ebbets cap WFG mask old miUSA Russell Athletic t (big thanks to @Double 0 Soul for the help with this. I'm really happy with it) Hollows CSF Deadstock miUSA Chucks
  6. 22 points
    superfuture gave Rough Sleeper a warning for this postReason: PERMABANNED. GOODBYE FOREVER SUPERTROLL · Points: 7
  7. 22 points
    Texas Hatters FW Vermilyea Pelle FW Lofgren
  8. 22 points
    FH 3005, homemade mask courtesy of the wife, dog
  9. 22 points
    Same lake, different outfit papa nui / flat head / sda
  10. 22 points
    Knickerbocker mfg cap, raybans, indigofera, tender, gbg, rw
  11. 22 points
    Great progress there! Went on a little walk some days ago. Started in this small, pittoresque village which is also a healt resort. First views when leaving the village Over fields Passing a small church Perfect place for a small snack, best part of a walk Passing the backside of the church of our walk back This house is called the Swiss House A glimpse of the castle which is in the village Arrived back at the village directly at the castle. It's still inhabited by the family Fürstenberg
  12. 21 points
    Hemmed / lightly-used SC40510 Just Drift With Groove They're actually a size too big for me, and I'm likely going to end up selling them off sooner rather than later, but I had always wanted to see a pair of these in person and there was no way I was gonna pass up on the opportunity. If you think you might be interested, let me know—happy to provide measurements, etc., on request.
  13. 20 points
  14. 20 points
    XX-019-BB I wore these very sparingly for over a year. Decided they needed a wash so wore them for a month at work and god dam did they fade quick.
  15. 19 points
    I guess one of my housemates got a new plant Tender / Gustin / Hollows / Flat Head / Birks
  16. 19 points
    Did a little woodworking lately, so I had to wash them to get the sawdust out. Comparison to relatively plain SdA 102.
  17. 16 points
    SC40510 fit 2" too wide & 3" too short, but I think the two almost cancel each other out
  18. 16 points
    Freewheelers Brakeman Coat, Horsehide, Canyon Brown #1531004
  19. 16 points
    jacket vest and shirt jacket I sold last year db tour jeans
  20. 16 points
    Hardware closeups/faux-macro. Indoor lighting to everything is a bit off, didn't know my phone could zoom in this far. Also at first I was not a fan of the buttons on these compared to the older pairs I have. But they're aging nicely.
  21. 16 points
    Posted a similar pic on denimbro a while back but cant find it This was my first home as a kid , a small 2 bed semi in north belfast . I was born in 1988 and my family lived here until 97 . The house didn't have central heating , only a coal fire in the sitting room ... I can still remember the condensation freezing on the inside of the windows in winter , plenty of happy memories though
  22. 15 points
    Jeans shirt and loafers. Tcb 60s, drake's, 986!
  23. 14 points
    Dude was triggered when I neg’d his post he pm’d this.. It’s confirmed.. you’re whack lol
  24. 14 points
    Current rotation: Realised that I like my cinch-backs.
  25. 13 points
    Two new pairs to add to the collection, better photos forthcoming (The BEGIN collab is actually a size too big, and will likely end up getting resold after I take some photos—I just really, really wanted the chance to see them in person)