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About jake431

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  • Birthday 07/08/1974

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    I'm bad, I'm nationwide
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    East Bay
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    Obscure knowledge masquerading as trivia
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    I have people skills, dammit.
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    us 11.5 uk 11 eu 45 jp 29

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  1. jake431

    Shoes that look better with age...

    WWII Impressions makes a good pair - resoleable, well-crafted. NOT like the degree Lofgren's are. Army roughouts: https://www.wwiiimpressions.com/collections/footwear-army/products/697 Marine roughouts: https://www.wwiiimpressions.com/collections/usmc-footwear/products/694 The Marine model has a narrower, to my eye, more modern toebox. I've owned a pair of WWII Impressions footwear - the Army Service Boot (non-roughout) and found them to be heavy duty and durable.
  2. jake431

    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    So, what are you saying, @Pedro? You just agreed with Flash, who basically articulated the opposite of what I understood to be your point - he said we aren't expecting "stitch for stitch", but you earlier said we should. What would make you happy from LVC that you aren't getting?
  3. jake431

    Self Edge, SF/NY/LA/PDX - updates & info

    I think that jacket isn't any of those things - it is a new spin but lands squarely in the traditional column as it goes to fits. The only non-traditional detail is the lack of chest pockets, which cleans up the lines of the jacket but otherwise, it's hardly trendy. The hoodie is definitely the most "out there" piece but every other article isn't too far afield from what other Japanese companies are doing. But to your point - if you like traditional aesthetics, there are other, cheaper options. Still, I'm feeling this collection more than I thought I would for sure.