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  1. rodeo bill

    Tender Co. Denim

    Thanks for this. That's the plan! My factory's only just opened back up after coronavirus lockdown, and there's a lot of catching up to do, but I hope to have some back in stock in time for the winter. Watch this space (or instagram)
  2. rodeo bill

    Tender Co. Denim

  3. rodeo bill

    Tender Co. Denim

    thanks so much for posting these @redragon! I was hoping they'd be with you soon- the post has been pretty variable, so I've switched to UPS shipping for everything for now (they collect from our front step, too)- sorry that I sent your jeans just before things started slowing down. Your jeans are quite heavily worn, so the repairs are to keep some life in them structurally, but as their made on the same machine, and with the same thread, that they were originally sewn with they should wear in nicely and keep you going for a while yet. Thanks again! it was lovely to see these back after so many years.
  4. rodeo bill

    Tender Co. Denim

    thanks for this Julian, and sure- I can give measurements for anything you like. Would you mind emailing me, please? and I can give specific measurements of whichever style(s) you're interested in. Thanks again!
  5. rodeo bill

    Tender Co. Denim

    Here you go @julian-wolf! Back on page 26. The process is exactly the same, although the first batches were made by a guy called Matt who's since moved on to other things, but I was very lucky that the frame-maker who taught Matt agreed to take on my work- the current production is now made entirely by him, but it's the same may of making, from the same materials. The only design changes since this post^ are that the temples are now cut with curved-down earpieces, rather than straight (straight sides are nice, but I found them a bit uncomfortable to wear for long periods, and they really need to be individually adjusted to the owner's head, which not everyone is able to get done), and the fronts are now carved from a single, thicker sheet of acetate. This means there's no need to glue on nose-pieces, rather the thinner section around the orbit is thinned back- it gives the frame a lovely solidity to it, which I'm really happy with. I've just received a delivery of various styles and colours, which are up on the Stores!
  6. rodeo bill

    Tender Co. Denim

    looking fantastic @chicote! How are your modified 128s coming along?
  7. rodeo bill

    Tender Co. Denim

    Thanks for this @vexed_wear! Just about to reply to your email, but I think a size 3 should work nicely for you. I'm expecting a restock of these in the next couple of weeks.
  8. rodeo bill

    New Contest Suggestions

    With the definite caveat of timing I'd certainly be up for doing a special detail on existing cuts. I'd need to make about 12 pairs+ and if there were special details I'd need payment upfront with no refunds. Sorry to get down to brass tacks, just putting it out there to help people make decisions. I do like Maynard's green denim chest idea too though!
  9. rodeo bill

    New Contest Suggestions

    Thanks so much for all this guys, very flattered to be considered! I'd love to be involved in theory, but I'm afraid I have a backlog on jeans production at the moment, and I couldn't offer a special run until existing retailer orders are made up. I'll have a general restock of standard styles around the end of the year/January, but it'll be late Spring/Summer before I can realistically do anything special. Do anyone get in touch if this circles back, but in the meantime I'm afraid I can't promise a specific date for stock.
  10. rodeo bill

    Tender Co. Denim

    Here's a closeup of the larger size on an indigo molleton Cook's Coat. Shirts will be coming through in the next couple of weeks with smaller copper buttons, more soon!
  11. rodeo bill

    Tender Co. Denim

    New buttons for the Autumn/Winter 2019 production, these are a first for me, custom stamped in England from solid copper. This was my first time in a sheet metal pressing factory, very noisy, very exciting!: the dies themselves are CNC milled at the factory, in a clean room off the main floor: my buttons come in two sizes (small for shirts and pyjama trousers, large for coats and jackets) and a single die set was made with large and small next to each other. Sorry no photos of these, they were set up in the machine on the day I visited. Here are some other die sets, though: My stampings are very small, of course, but some of the big machines are incredible. This one stamps out license plate numbers for lorries and trains: By comparison, my buttons are much less hardcore: The copper gets fed in on a strip, and the operator sets the stamp going, pushing the solid copper in one side, and pulling the remains through the other side: and out plop some buttons: the scrap is the frame of the copper strip, little slugs from the button holes, and bigger slugs from the locator punch next to each button, these all get melted back down to make more copper strips: the buttons come out with knife-sharp edges, so they get tumbled to soften the edges and brighten the copper up, but they're not lacquered or otherwise finished, so they will tarnish really nicely with wear.
  12. rodeo bill

    Tender Co. Denim

    ^superb @julian-wolf! Thanks for the photos, very inspiring.
  13. rodeo bill

    Tender Co. Denim

    @heyson looking great! Thank you so much. Are you painting or installing? The scribble makes it look like a Hodgkin. Lovely either way. Here are some detail photos, sent by a great friend of the brand, of his tan wattle dyed denim 129s. These are also slow to fade (as with the purple logwoods above), but are well worth the time- looking really special I think:
  14. rodeo bill

    Stuff you would like to see made

    +rep for the attempt!
  15. rodeo bill

    Stuff you would like to see made

    cool thread! Very late to this, and it may be common knowledge (I'm no sneaker expert) but I was reading an article about Hiroshi Fujiwara (Fragment design- Levi's Fenom among many other things) and they did a blue toe Chuck in 2009: https://www.sneakerfiles.com/fragment-design-x-converse-chuck-taylor-all-star-lo-december-2009/ edit, looks like there was a high top too:
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