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  1. Levi's Vintage Clothing

    I have Valencia St type 1 and type 2 jackets—cherished op-shop finds! The denims used are markedly different; meaningless without pics, I know, so I'll have to see what I can do... type 1 is very dark and hairy, even after 20 years, while type 2 is more electric blue. I guess they could be from somewhere other than Cone... I don't know what LVC was doing in the late '90s
  2. UES Denim

    yes, I think once they started making the size 5 versions full-time they became the best Japanese shirt option for me, at least... I have a couple of flannels—my best-fitting and most reliable shirts. Burgus seems to "get" Western sizing as well... I've not tried many others though, really, except TFH which did not work for me.
  3. Tender Co. Denim

    ^ Ha! not so much for me—my pair is the same as oomslokop's, but I'm guessing I'm a bit taller and I, uh, fill them out nicely, shall we say. On a side note, glad to see oomslokop bringing Volleys back—like mullets, they will totally be a thing! Also, hands down coolest family unit ever; I've long thought, but never mentioned.
  4. Tender Co. Denim

    Lovely work, bartleby... I hope my recently-acquired 129s will achieve similar status, although they don't have the drape to develop those long diagonal thigh creases
  5. WAYWT (denim version) 2017

    Was thinking the same, I feel like a total manlet in my pair by comparison
  6. Japan Trip

    definitely top-shelf posting from DWTH!
  7. Denim Stores In Australia

    she's vegan, too, so that rich cowhide with tendon stitching must have been such sweet pain... guess it just happens to be her fetish
  8. Denim Stores In Australia

    ^No worries, I just thought you were having a bad day or something.. Maple is actually a decent store, I should say; I've bought stuff and will buy again if they have what I'm after—they just need to realise that by stocking Orslow, LVC and Sugarcane they're attracting a clientele of reasonably knowledgable denimheads who will periodically drop a few hunge to get something new into rotation, but aren't as likely to make impulse buys... so maybe a "man, you've put some work into those, are you after a new pair or thinking about a change for your next project..?" wouldn't go astray.. Maybe that's wishful thinking.. the only notable reaction I've had recently to any clothing or accessory was when I took Flathead wallet out at work to see if I had any change for a coffee run, and a female colleague said "that wallet... it's gorgeous.." (and no, it wasn't stuffed to bursting with notes!).. she just wanted to touch it. Guess that's as close as I'll get to a BJ.
  9. Denim Stores In Australia

    No, just expecting them to recognise their product—since the selling point of their raw denim is that it will yield idiosyncratic fades over time. And I doubt I'll ever reach a point in life where I think "yep, I've had enough blow jobs now"..!
  10. Denim Stores In Australia

    Heh.. every time I walk into Maple wearing well-worn jeans that they actually have on the shelves (LVC 501 54z, Sugarcanes.. well all right, they don't seem to stock 47s, 66s, Okinawas or Hawaiis) they look at me as if I couldn't possibly afford any of the stuff they sell. To be fair, last time a shop assistant squinted at my LVC Valencia St Type II ($30 Vinnie's find, thankyouverymuch) and said "You know, that's actually a cool jacket you have there" /edit whereas the cool chick in Kicks79's store clocked everything the second I walked in.. I know clothes aren't the be-all and end-all.. but they kind of are if you work in a shop that sells them..
  11. All right, here's a recent blunder—would be better with pics; perhaps I can work something out, but for now I just want to exorcise: Spotted a pair of No.1 Special Yamane Stylecraft Evisu on eBay, 35" x 35", single painted gull on right pocket. I'm a 33, so figured was worth a punt if it didn't go up too high. Well, it started at $12.99—that's a baker's dozen of our feeble antipodean dollars, so less than $10 US—so I put in a low snipe and forgot about it. Few days later, and they're mine for the princely sum of $15.10. Kyaaaaaaaaaaaa! Next day, for postage equivalent almost to the cost of the jeans, they're in my hot little hands... open the bag... oh yes, this is No.1 denim all right, everything checks out, selvedge in the coin pocket, Yamane tag in waistband, style-craft buttons, kanji on rivets, let's get a look at those hems baby, yeah! Booooooh! Where is the selvedge?! What's this thick single-stitched hem? Some.. barbarian.. has tapered these things, they have been desecrated from the hips down—no original needlework remains! I withdraw my "kyaaa". Needless to say, I can't get them over my thighs, even if I wanted to. And the gull is pink. Someone custom-ordered what were once beautiful jeans, and had them massacred (although it's good alteration work, it must be said). So yeah. $15 plus postage is not so much for an object lesson, I guess. I messaged the seller with a restrained rant about how I should have thought to ask for measurements, but really I wasn't expecting to win the jeans anyway. It's just cruel to have what should have been a monumental (for me) denim windfall turn out to be.. well, I could turn them into hot-pants, and they'd at least be original. That mauve gull looked white in the photos.
  12. Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

    There's a nice lemon yellow Volvo 240 that's sometimes parked down the road from me here in Sydney—I keep forgetting to grab a pic
  13. Denim Stores In Australia

    that is a shame! Just about the only denim store I feel comfortable browsing around, been there a few times and have bought more from there than anywhere else in the past couple of years (not saying much, as I've not had the budget to buy new lately). The location isn't good for passing trade, it's more of a "destination"... and if you weren't going to buy clothes you'd be going to the pub, which doesn't always mix. And okisan is a good guy, definitely.
  14. WAYWT (denim version) 2017

    ^ also true for Mac—well spotted