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  1. I've had a couple of pairs of the 3005s – they still get regular outings after five or six years, but I would say the thigh is fairly slim for a "straight" cut. All-time most reliable for me would be Sugar Cane 47s; great all-round jeans at a reasonable price (especially the pair I thrifted at $10 ), and more generously cut than the FH in terms of rise and pocket depth. SC2009s in the same waist size as the 47s have more room in the thighs and top block, with lighter weight denim. If I had to choose one pair of jeans for life, it would be SC47 – even Mrs mondo, who couldn't care less about such things, says "can you wear those jeans, you know, the ones that are faded just right?" if we're going out somewhere... and out of the dozen or so well-worn pairs of various makes hanging in my corner of the room, I know exactly which ones she's talking about
  2. mondo

    WAYWT 2020 (Denim Edition)

    ^ back in my housemate days, any "new plants" were always well concealed in the tomato patch
  3. mondo

    Shoes that look better with age...

    I've been off them for about 30 years, after my then-gf looked me up and down and said, "So, where are we going, puss-in-boots?"
  4. mondo

    Full Count Denim Thread

    I'm usually a 33 (most Sugar Canes, Momotaro, Samurai, UES) and 34 for Flathead or LVC... my 1101s at 33" feel like I could have gone down to 32 with no problem. I reckon 38 to 36 would work well.
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    The Flat Head

    Agreed, if you mean the long biker wallets... but I find my mid-length FH wallet fits exactly into the back pocket of my 3005s (funny, that!) with just the silver ring protruding clear of the pocket edge. Many other jeans end up with a chewed hem on the pocket from that ring... I know we're talking front pockets, but smaller ones have their place – my generously-pocketed jeans (e.g. UES; Tender) often end up with a very distinct pocket bag fade due to their generously-thighed contents
  6. mondo

    Show Us Around Your Neighbourhood

    no Camberwell Carrot..?
  7. mondo

    Tender Co. Denim

    ^ nice stuff Satchel – I need to get a pic of my 129s up sometime; like you, I somewhat prefer the character of the fades from looser fits, but recently I've come to enjoy the exaggerated pocket-bag fades and stronger honeycombing (how long has it been since we've heard that term..?) Earlier today – for the first time ever – I was out walking back from the shops with bags of provisions and heard a voice behind me: "Excuse me.. Excuse me..!" I thought it must be someone needing help or directions, and turned around to see a dapper older gentleman beckoning. When I got to the regulation 1.5m distance, he said "I just had to know.. Where did you get those jeans?!" (the 129s, should've mentioned).. he wanted to know everything about them, saying he'd always liked jeans and it was rare to see anybody doing anything different in the denim world, and that the cut and patterns of wear had really stood out to him. I made sure he had the Tender Co. name firmly imprinted. Naturally, when I got home I copped a serve as I'd been walking with my wife and she hadn't realised I'd dropped behind to chat to strange old men – she was waiting for the key to get in and was not receptive to my chuffed I-finally-got-stopped-in-the-street-because-of-how-cool-I-am vibe
  8. mondo

    WAYWT 2020 (Denim Edition)

    ^ Nice to see that DWTH in casual mode is still the same Dude.. if you're into something and can convey that enthusiasm to others, that's what counts in my view. And looking damn sharp while doing so helps!
  9. mondo

    The Sneakers we wear with our jeans

    Corlection has those on sale at the moment (not in US11, sadly) — they state that Warehouse run "1/2 to 1 size bigger" than usual, so it wouldn't surprise me if they fit up to an actual 12
  10. mondo

    WAYWT 2020 (Denim Edition)

    the bar is now impossibly high
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    WAYWT 2020 (Denim Edition)

    Ha... for some reason, hairdressing still qualifies as an "essential service" here in Australia, so you can still maintain your 'do as long as you're not performing a face-to-face gaseous exchange But leaving the house specifically for a haircut is frowned upon
  12. ^ when people talk about "vintage style" fades, this is what they mean!
  13. Bendy buses are still plentiful here in Sydney... you tend to see them on city routes ending at a beach
  14. maybe if you were Gandhi on a casual Friday or for a weekend BBQ..
  15. mondo

    The Leather Jacket Thread

    You're wearing them well, sir
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