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  1. Denim Stores In Australia

    Corlection has branches in Sydney and Melbourne, if that's what you mean
  2. Sugar Cane Denim

    Dude, they look good.. stop wondering, start wearing, they'll be Max Powered in no time..
  3. Sugar Cane Denim

    The colour has softened a bit, but hasn't changed much in three or four washes and trips through the dryer. Some nice subtle marbling going on here and there.. I should take photos one of these days.. heh
  4. Sugar Cane Denim

    Depends somewhat on whether you've washed them in hot water, I'd think... my 1947s have been washed around 8 times over a couple of years (not worn constantly, but about 9 months of that would have been daily wear), always cold washed in the machine and usually run through the dryer afterwards. After the first time, I went from a double cuff to a single. They usually feel pretty snug when first out of the dryer... like, if-they-were-a-new-pair-I'd-be-looking-for-a-size-up snug. But they settle in within half an hour. So, I would say if you haven't lost about an inch in the legs through your current washing routine it'll probably happen when you put it through the dryer. And your patch will become shrunken, cracked and distorted—at least, mine did; I've just received a new pair so will have to see if it happens again. In my experience most Sugarcane patches don't fare too well in the dryer... I have Okinawas and Hawaiis with patches in great condition, but I don't think I've had them in the dryer. The 47s, 66s and a persimmon-dyed pair have all got damaged patches, but to be fair the last two have paper patches. Images have been posted before in this thread I think... from mid-2016; since that time the patch has aged, but not much additional evolution as I like them this way.
  5. cumstains and cockfades on second-hand 501s were big in the '80s in certain parts of Sydney
  6. Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

    ^ when you have arcuates that can be unpicked to resemble a certain trademarked iconic shape like a child's drawing of a seagull, it's going to be *that* company who takes exception
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. WAYWT (denim version) 2017

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

    definitely top-shelf posting from DWTH!
  13. 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
  14. 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.