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  1. somatoform

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Yeah, but if Zidane were a Sufu or SF member he would say, "I've got big thighs". Except he would be legit. Interestingly, he's in Madrid, no? Tightest man jeans I ever saw in my life was in Madrid.
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    Sorahikos for $88? https://www.ebay.com/usr/ontariodiscounts?_trksid=p2047675.l2559
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    Oi Polloi has the one wash 105 in sizes 1, 2, 4, 5 for $198 USD with VAT deducted. I have no clue what shipping is. Don't know if that's a great deal, but, hey....
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    Bartleby, Which boots are those? Crockett and Jones Coniston comes to mind.....
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    Stuff you would like to see made

    I'd like to see a return of a certain RRL denim western shirt (or a new version by any brand) which was made in a fabric I can best describe as probably a 10oz version of Sugar Cane's fabric used for the Hawaii jeans. That's the closest thing I can compare the fabric to.
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    iconic denim photos

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    Eternal Jeans

    I read about the 30 dips on BiG when they carried Eternal. I have had a pair of 884 for a while now and speaking as someone who does not easily fade jeans I can confidently say that my 884s are fast fading, but they are also slimmer fitting in the top block. This is part of the dilemma. It's a size 36 one wash and came in probably 33.5 in the waist, but certainly no more than 34 (this is not a fluke, they're all like that). They taper aggressively from the waist band to where the waist band connects (top of the hips) and this area does not stretch with ease. The front rise is like 10.75. And then the Upper thigh is like 13.75 and it's wide all the way down. So kind of what a SDA 103 in the same size would fit but with a slightly higher rise (the Eternal being higher). I've tried a 36 in 811 and it is a nicer fit, slightly bigger in the waist and more generous in the front rise. But I had to return it because the thigh a few inches up from the knee was stupid tight, a problem I have never encountered with any other brand in this area (tightness in the LOWER thigh). I'll have to try the 811 again. That pair may have just been a fluke. The denim is very crinkly and remains so for a while, but once it settles it is very nice. Mine are due for a 2nd wash. I'll post pics some time.
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    Vintage Denim?

    Find the fades on these especially nice (some instagram pic from thousandyardstyle):
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    I tried some Kamakura a while ago at their store on Madison Ave. They didn't work out. I know this info is useless without a specific reason as to why, but I can't seem to recall what the issue was. I believe that the higher armholes force you to size up which in turn makes them too billowy in the midsection and big in the neck. I'm speaking of the NY classic fit. Gitman has a neck opening that are just too large in my preferred XL. Pity as the overdye navy oxford is a beauty in person. I found that Brooks Brothers' Regent fit is a pretty damn nice fit. Oconnell's in Buffalo makes a nice shirt. If you find your neck size, the body falls in line quite nicely. They do however have some collars which are obnoxiously large. Otherwise, none of these shirts render a good enough fit and low enough price to not justify mtm.
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    Japan Blue Momotaro

    I've ordered twice from Blue Owl international shipping free above $100, which both purchases were. Regarding customs, I don't think you need to ask. I never did. You can just trust in the process. I'm being discreet here hahahaha but, yeah, never any issues.
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    Sugar Cane Denim

    ^Considering mandel9000's lovely SC 2009s many pages back and your friend's Okinawas here, I'm inclined to ask if men can look as good as women in SCs? I'd love a pair of SCs; just having a hard time finding the right fit. My Okis unfortunately did not work out.