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  1. aho

    Ooe-Yofukuten & Co.

    Just pre-ordered a pair as well, I was totally out of the loop and didn't realize S&S was getting them after all. E-mail Standard & Strange and they just might have a pair in your size left to claim! Super excited for these, probably the best looking denim this decade
  2. aho

    Ooe-Yofukuten & Co.

    Can't wait
  3. aho

    Watches and Denim

    I'm afraid my rationalization is entirely idiosyncratic and won't make sense to anyone else To put it simply, the Submariner is my favorite watch, and I've always wanted both a date and non date iteration. I do intend to keep both and have no interest in selling!
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    Watches and Denim

    Had to join @Broark on the 41mm Sub wagon
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    Unknown Japanese Brands

    Those Bartack's are a knockout. Could honestly be confused for vintage based on that fabric and wear
  6. aho

    Watches and Denim

    I feel you, the 39's were such a sweet spot for most, it's a shame they got rid of it (even if the new 41's fit fairly similarly). Good stuff with the PAM though! Good thing is you don't really need anything else with that Sub as a daily I wish I had the wrists for GS, but ultimately I had to move on since the sizing just didn't work out for me. At this point I'm looking at the 34-38mm max range and there aren't too many GS options within that. Owned the SBGR053 which was a black sunray 37mm, but was a bit too thick and no screw down crown so I passed it on
  7. aho

    Watches and Denim

    Agree, I'd recommend the 36 for most as the new 34 really does wear smaller than even the photo shows (but something I 100% was going for). That said, I personally prefer the single sticks as well!
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    Watches and Denim

    OG = colloquial term for "original gangster" (or "old guard" in my book) referring to the original "SEIKO" dial! Recent pick up; new 34mm Oyster Perpetual: These were actually slimmed down in 2020 from the last gen which was closer to a 35mm. These are decidedly smaller at near 31mm but I wanted to go all in on a smaller size this time around. Couldn't be happier. Of note, the new 34s feature a Syloxi (silicon) hairspring which is a first for steel models (was only used in Pearlmaster and Yachtmaster models prior) and are non-magnetic among other properties.
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    Watches and Denim

    ^I miss the OG dials! Beautiful
  10. aho

    Happy jeans: TCBxSufu S40s WW2 contest thread

    So should I forfeit now, or...
  11. aho

    Vintage clothing and footwear

    Definitely incredibly risky and it doesn't seem he or his partner are the most professionally trained, etc. to be doing things like this! Honestly got a bit of an adrenaline rush watching, but hopefully they keep it safe moving forward. I'd love to hear some of your stories some day @Sansome1877, I'm sure you've seen some sketchy things as well! I didn't realize there are actually a few videos out there, here's another with Levi's, Stronghold, etc. found in case anyone hasn't seen it (my first time watching). Funny that it seems all of them know of Brit:
  12. aho

    Ooe-Yofukuten & Co.

    Those were the days! I still kick myself for never getting a pair in #36 which had such a nice light blue hue to it, almost like a mix between WH 15th Anniversary and 1000XX. And also #43. I still have an envelope of basically all the available fabric swatches that they'd used to send collecting dust in my closet...All that said, I would say that they've maintained that same spirit of handmade personality and the cuts remain relatively unchanged. The 03 is hardest to come by, but in general I would say their standard OAXX denim and it's time machine variants etc. are a step above the available fabrics from back in the day that feel just as in step with the options in the past. It is essentially a distillation of all the qualities they were trying to achieve in those previous fabrics but now down to a science (check out some faded examples on their Instagram). https://www.instagram.com/p/B_jDidsjiVT/ As far as how to buy, you have to go through retailers. Depending on what country you live, Standard & Strange is the main outlet for US based consumers. You also have the option of contacting some of their Japanese distributors like Barnstormer (www.barnstormer.jp) who they work with fairly frequently. All in all, I would say you'll still be impressed by the end product despite not having a hand in the exact designs, but what you do end up purchasing is a direct distillation of what Ooe themselves would want to make. My favorite jeans ever if you couldn't tell!
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    Watches and Denim

    Fun kickstarter type brand out of Kyoto called KUOE. Inspired by vintage British watches, these are mostly 35mm with 100m WR and screw down crown (Seiko auto movement). Hoping they get popular and start getting wild with local artisans (Kyoto ceramic dials would be insane)
  14. Too kind! They are indeed a 36, and probably my favorite faded denim I own personally.
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