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    Went to my mother-in-laws for some pre-Halloween festivities.

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    Sunday was foretasted as one of the last nice days of autumn, so the Roys took a breather.

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    Pug!

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    Roy6 sold me his old '37s. What do you guys think? Might be too baggy.

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    Halloween: The owners of this house build sets for plays and movies. All the headstones are very realistic and had the requisite cheeky names.

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    Not that my fits are ever very good, but I think they get better when it gets colder.


  2. I might reverse my previous statement on those jeans. The leg is twisting the wrong direction for Lee's LHT denim. The stitch color and denim looks very '70s Lee, though. RN or WPL number on the care tag?


  3. Regardless, great find Ray. I'll throw some on my engineer boots when I get around to it. I'm just as much a hype beast as the next bro (as a point of clarification, since I stopped "manual" labor I don't really wear my engineer boots anymore so I probably won't get around to it).


  4. Okay I acknowledge that this isn't the "right" thread for this question but screw it I'm gonna ask it here anyway: why are cat's paw soles so sought-after?

    I've asked my shoe guy for Cat's Paws and he sorta mocks them. He says they were always the cheapest rubber soles people used (know he's a blowhard, so I take everything he says with a grain of salt). I think their popularity is basically an aesthetic. They look cool. One can spot a Cat's Paw heel over say a Biltrite or Danite or a modern Vibram. Speaking of quality, though, I don't think they are necessarily superior. Also, they are no longer produced. So, it's a bit like finding vintage redlines.


  5. European-licensed models have different branding than American models. So, you can't use the appearance of the C as a measure. Again, these were made in Scotland. I don't definitively know this, but pre-Euro-license I'm very sure a small family-owned workwear company from Dearborn, Michigan wasn't outsourcing manufacturing to Europe. For the most part, Carhartt was strictly workwear until the late '90s -- and very proudly made with union labor in Michigan. The brand was not fashionable like levis and thus not really desirable outside the USA. As for the label it is an affected '50s thing, here are real vintage Carhartt flashers.

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  6. Yea, they weren't making jeans in Scotland in the '50s. Correct me if I'm wrong, but Levis didn't start up their Scottish plant until the late '60s and I believe the plant only did orange tab for the European market -- no 501s. I'd bet these are from the '90s or 2000s that corresponded with the licensing agreement to Europe that happened around that time.


  7. Wasn't the first set of Levis made outside the USA made in Scotland?

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    Anyway, pulled three pairs of redlines out of the thrift store a few days back. All in a wearable 33 x 36. One actually looks to have been washed only 2-3 times -- lots of indigo left. Unfortunately it's the sulfur-tainted stuff from the '70s. Anyway, first redlines I've found inside the city since the '90s (I did find some Big Es out in the desert 2 years ago).


  8. Just up the street from my house is the Gilgal sculpture garden. The garden was built over the course of 18 years by Thomas Child, a masonry contractor and Mormon bishop. The garden was built in his backyard and all the work was done there. He started the garden when he was in his 50s and worked on it until his death in the early 1960s. Many of the sculpture themes are related to Mormonism, but are very much outside what is traditionally accepted as Mormon art. Child was a

    amateur sculptor.

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    Self portrait of Child surrounded by tools of masonry.

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    A sphinx with the head of Mormon-church founder Joe. Smith. This is often considered the "controversial" sculpture in the garden.

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    'Sup SUFU?

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  9. Yes, very freaky. We'd actually stopped at a park in the town and were eating a picnic and playing with the kids when we saw the ambulance headed toward the airport. My wife instantly said it was a crash. I doubted it until we left town and saw three other ambulances approaching from Park City, the bigger town just up the road. We went from such a high to such a low.

    Also, it is freaky to see the photo of the cockpit from the paper. I remember latching that seat belt and thinking to myself, "I wonder how much good this will do in a crash."

    @TG76, I should have bought a lotto ticket THAT morning. All my luck was spent on that 5 minute heli ride.

    Honestly, though, I feel some guilt about posting that story. It's a helluva tale, but there are three people still in the hospital.


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    I decided the ROYs needs some chopper fadez, so I took the boy on his first helicopter ride. My ol' lady's uncle is a pilot in Virginia. He sent him the flight jacket. My kid isn't the biggest fan of denim. He prefers "soft" pants -- all basketball shorts and sweat pants.

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    Keep your head down.

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    About an hour after my ride this happened.

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