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  1. givemefive

    Self Edge, SF/NY/LA/PDX - updates & info

    Kiya, can you explain the size charts for the Warehouse 800? I'm not seeing any difference in waist for the 34 and 36, is that true?
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    so you need to pay $10 to become a member here now. I understand the owner put a lot of money into developing things recently but there are plenty of free options nowadays.
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    MP Toe = Motorcycle Patrol last used on their Motorcycle Patrol police style boots. https://www.wescoboots.com/builder/CustomBoot.aspx?id=Motorcycle_Patrol
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    My Wesco "Mister Lou" pair came in. I am super happy with them and they fit good! I went with a 10.5D. I believe this is their "MP Toe" last which already runs a little narrow so these fit more like a 10.5C. I'm a 10.5 in Iron Ranger and an 11B Alden Barrie. I would say I'm probably an actual 11C in their sizing but this pair should suit me fine just not a ton of toe space but not too tight. I am also very happy that the shaft on these is cut rather narrow. This improves the fit a lot for my narrow ankles and makes them fit easily under all my 8" hem jeans. I could probably afford another 1/2" or so down in shaft size but for an off the rack engineer boot I am impressed. Hope S&S doesn't mind me using their photos to remind you guys what these things look like.
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    Black jeans lovers!!!

    My skull 5010 black jeans from 2007 are white weft. Unfortunately the black dye is a permanent type so they don't fade. They look great but I'm no longer able to fit them
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Yup that's what I figured. Rokker uses a 14oz which gets them 6s on the CE slide test. I guess its more like 50 or 60% dyneema. 4s is required for level 1 cert. I think its equivalent to a 75 meter slide.
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Made With 12oz USA Cone Mills Dyneema® Denim (92% Cotton, 8% Dyneema) huh interesting wonder how many yards of this stuff is left.. Not sure how 12oz 8% dyneema stacks up versus this Rokker brand. Guess I can ask Rokker and find out.
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    the UK one? Aren't they just a retailer of Ironheart not the mfg. themselves?
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    I'm looking to get some jeans made from Dyneema (UHMW) core yarns for motorcycle slide protection. Apparently these jeans have tested higher in abrasion resistance over all other competing single layer jean makeups (kevlar, cordura, etc) at 6+ seconds. https://www.motolegends.com/rokker-pant-slide-times UHMW/Dyneema seems like a fairly easy material to get a hold of and not that difficult to work with so it would be cool to see some jeans from Ironheart or similar motorcycle branded company. I'm not sure who makes the yarn for these companies that make these jeans but the prospective company would have to find that UHMW core cotton wrapped yarn to use.
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    Yeah I actually just ordered a wesco motor patrol last boot in 10.5D a few days ago. https://www.wescoboots.com/builder/StockBoot.aspx?id=Mister_Lou Has a narrower shaft and tighter heelcup too. Hope they work!
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    What does work for you? I'm an 11b in Alden Barrie
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    Stevenson Overall Company

    This pair of 220 Carmel jeans is really stunning. I'm not usually a fast fader but these are coming in brilliantly. I almost want to buy a few more pairs so I'll have a lifetime supply.
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    Stevenson Overall Company

    Getting a little action on my stevenson 220 carmel. Worn 3 months.
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    Roy. (expurgated edition)

    was roy's post about selling his shop a joke..?
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