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  1. On 5/20/2015 at 4:42 PM, givemefive said:

    Went up to NY for the sole purpose of seeing the city for the first time and visiting some jean shops.  SENY was so nice.  Just as good as the original in SF.  Wesley was the best sales associate.  Was pretty disappointed they were out of Roy's new jean but I guess that's to be expected. Really wanted to see how it compared to the KS1001.

     

    Couldn't really find anything that fit like I wanted.  I felt like the SOC Valencia was close, but the rise was still just a tad short or something. Would encourage you guys to really find some more fits with a higher 11-12" rise that fit slim and what not. 

     

    On 5/22/2015 at 10:50 AM, kiya said:

     

    Finding a 12" rise on a slim fit is quite uncommon, the two don't really go together so if most brands are going to do a slim fit they'll be using a medium or medium/low rise.   The Dry Bones Red-D has a medium/high rise and is slim tapered though.

     

    Shout out to denim brands in 2020 and onward for building a ton of these 12" rise jeans with a 8-9" knee and a 7-8" hem.

     

    They must have seen my post.

     

    Also funny how I loved that SOC Valencia but they came out with the Carmel which is exactly what I needed.


  2. On 2/6/2022 at 7:48 AM, Broark said:

    Stevenson is back! Great to see them making stuff again: http://soc-la.com/item.php?s=17
    I really like the color of this Dominator flannel.
     

    what happened to them in 2021?

    If they do ever stop making clothes I'm buying every pair of SOC Carmel in stock in my size. 

    I've got 3 years on mine as my primary denim and they'll easily go another 6 but I need a lifetime supply


  3. On 6/5/2021 at 7:33 AM, Flash said:

    :D now thats an idea 

    I guess you're in the UK but in the USA that would allow you to start a tax sheltered custodial retirement account for him.  It would be worth a lot even before he's worth 18 if you can make just a little bit of profit and pay him for modeling/design/etc.


  4. I love everything about this fit. size 33 post soak is 12/16 rise, <13" thigh, 9" knee 8" hem.  Just the perfect jean for me.   Don't think I can make $445 work for me though, fair price though for what it is.  Also a little disappointed to see 100% cotton instead of a poly core.  Usually cone denim is so tough and slow to patina that I wouldn't really want to be doing stitching repairs before the jeans even look worn.  Definitely fair for Roy to spec if he wants though.


  5. 2 hours ago, mlwdp said:

    I’m just curious, what is the historic significance of the MP toe?  I got my Boss done in that style and was going for the vintage engineer boot look.

    Has Wesco or anyone here explained much about the MP toe besides the narrowness?  Any old ads showing this?

    MP Toe = Motorcycle Patrol last used on their Motorcycle Patrol police style boots.

     

    https://www.wescoboots.com/builder/CustomBoot.aspx?id=Motorcycle_Patrol

     

     


  6. 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.

     

     

    Mister_Lou_Engineer_-_Brown-01_2000x.jpg

    Mister_Lou_Engineer_-_Brown-02-2_2000x.jpg


  7. On 11/24/2019 at 1:46 AM, JDelage said:

    A lot of black denim these days seems to be black x black. I like a white weft better, personally.

    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 :)


  8. 7 minutes ago, Pedro said:

    All of the moto forums have discussed Dyneema at length. 12-oz denim with 8% dyneema is going to last 2 seconds skidding across the pavement before its shredded. That ain’t much. You might as well be wearing yoga pants.

    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. 


  9.  

    4 minutes ago, andrewrose said:

    Red Clouds Collective makes one, though it/they are not specifically marketing as mc wear:

    https://redcloudscollective.com/collections/new-products/products/gn-01-fitted-work-pant-dyneema-denim

    (mc as in motorcycle, not as in hammers)

    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.


  10. 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.

     


  11. 3 hours ago, Aries said:

    Lofgren will definitely be too wide. I can do an 11D or 12C in Barrie and comparable Lofgren sizes are much wider. The Wescos motor patrol last (1339 from memory?) is very good for narrow feet, so is the Viberg 2030, or the Real McCoys lineup.

    Yeah I actually just ordered a wesco motor patrol last boot in 10.5D a few days ago.

    mister_lou_7600BR.png

    https://www.wescoboots.com/builder/StockBoot.aspx?id=Mister_Lou

     

    Has a narrower shaft and tighter heelcup too.  Hope they work!


  12. Has anyone noticed how their rear pockets where they fold over (interior of the pocket bottom) aren't cut very close to the stitching?  

     

    I've only noticed this on one other pair.. a $35 pair of 501s.  In my opinion this is an overlooked detail most other brands do well.  For whatever reason my pair is missing that close cut.  

     

    The consequence of course is that this extra material fades through.

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