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  1. lance

    What are your jeans doing today?

    Looking out my lake living room yesterday evening. Spring is here!
  2. lance

    Unknown Japanese Brands

    My two cents - I like interesting clothing, especially something hand dyed or custom made that has a back story. For instance, Ai dyed clothing because of the art, work, patience and time required to dye the yarn. Same for custom; as you know better than I do Foxy2, the same applies to custom. Sounds odd, but for me it enhances the pleasure of owning and wearing the clothing.
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    WAYWT 2019 (denim edition)

    Nice evo, bartlebyyphonics, had to look up that long word though
  4. lance

    Unknown Japanese Brands

    Sorry, I didn’t mean to imply you were.
  5. lance

    Unknown Japanese Brands

    Hey JDelage, they “ain’t” cheap but believe me his work is worth it and his shirts of equal quality to the best custom work. Paul is a pleasure to do business with. He is patient and always glad to fit details/extras to your desires. Kind of sorry I noticed mpukas’ post because now I’m corresponding with Paul again!
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    I somehow wish you hadn’t reminded me of Paul!  I’ve once again gone to his website and it looks like I’ll be spending more $!! His newer denim from Nihon Menpu looks great. Thanks for your post.


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    Unknown Japanese Brands

    Paul Kruize does beautiful work, he does all the design and tailoring himself. His tailoring, fit and finish are top notch. You send measurements, he makes the shirt/jeans accordingly from a variety of fabrics. Here is his chambray made from medium weight, Sanforized cloth. Details include the cigarette pocket, collar button extension (I forget what it’s called), unusual front shirt placket ending (forget what it’s called too) and generous selvage throughout. I also like the white accents on the cuff plackets, an elegant detail. An interesting location for his label, on the outside of the shirt, hidden underneath the collar. He really does fine work!
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    Roy. (expurgated edition)

    The Black-Seed denim and generous dimensions have me thinking. I spoke to Roy years ago when he first mentioned Black-Seed cotton and it’s something special!
  9. lance

    WAYWT 2019 (denim edition)

    ^^ cool floor, eeejayaich and I see you put it to good use!
  10. lance

    Show us your leather

    Two backpacks made of Lariat Leather by Mulholland Brothers who made beautiful leather bags and accessories in San Francisco. The one on the left I bought new from them 20 or more years ago and have used it hard. It’s developed beautiful patina and wear over the years. The one on the right I found on eBay recently to give the old one a break. I’ve included a photo of a page from their 1998 catalogue describing Lariat Leather.
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    This shirt along with a pair of Jomon jeans with sterling silver hardware were the first items of clothing I bought from R by 45RPM at the end of 20004 beginning of 2005. Back then, they sent the jeans back to Japan to have the hardware changed! I liked the shirt so much that I immediately bought a second one which is new, unworn in my stash. As can be seen, I’ve worn this shirt to shreds; it’s my favorite. Notice the scar on the right shoulder repaired by a local seamstress who also did the best she could with the placket. I wore a hole in the right sleeve and sent it back to the Soho store. The seamstress used a beautiful sashiko stitch. Notice her hand stitching running along the length of the patch. Here is the new one.
  12. lance

    What are your jeans doing today?

    Good advice, mlwdp, they made one helluva racket when they called the porch their temporary home!
  13. lance

    What are your jeans doing today?

    More news from the “exotic bird sanctuary”! Here are a couple of honkers (geese) visiting on their way north. Wish I could have gotten audio; these babies are LOUD! I expect they will stay for a while as the Polar vortex is hitting hard up north this week.
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    WAYWT 2019 (denim edition)

    ^^^ perfect fit on the Momotaro denim jacket, chambo2008!
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    Samurai Jeans

    Nice work, alpharikk!