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kicks79 last won the day on October 27 2018

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  1. kicks79

    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    Its what our LVC rep told us. Interesting the catalogue had no mention of where the denim was from, simply stating it was redline selvedge. You would assume that they would have added this info as other people have mentioned, it is a selling point. I'm sure Kaihara will do a great job on the denim. Those JP 66s look incredible, but yeah I can't afford them haha
  2. kicks79

    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    The denim will be from Kaihara mills( last season was the last of the white oak), no idea where they are now cut and sewn.
  3. kicks79

    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    @BosstimeThey look fine, it usually takes 2-3 washes to get all the shrink out anyway.
  4. kicks79

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    @d-rew12 Yeah it's not a nice feeling knowing someone else was in your space. Our store got broken into last year, so I know that uneasy feeling only too well. Like you say. Its only stuff and it could have been worse.
  5. kicks79


    The 105 is loosely based on a 1950s 501. It has a standard leg but is still a fairly tailored silhouette. The 90s as its name suggests is based on a loose/baggy fitting 1990s silhouette and comes without selvedge. The pair you linked to is also a raw version, whereas the 105s mostly come one wash.
  6. kicks79

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    @d-rew12 Oh man that sucks, sorry to hear. The laptop I can understand, but that's pretty strange that they would steal your jeans? Seems odd if it was just junkies after cash and valuables. Almost seems like it was personal. Had any fallings out with people you know?
  7. kicks79

    Trophy Clothing

    @JDelage Hit up Marty at https://www.godspeedstore.com They stock Trophy and he's been able to custom order items from Trophy.
  8. kicks79

    3sixteen Jeans

    @8bpc Ah okay, I understand. I have the ST 120x in a 31". I'm normally a 30" waist and had to size up one for this style. As others have mentioned they will stretch however you have to be able to button them up for that to happen. Don't feel too bad, denim is tricky and you are not the first to go wrong sizing a pair of jeans.
  9. kicks79

    3sixteen Jeans

    @8bpc There is no way those will fit you especially as they will shrink slightly after a hot wash. Can I ask why you didn't buy a 31"? The ST style as mentioned above is a slim fitting style. I wouldn't recommend sizing down on them at all.
  10. kicks79

    Bryceland’s tokyo and hongkong

    I always thought they were made through CSF?
  11. Forgot where I found this pic, but really diggin the fit. Can anyone identify the jeans? Due to the leg twist I'm assuming Resolute 710s?
  12. kicks79

    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    So after measuring a bunch of 47s, they do in fact have a marginally higher rise than the 54s. I feel like its the taper on the 54s that give the illusion of a higher rise. Also, it's worth noting that the 47s run small in the waist. So a tagged 33" is actually a 32" and so on. Here are the measurements for both 47 and 54 in size 33 in a 34" leg 1947 1954 Waist 32" 33" Front Rise 12" 11.5" Back Rise 15.5" 16.25" Thigh 12" 12.25" Length 34" 34" Hem 8" 7.5"
  13. kicks79

    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    The 54 is a slim tapered leg, where the 47 is a slim straight. I found the 54 had a higher rise and slightly generous waist compared to the 47s. Co-Sign on all the 76 praise. The denim is really nice and its a great slim fitting jean. I would love to snag a 33 or 37 in before all the white oak runs out. I find im liking the wider leg models these days.
  14. kicks79

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    It's about a $40 USD difference, I would put it down to freight, import & sales tax.
  15. kicks79

    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    I agree with what you are saying. I would add that the retro jean cycle (outside a small band of enthusiasts such as Sufu) has already peaked for the general market. The Osaka five were already in trouble ten years ago, as demand in the domestic market wanned. They were buoyed by interest in European and American markets for some years. Now it seems that too has also declined. Working in fashion retail since 2006. I have seen the market change from were every 2nd guy was wearing jeans to now if I do see denim its more likely a pair of nudies or some mainline washed out levis, bought by 20 something kids, spurred on by what they think the 1990s looked like. I see a young group of consumers who fetishises all things LVC related, however, they simply don't have the money to purchase a $370 AUS pair of jeans.