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  1. Maynard Friedman

    Happy jeans: TCBxSufu S40s WW2 contest thread

    In typical German fashion, this would be called the applejuiceplantconcretebackground
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    They’re not a period correct repro at all, more of a generic representation of 19th century jeans. Levi’s added the 5th pocket around 1901 so this would date their basis as prior to that, however they lack suspender buttons and have belt loops, which didn’t appear until about 1920. I believe the early 201s lacked a 5th pocket, unlike the 1920 201 model we’re familiar with, which also have black donut buttons. So, in summary, not accurate at all but a nice addition and good fit other than the 31” waist (aligned, pulled tight) that I’ve stretched slightly after a little wear at my desk. I’m now a member of the Osaka 4 club, only missing Evisu so I don’t think I’ll be completing a clean sweep!
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    I picked up this cinchback pair from the Shins era for peanuts on Yahoo auctions. I’ve never seen them before but think they’re genuine! They'll need a chainstitch hem too. Cinchback and single back pocket with exposed rivets Linen patch Manufacturer tag in back pocket Fly buttons (note the top World Jeans International, the others are more period correct style) Selvedge waistband, single-stitched back yoke and rivet backs stamped Y.H. (Hidehiko Yamane) Hammered rivets
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    Echoing what Volvo said, I don’t have a pair but they look a great repro of the Lee 30s jeans. I had a pair of the Edwin made 36 or 37 cut and the TCBs look to be very similar. I think there’ll be right up your street (or shipping lane) smoothsailor.
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    The ugliest Jeans in the world thread.

    Trying to work out which cartoon character that would fit...
  6. Maynard Friedman

    WAYWT 2020 (Denim Edition)

    Hey, interior designers are people too!
  7. Maynard Friedman

    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    I can’t help you there, I just know they’re slim. If you read @Paul T’s post at the top of this page, he states (with good authority) that all LVC 505 fabric is from the Kaihara mill - this was also the case when LVC were still using Cone fabric for other models. Kaihara has now replaced Cone completely for all LVC models.
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    They are the real thing. The LVC 67/505 model has been made in Turkey for years (this may have switched to Bulgaria now, I don’t know) and AFAIK were never made in USA. The denim itself is sanforized and I think is Cone although it may be from another mill, someone else may know. These are the 67s that usually retail for approx £150 (they were always cheaper than other LVC models) so this is a very good deal. Here’s a link to some 1967 505s They’re not one-washed, they are unwashed but sanforized, a shrinking process involving heat and rollers to reduce the shrinkage once they’re actually washed.
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    They’re the same, the ‘67 is the 505. Slimmish cut, sanforized denim, zip fly, made in Turkey (I think). €65 is a great price, I say go for it.
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    Conners Sewing Factory

    Bill & Ted’s Sizing-up Spectacular. Whoooooaaaahhhh......
  11. Maynard Friedman

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Knowlede is trust in your dog.
  12. Maynard Friedman

    Superdenim Specific Music Meta Thread...

    Great anecdote Duke, but as we all know, like all good chess players and ageing footballers, the next five (dance) moves will be in their head!
  13. Maynard Friedman

    Shoes that look better with age...

    It’s like a spot the difference competition!
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    What are your jeans doing today?

    That looks great Neal, I like the way you’ve cut the door frame to accommodate the circular doorknob. Some of the terraced Victorian houses near me have a similar feature for the doorbells, where the door is set back from the front wall into a porch and even the masonry at the side has a curved recess. Great job. The only thing confusing me is why your shed is in the front garden!
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