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Maynard Friedman last won the day on February 1

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  1. Cone Mills (last US denim manufacturer) is shutting down

    Luthers, if they're still around, they were using 13.5oz stf and look good value too: https://www.luthersdenim.com
  2. Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Anyone who still has a pair of those old Ande Whalls made from stf Cone is very lucky indeed!
  3. Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    ^ can we all stay at your place mlwdp?
  4. Levi's Vintage Clothing

    Time to buy those 'magnadraft' 66s that have been lurking at the back of my mind for some time methinks.
  5. Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Read the LVC thread. Change of denim (probably Japanese) and carry on. This was how it worked in the early (pre-Cone) days of LVC I believe.
  6. Levi's Vintage Clothing

    This is highly speculative but... could Levi's buy the looms (or even the plant) and vertically integrate the denim production side or is that way outside their business model?
  7. Mister Freedom

    ^ Will it be free to the highest bidder on eBay?
  8. Ooe Yofukuten x S&S: Official Contest Thread 2016

    I totally agree with the Italian/Swedish/human/car hybrid above. The standards in this contest have been very high, which I assume is mainly due to the jeans! In fact, they're so good that S&S should do another run of them. Well done to all who participated!
  9. Eternal Jeans

    You're welcome Atcharut. I had a pair of the 874 some years ago, these were the predecessors of the 884. In the end I found the hem a little too wide but they are great jeans and as you know, the denim is beautiful.
  10. Eternal Jeans

    They should shrink about half an inch and end up at a perfect 32" inseam. It's a bit late asking for advice now though after you've had them hemmed!
  11. Levi's Vintage Clothing

    I have owned 2 pairs of the older 1915s, both tagged 30W and measured 33" and 34" raw respectively, so beware as they were oversized. I already knew this as I was able to try some on first but if I hadn't, I would simply (and mistakenly) have bought my usual size 32.
  12. Levi's Vintage Clothing

    Some great looking pairs there Paul. Like your cinchbacks, my 1937s (sans cinch) are summer wear only and will take some time to get to that level. I have a pair of raw Warehouse 415s stashed away (rebadged 700s), which are a 1937 cinchback model in Warehouse's 1000XX denim (14 or 14.5oz) which will be a little heavier for warmer weather. When their time comes, I'll be customising them with some press-on Levi's suspender buttons that I received in a nice little box from the good folk at LVC some years back.
  13. Levi's Vintage Clothing

    It's a combination of the lighter colour, loose cut and lighter weight denim. I find it's harder to get defined (rather than general) wear on these and consequently if they are washed too frequently, I think they're likely to develop that all-over fade so beloved of my demographic. As this is entirely appropriate for me, I don't know why I'm worried about it, perhaps I should simply embrace the Clarkson look!
  14. Levi's Vintage Clothing

    Unlike Paul T, I have only worn the 1915 (old model) and 1937, again, exclusively as summer jeans due to the lighter weight of the respective denims. The 1915s are like the 1890s in that the front pockets are shallow and the coin pocket on mine was so small as to be almost unusable. The lack of belt loops wasn't an issue as I sized accordingly to ensure they wouldn't stretch out too far in the waist beyond what the cinch could handle. I thought the cut was relatively slim for a pre-war model, stovepipe as Paul mentions is probably a good description. The denim is fantastic, dark and crocks well once you've given them a decent amount of wear. I only retired them because the knees wore through - a combination of thin denim and having very young children at the time. I picked up my 1937s for a song on eBay some years ago. They were washed and had been worn a couple of times with no sign of fading. The reason they were cheap was because the cinch had been cut off, in good ole-timey western fashion. I removed the cinch straps entirely, rivets and all and had them tapered and (chainstitch) rehemmed at the Levi's shop in Regents Street. They are still a full, high-waisted cut but I'm much happier with the slightly slimmer hem. In terms of denim, these also seem to have that royal blue hue that Paul mentioned (on the 33s) so I'm trying to be more frugal with washing to avoid the dreaded dad-jean scenario. The 1915 denim is definitely nicer. Finally, I'm not sure what Levi's cinch buckles are like these days, but my experience of them (and with Lee) is that are completely useless, they don't work and break easily due to a poor design so you'll need to replace them from the outset.
  15. TCB

    I'd be up for that volvo!