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Maynard Friedman

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  1. Maynard Friedman

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Freud contrasted the pleasure principle with the counterpart concept of the reality principle, which describes the capacity to defer gratification of a desire when circumstantial reality disallows its immediate gratification. In infancy and early childhood, the id rules behaviour by obeying only the pleasure principle. People at that age only seek immediate gratification, aiming to satisfy denim cravings such as volume of pairs, 'sufu-approved' cuts and niche brands (all within the 'otaku' denimsphere), which contribute to a collector/hoarder mentality, and at later ages the id seeks out 'sick fadez'. Maturity is learning to endure the pain of deferred gratification. Freud argued that “an ego thus educated has become ‘reasonable’; it no longer lets itself be governed by the pleasure principle, but obeys the reality principle, which also, at bottom, seeks to obtain pleasure, but pleasure which is assured through taking account of reality, even though it is pleasure postponed and diminished, primarily through a smaller collection of well curated, flattering pairs of jeans that display vintage fading characteristics”.
  2. Maynard Friedman

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    “When the denimistas follow the Instagram, it is because they think limited edition reproduction models will be released onto the market.”
  3. Maynard Friedman

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    ‘kin guy! Took the words right out of my mouth…
  4. Maynard Friedman

    Eternal Jeans

    I think so, in the same way that there’s usually residual shrinkage in most one-wash denim. The last Eternal item I bought was a one-wash Type 2 about 6-7 years ago and that shrank further with another (albeit 60°C) wash.
  5. Maynard Friedman

    Leepro Appreciation

    I think the link was to show that they’re £130 RRP but just £30 in TK Maxx.
  6. Maynard Friedman

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    I think that was a condition of renewal in the small print.
  7. Maynard Friedman

    Sugar Cane Denim

    That doesn’t look too slow for 4 months, they’re coming along really well.
  8. Maynard Friedman

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    I’ve been receiving the same email in my junk inbox for the last 3 months warning me that my McAfee subscription is due to expire imminently. Should I be concerned?!
  9. Maynard Friedman

    Show Us Around Your Neighbourhood

    Here’s the local secondary school, designed by Sir Norman Foster (my kids don’t go there though!). It looks a bit like an airport. Also a memorial bench in our local park (Roundwood).
  10. Maynard Friedman

    The Flat Head

    They are still some of the best arcs around.
  11. Maynard Friedman

    Show Us Around Your Neighbourhood

    …and a Chelsea shirt!
  12. Maynard Friedman

    The ugliest Jeans in the world thread.

    But instead you were being chased by horny sailors on shore leave!
  13. Maynard Friedman

    WAYWT 2021 [denim edition]

    Eton or Harrow @bartlebyyphonics?
  14. Maynard Friedman

    The ugliest Jeans in the world thread.

    On the plus side, you’re effectively getting two pairs of trousers for a £677 outlay.
  15. Maynard Friedman

    WAYWT 2021 [denim edition]

    That’s quite the ensemble there Bartles, a lot going on with that jacket, I like it but think it’ll be a real Marmitesque opinion divider. Just make sure your kids don’t sneakily add a ‘ce’ next to the ‘NoN’ at the back when you’re blissfully unaware!
  16. Maynard Friedman

    Warehouse

    Vintage vibes coming in there Flash, they look good already and are heading for greatness!
  17. Maynard Friedman

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Agreed, it’s probably something to be celebrated.
  18. Maynard Friedman

    WAYWT 2021 [denim edition]

    Very wide lanes in that bowling alley…
  19. Maynard Friedman

    WAYWT 2021 [denim edition]

    White adjacent as far as I’m concerned
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    Ooe-Yofukuten & Co.

    In future, they'll use denim that's far more inclusive.
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