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  1. Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    If you like pants pulling photos where you get to see my CHUP and life-style boots, follow me at @indigoshrimp The stuff there is to drive more general audience to my blog though, and not necessarily going to interest you guys. It's much easier to update and share compared with doing posts here or my blog though, and much easier to communicate with brands and other hobbyists, so I'm quite smitten with IG.
  2. Belts

    Here's mine:
  3. Belts

    Lots of Hubb belts recently, here's my own. Review and more photos here: https://indigoshrimp.wordpress.com/2017/10/14/hubb-leather-partner-belt/
  4. The Rite Stuff

    A bit more info and overview of my Harvester henley prototype on my blog: https://indigoshrimp.wordpress.com/2017/11/11/the-rite-stuff-harvester-henley/ Otherwise, have some photos:
  5. I started with Japanese jeans so for quite some time I was dismissive of Cone fabrics. The one-off denim and duck made for the Roy and Left Field contests changed my mind though, and I do agree that those fabrics aged in a way which was natural, flavourful and interesting at various stages of wear. On the flip side, I do also find a lot of the stock Cone denims that all the kickstarter brands had been using to be somewhat underwhelming. I'm a huge texture freak before any consideration of vintage authenticity or indigo fading though. Sad to see Cone go, hopefully smaller and more versatile operations will take over the mantle.
  6. Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

    I hammer the rivets on most of my jeans, pretty much any rivet that could potentially scratch a leather belt. Nowadays I use a jewellery hammer, the same I use to install brass pins into boot soles. Just make sure you have a solid 'anvil'.
  7. DWC2 - Photo Updates Thread

    Further to this, we had cute desserts.
  8. Show us your leather

    Another belt review up on the blog! https://indigoshrimp.wordpress.com/2017/09/20/ra-leather-goods-thor-belt-review/
  9. The Rite Stuff

    ^ Going to try and pick these up in person! They look awesome, especially loving the wabash one!!!
  10. Tanuki Japan

    I wanted to review it before it was released generally, but it's too late now - I think what I've already written is sufficient anyway Will be trying to wear in my Red Cast and Retro jeans...way too many to get through so really can't justify getting more pairs. Thanks for the recommendation. Blue Owl has nice stuff, and I hear they're good people! I usually prefer to get my garments directly from Japan though, better pricing and the occasional discounts and all.
  11. Tanuki Japan

    @mlyngard Hey, those are my photos - I took them at Godspeed. I did a super brief review, as the sample pair that Marty had received at Godspeed was not my size, so I didn't take it home. The Z denim is very textured and certainly a great choice for slub fans. I do like the colour tone and hand-feel of the Red Cast a little better, but that's purely personal preference. I did contact Tanuki to see if I could get a pair my size, but they've been strangely silent over the past two months. Will update the thread as I can. The progress on my Retro and Red Cast jeans have slowed, as for the time being I can only wear non-denim trousers to work...
  12. Shoes that look better with age...

    @propellerbeanie It's called a rolled top. Not essential really, but many work boots have them. Red Wing boots are fine, but their mid and insoles are much thinner than true bench made American boots like White's, etc. Definitely at some point try one of the main Pacific Northwestern makers - give Nick's a miss for now, as quality is a bit unstable. White's and Wesco are safe bets. If you go through the right channels they're not too much more expensive compared to Oak Street, Rancourt or Red Wing's better boots, but definitely much higher quality. Viberg's are sleeker, but the price hike over the years have been huge. I certainly wouldn't go with them if value for money is important, but otherwise they're nice boots too. There are other smaller American makers of course, but I'd start with the more established makers.
  13. Shoes that look better with age...

    @propellerbeanie A combination of unstructured toe and a leather than is not too stiff will give this effect over time. Most MTO brands can do this for you I think. Speaking of the Flat Box, I'll see if I can find them in Taiwan when I visit later this year. Might snatch a pair in the black Klondik leather if available.
  14. WAYWT (denim version) 2017

    Haha, it's not the angle, they are rather chunky! I didn't notice this, but probably shouldn't wear these with tapered jeans.
  15. Show us your leather

    ^ It's made from reclaimed old growth heart pine that's several hundred years old, by a maker called HalfTanuki.