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  1. Show us your leather

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

    ^ Going to try and pick these up in person! They look awesome, especially loving the wabash one!!!
  3. 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.
  4. 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...
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Show us your leather

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

    Got another review up. This one is a passport holder / Field Notes cover, by Hides and Stitches. https://indigoshrimp.wordpress.com/2017/08/30/hides-and-stitches-field-note-travel-wallet-review/
  10. WAYWT (denim version) 2017

    Past couple of weeks! ^ SDA/Samurai/Tricker's ^ Deluxeware/Tanuki ^ Freewheelers/Cushman/Tanuki/Viberg
  11. The Rite Stuff

    Double elbows on my Heracles shirt:
  12. Shoes that look better with age...

    ^ These Tricker's I've worn on and off for the past 5/6 years. Due for a resole soon. Going to bring them to Dr. Sole when I visit Taiwan later this year. ^ Plug for Godspeed. McCoy's monkey boots. ^ Gold Bond by Sears, from the 60s. Had tried to offload them via Insta, but no interest,
  13. Shoes that look better with age...

    @jigsaw Some solvents and oils can do that to plastics / rubber. What does your friend do for a living?
  14. Samurai Jeans

    Just put up my review for the SJ42CP heavy chino pants: https://indigoshrimp.wordpress.com/2017/08/26/samurai-jeans-sj42cp-heavy-chino-pants-review/
  15. Shoes that look better with age...

    ^ Nice! His work looks better every year~