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  1. I've personally never had an issue with their cuts or quality, always fit me well and i've only had buttons threads unravel - whereas no matter i how i tried i could never get anything form The Flat Head to work for me, and my Fullcount's and Strike Gold's were shoddily put together and unravelled faster than anything else i've owned. Price wise i agree things are up there, but everything's gone up over the years. I used to buy Iron Heart stuff all the time but i don't even bother looking at that brand now as i just can't afford to spend that much on a shirt etc... Unfortunately that's just the way it is.

    In the meantime i've got plenty of pairs to keep me going for a few years.

  2. On 9/15/2019 at 5:15 AM, ecsong187 said:

    Evan at Hudson Hill is good friends with Ryan. They carried his RTW jeans. 

    Shop Canoe Club carried his 1936 cut

    Don’t think either carry his stuff now 

    The store carried work wasn't made by Ryan, it was outsourced to a facility in LA i believe. To my knowledge he never got round to doing more of the 'ready to wear' collection, but i'm guessing if he's doing offering shirts they'll be 'rtw'.

     When i ordered from him it was late 2014 i think, my order was a complete custom cut, and i think the wait was about 9mths. I didn't mind at the time, but 5yrs just sounds like he's forgotten or lost the order. I'm assuming these 5yr folk have been in touch and had responses?

  3. 14 hours ago, superheavent said:

    Hi Guys, i’m currently interested in purchasing FC 1110W , but i’m struggle to pick size 30 or 31

    How much stretch the 13,7 Oz fabric should i expect? If let say i pick size 31 which is 31” waist according to Corlection, will it stretch to 31,5 or 32? This is a “Washed Once” fabric.

    Thank you in advance.


    You'll be able to get an inch stretch in those without trouble, so size accordingly. Just make sure your thighs fit.

  4. My conversations with a Levi's rep one time indicated there really was no plan for the LVC line in Australia. When it did sell it was in a 'capsule' style format, at a single selected location, and in limited quantities. That said, Maple seem to have had it for a while and in quantities that on the surface don't appear all that limited. It all indicates that it's of very low priority for them in this market.

  5. 19 hours ago, nycsurfer530 said:

    has me itching for my pair. I ordered my 60s about 12 days ago so i should be getting them this week!

    I sent yours out same day as Marcus' pair if i recall correctly. Shipping routes to CA from Aus are quicker so you should have yours shortly!

  6. On 19/04/2017 at 1:53 PM, kicks79 said:

    The Australian retail scene is pretty tough. The largest independent chain here in Sydney has closed down.

    Now with Great Southern Denim gone, there are fewer stores pushing interesting brands. 

    As a shop owner, I would love to stock everything that a brand did. However, the reality is that this is simply not possible.

    My advice to people is to support their local stores, go in and talk to the owners and let them know what they want. 

    They are more likely to stock things if they know there is a viable market. 




    Just my 2 cents on this, as you all know i'm on Sufu from time to time... I could probably talk about this for pages but i'll keep it brief, as much for my sake as yours.

    kicks79 is right on a couple of points here, the retail scene is definitely feeling it right now, and it's essentially like you need to be on sale more or less permanently just to be able to have any chance of just even staying afloat, let alone thrive - and that's no way to be. Combine a premium product that has wholesale prices that seemingly increase season after season, with a consumer that consistently wants things cheaper & cheaper and there'll be problems sooner rather than later. Add in the fact that the denim scene is still somewhat of a niche market over here and things get tricky. We would have loved to have brought more from our brands, and even more brands, but it's easier to move a $275 pair of jeans than it is a $275 Japanese flannel shirt... if you see what i mean. 

    In terms of GSD we could have kept going and stuck it out longer, but surveying the landscape we had to question whether that would actually be the right call, after all we both have families to look after and contribute to. It is disappointing not to be able to continue doing what we we're doing, but the conditions need to be right in order for that to happen, and after having spoken to our customers (both new & old) during the last 4 days worth of closing sales we feel we made the right call.


  7. I found the XX to be one of the most interesting stock denims of all brands I encountered in terms of texture and character. It is a very hairy and slubby denim in world of vintage vibe denims without going to the extreme like PBJ or Oni (which are of course not vintage inspired). It is also very dark and feels robust. 


    That said I prefer the fades of the 13.75 denim over the XX denim. Those sure take a lot of time to fade and I haven't seen too many examples of pairs I really liked. 


    So for the look and feel from the get go I would prefer the XX but in the long run with fades and worn in, the standard denim gets my vote.


    I've managed to squeeze myself back into my 1109xx and have been giving them some wear so will post up pics at some point when it's worthwhile. But i agree on the denim, very nice feel and texture.

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