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  1. The Flat Head

    Shoulders are 18", chest is 40". No real signs of wear or damage on the shirt, though it's very soft and broken in. Feels like a vintage flannel.
  2. Waywt 2018 (denim version)

    Flat Head Glory Park flannel Flat Head 3005 Tecovas Shane
  3. The Flat Head

    Got this sweet FH flannel off eBay! This was actually one of the first ones I bought back in 2011, but I quickly sold it since it was pretty big and floppy on me (42.) This one is a size 40 and fits just right. Also, I am still seriously loving the 3005s.
  4. The Flat Head

    Yeah the rise on the regular FH denim usually shrinks half an inch, and the thigh just under that (Source: Guy Who Has Worn Way Too Many Pairs Of Flat Head Jeans.) Still, could be different with the new denim.
  5. The Flat Head

    Looks like a good fit to me.
  6. Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    You know, I've seen Kiya lament how music used to inform how you'd dress (hence the rockabilly/vintage connection), but I've never really known what to do with this. I mostly listen to stuff that follows under the umbrella of indie rock. I don't think there's really any particular uniform for that, compared to punk, rockabilly, heavy metal, etc. Perhaps I should just dictate one.
  7. Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    In several years, Hypebeast and other publications will identify this page of the thread as the moment Sandlotcore was born.
  8. Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    I like the flannel/jeans/Red Wing or Viberg look, but what I think hurts it is some people's insistence on wearing it with the tightest jeans possible (and often the shirt is too tight as well.) It just looks weird to wear heavy duty boots with such slim jeans, which is something I didn't necessarily realize before. Slimmer fitting jeans look good with sneakers and Chelsea boots ala the SLP look. I think the Japanese take on this style, where you'd wear a flannel and straight leg jeans with a flat cap, down vest, long wallet, and Pecos-style boots, is more appealing and doesn't look like it's trying to emulate some specific historic blue collar uniform. Your style reminds me of the sophisticated biker ala Clutch and similar Japanese magazines
  9. Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    That's cool, somehow I missed that you were on staff with them. I wrote a handful of articles back when they were still RawrDenim, but kinda quit when I ran out of stuff that interested me to write about, hah.
  10. If anybody here has Red Wing Pecos, how did you size on them? I wear a 10 in moc toes and Iron Rangers, they fit me about perfectly. But I've heard sizing on these boots is different. Also, anywhere I can buy these in the US besides Snake Oil Provisions, which seems (probably) sold out in my size?
  11. I have the DVD, no idea about the digital version. Haven't watched it in a long time, but it's enjoyable. In case you didn't know, it's by the same guy who did Weaving Shibusa.
  12. Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    IMO choosing to do fades every day rather than once a week wasn't a great move. It all kind of blends together now. It actually would have made more sense to do it this way in the early days of the site, then change to once a week, since it seems like traffic/community involvement (based on the near-extinct comment sections) isn't what it once was.
  13. Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Am I the only one who thinks Heddels has really gone downhill since 2/3rds of their fades started coming from Indonesian or Thai brands with indistinguishable super high contrast fades by guys who never wash their jeans? I feel like I've ragged on this before but I don't like these Indonesian brands. They're like a theme park parody of raw denim. All super heavy weight, super high contrast, pretty generic looking stock fabrics, all trying to knock off the Iron Heart aesthetic. I would much rather wear a "boring" jean like a Left Field Greaser made from Cone denim, or a Sugar Cane 1947, than any of these. Don't get me wrong, I still love nice looking high contrast fades (and lest you think I have something against Indonesia or whatever, I think Darbir's Flat Head F310s are some of the coolest faded jeans I've ever seen.) But it's like some of these communities take this really narrow view of the hobby where you have to wear some 23 oz. jeans for eighteen months without washing or it doesn't count. Maybe I'm just getting old but I've started to realize that if you don't wash your jeans a certain amount, you're really short-changing yourself as far as bringing out the real color/texture of the fabric, especially really dark ones. On a slightly different topic, there still seems like a lot of variety around Superfuture as far as washing frequency, denim type, cuts worn, etc. but some places stick with one exaggerated aesthetic. Personally, I think the Denimbro "1890s Coal Miner" look and the Instagram "ultra tapered and cuffed halfway up your calf" look are both silly. I still like most of the Japanese Amekaji look (which ranges from retro-romantic bikers to vintage casual bohemian), and guys around here like Volvo, who have this cool, old-world sort of aesthetic (which is not far off from the Japanese style of magazines like Clutch, etc.) I wish it was easier to follow the Japanese looks because there's really a lot more solid inspiration there than what we usually see on Instagram, etc., especially in as far as fit is concerned. My style has changed a lot over the last few years but since I've settled on 70s Chucks as my shoe of choice and started wearing a straight-fit jean almost every day, I'm frequently tucking in my tee and feel like I'm cosplaying as somebody from The Sandlot, but I find it pretty cohesive and it feels like it naturally flows out of wearing items I like, rather than consciously aiming for some particular aesthetic. I do have way more appreciation than I used to for some of the more vintage repro style brands like Fullcount, Warehouse, etc. even if Flat Head is still my favorite overall.
  14. The Flat Head

    I got mine from Self Edge (last pair in stock.) I think they still get restocks of these jeans, but you might check with Kiya just to be safe. SE measurements were pretty reliable for mine.
  15. The Flat Head

    I've been wearing the 3005s for about two weeks now and I'm still seriously liking them.The fit has settled in nicely and they're sitting a little lower than in my initial pics (roughly at the top of my hips.) I think this level of rise is close to perfect for my body type. Whiskers and honeycombs are looking really good, these ought to fade nicely with some wear. Will probably take some more fit pics soon.