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itsbenhere last won the day on August 10 2017

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  1. itsbenhere

    The Flat Head

    Actually, when I was in Japan and saw Kobayashi I think I may have stumbled into one of those events. There were some samples of leather goods there that were dyed with indigo (natural?) and Kobayashi was speaking to some customers about something (in Japanese...). It felt like an intimate event where you could learn more about the manufacturing process and then make a custom order.
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    The Flat Head

    Damn... RIP. This one hurts.
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    Real McCoy's / Joe McCoy's Jeans

    Dude's a giant.
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    Those are looking great Aeries. I'll have to post mine up! And lol, did we ever figure out why ed hates lofgren boots so much?
  5. itsbenhere

    Shoes that look better with age...

    That's a shame, those are such nice looking boots. I'd love to see how your bucos are doing though!
  6. itsbenhere

    The Flat Head

    Gotcha. Yeah, I’ve tried to spread the gospel to a lot of people but ultimately it’s up to the individual to be interested in it and, unfortunately, not everyone is! also, I’m about to blow your mind. Sign up for Scott’s Cheap Flights to get insane deals emailed to you. I flew to japan direct on American for about 500 round trip. Technically 350 because I booked using points from a credit card!
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    The Flat Head

    Thanks for the love guys! @Cold Summer Yeah, those are my D105s. Super comfy as usual and I'm loving how the denim is coming along. Unfortunately, I do less walking nowadays, so they're not nearly as far along as they should be considering I've had them for about 2.5 years. That's awesome that you're going there! How long's it been since you were there last? Do your brothers like Flat Head/raw denim too? Also man are they lucky to have you. I forgot how difficult it was to do stuff in Japan when you speak 0 Japanese... Thanks @mpukas! Will definitely post some more pics in the boot thread. They are grail boots for me too, and definitely much too expensive for what they are, but honestly after 5+ years without seeing engineer boots I liked nearly as much, I just bit the bullet. I'm very happy with that decision, though! They're super comfy and just have the perfect profile imo.
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    The Flat Head

    So, I was able to head to Japan and thanks to the great people at Flat Head I was able to experience some really cool stuff. Also thanks to @dudewuttheheck for giving me the idea in the first place. First, I saw Kobayashi-san (again) in Tokyo. Then, I headed to Nagano for a couple days and did two things I really wanted to do at some point in my life: eat at Googie's Cafe and snap some of the pics I've seen millions of times at the classic Flat Head spots. The food, unsurprisingly, was amazing. I got a weird pizza with apples on it and it was really sweet and delicious. This pic is in the front of the diner in Nagano, with Horriuchi-San who was kind enough to show me around for a couple hours. Then, I saw where they make all their small leather goods. It's honestly insane when you realize that its just a room or two, I guess I always kind of knew that but its still pretty shocking when you're actually there and see how small of an operation it is. I think the women there got a kick that I wanted to take a picture with them! And, lastly, I saw some of Kobayashi's cars, which were super cool. Definitely had a great time and can't wait to come back again. Didn't buy anything from Flat Head, but I did make one big purchase on the trip... Buco engineer boots (in the right size!)
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    The Flat Head

    Those look sweet dude! Pretty sure they're a natural indigo mix. Should fade very similar to the regular flat head denim with a slightly different color.
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Yeah, I’ve been having some pretty major life developments recently so my mind has kind of been off posting... that would actually be fun. For you guys, who do you remember to be the frequent posters when you first got interested in denim? For me, I’d say: @beatle @ThinFinn @riff @Max Power @beautiful_FrEaK bandit and I’m sure a million others im missing too... always trippy when someone posts after years of not posting!
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Thanks dude. Guessing you’re talking about good art, which is amazing, but usually super expensive so for a ball chain necklace I don’t know if it’d be worth it. Sure do love my bracelet and necklace though!
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    I don't really post here that much anymore so maybe I'm part of the problem but I'm bummed that many people have transitioned to IG instead of forums like this one... I wonder if my interest would have been piqued in the first place if I only discovered it today. I feel like its so much less intellectual on ig. Anyway, anyone have any recommendations on silver ball chain necklaces?