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  1. peter1

    Shoes that look better with age...

    I feel the same way about Chelsea boots. Some of the high-end workwear offerings from Viberg etc are more like Blundstones. But a true Chelsea to me is more like something that the Beatles might have worn in 1963. I have had a couple of different Chelseas from various brands, and they've all been sort of "dressy." i especially like Barker's higher-end Chelseas.
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    There’s now a slim 60s cut. Same measurements as slim 50s.
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    Happy jeans: TCBxSufu S40s WW2 contest thread

    Thumbs up! This is one of the best fits yet. I may have to pick up a pair at some point...I have a couple of TCBs I'm breaking in now so opted out... I normally can't do higher rises but here they look like mid-rise with a bit of a sag, which suits my cyclist's thighs just fine.
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    Happy jeans: TCBxSufu S40s WW2 contest thread

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    Shoes that look better with age...

    Just get over the calf socks from Thorlo or Wigwam. I used to wear Wigwam polypro OTC hiking socks from Cabela's years ago with Roper style boots. I have skinny ankles and hate when socks fall down. Check out the military anti-fatigue socks here https://www.thorlo.com/shop/men-socks-over_calf
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    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    I had that logo on a Nike shirt i bought around 1979/80, one of the first things I bought with my own money when I was about 12 years old. I wore that shirt to rags. Recall that Nike was an upscale, niche brand then. They basically had two-three models, the waffle trainer, leather b-balls and the canvas tennies with the foam filled tongue.
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    I have a pair of similar Russells, a Nepenthes collab from about 10 years ago with a Christy sole. Two points: The toe box is not huge, and the leather is burly, so don’t expect meaningful stretch. I’d suggest TTS or going up a half size if you have long toes.
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    It's well worth a visit. If I recall it's not far from the Saint Paul metro?
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    The Sneakers we wear with our jeans

    I like those. They look like a fusion of Jack Purcells, Bensimons and Spring Courts...
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    home-made jeans

    Very nice -- I especially like the belt loop arrangement. I know it's not historically correct but moving the loops to either side of the center seam makes for a cleaner line when wearing a belt, avoids the uncomfortable bulge and reduces stress on the center loop. Although Calvin Klein might sue you for those arcs...
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    that is true. but even the CCP is getting it good right now. I was talking to a buy-side analyst the other day who almost convinced me that that a banking crisis like Lehman Bros was much worse than a natural-event driven one like Covid-19. Ideally I'd be an artist with a home studio and 200k euros in the bank...
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    Friday afternoon, boss told us 25% percent pay cut across the board (company wide), but the good news: "our business unit will survive" -- but how long, no one knows. Amazing how fast it all turned to shit. I feel fortunate all things considered but ask me again in 2-3 months. Anyway, if it's any consolation...and I think it is...the pain is pretty much universal. Ain't nobody except epidemiologists thinking this is a good thing.
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    Denim Repair

    I’ve had my daughter repair the bottoms with canvas and her sewing machine, but it’s the complete separation from the denim at the attachment point that is the real problem...
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    Denim Repair

    Question for you or any repair experts: I always blow out the pocket bag, because I'm a "hands in pocket" kind of guy, fiddling with cellphone etc...I have a couple of pairs of denim with total pocket failure, both at the bottom and at the top, where they attach to the denim. Have been dithering on whether to send them off for what is probably a pretty costly repair, with uncertain results. How are the pockets replaced? is the waistband chainstitch opened up, as well as the front seams? (Assuming that's the case). And what is a resonable price to pay? I'd probably pay no more than 50 euros but maybe that's way too low? TIA
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    I don't think you can minimize the potential effects of this. The rate of infection is probably over 50 percent by now in Iran, which would mean 40 million people. The problem is that many if not most of those infected have no or minimal symptoms. At some point in the next year or so everyone will get it; just hoping we can slow the spread so as to not overwhelm heath care... Anyway, to keep this on track, breaking in my almost new TCB Type II while I self quarantine in my home office...
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