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    What are your jeans doing today?

    Thanks Martin, it was a bit of an afterthought.. to the left of the house there's a huge garden belonging to a swanky house a few roads away so there is nothing to block the crazy winds blowing down from the Peaks it blows down through Hangingwater like a funnel onto our gable end. The old door was housed into the frame by 1/2" then it had a later 1/2" wooden weather strip fitted over the top and then some external rubber weather seal nailed over the top of that, i didn't want all that nonsense so we built the rubber weather seal into the frame but just to be on the safe side, i housed it in by 1" therefor making the handle closer to the frame (i wouldn't have mattered with the levers) i replaced the old 64mm mortice lock with a 76mm version giving me an extra 12mm clearence but it was still a bit close for my fat fingers so i carved out a neet radius struck from the handle center, turned out alright hasn't it.. Is a front garden shed considered a planning faux pas? i have a stone patio beyond the shed and a woodshed beyond the patio.. around the back ive got that bike store i made with the green/living roof and the outside loo. I'm now on the hunt for some period encaustic Victorian floor tiles (fuck me they're expensive) so i can tile the continuation of the stone step on the inside of the house... Thanks Gav
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    Conners Sewing Factory

    Ive only ever been tempted by one Wrangler repro... whicg coincidentally has just had a price reduction in the 'Autumn sale' these Junky's The waist is too big for me tho...and the rise is too small but damn 15k, they were 24 a few weeks ago.
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    What are your jeans doing today?

    ....cont Since the onset of Covid, i haven't had a great deal to do at work so ive spent the summer restoring and reintroducing some Victoriana into the outside of our c1879 terrace house, although folks now care for these houses dearly, there was decades pre and post war when they was rather neglected.. if they survived the slum clearance they would succumb to the onslaught of UPVC... anyhow, when we bought this c1879 house some of the original features still remained, alas in a desperate state of neglect but at least it gave me something to work with, this was the old front door, some nasty 1980's varnished mahogony, which has peeled in the sun with c1960 skylight in a rotton poorly repaired frame. Around a year ago i bought a 1920's sunburst, stainglass front door and spent many an hour restoring it at work, blanking off the old door furniture ect... . I bought some 30's era brass levers and matching letterbox ...decided they didn't look quite right so bought buns instead, mainly for the patina, stamped 'GR' I made a little sketch of the old period door moulding . ...and replaced it with a new frame in Tulip wood The door now looks like this, the piece of plywood covering the skylight is only temporary until my replacment piece of stainglass comes back from the makers Held open in style with my Frida Kahlo door wedge I started sanding the windows back to the woodwork, i had to because the previous owners had given it a quick coat of black paint just to sell the house without using undercoat so it was already flaking when we moved in, i tried sanding it, but it was hopeless... i bought some Niromors, but European regulations/health and saftey have forced them to remove the active ingredients so it only bubbles the top layer of paint...fucking useless really, eventually i decided to carefully burn it off with a butane gun, the kind that plumbers use for soldering pipes. ..everything you see in white is recent wooden frames housing Pilkington double glazing and everything in brown is original, 140 yr old woodwork. The heat from the gas-gun left a horrible oily paint residue, so i tried Rustings paint stripper to remove it...once all the paint had gone i started sanding down, this is the first time the windows have been taken back to bare wood since the house was built, i went through the black to white to magnolia which i'm assuming was the 90's, through 1980's red, through yellow to 1970's orange, brown, and mustard.. maroon and eventually bottle green which was the base colour, fascinating peeling back all the layers/years. ..it took 160hrs to make this^ one window look like this Junky 46's in action Life was made easier because i had the entire house scaffolded up, we ground out all the crumbly Victorian black ash mortar and re-pointed all the brickwork, albeit the scaff only went up to gutter level so my neighbour belayed me out of the velux and i put a strap around the chimneys and clipped in my harness, i repaired all the wooden guttering while i was at it. The house now looks like this The sunburst shines out into the darkness ..i'm having yet another well deserved beer fin.
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    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    Yeah, one of them
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    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    Looking smart for a change... Orgueil Sack Coat, Vintage A.P.C Shirt, Calvin Klein Tie, Freewheelers Garrison Trews which i have on loan from Duke and Toys McCoys Boots..
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    Dawson Denim

    Just let me wipe all the grey pubic hair off my monitor...
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    SugarCane 1990's M-Series Archive

    Well you'll have to be quick because my pair are going to land in a couple of hours...
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    WAYWT 2020 (Denim Edition)

    Good to see you Paul, you're still looking as stylish as ever..
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    Superdenim Specific Music Meta Thread...

    You're a better man than me! ive just been scanning the internet (unsuccessfully) because i'm too full of sunday dinner to motivate myself to walk around to the neighbours house..
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    Superdenim Specific Music Meta Thread...

    That's the one, small world isn't it, i didn't know Eve and Richard were our new neighbours till we moved in. @Foxy2 have you seen one of their other films called 'The Beat is the Law' i haven't yet.. it's more Pulp-centric set against the backdrop of the Thatcher government with contributions from Chakk, FON, Warp, TDR ect I'll have to pop round and borrow a dvd, she owes me half a bottle of gin
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    ...found it today while sifting through paperwork
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    Superdenim Specific Music Meta Thread...

    You might like this Ooms.. my next door but two neighbour Eve Wood made this little documentary in 2001 about the post punk scene in Sheff and how it transitioned into electro-pop
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    Superdenim Specific Music Meta Thread...

    Everything was getting 'Jacked' in the mid 80's wasn't it?... Jack your body.. Jack the groove..I'd rather Jack than Fleetwood Mac I found this while rummaging through my mrs's junk drawer recently all the way from 1988
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    Superdenim Specific Music Meta Thread...

    This certainly wont help then
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    Conners Sewing Factory

    While looking for some other Cushman goodies i spotted... 22501XX + 21506XX
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    Sugar Cane Denim

    Might be one for you @Broark t-back is a nice touch Junky x SC11946
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Ive done a fair bit... This was a old quarry where i camped with the boy to escape the wind after a days hike ...By night Puff balls Amethyst Deceiver Burbage Valley (Peak District) ...Burbage Valley during The Beast from the East, the worst snow storm we've had in a generation, i couldn't waste it so i solo camped during 80mph winds and sub-zero temps.. This^ tent got trampled by cows one night while the boy and i slept Cooking snow for dinner Making a Dakota oven to cook a fish we caught on handlines Nettle tea, nettles taste great eaten warm... you can simply waft them through the fire to burn off the stingers Tooth paste we made from wild mint when we forgot the Colgate The replacement Snow Peak tent more civilised car camping
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    Superdenim Specific Music Meta Thread...

    Don't mind putting my hands in the air for that... While we're at it.. there was also a cool British hip-hop/rave cross over thing going on late 80's early 90's around the time of Soul II Soul, Bomb the Bass ect the likes of..
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Ok so i noticed that @edmond is lurking in the shadows.. c'mon he's part of the furniture, albeit that piece of furniture we should have chucked out years ago... Has he paid his dept to society?... can we get him to promise never to do it again secretly knowing that he will anyway?
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    Superdenim Specific Music Meta Thread...

    I first started going out raving in 1990 at The Limit in Sheff cos i could get in at 16 historically (pre-rave) it was a legendary punk/alt kind of joint.. followed by The Porterhouse at Retford, i loved this place but one of my DJ/Pirate radio hero's Chris Duckenfield had a shotgun pulled on him by one of the owners when he went to collect his £200 fee after months of packing the joint to the rafters so sadly that came to an end, I also liked Insomniak at Occasions in Sheff and Creation at the City Hall wasn't bad either... here's a little clip of the scene in the city on the cusp of acid-house, this was in the FON days, pre-Warp. I never got into Jiveturkey, i was too young and it was a bit too dressy for my steeze. ...a few goosebumpers for me, i met my Mrs when we're were a pair of loved up 18yr olds, she lived in a hotel in Manchester on placement while doing a restaurateurs diploma so during the golden age i had the best of both sides of the Pennines.
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    I watched a documentary on BBC4 a couple of nights ago.. 1 of 3 about Japanese peoples relationship with nature, it's on the i-player so sorry non UK peeps, it was pretty good.. Ep2 is Cities and Ep3 is Home The Art Of Japanese Life
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    Unknown Japanese Brands

    He upped some of my posts a couple of weeks ago so he's around, maybe he wants to post but can't... like when Eric Bristow caught Dartitis
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    SugarCane 1990's M-Series Archive

    Here are a few more random M41001 fit pics from over the years.. . .
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    Unknown Japanese Brands

    Does Ed's joint, Signet Store stock Sassafras?
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    SugarCane 1990's M-Series Archive

    Ive seen allsorts of letters added at the end of the product code and sometimes there are no letters at all...
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