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    Show Us Around Your Neighbourhood

    Grab yourself a camera and go for a stroll around your neighbourhood, within a 30min radius of home will be just fine, lets see the streets you walk everyday, the places you shop, the bus stops, no need for landmarks, the more mundane the better...as the thread suggests...? Here in Sheffield we have one of the largest poverty gaps in the UK, the city boomed during to the industrial revolution, imploded during the Thatcher government >further decline brought on by the outsourcing of the 90's. You can draw a line through my city, the rich/poor divide. I work in one of the most deprived areas but live in the West which borders our beloved Peak District, The Victorian houses built by steel barons trying to escape the cities pollution, Outside of London S10 is still considered to be one of the most affluent districts in the UK but we live in a typically working-class Victorian terrace house c1870 it's pretty much all we could afford in the area. These are the previously mentioned terraces albeit, ours is tucked away up a lane. ..Along the next street we go, Steve Beckett of Warp Records fame used to live up here, and Richard Hawley just a couple more streets away. ..the allotments at the end of the street Sheffield is the greenest city in Europe/has more trees per person or it did until Amey started cutting the f**kers down, Looking over S10. Follow the river Porter up to Lady Cannings Plantation, for all your MTB needs Down to the park, typical Sheffield weather Just a stones throw from the working-class terraces, overlooking the park are the middle-class Victorian villas . . Heading up towards Ranmoor where red brick turns to olde'world stone This is the route i cycle to work . . Through the Botanical Gardens (like a mini Kew) . ... i pop out at our local row of shops JoJo's, find their vintage goodies on Insta Past local muralist and print maker extraordinaire Phlegm, lots of his work dotted around the city. . . . ...and back home. Go to it super-peeps and don't be afraid to photo-bomb.
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    SugarCane 1990's M-Series Archive

    Ive been researching SugarCane's M-Series on and off for years..it's 99% complete but still a bit of a work in progress.. First up are the 'MP' codes, from what i can gather they originated around the late 80's, there used to be some bits of helpful info on 90's era Japanese blog sites, Geocities and such, sadly nowadays its all been lost or archived... MP-597 XX replica, redline denim, offset loop, what look like a boxy 50,s cut. MP-603 Circa 90/91, white/silver line, off set loop but look more like a '47' cut MP-604 101Z 'Cane's' Riders released from around 1990/91 MP-619 Lee 101, Pinkline, 'Union Made Cane's' button None of the MP models have a patch. Production of the MP codes ends before 1992. I have seen an article in 'Made in Japan' magazine referring to the 1991 release of the M41001 but that was retrospective having been published in 1998, there must have been a few years crossover period. Next up the early 90,s product codes M41072 1922-1936 replica M41028 Late 1800's Repro, No back yoke M41030 Late 30,s 501XX using a 13oz white line denim These came into production in the early 90,s and gained a cloth patch around 1997, There is also a M41030 with standard 'Toyo&CoSPL' fly M41001 Early 90's Laurel leaf model, late 40,s silhouette, 50,s details, pink-line denim M41001 1997 cloth patch model, both of these pairs are a 50's repro/details but their silhouette is more 47-esque, most unlike the wide/boxy, exaggerated SC-55's M41027 40,s Repro 101-B 14oz denim M41057 WWII 101-B M41051 1936 101 Cowboy Hair on Hide M41101 Mid 30,s 101 Cowboy M41058 11MW M41059 1947 11MW For comparison here's a deadstock pair belonging to Mr. Takahashi of Junky who also reproduced this pair. Another comparison of the pinkline denim types through the generations Worth noting that the M41001 & M41030 are 1" undersized comparred to the SC-47's and shrink 'from tagged' M41001 Tagged 32 SC-1947 Tagged 32 Other notable mentions M40333 Bell Bottoms M41151 Painter Pants M41117/M41099 Lot 117 + Lot 99 Ranch Pants, 10oz, buckle back, wide leg M41102 Lot 102 Engineer Pants, 10oz buckle back, wide leg M41104 Lot 104 Tool Pocket, 10oz wide leg M41106 Lot 106 Union Made Logger Pants, 10oz wide leg M41025 Beams x Oriental Enterprises XX. M41001-esque, 'Beams' tab & buttons, no arcs, no patch. Next up are the 91-97 M-Series Denim Jackets M11026 WWII 13oz denim (M11317 506XX Cloth Patch +pocket flap +donut buttons) M11001 Type2 without patch/outer stitch M11027 with patch M11028 Type 3 All of the above lots started life circa early 90,s and gained a cloth patch before the end of production in 1997 M11317 213 blouse M11002 (M11327 Blanket Lined) 101-J M11141 11MJ M11142 11MJZ Scovill zipper I hope this helps with the search... If you need anymore info, let me know and i'll see what i can dig up.
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    Superdenim Specific Music Meta Thread...

    Yeah, fuck Ed Sheeran! The Specials should be a rite of passage for all kids, i like Friday Night Saturday Morning, it's urban poetry. When i was a sexy teenager i had a bit of bedroom dj set up, i used to go to Manchester on the train every Saturday to buy vinyl and often come home on Sunday.. i first met my Mrs on one such trip across the Pennines, i was a besotted 17 year old, she was a much cooler 18 year old on placement living in a hotel in Manchester, doing a retrateurs diploma... these 2 tracks remind of that loved up time. Fast-fwd to our wedding, we'd been to South America and the anti-malaria drugs meant that her birth control wasn't going to work but we'd had thoughts towards it being a perfect time to start a family, of course the inevitable happened. Not being the conventional types, we made a snap decision to get married when she was 6mths preggers, just the two of us, her twin Sis and my dearest friend as witnesses, they asked us to pick two tunes which i was stressing over with a massive 'short' list, they said we could go with the standard cassette (cassette? this was 2009) which we did, we walked in to this.. and left to this.. the registrar was as camp as Christmas, it couldn't have been anymore fitting
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    Superdenim Specific Music Meta Thread...

    Get your disco shoes on..it picks up at 4.20 so hang in there...what a tune!
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    Superdenim Specific Music Meta Thread...

    I love that Mental Cube @freshwater where in the UK do you hail from? old rave tunes sometimes give it away but not this time. @81611 did you get your Rega amp fixed? ..anyhow it's 9am so i'll gently shoehorn meself into the day with...
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    We went on a bike ride through the Loxley Valley, i was showing the boy one of my old rose tinted cycle trails where i used to ride as a kid. We set off along Myers Grove Lane past what was Pinegrove Country Club where i used to play tennis but they've demolished it and converted it into houses...carried on up to the old Robin Hood Pub, i was telling the boy that kids wer'nt allowed in the boozers but on long..long hot summer nights we could sit outside the Robin Hood which had a little tuckshop where kids could bang on a wooden hatch and be served with CurlyWurly's and such, when we got there it had been converted into fucking flats.. carried on our cycle ride through the valley en route to Dam Flask Resevouir and passed the old brickworks, in the face of strong local opposition they're trying to demolish it and build 300 houses, there wasn't much to see other than Geeman's snazzy jacket and a few high viz vests which we found in a locker room..vandals had tore the works to pieces but the boy had fun collecting up the dregs of discarded spray cans and painting his name (and most of his hands) here and there. I think i posted an explore a few years ago in the brickworks over on Denimbro before the vandals ripped it to pieces...btw ive just checked that old forum to find pg339 of the music thread, good grief there's more activity under tier3 of lockdown
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    Superdenim Specific Music Meta Thread...

    Now this is more like it! Mine too fresh, used to have it on vinyl and still play it all the time, in fact i posted the exact same link last year on pg339 of the Denimbro thread, great minds eh? Im a big fan of the K&F Edit of 'Thank You Mum' ...and to prove we're not music (only denim) snobs here's a bit of Whitney
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    The Sneakers we wear with our jeans

    ^My mrs and kid got these last year from Father Christmas .
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    Superdenim Specific Music Meta Thread...

    Wake up sleepy thread! Ive always been a massive fan of the mix-tape, still am, i don't buy albums anymore just compose masses of digital mix-tapes/playlists but i'm not getting much inspiration in this desert whatever the thread fundamentals are..lets just post some tunes which are floating around our heads, c'mon don't be shy, we're not music snobs. I downloaded that^ United Future tune at the weekend which Maynard posted above, its a beauty!
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    I remember there was a pirate copy of Robocop on VHS doing the rounds at school.. it actually belonged to a police officer at Hammerton Road police station (of Yorkshire Ripper & Hillsborough disaster fame) who was known to get you owt you wanted (this was when video piracy was in it's infancy of course) one of my friends dropped it off at the incident desk in the police station and asked he if he had any other good films, he came away with a late 70's porn film called Little me and Marla Strangelove... Oh those carefree adolescent days..
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    While mooching around a derelict brick works/crack den with my kid at the weekend, amongst the condom wrapers and Wotsit packets we found this absolute gem of 90's market stall chav-wear. It's reversible with a fleece on the inside (don't worry i was wearing gloves) i couldn't find a label with country of manufacture but i did find a name tag saying ' Property of Geeman' if found please return to Birmingham (posh bit) We also found a suitcase full of VHS tapes, my kid was absolutely flabbergasted when i pulled out some of the tape and said 'this is how we used to watch films when i was your age' ...yet he accepts without question that i can download films from the internet and transfer them to flash drive.
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    Real McCoy's / Joe McCoy's Jeans

    I don't mind s'long as it's expected when you splurge nearly £200 on a 'superb' quality sweatshirt I also like vintage sweatshirts, and the way the material of my navy/purple JMC is ageing it's got so much potential, alas it will never live to see 'vintage' status. Cushman also make very nice sweatshirts, as do Whitesville..
  13. I actually prefer the look of those Novesta over the Asahi, i like the high 70's style heel support.
  14. My last UK chainstitch was a pair of Junky 46's hemmed at SoaS and they carried out my instructions to a T, perfect (100% cotton) thread colour match, the thread was a good guage, not too thin, not too thick, no exaggerating the tension, the fold depth was copied perfectly.. superb job!
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    Real McCoy's / Joe McCoy's Jeans

    Me neither! they wouldn't see the day out Today's work thermal + sweatshirt cuffage...
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    Real McCoy's / Joe McCoy's Jeans

    fwiw Andrew this 'quality drop' isn't recent.. folks have always claimed RMC to be of the utmost quality, probably just reiterating what McCoys and their associated retailers have told them in their quest to justify their price tag and sell more product but from my experience it's just not true, when you get your hands on the sweatshirts they do feel very plush and you'll think 'what the flip was 00 talking about' but wear them with any kind of frequency and chances are the stitching will start to break down.. a lot of you won't notice because you own way too much clothing and work office/non strenuous jobs. Ive got £6 sweatshirts which have outlived my McCoys but they're uncomfortable, poorly/unethically made, ill fitting and the material is uninspiring, i would say if you're looking for a perfect fitting luxury sweatshirt to wear occasionally then RMC is what you seek just don't expect it to last a lifetime. Others have different experiences of course. My JMC B-Park sweats are all peppered with holes where the overlock has disintegrated in high abrasion areas, under the sleeves, around the hem ect, you can poke your finger through them..
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    What are your jeans doing today?

    Near where we used to live were two cafe's, one was a wooden hut on the allotments where you could go buy their excess produce.. you could get a decent cup of tea or coffee for 70p, chipped cups, wash your own pots type of establishment, the other is a stately home, afternoon tea type of affair for moneyed pensioners in pastel trousers. The boy liked to swing by here for a small tub of their exorbitantly priced ice-cream, it was served on a china plate with a really nice spoon, he prefered the plastic spoon you got free under the lid so when he wasn't looking my mrs would sneak the posh spoons into her bag. When she called at the allotments for a cup of tea she woulkd sneak them out of her bag 'incognito like' and into their cutlery tray, and vise-versa she did the old 'spoon-switcheroo' for the tea-stained 'allotment' spoons when she went for ice-cream (hopefully neither establishment realised what was occuring) She liked to think she was making the world a nicer place, one spoon at a time... guerilla-equality
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    What are your jeans doing today?

    They are indeed.. ..they're 20+ yrs old and made in the UK, our old neighbours used to go away for months at a time so my mrs would look after their cats, water the plants and such... one year they bought her those wellies to say thanks, which was really kind of them.
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    What are your jeans doing today?

    That's the old coal-chute where 'coyal-man' would come shovel your coal down fo' winter...
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    What are your jeans doing today?

    Not even a bottle of Lambrini ...just a couple of bikes, a mouldy old pair of wellies belonging to my mrs and our cat
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    What are your jeans doing today?

    I went picking Sloe's (the fruit of the Blackthorn) to make Sloe Gin.. featuring sleeve of Mister Freedom ...found in most British hedgerows... they're best left on the bush for as long as poss to ripen, if you find a good spot keep it on the d-low so folks don't swipe them fo' they're ripe. I collected 2kg, Traded half of them with the neighbours for apples Middle class wankers claim that you need to prick each Sloe individually with a silver needle but this is all bollocks, just chuck them in the flippin freezer and when they defrost the skins will split releasing all the sloey goodness... Chuck 500g of Sloe's in a jar Pour in a litre of Gin, it doesn't need to be good gin shitty old Gordans will do.. Pour in 200g of sugar Store somewhere cool and dark (cellar) ...give it a gentle shake twice a day for the first week or until all the sugar has dissolved then just turn it once/week for the next 3 months for a nice winter warmer on those cold February evenings
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