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    The ugliest Jeans in the world thread.

    Statistically speaking, if you want to shed a few lbs, superdenim is a veritable fat camp.. Volvo & Inoue are working on a line of vintage inspired faux-denim compression-wear and b_F has a greatly anticipated body-pump dvd due for release in the spring he's like a denim-clad Davina McCall, just much less of an awful diva...
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    Unknown Non-Japanese Brands

    Yeah, i feel 'influenced' shame on you Lance
  3. Mister Freedom made a 'Chiller Vest' a few years ago, if you can find one on Yahoo, no western yoke (which can only be a good thing) and some interesting materials.. The 14oz selvedge Okinawa being the pick of the litter.
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    WAYWT 2020 (Denim Edition)

    Looking sharp Eddie! ..are you in the hospitality business now?
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    Conners Sewing Factory

    "Wowza...!" That's not nearly enough expletives to describe that monstrosity, come on you can do better than that...
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    It's true, every friend of mine who has moved to London over the last 25yrs have all waved goodbye to their fat salaries and left. My next door but one neighbour is from Hackney (and still retained a thick accent ) he moved here for the bouldering/climbing scene in the late 80's started a family and never went back and my next door but two neighbours moved to London for the £££ but moved back here to start a family.... I'm not sure 'Lucy Campbell' knows what 'gentrification' means tho.. the West of the city has been middle-class since the 1850's, its the soul-less Kelham Island which has been gentrified Im half way through a local history book on the subject. "The Growth of Ranmoor, Hangingwater and Nether Green" by Peter Warr, it's a good read.
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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. 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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    Show Us Around Your Neighbourhood

    What a lovely place to live! it's as flat as a pancake. It looks like folks houses are really well maintained... over here, where you used to be able to employ a 'tradesperson' to restore your ornamental woodwork, you now have to employ an 'artisan' at 3x the cost so in contrast, even the swanky houses are getting a bit crumbly. I think the little blue/green wooded joint is my favourite.
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    Warehouse

    Just wait till you're a washed out dad then you'll be allover them
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    Conners Sewing Factory

    Don't do it you crazy fuck! they're the best looking pair of (arc-less) jeans in the denimsphere.. ..at least up the price, they must have cost you close to double that with fees.
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    Real McCoy's / Joe McCoy's Jeans

    Thanks wmb, you probably got the shrinkage because of the dryer, we don't have one, we're a nation of washing line owners.
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    Real McCoy's / Joe McCoy's Jeans

    Can you offer us any assurances Ed or are we just taking your word for it?.. Appologies for the scepticism but i remember weighing up my N1 purchase in this very thread...folks convinced me that RMC was much better quality than BR therefor worth the extra £££ and S&S claimed last year that we need not worry about the cotton thread holding the jeans together "they won't explode after 3 months" but that was clearly not the case and we def do need to worry if we're to splurge big bucks on jeans that start falling to pieces months later.
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    ...quick before Levi's eco start legal proceedings?
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    What are your jeans doing today?

    If i ring Theakston's do you think they'll send me a free crate for product placement?
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    What are your jeans doing today?

    Grifters were wank! ... i always remember gangs of us going on bike rides in the early 80's.., we would get to a stile (cos it were all fields back then) and those with BMX's could lift them over the gate but those with Grifters wern't so lucky, 2 kids would lift up the Grifter and pass it to 2 other kids perched on top of the gate who would pass it down t'other side. BMX skills 4life featuring CSF & J.Lofgren I was teaching mini-soul how to bunny-hop on his 16" Sunday BMX, ideally suited for 5yr olds
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    The ugliest Jeans in the world thread.

    He's old enough to know better! you could excuse him somewhat if he was a 'fashion faux pas' prone young dude. How's it going Gnomes? long time no see..
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    What are your jeans doing today?

    ..or the Budgie, i had a baby-blue one (my first bike) the crank was so low you couldn't turn a right hand bend with right foot down or the pedal hit the floor, que spectacular crash! I never made it to Spike Island but i was never really into Stone Roses, Mondays, Inspiral Carpets (moo) and such, my local record stores were FON/ Warp and i used to get the cheap train over to Manchester on a Saturday afternoon (£6.40 return) to buy vinyl from Eastern Bloc (to all of those who've emailed me over the years, you will notice my email address homage) My teenage years were bleepier there's an article here on RA which discusses the vibe in the city at the time.. https://www.residentadvisor.net/features/2349 ...also my sis 'in law was 'dating' (another awful Americanism) Winnie so via my then girlfriend (now wife) had tapes into next week
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    Real McCoy's / Joe McCoy's Jeans

    I washed mine at 40°C but given the choice i would like it to shrink a little but im reluctant to up the temp and cause unnecessary fading. They do fit like a sack of potatoes, but saying that... they are meant to.
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    Real McCoy's / Joe McCoy's Jeans

    Ive got one Gav, the olive version is the 'RMC Military' sweat, it's bombproof, only probs.. i don't think you would find one to fit, all of my JMC B-parks are a med, my RMC Mill is a size lg and it's smaller than the mediums.
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    Real McCoy's / Joe McCoy's Jeans

    Not in the slightest, ive washed mine twice with zero shrinkage (they wash really well) the NikWax dunt really do owt either but i bought 3 sachets so saved them for the M-65 in the hope that it would eventually stop sucking up rain water like a sponge.
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    Real McCoy's / Joe McCoy's Jeans

    Mine is holding up well after 10yrs, i'm going to give it another NikWax tech wash when the weather buck's it's ideas up and i'll post some photo's..
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    Real McCoy's / Joe McCoy's Jeans

    I wish i would have kept hold of my Whitesville's nysurf Thanks Scoobs, all my JMC b-parks disintegrated it was only the RMC-Mill which deserved a place in sweatshirt utopia, a shame really because the navy (purple) material ages so damn beautifully, as pointed out above they do seem hit/miss, whereas RMC jeans do seem to be bottom of the food chain fo'sure, The morale to this tragic tale is 'don't believe anything you read on the internet'....apart from this
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    Real McCoy's / Joe McCoy's Jeans

    You've got to hand it to him haven't you...
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    Real McCoy's / Joe McCoy's Jeans

    I often look at *vintage sweatshirts and despair when i think about what would have been considered an everyday sweatshirt which has been extensively worn and getting on for 70yrs old but still doesn't have a broken stitch or a hole in sight, yet with McCoys which were/are considered uber-quality.. you're lucky to make it through 2yrs defect free. For the last couple of years ive had some Mantis cotton sweatshirts in my (actual) workwear rotation, from 'Mantisworld' no less they retail for around £4.50ea but given to me foc by a screenprinter friend of mine, they've outlasted all of my McCoy's sweatshirts....and still going strong *example 50's era.
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    ..to continue the scepticism, it was pondered on here some years ago that the qualities of Zim cotton was more down to marketing hype, longer yes, but fractional enough to be considered irrelevant (if i'm remember it rightly) seek it out.