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Everything posted by Broark

  1. @mstax I haven't noticed very much shrinkage with subsequent washes and trips through the drier, but they do tighten up a little and then stretch out again with wear. I find that they work best with a belt, or else the waist / seat starts to sag a bit.
  2. Both brands are manufactured by Moonstar, I've owned both and found the quality to be comparable. The Doek feel a bit more substantial due to the cork insole, but I found the Oxfords to be too narrow for my feet so I ended up getting rid of them.
  3. I've been giving my FW 601XX-C's a break, so I've been wearing the LB 40s jeans recently. Really enjoying them, the shade of indigo on this denim is interesting and I enjoy the muted color of the stitching used throughout. I'll probably wear for another month or so and give them a wash and see where they're at.
  4. CSF and Rite Stuff shirt in sage sold. Other items listed on Grailed with measurements. Keep in mind pricing there is inflated given the transactional fees, bumping, etc. DM me if anything catches your eye. https://www.grailed.com/broark
  5. I like the sweet spot of somewhere in between. Part of the reason why I sold the Warehouse DSB that I had was because I felt like they were fading too quickly. When denim is too stubborn stitching typically fails before they get interesting and repairs can get pricey these days. FW hits a good middle ground for me and it doesn't hurt that their stitching seems to hold up better than most. They can take some time to get going though. Warehouse is typically not too fast, with the exception of the original run of DSB denim.
  6. BiG style these measure 36.25 in. (so, just over 18in. flat aligned). Let me know if you're interested in full measurements.
  7. Sorry Ooms, no Champloo in the collection unfortunately. Parting with some At Last jeans though.
  8. Just a word of warning if anyone else was in the market for some deck sneakers. I ended up picking these up from Leffot on sale (~$70 USD shipped) and I have to say these are some of the cheapest feeling sneakers I've tried. They seriously feel like something you'd pick up from Walmart as a knockoff / lookalike of Vans. Glad I didn't spring for them full price, but even at the price I did pay I feel a bit conned.
  9. Not sure I read that post as “this fabric is defective and we’re disappointed in it, let’s market it as war era since it fits”, rather, there’s enough of a variation in the run that they felt the need to call it out. To my untrained eye I can’t really make out a difference between the two. Definitely some marketing involved here (hell, what isn’t marketed in this hobby anymore?), but I don’t think they would knowingly peddle a lesser quality product.
  10. Bridge Of The Times is a one man brand run and operated by Masatoshi Takenaga. BoT was founded in 2020 and is located in the Hino district of the Tottori prefecture. BoT focuses on reproducing '47 jeans, specifically the 824XX T-47 model with a slew of vintage sewing machines ranging from the 1920's to 1960's. Additionally BoT has started branching out to offer a 506XX reproduction (the 806XX) as well as other limited cinchback model jeans. These can be seen on his Instagram feed. Currently these jeans are only available for purchase via two methods: actually visiting his shop in person to try them on for size, and domestically in Japan via Instagram during specified time slots. BoT is not currently offering international orders, but I am hoping to find a way to get a pair myself as his work seems quite good! There's not a lot of information out there about the brand since it is pretty new, so I thought I would start a thread to wrangle in the discussion in a dedicated place. Instagram link: https://www.instagram.com/masatoshi_takenaga/ Website link: https://bot.storeinfo.jp (photos credited to the BoT website linked above)
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