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Broark

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  1. @mlwdp been in the market for some thermals, might give these a shot. What do you think of it so far?
  2. @mstax I'm a big fan of 30's models, I've never had any issues with the cinch feeling like it's in the way. I don't tend to wear a belt with this pair, but I don't think ti would be much of a problem if you wanted to use one.
  3. @MJF9 I'd say that the WW2 denim faded a little more quickly by comparison, but looking back I did take a slightly different approach with washing both pairs. With the WW2 I was washing at least once a month, while with the 37s I waited a bit longer initially (washed every few months) and now I'm washing about once a month. I can't speak to the standard denim actually, as I haven't put time into a pair yet. Might give the 661XX some more time though to see how they break in. I'll try and take some comparison photos of the WW2 and 37s this weekend.
  4. No worries Maynard, I know it's not the easiest time of year! Hell, the trains aren't even running on the day that we arrive.
  5. 601XX-C after another wash, a year of wear into them now. Not sure how they manage to do it, but I still don't have any loose threads. Cool seeing the variation between the right and left side outseam stitches, the right side (left in these photos) being chainstitched and a bit thicker than the other.
  6. No worries Doc, totally understand. I'm sure this won't be our last trip! We'll actually be taking a day tour of the Cotswolds on the 28th, something the Mrs. has always wanted to do. I think someone just wanted a free New Year's trip to Paris.
  7. I often wonder what happened to a lot of old time posters, probably just lost interest in posting. Officially looking for recommendations for London and Paris, staying in Shoreditch December 26th - 30th, Paris from the 30th - 4th before coming back for our flight on the 5th. Museums, sights, shops, coffee, restaurants, pubs, etc. Not looking for anything super fancy, I prefer to try and experience places like the locals when I can. I know it's a busy time of year but if anyone wants to grab a pint or a coffee let me know!
  8. I've always considered the Lot 444, I remember I balked at the shipping price when I had contacted Attractions about ordering before. The Lot 444 are horsehide and the Lot 269 are steer hide.
  9. @mstax yeah this isn’t my usual cup of tea, but seeing some photos of the original that inspired it put me over the edge. And I wanted to try an afterhood, might as well be Freewheelers!
  10. Double-face afterhood, quite a beefy hoodie. This is even heavier than the heavyweight material since it is double-faced throughout. Seiichiro weighed two of them in the same size (this one vs. heavy weight) and this one came up about half a pound heavier... Will probably take a week to hang dry after washing.
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    Denime

    @willi It seems like in recent years Warehouse has stopped posting the catalogues online, no idea what the impetus for that is / was but here we are. Every now and then you'll see a retailer post preorders with images from the catalog (i.e. Take-Off Clothing), but I've haven't seen a full digital catalog available like we used to see in quite some time.
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    Denime

    Small snippet from the Warehouse blog, looks like the WWII jeans will be ¥29,000. Not much to see but it at least confirms the model and an accompanying jacket.
  13. Pocket sweat arrived. This is my first mid-weight sweat from FW, I like the two-tone slight variation around the edges.
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    Belts

    Really unique, lovely design there!
  15. The over-the-top-slub thing is way played out and almost always looks "better" new than faded, but PBJ's mainline fabric is fine. Also the Oldblue pairs (outside of the hideous rug-like denim) seem to have way too many "look at me" details. Way too busy for me.
  16. I agree on format: old school forums will always be king. They focus on creating a repository of relevant information in a dedicated space. Modern media platforms aren't tailored to that whatsoever. They're about consumption: what can I push to the user right now to drive engagement? How can we get them to spend more time on the platform? Let's just shuffle the same content deck of cards around endlessly, that'll keep 'em hooked. Then add in the fact that their search features are generally trash, making it pointless to even try to find anything that's already been said which ends up creating an endless circle of repetitious questions. I think the thing that's nice about this hobby is that it doesn't have to be all the time consuming, you can passively enjoy it while doing other stuff too. And really that's what makes this place great, people from all different backgrounds and locales, sharing different hobbies they enjoy through a common shared lens of denim, etc.
  17. Good one, that is definitely not happening.
  18. It's definitely not a necessity, I have more than enough jackets and plenty that are too warm for Texas. But at the same time...
  19. You're not wrong, I did sell my other deck jacket because it wasn't seeing that much wear. But my other ulterior motive was selling it and replacing it with one from FW. December - February gets downright chilly, and don't forget the state-infrastructure-fracturing "winter storm" we get annually. Plus I don't think we'll be here forever.
  20. Quick community poll, which do y'all like better: "khaki beige" or "dark red beige"? I think I'm leaning dark red right now. Khaki beige: Dark red beige:
  21. The small-ish leg opening on the 40s and the wide selvedge ID are my only complaints, but it hasn't really stopped me from wearing them. The stitching is really well done and the denim softens up nicely. I'll wear the Rockets for a day or two and try to get some fit pics.
  22. Looking good b_F, what do you think? Were you able to the the buttonhole stitching to loosen up at all? Post wash for the Rockets, just put them through a gentle, warm wash and hang dry. Feels like these shrank up quite a bit, denim feels pretty tightly woven. Waist: 35 in. Front rise: 12.25 in. Back rise: 16.25 in. Thigh: 13.5 in. Knee: 10.25 in. Hem: 9 in. Inseam: 32 in.
  23. Rockets 0001XX w36 pre-wash measurements. Will report back with post wash info once they are dry. Pre wash. Waist: 37.5 in. Front rise: 13.5 in. Back rise: 17 in. Thigh: 14 in. Knee: 11 in. Hem: 9.25 in. Inseam: 34 in.
  24. @Thanks_M8 Thank you! And good eye, they are made by Meindl, however they also offer a MiUSA model that's only available for purchase by visiting their store in person in New Hampshire.
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