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  1. Thank you all so much! I got a couple of belafonte pieces, some older stevenson shirts and got a good deal on some freewheelers trousers off yahoo auctions. definitely interested in django atour but they were sadly out of stock in my size in most of the pieces that i liked the look of. really appreciate the recommendations!
  2. Just got a job bartending at a somewhat fancy place, and am looking for some recommendations of places to get clothing for the environment. As reference, they looked at my grandfather’s ‘60s silk tie I was wearing during the interview and critiqued it because it has a couple worn spots along the folded edges, so I have a feeling a lot of true vintage garments are going to be off the table. I like Freewheelers-style trousers, higher rise and looser leg, ideally cotton or linen, no synthetic materials, in somewhat neutral colours. Also looking for dress shirts - the known brands here produce a lot of “work” shirts; unfortunately I feel they’re a bit casual. Some Bubo shirts, Stevenson shirts, etc look like they work but I have had a really hard time tracking things down that are in my size. If anyone can recommend a few brands or stores to look at I’d be really grateful. Thank you!
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    @Broark I lived in Albuquerque for a couple years and know Santa Fe & the surrounding area decently well… pm me if u want any more detailed recs. But for starters I have to recommend Jambo Cafe in southern Santa Fe, amazing pan-African foods, and always a really beautiful family communal vibe inside. Bring ur 1890s repros if you want to do some miner cosplay and I can send you pins of some ghost towns & mineshafts in the area! And def make it out of town to cerrillos and abiquiu. plus I heard there’s a standard and strange in Santa Fe, I never went there but maybe worth checking out. Have fun! edit: omg, go to tinkertown museum. it’s this crazy place all made by one dude over the course of his life, stucco & homemade cement layered with beer bottles & salvaged old-western detritus on the outside, and on the inside several dozen unbelievably elaborate miniature scenes from 19th-early 20th century us history, from mining towns to carnivals, plus all kinds of other wild folk art stuff. these are some really bad pictures from it… really u should just go and see for urself, pics do not do any justice…
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    SugarCane 1990's M-Series Archive

    @Double 0 Soul I paid $200 incl shipping from malaysia, which looking around seems about average for m series jackets in this condition. it certainly smells like it’s been in storage in a tropical country for 20+ years lol!
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    WAYWT 2023 [Denim Edition]

    Sugar cane m11026 - homemade tee - 80s carhartts - flat head engineers
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    SugarCane 1990's M-Series Archive

    M11026 came in. I love it! One broken box stitch… I think I might break em all! absolutely beautiful donut buttons … with “S” backs… and this cool cloth patch. I really like the denim, I feel like “nep” is one of the last things I look for in a fabric, but this has quite a lot of it: some details of the cinch: and a quick fit pic. Sleeves are on the slightly shorter side but I don’t mind, this is going to be a spring/summer jacket anyway. thanks for looking!
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    SugarCane 1990's M-Series Archive

    My m41101s have “S” buttons, and if I remember right, my old slack denim 40601s had 00 buttons, though I know those were from many years past 2000… is that possible? I’ll try and find some pictures to make sure.
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    SugarCane 1990's M-Series Archive

    Thanks to both of you!! Looks like the m41328 are blue jeans under the black rayon coating? A little too weird to spring the cash for, but I’m glad to know about them. And appreciate the info about the 13oz denim, I’ll do some reading about the m41030 then and update if I come up w anything new. Thanks!
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    SugarCane 1990's M-Series Archive

    Just purchased an M11026 jacket in very good used condition, it’s coming from Malaysia so will probably be a few weeks before it arrives. In the meantime, I’m wondering if any of the sugarcane experts here can say anything about the 13oz “extra heavy coarse weave” denim used in the jacket. I know 13oz isn’t quite “heavy weight” denim anymore but am hoping to use this as a work and motorcycling jacket come spring, and hopefully take the place of my thrashed Tenderloin carhartt repro. What relationship does the 13oz denim have to the 14oz “coarse weave” denim used in the M41001 (which I know has at least served @Double 0 Soulnicely in a work application)? I’ll be sure to publish my own findings when the jacket arrives; until then, thanks for any information! edit: also wondering if anyone knows about the m41328 jeans? they are a black denim and they look m nice, but the seller claims they are 70% cotton and 30% rayon and I’m not sure if that sounds good or not lol.
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    WAYWT 2023 [Denim Edition]

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    WAYWT 2023 [Denim Edition]

    That jacket’s so perfect for the snow @CSL!
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    I get the sense that @Talan is a deeply analytical and categorical thinker, based on his observation above as well as in other instances on the forum (I remember him making a recent observation —paraphrasing here— that you can, technically speaking, avoid consuming solid food as you can consume sufficient calories by drinking alcohol). I have a family member who thinks and speaks in a very similar way, and who can sometimes be ostracized in social situations by being perceived as needlessly antagonistic or frustratingly difficult to understand. However, I’d like to believe that many of the stances people who think this way take are well thought-out, even though they may not make immediate sense to people around them. If any of you are familiar with Data from Star Trek, that might be a good analogue: he is usually always thinking about things deeply ‘logically’ and categorically, and is often used as a gag to show how out-of-touch his thinking is with the rest of his crew members, but just as often his way of thinking is crucial to getting the others to see something they might not see otherwise. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how vast and expansive the human mind is, and how impossibly many different ways each of our minds can develop; how we learn to socialize, to address problems, to connect ideas and process traumas, these are affected not just by the culture we grow up in and the education we are afforded but also by subtle differences in the chemical compositions of our brains and our genetics, foods we have access to as infants, environmental hazards we’re exposed to and so many other factors that we are all still discovering as a species. And yet, in modern, Western capitalist society, there are certain few “modes” of thinking which are celebrated and valued above others. Deeply focused, traditionally educated master tradespeople, as we all know, are dying off and not being replaced; instead, our schools and universities prioritize creative, abstract thinkers who are “well-rounded” and able to “multitask” — at the same time that as a society, our attention span is plummeting and diagnoses of attention disorders are skyrocketing. And yet other types of “creative” thinkers - artists, poets, writers - are systematically losing significant portions of funding and support from educational institutions, from elementary education on up. In the last ten or so years, I’ve known a significant number of people, mainly adults, receive diagnoses of autism or one of the related diagnoses that are on “the spectrum”. Overwhelmingly, these people are quite successful: they are engineers, mathematicians, carpenters and machinists, or work in related fields. Generally speaking, for these people, their diagnosis does not seem to carry the stigma it did even a decade prior, when I was in elementary school and our class was segregated into the “gifted program”, those in need of “special attention”, and everybody else. The hierarchy of attention and value in these classes didn’t need to be spelled out to us, even as first-graders. I’m glad that things today aren’t what they were then, as our society is starting to recognize that people do not need to fit a singular model of “success” or “sociability” to be happy and make positive contributions to their communities. I’m glad particularly because I can remember how these students who were placed in the “special attention” tier were treated: with strict rules and surveillance by the schools, and cruelty or ignorance by us students. And yet, maybe all these students needed was an outlet for their explosive energy, or a long-term project or complicated problem to focus their analytical mind. Maybe many of us in the “regular” class could have benefited from such an opportunity also, but we “fit in” too well to warrant the attention. And maybe many of the “gifted” students might also be neurodivergent in their own ways; their differences just happened to have been noticed in a more encouraging and celebratory light. I think it’s also worth mentioning that some of the types of thinkers who are accepted, popular and successful in our society also expose the cruelty and exclusivity of our current system. (It’s shocking to read about the numbers of diagnosed “sociopaths” populating the executive levels of the global corporate elite.) All this is to say that, our brains all have their own wildly individual characteristics, and our ways of understanding each individual’s cognitive function all depend on the values of the society or community that we grow up in. (And certainly nobody needs to be “diagnosed” to be accepted and understood!) Perhaps we are all more or less a group of like-minded individuals here, but I’d wager that we are all inherently a lot more different than we are alike, and that our respective adaptations to our society’s pressures have gotten us all to the point where we can pretty well get along. Plenty of people have come to this community in the decade I’ve been part of it who just haven’t fit in, and there are a handful who are pretty memorable among them. My hope is that, one day, we can get to a point where none of us have to watch or restrict what we say or how we think to such an extent, and where none of us, broadly speaking, have to feel ashamed for the way we are.
  13. Wow, that’s a beautiful jacket. I’d love to see it with some more wear if you can fit it in, it deserves it!
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    I like the pre-cut and sewn clothing everyone’s so excited about here, you wouldn’t believe how much of a time saver that is!
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