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chicote last won the day on September 24 2020

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  1. chicote

    Roy. (expurgated edition)

    Congrats!!! I didn’t want to put it on blast at the time but I also ended up getting that natural indigo shirt that @eeejayaich linked to last week. After getting a month in the bb1002 world tour jeans (my grail pair now) a few years back I’ve been waiting for the stars to align on getting something from Roy. It fits like I got it tailored, I’ve really had very few shirts in my life that haven’t either been too wide in the shoulders or short in the sleeves. Here’s a crappy fit pic on this awful rainy day.
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    That’s so cool. It’s funny, that was more or less the era of peak surrealism in the art world. Who knows what the arc designers were inspired by back then, but sitting as we are in 2020, with an arc design that’s been pretty well stabilized for decades as comparison, I’d say if they were going for “surreal” they nailed it!
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    Wow those 1915 arcs are awesome
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    Vintage clothing and footwear

    I’ve been moonlighting as a vintage collector and reseller for about five years, and outside of Japanese repros I pretty much stick to 70s and 80s vintage for my own wardrobe. My partner of three years is a full time vintage reseller and pretty much all of these items have come from digging around in goodwill outlet “bins” and small town garage sales. A bunch of my salable things are in storage as I’m preparing to move, but here are a few mainly winter favourites from my own collection. Early 70s Lee Rider in an amazing shade of brown, next to a late 70s levis sherpa.. 70s Rocky Mountain Featherbed I found dead stock at an estate sale next to my dad’s hand me down LL Bean A2 he bought new in 1978. Couple of military garments - all except the jacket I’m preparing to sell at some point as I just don’t wear them. I’m not too well versed in military vintage but it crops up at the bins pretty often. As I understand these are both Australian military trousers; I love the adjustable buttons and straps at the cuffs, it probably had some practical use at the time but it just makes for a bunch of different fun silhouettes now. And some more... believe these are French or Swiss from 40s-50s. Here are some more fun items- the jacket on the left is pure silk and is one of the coolest garments I’ve ever found. I hand washed it daily for almost a month when I found it at the bins as it was all stiff and yellowed and stank from decades of cigarette smoke. There are a few times shopping in that environment when you just know something either really old or really disgusting is in one of the bins nearby, as the smell usually travels several feet on either side. My partner has found used syringes, diapers and bottles of unidentified liquid in the bottoms of bins before. Sometimes you get lucky and it’s actually a piece of clothing, lol! This Lee denim suit I believe is from 1972, so very on trend. I tried it on as a joke at a vintage shop probably 10 years ago and was shocked to see it fit me like it was custom tailored. I’m holding on to it for when my friends (or I) start getting married Couple of pairs of overalls which I’ve started wearing thanks to @bartlebyyphonics! 60s JC Penney Big Mac and 80s Dickies wabash: Some 60s wool flannels, I used to know what the one on the left was but the tag is long gone; the right one is by a brand called Woolverine, I love the tag: Finally, a few of my tees. The Daytona one I don’t really wear in public but also can’t bring myself to sell, it has a strange power... the ozzfest shirt is a classic of course, and my partner and I found matching jethro tull shirts online after going to see Ian Anderson play the start of his 50th anniversary tour in Barcelona right before quarantine. Sorry for hogging the thread, I’ve been wanting to contribute to some of these non denim topics you all have been starting!!
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    What are your jeans doing today?

    Glad you’re okay!
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    Roy. (expurgated edition)

    Thanks for finding that Maynard! They’re a bit slim for me but i hope they go to someone who will finally wear them
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    Roy. (expurgated edition)

    Wow, I’m tempted... As an aside, these are up on eBay as well, though for a bit less enticing of a price. Anyone know much about this model? Can’t say I remember it but figure it might be from a really early run. https://www.ebay.com/itm/164608474119
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    Pure Blue Japan

    I had a pair of xx-009s that was a great cut, nice and loose in the top block and only slightly tapered the rest of the way down. I’m not sure if it’s still in production, even five years ago it was kind of tough to find, but might be worth checking out. I also remember seeing some xx-007s back in the day that had pretty similar silhouettes to the 777s, maybe more so when sized down a bit!
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    Thank you, that’s really helpful, and I’m grateful for your input as it seems you know a good deal about ergonomics and shoe construction. Have you had the heels of any of your shoes reconstructed in the way you mentioned? What does it look and feel like in comparison?
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    I was doing some research on a pair of Lone Wolf boots I got off of yahoo auctions last week, and came across a curious review from a chinese blogger documenting a “fatal flaw” in the boots’ design. https://m.mobile01.com/topicdetail.php?f=598&t=5983132 Translated from the post: You can look at the side view of this pair of shoes can be found in the whole pair of shoes tilted forward shoes tilted forward is normal, but the problem is brother you did not cut the heel aligned with the ground ah! Wear it to know that this really does not support the point are not right arch completely unsupported heel can not be evenly aligned with the heel of the shoe weight are concentrated in a point as follows: Figure. At first I thought this design had a special meaning because the whole batch of boots are long like this, but after asking the professionals in the shoe industry, he thought it was simply badly done, so to speak, a design mistake. I’m curious to hear others’ thoughts on this. I’m not knowledgeable about boot construction and am not sure if this could be remedied by sanding down the heel to be parallel with the ground and looking to a rebuild down the line, or whether this is even as big of an issue as the post seems to suggest. I’d definitely never looked at the angle of the heel with any regard to support or comfort before so at least that’s been educational lol. Thanks in advance for the help!
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    Buzz Rickson

    Anyone have info on the Buzz sub brand United Carr? I saw an N1 made under this name for a pretty good price online; it looks not too different from the normal Buzz offering except with more technology (a synthetic looking outer shell and some kind of temperature reading device on the inner placket). Here’s the link: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F224107600365
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    I’ve been looking at those too @Hendsch, glad to hear you like them! Did you get a 29? I’ve been debating going up to a 30 or 31 but would love to hear how your pair fits you first, as I think we’re around the same waist size.
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    SugarCane 1990's M-Series Archive

    Oh damn I want those so badly!! edit: i got em, thanks for the heads up @julian-wolf
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    Sugar Cane Denim

    Wow good timing! I’m packing to move right now and just found my 40601s at the bottom of my sewing cabinet, needing repairs I never got around to. I’ll snap some photos really quick so you can see how the denim wears in; it’s soft, with a textured, slightly nubby hand and gentle blue colour, and drapes pretty nicely if you ask me! I believe i got a size 30 which is the higher end of the sizes i'm between, and it fits very nicely. the waist stretches a bit from the wash but they don't fall down on me; it's definitely a casual, kind of slouchy fit. also the fit in the top block is excellent, honestly the ideal amount of space & movement for me without looking too baggy. the crotch has no wear at all and the fabric moves very easily in all sorts of activities, something i really miss when i have on other pairs. edit: here are some photos and a fit pic! no idea how much wear these have but i've owned them for around 6 years.
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