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chicote last won the day on August 15 2017

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  1. Denime 66xx World Tour

    Hi again! Lots of exciting stuff in the past few days; tragically little that was photographed (although I shot an entire roll of film lol). on Wednesday I went back to Seattle for a night, saw a friend I had met a couple weeks before. We went to a bad karaoke bar and talked about ghosts (she had just finished reading “Pedro Páramo”, i had finished Ralph Ellison’s “Invisible Man” while waiting at the border) and puzzled over how to recommend things to people (why is it taboo to talk about a podcast but not a film?). The next morning I finished sewing a patch: that i gave to my friend Emily, who gave me this tattoo: less painful than i imagined but still a crazy feeling, especially between the thumb and index finger and on the knuckles. I left pretty much immediately afterwards to get back to Vancouver. though on the way I also pondered this screamin’ deal and had a nice time looking at this sunset anyway the purpose of the whole trip back up to van was to go to the launch party for my friend nina’s tattoo magazine scratch: it was a fun party full of antisocial artists lol. i also have the link to the online version of the magazine if anyone is interested! and this morning back in Squamish there was a lovely rainbow: and also loads of birds! a final quick fit pic since it’s been a minute that these jeans have been online. featuring a cool painting that my roommate brought me from Morocco!
  2. Denime 66xx World Tour

    Hi everyone!! a few days late reporting on these — in the middle of writing my thesis this month lol. But i will try my darndest to have some fun for the sake of our co-entertainment! before that, though, some dry pics: here’s what I wore this morning! The weather, as you might assume, is cold, wet, rainy, formerly snowy, cloudy, dark, and shit. but the school I go to recently purchased sun lamps so things are hunky dory as can be! these have been my two friends over the past couple days! currently writing the introduction to my thesis, which consists of redefining the word “queer” outside of the essentialist-antiessentialist debate — which is to say outside of most current conceptions of identity (politics). in short, i don’t believe that a group can be accurately labeled by an identity (ie. i wouldn’t expect a member of this forum to speak on behalf of, or represent, everyone on the forum—same goes for race, gender, etc) and yet simultaneously acknowledge the utility of grouping people (forum members) and addressing and describing them as a group. so it’s a bit of a difficult line to walk as far as finding the middle ground. But it’s coming! in other news, I helped convert my partner’s jeans from (broken) zipper to button fly: and gave my roommate a tattoo: and went to a cool talk on variant indigo synthesis!! I’ll link some papers if anyone is interested — not necessarily tied to indigo as a fabric but still very interesting. ok gotta go back to writing for the night but will update with cool things soon!!
  3. Tender Co. Denim

    They'll definitely fit you—i'm a size 9 and they are just on the large end of ideal (lol). The cotton socks—for that's all I can speak to—are quite thick but not absurdly so, i can skate in them in the spring or fall or walk around in sneakers no problem. though i suppose they would be better with boots. and they last forever i've had my pairs for two years and they still look new (structurally)!
  4. Tender Co. Denim

    Ah, I've been looking for one of those wallaby pocket shirts in my size for ages! nice find—i'd be interested to see photos of the fabric when it comes in!
  5. Sugar Cane Denim

    ^I had the same thought when I first started wearing mine ... they looked and felt very constricting. After a few days they stretched out and now (about 4 months of wear in) the thighs fit pretty much exactly how I hoped they would—slightly loose but very comfortable, in line with how they feel from the knees down. Might as well try and see if they work for you since you already got them hemmed. here's hoping!
  6. Denime 66xx World Tour

    haha damn it's been a long time since i've thought about these. i will totally take them if it's not unreasonable to ship them across half the world again
  7. Pure Blue Japan

    Weird, last i heard a bunch of US retailers were jumping ship on PBJ in response to their price increase ...
  8. I'm looking for a pair of slacks, wool or cotton, by a brand that uses natural dyes and is (preferably) small-scale / detail-oriented. Tender is the ideal brand for this in my mind but they don't have many non-denim options available this season. I would be grateful for any other recommendations!
  9. Sugar Cane Denim

    hahah, it is on instagram somewhere
  10. Sugar Cane Denim

    tough choice; the 2014 fabric is great from what i've seen, although whether it stands up well against warehouse is ... i guess a matter of preference since i bumped to a new page (and am also wearing sugar canes right now) here is a texture pic of my 40601s featuring some ink i spilled on them while giving a tattoo this evening:
  11. Sugar Cane Denim

    ^I spoke with some folks at Self Edge when I was initially thinking of a pair and they confirmed it is the same fit.
  12. Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

    ^really appreciate that chapter on utopian plagiarism—relates to some research i'm doing on house and techno re theories put forth by kodwo eshun and steve goodman: audio as a virus, electronic culture as a futuristic referent to the past (sankofa), etc. thanks for the reference!
  13. Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    @d-rew12 get them! i wasn't sure about them at first but once they break in and the sulfur smell wears off they are incredible. the fabric is rough and marbled on the outside and very smooth/regular feeling inside, and they fade very subtly, which assuaged my worry with getting a pair of black jeans (that they would fade quickly to grey). on the clothes front, i've been contemplating a pair of roys that have been sitting on grailed for a few weeks now. but my desire to get them feels largely provoked by cone nostalgia and not because i really need a new pair of jeans. going back to my parents' place for thanksgiving i saw i still have a pair of freewheelers, evisus and TCBs to get through, plus another pair of tenders; more than enough for the foreseeable future. i feel like (at least personally) a lot of the frenzy around new releases has died down here somewhat, for a number of reasons—folks seem to be fixating on fewer brands, committing to individual pairs for longer periods of time (especially with all the contests and world tours happening) and putting greater emphasis on non-denim clothing in their wardrobes. i think it's a good thing for this community, ultimately, even if it makes me worry a bit for the viability of Western denim retailers in the long run. that said, i'd love a nice pair of wattle or mud-dyed slacks or chinos some time soon... not sure how to begin looking though
  14. WAYWT (denim version) 2017

    funny, i didn't realize till i was developing these yesterday that my friend is in an entirely sufu-worthy getup (both gifts/"borrowed" from me over the years) so perhaps this is more to share their outfit than my own mountain-slob attire out of fear of losing status among you all i haven't posted a photo since shaving my head. luckily the hat gives little away; pretend i still have a mullet if it helps. left: stevenson (great jacket dont remember # tho) sda 001 some sort of birkenstock thing right: visvim tenderloin tcb (type ii, barely visible) sugar cane doek
  15. Denim Repair

    yea, i would turn em inside out for both. should be pretty straightforward if you can follow the existing stitching, particularly on the pocket. for the outseam i would fold the two selvedge edges together and then run a straight stitch down the leg where the seam tore. for the pocket i would straight stitch the inside seam first, from the bottom up, using the rivet as a placeholder (no need for pins i think). [as an aside, interesting that the rivet is so far below the pocket's top edge!]