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chicote last won the day on August 15 2017

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    Shoes that look better with age...

    Hi yall! I am looking for a pair of black derbies to replace my rotting old docs. In doing some searches on rakuten I came across the brand Wheel Robe, which i'd never heard of before. i don't love their branding but their shoes seem nice; they use cat's paw soles and chromexcel from horween, and the price point ($400) seems pretty fair compared to similar brands. Does anyone have any firsthand experience with them, or can offer some alternate brands to consider? Thanks! https://global.rakuten.com/en/store/rococostore/item/010941-0-02/?l-id=rgm_shopsearch_en_rvp_widget https://www.wheelrobe.com/
  2. hi yall! i tore the knee of my cane's roller skating yesterday and was reminded of this forum, so here's an update! i think i've had these for a little over four years, though they've been worn much less (probably 1.5) as they're best in spring and fall. they are the 40601 model with 50/50 sugar cane denim. thanks!
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    Vintage Denim?

    Hi y’all! sorry for my long absence - have been busy for the past couple months post-graduation, moving, etc. now really focussed on work in anticipation of my first student loan payment... what a time to be alive! anyway I wanted to share some photos of a vintage type iii I came across a few days ago. really beautiful garment that I am having a bit of a hard time precisely dating, and am (sadly) intending to put up for sale soon. if anyone has more precise insight on the specifics of the jacket I’d love to hear, but otherwise enjoy the photos! thanks!! here is the jacket, size 50, small “e”, short(er than I remember many 70505-0217s being? maybe just have the proportions wrong in my head), dark and still somewhat-crispy denim. the patch is interesting to me—small like the later 70s jackets I’ve seen but with a different care label than the shorter fabric ones I usually recall. here you can see the tab and pocket stitching, and some nice blues coming through above the seam... and here the stitching on the waistband, double-row like some early 70s samples but done in dark blue instead of orange. The buttons read 52, though the “2” is invariably poorly stamped and quite hard to read. Here are a couple examples: also notable is some loose stitching throughout and a shot of the back for good measure. marbling is incredible!!! having trouble uploading texture shots from my phone, but i’ll try once I can get internet in town. anyway, thanks for looking, hope to be around a bit more often soon!