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  1. 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!
  2. Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

    if you're downtown, go to Ancient Grounds across from the seattle art museum on 1st and university (which has a really cool feature exhibit on right now too). it's a cafe but also features several decades of the owner's collection of 17th-20th century japanese garments, fabrics, sculptures, etc. including many vintage boro textiles and other indigo-dyed fabrics. and then from there go up past pike's place and into post alley—there's a great bar there called the white horse; the owner Joe has lived downtown for ages and knows a lot of good spots in the city to point you towards as well. and then across from there down the stairs is an amazing szechuan place — I don't remember the name — but it's probably the best food I've had in seattle. if you're east towards capitol hill go to volunteer park, the conservatory there is really nice in the summer. for beer, holy mountain (a couple mile walk or 10 min bus ride north from downtown) is a great brewery with good food. there's also a place in fremont called outlander built in an old house—they make all their own beer in the basement and it's often pretty weird and really good. definitely recommend going there if you can! oh also if you end up in pioneer square (just south of downtown / near the international district which is full of great small south/east asian restaurants) stop at damn the weather - prob my favourite bar in the city, amazing cocktails and food. aaron and nyah are two of the bartenders there and are great guys, say hey for me if they're in when you stop by!
  3. 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!
  4. 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!!
  5. 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)!
  6. 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!
  7. 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!
  8. 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
  9. Pure Blue Japan

    Weird, last i heard a bunch of US retailers were jumping ship on PBJ in response to their price increase ...
  10. 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!
  11. Sugar Cane Denim

    hahah, it is on instagram somewhere
  12. 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:
  13. 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.
  14. 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!
  15. 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