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About mpukas

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  • Birthday 05/28/1969

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    rough trade
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  • biography:
    denim head
  • location:
    Gypsum, CO
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    Keira Knightley
  • talents:
    making things taste good
  • denim
    size 33
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    us 9 uk 8.5 eu 43 jp 27

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  1. Levi's Vintage Clothing

    That's f'd up. What's Roy gonna do?
  2. Levi's Vintage Clothing

    Great little vid. NOTE: around 3:00 she refers to the tiny little pocket a watch pocket, because it was used to hold a watch. Not a coin pocket then. It was only later that people started putting coins and other small thing it there. For some reason, I find it odd when I hear it called a coin pocket, because personally I find it a nearly useless pocket and can't imagine putting coins in it.
  3. Shoes that look better with age...

    I think Klondike is RW's best leather. Have you seen a pair IRL?
  4. Samurai Jeans

  5. Samurai Jeans

    The jeans are fresh from a wash in these outside pics. The "dirt" visible in the close-up is from dust on the deck.
  6. Samurai Jeans

    Here are pics of my S510OG 16oz AK 16th Anniversary; natural indigo warp and persimmon weft. These have been my go-to jeans during and after the DWC (in which I wore tapered IH634XHS, but were a size too small so I bailed early). They have about 9 +/- months total wear and a least as many, if not more, washes. These are size 33, and fit very well, but I'd prefer a 34 to be a little more comfy in the waist. The fit pics are right after a wash, and they'll stretch a little the waist and hips. They've lost a lot of the really dark color since new. The outside pics are little washed out from the morning sun, and are a little lighter than IRL. Overall, these are probably my favorite pair that I own right now - simply gorgeous jeans, very well made, great pockets. My onl;y complaint is Samurai uses cotton thread, and there are many places where the threads are breaking. The denim is amazing with lots of subtle texture and color. First pic is brand new, unwashed, unhemmed for reference
  7. W. H. Ranch Dungarees

    I wore the 1960 Steer Rider's, size 33, for a couple days last weekend. I gave them a hot wash and hang dry, and there was no appreciable shrinkage in this Nihon Menpu denim. The denim is extremely soft and light. For a 13oz denim, it feels much lighter, especially when compared to Levi's 1976 13oz denim. The cut is loose and comfy, and I probably could wear a 33 for a slimmer fit without being tight. A HUGE disappointment for me is the belt loops and front pockets. The belt loops are not very tall, and are spaced closed together at the front, and I can barely get my 1.75" belt through the loops, and can't really get the tail end of the belt tucked behind the first loop, and causes the belt and buckle to bunch up at the front. The front pockets are also cut very high and tight, and I can barely get my hand into them with a belt on. AND, the front pocket bags are very very shallow, like designer girl jeans shallow. Nearly useless front pockets overall. The back pockets being spaced wide apart is also odd to get used to, but it's kinda nice not having a wallet right under my ass bones when sitting. It's little details like this that make or break a pair of jeans for me, regardless of how good the denim is, how well constructed, the small construction details, etc., are.
  8. Chinos - I think I need a pair of chinos. I don't have any. The only pants I have and wear are jeans. The GF and I are going to France in mid-late November ( YAY!!! I've never been to France and I'm very excited, Paris and coastal wine regions) and I'm thinking I might need chinos for some occasions where jeans may not be appropriate. I'd like to have a nice pair of chinos anyway. I'll hardly ever wear them, so I don't want to spend too much., as I would on jeans.
  9. hhmmmm... must be a global internet location thingy. It seems there's very little, if any, availability of this model net-wide; Anyway, here are pics of the front, no others on their website; edit: it retails for $280USD
  10. @volvo240thebest - have you looked at the Woolrich Wool Hunting Coat? Not made in USA, good price point, and knowing Woolrich from years past it'll be very warm and durable but very rough and itchy wool. I'm considering this, either olive or red plaid, despite the game pocket... I think you'd look sharp in Italy with this coat. mpp
  11. I'd send them back to Tellason directly if your store wont' do anything for you
  12. @volvo240thebest - I too have been looking for a decent winter coat int he same price range for years. Since I haven't been able to find anything I really like enough to purchase, I've making due with my IH denim jacket w/ a cheap, thin puffy underneath, or a Carhartt hooded fleece lined coat. I concur with the other guys that the Filson Mackinaw Cruiser is a really good option, and I've often considered it. My issue is with Filson's fits - I find them to be odd. Really boxy with high, tight slender arms. Quality is very good. If you can make the fit work for you. Personally, I don't like waxed jackets like Barbour (I have on a love it, will always keep it), except if you're in constant rainy conditions. Waxed cotton doesn't breath well, and soon it's like wearing a portable sauna. I'ts old tech, but still has a place in some situations. I'm still looking around and I'll post whatever I find...
  13. W. H. Ranch Dungarees

    @ecsong187 - do you have any fit pics of those jeans? They look great!
  14. Levi's Vintage Clothing

    I find this an issue on some pairs as well, and I find it to be a condition of how the front pocket openings are cut. Since the belt loops are attached at the edges of the front pockets, there has to be a balance between belt loop spacing and pocket opening width. Wide pockets are practical, but make the belt loop spacing too tight, and wide belt loop spacing makes the pockets too small. Worst case is having tight pockets AND tight belt loop spacing AND belt loops that are not tall enough (ala my IH-634XHS size 33...)
  15. Shoes that look better with age...

    Does anyone have any experience with Zerrow's? Are there any online retailers?