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About mpukas

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  • Birthday 05/28/1969

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  • Gender
    male
  • style
    rough trade
  • attitude
    cantankerous
  • biography:
    denim, boot & workwear obsessed
  • location:
    The ass-end of the Eagle River Valley, CO
  • wish i was in
    Keira Knightley
  • talents:
    making things taste good
  • denim
    size 34
  • t-shirt
    large
  • shoes
    us 9 uk 8.5 eu 43 jp 27

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  1. DWC2 - Photo Updates Thread

    Jorge Pantalones paid me a visit in Gyptuckey. I'm in IH-888-NT, JP's in his own custom pair he made specifically for the DWC2. He's got a lot of really great ideas, his pair fits him great, and the denim is really cool - very unique.
  2. DWC2 - Photo Updates Thread

    8 month update, from July 01. About 11 or so washes so far. Since it's been low- to mid- 90°F for the past couple of weeks, the IH-888-NT's haven't been getting as much regular wear.
  3. Waywt 2018 (denim version)

    In Colorado we're experiencing very high temps, low humidity, high winds, and almost no rain, all on top of a record low snow year = high fire danger. Yesterday it hit 97°F where I live, but then late afternoon clouds formed and rained for a bit, cooling it off. There are/have been several wild land fires less than an hour away, and other bigger ones throughout the state. River levels are reaching records lows for this time of year, and water temps are getting high: warm water = low oxygen levels = possible fish kills. It's not dire-end-of-the-world drastic yet, and hopefully we'll get the typical Rocky Mountain afternoon monsoon rains (no, not the real monsoon rains that south-east Asia and other sub-tropical regions get; that's just what they're called 'round here). Still, it's not hot like Texas hot, and we have low humidity which makes it more bearable.
  4. Studio D'artisan

    @beautiful_FrEaK looking good! That's definitely a slim taper not a relaxed taper
  5. Shoes that look better with age...

    let us know what they're like when you get them.
  6. Shoes that look better with age...

    shoelacesexpress.com has a good selection of laces, but I haven't used their square rawhide laces guardedgoods.com recently started offering rawhide laces bakershoe.com works with White's, Wesco, Nick's. Their rawhide lace offerings are probably the same as those offered by the boot makers Nothing quite like a new set of laces on an old pair of boots. It looks like those things need some TLC...
  7. Studio D'artisan

    I've been thinking for some time that I need another pair of SDA in my life since I sold my D1677 . The low rise keeps putting me off, though at my current size/weight I can probably pull it off. The D1677 had a 10" front and 13.5" rear rise after washing and that was just too ridiculous... @beautiful_FrEaK looking forward to fit pics. Where did you get your SD-108's from?
  8. Roy. (expurgated edition)

    very tempting... I'm much leaner than I anticipated I would be, and my size 34 Memorial jeans are really too large since they're such a full cut, even with the crazy amount of shrinkage I got out of them. I could prolly go down to a 32 in this cut... I might be open to selling them so I could cop a new pair. I think my best fitting pair of jeans that I current own, for my current weight/size, are my RT1002 size 33.
  9. Iron Heart Jeans

    I thought those arcs were special just for that model?
  10. Shoes that look better with age...

    to be clear/fair, at the time I was very pleased with what White's had done. But over time and looking at other boots, including White's, and seeing better workmanship, I'm not that pleased after all. The stitch-down was pretty rough and the sole edge was over ground so much that in some places the 2nd row of stitching was almost completely ground off. Next time I'll probably use a finer leather, like semi-dress, instead of Domain and no toe cap.
  11. Shoes that look better with age...

    @mlwdp my White's rebuild was done in 04/2014 and I think it took about 6 weeks +/-
  12. Shoes that look better with age...

    @ecsong187 - talk to Kyle at Baker's. They work directly with White's, and Kyle can give White's specific direction as to what you want done. I've had my SJ's rebuilt by White's a few years ago, and worked directly with them, and they didn't turn out as good as I had hoped. Someday I'll have them rebuilt again and I'll work with Kyle instead. Another option is to have the cobbler, Cody, at Baker's/Drew's resole your boots. He goes by leathersniffer on IG. He can't do a full rebuild, but his resole work is top notch. Depending on the time of year and his work load, his turn around time can be lengthy.
  13. The Flat Head

    A question for the TFH experts - these shirts are model F-SCW-004L. Not a WR model, so this is standard cut, not wide body cut? I read some pages back TFH is discontinuing WR model shirts. Is that true? I always thought I'd need a WR model, but now I think the standard model is fine for my build.
  14. The Flat Head

    Thanks @itsbenhere. I've been nervous about how TFH garments fit most other westerners.
  15. The Flat Head

    Thanks @Broark! Maybe try keto. It's a commitment with sacrifices, but the pay-offs have been well worth it for me. I've been keto for nearly 10 months. I didn't do it to loose weight, more for recovery from surgery. I did lean out quite a bit and lost about 6lbs. Overall I feel great, much better than when I was eating carbs. If you do it, you have to do it right or there may be health risks. Saying all that, it's certainly not the only way to slim down if that your goal.