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mpukas last won the day on November 17 2019

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About mpukas

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  • Birthday 05/28/1969

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  • Gender
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    rough trade
  • attitude
  • 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 33
  • t-shirt
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    us 9 uk 8.5 eu 43 jp 27

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  1. mpukas

    RESOLUTE by hayashi-san!

    The first response is to wash & dry inside out, and always solo without any other clothes. When new, I'll wash my jeans in hot water and use a hot dryer for 15-20 minutes until damp, to get the shrink out, and then hang until dry. I don't turn right side out until completely dry, as when wet the denim is most susceptible to crease fading. Washing & drying outside out will result in fading at the creases. After several washes and the excess dye is removed, crease fading is less likely.
  2. mpukas

    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    Now that's F'g cool
  3. mpukas


    LOVE that hickory stripe western. That's gone right to the top of my Want List. Being lazy and haven't looked - can that be purchased directly thru Warehouse, or thru reseller (once available)?
  4. mpukas

    iconic denim photos

    but it was rather entertaining, and not the worst film in the genre
  5. mpukas

    Samurai Jeans

    @oomslokop yeah, saw those on the 'net somewhere. I still love Samurai, although some of their collabs don't do it for me, too much going on. These seem really cool. Strongly considering, and have wanted a pair of 710's for a long time. I really dig them, but I've had a very expensive year, and a long need/want list...
  6. mpukas

    Kapital jeans

    Kapital's sashiko (or whatever it really is) is so rad. Their sashiko trucker jacket is at the top of my list for years.
  7. mpukas

    WAYWT 2021 [denim edition]

    I've been seriously considering exactly the same... I don't have any Warehouse, and am very curious about the Samurai tees.
  8. mpukas

    Shoes that look better with age...

    A boot jack will change your life for the better. For Chelsea boots too. Trust me... you'll never understand how you lived for so long without one, lol! Just be mindful of your knees with really tight boots. I'm working from home too, and it's still too hot here in CO to wear jeans and boots. Except at night.
  9. mpukas

    Shoes that look better with age...

    @Broark git you a boot jack (if you don't already have one). It makes second half the battle much easier. I got a cheap plastic job that's lined with foam, so it doesn't scuff the boots. You can prolly get one at Allen's. This is much nicer than what I got: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07G66LV6Q/ref=sspa_dk_detail_2?pd_rd_i=B07G66LV6Q&pd_rd_w=8n4zx&pf_rd_p=887084a2-5c34-4113-a4f8-b7947847c308&pd_rd_wg=8Ry73&pf_rd_r=9TTM2VEJHN59HFYCN5DB&pd_rd_r=c1cfba28-0efa-4f98-adb0-0ff75f878858&smid=A1U6YOKWZDWBYL&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUExQVdXRkMzTE5USUJUJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwMDcxMjYzM0sySTVBVUNDMU5PQiZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwOTc3MzQ1WFRTSTBSR0hSOE9RJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfZGV0YWlsJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ&th=1 I'm also getting this to hopefully help make the first half of the battle easier: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01C3BYJM8/ref=ewc_pr_img_2?smid=ATSCEYZW6ISOL&psc=1
  10. mpukas

    Shoes that look better with age...

    They fit!!! The right one went on without too much of a struggle. With the left I had to use a plastic bag, but I was able to get it on. Narrow for my feet, but they'll work. A little heel slip, which hopefully will reduce as they break in. I have a boot puller, otherwise I'd never get them off, lol! Simply stunning, gorgeous, beautiful boots. S&S informed me that this run turned out less red than the previous. I prefer with that. Generally, I think engineer boots should be any color as long as they're black. But I'll happily compromise with these. I'm very fortunate to have copped this pair. Very excited to wear and break them in. Fit pics some day...
  11. mpukas

    Loopwheeled/Vintage T-Shirts

    Curious to get opinions about sleeve length. I don't care for longer sleeve length, to about mid-bicep. Don't care for really short sleeves either. Don't know the exact measurement, but I prefer sleeves to just around the upper arm.
  12. I don't think I'd use Brian again. He did a resole job for years ago on a pair of Chippewa engineer boots. I wasn't happy with the result. The boots of concern now have a Norwrgian welt that I'd like to keep attached to the upper. The boots aren't so beat that they'd need to be complete rebuilt. I think the original welt could remain and new filler, mid sole and outsole. I may use leather sniffer again. He used to do work thru Bakers. He's done work for me before, and it was good quality. https://instagram.com/leather_sniffer?utm_medium=copy_link
  13. Seeking recommendation for shoe repair service, preferably in the US, that can do a SuFu approved partial lower re-build and upper reconditioning. Planning on keeping the welt (Norwegian Storm Welt), and probably the insole. Want a new mid sole and outsole. New filler will probably have to be provided as well. TIA!
  14. mpukas

    Shoes that look better with age...

    @shredwin_206 If interested, search FB for the Group Heritage Boot Club, and search for Redwing 877. I poached this pic from the owner without permission, just to show how good they look. He's got quite a collection of work boots that he uses.
  15. mpukas

    Shoes that look better with age...

    Incoming. hope they fit...
  • Alan Crocetti Silver Nose Plaster
    $US 342