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mpukas last won the day on November 3

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About mpukas

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  • Birthday 05/28/1969

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  • Gender
  • style
    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 34
  • t-shirt
  • shoes
    us 9 uk 8.5 eu 43 jp 27

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  1. Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    someone with more game that I should really start the thread, I think...
  2. Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    What does the community feel about having a designated hat thread? I think we should really have one. There are lots of great hats showing up in different WAYWT pics. Guys SHOULD be wearing quality hats, and many are, but they do not get the attention deserved. I've primarily worn schwag caps to cover my dome and shield the sun, but I'm stepping up my hat game. I'm getting to know some of the better makers and what to look for in a quality lid. I'd like to learn more and see what fella's are wearing with denim and heritage/workwear inspired clothing.
  3. Excellent - thnx @Iron Horse!
  4. I've asked this in the belt thread, but got no response, so I'll ask again here: are there any good sources for quality belt buckles? I'm looking for a replacement buckle for an 1 3/4" belt, solid metal (brass, etc), heel bar, single prong, rectangular. I'd love to know where IH gets their garrison buckle on some of their new belt offerings. I'm surprised it's been this difficult to find a quality buckle. So far the best I've come up with is buckleguy.com. I've ordered a natural brass and matte nickel to see what they're like.
  5. Um... yeah... it's absurd, actually. I'm not trying to start anything with you, but take a moment and think about it... hey, to each their own, they're your clothes, do with them as you please. i.e. I iron my jeans after the first wash or two to get some of the stiffness out and they drape much better, but that's pretty much fallen on deaf ears around here.
  6. Real McCoy's / Joe McCoy's Jeans

    @Broarknice score, great fit
  7. Belts

    Does anyone have a source for quality belt buckles? I'm looking for a single prong, 1 3/4", simple design, non-roller, solid metal.
  8. Shoes that look better with age...

    Wesco is at the top of my list for my next pair of high-end custom boots. IMO, they get fit, finish and style just a little better than the rest. It'll be a spendy boot, but worth it. Baker's has a Boss 7400 is stock right now. Great build and options, and a great price. A bit cheaper than if you spec'd this same boot directly from Wesco.
  9. Samurai Jeans

    I've ordered from 2nd several times. Good shop, reputable and trustworthy. Their English is so-so, but transactions and shipping to US have always been fine. It's well known that they won't measure anything though.
  10. Samurai Jeans

    FWIW I usually give my new jeans another wash after wearing them for about a week (after initial 1 or 2 washes). I want to make sure I get all the shrink out, so when the creases start to set in they won't move if they shrink with future washing. However I've found minimal shrink left after the first 2 washes, consistently across almost all jeans I own/have owned. Looking forward to fit pics. The 710XX 24 oz is a pair I've been eyeing for a couple years, but never pulled the trigger...
  11. Iron Heart Jeans

    @antiseptic fit looks good. Hem length + cuffs is up to you. I suggest you do a hot water wash, inside out, no spin, hang dry to make sure you've gotten all the shrink out. Then decide if you want to hem. UHR seems to shrink different amounts for different people, but it'll shrink most int he length. The waist will stretch out fairly easily if they get snug.
  12. What are your favorite jeans?

    If I pick just one, it's Samurai S510. I have the 15th Anniversary S510XX25oz GA in 34 and the 16th Anniversary S510OG 16oz AK in 33. They get the "most things" right in one pair - fit, proportion, construction, details, belt loops, pockets, etc. My main gripe is the cotton thread, as it breaks easily. I especially like the proportion of waist-to-hip-to-thigh. The hips and thighs are a larger proportion that most other cuts which works for my build. The rise isn't so high that they feel like dad jeans with diaper butt.
  13. Iron Heart Jeans

    Detail of IH-888-NT Patch, raw and post Obenauf's Leather oil, pre-wash: Denim & other details:
  14. Iron Heart Jeans

    cross post from IH Forum IH-888-NT thread I didn't get as much shrink as I expected in the length - 1.5". I was looking for an inseam of around 33-33.5", and it was recommended I get them at 35.5". Now they are at 34.0", which is too long in this cut. I'll have to get them hemmed again. I usually don't wear cuffs, and like some stacks, but this is too much. Pre and Post measurements, size 34; Waist: 34.0" - 33.0" Front rise: 12" - 11.5" Back rise: 16.5" - 15.75" Thigh @ crotch: 13.325" - 13.0" Thigh 2" down: 12.5 - 12.0" knee @ 14" down: 9.25" - 9.0" Hem: 8.5" - 8.325" Inseam: 35.5" - 34.0" Overall, at the moment, I'm not as stoked as most fella's here are. I think these 34's are a size too big in the waist and top block, but the thighs down are good. But if I had gone with a 33 I'd have thighs on the tight side. I'm fearful that once the denim stretches out and relaxes, I'm gonna have saggy crotch and diaper butt due to the high rise. I'll give them another hot wash soon to get any remaining shrink out, but I don't expect much more. When I get them hemmed 1" shorter I'll probably feel better about them. Once I'm fully recovered from recent surgeries, start exercising again at full tilt and get my ass back, I might fill these jeans out a bit more. Pre wash fit: Post wash fit:
  15. Levi's Vintage Clothing

    @beautiful_FrEaK - are you saying you're getting a pair of 501 1976 in size 34x36? From where? I wasn't aware that they were made with that long of an inseam. My 34x34 inseam length shrank to 31.75". While the length is just long enough, I'd prefer them longer.