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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
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    us 9 uk 8.5 eu 43 jp 27

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  1. mpukas

    WAYWT 2021 [denim edition]

    @julian-wolf effortlessly cool
  2. mpukas

    Shoes that look better with age...

    DAYUM!!! Love them. Congrats! Fit pics and impressions when you get a chance, pls.
  3. mpukas

    W. H. Ranch Dungarees

    Whaaaa? Is Nick's really that long of a wait?
  4. mpukas

    Viapiana Custom Jeans

    so good!
  5. mpukas

    Viapiana Custom Jeans

    I LOVE Ben's work. Pls post more deets/pics when you get it. Congrats.
  6. mpukas

    Roy. (expurgated edition)

    oh DAYUM!!! My size...
  7. mpukas

    Shoes that look better with age...

    @julian-wolf - You're almost 11 on Brannock and wear JL 9.5? Do you have JL Engineer boots? Asking because I put down a deposit on a pair of Devil's Causeway. I'm a 9EE on Brannock and have high arch & instep, very high volume. I usually wear 9.5EE or Wide. At first S&S recommended a 9.0. But I bought a pair of Viberg 2055 in 8.5, and they were way to small. So S&S recommended I size up the JL's to 9.5. I've heard stories about people finding the JL/s difficult to get on. I'm really stressing about the size... I hope they work out for me... like I said previously, I'd rather err on the side of too big than too small for pull-on boots, but I'm nervous about them being too big.
  8. mpukas

    Shoes that look better with age...

    @shredwin_206 Not sure if it's appropriate for construction, but I recommend Vibram's 1276 Sierra sole. I've had many boots resoled with it. It's a flat sole with no heel, which is what I want for hiking/everyday use. It can be used with a wedge if preferred. It's a hard wearing sole. The lugs aren't as deep as a traditional lug/logger tread so it doesn't get clogged up as much. It has really good traction in everything from dry dirt to snow & ice.
  9. mpukas

    Self Edge, SF/NY/LA/PDX - updates & info

    @kiya Will TFH be making braided/woven leather wallet chains/leashes?
  10. mpukas

    Shoes that look better with age...

    @dudewuttheheck seriously nice boots. IMO, best moc toe boots out there. I've been following his IG, and all of his boots are beautiful, he nailed this one. I love how all the aspects of woodsman heel, double mid-sole, 1/2 outsole and moc toe come together. Very well done, congrats.
  11. mpukas

    Roy. (expurgated edition)

    I've had RCFG slightly taper a few pairs for me - RJB, IH - and they do it on the inside seam only. They've all come out perfect. No matter what the cut is, there's some manner of taper from the crotch to hem, and it's all done at the inside seam.
  12. mpukas

    The Flat Head

    Front pocket openings on JP jeans are big pet peeve of mine, that I've spouted off on numerous times before. I love my 8002 - especially the denim which is possibly my favorite ever - but the front pockets suck. But very happy to say my RFR-004 pockets are great - the openings are cut low enough to get my hands and stuff in and out of easily. The pocket bags are adequately deep. The RFR-004 are now my DD's for the foreseeable future.
  13. mpukas

    Roy. (expurgated edition)

    shame, shame, shame
  14. mpukas

    Shoes that look better with age...

    I just threw down for a deposit w/ S&S for the re-run of the JL Devil's Causeway engineer boots in Shinki HH. When they were first released, I balked and always regretted it. Over the last week or two, I had been thinking about them again for some unknown reason, and then got the email Friday f/ S&S that they were doing another limited run, and I had to jump on it. I've been wanting a really good pair of engineer boots for literally years, so this is it. I ordered a 9, but thinking it over and comparing the size to other boots that I know, and hearing stories about how difficult they've been to get on for some folks, I decided to change the size to 9.5. I have a high arch and instep and wide forefoot, and I usually have to size up 1/2 size. I've never tried on any JL boots, and I hope the sizing works for me. I'd rather err on the larger side than smaller side, especially w/ any pull-on boot. And now, a 5 month wait... very excited, but in no rush!
  15. mpukas

    Roy. (expurgated edition)

    great find @shredwin_206. Very cool to see the potential new home of Roy's machines. Still makes me sad every time I open my closet... I'm not familiar w/ Baisou, but I have been following their IG. $3K for their 810 jeans? No thanks.
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