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mpukas last won the day on January 16

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About mpukas

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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 33
  • t-shirt
  • shoes
    us 9 uk 8.5 eu 43 jp 27

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  1. mpukas

    Interest check: Denimbridge contest

    Has the price been stated, or did I miss it?
  2. mpukas

    Unknown Non-Japanese Brands

    @Broark funny you should bring up Freenote, as I've meaning to ask about opinions of some USA brands, including FN. I don't have any first hand experience with any of them, but for some reason FN seams more appealing than some of the others. And for similar unknown reasons, RgT and Tellason are very unappealing to me. Can't really say why...
  3. mpukas

    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    are LVC's that are New Rinse the same Rigid Cone Denim that has been through a one-wash process at a Levi's facility? What's the opinion re: New Rinse?
  4. mpukas

    Studio D'artisan

    I concur w/ these sentiments... while I've only had one pair of SDA - D1677 AI - they were an amazing pair, but shrunk up to be too small and the rise was absurdly low. I'd really like to get another SDA pair to have in my meager collection, but none of their cuts really are very appealing to me. Overall I think they're one of the top brands in terms of design, details, materials and construction. I do find it impressive that they can continue to be so diverse and maintain <what appears to me to be> a consistently high level of quality. Samurai is very diverse in their jeans fits and denim, and their QC has had issues...
  5. I agree w/ what Louis said. I'm in the DWC2 unti later this fall. Might have been more feasible if it started after the DWC2...
  6. mpukas

    The Flat Head

    That's good to know. I've been wanting to get a 3009 for literally years now, and have wondered about sizing and shrinking. I have the 3202 20oz denim in a 34 - the waist is a bit big but the thighs are snug. Different cut, I know... not sure if I'd get a 33 or 34 in 3009.
  7. mpukas

    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    re: the '54 vs '47 - several fellas just said the '54 has a higher rise than the '47, but the BrooklynDenimCo fit guide says the '47 has a front rise of 12 1/4" and the '54 has a front rise of 11 1/2".
  8. mpukas

    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    That's specifically what I was wondering about. I missed a pair in my size 33x34 a few weeks ago 'cuz I was sitting on the fence wondering if they were selvedge or not... What is the Cone Mills White Oak non-selvedge denim like, compared to selvedge? Is/was it woven on projectile looms? Doesn't matter that much if the denim is selvedge or not, it's just that the Cone selvedge is much nicer than the non-selvedge currently being used.
  9. mpukas

    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    The '54 is a narrow tapered leg, but very different form the '55, no? https://brooklyndenimco.com/blogs/news/16849173-levis-vintage-collection-501-fit-guide Depending on how narrow the leg is, the '54 may or may not work for me. I can't do really slim thighs. The '47 might be the one I'm after. The '76 is damn fine, tho, nearly a perfect cut.
  10. mpukas


    @Aries I think it looks a bit big in the shoulders, and maybe the waist/body width too. Sleeve length might be OK, but hard to tell from your pics...
  11. mpukas

    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    Another question, not LVC, but related... are 501 Made in USA Cone Mills White Oak Denim selvedge or non-selvedge? Did Cone Mills make non-selvedge denim at the White Oak mill for Levi's?
  12. mpukas

    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    I'm suddenly interested in the '54 501zxx... what's the fit and sizing like? Are they considered a slim cut? I have the '76 in 34x34 and they are 1 size too big. The current 501 STF in 33x34 fits perfectly.
  13. mpukas

    Conners Sewing Factory

    Those new CSF look like a great fit. Looking forward to post-wash pics.
  14. mpukas


    Do they ship to USA or do you have to proxy from them?
  15. mpukas


    What's the best source to purchase TCB from?