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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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    rough trade
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  • 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

    Nice Things

    It's part of the downfall of the human condition
  2. mpukas

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    I've never been one for accessories, jewelry, etc. I picked up TFH Wild Child wallet f/ SE last year, and it has a ring on it. So I thought I'd get a wallet chain/leash. Couldn't find one from TFH at the time, so I found Treeworks Leather on Etsy and bought a veg tan leather braided wallet chain. Great quality for the price. About 6 months of continual use. The natural veg tan leather is picking up indigo from my jeans. I never thought I'd like such a thing, but I like it a lot! I get lots of compliments on it. But I think many people (I live in the very rural end of a ski resort valley in Rockies of Colorado) look at me with a braided leather rope with tassels hanging off my belt loop and back pocket, and they don't know what to think... The wallet is awesome. A thing of leather craft beauty. It's big and bulky, and I hardly carry anything in it - a few cards and a some cash. I could find a slimmer wallet, but why? I saw on 2nd that they are carrying TFH new leather braided wallet chains - WOW! do they look awesome.
  3. mpukas

    Rising Sun & Co

    duplicate post in music thread
  4. I had forgotten about this. I'm surprised it hasn't made the rounds 'round here. This is how I discovered RT n the 44's.
  5. mpukas

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Re: cutz, I've settled on what I'm going to call a mid-rise relaxed straight cut. For a size 34, front rise around 10.75", upper thigh around 12.75", knee around 9.0" and hem around 8.0" (all measurements +/- 0.25"). The straight cuts that seem to be most popular around here with a leg opening of around 9" is too wide for. The tapered cuts that have become popular elsewhere and seem to be all the rage are far too narrow. I've been through many pairs over the years that I just had to have. Then the fit didn't work and sold them. Now that I think I have my preferred fit dialed in, I'm starting to look for this cut, regardless of brand. I do have a fondness for some brands, especially TFH. It's actually quite surprising to me how few models there are with this description. I've come across some older stock at some sites. And looking at the denim and cut, even from a few short years ago, makes me realize how much the trend in denim has changed, and how brands are making newer cut and denims to meet consumer demand. i.e. super slubby, high-rise, relaxed tapered cuts. Yuck.
  6. mpukas

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    @Broark congrats!!! Very happy for you both. It's been so long since I've shopped for suites, I don't know where I'd even begin... I don't even know what I'd like now... when I used to live in Boston, Filene's Basement was a regular stop to see what leftovers they got in from the finer shops in town. Once in a while there was a good deal to be had. One thing I'll throw out to consider: since this is your Big Day, a special day, which will be forever memorialized in pics of some nature, put some real effort into your suit. This is not a biz suit, which could be worn for many different occasions, and styled many ways. But it still should be something that you could wear for other special occasions in the future. There have to be some good shops in Austin. Do a little poking around. Get fitted. Take the advice of a good tailor. You don't have to get a custom suit, but get one from a local shop/department store that has a good tailor and/or seamstress that can alter the suite to fit you perfectly. Suits are not like the heritage inspired costumes we discuss here. If a suit doesn't fit well, it looks terrible. A well tailored suit speaks volumes. You want to look your absolute best on that day.
  7. mpukas

    Unknown Japanese Brands

    yep, I recall browsing Hickorees webstore, but never purchased anything from them.
  8. mpukas

    The Flat Head

    R&H and Corlection have some TFH leather jackets
  9. mpukas

    The Flat Head

    I have the single rider's jacket in over dyed black tea-core, but it's a really really dark brown, not quite black - see my post above. The latest batch that R&H has received and put up on their web shop appears to be more black than the batch I purchased from. Both are nice, but I think I prefer a true black, as much as I love dark brown so dark it's almost black. For sizing on this jacket, it's typical TFH slim through the body and arms with wide chest and very wide shoulders. It depends on what you plan to wear underneath it. In the 42, I could wear just a tee and it fit like a well tailored shirt. But with any type of overshirt, it was too tight and constricting, so I went with the 44. I think the 44 looks big on me in pics, but it's much more comfortable and a pleasure to wear. The little extra length in the arms and body is also welcome. Let me know if I can offer anything else. I'm still trying to move the 42...
  10. mpukas

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Tho not in favor in these here parts, I'll readily admit that IH XHS 25oz is still one of my favorite denims. But, their new slub denim I do not care for. I'd like to see it person some day, but prolly would never own it.
  11. mpukas

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    @beautiful_FrEaK Do you know what brand those are? Just curious... On some level, I can understand the extreme slub that some brands are doing, and to some extent appreciate what they are capable of creating/making. I confess that I do have at least one pair of super-slub jeans, yet I don't really care for them. Far too gimmicky. I think TSG and PBJ do slub in best way possible.
  12. mpukas

    Tender Co. Denim

    The liner is removeable?
  13. mpukas

    Iron Heart Jeans

    Both are based on the 634, which is a straight cut with medium rise.. The 633 is exclusive to SE. It's the 634 rise and thigh, with taper from knee to hem. The 888 has the same thigh dimensions as the 634, with some taper from the knee to hem, but not as much as the 633, and a higher rise. When the 888 was released a few years ago, there were a lot of folks saying it had more room in the thigh than the 888. Giles never mentioned that in the description.
  14. mpukas

    Stevenson Overall Company

    ima wait for @julian-wolf to wash his before I do anything
  15. mpukas

    Stevenson Overall Company

    I'm not as worried about it shrinking in a wash (as I could size up to account for shrinkage). I'm more concerned about how the texture of the wool fibers would be affected by washing. As I've said, in my experience some merino wool garments wash just fine, others do not. I'd much prefer to wash - even hand wash - than take it to the dry cleaners.
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