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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
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    us 9 uk 8.5 eu 43 jp 27

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  1. mpukas

    WAYWT 2020 (Denim Edition)

    I ask out of fun because it the opposite where I live in CO. 'Round here, folks can't wait soon enough for the warm weather and ditch the winter garb. If the sun's out, mid-40's is good enough for shorts and flips flops, and possibly a puffy if it's windy. I live in the Banana Belt at 6,400', and it's considerably warmer than the higher elevations. I'm definitely an anomaly as I wear jeans and shirts for as long as I can. July and August is pretty much just shorts and light tee's. Summit County is at a whole other level, being at 9,000'+. Over there I've been to outdoor events and as soon as the sun dips behind the peaks it get cold quick, even in summer. I'd have on a jacket and locals there walk around in shorts and tee's like it's balmy.
  2. mpukas

    WAYWT 2020 (Denim Edition)

    Just curious, in SoCal what temp do you consider cold enough to wear a jacket?
  3. mpukas

    Warehouse Competition Poll (Part 2) - DD-1003xx / 1946

    Here's a thought that's been rolling around in my head, but it's just a thought and I have no idea how much merit it has 'round here: since The World + Ed = sh!tshow ATM, and if enough fellas want to do something until The New Normal happens, what about an off-the-shelf 501 STF 6-month contest? It's the only pair you can wear for 6 months. Do what ever you want with them, in them, to them. See what happens. Like I said, just a thought, and had to throw-it-up... I get it's prolly not appealing. Resume, as before!
  4. mpukas

    Shoes that look better with age...

    Nick's has released a new boot, called Officer. I like it. A lot.
  5. mpukas

    Roy. (expurgated edition)

    @heyson Myself and @Shorty Long both got size 33's IL, and the actual waist measurement for both of us is 33", which is about 1.3" smaller than SE lists. Just be aware that the Black Seed denim shrinks a LOT. One or even two washes/soaks isn't enough to get all the shrink out. I can't say if the waist will stretch back to original measurements. This cut is very roomy in the thighs. It's a high rise cut, meant to be worn above the hip bones, hence why I think the waist is smaller for this size when compared to other cuts.
  6. mpukas

    Shoes that look better with age...

    +1 to Rios of Mercedes. I've posted this video before, in case you haven't seen it, the vids before were really grainy and in 3 parts. Channel cut welted soles, slight spring to the front edge of the heel, lemon wood nails in the sole. It's always a good watch. Lucchese is a standard in the cowboy boot world, and they have some models that might SuFu approved. I like their ropers in plain leathers.
  7. mpukas

    Samurai Jeans

    I'm not thrilled about the loss of arcs and tabs, but if it's due to the lawsuit, I get it. Still, their collection looks solid. Samurai is still one of my favorite brands, the 510 is still one of my favorite cuts, and it's a little sad to me that they don't get the praise around here that they used to. Tastes evolve. Samurai is appealing to a different, broader market.
  8. mpukas

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    I think it's a good starter list. Its interesting to see how far evolved this place is. I'm still stuck in TFH mode...
  9. mpukas

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Hmmmph, I'll just dump this here... looking forward to comments/reactions https://manofmany.com/fashion/mens-fashion-trends/best-japanese-denim-brands?amp
  10. mpukas

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    DAMN IT!!! Unfortunate news.
  11. mpukas

    Shoes that look better with age...

    I have to ask the obvious question, just to be sure, and pls forgive me if you have, but did you unbuckle the instep strap? That's the bane of all types of slip-on boots. A couple of other suggestions in addition to all of the above: you can try a silicon spray on either or both inside the heel of the boot and inside the instep. try will the thinnest socks you have, liek dress socks. If you can get your foot in, they will prolly give a little so you could eventually wear thicker socks. If you're going to keep them, you can try a leather softener to get the leather to relax the instep a bit. A cobbler will use it to stretch shoes/boots. You can also try saddle soap to soften the leather. but can't say from experience that it works.
  12. mpukas

    The Strike Gold

    IMO, sell/return them and get a bigger size
  13. mpukas

    Shoes that look better with age...

    No, too embarrassing to say here publicly... I will say, and you might be interested in these, that the next pair for sneaks/fitness shoes I get will be from this small shoe maker in Montrose, CO - SOM.
  14. mpukas

    Shoes that look better with age...

    I've wanting a pair of SuFu approved Chelsea's for a long time too. The RDT Stan's are cool but looking at them further the toe is just a little too bulbous for my taste. I'm not gonna tell you guys what I've been considering... SOOOO not SuFu approved...
  15. mpukas

    Shoes that look better with age...

    @Broark those RDT's are way cool. Got clicky for where to view more and/or purchase info?
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