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

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  1. mpukas

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    I've been pondering this lately too... and I've come up with "timeless, high-quality, heritage workwear-inspired menswear". Yeah, I know, too much of a mouthful of adjectives. Doesn't really work... But how else can you describe it to friends that know nothing of this rabbit hole?
  2. mpukas

    Ooe-Yofukuten & Co.

    It looks a tad tight in the body, but otherwise the fit looks as intended. I don't think it looks good with the looser cut jeans. Maybe if the jacket was a size bigger it would look better with those jeans... Try it with your PBJ 019's a post a pic (I remember those jeans 'cuz I've been wanting a pair, and they look good on you).
  3. mpukas

    Unknown Non-Japanese Brands

    I saw that new run of chambray shirts they're offering. Fabrics look nice. I can't do button-downs. It's shame they use such nice, interesting fabrics in that style of dress shirting. I don't think it's an appropriate use of the material. If they did it in their rugged or workshirt styles, I might consider one. Particularly the persimmon dye. I LOVE chambray shirts, and I'm always on the look-out for non-blue varieties.
  4. mpukas

    WAYWT 2020 (Denim Edition)

    @silencejoe nice shoes!
  5. mpukas

    What are your jeans doing today?

    Hey fellas!!! HOLD MY BEER AND WATCH THIS!!!
  6. mpukas

    Shoes that look better with age...

    at least cut the f'g tag off
  7. mpukas

    WAYWT 2020 (Denim Edition)

    home-knitted throat protection = aka dickie? WOW, horrid flash back to the 70's of parent's friends and polyester at it's worst. Never thought that would be stylish... shouldn't that go under the western shirt?
  8. mpukas

    Real McCoy's / Joe McCoy's Jeans

    Nobody's discussed QC issues much here before. RMC hasn't been discussed in general nearly as much as other favored brands, so while these issues are not new, they're new info to me and others as well. And as said previously, not all garments have issues depending on where they are made. Seems like a crap shoot?
  9. mpukas

    The Leather Jacket Thread

    Yeah, agree, I'd do a zipper <on a winter coat> as well. Keep the front flap to cover the zipper, and maybe swap the buttons for snaps to keep the clean look and make it easy to fasten w/ gloves. Or eliminate the front flap all together, add a storm flap behind the zipper, and make sure the welt covers the zipper when closed. I'm not really a fan of buttons of jackets. They work and are fine for classic denim jackets, and it's s good look for this style of work coat / car coat.
  10. mpukas

    Real McCoy's / Joe McCoy's Jeans

    all of these recent RMC QC issues are very surprising and rather disturbing. I don't own any RMC stuff, and this thread has deterred me from buying any of their stuff.
  11. mpukas

    The Leather Jacket Thread

    @JDelage Thx for info. The Premier Work coat is a close 2nd choice. Love it, especially the way the back yoke seam ties into the sleeve seams. I was thinking that lined w/ alpaca for a warm winter coat.
  12. mpukas

    Tanuki Japan

    I'm moving these OTHT Oni x Tanuki 21.5oz Secret Denim High Taper. From the first run about a year ago. One of the very rare raw pairs. Size 32. A size too small for me. DM for deets.
  13. mpukas

    The Leather Jacket Thread

    Anyone familiar with Silvet?
  14. mpukas

    The Leather Jacket Thread

    Has anyone ordered an Aero through Thurston Brothers? I've been eyeing the Sheene, which I do not see on Aero's own website. It's a Cafe Racer w/ a Highwayman collar. I'd prolly have 1" added to length and sleeves shortened by 1" to be more normal. I'd also ask if they can do 2 vertical Napoleon pockets instead of horizontal. I'm thinking blackened brown/tea core.
  15. mpukas

    What are your jeans doing today?

    +1 to this ^ Was in Whitefish for a few days. Did a driving loop and stopped to check it out. Not worth going too far out of your way for, but if you're close by def worth it. Very good baked goods for being so far out in now where. Has some tourist crap that gives me hives, but not like the other gift shops at the other entrances to the park. Been there for a long time, under different ownership over the years, has some real history. There was also a guy a few miles south that had set up a BBQ joint in a small lodge. It was pretty good, again for being so isolated.