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Coolguyzack last won the day on August 2 2016

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    Baritone, Piano man, and SoCal dude

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  1. Coolguyzack

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Things that are intentionally oversized or actual workwear, like Hawaiian shirts and things like Carrhart type jackets or filson shirts. Trust me, I definitely don't buy stuff if it's too short lol Edit: Or I'll buy it online and hate it until I sell it!
  2. Coolguyzack

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    A Japanese domestic brand's medium is very different from say... a Tommy Bahama medium. I'm also skinny and tall, so I don't scale well with most size runs. Like at Jcrew I'm both a tall small and a slim medium lol
  3. Coolguyzack

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    I wear everything from XS to L depending on the brand and type of item... What body type must this stranger have that he can claim a universal medium fit? Lol Anyone who doesn't check measurements should deal with the consequences. It's basically a rite of passage for those of us on here lol
  4. Coolguyzack

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    That's rad! My area must have a lot of likeminded people in it too, but I feel like their archeologist, because I just find their cool clothes that they leave behind for me in thrift stores/grailed/ebay lol I just have a few close friends who are generally into it, and then my brother that I help advise with purchases. It's amazing that we're big enough as a community to help keep some of these companies in business.
  5. Coolguyzack

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Just gave away my TCB 60s to a neighbor's high-school-aged son along with some 3sixteen tees (the only thing I regret being tall for) and some other things that have been sitting for too long. I left a little message about what they are and why I like them, and his mom told me that he loved everything so much that he started reading up on all of them. I didn't really intend to spread our gospel, but I'm hopeful that maybe he'll spend all of his money on jeans instead of drugs and booze lol Do any of you have friends/family that you share in this hobby with?
  6. Coolguyzack

    Sugar Cane Denim

    LOL that difference is actually pretty wild. Those are well-loved and well-thrashed. Very cool!
  7. Coolguyzack

    Show Us Around Your Neighbourhood

    Maynard, we have one of those near me! It just recently became one of the most popular vacation rentals in Huntington Beach, CA.
  8. Coolguyzack

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    I have a personal rule to commit to no more than 2 pairs at a time, usually staggered so one is much lighter and one is darker. I have a strict policy of only keeping jeans I wear, selling off those that don't fit, and enjoying everyone else's jeans from afar lol. It's also easy when you're ballin' on a budget and choose to wait for big sales, or the rare LA rich boy drop off at the thrift store. I definitely wouldn't call myself a minimalist or anything, but it's nice to not have so much stuff to worry about.
  9. Coolguyzack

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Birdwell is really great if you want a nice vintage short-cut boardshort. The fabric is pretty standard and not terribly fast-drying, so I don't think it's worth the $80 for any of the other normal cuts But in that same price range, ever since high school, I've been wearing a pair of Kanvas by Katin in their "heritage" cut called the Waterman (I'm not sure that it's a true repro), that I got on sale for like 10 bucks lmao. They've lasted over 10 summers with 0 holes, string or snap button replacements, or tears (except in the pocket branding). If I'm not mistaken, I think that they're still being made in Huntington Beach, CA. I actually like the way they've discolored from a bold lifeguard red into a faded red/pink. You'd think that years of chlorine, salt, and sand would have destroyed them by now! I also do not recommend H&M swim trunks that are on sale for $2. They become see-through when wet. Ask me how I know. Lol
  10. Coolguyzack

    Shoes that look better with age...

    Personally, I feel like penny loafers lie in a strange middle ground of formal/informal where I can't actually see myself wearing them regularly enough. I don't really see how they're a cooler option in summer weather, other than that they're easier than oxfords to take off when your feet are sweating, but the leather is usually too nice for me to feel comfortable wearing them barefoot. They often have the dressy sole and heel and are photographed/worn in immaculate shiny condition, which to me, makes it seem more appropriate for a lighter suit or sportcoat situation rather than denim and workwear. I actually like the way they look, but I feel like I'd always choose some cheaper birks, camp mocs, or even boat shoes for warm weather since they're easier for me to work with.
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