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JohnM last won the day on October 7 2019

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  1. JohnM

    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    Two lumpers! Good to know I'm not the only one who's tempted to double (or triple) up -- justified with jeans, not so much with leather jackets.
  2. JohnM

    Real McCoy's / Joe McCoy's Jeans

    ^ Weston 180 loafers?
  3. JohnM

    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    Nice purchases Broark and JDelage. I have the Foreman in blue -- very nice. Also have the Army Officer Trousers. Very similar to the M-1941 Chinos, but even more generous, especially in the thighs. Here are the comparative measurements (from McFly) for size 34. I wish I had the M-1941 instead. Army Officer / M-1941 Waist: 36.8" / 36.6" Rise: 12.4" / 12" Thigh: 15.5" / 14.4" LO: 8.5" / 8/3"
  4. JohnM

    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    ^ Broark, you mentioned that these are the M-1942 chinos. Are these the same as the Army Officer Trousers (264681)? I see that there's also an M-1941.
  5. JohnM

    Ooe-Yofukuten & Co.

    ^ Nice Broark. Anyone have a timeline on the OA03XX-BS? Maybe the 1927 Cone model will come first, not sure.
  6. JohnM

    Ooe-Yofukuten & Co.

    Burlap shorts, a rope belt, and no shoes Maynard ;-)
  7. JohnM

    Ooe-Yofukuten & Co.

    Earth-shattering question: Which way should the flap go? First way hides the flap better. Second way protects the jeans from the prongs. The fate of humanity is in your hands.
  8. JohnM

    FOB Factory

    ^ maybe Valley Dad Comfort jeans -- distressed, baggy, with stretch.
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    Nice fit b_F. Those back pockets make my Freewheelers 1944-45 look symmetrical. Do they come in size 35?
  10. JohnM

    The Sneakers we wear with our jeans

    Got some new Vans today, inspired by my friend Rob (raw.denim.ocd), who has a similar pair. Collaboration with FDMTL. Wild but fun, like the socks which don’t match, I know.
  11. JohnM

    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    Thanks Duke. You introduced me (and others) to FW. The fun of this hobby for me, as much as the clothes themselves, is to discover companies like Freewheelers and the people who run them, as well as those here who appreciate what they're doing. I've only scratched the surface and wish I were younger so I could wear out more FW clothes ;-)
  12. JohnM

    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    ^ The fit is interesting in that the hips and thighs are roomy, but the waist comes in -- so warning to older muffintops, myself included. There is tapering below the knee, which is nice. Other than the fact that they're a good-fitting pair of jeans, I'm impressed with the level of custom manufacturing. Again, from FW: "Yes, buttons made of iron are custom manufactured. Rivets as well. For other points… custom-made warp & weft for the fabric, and special cotton threads for sewing is also made only for us. Leather patches, red tabs… every materials for the jeans are custom manufactured. We’re just making them because there’s no satisfactory materials in the market. If they’re available in the market, we’ll buy them and use them. It’s more easy, and it means we can price products much cheaper. Hope you understand that to use custom manufactured materials isn’t absolutely wonderful, amazing thing. To make products which make us (and you!) satisfied is much more important. It is the purpose."
  13. JohnM

    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    1944-45 tchengaa and, yes, Zachary’s makes a great pizza, as you know Julian — both deep dish and cornmeal thin crust!
  14. JohnM

    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    Here you go b_F — the S601XX in 34. Looking a little dorky with the tucked in tee and high rise. Probably needed to pull the pants down a bit, but my son will only take so many photos.
  15. JohnM

    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    After noticing the asymmetry of the S601XX 1944-45 back pockets in the pic above (the right pocket is a half inch lower than the left pocket, closest to the middle seam), I reached out to Freewheelers to understand whether this was an out of spec sewing error or intentional. Here is their response. In short, I liked the jeans even with what I thought was a sewing flaw and like them even more now ;-) "Thank you very much for your purchase, we’re happy to hear you’ve got the jeans, And thanks for informing that the pocket of the jeans is tilted. Yes, the pocket is not symmetrical… it’s tilted intentionally, as the design in fact. The designer of it loves unevenness of products in that era. He loves the imperfection of old American products. He’s making asymmetrical back pockets by requesting sewing factory to do so, and by using ‘greige’ denim as vintage denim. So… pockets of other S601XX pair are tilted too (more or less). However we understands it’s not easy to accept for most of people. Every pair of modern jeans are symmetrical naturally. Compared with modern one, ours may be like defective products! Anyway, this is our way of designing jeans. We really hope you enjoy it. Best regards, Freewheelers & Co."
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