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JohnM last won the day on October 7 2019

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  1. JohnM

    The Rite Stuff

    Any thoughts on sizing the new Heracles shirt? I ordered L but am wondering if I should have gone XL. The L measurements look about right but it looks like these may come in a bit with washing. For reference, I'm an XL in Iron Heart shirts.
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    How do you like them Broark and how's the fit? Size 5, right?
  3. What's not to love about an oxford shirt?! Even the G9 has its place. Cardigans are tricky, though Fred Rogers made it work ;-)
  4. JohnM

    Roy. (expurgated edition)

    Roy has the most ROY! But Broark and I have a lot ;-) If only Roy made more models in size 35 (or if I lost a few pounds), his beautiful jeans in size 34 would fit me perfectly.
  5. JohnM

    Shoes that look better with age...

    After watching this short film about Max Schaaf, I'm not surprised he's wearing Roy's jeans: https://harlandbeer.com/blogs/films/first-film#
  6. JohnM

    Shoes that look better with age...

    These are great too b_F. I actually bought a pair when I was visiting a college friend in Paris over a decade ago (he had a pair). Unfortunately, I bought them too large (9.5, if I recall and I'm a 10.5 in US sizing) but I wore them anyway and they held up really well. Extremely well made. Heschungs are also made well -- close to Weston, I'd say, though I'm not an expert on shoe construction. I do remember the Westons having a very soft, comfortable, leather lining.
  7. JohnM

    Shoes that look better with age...

    b_F, Heschung makes some great shoes with a similar style, along with the Crocus, which I love: https://www.heschung.com/en/derby/2029-catalpa-coffee-anilcalf-ravel.html https://www.heschung.com/en/derby/2021-crocus-black-anilcalf-ravel.html
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    Roy. (expurgated edition)

    That's a great report Broark -- Roy is taking it to new heights with those details. Let me know next time you're out in the SF/Oakland Bay Area -- would be great to meet.
  9. Anyone familiar with Origin Maine? I realize it's pretty different from most of what we discuss here, but I have a friend who practices Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and he asked me about them. https://originmaine.com/durable-goods/bottom-game/factory-denim-jeans/ Thanks, John
  10. JohnM

    RESOLUTE by hayashi-san!

    ^ Right b_F, but does Flo have a pair of Alden cordovan loafers? ;-)
  11. JohnM

    Roy. (expurgated edition)

    Have several pairs of Roy and Ooe -- both great, sewn beautifully. If both were pianists, Roy would give a virtuosic performance and Ryo would play it as written, with a keen eye for historical detail. Both would command high ticket prices and receive standing ovations. Which is 'better' probably comes down to personal preference, fit, and body type. Roy jeans vary more in fit (depending on the model), whereas with Ooe, the top block is pretty consistent from model to model.
  12. JohnM

    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    Hi Maynard, Thanks for the input and information. The owner of the jeans and jacket (Tom) says it's only one pair of pants. By the way, they are signed by Bob Haas, but Tom has covered the signature, as we can see. Tom worked at Levi's for over a decade in various capacities and very much enjoyed his time there. John
  13. JohnM

    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    Thanks propellerbeanie for pictures of the 1966 and 1947, and also 428CJ for details regarding various models. I would like to add another pair of LVC in addition to the 1947, though it sounds like I'll have at least one criteria will have to be sacrificed (higher rise, full top block, trim legs). My recent interest in LVC spurred me to contact a friend who used to work for Levi's. Tom now owns a small clothing store in northern California but before leaving Levi's he picked up a couple pairs of jeans that were made in the Valencia Street factory. Here are some pictures. Please tell us what he has!