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Iron Horse last won the day on January 12 2018

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  1. Iron Horse

    Vintage Denim?

    First-class find, Flash.
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    Unknown Non-Japanese Brands

    Really love French-style comic artists like Herge, and the best comic artist of all time IMO, Moebius.
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    If the shop's have a web site or social media then it might be better to contact them there and see if they can send you a PayPal invoice in the meantime.
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    From Rakuten:
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Waldes was formed in 1918 in NYC but is made in Japan these days by Asahi Fastener Co. Here's some history into the original company: https://www.brownstoner.com/queens/long-island-city/where-zippers-were-made-in-long-island-city/ Asahi's been around since '53, no idea when they started making repro Waldes zippers: http://www.waldes.co.jp/company2.html Their zippers are great though, I have them on my Allen Leathers jacket, Superior Labor pouch, etc. Here are some vintage examples: https://www.etsy.com/listing/677297924/vtg-40s-50s-california-sportswear-brown?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=waldes+zipper&ref=sr_gallery-1-2&cns=1 https://www.etsy.com/listing/575151786/medium-50s-black-red-plaid-wool-hunting?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=waldes+zipper&ref=sr_gallery-1-3 https://www.ebay.com/itm/1950s-1960s-Salt-Pepper-Gray-Work-Pants-Gripper-Snap-Waldes-Zipper-33x28/123704851822?hash=item1ccd623d6e:g:PhYAAOSwok9clxC0
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Cold Summer, thanks for posting what I’ve been thinking about lately. I hadn’t paid attention to it in a while, but it came to my attention that so much of what is “modern”, from the schools of thought of Gropius, Bauhaus, van der Rohe, the International, and Brutalist, etc was based on the idea of “man as machine” and is truly de-humanizing and atomizing, and in many ways “modern” clothing styles are part of that process. And is anyone really comfortable with a world like that anymore? So, I’m glad we have what we have in this area and can keep something more humanistic alive, even if it’s through clothing.
  7. In that price range, Cushman.
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    Bluecylinder japan:cushman

    Wild One: https://www.thewildone.jp/category/41/?mode=pc
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    Bluecylinder japan:cushman

    I wouldn’t mind Cushman’s black salt and pepper chinos. Also, the Brown’s Beach shawl collar cossack.
  10. Not to be pedantic, but it’s a watch pocket, not a coin pocket. That said, lint.
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    Bryceland’s tokyo and hongkong

    Buying a pair at $200 is too high, I would walk from that deal. I’m in the same boat re: limited run and working with someone to have my stuff made in Japan but I would pass if it cost me $200 per pant to buy for sewing/fabric costs. Yes, patterning, grading, buttons, tags, shipping, customs etc would drive the real production cost up, but still. Then again I don’t have B&M overhead costs to pay. I’m surprised the black western shirt is the same price. I need these kinds of margins.
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    Bryceland’s tokyo and hongkong

    Yeah, those denim chinos for example are very similar to the ones John Lofgren made some years back but are more than double the cost. I had been toying with the idea of reviving that pair and I certainly wouldn’t sell them for close to $400.
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Needs matching hat IMO.