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  1. https://www.etsy.com/listing/962173259/victorian-buttons-metal-painted?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=vintage+lot+metal+buttons&ref=sr_gallery-2-35&organic_search_click=1
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    iconic denim photos

    Livestock auction, San Angelo, Texas, 1939
  3. When I was a kid and we'd go to the shoe store or department store to buy shoes for me, the salesmen there, aside from always using a Brannock device with those thin disposable black socks, would also press down on the end of the shoe to make sure there was about an inch of space between the end of the big toe and the front of the shoe. Some people call this the rule of thumb; that is, there should be as much empty room as the width of your thumb. Some people prefer a half inch of space there, but it seems to me in recent years that there's this trend in the heritage/amekaji/etc. community for people to size down too much on their shoes and boots as much as possible to avoid any semblance of heel slip, roominess, etc.
  4. Not an expert on the '60s, but in recent years I've read up on the differences in how laundry was done pre-1950s after noticing the difference that very hot, even boiling, water makes on washing jeans and how vintage jeans showed the same characteristics. Plus, there were the different soaps, and stuff like fels-naptha being used, not to mention stuff like water softening or lead pipes and potential effects. Anyway, it seems laundry soap formulas kept changing: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laundry_detergent Maybe you need soap with linear alkylbenzenesulfonates? Also perhaps a wringer washer, and sun drying. This is next-level ASMR:
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    Sugar Cane Denim

    Back when I was at Heddels we ran a piece on this: https://www.heddels.com/2017/04/of-price-and-yen-the-effects-of-japanese-retailers-selling-abroad/ tl;dr Japanese brands with overseas retailers have, in some cases, long-lasting relationships with them, but if everyone that was scared off by Rakuten flocked to Denimio and OD instead, said retailers would no longer sell enough to justify carrying those brands and the business relationships would wither. At least that's what I gather. Interestingly, I'm not sure I've ever seen Denimio give an interview on the subject; has anyone else?
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Someone missed the second part of the "Write drunk, edit sober" edict!
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    I love the "no poseurs allowed" disclaimer with the unintentional typo pun: - This is for real vintage denim enthusiasts. If you don't know about antique/vintage 501, please don't order. You will waist your money.
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    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    Freewheelers Vanishing West 601XX 1943 worn for almost three years:
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    Vintage clothing and footwear

    I would say by the 1940s this style began to disappear; most work shirts even would have “button-through” chest pockets as standard, something that in the 1920s wasn’t always standard. Interested to see how collars changed; I know that at the turn of the century and even into the 1910s collars tended to be shorter and more square, not spearpoints of the 1930s and ‘40s:
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    Vintage clothing and footwear

    Here’s a 1930s shirt with a similar pocket, just slightly narrower and taller:
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Merry Christmas and to all a good night!
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Who is the gentleman in the photo?
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Look what comes up when I send a link to superdenim on Instagram:
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    It’s OK, I’ll be offended on your behalf B!
  • Nike Green Gyakusou Logo Running T-Shirt
    $US 55