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  1. Iron Horse

    The Leather Jacket Thread

    A place to discuss leather jackets, finally. I've got a few on my radar, including Rainbow Country's single rider (Sears Hercules repro) in veg tan horsehide: Or High Large Leathers' Guthrie model (Lee Cowboy repro) in horsehide: Or this Sugarcane adjustable collar horsehide half-belt:
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    The wabash / Stifel thread

    As mentioned in another thread, we don’t have a wabash/Stifel mega thread here. First things first, the history: “J.L. Stifel & Sons was an American textile and jeans manufacturing brand which became prominent from 1835 to 1956 and a precursor one in indigo-dyed cotton calicos. Smoother than canvas or denim but very resistant, calico made success in workwear clothing. Typical calicos such as polka dots, flowers and dotted lines on bandanas and ticking were the most popular motifs.[1] In 1833, Johan Ludwig Stifel, a young and poor German immigrant came to the United States after having been an apprentice dyer and calico printer in his homeland. Walking barefoot to preserve his shoes, he reached the burgeoning city of Wheeling in West Virginia and began to work for a local farm. However his interest in textile dying returned and in 1835, he spent all his savings on a single bolt of unbleached cotton from the local mill, hand-dyed and sold it, then repeated the process another time. A new business was about to blossom. Wheeling, as a growing industrial city, notably in the steel and cigar sectors required a large workforce and consequently cheap and reliable garments. Johan Ludwig Stifel decided to convert this demand in a business opportunity giving birth to a prosperous enterprise. Meanwhile, having been married to Barbara Becht, in 1859, his sons Louis and William joined the company which turned into J. L. Stifel & Sons. In the beginning of the twentieth century the third generation of Stifels was operating a 70,000 square foot manufacturing plant employing 50 workers. The brand logo, a boot (meaning"stiefel" in German) with the word “stifel” inside, was definitely adopted. J.L. Stifel & Sons was associated with quality and their products were exported to Latin America, the Philippines, India, Canada and Africa reaching its peak with a monthly production of 3.5 million yards of clothes.[2]” https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/J.L.Stifel_and_Sons
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    The wabash / Stifel thread

    Yep, it’s by me, thanks guys!
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    Conners Sewing Factory

    A lot of newer brands in recent years, especially the Tokyo “cool guy” brands, come from the streetwear scene and their approach to denim/heritage is definitely influenced by that, i.e. no online presence, secret shops that you have to find, staff that deem whether you’re worthy enough to shop there, etc. And yet people still fall for it.
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    My Lofgren lineup these days:
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    Conners Sewing Factory

    The CSF dumpster fire stinks more by the minute! So glad I never got into them.
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    Conners Sewing Factory

    @dudewuttheheck, have you looked into either FW or Sugar Cane jeans? I think you’ll find their 47 models might suit you more, IMO.
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    Conners Sewing Factory

    Don’t want to sound like Ed but they look a bit small in the seat IMO. That’s how my TCBs fit and I never did get over the wedgie fit.
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    Conners Sewing Factory

    Yeah I talked to denim seeker and he says he deleted the book and doesn’t seem keen on sharing it for the time being. That said I think legally he’ll be more than OK, I don’t see him being successfully sued for this. He posted this FWIW:
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    Conners Sewing Factory

    I saw that on Instagram but it’s unclear why Konaka claimed that; something about using photos from eBay listings that CSF went on to win? Edit: It’s been clarified and it was along the same lines, just not eBay but a different auction house. Either way, not a legally sound move at all by CSF, AFAIK owning an item or photo doesn’t actually transfer copyright ownership.
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    VEB inadvertently created quite the monster didn’t he. I didn’t mind when he did these types of shots back in 2014 or so, but it seems like so many aped his style.
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