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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    I'm OK with that becoming the new official logo.
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    The Leather Jacket Thread

    I think as of now it probably is. The black Mulholland is close. The biggest difference is the sleeve length of the RMC works better for me.
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    The Leather Jacket Thread

    Haha yeah it's funny looking back at that post. I still would have preferred a normal Shinki leather without a doubt. However, the design and sizing of the jacket appealed to me too much. Realizing/being told that the jacket was actually dark brown and not black pushed me over the edge. So it's more that the benefits of the jacket outweighed my misgivings about the leather.
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    I own Flame Panda and Lofgren boots and love both. Personally, I really love Flame Panda's work. Peng (the owner) is a very nice guy and pricing is pretty competitive in my opinion given how high quality the product is. He also posts my favorite instagram stories because he posts about his local cuisine and cultural festivals and things like that which is fantastic. @Broark to more directly answer the pricing question: My monkey boots from Flame Panda made with Maryam vegetable tanned horsehide were $685. This includes hand welted construction and hand sewn midsole/outsole stitching as well. His shop is just him and his immediate family so I think there's only a couple or three people actually making the boots. To me, that's a pretty fantastic price. The quality is pretty high in my opinion. The only boots I own that I can say are made even more nicely are my White Klouds. He has quite a few other leather options as well. Quite a few horsehides and cowhides from Italy and Horween as well as several cordovan options as well. I think cordovan boots can be over $1,000- $1,500 with the Horween horsehide costing the most. I think if you got my same boots with CXL, they would be less money. I'm not sure how much less, but the leather swings the price quite a bit. @julian-wolfis right and engineers are slightly more money, but less than $100 more... maybe only around $50 more or something like that. The leather and whether or not you get norwegian stitching makes a bigger difference in the price than the boot style. Sounds like an ad, but I really am thrilled with my boots. I already have another pair on order and I don't make second orders often.
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    The Leather Jacket Thread

    This is pretty difficult. Others may disagree of course, but figuring out how leather jackets fit was certainly a learning experience for me. If you are going custom in any way, make sure you do not just send your body measurements to the maker and just hope they give you the correct size. I did this twice and it turned out poorly both times. Personally, I feel leather jackets tend to look best fairly trim and look worse oversized than a denim jacket for example. However, I also need to allow for more room in the chest with a leather jacket than with cotton/fabric jackets. I can button up my Mister Freedom Ranch blouse which has a 40" chest in total and my largest Freewheelers leather jacket all have chests at least 3" wider and feel just as tight in terms of movement when zipped up. Material also makes a difference. My horsehide jackets are much stiffer than my deerskin jacket for example. It depends on how you like your jackets to fit as well. I tend to undersize my jackets due to my short height and wide chest so they won't be too long (and I still had to shorten the sleeves on two of my leather jackets.) Basically, in my experience it is a very fine line between a leather jacket that looks great, one that is too big, and one that is too small. For me, I had to make a lot of mistakes before getting it right and I still make mistakes sometimes in terms of getting jackets that fit right. Maybe if you're less fussy than me or have a different body type, you have an easier time. If you can get a fit jacket first from whoever you order from (if you go custom) or go try some leather jackets on in person and measure those to see how you like the fit and comfort, I think that would help a lot.
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    Happy jeans: TCBxSufu S40s WW2 contest thread

    Well my cotton jackets are all on the shorter side now which helps and I am replacing a couple of longer leather jackets with some shorter ones so I'm in the process.
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    Happy jeans: TCBxSufu S40s WW2 contest thread

    I like the high rise in terms of comfort and I think it looks good when I just wear a t shirt, but it does make some of my jackets look too long which is something that I don't like.
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    Conners Sewing Factory

    Please do! I'll be posting my new pair when they show up, but now he's saying they won't be ready until early 2021...
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    Yeah he would Understood. I'm not a wedge sole guy, but I find even boots with the thickest midsoles to be more comfortable over a full day than sneakers, so wedge soles just aren't my thing. However, I know that a lot of people swear by their comfort.
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    When I read this I am imagining Ed lurking, frothing at the mouth wanting to be able say that this proves his dislike of Lofgren to be correct. What you said previously is partly why I don't like wedge soles or any type of synthetic sole. In my experience, leather insoles and midsoles help provide support and help keep the structure of the outsole overall. I like that substantial feeling of boots. Would you replace these with another wedge sole of some kind or actually get a stacked leather heel of some type?
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    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    My guess is that is referring to the colors in the tweed which are usually a mix of several colors, not a mix of materials. I have several pairs of Harris Tweed trousers and they all have at least 3-4 colors in each fabric.
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    For me, it's been very natural to incorporate them into my wardrobe. They're easily my favorite style of boot. I personally don't see that as that "different" so I feel comfortable wearing them with just about anything. I would say the only thing I don't wear them with usually is baseball caps. Of course, I really love engineers so I don't think everyone shares my way of thinking. Just confidently wear them with whatever you want. I wear them to work and most people don't bat an eye. My only tips would be these two: Firstly, I personally think engineers look better with wider leg openings, at least 8.5" at half measurement. Secondly, just be ready for some heel slip. Even in my best fitting engineers, I experience at least some level of heel slip. It's not an issue for me, but some people can't stand it.
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    Conners Sewing Factory

    Great fit on those @Flash
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    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    Wow it really doesn't look like it would fit that tight.
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    The Leather Jacket Thread

    Didn't you hear? That's how they're fixing the sizing issues on the TCB 40s jeans. They're not changing the size chart or measurements at all, they're just going to change the "waist" measurement to say "chest" instead.
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    The Leather Jacket Thread

    I would say that the jacket still looks much too large for you.
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    The Leather Jacket Thread

    The body looks too big, but the sleeves look good. The chest may be ok, but the bottom opening/waist definitely looks too big IMO.
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    The Leather Jacket Thread

    Yeah that's unfortunate. I hope you get yours soon.
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    The Leather Jacket Thread

    Yeah he's still around, but wait times seem to be up to 4 years plus poor communication from what I understand. I would be fine with a long wait if it was said to be that from the outset, but that doesn't seem to be the case there.
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    Yeah, that's why I think they look so atrocious. It's a shame because I really like a lot of Wesco's boots. For me, they are probably the easiest engineers for me to get on and off. Unlike you, I find my Lofgrens pretty easy to get on and off, but mine are CXL, not the horsehide that you have. The Attractions are even easier for me personally. People have described them as "leaning forward" and I will admit they do feel like that a bit, but it doesn't bother me.
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    They look like toddler shoes that someone enlarged.
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    The Leather Jacket Thread

    That is one beautiful A2 jacket.
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    I've washed several pairs of jeans in the machine and then tumble dried them and never had any issues with streaking.
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    Happy jeans: TCBxSufu S40s WW2 contest thread

    Congrats @buler!
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    UES Denim

    Beautiful shirt @Cold Summer Unique color combo that I think really works.
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