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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Yes, Heddels has gone massively down hill and not just in terms of only featuring Indonesian fades. Something I would like to point out is the fact that Indonesia is still earlier on in their raw denim journey. I would imagine that in a few more years, the horizons will broaden. Perhaps not, but sikk fadez were seemingly the only thing that mattered in the western denim scene for quite some time as well. Also, we are only seeing what is likely not their entire scene. Perhaps there are some who do prefer different fades and styles, but we're only seeing what is submitted to Heddels. My guess is that this would be a very tiny minority, but it still could exist. In terms of denim fabrics, washing, fading, etc, there is definitely variety here. However, in terms of style, I would argue otherwise. I may get hate for this, but to me, the style in WAYWT is kinda basic boots, t shirt, flannel look and often streetwear-esque due to the proliferation of sneakers, Red Wing, and Viberg. Although, I will say that it has gotten more diverse, especially in 2018 which is really nice. Denimbro is not as coal miner as it used to be, but that place is dead anyway and really has been for quite some time. The elitist snobbery really went too far during the final Denimbro and it hasn't gotten any better since. Instagram was my least favorite in terms of aesthetic until I found some dudes with some really good style that don't just do the standard IG thing. Skinny jeans made by some random brand that will be dead in a year, 3Sixteen shirts and jackets, Chup socks, and boots from Truman and Red Wing are all you need. Still, the general quality of photo is better on there and the community is the only one that has really made me friends in real life (aside from @itsbenhere ) so I like it anyway. I actually really dig the Sandlot look, personally. I wear sneakers a lot now, even if I don't take pictures of them as much. I don't even know what my style is exactly. Probably "late 1940's wannabe" and I'm just fine with that. I'm happy to cosplay because I know that I, not anyone else, will ever actually look or be as cool as @volvo240thebest is.
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    Yeah this pricing is pretty intense. When I bought my 2 custom pairs of Clinch, they were a lot less money than they are on this website. I am so glad I ordered when I did.
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    Have you talked to Brian at Role Club? He isn't cheap, but he's very good. I think he would do that work. If you're willing to go outside the US, I'd give Dr. Sole a try
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    I only just tried them on! I'm showing them to some friends tomorrow and then I'll start wearing them. Yes, but then I won't have the pleasure of breaking them in myself and I can't have that Yes, a lot of his customers spec some very... interesting boots. I went with one of the most understated combinations that I could while still maintaining his signature style. I will definitely make sure these get the proper attention. Will do! You have to go to his shop to order. In person meetings are a requirement for his boots, but he is an extremely kind and gracious host. He is very easy to communicate with otherwise. He actually has fairly decent English to boot.
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    I received my White Kloud boots today. The attention to detail and craftsmanship is ridiculous. They are even better than my Clinch and Role Club boots, making them the best work boots in the world. It's not easy to get a pair, but if you ever have the chance to go to Goto-San's workshop to be measured for a pair, it's worth it. A full write up will be on my website eventually. I'm taking some time to bask in the greatness of these boots first.
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    The Leather Jacket Thread

    Thanks! This is the most intricately constructed one yet.
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    The Leather Jacket Thread

    Thanks very much! I'm quite happy with it
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    The Leather Jacket Thread

    Now all I need is better weather...
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    The Leather Jacket Thread

    They are, but they should shorten as they stack up with wear. If they don't, I can have them shortened so it's not a problem. Thanks!
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    The Leather Jacket Thread

    Got a Freewheelers Caboose this week. It's pretty amazing.
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    Waywt 2018 (denim version)

    RJB shirt Flat Head T CSF Red Wing
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    It is very close between Role Club and Clinch. The upper stitching is slightly more consistent on the Role Clubs in terms of stitch size, but the overall stitching is tighter on the Clinch boots and the stitching pattern they do is more difficult. Neither boot has any wonky upper stitches of course and are both absurdly straight. The finishing is a slight edge to Clinch and the leather is definitely superior on the Clinch boots. They have more choices and better leather overall, unless you go for cordovan on the Role Clubs. Overall, I give the slightest edge to Clinch, but the custom measurements make Role Club a better option for many. They are definitely the two best engineer boot makers and the second and third best work boot makers after White Kloud. I am excited to compare my White Kloud boots to them when they arrive. In terms of boots that are not hand welted, I put Lofgren at the top. Personally, I am not a huge fan. The last is not all that appealing to me and I don't see any special leathers to choose from. Plus, given that Whites is inconsistent in quality, I would pick Wesco over them every single time. They certainly are not bad boots from what I have seen. Even after looking at both booths for multiple years at Inspiration, I still prefer what I see from Wesco. The customer service at Role Club is top notch. Brian is a very nice person and very easy to deal with. Living so close to him is great because I had my feat measured by him personally for my boots. His wait time is fairly long, but he is very accurate in terms of estimating when he will start and complete your boots. The only negative thing I can say is that I wish he had more leather options, such as some vegetable tanned horsehide or cowhide (non-cordovan). Otherwise, I cannot recommend him enough.
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    My engineer collection: Top Center: Clinch boots by Brass Tokyo in black Japanese vegetable tanned cowhide, red upper stitching, mid brown edge finish, classic narrow last 11" height Top Right: Wesco x Standard and Strange in Horween olive waxed flesh, motor patrol last, double leather midsole, brown vibram outsoles, 12" height Bottom Right: Role Club, flat toe last, brown CXL horsehide, dark brown edge finish, one heel lift lower than standard, 11" height Bottom Left: John Lofgren in natural CXL, 11" height Top Left: Clinch by Brass Tokyo in Italian vegetable tanned horsehide, light tan contrast stitching, 9" height (I would have gone with 11" if I had the option), natural edge finish, classic narrow last.
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    Ooe-Yofukuten & Co.

    I would prefer something like a Hercules, but I think I'm going to be outvoted so I'll just settle for 01
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    Waywt 2018 (denim version)

    Conners Sewing Factory Stevenson Overall Roy Moto
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    Watches and Denim

    Yup. Wasn't a watch guy before. Got a really nice watch, still preferred to spend the money on other things.
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    Waywt 2018 (denim version)

    RMC A2, Freewheelers shirt, Hollows belt, Stevenson trousers, Role Club boots
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    Nice! That's great information for European buyers.
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    Japan Trip

    Please do! I would love to hear about and see everyone's experiences. I need ideas for my next trip
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    If that 20% discount can go toward Clinch, then yes it might work out given European import charges. I was unaware of the import charge. That is good to know.
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    Contact Clinch directly. MUCH cheaper than Pancho and Lefty.
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    Watches and Denim

    Unfortunately, I have not sold it yet. However, that is an excellent selection and I may do that. Looks perfect.
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    Watches and Denim

    Because I want more boots, my SBGT241 is going up for sale... Great watch, but I'd rather have more boots than a watch