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  1. Bummer. Surprised to hear a denim specialist messed up your jeans. Hope your diemma gets worked out
  2. Did you have your jeans taken in by a denim specialist or a tailor?
  3. my response is late too but i'd second the IH N1 because of the alpaca lining. I'm planning on springing for the N1 deck vest sometime's a beaut.
  4. yep. This coming from someone that runs a denim company, which is truly horrifying. He's clearly talking out of his ass. I had to re-read what he said about not washing for 2 yrs. wtf? If you want to look and smell like a homeless man, or if you want to achieve epic fades then by all means, don't wash your jeans for 2 yrs. But for the rest of us on planet Earth, denim isn't endowed with some mystical properties that makes them immune to daily wear and tear.
  5. reminds me of the shirts Kramer wore on Seinfeld. I'd prefer not being labeled as a hipster doofus
  6. do a google search for the jade selvedge that came out a couple years ago -- they're essentially the same as the rusted blue selvedge.
  7. what one chooses to do with their jacket is their choice. I personally wouldn't ruin an expensive denim jacket with a patch, but that's me. I think, too, that the type of patch factors into it as well. lapel pins i'm ok with.
  8. I'm sure the construction/materials, like denim, makes them worth more. But the whole value thing is subjective. I wouldn't spend $300 for chinos but might drop $200 for a pair.
  9. those are hideous
  10. for me it depends on the article of clothing and how it fits into my wardrobe. I'm not particularly interested in adding more denim to my rotation, so ltd edition jeans do nothing for me. however, I have been slowly adding more shirts to my collection and i've been quite impressed with the flannels that IH have been putting out. I won't jump at every flannel they release, mainly because I simply don't have that kinda spare change lying around, but it sounds like the fabrics they use are woven by a small mill and therefore have limited runs. I don't think IH hypes their stuff, because not everything they do is a winner, but sometimes they get a really nice and unique looking fabric and it's a work of art, so in that regard I it's the customers who hype the brand because everyone wants their latest and greatest shirt.
  11. poverty is poverty any way you cut it. For me ethics has to do with a combination of things, such as liveable wages and work safety. I can't help but think of factory workers that have died because of a building collapse or whatever. I'm speaking in broad terms and many of the companies we buy from don't apply here, but I can't in good conscience support anyone that has little regard for its workers or has poor working conditions. I think the denim companies we support know this and think it's equally important that their clothing is ethically made. I know a lot of you probably dislike N&F but they own their own production facility and their stuff is made in Canada. Rgt, Freenote Cloth & 3sixteen has their stuff made in California from what I gather.
  12. for me it's a combination of ethics and transparency. I'd be a hypocrite if I said none of my clothing comes from third world countries, but my tastes have gotten a little more refined than 2 yrs ago and thus, I try to only buy from companies who either have a history of making quality garments, like Japanese denim companies, or those that try to keep production local. I've used Taylor Stitch as an example before but to me their business model sums it up perfectly. They started out with the MiUSA messaging and with time they started outsourcing to Portugal. Now, i'm sure part of this decision was probably because they had grown signficantly in the past 2-3 yrs and needed a production facility that could keep up with demand. But, you can't help but wonder if it was also a move to save money. If it's the former I can understand, but if it's the latter then it would put me off their brand completely. Keeping things local means keeping jobs here and the economy flowing, but at the same time, if those few production facilities here in the US aren't making quality garments then I can see why people would gravitate towards Japanese brands.
  13. Another trend I noticed on IG is dudes who cut the hem on their jeans to either get the frayed look or to show off their socks/boots. Looks pretty stupid and when I see guys falling in line and doing the same thing it makes me scratch my head. Why is this even a thing?
  14. you guys probably know about Livid Jeans, who are another Scandinavian brand from Norway that happens to make their stuff in Norway. I only perused their site so don't know with 100% certainty that all of their stuff is made there, but this just shows that it can be done.