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  1. ColonelAngus

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    I haven’t noticed this. Could just be humidity or some other unknown factor
  2. ColonelAngus

    Self Edge, SF/NY/LA/PDX - updates & info

    @kiya Thanks. I actually got it backwards, the new cut has slightly more taper than last year's ripstock variant. I like the new cut better
  3. ColonelAngus

    Self Edge, SF/NY/LA/PDX - updates & info

    @kiya Re: the Stevenson Overall Recon Fatigues, have those been resized this year? I seem to recall last year's iteration having more taper. I kinda dig the new cut
  4. ColonelAngus

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    ^^ that's why I like forums. You at least get honest feedback about brands and businesses that you otherwise wouldn’t get from IG.
  5. ColonelAngus

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Another point that I made earlier is that when something becomes monetized or received as a freebie objective reviews become less frequent. When I had an IG a few years back I only posted pics of brands I owned, which wasn’t much. As I tried other brands over time I learned which ones were decent quality and which ones to avoid. Had I known about the lack of quality with certain crappy brands I likely wouldn’t have made posts about them. At the time it was mainly pics of me saying, ‘hey, look what I bought.’ My point being, I know it’s probably unlikely an influencer will post honest reviews of product as IG is only about promoting stuff rather than saying something sucks. There are some YouTube vids that I watch where the person is at least honest about their reviews— if something sucks they’ll say so.
  6. ColonelAngus

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    The enabling is what keeps me away from IG most of the time. I check out certain brand hashtags just to see what’s out there but the reality is that I’m not made of money and can’t afford to buy all the stuff I come across. It’s fun to check out every now and again but I don’t exactly miss it either if I’m not browsing the internet
  7. ColonelAngus

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    yeah, the adjusting my cuff pose is so played out. It wouldn't be as bad if it was just one person doing it but there's this tendency for other IG users to copy, rinse and repeat the same boring ideas. On the one hand, I like that there's a denim community that seem to support one another and the hobby. On the other hand, there are those that are clearly in it for personal gain and nothing else.
  8. ColonelAngus

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    It's mind boggling to me that a lot of IG influencers feel entitled to free stuff. I'd have far more respect for an influencer that posts pics of brands that he/she paid for over someone who solicited free goods
  9. ColonelAngus

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Agree @Cold Summer To me it's fairly obvious when an influencer is posting on IG as a hobby versus for monetary gain. I think, too, that when something becomes monetised it loses all authenticity. Meaning, influencers tend to shill for any brand that pays or provides free goods and thus honest representation are missing. There are, of course, those influencers that genuinely only post pics of brands they support, but it seems that far too many push shitty brands because they were paid to do so. Content matters and if an influencer is doing the same lay flat, or pic of themself shilling for some whiskey brand then i've lost interest. Very few influencers actually come up with unique content with most being mediocre at best.
  10. ColonelAngus

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    You're right. I think that there were certain businesses, especially on the West coast, that helped push the RgT brand, and IG helped a lot with that exposure. I'm not bashing RgT by any means....it's just not for me. I like 3sixteen as well and think they've been pretty consistent with their core offerings but also with their quality. I rank them #1 when it comes to US denim brands.
  11. ColonelAngus

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    @mlwdp I've never owned any RgT denim but i'm with @Cold Summer and @Broark. I never quite understood the appeal of the brand but RgT has their fans, so take my comment with a grain of salt. I'll give RgT credit though for doing their own thing.
  12. ColonelAngus

    Naked & Famous Denim

    The easiest solution would be to contact N&F and ask them about the buttons on your pair. Either their buttons have always been branded or they weren’t at some point
  13. ColonelAngus

    Naked & Famous Denim

    N&F have branded buttons and the patch on the back usually has their logo. Why do you think they’re N&F if they don’t say so?
  14. ColonelAngus

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Sadly, this has been going on for years. Levi's only goal is to increase its market share and appease its shareholders. Quality and longevity are secondary.