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  1. ColonelAngus

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    How do you clean that thing, with dog shampoo?
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    railcar fine goods

    This is why I think these matters should be kept between the buyer and seller. You had good experiences, unfortunately, one negative comment can hurt a business even if that business has done hundreds of these jobs with hundreds of satisfied customers. Should RC fix the problem? Absolutely, but there are always two sides to a story and I think it's premature to judge the merits of the OP without knowing RC's perspective.
  3. ColonelAngus

    railcar fine goods

    He made a post complaining about the work done on his Lee’s, not a $350 pair of PBJ’s.
  4. ColonelAngus

    railcar fine goods

    @julian-wolf for every bad experience you read about there might be 5 positives you didn’t. I just don’t see how productive it is to rant about this publicly to a bunch of strangers and expect everyone to be sympathetic. If it were me I’d try to resolve the issue with the company privately. If that fails then I’d chock it up to a loss and consider it a learning experience. Mistakes happen and maybe there was some miscommunication that we don’t know about. I’m not trying to be a jerk — I just believe these types of outcomes should be between the buyer and seller and behind closed doors.
  5. ColonelAngus

    railcar fine goods

    1. Because nobody cares and 2. it 's very childish to air your grievances on a public forum, even going so far as to threaten to post emails. I'm not a fan-boy fwiw but in this instance I just can't abide with someone who sounds like they're throwing a tantrum.
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    UES Denim

    I wish UES offered bigger sizes for their jackets. Their type III only goes up to 4 and is raw which would make it unwearable. I prefer one wash. They have a few other tops that only go up to 3 as well
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    Belts

    @cmr_reed If you like the Hollows belt then go for it. I mentioned the Rancourt belt because of price and materials. Plus, I own one in Carolina brown and it’s served me well.
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    Belts

    @cmr_reed https://www.rancourtandcompany.com/accessories/belts/chromexcel-belt.html
  9. ColonelAngus

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Yep. It goes without saying that not washing your jeans leads to holes and blowouts much faster. Swamp ass in denim is a thing. Makes my skin crawl when I read about dudes that never wash their jeans.
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    3sixteen Jeans

    @noobedloser washing might help get additional starch out but you gotta wear them to truly soften them up. I’ve got a pair of 120x and I think I’ve machine washed them once and tub soaked twice. I’ve worn them quite a bit and they are just now getting soft.
  11. @japanalogue any chance you’ll do a future interview with UES denim? This is a brand I’d like to know more about
  12. ColonelAngus

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    This corduroy jacket by Lee x Alife really hurts my eyes
  13. ColonelAngus

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Yeah that was pretty funny. On the one hand, BOW is a business and they're free to do what they want. I think the criticism might stem from the fact that we've become a society of instant gratification, so things like Black Friday/Cyber Monday are getting pushed onto consumers earlier. It may sound like a bit of a paradox for companies to be anti-Black Friday but I think the idea is that consumerism has run amok and when you do early sales you're basically only appealing to the crowd that otherwise wouldn't pay full price for anything anyways. I'm not saying it's right or wrong. All of us are guilty of looking for good deals at some point. Personally, i've grown tired of these sales and don't spend as much as I used to. I'm content with the things I have and don't feel the need to buy something on sale for the sake of saving a few bucks. If I want an article of clothing bad enough i'll pay full price for it.
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    I think they’re trying to do what Patagonia is doing in terms of sustainability. But, I don’t find it sustainable to source manufacturing in third world countries and then have them shipped to the US. Seems to me their carbon footprint would be even bigger since they’re now manufacturing in several foreign countries instead of one. I might consider their MiUSA stuff but nothing else
  15. @JDelage I think it looks fine. I suspect that you’ll still get a little shrinkage out of it even though it’s one wash
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Hmmm. Taylor Stitch henleys cost $68 and are made in Honduras. 3sixteen’s henleys are $62 and MiUSA. How does that work exactly? Think I’ll stick with 3:16
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Just because one is into repro doesn’t mean they can’t be fashionable at the same time. If I buy a deck jacket it’s to keep me warm first and foremost, not to look like an old timey deck hand from WW2. I personally would not wear something if it didn’t look good on me. It’s like guys who wear frumpy ill fitting suits versus guys that prefer a more tailored look.
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Arms look baggy af. How does it fit in the chest?
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Agree. I’m not into STF denim but I always soak/wash my jeans no matter what. Had a new pair that I didn’t wash for a year and sure enough, blowouts in the crotch, back of knee and cuff. Have another pair of N&F I’ve had for about 4 yrs and those have been washed a ton and still going strong
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    The Flat Head

    Rivet and Hide used to have it as well as TFH site. Haven’t seen it elsewhere
  21. ColonelAngus

    Trophy Clothing

    Looks like this one: https://www.bestmadeco.com/products/kersey-ranch-coat?taxon_id=1459
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    Self Edge, SF/NY/LA/PDX - updates & info

    Why are SC’s shirt sleeves so short? I’ve been wanting to try their flannels but can’t get over the sleeve length
  23. ColonelAngus

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    I don’t own an N1 but I suspect the BR one is durable. They’re made from whipcord and the BR one is a repro so made to withstand the elements. I’m guessing others like IH and Mister Freedom also make durable N1’s. The Red Tail N1 looks thin and like it wouldn’t do a good job keeping you warm in harsh weather
  24. ColonelAngus

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    It looks nice but $550 for a jacket with thinsulate lining? If i'm gonna spend that kinda dough on a deck jacket i'd rather have alpaca lining for maximum warmth
  25. ColonelAngus

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    I don't know what's going on over at Filson HQ but good lord, they have the worst customer service ever. I've seen people leaving comments on their IG page saying as much but now I know. I sent them a product inquiry email Sep 30th and only just received a response yesterday. Yep, almost a full month to answer a simple question. I gave up after a week lol