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  1. ColonelAngus

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Oh, I like black wefts too. 3sixteen’s shadow selvedge is exceptional
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    I think colored wefts look kinda silly as well. I’ll make exceptions for grey and/or brown wefts but anything else looks dumb.
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    W. H. Ranch Dungarees

    Dude, file a complaint with the attorney general’s office in his state. If you haven’t received anything in 2 yrs your money is as good as gone. I went through the exact same BS when Lawless Denim took everyone for a ride, but I at least got my money back after the Arizona AG got involved. Took almost 2 yrs to see that refund too.
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    W. H. Ranch Dungarees

    I’d file a complaint with the attorney general in his state
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    W. H. Ranch Dungarees

    His body language is very telling. He deliberately obscures his face in most of his posts as if he has something to hide.
  6. ColonelAngus

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Dude, we get it, you like vinegar. Next time I need to figure out how to get skidmarks out of my son's underwear using vinegar i'll be sure to tag you
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    https://www.houzz.com/discussions/2414961/don-t-use-vinegar-in-your-washing-machine There are plenty of sites out there that suggest the use of vinegar when washing clothes, but again, i'll take the advice of a repair tech over that of someone who is into DIY solutions. My ex coworker who funked up the coffee machine with vinegar also suggested I start brushing my teeth using ground up eggshells. Um, no.
  8. I don't own any of their jeans but they seem decent. The measurements for the standard kojima are perfect for me. But, i'm on a denim buying hiatus because I simply don't have enough legs to wear all the jeans in my closet.
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Look buddy, I don't know why you're getting defensive about your vinegar solution proposal, but If that's how you choose to wash your denim then that's your choice. I guess I have an aversion to my clothes stinking of vinegar. I have never experienced a mold issue with my jeans, and if I did I would use regular laundry detergent like I always do. And no, I do not use vinegar to clean my coffee machine nor will I ever. I worked with a girl who used a vinegar solution to clean the company coffee machine and my coffee tasted like shit for a week.
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    I would err on the side of caution and listen to the appliance repair tech. His job is to repair washing machines, so he/she would know better than anyone what liquids are acceptable. Besides, washing machines are built to use liquid chemicals, not liquid food stuff.
  11. ColonelAngus

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    I do cold/warm water soaks to avoid inseam shrinkage. I use the washing machine on occasion too
  12. ColonelAngus

    Studio D'artisan

    https://i.postimg.cc/XNdKS4P2/94036-E33-A6-F1-42-E0-9-F78-22-A85932-B81-E.jpg this SDA shirt is hideous. Too much bedazzler goin on
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    I haven’t noticed this. Could just be humidity or some other unknown factor
  14. 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
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    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
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    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.
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    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.
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    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
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    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.
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    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
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    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.
  22. 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.
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    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.
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    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