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ColonelAngus

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  1. I would also say that the type of denim makes a difference in how much shrink you get with sanforized. I have a pair of LHT that didn’t shrink at all after many washes and others that shrunk a half inch to an inch. Not sure why that is but this has been my experience. Which is basically what you’re saying lol
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    Ande Whall Denim

    True, but I won’t spend money I don’t have.
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    Ande Whall Denim

    ^^ Those black Ande Whalls are tempting. My size too. But, I’m on a spending freeze right now
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    Buzz Rickson

    I don’t own any BR pieces but if I did I wouldn’t wear anything with military stenciling. Really glad to see History Preservation offering non-stenciled items. Personally, I’d feel kinda silly wearing something like that. I have this image in my mind of strangers asking me if I belong to some WW2 re-enactment group
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    @ecsong187 Didn’t BOW used to carry SDA before? I have a couple of things I bought from them a few years ago and seem to recall them selling SDA denim
  6. @Down In Albion you have to be more specific. Pricing is usually reflected in materials, labor and the fact that Japanese denim is usually small batch.
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    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.
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    railcar fine goods

    He made a post complaining about the work done on his Lee’s, not a $350 pair of PBJ’s.
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    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.
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    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
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    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.
  17. @japanalogue any chance you’ll do a future interview with UES denim? This is a brand I’d like to know more about
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    This corduroy jacket by Lee x Alife really hurts my eyes
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    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
  21. @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